Domestic & Relationship Abuse
Dating Violence Facts
- People who have suffered this have consequences like alcoholism, eating disorders, and violent thoughts.
- 1 in 3 people have abusive relationships.
-25% of girls in high school in the U.S have suffered abuse.
-females between 16-24 are more likely to be abused.
-Abuse starts in relationships between 6th-12th.
- A few states don't consider violent relationships domestic abuse.
-50% of people in abusive relationships will attempt suicide.
-Only 1/3 of people in abusive relationships will tell soemone about it or get help.
-Teens usually don't seek help because they are scared of the outcome of what would happen after they do.
Warning Signs of Violence
-puts you down, makes you feel bad.
-extremely jealous of other guys/girls you talk to.
-you are quiet around your partner scared you will make them mad by what you say.
- You stop seeing your friends and family.
-there is unexplained injuries.
-says it's not a big deal when addressing violent behavior.
-you cancel plans a lot last minute.
- if your partner controls your behavior, what you wear, and your social life.
-(if you have a child) your child is upset a lot and quiet and won't say what's wrong.
Causes of Violence
-belief you should be dominate over your partner.
-belief there will be no consequences to being violent.
-thinks that if you are abusive you get what you want.
-belief that they are the priority in the relationship.
-gets violent after doing drugs or drinking alcohol.
-your partner has anger management issues.
Treatment of Abuse
-go to couples counseling.
-Leave them and move to a safe place.
Prevention of Violence
-Ring the doorbell if you hear violence happening next door as a distraction.
-Bring back up, like another friend if you are too scared to talk to him/her alone.
-Or be the backup help your friend if you know they are being abused.
-make the call as soon as possible, call 911.
-Be on standby, get ready to make a getaway, gave your car full of gas, phone fully chartered to call 911.
-check in regularly to make sure nothing bad is happening to the person being abused.
-if someone tells you they're being abused believe them and get help for them.
-make an intervention call hotlines to seek help for the victim.
-Document, make sure you have records, dates, times, and proof of everything that has happened.