Myths and facts on dating violence
The media typically shows male perpetrators, so what message do our teens receive about abusers?
Will victimized boys feel like they can come forward if they think they’re the only ones? It’s obvious that we need to be educating kids at the most basic level.
Some progress toward awareness, prevention, and intervention with these youth has been made.
Organizations like loveisrespect, Futures without Violence, and Break the Cycle have increased awareness and provided resources for teens.
We need to find ways to lessen the stigma and perceived consequences of asking for help among teens. It doesn’t have the same consequences/isn’t as dangerous as domestic violence in adult relationships.