Teen dating and abuse

If a victim chooses to leave an abusive relationship, for various reasons, it may take multiple attempts to leave. Physical injuries such as broken bones or unexplained bruising Claims of being “clumsy” or “accident prone” Frequent absenteeism or tardiness Isolation Harassing phone calls, text messages, emails or notes on cars Comments about stress at home Talking about the spouse or partner’s anger or temper Leaving work early or coming in late Making mistakes on the job Abuse occurs in all types of relationships and among people with varying backgrounds of age, race, religion, financial status, sexual orientation and education.

Any act that causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to a teen by an individual who is in a current or former dating relationship with that teen.Most adults want to help but are unsure of how to get involved.If you think a child is being abused or neglected, you should report it as soon as you become aware of it.Many victims avoid using the criminal justice system when experiencing family violence, for valid reasons.Because of this, a community response is necessary.