Diogo Carvalho –Nº 412; Miguel Pimenta –Nº 495; Pedro Amado – Nº 521; Danilo Fernandes - Nº 870; Tiago Monteiro – Nº 890 10 A INGLÊS – CAIC 2011/2012
Is a pattern of over-controlling behaviour that someone uses against a girlfriend or boyfriend. It begin pretty early.
Teen dating violence can take many forms like: Physical abuse Sexual abuse Mental/emotional abuse
Teens who abuse their girlfriends or boyfriends do the same things as adults who abuse their partners. Teen dating violence is just as serious as adult domestic violence. Domestic violence is the same thing of teen violence, but in this case happens with adults. Women are more often the victim.
3.3 million children are exposed to physical and verbal spousal abuse; Domestic violence and child abuse are often present in the same families;
Many children in families where domestic violence has occurred appeared to be "parentified". Some of the symptoms of domestic violence in childrens life: anger, misery, intense terror, fear of dying, fear of the loss of a parent, rage, guilt or a sense of responsibility for the violence, which can stifle emotional and social development.
May start when one partner feels the need to control and dominate the other; Low self-esteem; Alcohol; Abusers learn violent behavior from their family, people in their community and other cultural influences as they grow up; Extreme jealousy; Difficulties in regulating anger and other strong emotions; Unemployment
Effects of Teen Domestic Violence: academic problems; behavior problems; depression; emotional numbing; fear - feeling scared; feelings of guilt; flashbacks; low self-esteem; nightmares; revenge seeking; suicidal behaviors.
Effects in Adulthood: alcohol abuse; depression; low self-esteem; violent practices in the home; criminal behavior; sexual problems;
Avoidant personality disorder: Avoidant personality disorder is a consequence of being victim from domestic violence and it’s characterized by feelings of extreme social inhibition, inadequacy, and sensitivity to negative criticism and rejection. About 1% of the general population has avoidant personality disorder.
40% reported their friends have been verbally abused in relationships. And 20% of 12 and 13 year olds say their friends have been victims of dating violence. Only half of all tweens (51 percent) claim to know the warning signs of a bad/hurtful relationship. One-in-five 13-14 year olds in relationships (20 percent) say they know friends and peers whove been struck in anger (kicked, hit, slapped, or punched) by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
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