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What are the steps to handle Domestic Violence among Teenagers?
Roughly 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the U.S. admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantically involved with. And 33% of adolescents in America are victims of sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse.
There are many reasons, and one of them is when a teenager is experiencing violence at the abode, that’s when their brain starts forming the picture about ‘fight and flight’ mode. When they have seen what’s happening inside and around the home, that’s what they start fearing the most while living in the same community. They might have tried to confide their feelings about violence at home, but nobody is showing them the right way by offering help or counseling. That’s when family violence takes a turn for other abuses in a teenager’s life.
Teenagers are affected by domestic violence if they have experienced:
There are many ways to help teenagers as their brain is in the initial formation of acceptance of abuse, so this can be changed with various trial methods so that teenagers can learn to raise themselves by asking for help or reparenting themselves.
50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide. And Teens who have been abused hesitate to seek help because they do not want to expose themselves or are unaware of the laws surrounding domestic violence.
That’s why all those steps are essential to building teenagers in a safe and healthy environment. Abuse could take place in any form, be it sexual, physical, and emotional, online bullying, online sexual abuse, and online emotional abuse.
It is important to know the effects of abuse by recognizing the abuse in the initial stages and by forming guidelines on how to heal from the particular kind of abuse. We all are adults and know by now that yelling or breaking things help no one.
So, prepare the teenagers to either ask for help or to call 911 when the situation turns too worst for them to handle by themselves.
“You survived the abuse. You’re gonna survive the recovery.” — Olivia Benson.
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