It is a way of controlling another person, and even abuse that doesn't leave physical marks can have profound emotional consequences and put the person being abused in danger. Written By: Anna Rafferty, college student writer Reviewed By: Nancy Brown, Ph. Last Reviewed: October 2013Sources: Below are links PAMF accessed when researching this topic. Almost none of these teens tell their parents, and most teens in abusive relationships don't know where to seek help.
Whatever stage you and your teen are going through in discussing and learning about dating violence — whether you want to teach them about healthy relationships for the future, or you’re concerned with a relationship they are currently in and want to give them advice — there are plenty of resources that can be really helpful.
From phone numbers and victim services centers, to online pamphlets and sites, we’ve put together a list of some of the best resources for teens.
This is also an important topic from a gender studies perspective as almost 32% of male adolescents engage in some form of violence, whether sexual, physical or emotional, towards their partners while adolescent violence from females is nearly half of that rate.
The research has mainly focused on Caucasian youth, and there are yet no studies which focus specifically on IPV in adolescent same-sex romantic relationships.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) in adolescents is an important realm of study as, in addition to the usual negative effects of abuse, this violence occurs at a critical period in the social and mental development of a person.
Share them with your teen and look at them together, or simply pass them on.Although many people assume that they will never have to face being in an abusive relationship, one in three teen relationships involves violence. As any parent knows, it can be difficult to communicate with your teen, especially when it comes to a sensitive topic like dating violence.Perhaps you’re not quite sure what to say, or maybe your teen doesn’t seem to want to talk.PAMF does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does PAMF guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them. Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been a well examined and documented phenomenon in adults; however, there has not been nearly as much study on violence in adolescent dating relationships, and it is therefore not as well understood.