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Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 adolescents experiences verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year. Dating violence includes any behavior that is used to manipulate, gain control, gain power; cause fear, or make a dating partner feel bad about himself or herself.
Our main shelter and one of our outreach offices were physically damaged, and simultaneously we have been experiencing a significant increase for domestic violence services.
This higher than usual demand for services is anticipated to last into the long-term recovery period forcing IRIS to adjust its short-term plans and prepare for a major reorganization to respond to the increase for domestic violence services post flood.
Machismo within our Latinx communities is most commonly presented in sets of heavily enforced gender norms and expectations.
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Isolation, intimidation, and controlling behavior also fall under emotional abuse.
Additionally, abusers who use emotional or psychological abuse often throw in threats of physical violence or other repercussions if you don’t do what they want.
Consequences of Dating Violence Young people who experience abuse are more likely to be in fights or bring weapons to school, have higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse, and engage in high-risk sexual behaviors.
How to Help Teens Dealing with Dating Violence Teens who are in an abusive relationship may have a difficult time getting help.