It can happen on a first date, or when you are deeply in love.It can happen whether you are young or old, and in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.The message must be clear that treating people in abusive ways will not be accepted, and policies must enforce this message to keep students safe.
These can also be fostered by a teen’s home and community.
For example, higher levels of bonding to parents and enhanced social skills can protect girls against victimization.
Teen dating violence prevention programs tend to focus on attitudes about violence, gender stereotyping, conflict management, and problem-solving skills.
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Teen dating violence can be prevented, especially when there is a focus on reducing risk factors as well as fostering protective factors, and when teens are empowered through family, friends, and others (including role models such as teachers, coaches, mentors, and youth group leaders) to lead healthy lives and establish healthy relationships.
It is important to create spaces, such as school communities, where the behavioral norms are not tolerant of abuse in dating relationships.Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.Dating violence happens to people of all races, cultures, incomes, and education levels.Student Information on this page came from the Student Database.Requests for changes should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.Employee Information on this page came from the Human Resources Database.