Verbal abuse and emotional abuse are intricately linked.Read more about the latter by reviewing this “ How to Recognize Emotional Abuse” checklist.College students are not equipped to deal with dating abuse – 57% say it is difficult to identify and 58% say they don’t know how to help someone who’s experiencing it.
Both campaigns seek to reveal how common relationship abuse is (one in four women is abused by a partner at some point in her life) and end the stigma surrounding domestic violence.
Among female victims of intimate partner violence, 94% of those age 16-19 and 70% of those age 20-24 were victimized by a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend.
Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.
Lack of Awareness Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.
Eighty-one (81) percent of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.