Psychology journal teen dating

According to the National Research Center on Domestic Violence, approximately 1.5 million high school students every year experience physical abuse from a dating partner.Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner.Before the violence starts, a teen may experience controlling behavior and demands such as being told what to wear and with whom to hang out.Over time, the unhealthy behavior may become violent.

Dating violence can have a negative effect on health throughout life.Teen dating violence is an important issue facing adolescents because of its alarming rates as well as its associated negative physical and mental health outcomes.School psychologists should be trained to recognize teen dating violence and intervene appropriately to offset risk.Recommendations for future research and direct practice with AI/AN students are discussed.ABSTRACT: Objective: The aim of this study was to identify patterns of dating aggression and victimization in urban early adolescents and their relations to mental health symptoms.

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