Race and dating violence
It has been reported that one in three adolescents in the U. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.
These behaviors may take the form of physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological violence.
“He controlled what I wore and who I hung out with. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, making it the most common type of youth violence. In Arizona, 17.3 percent of youth reported being a victim of one or more incidents of teen dating violence, according to the 2010 Arizona Youth Survey done by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.
If I wore something he didn’t like he would get angry and start an argument.” Nearly 1.5 million high school student’s nationwide experience physical dating violence, such as being slapped, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arizona is among the second worst tier for percentage of students who experienced dating violence. and Maryland have the highest number of teen dating violence with 14 percent or more teens reporting abuse.
The controlling behavior usually escalates, particularly if the victim of the abuse tries to resist or leave.
Types of abuse In a violent relationship, behaviors that are used to maintain fear, intimidation, and power over another person may include threats, intimidation, economic abuse, sexual abuse, taking advantage of male privilege, or using someone's identity against them.
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