These aren’t all boyfriends and girlfriends abusing each other online and in person.
It reflects a pervasive vulnerability for all teens that is probably due to parents, teachers and other adults failing to prioritize the safety of teens in their lives. Hamby: Parents and other concerned adults can watch for a dramatic decline in contact with other friends.
Dating violence affects approximately one in 13 youth.No matter where you live in the United States, teens, parents or anyone else can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or loveisrespect at 1-866-331-9474, text “loveis” to 77054.The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists.
APA's membership includes more than 154,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Some of the most dangerous youth are those who expect their dates to meet all of their emotional and social needs.