Teen and Domestic Violence


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Teen and Domestic Violence

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2.  Is a pattern of over-controlling behaviour that someone uses against a girlfriend or boyfriend. It begin pretty early.
  3. 3.  Teen dating violence can take many forms like:  Physical abuse  Sexual abuse  Mental/emotional abuse
  4. 4.  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.
  5. 5.  3.3 million children are exposed to physical and verbal spousal abuse; Domestic violence and child abuse are often present in the same families;
  6. 6.  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.
  7. 7.  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
  8. 8.  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.
  9. 9.  Effects in Adulthood: alcohol abuse; depression; low self-esteem; violent practices in the home; criminal behavior; sexual problems;
  10. 10.  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.
  11. 11.  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.