Fact about teen dating
FACT: Alcohol and drugs can and do exacerbate violence, but they are NEVER the cause of violence.
Additionally, many people who batter do not drink heavily and many alcoholics do not beat their partners.
Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling.
These behaviors are often thought to be a “normal” part of a relationship.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.