Abusive dating cycle

Often, from our perspective, these hot and heavy love affairs are like fireworks. At best, we’re talking about students distracted from learning.

Many more teens are in relationships that, if not exactly like Rihanna and Chris Brown, are nonetheless unequal and unhealthy with one partner dominating the other. Let me see your phone,” mimics Maryland high school teacher Erika Chavarria. What contemporary media presents to teens and tweens as “love” today is actually about sex and control.

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Holding someoneback in order to make demands, such as "You will listen to me! If you are in Midcoast Maine in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties, New Hope for Women is here to help by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-522-3304, visiting our ‘Contact’ page, or stopping by any of our Midcoast offices.

Teen dating violence is a serious issue affecting young people in our communities Each year, 1 in 3 teens in the U. is a victim of verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner.

Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and adult re-victimization.

Abusive dating relationships hurt not only the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities.

This adds up to 1.5 million high school students last year alone.

Last modified 13-Nov-2017 16:33