Teen Dating Violence (TDV)

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Teen dating violence (TDV) is a form of intimate partner violence (IPV). It is unique given the population that it affects. The elements of a teen relationship are absent of many key factors that are indicative of an unhealthy adult relationship submerged in domestic violence. Teen relationships are free of factors such as financial dependency, and having children to provide for or protect. These differences prompt one to wonder why teens would stay within a toxic relationship. Why would they continue to be bound to something that causes physical, emotional or mental disarray? TDV has recently been identified as a consequential health public concern, lacking longitudinal research that provides evidence for specifically treating the teen population …show more content…
These types of relationships often include physical abuse, such as hitting, kicking, biting, shoving or punching. Potentially, sexual abuse, when one individual is forced to participate in nonconsensual sexual activities, is present, or emotional abuse that entails name calling, bullying, humiliating, and alienating from friends and family. Often one of the individuals within the relationship may harass, stalk, and threaten the other partner. This can happen in person, or electronically through texting, emailing, or social media. These behaviors are abusive in nature and can further intensify into more serious patterns of violence. Teens that believe violence is admissible within a relationship, are anxious and depressed, abuse drugs and alcohol, who witness violence within their home, and teens are promiscuous with multiple partners are more vulnerable to TDV There are various long-term and short-term negative effects when TDV is present within a relationship. Studies have suggested that both males and females involved in TDV relationships having experienced emotional abuse reported using alcohol in an increasing rate, and those having experienced physical abuse reported using tobacco in an increasing rate. (Foshee, Mcaughton, Gottfredson, Chang, & Ennet, 2013.) A teen’s lack of developmental experience in communicating within an …show more content…
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Foshee VA, Reyes McNaughton HL, Ennett ST, Cance JD, Bauman KE, Bowling JM. Assessing the effects of Families for Safe Dates, a family-based teen dating abuse prevention program. Journal of Adolescent Health 2012; 51:349-356.Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
Foshee V.A., Reyes H.L.M., Gottfredson N.C., Chang L.-Y., Ennett S.T. (2013) A longitudinal examination of psychological, behavioral, academic, and relationship consequences of dating abuse victimization among a primarily rural sample of adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53 (6) , pp. 723-729.

Foshee VA, Reyes McNaughton HL, Ennett ST, Cance JD, Bauman KE, Bowling JM. Assessing the effects of Families for Safe Dates, a family-based teen dating abuse prevention program. Journal of Adolescent Health 2012; 51:349-356.

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