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Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling. These signs typically start early in the relationship. These behaviors are often thought to be a “normal” part of a relationship. But these behaviors can set the stage for more serious violence like physical assault and rape.Join us as we discuss teen dating violence, the statistics and signs, the long term impact and what can be done to prevent this fromhappening to your child.
Young adult relationships that turn violent is a big problem, affecting youth in every community across the nation.
Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
One quarter of high school girls have been victims of physical or sexual abuse.
Approximately 70% of college students say they have been sexually coerced.
Why Focus on Young People?
Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence -- almost triple the national average.
Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.
The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.
About 72% of eighth and ninth graders are “dating".
Lack of Awareness
Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.
Eighty one percent of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.
A teen’s confusion about the law and their desire for confidentiality are two of the most significant barriers stopping young victims of abuse from seeking help
Join me and special guest speaker Dr. Barbara Lavi as we discuss break-up violence followed by workable solutions and healthy ways to have a intimate relationship. Tune in this Friday night June 6th at 9pm CT at www.blogtalkradio.com/ritahodges or call in live at 646-929-0421.
Special Guest: Minister Qarlah Prince of Roots of the Heart International Foundation Teen Violence In Dating – (10 minutes) What is teen dating violence? Defined as the physical, emotional/psychological, and sexual violence with a dating relationship and this includes stalking. In our 21 century society, it can also occur electronically (CDC, 2013). Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013). Teen and Dating Violence. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/teen_dating_violence.html
GUEST: MELISSA SEIGEL, Information and Education Coordinator for Mecklenburg County Community Support Services Women’s Commission
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and brings programs and presentations to teens across the country with the hope that educating them about what to expect in a healthy relationship will stop the cycle of violence that’s being accepted as normal.
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Did you 1.5 million high school students in the U.S. admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantically involved with. Sunday 8pm EST, join us in honor of October’s ‘Domestic Violence Awareness’ month as the Emotion Picture Radio Show helps spread the word about the dangers of intimate partner abuse with our very special guest, teen community service group, “The Leading Ladies” of Rochester, NY…. Domestic violence isn’t just an adult problem!!!
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Does your teen know the signs of abuse or the difference between love and abuse? Is your teen empowered to keep safe during dating relationships? One in three teens experience dating violence, which makes it vitally important to educate teens and their families on this issue. Therefore, join us in a revealing conversation with Sara Gonzalez, Community Educator @ Day One as she provides strategies to help teens avoid becoming trapped in a “cycle of violence”. We will discuss myths about what love is, explore ways to help teens with their identity and self-esteem and educate parents on how to identify when their teen is struggling with fear and/or abuse. Furthermore, learn the risk factors of having unhealthy relationship and its consequences.
Dating violence can happen among young people, and can affect youth regardless of social, economic, racial, ethnic, gender, or sexual orientation differences. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, girls and women between the ages of 16 and 24 are at greatest risk of becoming domestic violence victims, and experience abuse at a rate three times greater than other groups.
Being a teen means dealing with adult issues such as learning to drive, getting a job. Unfortunately for some, it also means learning how to deal with dating violence.
Teen dating violence can happen to both girls and boys, no matter your social or economic status, your race, or whether or you're straight or gay. Learn the facts about teen dating violence.
Who is affected by dating violence?
Approximately 1 in 5 high school female students say they were physically and/or sexually abused by their dating partner. LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) teen couples are just as likely as heterosexual couples to be involved in dating violence. 57% of teens say they know of a peer who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abusive to their dating partner. 33% of teens have actually seen the abuse or violence themselves.
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Join us in part II of our discussion on Teen Dating Violence! Our guest, Ellen Colon-Fields brings a fresh perspective to the conversation that will further expound on what we can do to educate and empower, not just our teens, but parents to become an intergral part of their teen's dating process. Additionally, our special guest, former Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) student will share her testimony and present a creative interpretation of her dating experience. Learn how to help teens foster self-esteem, avoid date rape, prevent a bully from becoming a batterer, teach boys how to express their emotions, etc.
Your Teen is Dating . . . Now what do you do?! Today’s teens date very differently than their parents. Dr. Annie, co-host Beth Blake and Mike Domitrz, creator of “HELP! My Teen is Dating. Real Solutions to Tough Conversations,” will present ideas and how-to’s to equip parents with the tools they need to talk to their kids about healthy dating relationships.
Mike Domitrz is a host and creator of “HELP! My Teen is Dating. Real Solutions to Tough Conversations," the award-winning DVD for families. Mike, founder of the DateSafeProject.org, offers a smart approach for teens on dating, sexual decision-making, and safety (including reducing sexual assault and dating violence). Mike has been invited around the globe to share his unique insight and powerful how-to skills. Learn more at www.HelpMyTeenIsDating.com