Teen Dating Abuse and Violence


 

Did You Know?  Females are just a guilty of abuse as males. However, the numbers are higher for males who abuse females. Adults need to be aware of what is going on with their teenagers. Leaders and members in the church must have open dialogue so christian teens can come for guidance without fear of feeling worse about themselves and their christian faith.     

Relationships that occur in the teen years may affect dating relationships later in life. The lessons teens learn today about respect, healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, and what is right or wrong may carry over into future relationships. Therefore it is important that teens recognize and understand what constitutes a healthy relationship. 
 
Dating Violence Facts

    • About one in 11 teens reports being a victim of physical dating violence each year. 
    • About one in four teens reports verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual violence each year. 
    • About one in five high school girls has been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner. 
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