Teen Dating Violence : Teenage Dating

1655 WordsAug 15, 20167 Pages
Teen Dating Violence Dawn Brown, Verronica Flowers, Michelle Marcak, Lisa Sprouse Dr. Brinda Mckinney, Instructor Arkansas State University NRS 3333 Women 's Health August 12, 2016 Teen Dating Violence In 2013, the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey reported that 21% of female and 10% of male high school students experienced some form of physical and/or sexual dating violence. It was also reported that youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at greater risk of victimization during college (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2016). The purpose of this paper is to bring awareness to this very serious, yet preventable, public health issue and to serve as a comprehensive source of knowledge on the subject of teen dating violence. This paper will address the three types of dating violence, risk factors, warning signs, screening tools for health care providers to use, and the downfall of negative health effects that could happen when a teen becomes victim to dating violence. The ultimate goal is prevention of teen dating violence, however, it is also imperative that the proper resources be easily accessible to those already affected. This can be done by assessing the problem and providing the right education to empower teens to allow them to feel safe in all situations. Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.

More about Teen Dating Violence : Teenage Dating

Open Document