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The topics of domestic violence and interpersonal violence are once again making their way onto media forums as one of the nation's leading paper's recently headlined an article on Teen Dating Violence.
Teen Dating Violence is a national epidemic that is often not recognized until its too late.
When it comes to sex, nearly one out of every four teen girls has been pressured to have unwanted sex with their partner.
Saying "no" did not mean no and as a result, nearly one quarter of teen girls were brow beaten into unwanted sex.
Teen dating violence— also called intimate relationship violence or intimate partner violence among adolescents or adolescent relationship abuse — includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship.
“Dating violence involves a pattern of behaviors that one partner uses to try to control the other.
These behaviors may include physical and sexual violence and emotional abuse.”CDC has created a factsheet that explains the warning signs of teen dating violence as well as strategies to prevent teen dating violence. Department of Health and Human Services Dating Matters-Supported by the U.
New York is beginning to realize the serious problem for teenagers and has finally expanded its laws to allow teens in abusive relationships to obtain restraining orders in family courts instead of from the long and drawn out criminal justice system.
Stories of relationships between teenagers that turned tragic were becoming more common and were even the reason for some state legislation to say enough is enough, thereby enacting laws that would require minimum standards in dealing with dating violence and teens but that would also open up the door for educating youth on healthy relationships, self-worth, conflict management and other prevention tactics.