Dating violence charts
Try not to let the differences in language keep you from being on the same page in talking with your kids about these relationships.In this page we use “dating” as an inclusive term covering the range of adolescent romantic relationships ranging from casual, episodic encounters to longer-term, committed relationships. TDV can include physical abuse—things like hitting, pushing, slapping, or strangling a dating partner.Teen dating violence is happening among our youth in Memphis and Shelby County.For many violent teens, it’s what they know from seeing domestic violence in their parents’ relationships, and it transfers into the relationships they start developing as young adults.Adolescents in abusive relationships often carry these unhealthy patterns of violence into future relationships.
Girls are particularly vulnerable to experiencing violence in their relationships and are more likely to suffer long-term behavioral and health consequences, including suicide attempts, eating disorders, and drug use.
Below are some statistics provided by Futures Without Violence and the Family Violence Prevention Fund.
To view the complete findings on the Futures Without Violence website, click here. You may not know it but what you’ve done for me has helped to save my life.
It is also important to note that “dating” is a term that adults tend to use to identify romantic relationships between young people; accordingly, that’s the term that we use in describing these dynamics on this page.
However, teens use a range of terms to characterize their romantic relationships; common terms include—hanging out, hooking up, going out, crushing, flirting, seeing, etc.