Dangers of dating violence
These eleven Information Sheets provide an introduction to many of the issues involved in TDV and its intersections with other areas of the law, and the Resources Sheet is a compilation of useful resources about teen dating violence for judges, courts, schools, parents, teens, and the community.The Sheets are: Click on a title to go to the information sheet.In a study by the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center 1 in 4 teens had been abused or harassed online or through texts by their dating partners.Electronic harassment usually occurred off school property and outside of school hours.Just like with bullying, the use of technology makes escaping an abusive partner difficult and it can continue 24/7.If not deterred early, victims can suffer from long-term effects, such as:• decline in academic performance• susceptibility to alcohol or drug use• depression• self-harm• suicide attempts• future relationships with abusive partners What the Statistics say about Teen Dating Violence One in three American youths between the ages of 14 and 20 years have been victims of teen violence or have been violent toward a date (American Psychological Association's 121st Annual Convention).Bethany stared out the window wondering how she ever got into the mess she was in… This national campaign brings awareness to an issue that marks this nation - domestic violence.
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