Relationship Violence and Sexual Exploitation

“Childhood Predictors of Teen Dating Violence Victimization” (abstract), Violence and Victims, Vol. 25, No. 2, April 2010.  
“When me and my boyfriend get into arguments he pushes me away and won’t look at me when I did nothing wrong,” writes Lexi, a 17-year-old in Providence.
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Need a fun way to teach young women about healthy relationships? In a new online game from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and the Dibble Institute for Marriage Education, teens create an imaginary boyfriend – and then get quizzed on their relationship skills.
Dating violence is a widespread problem among youth: According to findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, one in three teens has experienced physical, verbal or emotional abuse in a romantic relationship. Here are five ways to mark National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month:
American Indian and Alaska Native women are battered, raped and stalked at more than twice the rate of any other group of women in the United States. That's why the Sacred Circle National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women was established. Located in Rapid City, S.D., Sacred Circle provides training, technical assistance and resource information regarding violence against Native...
Jenna Musselman-Palles and her colleagues at Chicago’s Alliance for Local Service Organizations, known as ALSO, knew that teen dating violence had become an epidemic in the city. But they didn’t have anyone on staff who knew how to talk to youth about the tricky and personal subject of relationship abuse.
For survivors of childhood abuse, injury often adds itself to injury. Researchers have found that young people from abusive families may be more likely than their peers to have unhealthy romantic and sexual relationships as teens and adults.
NCFY recommends the following ways to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
Date: 9/15/2010 | Time: 6:24 | Size: 4 MB Two young women discuss their attempts to understand dating violence in their Chicago neighborhood and what they and other teens are doing about the problem.   JOHN LINGAN:  Welcome to the Positive Youth Development Podcast Series from the Family and Youth Services Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The series...
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