Journal articles on teen dating violence
Adults and adolescents are often unaware that youth experience unhealthy relationships (e.g., physical abuse, verbal abuse). Shifting boundaries: A summary of findings from a National Institute of Justice Prevention Program in New York City middle schools October 2008 - December 2010. Unhealthy relationships that are based on violence and abuse have been categorized as teen dating violence, which is defined as the physical, sexual, or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship—stalking is also included. National Institute of Justice Annual Conference Presentation. Why teens become violent There are several theories as to why teens act out in violence.
It is important to create spaces, such as school communities, where the behavioral norms are not tolerant of abuse in dating relationships.The message must be clear that treating people in abusive ways will not be accepted, and policies must enforce this message to keep students safe.