Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you. Abuse happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex partnerships.
It occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels.
When this training refers to teens, we mean young people from pre-teen (11) throughout adolescence (to early 20s).
Educators include anyone who works with teens in a learning capacity and/or setting, from teachers, administrators, and counselors to coaches, youth mentors, and other school and after-school personnel.
Forced sex, even by a spouse or intimate partner with whom you also have consensual sex, is an act of aggression and violence.
Furthermore, people whose partners abuse them physically The incidents of physical abuse seem minor when compared to those you have read about, seen on television, or heard other women talk about.
Peer into the relationship dynamics of three teen couples to learn about a healthy dating relationship, unhealthy dating relationship, and concerning relationship that highlights educator intervention.
Test the knowledge you’ve gained and reflect on how this information can be applied to your work with teens in a meaningful way.
The bottom line is that abusive behavior is never acceptable, whether it’s coming from a man, a woman, a teenager, or an older adult. Domestic abuse often escalates from threats and verbal abuse to violence.
Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you.
An abuser doesn’t “play fair.” Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb.
Access and download teen dating violence information, curricula, strategies, and tools.
This training will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.