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Dating violence magazine article

Data show that physical violence is more than three times as likely on days that alcohol is consumed compared to days with no drinking.

Of course, classic signs of psychological distress, such as symptoms of anxiety or depression, are associated with teen dating violence and numerous other problems and should be investigated. Hamby: There are many steps that parents and other bystanders can take, starting with simply expressing concern and offering to be a safe, nonblaming person to talk to about relationships.

Parents are important role models for teens (whether it seems like it or not) and also need to make sure their own relationships are respectful and egalitarian.

Some of the most dangerous youth are those who expect their dates to meet all of their emotional and social needs.

Jealousy—especially jealousy that is way out of proportion to how long a couple has been dating or how serious their relationship is—is a big warning sign. If you have to send your boyfriend a picture from your phone to prove that you are really at your grandmother’s house, that’s a problem.

She is editor of the APA journal Psychology of Violence, which this month is releasing a special issue about the interconnections among different types of violence.

For the special issue, she is lead author of the article, “Teen Dating Violence: Co-Occurrence with Other Victimizations in the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (Nat SCEV).” Dr.

Valentine’s Day can also increase vulnerability because research has shown that for some teens it can be a day associated with intercourse, including first sexual intercourse. Hamby: Yes, our new study coming out in Psychology of Violence provides the first nationally representative data showing a strong association between teen dating violence and cyberbullying.

Victims of teen dating violence are three to four times more likely to be cyberbullied as other teens.

The CDC define teen dating violence (TDV) as "the physical, sexual psychological or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking." TDV has been associated with a number of short- and long-term complications, such depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors and increased risk of drug and alcohol use.

For the first time since its launch in 1999, the 2013 YRBS survey has gathered information on high school students' exposure to more serious forms of physical and sexual TDV and has excluded students who were not dating.

No matter where you live in the United States, teens, parents or anyone else can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or loveisrespect at 1-866-331-9474, text “loveis” to 77054.