Domestic Abuse

Gessica Skorka

Relationship Violence

Dating Violence Facts

1- 1.5 million kids are hurt in a violent relationship

2- Teens who suffer from domestic violence have long term effects such as alcoholism and drug abuse

3- 1 in 3 teens will be in an abusive relationship

4- 33% of adults are in a verbal, sexual, physical or emotional domestic relationship

5- Violent behaviors begin in between 6th-12th grad

6- 72% of 13 and 14 year olds that are dating, have or are being a domestic relationship

7- Teens usually do not confront someone about their issues because they don't want to be exposed or mad fun of

8- 58% of rape victims say they were raped when they were around 12-26

9- Using alcohol can cause an abusive relationship

10- 20% of girls who were between 16-19 years old were reported to be killed by their dating partner

Warning Signs

1-showing symptoms of trauma

2-using alcohol

3-having friends involved in do,editor relationships

4- having behavior problems in other areas

5-believe dating violence is okay

6- being exposed to harsh parenting or inconsistent violence

7-not having supervision

8- being depressed

9- drug use

10- has been in a prior domestic relationship

Causes of Violence

1- stress

2- miscommunication

3- low self esteem

4- jealousy

5-anger issues

6-strong emotions

7- drug or alcohol abuse

Treatment of Violence

1- talking abut the problems

2- therapy

3- breaking up with the other

Prevention of Violence

1- get your community educated: tell others about what to look for when someone might be in a domestic violence relationship

2- Have a backup plan: if you are in a domestic violence relationship, always have a backup plan, where to go if something goes wrong, who to tell

3- going to therapy: going to therapy can help you and your partner talk about your problems and talk about why he or she acts this ways, etc...

4- talk to someone you trust: talking to someone you trust can help you get their opinion on the situation, and can help you make the right choice

5- have respect for all people: no matter what color, race or sexuality, always have respect for you and your peers

6- model nonviolent actions in front of your peers: if people see you acting violent, they might act that way around you, and hunk it's okay.

7-go to educational things: go to things that help you learn about how to prevent domestic violence

8- Change your attitude: if you're being domestically abused in a relationship, if you change your attitude when you're dealing with an abusive partner, you can be bold enough to maybe even tell them to stop or tell someone about it.

9-knowledge: make sure you know what a domestic violence relationship looks like and what to do if you're in one.

10- say no: if you say no, you are showing you're firm and strong and confident. if they decide to hurt you, then you can take it to court