During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, La Casa’s Teen Program ramps up its year-round efforts and implements special programming to educate Bay Area youth about dating violence and the services available to those affected by it.
Through various activities, La Casa is raising its voice to empower youth to recognize abuse, to demand healthy relationships for themselves…
Teen dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behavior used to control another person.
It can be: Like adult domestic violence, teen relationship abuse affects all types of teens, regardless of how much money your parents make, what your grades are, how you look or dress, your religion, or your race.
An estimated 3 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men in the U. Among teens, national survey data show that about 1 in 3 youth ages 14-20 report experiencing dating violence, including physical, sexual, or psychological aggression (5). Adolescent victims of dating violence are more likely than their non-victimized peers to use substances, show symptoms of depression/anxiety, and engage in antisocial, suicidal, or risky sexual behavior (5, 6). Despite the decline, county rates of domestic violence calls for assistance continue to vary widely, ranging from 2.7 to 45.9 per 1,000 adults ages 18-69 in 2014. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students.
Then the aggressor isolates the teen from friends and family.
These feelings and actions are red flags that can escalate to verbal and physical threats, putdowns, cyber-bullying, emotional manipulation and physical violence.
It can also put you at risk for other health problems, such as:.
Abusive relationships can have good times and bad times.