Couples just about everywhere are making plans for Valentine’s Day.But February is also the perfect time to talk with your teenagers about relationships.requires dating violence education be provided to staff and students of all public schools, grades 7-12.
Young women ages 18-24 experience intimate partner violence at a rate almost twice the national average.For more statistics, check out this fact sheet from Break the Cycle.If you think your teen is in an unhealthy relationship, there are steps you can take.That’s one part of dating violence—but in dating and intimate partner relationships, sexual violence is often an escalated act that follows other acts of emotional or physical abuse. And it doesn’t look the same for every relationship,” said Brian Pinero, RAINN’s vice president of Victim Services.Identifying these early signs of abuse may provide a chance for a person at risk to exit a relationship safely before further harm occurs. “The answer to the question, ‘What does dating violence look like?That’s why it’s vital that teens and their parents, educators, caregivers and community leaders recognize February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.The observance is an opportunity to help community members learn how to identify and prevent teen dating violence and is organized by Break the Cycle, a national non-profit that provides dating abuse programs exclusively to young people.’ isn’t so straightforward—and that’s what can make it difficult to spot.” The warning signs for dating violence can be similar to warning signs for sexual assault and abuse.With dating violence, early warning signs often begin with behaviors that are not physically violent.Statistics surrounding domestic violence and non-physical abuse bring to light how prevalent violence against women in Australia is.Key findings show how violence against women impacts the home, workplace and wider community. For the latest figures, please view the ABS’ 2016 Personal Safety Survey Findings site or download the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network 2018 Report.