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Wakefield Alliance Against Violence
Wakefield Alliance Against Violence

Teens

Dating Violence

Teenagers can choose healthier relationships when they learn to identify the early warning signs of an abusive relationship, understand that they have choices, and believe they are valuable people and who deserve to be treated with respect.

Early warning signs that your date may eventually become abusive:
  • Extreme jealousy
  • Controlling behavior
  • Quick involvement
  • Unpredictable mood swings
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Explosive anger
  • Isolates you from friends and family
  • Uses force during an argument
  • Shows hypersensitivity
  • Believes in rigid sex roles
  • Blames others for his/her problems or feelings
  • Cruel to animals or children
  • Verbally abusive
  • Abused former partners
  • Threatens violence
Common clues that indicate a teenager may be experiencing dating violence:
  • Physical signs of injury
  • Truancy, dropping out of school
  • Failing grades
  • Indecision
  • Changes in mood or personality
  • Use of drugs/alcohol
  • Pregnancy
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Isolation
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