Girls are particularly vulnerable to experiencing violence in their relationships and are more likely to suffer long-term behavioral and health consequences, including suicide attempts, eating disorders, and drug use.
Adolescents in abusive relationships often carry these unhealthy patterns of violence into future relationships.
The film about violence in teen dating is now on a 20-city tour around the country.
Extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares, and fear of being harmed.[Get and give advice] Kelly and Aisha describe how they sank deeper into their relationships, adjusting to the abuse and beginning to accept it as normal.A perpetual cycle of abuse, distress and reconciliation becomes the status quo of their relationships, a pattern they both become dependent upon..eventually addicted to.[Current stats about teen dating violence] It's rarely discussed but it's happening everywhere.In cities and in small towns, violence and abuse crosses all age, race and economic boundaries.First, she asked that they close their eyes, then she asked only those to raise their hands who had been in an abusive relationship or knew of someone in such a situation.