Dating violence facts
- Dating violence is the highest among the 15-24 age group, making up 43% of all incidents of dating violence.
- Young women between the ages of 15-19 experience 10 times more violence in relationships then young men.
- 13% of girls who said they have been in a relationship report being physically abused.
- More than 1 in 4 girls in a relationship (26%) report being verbally abused.
- 1 in 3 youth report knowing a friend or peer who has been physically abused by their partner.
- 62% of youth (age 11-14) who have been in a relationship say they know friends who have been verbally abused.
- 1 in 5 girls who have been in a relationship have had their boyfriend threaten violence or self-harm if presented with a break-up.
- Young women between the ages of 15 to 24 are killed nearly three times the rate for all female victims of domestic homicide.
- 66% of all female victims of sexual assault are under the age of twenty-four, and 11% are under the age of eleven.
- Youth under 18 represented 22% of the Canadian population in 2004 but made up 58% of victims of sexual offences.
- Excessive jealousy
- Constantly checking in with you or making you check in with him or her
- Attempts to isolate you from friends and family
- Insulting or putting down people you care about
- Is too serious about the relationship too quickly
- Has had a lot of bad prior relationships, and blames all of the problems on the previous partners
- Is very controlling, which may include giving you orders, telling you what to wear and trying to make all of the decisions for you
- Blames you when he or she treats you badly by telling you all of the ways you provoked him or her
- Does not take responsibility for own actions
- Has an explosive temper (“blows up” a lot)
Causes of violence
provocation by the intimate partner
economic hardship, such as prolonged unemployment
Treatment of violence
- Couples Counseling
- Family counseling
Prevention of violence
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Be a nurturing parent. Children need to know that they are special, loved and capable of following their dreams. Learn about how children grow and mature and have realistic expectations of what your child can and cannot do.
- Number Two
Help a friend, neighbor or relative. Being a parent isn’t easy. Someone you know may be struggling with his or her parenting responsibilities. Offer a helping hand- take care of the children, so the parent(s) can rest or spend time together.
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