Domestic abuse

By: Jeslyn Roseberry

Dating violence facts

  • 1 in 5 high school girl students say that they were physically or even mentally abused .
  • 20% percent of all girls who are killed are killed by there dating partner
  • 58% of rape victims are raped from the ages of 12-24 years of age
  • 1.5 million high school students say that they are physically abused by there dating partner in a year .
  • Violent behavior usually begins between the ages of 12-24
  • Only about 33% of teens told someone about there abusive relationship
  • 1in 10 high school students has been profusely slapped or physically hurt by there boyfriend or girlfriend
  • In comparison to married couples teenage couples are more likely to have an abusive relationship
  • LGBT teen couples are more likely to have an abusive relationship then a heterosexual couple is
  • Research says that teen boys are more violent then girls are because girls have no way of self defense.


Dating violence

Warning signs

  • Physical. Any use of force that causes pain or injury, such as hitting, kicking or slapping.
  • Sexual. Abuse can include sexual harassment, sexual assault or manipulating a person into having sex by using guilt or threats
  • Emotional and/or verbal. Constant criticism, threatening to hurt loved ones or harassment at school or in the workplace
  • Economic. Controlling a person’s income or financial assistance, misusing one’s credit or making it difficult for a person get or maintain a job
  • Psychological. Minimizing or blaming a person for the abuse, intimidation and/or threats or destroying property


Causes of violence

  • Lying,cheating,stealing
  • Stereotypes in the relationship
  • Isolation from family and friends
  • Lack of self esteem
  • Control issues
  • Jealousy
  • Physical behavior

Treatments of violence

  • Couple counseling
  • Trauma therapies
  • Psychologic counseling

Prevention of violence

  • Call the police if you see or hear evidence of domestic violence.
  • Speak out publicly against domestic violence. For example, if you hear a joke about beating your spouse, let that person know you aren't ok with that kind of humor.
  • Maintain a healthy, respectful romantic relationship as a model for your children and others.
  • Refer your neighbor, co-worker, friend, or family member to a domestic violence outreach organization if you suspect he or she is being abused.
  • Consider reaching out to your neighbor, co-worker, friend, or family member that you believe is being abusive by talking to him or her about your concerns
  • . Educate others on domestic violence by inviting a speaker from your local domestic violence organization to present at your religious or professional organization, civic or volunteer group, workplace, or school.
  • Encourage your neighborhood watch or block association to watch for domestic violence as well as burglaries and other crimes.
  • Donate to domestic violence counseling programs and shelters. Be especially vigilant about domestic violence during the stressful holiday season.
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