Dating story violence
CDC also developed a technical package, Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices that describes strategies and approaches that are based on the best available evidence for preventing intimate partner violence (IPV), including TDV.Consistent with CDC’s emphasis on primary prevention, the package includes multiple strategies that can be used in combination to stop IPV and TDV before it starts.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship—but these behaviors can become abusive and develop into serious forms of violence.However, many teens do not report unhealthy behaviors because they are afraid to tell family and friends. Most of these stories are from women in heterosexual relationships, but some are from women in lesbian relationships, and some are from men in heterosexual relationships. People have told their stories in the hope that they will help others who are being abused.Supporting the development of healthy, respectful, and nonviolent relationships has the potential to reduce the occurrence of TDV and prevent its harmful and long-lasting effects on individuals, their families, and the communities where they live.During the pre-teen and teen years, it is critical for youth to begin to learn the skills needed—such as effectively managing feelings and using healthy communication— to create and foster healthy relationships.
For many years she was too ashamed to talk about her experiences, but, with the help of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence, she is now eager to educate others about teen dating violence, and how to prevent it.A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults and 60% of rapes take place in the victim's home or in that of a friend or relative.Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.According to The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, young men and women may have certain beliefs that lead to a higher incidence of dating violence.