On December 10 – 11, 2002, workshop attendees discussed violence theory, possible links between violence theories, and implications for future research.
A Summary of the Violence Theory Workshop (pdf, 21 pages) is available, which also lists the workshop attendees.
Healthy parent-child relationships also lead to more satisfaction in romantic relationships.
According to the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, approximately one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner- a figure that far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth.
Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.
A 2011 CDC nationwide survey found that 23% of females and 14% of males who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who — Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
But when the smartphone is constantly buzzing with messages from a significant other, it could be a sign of dating violence.
On October 26, 2004, workshop attendees discussed ideas regarding the Safety and Accountability Audit, a research approach that uses institutional ethnography to identify changes in policy or practice that may be needed to address violence against women.
A Summary of Workshop on Safety and Accountability Audits , Background Paper (pdf, 25 pages).