These three broad categories are each divided further to reflect more specific types of violence.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Dating violence can happen to any teen in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship, anytime, anywhere. Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and to promote healthy relationships with CDC's online resources.
That is why adults need to talk to teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.
Dating violence can have a negative effect on health throughout life.
A cyclical nature of domestic violence is most prevalent in intimate terrorism (IT), which involve a pattern of ongoing control using emotional, physical and other forms of domestic violence and is what generally leads victims, who are most often women, to women's shelters.
It is what was traditionally the definition of domestic violence and is generally illustrated with the "Power and Control Wheel" Recent research has questioned whether certain effects of domestic violence exposure on children are moderated and/or mediated by maternal psychological response such as maternal post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociation, and related biological markers.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 adolescents experiences verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year. Dating violence includes any behavior that is used to manipulate, gain control, gain power; cause fear, or make a dating partner feel bad about himself or herself.In 2013, assault by firearm was the leading cause of death due to interpersonal violence, with 180,000 such deaths estimated to have occurred.The same year, assault by sharp object resulted in roughly 114,000 deaths, with a remaining 110,000 deaths from personal violence being attributed to other causes. There is a strong relationship between levels of violence and modifiable factors such as concentrated poverty, income and gender inequality, the harmful use of alcohol, and the absence of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between children and parents.