Domestic and Relationship Violence
By: Hannah Waesch
Dating Violence Facts
- About 2 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner.
- 1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive relationship.
- 57% of teens say they know a person who has been abused.
- Most abused victims admit that they didn't want to tell because they were afraid of exposing the abuser.
- 81% of parents thought that dating violence wasn't an issue.
- Victims will almost always show signs of depression.
- 40% of girls say they know someone who has been hit by their boyfriend.
- 1 in 10 teens report being physical abused each year.
- 1 in 4 teen report being verbally, sexually, emotionally abused each year.
- 13.4% of males report of being abused each year.
Causes of Violence
Causes of Violence
- A sense of entitlement
- Thinking they can get away with it
- Thinking they have more power
- Learned experience that abusing gets you what you want
- Thinking their lives take priority
- Peer group provoking them
- Gender-role identity
- Takes your money
- Gets jealous of your friends
- Controls what you see
- Controls who you talk to
- Embarrasses you
- Destroying property
- Threatens you
- Pressuring you to do things you don't want to do
- Controls your decisions
- Looking at you on ways you don't like
- Know the signs of doemestic abuse
- Get educated- People need to be familiar with what to look for in an abusive relationship
- Get backup- If a relationship gets too hard to handle, it's okay to ask for help.
- Make the call- Again, if a relationship is abusive, separate yourself and call help.
- Have an intervention plan- If you really care, try to help your loved one into becoming better.
- Provide relief- Don't put yourself in a position where you are so scared to walk out if the house, get some relief and separate yourself.
- Document- Document what happens to you or someone you love to boost credibility if you want to take legal action.
- Empower- Listen to people that will build your confidence enough to take action.
- Take legal action- If things become severe,my out have to get away because things will get worse.
- Be a resource- Provide/ get assistance you or someone else needs to feel safe.
- Getting the victim in a safe place
- Informing them and empowering the victims
- Having a safety plan- maintaining essential peace and place a restraining order on the abuser