Help Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Teaching healthy relationship skills can prevent dating violence!

Teen dating violence is not a problem that goes away but leads to adverse outcomes in adulthood as well. Studies have shown that teen dating violence victims experience issues as adults such as antisocial behavior, depression, suicidal thoughts, heavy drinking, and drug use. Teens may mistake controlling behavior for caring and concern. Healthy relationships and the skills necessary for them can be taught.

Take a look at these Dibble resources to increase your understanding of healthy relationship skills and Dating Violence Prevention:

Also check out these innovative programs that help stop dating violence:

Recognize the Signs:
  1. Everything in the beginning of the relationship is what you wanted. Soon it turns to blame and humiliation. Your partner says that you are not good enough.
  2. Your partner forces you to stop hobbies, talents, and interests that make you you. You are forced to leave your old personality behind.
  3. Your partner isolates you from friends or family members to gain power.
  4. You partner yells, screams, curses, and points out your imperfections.
  5. You partner denies they have done anything wrong. They blame you for their own wrong actions.
Violence Prevention Case Studies
Erin’s Law (Child Abuse Prevention) Case Study
Violence Prevention Case Study
4-H Extension Case Study
Dating Violence Prevention Case Study

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