- What if the emotional side of dating scars my child or sets them up for future bad relationships?
- What if my child gets a bad reputation for dating early?
Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 are the most susceptible to dating violence (about triple the national average).
Tanisha Bagley is no stranger to teen dating violence as she experienced it firsthand in her adolescent years. These questions are helpful for more than teenage relationships.
In fact, her abusive relationship began at the age of 15 when her high school sweetheart started physically tormenting and psychologically abusing her. Answering “ There are extreme consequences associated with unhealthy and abusive relationships. I've seen grown adults making the same mistakes over and over again.
A review of the dating violence literature reveals a limited number of studies with high school students and few studies that investigate the contextual issues of violence, such as meaning, motivation, and consequences.
The present study sought to investigate the extent of dating violence victimization in a New Zealand sample of senior high school students (aged 16 to 18 years) and the perceived reasons for the violence, emotional effects, disclosure of the violence, and relationship consequences.
Dating violence is a serious and widespread problem facing today’s youth.
According to the data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 10% of high school students have reported physical and sexual victimization from a dating partner in the past 12 months.
One time he punched me so hard he gave me a black eye only because he thought I knew another a guy. Because of the abusive relationship, I didn’t have a good high school experience.” Coming from a family where intimate partner violence was prevalent, Tanisha continued to live in the vicious abusive cycle, and she eventually married her abuser.
The abuse continued in her relationship until one day, she decided to break free.
Sadly, many of these youth fear reporting the abuse, so the number of abuse incidents is likely much higher than is documented.