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Resoponding to Teen Dating Violence

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Xinyang Liu

on 28 April 2015

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Transcript of Resoponding to Teen Dating Violence

Characteristics of TDV
Repeated pattern of violence and control, escalating over time
Cycle of violence
Increased risk of danger when attempting to leave

What is TDV?
Teen dating violence...
To understand the dynamics and signs of TDV
To learn about sexual assault on college campuses
Understanding Teen Dating Violence
Teen dating violence is not that common.

Dhaea Kang, ICDVP,
Children's Program Coordinator

Xinyang Liu, LSW,
Sexual Assault Program Coordinator

...is a
pattern of abusive behavior
used to exert
power and control
over a dating partner

...can include emotional, physical, sexual, and digital abuse

...can occur in both casual and long-term relationships
Females between
experience the
rate of dating violence-
triple the national average.

1 in 3
teens is a victim of physical, emotional, sexual or verbal abuse from a dating partner
Teen dating violence only happens to kids who had a difficult upbringing.

TDV can happen in families across all cultures, income level, education levels and

is NOT limited to families with a history of violence


Teens in an abusive relationship usually tell a trusted adult
1 in 3
of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the abuse
Abuse in teen relationships are not as severe or detrimental to the victim as it is in adult relationship.
of youth who have been victims of both dating violence and rape
attempt suicide
Physical Abuse
Any intentional use of force with the intent to cause fear or injury.
Emotional Abuse
Non-physical behaviors such as...
constant monitoring

Sexual Abuse
Any action that pressures or coerces someone to do something sexually they don't want to do.
Digital Abuse
Use of technology to intimidate, harass or threaten a current or ex-dating partner
Warning signs teens may be a victim
Fears upsetting partner
Makes excuses
Spends majority of time with partner
Receives excessive number of calls/texts/email
Sudden change or reduced interested in activities
Unexplained bruises or injuries
Conduct issues
Consenting means only that at this particular time, you would like to engage in this particular behavior
Sexual Assault in Colleges
Title IX
Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments requires educational institutions and programs receiving federal funding to combat gender-based violence and harassment, and respond to survivors’ needs in order to ensure that all students have equal access to education.
“didn’t say no”
is NOT a

Rape or attempted rape
Pressuring into unwanted sexual activity
Date rape drugs
Restricting access to birth control and protection
Verbal sexual humiliation & degradation

20-25% of college women experience rape or attempted rape.
A college with 10,000 students could experience as many as 350 rapes per year.
80-90% of sexual assaults at colleges involve acquaintances, not strangers.
13% of college women are victims of a stalking incident at least once during college.
Fewer than 5% of completed and attempted rapes are reported.
Only 10-25% of male college rapists were expelled.
Fisher, B.S., Cullen, F.T., & Turner, M.G. (2000). The Sexual Victimization of College Women. National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The Jeanne Clery Act
Requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to publicly disclose statistics about on-campus crime.
Common Trouble on Campuses
Lack of a Sexual Assault Response Policy
Inadequate Sexual Assault Training and Response
Under reporting of Campus Crime Statistics
24-hour Hotline
Transitional Housing
Legal Advocacy
Case Management
Children's Program
Sexual Assault Program
Support Groups
Community Outreach & Education
Loveisrespect.org 2007-2013
Partnership Against Domestic Violence PADV 2013
Loveisrespect.org 2007-2013
Loveisrespect.org 2007-2013
of Chicago youth surveyed reported that they had been
hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose
by a dating partner.
Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls and Young Women 2009
What to do
Empowerment vs. giving advice
Document the abuse
Create a safety plan
Safety Planning
Identify cues
List trusted people
Use code word
DV/SA hotline
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