Cycle of teenage dating violence
Unhealthy behaviors can be incredibly dangerous in a teenage relationship.
Teens under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more likely to become: Alcohol-charged outbursts also tend to be more violent and damaging.
Rather, “the risk for aggressive behavior and involvement in dating Violence are related to stressors experienced much earlier in life.” If, between preschool and middle school, a child has an alcoholic or drug addicted parent, they are much more likely to be abusive to partners in future relationships. There could be a number of reasons to explain the relationship between a parent’s addictions and a teen’s behavior.
Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships with CDC’s online resources.
Teen dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and includes stalking.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
Teen dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.