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Breaking the Pattern of Teen Dating Violence

Breaking the Pattern of Teen Dating Violence

Breaking the Cycle » at the part of Southern Zarzamora and San Fernando roads ended up being painted by lead muralist Mary Agnes Rodriguez in 2002. Picture by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone.

One out of five senior school pupils in Bexar County will report being mistreated by some body these are typically romantically involved in, in accordance with domestic physical physical violence specialists. These annoying regional styles echo during the scale that is national in 2013, one out of every five feminine senior high school students into the U.S. reported physical and/or sexual punishment by a dating partner, in line with the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCVF).

Bexar County could be the 2nd greatest Texas county, after Harris County which include Houston, for reported cases of adult violence that is domestic relating to another TCVF report. Like domestic physical physical physical violence, dating violence is a modern pattern of abusive habits – physical, spoken, psychological, or intimate – which are inflicted using one partner by one other to keep up energy or control when you look at the relationship. Numerous adult and teenage perpetrators and victims alike have trouble pinpointing their particular abusive relationship.

“There is an selection of thoughts in a relationship between a couple, all sorts of feelings, plus it’s acceptable and comprehended,” said Marta Pelaйz, president and CEO of regional nonprofit Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.