Teen violence in a dating relationship
Abuse affects people of every gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and nationality.
It soon progressed to name-calling, insults, unfounded accusations, degradation, humiliation, and isolation.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Fortunately, there are a number of resources that have already been developed to support advocates, community members, and teens in doing this work.
Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.