Domestic and Relationship Violence

By: Hannah Waesch

Domestic Abuse and Relationship Violence

You may think you are in a healthy relationship with someone. Sometimes abuse is not easy spot . See if your relationship is abusive or not!

Dating Violence Facts

Dating Violence-

  • 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.

Treatment

  • 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