Facts on teenage dating and violence
TRUE or FALSE 2) Girls who stay in abusive relationships have no one to blame but themselves.
TRUE or FALSE 3) Dating violence happens mostly to females.
This change makes a healthy relationship into an unhealthy one, and this negative behavior is called teenage dating violence.
The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline defines teenage dating violence as a behavioral pattern that an individual uses to gain control on his/her dating partner.
The prosecutor, not the victim, has sole responsibility for deciding whether or not to press charges against the abuser.
7) FALSE Abusers make decisions about when they will abuse, how frequently they'll abuse, what the severity will be be, and where the abuse will take place.
TRUE or FALSE 4) Dating violence is only physical violence.
TRUE or FALSE 5) Using alcohol or drugs is a cause of dating violence.
Violence against women occurs in 20 percent of dating couples.It is difficult for teens to leave abusive relationships for various reasons.