Teen age dating violence
In fact, nearly half of women killed by homicide in the United States are killed by their former or current intimate partners.Now a new study finds that this kind of violence also poses a risk to the lives of adolescent girls."I did not know it was an adolescent issue at this scale."The new study also offers details about the circumstances of the deaths.Adhia and her colleagues looked at information from law enforcement, the medical examiner or the coroner's office records for each case."She says adults should speak openly to children about relationships even before they are dating."I think it's important to talk about what healthy relationships are," she says.safe relationships with adults buffer from stressors," she says."There's a physical stress buffer for adolescents in having those connections.
The most common reasons were the victim breaking up with the perpetrator or refusing to start a relationship with them. The perpetrator's jealousy was also included in this group.finds Approximately two-thirds of Americans say it is hard to determine whether someone has been a victim of domestic abuse (64%) and want more information about what to do when confronted with domestic violence (65%).Teen romance gone wrong can be dangerous for girls."It's important to highlight that this can really lead to death.It's not something to brush off as 'This is just an argument between kids.' "The study might be the first to offer a national estimate for deaths of teenagers due to dating violence, says Anita Raj, who directs the Center for Gender Equity and Health at University of California San Diego and wasn't involved in the new study."I have never seen this kind of work with this very young [age] group," she says.