Adolescents who experience dating violence are not only at an increased risk of being physically injured, but are also more likely to report binge drinking, suicide attempts, physical fighting, and sexual activity. Sexual assault and related offences such as sexual interference were the most common offences related to dating violence reported to police by adolescents in Canada. study knew friends and peers who had been verbally abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend, and 20 per cent of 13 and 14-year-olds in relationships knew friends and peers who had been physically assaulted (kicked, hit, slapped or punched) by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Toronto (ON) – February 21, 2012 – Canadian teens are experiencing dating violence in record numbers and need help to stay safer.
Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canada’s public foundation for women and girls, is raising funds and investing in teen healthy relationship programs across Canada, where youth will learn how to stop the violence - for good.
Accurate diagnosis of this disorder requires assessment by a qualified practitioner trained in psychiatric diagnosis and evidence-based treatment.
However, if no such professional is available, our free computerized diagnosis is usually accurate when completed by an informant who knows the patient well.
Many of the programs incorporate important leadership opportunities for teens to co-facilitate the program.