ii Foshee, VA; Linder, GF; Bauman, KE; Langwick, SA; Arriaga, XB; Heath, JL; Mc Mahon, PM; Bangdiwala, S. “The Safe Dates Project: Theoretical Basis, Evaluation Design, and Selected Baseline Findings.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. iii Silverman, J., Raj, A., Mucci, L., Hathaway, J. “Dating Violence Against Adolescent Girls and Associated Substance Abuse, Unhealthy Weight Control, Sexual Risk Behavior, Pregnancy, and Suicidality.” Journal of the American Medical Association. Health Care Of 2,224 ninth to twelfth graders surveyed, 76 percent wanted the ability to obtain confidential health care, but only 45 percent perceived their regular provider to provide this, and only 28 percent had discussed confidentiality Sixty percent of abused girls said they felt doctors should talk to them about sexual and physical abuse, but only 21 percent of abused girls reported ever having a discussion with their health care provider about physical or sexual abuse. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Female teens cause more minor injures to their partners than male teens, but are also likely to receive more significant physical injuries and are more likely to be sexually victimized by their partners. vi Symons, P., Groer, M., Kepler-Youngblood, P., Slater, V. “Prevalence and Predictors of Adolescent Dating Violence,” Journal of Child & Adolescent Pediatric Nursing, Volume 7, No. Moreover, the emotional consequences of the violence are more harmful for females than for males.Further research is needed to enhance our understanding of adolescent dating violence including the nature of conflicts, as well as the meaning, context, intent, and consequences of the violence and the role of gender.Clearly the prevention of dating violence requires a commitment (both financial and otherwise) with the goal of establishing a consistent, coordinated, and integrated approach in every school and community.Young adults (n = 758; 61% female; mean age of 20 years), originally recruited for a longitudinal study as 9th- and 10th-grade Texas high school students, were asked about their childhood experiences with corporal punishment and physical abuse, as well as current experiences with dating violence.
This article provides a critical review of the research literature with respect to risk factors for both perpetrators and victims of dating violence and examines the research on the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs.
There is considerable controversy regarding whether violence in teen dating relationships involves mutual aggression and indeed several studies report higher rates of inflicting violence for females (Foshee, 1996; Gray & Foshee, 1997; O'Keefe, 1997).
Fundamental problems exist, however, in asserting gender parity regarding relationship violence.
Teens and young adults who are disconnected from social supports such as school, family, and work are at particular risk for domestic violence. In addition, 32 percent of girls who had been abused reported bingeing and purging, compared to 12 percent of girls who had not been abused.
Only seven percent of abused girls said they had told their physician about being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer Youth In a survey of gay, lesbian and bisexual students, 40 percent answered ‘yes’ to the question, “have you ever been hurt physically or sexually by a date or someone you were going out with? Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes Committed by Current & Former Spouses, Boyfriends & Girlfriends.