Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.
Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.
According to The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, young men and women may have certain beliefs that lead to higher incidence of dating violence.
For example, teenage men may believe: And while all of those beliefs can also be seen in adults, they are likely more prevalent in teens.
Targets of abuse are also more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide.
Here are some consequences the target may experience: Online courses provide key info on bullying, dating violence Two interactive distance-learning courses, Bullying 101 and Teen Dating Violence 101, provide key information about bullying, cyber bullying, and dating violence and explain how to create safe, healthy environments and relationships.
It is crucial to the physical, mental and social well fare of the victim that they recognize abuse and remove themselves from the situation quickly.
Studies have found that adults who are long-term victims of domestic abuse are more likely to suffer from heart conditions, chronic pain conditions and asthsma due to long time exposure to stress.
There are many warning signs of dating abuse and they should always be taken seriously.
A pattern does not have to occur for it to be considered dating violence – one incidence of violence is abuse and it is one too many.
Local law enforcement agencies, legal aid agencies and shelters are available with the needs of men and women who have experienced domestic violence.
If you are a victim of domestic violence contact one of the organizations below for a list of agencies in your area and advice on how to protect yourself from further harm.
More severe injury may occur if the abuse is frequent and harsh.