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Dating Violence In America

DATING ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS Physical abuse is AS COMMON among high school and college-age couples as MARRIED COUPLES. Women who leave their abusers have a 75% 75% greater chance of being KILLED by the abuser than those who stay. Domestic violence is the NUMBER ONE cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 to 44 in the U.S. TEEN DATING VIOLENCE The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence. 1.5 MILLION High school boys and girls in the U.S. admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantically involved with. 25% of all female high school , 25% students have been physically and/or sexually ABUSED by a dating partner One in five teens in a serious relationship have been hit, slapped, or pushed by a partner 40% 54% of teen girls know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend. of high school students say they've witnessed dating violence among their peers TWEEN DATING STATS %3D About 72% of eighth and ninth graders are "dating" 62% 20° say they know friends who have been verbally abused by say they know friends and peers who have been hit by a boyfriend or girlfriend a boyfriend/girlfriend 50% 36% Only half claim to know friends who have been know the warning pressured by a boyfriend / signs of a bad/hurtful girlfriend to do things they relationship didn't want to do DATE RAPE STATS DATE RAPE accounts for almost 70% of SEXUAL ASSAULTS reported by adolescent and college age women; 38% of those women are between 14 and 17 years old. 60% of rapes of young women occur in their own home or a friend or relative's home, not in a dark alley 68% of young women who were raped knew their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance THE ABUSER Boys who witness domestic violence are TWICE as likely to abuse their own partners when they get older Abusers often have drug and alcohol addictions THE VICTIM VVVVVVVVVV More than 4 in every 10 incidents of domestic violence involves non-married persons of physical abuse 80% VICTIMS stay in the relationship Girls and young women between the ages of 18 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence (almost triple the national average) EARLY SEXUAL EXPERIENCE LINKED TO FUTURE RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE 69% 45% of teens who have had sex by age of teens who have had sex by age 14 14 reported being the victim of have been verbally abused by their partner, being called "stupid", "worthless", and "ugly". physical, verbal, or sexual abuse by their partner. EARLY WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR DATE MAY BECOME ABUSIVE: O Extreme jealousy S Shows hypersensitivity V Controlling behavior V Blames others for their problems O Rushes intimacy O Cruel to animals or children S Unpredictable mood swings O Verbally abusive O Alcohol and drug use S Abused former partners O Explosive anger O Threatens violence S Isolates you from friends and family V Has a violent criminal record & Uses force during an argument TRUSTED SOURCES Jay G. Silverman, PhD; Anita Raj, PhD; Lor Violence Against Adolescent Girls and Associated Substance Use, Unhealthy Weight Control, Sexual Risk Behavior, Pregnancy, and Suicidality," Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 286, No. 5, 2001 Muc MPH; and Jeanne E. Hathaway MPH, Dating Love Is Not Abuse: Tween/Teen Dating Survey Children Now/Kaiser Permanente poll, December 1995 Oregon Law Center National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Choose Respect Loveisrespect.org http://www.acadv.org/dating.html http://www.dvsas.org/pages/Information-and-Resources/Domestic-Violence/Dating-Violence-Quiz checkmate INSTANT Find the truth about anyone

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