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Healthy Teen Relationships

Healthy Teen Relationships Relationship violence is a highly under-reported phenomenon. Teens are often reluctant to talk about violence that may be occurring in their relationship because they associate it with love. Prevalence of teen dating violence has been estimated as low as 9% and as high as 57%. The most highly reported statistic is that 1 in 3 teens will experience some form of abuse in a dating relationship. This video is public service announcement which was created for parents of teens to raise awareness about teen dating violence. Teens in dating relationships can experience issues with power and control. These may be in the form of hitting, slapping, pushing, verbal insults, or more subtle forms of intimidation like controlling behaviors such as the text messages shown in the video. Patterns of controlling behavior can highly influence an individual's health. Among today's tech-savvy teens, text messages are a primary form of communication, that pa

Relationships - are you in a dangerous relationship?

This park and memorial were erected in Elliot Lake, ON in memory of local women who died as a result of domestic violence, and to remind of the struggle with violence that women face everyday. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) At this link you will find a quiz.  This quiz was given during a lecture on risk markers for domestic violence and emotional abuse.  Now, no quiz can give you a precise answer on the quality of your relationship and its risks.   Don't take the final scores as gospel.  But some of the questions are really thought provoking.  For example; Does this person accept responsibility for his or her own actions rather than blaming failures on others? Does your partner respect your right to make decisions affecting your own life? Is your partner glad that you have other friends (even friends whom you do not share in common)? There are lots of things to think about here in the context of your own current relationship and whether there are risks attache