Health articles on dating violence
Teen boys victimized by a girlfriend reported increased anti-social behaviors and suicidal thoughts, and were more likely to use marijuana five years later.
Both males and females who were in aggressive relationships as teens were two to three times more likely to be in violent relationships again as adults, compared to teens who experienced no dating violence during their adolescent years.
A pattern does not have to occur for it to be considered dating violence – one incidence of violence is abuse and it is one too many.
Warning signs of dating violence are similar to those seen in adults.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been a well examined and documented phenomenon in adults; however, there has not been nearly as much study on violence in adolescent dating relationships, and it is therefore not as well understood.
The research has mainly focused on Caucasian youth, and there are yet no studies which focus specifically on IPV in adolescent same-sex romantic relationships.
While classifying the perpetrator as a threat may be detrimental to his or her life and future relationships, not classifying the perpetrator this way may put future partners at risk.
There is considerable debate over whether we as a society have an accurate picture of the prevalence and severity of teen dating violence by gender.
Dating violence perpetration and victimization among U. adolescents: prevalence, patterns, and associations with health complaints and substance use. Prevalence and correlates of dating violence in a national sample of adolescents.
Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience adverse health behaviors and outcomes in young adulthood, according to a study published in the January 2013 issue of Pediatrics (released online Dec. The study, “Longitudinal Associations Between Teen Dating Violence Victimization and Adverse Health Outcomes,” surveyed 5,681 adolescents ages 12 to 18 from 1994-2002, as part of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
Compared to adolescents reporting no dating violence, teen girls who were victimized by a boyfriend were more likely to engage in smoking and heavy drinking, and to experience symptoms of depression and thoughts of suicide five years later.
That is, young people who are labeled as or considered to be violent and aggressive at any point in time are then assumed to be dangerous for the rest of their lives.
This is a contentious issue because there is a desire to protect both parties involved (or that have the potential to become involved) in teen dating violence.