Counseling dating violence
Even when teens recognize that they are being abused, they may hesitate to turn to adults for support, understanding, and protection.In a 2014 survey, 20% of teens report they've been the victim or perpetrator of physical or sexual abuse.Superintendents also received the Guide to Addressing Dating Violence in Texas Schools.
Many parents I meet are surprised that teen relationships are sometimes abusive.
In a nationwide survey, 9.4 percent of high school students reported being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the 12 months prior to the survey.
We explored adolescent females’ definitions of healthy and abusive relationships, experiences with unhealthy relationships, and responses to dating violence in order to develop effective strategies to intervene with this population.
Implications for school counseling and mental health counseling practice, training, interventions and future research are discussed.
Teen Dating Violence Policy, TX Education Code 37.0831 (formerly HB121) TX Education Code 37.0831 mandates that each school district in Texas adopt and implement a dating violence policy.