Long term effects of dating violence
Love is Not Abuse: A Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum This comprehensive, free curricula from Loveisrespect can be used with high school students.
Toolkit to Incorporate Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention into Existing Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programming Designed for Family and Youth Services Bureau grantees, this toolkit will be relevant to a broader audience.
What Consent Looks Like In this short Q&A, RAINN outlines how consent plays out in real life. Love Is discusses the meaning of consent, what it looks like, what consent does NOT look like, and red flags.
Consent: It's Simple as Tea This video by Blue Seat Studios, Emmeline May, and Rachel Brian illustrates the need for consent through the clear and humorous metaphor of tea. This video from Campus Clarity is a useful tool to be used as part of a training or dialogue on consent.
These resources from Break the Cycle offer an introduction to some of the challenges that youth and service providers face.A Parent's Guide to Teen Dating Violence (PDF) This handbook from Break the Cycle includes an overview of teen dating violence and guidance for parents on how to approach the topic with teens.Answer: Sexual Assault and Violence Lesson Plans In addition to relationship skills online workshops, Answer at Rutgers offers lesson plans covering sexual assault and consent. Experiencing such violence so early in life can have long-term detrimental impacts on adolescents: victims are at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, and attempted or considered suicide.
Adolescent girls generally suffer more serious and more lasting effects than adolescent boys, though perpetrators come from both genders.
Dating Abuse Statistics This fact sheet from Loveisrespect details statistics about young adult dating violence, including prevalence of dating violence among youth as well as college students, lasting effects, and lack of awareness among peers and parents.