Some teens find themselves in relationships where violence/abuse (emotional, physical, or both) is present.
This guide and the dating violence quizzes can help you recognize the signs of dating violence, what to do if you are a victim of violence or you’re behaving in a violent way, learn the differences between a healthy relationship and an abusive relationship, learn what might cause a person to be violent in a relationship, and what to do if you or a friend is experience dating violence.
This may also include abuse, harassment, and stalking via electronic devices such as cell phones and computers, and harassment through a third party, and may be physical, mental, or both.
A person who is violent (emotionally or physically) should address the issue with a trained professional such as a counselor or therapist.
It can be hard to get out of a violent relationship – you can’t just turn off your feelings for someone you care about. After a person is abusive, they may be extra nice and apologetic, and promise never to do it again. Other reasons it can be hard to get out of an abusive relationship include: People who are abused often believe that if they are nice enough, or behave well enough, their girlfriend or boyfriend will stop being violent – NOT TRUE.
Dating violence can be emotional, physical, or both.
Some people believe that emotional abuse isn’t as serious as physical abuse, but this isn’t true.
The following resources and telephone numbers are available in Albuquerque.
The information below is meant only as a starting place for pediatric medical home teams to begin addressing teen dating violence. According to New Mexico's statutes, it's not the sexual relationship between the two teens that was wrong.State law allows such relationships if there is a three-year difference in the teens' ages.The situation is something the Radosevich describes as teen dating violence."It is the same as adult domestic violence in that a lot of the warning signs: that extreme jealousy, the intimidation and threats by another person," she said Throughout that 11-month relationship, the teen told detectives her boyfriend "became very jealous," that he told her he was going to make her "dig her own grave" and "beat her to death." The teen also told police she had been living with the man since April and he had only gotten more violent since then. Tips and resources for anyone in an abusive, violent situation: Leave or have someone stay with you if you are in immediate danger & Call a crisis hotline for assistance, location of a women's shelter, counseling, and crisis intervention. -- If a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl are in a physical relationship in New Mexico, it's legal.