News articles about dating violence

October 11, 2012 Ronnie Polaneczky: 'You just shouldn't be mean to people' A shy student was being targeted in the cafeteria by kids who'd sneaked food out of his lunch bag, spat on it, returned it to his bag and then laughed as he ate it.October 11, 2012 Preston Deener, Brunswick High School Student, Attacked By Bullies Just Before Being Interviewed On-Camera About Bullying Preston Deener, a sophomore at Brunswick High School in Maryland, was the victim of a bullying attack just as he was preparing for an on-camera interview with a local television station about his experience being bullied.A CDC Report found among victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, nearly 23% of females and 14% of males first experienced some form of violence by that partner before age 18. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.

Teen dating violence [187KB, 2Pages, 508] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking.

On the surface, bullying and youth substance use may seem like separate problems.

October 12, 2012 Events mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month Statistics show that one of every four women in the United States are affected by domestic violence.

A national survey found that ten percent of teens, female and male, had been the victims of physical dating violence within the past year and can increase the risk of physical injury, poor academic performance, binge drinking, suicide attempts, unhealthy sexual behaviors, substance abuse, negative body image and self-esteem, and violence in future relationships.

Teen dating violence can be prevented, especially when there is a focus on reducing risk factors as well as fostering protective factors, and when teens are empowered through family, friends, and others (including role models such as teachers, coaches, mentors, and youth group leaders) to lead healthy lives and establish healthy relationships.

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