Teen dating violence news stories

10 Mar

How you present yourself matters, so Susan Harrow teaches teenage girls to stand up straight and make good eye contact.

She coaches them to speak with a forceful, no-nonsense voice.

The literature on IPV among adolescents indicates that the rates are similar for the number of girls and boys in heterosexual relationships who report experiencing IPV, or that girls in heterosexual relationships are more likely than their male counterparts to report perpetrating IPV. stated that, unlike domestic violence in general, equal rates of IPV perpetration is a unique characteristic with regard adolescent dating violence, and that this is "perhaps because the period of adolescence, a special developmental state, is accompanied by sexual characteristics that are distinctly different from the characteristics of adult." Wekerle and Wolfe theorized that "a mutually coercive and violent dynamic may form during adolescence, a time when males and females are more equal on a physical level" and that this "physical equality allows girls to assert more power through physical violence than is possible for an adult female attacked by a fully physically mature man." Regarding studies that indicate that girls are as likely or more likely than boys to commit IPV, the authors emphasize that substantial differences exist between the genders, including that girls are significantly more likely than boys to report having experienced severe IPV, such as being threatened with a weapon, punched, strangled, beaten, burned, or raped, and are also substantially more likely than boys to need psychological help or experience physical injuries that require medical help for the abuse, and to report sexual violence as a part of dating violence.

They are also more likely to take IPV more seriously.

The research has mainly focused on Caucasian youth, and there are yet no studies which focus specifically on IPV in adolescent same-sex romantic relationships.

She talks about different faces — the "hard" face that brooks no argument and the "soft" one that invites cooperation.

Hands are both weapons and signals, able to push someone away if needed, or simply convey "Stop that!

Then we tell our story and what happened in our case.” “Through gathering information for the trial and talking to our friends after we learned a lot to things that we didn’t know — we didn’t know how controlling he was, we knew he kept tabs on her, but we didn’t know he had isolated her from her really close friends.” she said.

“I use this as part of my story when we go speak, two of her really close, who we are in almost daily contact with, they have to live with the guilt of they knew a lot more of what was going on and how controlling he was, and how manipulative he was to her.