Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

The Realities of Teen Dating Violence and Ways to Move on

It’s so important to be aware of teen dating violence and ready to respond should you suspect it. Read Girl Talk’s thoughts on this important issue.

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thTeen dating violence is a reality that many people fail to realize and even fewer talk about. Many parents of teens believe teen dating violence is not even an issue. However, approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.  I recently discovered that a teen’s confusion about the law and their desire for confidentiality are two of the most significant barriers stopping young victims of abuse from seeking help.

Lastly, many teens hold on to the delusion that their partner will change or that the violence was just a one-time thing. Once it does happen again – and it will – they make excuses or rationalize why it happened again. Trust me, if it happens once, it will happen again. Don’t let it. GET OUT IMMEDIATELY!

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