Amy's finger was so swollen that she couldn't get her ring off. She didn't think her finger was broken because she could still bend it. It had been a week since her dad shoved her into the wall, but her finger still hurt a lot.
It is well-known that teen pregnancy puts girls at risk for a lifetime of poverty, but a new study shows that teen mothers are also at high risk of being abused by their boyfriends or husbands in the months after their baby is born. The study found that many of these new mothers reported being slapped, hit, kicked or physically hurt by a husband or boyfriend. The girls in the study — average age
Dating abuse is a pattern of behavior, attitudes and beliefs that seek to exert power and control over another person in a dating relationship. A dating relationship is defined as a person involved in an intimate or romantic association with another person, regardless of length or exclusivity of the relationship. Dating abuse happens to young people from every socio-economic group regardless of race, religion, academic ability or economic background.
Although infants born to adolescent mothers are at increased risk of adverse birth outcomes, little is known about contributors to birth outcomes in this group. Given past research linking partner abuse to adverse birth outcomes among adult mothers, we explored associations between pre-pregnancy verbal and physical dating violence and the birthweight and gestational age of infants born to adolescent mothers. Dating violence victimization verbal and physical in the 18 months prior to Wave II interview was self-reported. Controls included Wave I age; parent education; age at pregnancy; time between reporting abuse and birth; and childhood physical and sexual abuse.
It is a sad fact that today's youth are much more likely to be exposed to violence and abuse than youth of previous generations: dating and acquaintance rape, relationship violence, bullying, gang activity, and exposure to graphic violent images in video games and on the Internet. Often, it is quite difficult for parents to intervene in these complex situations but there are several steps that parents can take to limit their children's exposure to these dangers. Approximately 9.
We want all the best for our teenagers. A happy, healthy relationship with a supportive partner is on our wish list. But what if you suspect her relationship is something other than healthy, even dangerous?
Young adult dating violence is a big problem, affecting youth in every community across the nation. Learn the facts below. Looking for the citations for these stats?
Healthy relationships involve respect, trust, and consideration for the other person. Instead, they involve mistreatment, disrespect, intense jealousy, controlling behavior, or physical violence. Abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual.
The Disrespect NoBody campaign aims to prevent domestic violence in adults by challenging attitudes and behaviours amongst young people that abuse in relationships is acceptable. Abuse in teenage relationships is a pattern of abusive behaviour that someone uses against a partner. Abuse in relationships can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender or family situations.