Early warning signs dating violence
Teen dating violence is a serious problem affecting adolescents across the nation, and it is an issue that often goes overlooked or unrecognized.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, and we’re joining the cause to get the word out about what teenagers, parents, teachers, and community members can do to be aware of and prevent teen dating violence.
The following list has been compiled to help identify characteristics of an abuser for those already involved in relationships. Overtime, abuse will escalate, therefore leading to more severe behavior and warning signs.
If your partner displays a combination of these behaviors, he/she may be a batterer and abuser: Emotional abuse can escalate into physical violence under certain circumstances.
Recognizing the warning signs of a battering personality can help you understand the dynamics of domestic violence and make relationship choices that are best for you.
However, knowing the warning signs of dating violence is important to help teens, parents, and teachers recognize abusive behaviors. Intimate Partner Violence in the United States — 2010.
Early warning signs of dating violence include: While it is clearly a significant issue, “[t]een dating violence can be prevented, especially when there is a focus on reducing risk factors as well as fostering protective factors, and when teens are empowered through family, friends, and others (including role models such as teachers, coaches, mentors, and youth group leaders) to lead healthy lives and establish healthy relationships. A., Lowry, R., O’Malley, E., Mc Manus, T., Chyen, D., Whittle, L., Taylor, E., Demissie, Z., Brener, N., Thornton, J., Moore, J., & Zaza, S. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Report – United States, 2013. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Mc Ghee, Stephanie.
Earlier this summer, a mother and one of her sons were gunned down by a man she'd dated, who then killed himself.
Experts say victims of domestic violence ask themselves how they could have prevented the abuse and what might have helped them recognize it sooner, before it — and the relationship — became entrenched.Women Are Safe, Inc., does not discriminate in regard to sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or marital status. The program receives funding from United Way, from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and from the Gannett Foundation through The Tennessean.