Anyone can be a victim of dating violence, regardless of age, race, or gender.Types of violence may include: For additional statistics, the web sites listed below include Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data and Reports and the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) Survey Results.
If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, then the relationship may be abusive.
Part of ending the violence is breaking the silence about the abuse. Talk with someone who can help, such as your parents, a teacher, a school guidance counselor, a parent of one of your friends, a coach, an advisor, or your employer.
Most programs focus on changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors linked with dating violence while focusing on the skills needed to build healthy relationships.
In one rigorous NIJ-funded study, school-level interventions in 30 New York City public middle schools reduced dating violence by up to 50 percent.Researchers evaluated dating violence and sexual harassment interventions by randomly assigning classes to receive: Youth exposed to domestic violence are at greater risk for being both a victim and the perpetrator of dating violence.
This information is provided by the California Attorney General's Office of Crime and Violence Prevention Center.
A pamphlet titled Teen Dating Violence is also available.
Break the Cycle Futures Without Violence Intimate Partner Violence(Center for Disease Control and Prevention) Love is Not Abuse Love is Respect National Domestic Violence Hotline National Sexual Violence Resource Center Prevent Connect Texas Council on Family Violence Violence Against Women(United States Department of Justice) Violence Against Women Online Resources What is Dating Violence?
Dating Violence is the use of harassing, controlling, and/or abusive behavior to maintain power and control over a partner in a romantic relationship.
The goal of this research project was to increase understanding of teens' use of OPs as a remedy for dating violence by (1) developing a comprehensive portrait of teen use of OPs in New York State in 20 and (2) exploring how potential and actual teen consumers perceived these orders and the barriers they faced in using them.
Researchers analyzed data sets for all petitions filed by teen dating violence victims (age 18 and younger) obtained from New York Family Courts, as well as criminal histories and police files on intimate partner violence incidents from the State's Division of Criminal Justice Services.
In addition, the researchers conducted focus groups and individual interviews with two youth populations: (1) a statewide sample (n = 122) of both boys and girls ages 12 to 18 who were likely to be dating and exposed to dating violence but who had not necessarily used OPs (defined as the at-risk group) and (2) a small sample (n = 13) of New York City young women ages 15 to 19 who had sought or secured civil protective orders (defined as the user group).