Survey questions dating violence
But she also feels that social media creates positive opportunities.“Youth today can read different articles that we never could have read growing up. Was that a red flag or was she just having a bad day?
Teen dating violence is a serious problem affecting adolescents across the nation, and it is an issue that often goes overlooked or unrecognized.Dating abuse can be subtle—teens and parents alike should be aware that it can start as innocently as being overly involved in a partner’s life, sometimes under the guise of being “concerned” or “protective.” It can look like someone influencing their partner’s decisions—everything from how they dress to whom they hang out with.It can escalate from there to more overt coercion, threats, manipulation, verbal abuse, financial control, or forced sexual activity before their partner is ready.A gift of helps 25 people, helps 100 people and 0 helps 500 people. “From my perspective we have an epidemic on our hands with young people and relationship violence and we’re not talking about it,” says Amy Sánchez, CEO of Break the Cycle, a nonprofit focused on providing comprehensive dating abuse programs to youth ages 12 to 24.Sánchez, who’s worked in the domestic violence field for 25 years, says, “We’re good at crisis response.