So, from a primary prevention — or stopping before it starts — standpoint, we want to be communicating healthy relationships messages to adolescents.
"That you have a right to be safe in your relationship, and if a partner ever makes you feel unsafe or hurts you, that's not okay, and you have a right to leave and seek help." Exner-Cortens' study, recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, analyzed a sample of 2,161 American male and female heterosexual youth, interviewing them about dating when they were ages 12 to 18, and then again five and 12 years later.
Five years after they were first victimized, female victims of adolescent dating violence had almost 1.5 times greater risk for experiencing physical adult intimate partner violence, and male victims had almost twice the risk for experiencing adult intimate partner violence.
Orange is sweeping Red Bluff and it’s not for the San Francisco Giants.
"Digital abuse" was among the topics that students, including this one, discussed Thursday with YWCA North Central Indiana specialist Ashley Kramer in a health and wellness class at South Bend's Washington High School.
For more information about The Red Flag Campaign, please visit From red flags placed alongside the library to a “Wear Orange” day – Millersville University will hold a variety of events during February which is “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.” The entire month is in memory of Karlie Hall, the Millersville freshman who died February 8, 2015 in her residence hall on campus.Her boyfriend is in jail facing murder charges in that case.To measure dating violence, participants were asked if a partner had ever used insults, name-calling or disrespect in front of others; sworn at them; threatened them with violence; pushed or shoved them; or thrown objects that could hurt.Over a one-year period, about 19 per cent of teen respondents reported dating violence.It shows that homelessness and poverty have dropped statewide, but other problems persist, like the growing rate of child abuse and an infant mortality rate that, at 7.3 per 1,000, exceeds the national average of 5.9 per 1,000Indiana kids thought about and tried suicide slightly more than the national average in 2015, Kids Count reports.