This demonstrates how this topic has been an issue for some time but is only in more recent years coming into mainstream discussions.
Although these books are based on American studies they can still have a major influence on our practise.
About 20% of both girls and boys said they experienced only psychological violence; 2% of girls and 3% of boys said just physical. When researchers analyzed data from the same young adults five years later, they found notable differences:• Girls victimized by a teen boyfriend reported more heavy drinking, smoking, depression and thoughts of suicide.• Boys who had been victimized reported increased anti-social behaviors, such as delinquency, marijuana use and thoughts of suicide.• Those of both sexes who were in aggressive relationships as teens were two to three times more likely to be in violent relationships as young adults.
The data did not specifically address why many of the negative outcomes were different for boys and girls, or explain the conditions that led to revictimization, says Deinera Exner-Cortens, lead author of the study and a doctoral candidate in developmental psychology at Cornell University."We know that girls are more likely to experience more severe physical violence, sexual violence and injury, and they report more fear around their aggressive dating experiences," she says.
"We need more research to better understand how aggression functions in teen dating relationships."Healthy romantic relationships "are a very important developmental experience for teens," she adds.
"They help them develop a sense of identity, a sense of autonomy.""This study is useful in exploring a range of consequential health outcomes that may be associated with teen dating violence," says Peggy Giordano, a sociologist who studies adolescent development at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Victims of teen dating violence are at increased risk of mood and behavior problems as young adults, and at increased risk for future violent relationships, a new study suggests.Once a year, researchers from the University of Georgia’s School of Public Health interviewed the students, asking them about their romantic lives, as well as their drug and alcohol use.From teachers, researchers collected academic evaluations — how organized and hard-working was the student?• If you cannot establish an acceptable relationship, it might be best to walk away Video credits: Hawai`i State Department of Health, Sexual Violence Prevention Program; Sexual Violence Prevention Committee—East Hawai`i Community Action Team, Hilo High School—Performing Arts Learning Center; Hawai`i Youth Business Center; Grassroots Community Development Group; Na Leo ‘O Hawai`i, Inc.; The Wave 92.7FM; Hawai`i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.Funding: Hawai`i Alliance for Community Health; Hawai`i County Council Members Ilagan & Yoshimoto; Hawai`i State Commission on the Status of Women.