Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.
Choose focuses on preventing dating abuse by educating 11- 14-year-olds about healthy relationships.
It suggests that healthy relationship programs are making an impact among youth." The study is the first in Canada to look at dating violence trends among adolescents over time, and the first in North America to compare trends for boys and girls. Elizabeth Saewyc, senior study author and UBC nursing professor, said the findings highlight the need for more support programs for both boys and girls in dating relationships."A lot of our interventions assume that the girl is always the victim, but these findings tell us that it isn't always so," said Saewyc.Broadly defined as a pattern of abuse or threat of abuse against teenaged dating partners, TDV occurs across diverse groups and cultures.Although the dynamics of TDV are similar to adult domestic violence, the forms and experience of TDV as well as the challenges in seeking and providing services make the problem of TDV unique.TDV occurs in different forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, and digital, and the experience of TDV may have both immediate and long term effects on young people.
The documents included in this section highlight the widespread problem of TDV, the different types of dating abuse, and their impacts on young people.
"Teen dating violence is down, but boys still report more violence than girls, British Columbia study finds." Science Daily. A program aimed at reducing violence against women and girls by focusing on positive expressions of masculinity changed the attitudes of middle school boys who may have been prone to harassment and ...
In some areas affected by conflict, adolescent girls and young women are perceived as responsible for their own safety and considered as burdens and threats to family honor should they become victims ...
"Young people who experience dating violence are more likely to act out and take unnecessary risks, and they're also more likely to experience depression or think about or attempt suicide," Shaffer said.
"That's why it's good to see that decline in dating violence over a 10-year span. Adolescent Health Surveys involving 35,900 youth in grade 7 to 12 who were in dating relationships.
That's the surprising finding of new research from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.