Abuse & Relationship Violence

By: Haven Horn

Dating Violence

1. Females roughly between 16 and 24 are 3x's more likely to be abused by a intimate partner than the rest of the population

2. Violent behavior often begins between 6th and 12th grade

3. People who suffer from dating abuse are more likely to get into drugs and alcohol

4. Roughly 1.5 highschool boys and girls admit to being in an abusive relationship

5. 33% of adolescents are victims of physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual abuse

6. 25% of highschool girls are abused sexually and/or physically

7. 50% of teens who experience rape, physical, or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide

8. People who are abused hesitate to find help or are unaware of the dating abuse laws

9. Only 1/3 of people in abusive relationships tell people about the violence

10. 1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship

Warning Signs

1. Accuse you of cheating and being disloyal

2. Make you feel worthless

3. Physically hurts you

4. Threatens you or someone you love

5. Threatens to hurt themselves

6. Try's to control what you do and who you see

7. Isolates you

8. Pressures or forces you into having sex

9. Controls access to your money

10. Stalks you and/or calls you constantly and/or following you

Causes of Violence

1. Causes embarrassment with bad-names or put down

2. Attempts to control what partner wears

3. Acts like abuts isn't a big deal or denies it's happening

4. Likes partner to be available all the time

5. Threatens to hurt themselves

6. Critical about appearance or behavior

7. Plays games to put blame on survivor

Treatment of Violence

1. Go to therapy

2. Find a safe place to talk about your problems

3. Talk bout the problem with partner

Prevention of Violence

1. Knowledge is power

2. Don't compare

3. You are worthy

4. Don't walk in unless you're willing to walk out

5. Jealousy can be a destroyer

6. Beware of isolation

7. Assess threats

8. Know if it's high-risk

9. The abuser is not your responsibility

10. Develop a safety plan

11. Use your resources

12. Create an emotional safety plan