They also inquired about actual physical violence — if they had been pushed or shoved or had something thrown at them.Five years later, that same group was questioned about health behaviors — things like suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, sexually risky behavior, depression, smoking and drug use — as well as if they had been the recipient of aggressive behavior by their partner in the past year.
A new initiative introduced by El Paso County officials aimed at reducing domestic violence and teen dating violence.
The film depicts the fictional story of teenager Natalie Rivera, who becomes a victim of dating violence.
Classroom-level interventions were delivered in six sessions, using a curriculum emphasizing the consequences for perpetrators, state laws and penalties, the construction of gender roles, and healthy relationships.
School-level interventions included the use of temporary school-based restraining orders, higher levels of faculty and security presence in "hot spots," and raising awareness schoolwide.
In the 16-minute movie geared toward teens, Natalie suffers the cycle of physical and emotional abuse by her boyfriend Alex.
A new initiative introduced by El Paso County officials aimed at reducing domestic violence. They seem like a normal newly wed couple on the outside, but when they are alone, the cycle of abuse is revealed.Some violent acts can cause more emotional harm than physical harm. An important risk factor for violence in teens is the behavior of their friends and classmates.You should know who your kids hang out with and encourage healthy behavior and relationships.Josefina Perez is an undocumented immigrant with a young daughter, and an abusive husband.Fearing for her daughter's safety, she risks everything and decides to seek help at a local women's shelter.“Unhealthy relationship experiences are associated with poor health and well-being,” says Exner-Cortens.