Just Say YES speakers are dedicated to reducing these numbers through presenting ways of effectively addressing boundaries in dating, refusal skills, and establishing a positive circle of friends.
Friends and trusted adults can help students recognize unhealthy relationships and empower them to establish healthy boundaries.
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A pattern of put-downs, name-calling, yelling, or threats leveled against a dating partner.
Abuse occurs in-person as well as through cyberbullying and cyber-control.
Statistics show that 72% of students in 8th and 9th grades are in dating relationships.
But unfortunately, teen dating violence is reality for 1.5 million high school students across the US every year who experience some form of dating violence from a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Women between the ages of 16 and 24 are at greatest risk of becoming teen dating abuse victims.
Most of the selected 37 studies had cross-sectional population-based designs, focused on elevated depressive symptoms and were conducted in the United States.
Most studies suggested moderate or strong positive associations between IPV and depression.
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To date, few systematic reviews of observational studies have been conducted to comprehensively evaluate the co-morbidity of intimate partner violence (IPV) and specific depression outcomes in women.
Also, for many teens, the violence and abusive behaviors begin or increase at the time that they become pregnant.