Abuse dating violence

Domestic violence can take place in heterosexual and same-sex family relationships, and can involve violence against children in the family.Domestic violence can take a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religious, and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and to violent physical abuse such as female genital mutilation and acid throwing that results in disfigurement or death.Also, abusers do not see themselves as being abusive.People often think of domestic violence as physical violence, such as hitting.

Many people who are being abused do not see themselves as victims.Specifically, girls who reported experiencing dating violence as teens were more likely to binge drink, have symptoms of depression, smoke, and think about killing themselves as young adults, compared with girls who were in healthier relationships.By contrast, boys who reported dating violence during their teen years were more likely to be antisocial, think about suicide, and use marijuana as young adults than boys who did not report any dating violence or abuse.Males and females who were in physically abusive relationships as teens were also two to three times more likely to be in violent relationships at ages 18 to 25, the study shows. “Children and teens need to know what it means to be in a healthy dating relationship,” says researcher Deinera Exner-Cortens of Cornell University in Ithaca, N. “Parents, teachers, and health care providers all have a role to play in encouraging healthy relationships and modeling respect, trust, and open communication.” In other words, it’s "do as I say and do as I do" when teaching kids what a healthy relationship looks like, she says.If you suspect a teen in your life is a victim of teen dating violence, contact the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline at 866.331.9474 or 866.331.8453 (TTY).Break the Cycle is proud to have been granted the Love is Not Abuse campaign from Fifth and Pacific (formerly Liz Claiborne, Inc.).

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