George on Staten Island, agreed that many people don’t associate domestic violence with young people.
In workshops, she tries to stress that domestic violence can look like many things—including “minimizing and denying and blaming,” in addition to physical violence. There is a difference between love and there is a difference between control. Falcone said that in the workshops, teens often talk about troubling dynamics like those without sensing they are a problem.
“We find with adults, this misconception of, ‘it’s a young relationship, it can’t be important, it can’t be that serious,'” she said.
“For young people, these relationships are often their first times experiencing and exhibiting these behaviors so it’s helpful for young peer educators come into and say this is how young people think about relationship this is how you can be a support to them.” Love Johnson, 21, a peer educator in the program who is from St.
The rapidly growing awareness of TDV presents an opportunity for judges, courts, and court-related professionals to protect victims, intervene with perpetrators, and educate the communities they serve on their role in prevention.
The teen years are a period of peak learning capacity and potential for change.
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Statistics show that 1 in 4 teens will experience teen dating violence.If their relationship does not fit that model, they may not view their relationships as “serious enough” to look for signs of abusive behavior in their partners.