Dating violence prevention resources

28 Feb

Dating violence can be prevented before it starts with early intervention.By helping youth to establish positive relationship-building skills in preteen and teen years, certain risk factors for dating violence victimization or perpetration can be mitigated.Arguments, jealousy, accusations, insecurity, the thrill and excitement. What looks like love might just be abusive (excessive jealousy/ possessiveness /over-attentiveness).And you might end up giving up things about yourself that you wish, later, you hadn’t.It’s also important to address family violence in the home.Children exposed to IPV and child maltreatment are more likely to themselves become involved in IPV throughout adolescence and adulthood as both victims and perpetrators.

Take a look at the links below for additional input on what to look for and how to stay safe!If you suspect a teen is experiencing an abusive relationship or are unsure of the warning signs, the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline will offer immediate and confidential support.Every year, about one in 10 high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their partner.Let’s face it - Dating Relationships are just hard.There’s so much drama involved – don’t act like you don’t know what we’re talking about here.