Did you know that alcohol and drugs play a major role in increasing violence toward a partner in a relationship?February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness about this and related issues. One study found that, in junior high and high school, teens who drank alcohol before age 13 were more likely to be both victims and abusers when it comes to physical dating violence.To end abuse in teen relationships, abusers much be held responsible for their behavior and possess a willingness to change.
1) Violence rarely happens in teenage dating relationships.
TRUE or FALSE 8) Teenagers frequently will tell someone about dating violence when it happens to them.
TRUE or FALSE ANSWERS: 1) FALSE Approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
TRUE or FALSE 2) Girls who stay in abusive relationships have no one to blame but themselves.
TRUE or FALSE 3) Dating violence happens mostly to females.