More than one-fifth of college undergraduates experience such violence, according to the results of a Clute Institute study published in 2013.
According to a 2003 report in the "Journal of Family Violence," high levels of academic achievement and feeling connected to school are protective factors against dating victimization.
School connectedness occurs when youth trust that educators and adults care about their well-being.
Taking steps to get help can be difficult, but remember it’s not your fault.
Certain factors may increase teens’ risk of experiencing and perpetrating teen dating violence.
Protective factors are attributes or resources that help decrease the risk for negative interactions with others and society.
Families play an important role by providing close relationships and a supportive environment.If you know individuals involved in unhealthy or abusive relationships, encourage them to seek help. She holds a Masters of Science in clinical social work from Columbia University.If you experience abuse in a relationship, get help immediately. Those risk factors contribute to IPV but might not be direct causes.Not everyone who is identified as “at risk” becomes involved in violence. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence/Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.