According to the July 2008 "Tween and Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Study" commissioned by Liz Claiborne Inc.
and loveisespect.org, The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, tweens involved in relationships with the opposite sex experience significant rates of dating abuse and violence.
We understand that relationships for adolescents fulfill many of the same roles that adult relationships fulfill—conferring social connections and status, friendship, and affection.
According to the organization that you work with, you may have particular expectations for the expression, degree and boundaries in relationships between the youth that you serve, but if the kids that you work with feel like you’re simply the relationship police, they may not hear concerns that you have about the health and safety of their relationships.
("Violence Against Women, A Majority Staff Report," Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, 102nd Congress, October 1992, p.3.) Three to four million women in the United States are beaten in their homes each year by their husbands, ex-husbands, or male lovers. 171; The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The National Institute of Justice, Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence, July 2000; The Commonwealth Fund, Health Concerns Across a Womans Lifespan: 1998 Survey of Womens Health, 1999). An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. Women who kill their partners are, on average, sentenced to 15 years.
In 1992, the American Medical Association reported that as many as 1 in 3 women will be assaulted by a domestic partner in her lifetime -- 4 million in any given year. (Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1989) Between 600,000 and 6 million women are victims of domestic violence each year, and between 100,000 and 6 million men, depending on the type of survey used to obtain the data.
TRUE or FALSE 4) Dating violence is only physical violence.
TRUE or FALSE 5) Using alcohol or drugs is a cause of dating violence.
Countries with higher levels of economic inequality tend to have higher rates of death due to violence.
Within countries, the highest death rates occur among people living in the poorest communities.
Homicide and suicide are heavy contributors to global death rates among men aged 15–44 years.
Here’s a great healthy relationship definition from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (2009): A significant majority of students report experience of sexual harassment.
A study of these behaviors commissioned by the AAUW Education Foundation in 2001 found that 8 out of 10 students experienced sexual harassment at some point in their school lives.