Typologies of adolescent dating violence
Sexual violence in dating relationships is also a major concern.
A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults and 60% of rapes take place in the victim's home or in that of a friend or relative.
Sexual abuse is when someone forces you into unwanted sexual activity, especially through threats or coercion.
In a healthy sexual relationship, you shouldn't feel threatened, pressured, or uncomfortable with your partner.
Back to top Physical abuse occurs when someone physically hurts you, such as by hitting you or throwing something at you.
This type of abuse includes hair-pulling, biting, shoving, slapping, choking, strangling, punching, kicking, burning, using or threatening use of a weapon, and forcibly confining someone.
Sexual abuse includes unwanted sexual touching, force or pressure to get a partner to consent, rape or attempted rape, and attempting or having sex with a person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.