Adolescent Dating Violence: Prevalence, Risk Factors, Health Outcomes, And Implications For Clinical Practice

Adolescent Dating Violence: Prevalence, Risk Factors, Health Outcomes, And Implications For Clinical Practice

Different studies indicate that the prevalence of adolescents admitting that they have acted in some type of violence towards their partners varies from 10% to 50% . On the other hand, the percentage of adolescents indicating that they have suffered some kind of violence related to intimate partner relationships varies from 12% to 45%. This phenomenon is especially worrying considering that some mental healthproblems starting at this moment of life may perpetuate to adulthood .

Suggested future directions involve broadening existing parent- and family-based programming for ADV to include a focus on secondary and tertiary prevention, gender differences, and gender and sexual minorities. This review also highlights the need for existing programs to expand their evaluation of behavioral outcomes and comparison of programs to one another. Overall, the study indicated that youth in foster care with a history of early maltreatment are at high risk for experiencing dating violence in young adulthood, and that certain risk and protective factors across the developmental trajectory play important roles.


We conducted a qualitative study to examine how young people (aged years) in Hanoi, Vietnam used the Internet to develop sexual practices and identities. Our analysis of texts from focus groups, in-depth interviews, chat scripts and field notes reveals how the Internet is used to assemble sexual information that was not available from other sources such as the family and school. Young people’s narratives also show how they use the Internet as a medium for expressing sexual identities and desires. In the light of these findings, we suggest expanding sex education to include issues that are important to young people such as emotions and relationships, rather than simply focusing more narrowly on reproduction, public health and other interests of the state. One suggested approach to preventing adolescent dating violence is to prevent behavioral precursors to dating violence, such as bullying. However, no longitudinal study has examined bullying as a behavioral precursor to dating violence.

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This transition can be challenging for youth, especially youth who have grown up in the child welfare system. Examples include name calling, controlling/jealous behaviors, consistent monitoring, shaming, bullying , intentionally embarrassing him/her, keeping him/her away from friends and family. Demonstrates that a major challenge to effective prevention is that the period of infancy has gone largely unexplored in the empirical literature . So while authors advocate for professionals to use a flexible approach to address individual situations, prevention for infants are not addressed as there is a gap in literature that illustrates how those situations would be assessed. It is argued that COVID-19 acted as an accelerator of intimacies, allowing people to nego-tiate alternative forms of sociality both within and outside the domestic space.

The first step involves an identification of the problem or a precise definition. Therefore an ecological approach is a well-matched model for a public health framework and even more well matched for incorporation of interviewer techniques (Gaxiola-Romero and Frías-Armenta, 2012; Kenny and Wurtele, 2012). It is suggested that behavior and social network patterns established relatively early in life increase one’s vulnerability to victimization later in life, as well as point to aspects of parenting that serve a protective function against such outcomes. Results show that general strain and cumulative intimate partner strain increase the use of dating violence among college students. The vast majority of perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence do not ever come to the attention of police or legal systems.

Moreover, these violent manifestations are related to attitudes towards violence during adolescence. The results have clear implications for the use of a relevant instrument such as the M-CTS in school settings, in order to screen for a problem that is becoming more and more relevant in recent years. Moreover, the present work is relevant to better comprehend the structure of intimate partner violence, which can contribute to the implementation of prevention strategies during adolescence. Nonetheless, we still need more studies and information that enhance our comprehension of violence manifestations during adolescence. In addition, the study of MI of the M-CTS attending to variables such as race or culture may improve the information about the structural equivalence of the M-CTS for its use in cross-cultural comparisons.

This year, NRCDV is honored to partner with and amplify the voices of Black youth leaders for both Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month and Black History Month, throughout the month of February and beyond. If you need to go back and make any changes, you can always do so by going to our Privacy Policy page. Learn how you can implement strategies from the technical packages with CDC’s Violence Prevention in Practice tool. Civic engagement has the potential to empower young adults, increase their self-determination, and give them the skills and self-confidence they need to enter the workforce. Read about one youth’s experience in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps . Semantic Scholar is a free, AI-powered research tool for scientific literature, based at the Allen Institute for AI.

It is crucial to implement early detection strategies and to promote positive attitudes that could potentially prevent these manifestations. Intimate partner violence is nowadays a global issue that is affecting not only individuals, but families and society as a whole . In addition, this kind of violence is starting earlier during adolescence, a relevant period where these behaviors develop . Thus, it is not surprising that intimate partner violence has increased in recent years, becoming a world health issue . However, there are still relatively few studies analyzing attitudes related to romantic relationship violence across the world. Compared with the matched no victimization group, individuals reporting adolescent dating violence were more likely to experience physical intimate partner violence approximately 12 years later , through the experience of 5-year victimization.

From the end of June and beginning of July a number of announcements were made on expansionary monetary and fiscal policy which will provide additional momentum to the economy. These include measures to lower the interest-rate ceiling, cut personal income tax and reduce the tax rate for social housing. These measures will increase disposable income for a wide range of the population and increase money supply to the market. Thanks to the new deposit rate, bank funding costs were reduced, which will lead to lower lending rates in coming months, thus, boosting domestic consumption and production. A lack of empirical evaluations prevented conclusions regarding the utility of PD application in primary and secondary SVA prevention targeting young people in terms of measured outcomes, and a MATE taxonomy was developed to describe and classify PD application. The study recruited a total of 215 young adults between the ages of who had previously been enrolled in the Fostering Healthy Futures program.

It is argued that feminist researchers’ focus on marital violence as a form of aggression against women by men and their concern for severely beaten wives may have caused them to ignore high levels of female violence in marriage and dating. ParticipantsThe target population for this particular study will be detectives and police officers who actively work with interviewing children, particularly over the past 5 years. Since it is not possible to interview for a researcher to interview all police officials who meet the study criteria in the country. Demographic profile of the participants will include both male and female police officials, no quotas will be imposed and is subject to natural fall out. The age groups of participants in the survey will be aged to allow for more experience and exposure. Evidence of the risk of pressure to start dating and low effectiveness of parental monitoring against high-risk peers is provided and the need to reduce specific risks of TDV in the adolescent relational context is highlighted.

Specific approaches may include conflict resolution and life skills training, social-emotional learning, and safe dating and healthy relationship skill programs. Although studies have identified risk factors for campus sexual violence, longitudinal research is needed to examine time-varying risk factors across social ecological levels and data are particularly needed to identify protective factors. The second level examines close relationships that may increase the risk of experiencing violence as a victim or perpetrator. A person’s closest social circle-peers, partners and family members-influences their behavior and contribute to their experience. Prevention strategies at this level may include parenting or family-focused prevention programs and mentoring and peer programs designed to strengthen parent-child communication, promote positive peer norms, problem-solving skills and promote healthy relationships. Intervention also focuses on other bodies in society such as teachers, clinicians and others who respond to child abuse.

Some research places emphasis on the use of various aids in interviewing children as a tool for understanding and obtaining information. However, if an impact is to be made in the field of child abuse and neglect interviews are to be successful, we need to dig deeper than how professionals interpret a child’s use of props. Interviewers need to understand the various factors and complexity of the situation. A lack of understanding the different environmental and social structures that contribute to child abuse may result in inaccurate information being gathered. This has detrimental effects because it may leave a child in a dangerous situation or it may result in wrong accusations against innocent parties which would remove a child from a happy home and cause harm. It is important to therefore, ensure professionals take on a two dimensional approach by understanding the importance of prevention.

For instance, alcohol use and sex initiation predicted multiple forms of TDV perpetration for boys, whereas weapon carrying and emotional symptoms predicted several forms of TDV perpetration for girls. Digital dating abuse is an emerging form of dating violence thought to have serious health effects on young people. In order to fully understand the nature and magnitude of the problem, a clear understanding of the measured construct, and robust measurement instruments are required.

Prevention efforts for adolescent dating violence have largely focused on adolescent-based interventions with little emphasis on parent- and family-based interventions, despite the integral role parents serve in adolescent relationship development. This literature review provides an overview of the existing parent- and family-based intervention efforts for ADV. This review highlights that some programs are geared toward a universal audience, whereas others are more targeted toward populations believed to be at greater risk for ADV. Some programs primarily target parents, whereas others integrate parent-based components into primarily adolescent-focused or comprehensive programs. Aspects to consider when selecting a program are discussed, as well as future directions.

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