Teen dating violence campaign

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Kara Hahn (D-Setauket), herself a survivor of relationship abuse.

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationally experience physical abuse from a dating partner each year, and 1 in 3 teens reports receiving online abuse.

Photo Credit: Barry Sloan When Christine Valencia started dating a new boyfriend, she didn’t know she would later fear him. Valencia read a poetic piece about her experience in an abusive relationship Tuesday to help unveil a new initiative to raise awareness of teen domestic violence in Suffolk County and across New York State.

And she didn’t know she’d eventually leave him to save her own life. Advocates against domestic violence, and government officials, gathered at the H.

Valencia said she hadn’t been aware of the warning signs and didn’t realize the danger she was in until later. An online education module on healthy relationships will also be rolled out to schools, Wright said.

February is teen domestic violence awareness month and Tuesday was Wear Orange Day, the official awareness day of the month.

Unhealthy behaviors can be incredibly dangerous in a teenage relationship.

Teens under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more likely to become: Alcohol-charged outbursts also tend to be more violent and damaging.

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A lot of teenagers experiment with drugs and alcohol.

However, only 9 percent of teens who experience abuse seek help, according to national statistics.

In 2018, when teens spend so much time online, Wright said abuse can also come in the form of threatening texts, controlling emails and posting photos without permission, for example.

According to researchers at the University of Buffalo research institute on addictions, teen dating Violence isn’t just a teenage problem.

Rather, “the risk for aggressive behavior and involvement in dating Violence are related to stressors experienced much earlier in life.” If, between preschool and middle school, a child has an alcoholic or drug addicted parent, they are much more likely to be abusive to partners in future relationships. There could be a number of reasons to explain the relationship between a parent’s addictions and a teen’s behavior.

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