Recognizing dating violence
My infractions are few and I’m grateful no one has landed in the hospital because I was behind the wheel.I saw it earlier that morning, but when backing out of the garage with kids in the backseat…I forgot it was sitting there until the sound of bending metal halted what I thought was going to be a day in the park. It was an old Ford; you know the heavy-duty ones made of true steel and impenetrable.
The message must be clear that treating people in abusive ways will not be accepted, and policies must enforce this message to keep students safe.Establishing space for you and your teen to put your heads together to talk about and identify important values and aspects of dating is crucial.Here a few warning signs to look out for and discuss with your teen: These are scary issues for anyone, but especially for teens.MADISON (WKOW) — About 33 percent of adolescents in the United States are victims of sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse.
But what kind of effects do these tumultuous relationships have down the road?Boys and girls who experienced non-physical dating violence, such as verbal abuse over text message, were more likely to smoke and have eating disorders. Some warning signs: your teen always apologizes for their partner’s behavior, they lose interest in activities they used to enjoy, they become more isolated, your teen’s partner has a temper or acts very jealous and controlling, or your child have unexplained injuries.