Signs of teen dating

Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive.

Feature Article Stephanie Mc Ghee, former Graduate Student, Human Development & Family Studies, University of Missouri Researchers who study teen dating violence have identified several early warning signs that a dating relationship might be likely to turn violent.

A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults and 60% of rapes take place in the victim's home or in that of a friend or relative.

Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.

Intimate Partner Violence includes “physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression (including coercive tactics) by a current or former partner.

The following information is not a legal guide or an exhaustive list—rather it’s a general list of early warning signs for behaviors that are, or could become, violent.

Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.

In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.

Valentine’s Day is a week away and some of us are thinking of sweet hearts, flowers, candy and love.

February is also teen dating violence awareness month.

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