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Teen Dating Violence: Awareness & Prevention
Transcript of Teen Dating Violence: Awareness & Prevention
What is Teen Dating Violence?
Teen Dating Violence is the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, as well as stalking. It can occur in person or electronically by a current or previous dating partner.
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
This project is supported by subrantee NO X15-8-050 and awarded by the state administering office for the Domestic Violence Grant Program. The opinions, finding, conclusions, and recommendation expressed in the publications, program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflecs the views of the state or CJCC.
Truth or Fiction-- Myth or Fact?
Same sex couples are
abusive at about the same
rate of opposite sex couples.
Teen dating violence and
sexual assault is estimated to occur
between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual,
and questioning (LGBTQ) youth at about
the same rate as in straight teen relationships.
However, LGBTQ youth are even less likely than heterosexual youth to tell anyone or seek help, and
there are fewer resources for these teens.
Most abusers are bums
or crazy people.
Abusers are found in all classes and types of people: rich, poor, male, female, professional, unemployed, black, white, Hispanic, urban, rural, etc.
Boy/girlfriends abuse as a result of using alcohol and drugs.
Alcohol and drugs can make the violence worse, but drugs and alcohol are NEVER excuses for dating violence.
If someone pressures you to hook up with them because they want to get closer to you, then they really like you.
If they like you, they would not be pressuring you.
Continuation-- Truth or Fiction--- Myth or Fact
If your partner is constantly texting, iming, and/or calling you when you asked them to stop, this is considered stalking. -- FACT
If you have asked someone to stop bothering you and that person continues, then this is a serious crime that can be enforced by the police.
People stay in abusive relationships because they don't want to leave or like "drama".
FACT: People stay in abusive relationships
for many reasons: fear, economic dependence,
confusion, loss of self-confidence, not recognizing
the abuse, personal beliefs, or hope that the abuser will change.
Jealousy and possessiveness
are signs of true love.
Jealousy and possessiveness are specific signs that
the person sees you as a possession. It is one of the most common early warning sign of abuse.
Teen dating violence is very common. -- FACT
Approximately 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Know how to keep safe.
Know the warning signs.
RESOURCES FOR HELP
Safe Homes, Inc.
904 Merry St.
Augusta, GA 30904
Crisis line: 706.736.2499
Georgia Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-33-HAVEN (1-800- 334-2836
National Domestic Violence Hotline
What are the 5 types of abuse?
Includes threats, making him/her feel responsible for abuse, mind games, name calling, brain washing, yelling, embarassing him/her, spreading rumors, and stalking.
Dictates where boy/girlfriend goes, what he/she does, monitors activities that he/she does, monitors both social media and cell phone activity, possessive of girl/boyfriend's time and attention.
Takes control of boy/girlfriend's money, refuses to give any money to girl/boyfriend, does not want girl/boy friend to earn his/her own money.
Includes forced sex (rape), pressuring for sex, uncomfortable positions, and refusing to have safe sex.
Includes hitting, slapping, punching, pinching, restraining, pushing, and choking.
Teen Dating Violence is about...
It's a cycle...
What are possible causes for teen dating violence?
Established family patterns
Need for control
If someone hits you, it is
probably because you provoked them.
No one provokes violent reactions from others. People are
responsible for their own actions
in different situations. Violence
is NEVER a victim's fault.
If a person stays in an
abusive relationship, it
must not really be that
People stay in abusive
relationships for a number of
reasons: fear, money, self-esteem,
wanting to change the other
person, or hoping that they will
change on their own.
Know what is a healthy relationship.
Know your dating rights.
Know what to do if you are abused.