TRUE or FALSE 5) Using alcohol or drugs is a cause of dating violence.
Substance abuse and dating violence are two different issues that need to be addressed separately.
6) FALSE If the police believe an assault has occurred based on the individuals' statements, possible witnesses, demeanor of one or both parties or any property destruction, they can make a warrantless arrest of the abuser.
TRUE or FALSE ANSWERS: 1) FALSE Approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
An estimated 25 percent to 35 percent of adolescent abusers reported that their violence served to intimidate, frighten or force the other person to give me something.
1) Violence rarely happens in teenage dating relationships.
TRUE or FALSE 2) Girls who stay in abusive relationships have no one to blame but themselves.Teen dating violence can be very dangerous - sometimes lethal.Results of teen dating violence and sexual assault include serious physical harm, emotional damage, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, and death.Fear of the abuser's threats is usually the #1 reason, but lack of social support or fear that nothing will happen to the abuser also are reasons.To end abuse in teen relationships, abusers much be held responsible for their behavior and possess a willingness to change.Teen dating violence and sexual assault is estimated to occur between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth at about the same rate as in straight teen relationships.