Clinical signs that adolescents may be experiencing dating violence include physical signs of injury, problems at school, poor self-esteem, and changes in mood or personality.34The Family Violence Prevention Fund has developed resources that physicians can use to assess the risk of experiencing violence and to educate and empower adolescents.4 Family physicians should be familiar with the youth violence reporting requirements in their state. Copyright © 2010 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference.
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Measuring Teen Dating Violence in Males and Females: Insights From the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence Pages 323–339 Hamby, Sherry; Turner, Heather How Do Cognitive Distortions and Substance-Related Problems Affect the Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Adolescent Suicidal Ideation?
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Observations of adolescent peer resistance skills following a classroom-based healthy relationship program: A post-intervention comparison. Sexual violence can affect adolescents in dating relationships; however, dating violence also includes bullying, harassment, and other controlling behaviors that are not often required to be reported to authorities. Contact [email protected] copyright questions and/or permission requests.Although there are similarities between adult and adolescent relationship violence, there are some notable differences, including fewer legal protections afforded to adolescents.4 Local domestic violence agencies are good resources for state-specific legal information and information about local community-and school-focused adolescent dating violence prevention programs. Halpern CT, Young ML, Waller MW, Martin SL, Kupper LL. US Preventive Services Task Force Screening for family and intimate partner violence Rockville, Md: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2004. Approximately 50 percent of adolescents reported victimization from controlling behaviors by a dating partner.59 Few studies have specifically examined adolescent dating violence in those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; however, data suggest that these adolescents experience the same rates of dating violence as their heterosexual peers.6Unfortunately, many adolescents in abusive relationships do not seek help.In one study, only 44 percent of female and 32 percent of male adolescent victims, and 17 percent of female and 33 percent of male adolescent perpetrators sought help.9 When adolescents did seek help, whether perpetrators or victims, they most often disclosed the abuse to peers, with only one third confiding in parents.59 Data show that parents and physicians are not inquiring about this issue as they do about other behaviors, such as sexual activity and drug use.Adolescence is a unique developmental period in which youth are at heightened risk for violence perpetration and victimization, both of which can adversely affect the course of normal psychosocial development and health across the life course.The possible range of violent experiences during adolescence is broad, including physical and relational peer violence, bullying, sexual violence, cyber-aggression, child maltreatment, exposure to parental intimate partner violence, exposure to aggressive media, and more.The new CDC survey adds to its prior research into the prevalence of dating violence, but the latest version asked updated questions that include sexual violence and more accurately portray violent behaviors, the study authors say.Most of the teens surveyed reported experiencing such violence more than one time. V., Snowshoe, A., Chiodo, D., & Brunette-Debassige, C. Navigating between rigor and community-based research partnerships: Building the evaluation of the Uniting Our Nations health promotion program for FNMI youth. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 4, 301-319. V., Chiodo, D., Zwarych, S., Hughes, R., & Wolfe, D. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 32, 125-138.