Statistics tell us that most victims of dating violence are girls between the ages of 16 and 24.
What’s more, many victims of domestic violence report having been first abused between the ages of 11 and 17.
For example, adolescent victims are at higher risk for depression, substance abuse, suicide attempts, eating disorders, poor school performance, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and further victimization.
It’s important to note that although these circumstances or experiences put an individual at higher risk, that does not mean they will experience IPV.
A combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors can contribute to IPV victimization or perpetration.
Relationship Development Stages Before meeting | Getting to know you | Getting close | Stabilizing | Making commitments | So what?
Relationships developed through a number of stages.
In a middle school aged adolescent many changes are happening inside the body as well as the outside, the changes may make the child feel uncomfortable with him or herself.