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That means that in the average classroom 75% of students are experiencing abuse or know someone who is.Here's a list of some good online resources: more, here's a list of YA books that deals with teen dating violence: Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tonya Lee Stone Things change by Patrick Jones Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler Beastly by Alex Flinn Twisted Honey baby sweetheart by Deb Calletti Playing with Matches by Brian Katcher Played by Dana Davidson Wild Roses by Deb Calletti Inexcusable by Chris Lynch Breaking up is Hard to Do short story collection edited by Nikki Burnham Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Dreamland by Sarah Dessen Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn Touch by Francine Prose Story of Girl by Sara Zarr Who am I Without Him? This affects all high school, either public or private, and who knows...may be able to help a person break those chains through your involvement.
Did you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month?Isn't it appropros that Valentine's Day and Teen Dating Violence Awareness fall on the same month? I don't know how long teen violence awareness month has been around, but hopefully, with the passing of time, the resources online with get larger and larger.As I was writing this post, I decided to do a little background research on some stats and went (where else? I was able to find some information about teen dating violence from our counselors at school. *As many as one in three teens will experience dating abuse?That means in the average classromom, as many as ten students could be hurt by their boyfriend or girlfriend - physically or emotionally.*In the state of Texas, 3 out of 4 individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 have been affected by relationship violence, either personally or about someone they knew?I had no idea until I saw someone talking about it, and I thought it would be more than worthwhile to talk a bit about why having a month of awareness of this topic is important, as well as offer some discussion fodder and a reading list of YA fiction that delves into teen dating violence.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, a 2011 survey of teens found that 9.4% of teens reported having been in a romantic relationship that resulted in them being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose in the last twelve months.
Sit with that a minute: in the last year, almost 10% of teens reported having been in a relationship that involved violence.
If we believe that at least that much did not report violence in their relationship — and anyone who went to high school and took one of these surveys knows what they involve — that is a huge and startling statistic.
In addition to that, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males report having been sexually assaulted, raped, physically hurt, or stalked by a romantic partner; those statistics are for those aged 11 to 17.
Twenty percent of women between the ages of 11 and 17 have reported being raped, assaulted, or stalked by a romantic partner and fourteen percent of men between the ages of 11 and 17 have reported being raped, assaulted, or stalked by a romantic partner.
These numbers were reported in a survey separate from the one above, so considered separately and considered together, those numbers are frightening.