Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been a well examined and documented phenomenon in adults; however, there has not been nearly as much study on violence in adolescent dating relationships, and it is therefore not as well understood.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.In honor of February’s National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, our second prevention student mental health We Care Campaign video focused on bringing awareness to the dangers of teen dating violence.
23% of females and 14% of males who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age.
A 2013 survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months before they were surveyed.
Linda Oberhaus, Executive Director of The Shelter, shared, “Dating violence is any situation in which one partner purposefully causes emotional, physical or sexual harm to another.” As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
CPEDV works on public policy issues, increase community awareness, strengthen members’ capacity, and provides a plethora of trainings and resources to the field.
Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center based in Los Angeles and dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.
Peace Over Violence works with many schools throughout Los Angeles with their is a project of the California Department of Health Services and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), a statewide coalition of rape crisis centers and prevention programs founded in 1980.
The campaign, which enlists young men to take action to stop rape, is designed to raise awareness of sexual violence among youth and highlight the vital role that young men can play in fostering healthy, safe relationships.
The guide also includes information on how parents can communicate with their teens who are part of the digitally savvy generation.
The California Adolescent Health Collaborative (CAHC) is a public-private statewide coalition of individuals and organizations that works to increase understanding and support of adolescent health and well-being in California.
SBHCs can find resources on this website as well as download free, powerful campaign posters.