Approximately 9.4% of all high school students have admitted to suffering physical abuse from a romantic partner, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.Teen dating violence has similar effects to witnessing violence in the home.These problems also affect the adolescents’ cognitive development and maturation, which can hurt their ability to succeed in school and form healthy social relationships.The nature of the parent-child relationship is crucial to determining whether the child will suffer from harm.According to the National Research Center on Domestic Violence, approximately 1.5 million high school students every year experience physical abuse from a dating partner.Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner.
Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships with the Center for Disease Control and the National Research Center on Domestic Violence online resources.
Domestic violence is especially dangerous, because although it is incredibly prevalent locally and globally, it is often kept quiet and ignored.
As a result, it may be viewed by society as a fairly accepted and typical behavior.
Regardless of whether a child has been personally targeted and harmed physically and/or emotionally, the effects of observing violence are adverse and severe.
Children and teenagers who witness domestic violence are at significantly greater risk of developing depression, delinquency, aggression, low self-esteem and self-abuse.