Causes of teen dating violence
Given that many of these prevention programs have only been short-term interventions, the results are particularly encouraging and demonstrate a potential to impact public health.
As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by their relationship experiences.
Most obvious is the greater physical harm that can be inflicted by male violence due to males' often greater size and strength.
Compared to boys, girls are more likely to sustain injuries and require medical treatment as a result of the violence (Makepeace, 1987).
Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships may contribute to negative consequences.Violence in teen dating relationships is alarmingly commonplace.