Dating educator guide teen violence
Break the Cycle Futures Without Violence Intimate Partner Violence(Center for Disease Control and Prevention) Love is Not Abuse Love is Respect National Domestic Violence Hotline National Sexual Violence Resource Center Prevent Connect Texas Council on Family Violence Violence Against Women(United States Department of Justice) Violence Against Women Online Resources What is Dating Violence?
Dating Violence is the use of harassing, controlling, and/or abusive behavior to maintain power and control over a partner in a romantic relationship.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, teen violence can also be caused by frustration due to learning disorders, emotional distress, or attention deficits (1).
In some cases teens do not know how to appropriately channel their frustrations and act out in anger as a form of release.
Although more than two-thirds of victims never report the abuse to an adult, over 80% of high school counselors report that they feel unprepared to address abuse that occurs at their school.
Engaging educators, parents, and teens can help break the pattern.
A list of helpful resources for parents, students, and staff has been provided in the web sites below.
Anyone can be a victim of dating violence, regardless of age, race, or gender.
Types of violence may include: For additional statistics, the web sites listed below include Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data and Reports and the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) Survey Results.
Even though school shootings account for less than 1% of homicides among youth (1), the sensational nature of such violent acts imprints itself on our minds.
Additionally, a recent hearing regarding violent video games in the U. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce (2) has once again highlighted concerns over possible causes of teen violence.If teens see violence at home, in the movies, in video games, or on the street, they are more inclined to copy such behaviors (3).