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Teen Dating Violence Presentation

  1. 1. Teen Dating Violence Annette A. Scott S.A.F.E. House 921 American Pacific Drive Suite 300 Henderson Nevada 89014 702-451-4203 Hotline 702-564-3227 annettes@safehousenv.org www.safehousenv.org
  2. 2. What is Relationship Abuse? Dating Violence or is a is a pattern of physically, sexually, verbally, and/or emotionally abusive behavior in a dating Relationship. It does not discriminate.
  3. 3.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKd7ic wmuFc
  4. 4. What Does it Look Like Ranges from: Pushing Grabbing Financial Threats of Violence Verbal Attacks Extreme Jealousy Possessiveness Controlling Behavior Rape Murder
  5. 5. Fast Facts  89% of teens between 13-18 report they have been in dating relationships  1 in 5 high school students report being physically and/or sexually assaulted by a dating partner  1 in 4 teens who have been in a serious relationship report to have been pressured to only spend time with only their partner.  1 in 3 girls who have been in a serious relationship say they have been concerned about being physically hurt by their partner.  1 in 3 girls age 16-18 report that sex is expected in a relationship. Half of this number report feeling pressured to have sex or the relationship would end.  40% of girls 14-17 report knowing someone their age that has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.  Nearly 80% of girls who reported that they had been physically abused by a boyfriend continued to date their abuser.
  6. 6. Perspective…. In 2012 the World Health Organization (WHO) Reported that: 1 in 3 Women will be the victim of sexual assault and/or domestic violence in their Lifetime.
  7. 7. Look for a Pattern of Behavior Dating Violence is typically not a one time incident, instead a pattern of behaviors to gain and maintain POWER and CONTROL over another person. This will include: Emotional Manipulation Physical Domination Use of Drugs and Alcohol
  8. 8. Root Causes  History of abuse  Unhealthy models of relationships at home  Peers in abusive relationships  View relationships as “private” matters  Traditional gender roles and rigid gender stereotypes  Objectification of women in the media  Violence in the media desensitizing  Adults viewing teen relationships as “puppy love”
  9. 9. What Should We Do? 1. Recognize that this is a society/community wide effort. 2. Teens need to know the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship. 3. We need to teach our children respect for each other. 4. Communities need to become educated on the issues and what to do to help. 5. Take it seriously! 6. Look for unhealthy behavior and signs of physical abuse 7. Educate, Educate, Educate
  10. 10. Abusers May Be…  Very Charming in public and be very well liked  Make light of abuse  Blame the victim for abuse  Hurt animals  Break things  Bully others  Isolate victim from others  Come from an abusive home or unhealthy environment  Show signs of jealousy  Utilize technology to control victim  Has no respect for victim’s privacy  Threaten to commit suicide if victim leaves them  Threaten to hurt or kill victim or loved one’s of the victim
  11. 11. Why Do Our Kid’s Stay  Hoping the abuser will change or stop  Feeling a strong emotional bon- loyalty to abuser  Feeling isolated and not knowing how to get help  Worried about getting in trouble or being embarrassed of being judged  May feel dependant on the abuser for….  Scared to leave  They may think this is normal behavior  Victim thinks they can control the situation  Peer pressure
  12. 12. Warning Signs of Abuse  Does abuser look at you in ways that scare you?  Act jealous of possessive?  Put you down or criticize you in public or online?  Try to control where you go and what you wear or what you do?  Text you excessively?  Monitor your email?  Look through your phone or personal belongings?  Blame you for hurtful things they say or do?  Threaten to hurt you or themselves if they leave?  Try to stop you from being with friends or family?  Try to guilt you or force you to have sex?  Do they hit, slap or kick you?  Restrain you from walking away from an argument? Yes to even one of these questions may indicate an abusive relationship
  13. 13. How to Help  Never judge  Don’t ask why they stay  Get professional help from the Police and an Advocate  Know the hotline number to a DV Shelter  Safety plan with the victim  This is NOT the victim’s fault! Reinforce this over and over.  Take any reports of abuse seriously
  14. 14. Questions?