Machismo within our Latinx communities is most commonly presented in sets of heavily enforced gender norms and expectations.Often coming from “La mujer […] Youth of all shapes and forms have voices that carry truth and passion. It gets buried in single story stereotypes and societal norms that tells us power comes with age or in the form of a white male.Dating violence may be hard to identify at first because it usually starts with simple teasing or other behavior that can be explained away as “normal” to dating relationships (being controlling of your time, getting overly jealous, etc.).But unhealthy behaviors like this simply set the stage for more serious abuse.Unhealthy relationships can start early and can last a lifetime so please be wary of the warning signs.Most people are unaware of how frequently teens experience dating violence.Share them with your teen and look at them together, or simply pass them on.
From phone numbers and victim services centers, to online pamphlets and sites, we’ve put together a list of some of the best resources for teens.
Unadjusted Odds Ratios for Relationships Between Health Risk Behaviors and Lifetime Prevalence of Violence From Dating Partners Among Adolescent Girls Attending Massachusetts Public High Schools* Table 3.
Adjusted Odds Ratios for Relationships Between Health Risk Behaviors and Lifetime Prevalence of Violence From Dating Partners Among Adolescent Girls Attending Massachusetts Public High Schools*Doyle JP, Frank E, Saltzman LE, Mc Mahon PM, Fielding BD.
Dating violence is a real phenomenon happening in every high school. Dating violence is any act by one person in a dating relationship that injures their dating partner physically, mentally, emotionally, and/or sexually; and includes stalking.
Dating violence occurs in person or electronically; and between current or former dating partners.