February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
Please take the time to review & share this important information from & The American Academy of Pediatrics.
Sources: Eastside Domestic Violence Program (2006).
Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive.
The best solution is prevention, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). They often have an explosive temper, are jealous, put their partner down, isolate their date from friends and families, make false accusations, have mood swings, seem possessive or bossy, and will pressure their date to do things against his or her will.
Prevalence of Partner Violence in Same-Sex Romantic and Sexual Relationships in a National Sample of Adolescents.
Parent and Peer Predictors of Physical Dating Violence Perpetration in Early Adolescence: Tests of Moderation and Gender Differences.
Experimental Evaluation of Gender Violence/Harassment Prevention Programs in Middle Schools.
â€‹â€‹Dating can be an exciting milestone for teens.
But when the smartphone is constantly buzzing with messages from a significant other, it could be a sign of dating violence.