The CDC defines teen dating violence as "physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking" . almost 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a partner every year?
Preventing teen dating violence starts with awareness. Or that out of every three young people, one has been a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from someone they are dating?
As the mother to boy/girl twins who just turned thirteen years old, I know I sure am, especially when I hear words like Teen Dating Violence (TDV). Being a young person today is so incredibly different and I believe more difficult too than it was even just a decade ago..what could possibly be going on in their world that I need to be on top of right now? If you've been wondering about teens, teen dating and this issue called Teen Dating Violence. As of 2012, one third of young people between the ages of 14-20 in the United States have experienced Teen Dating Violence (TDV), which includes exposure to new media, such as the internet, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and highlighted by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Looking back, many teenage girls would admit to dancing in their mom’s high-heeled shoes as young girls, wearing sheets as robes, and practicing to curtsey in front of the mirror.
The probability of reaching out for help drops even lower, to just 3% for authoritative figures.
Interestingly, 75% of victims will tell a friend or peer.
The voice of the wicked stepmother, who is supposed to care for and believe in you, is continually reminding you of your worthlessness.
The old fairy of Life Events who, if she can’t kill you, is doing everything she can to choke out your future. He trades your rags for a new dress, picks up your fallen tiara, and shines your glass slippers.