Teenagers who do not have emotional difficulties will be able to further boost their successful movement from the dependence of childhood to the independence of adulthood.The process of dating can function as a source of psychological support for those who are feeling lonely, for teenagers who are in authority conflicts or are just feeling bored.Dating can also serve as a protection source for teenagers who have strict family values that differ from those held by their peers.Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teenager's emotional development, while unhealthy, abusive or violent relationships can cause both short- and long-term negative effects on the individual's development into adulthood.By having a better understanding, we may be able to work towards prevention and early intervention.'' --Dr. Read it now for the inside story on teen dating violence and what to look out for.Elin's honesty, compelling experience and simply beautiful writing deliver a message every parent and granparent needs to get.
I highly recommend this title as an accurate portrayal of teen dating violence. by Carrie Mesrobian Goodreads | My Review | Amazon 2013. High school senior Zephyr is focused on field hockey and getting into Boston College, but still makes time for a new boy, Alec, who quickly becomes abusive, both physically and emotionally.
Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, or emotional violence within a dating relationship.
Teen dating violence could be also referred to as relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, relationship violence, dating abuse, domestic abuse or domestic violence.
(still a work in progress as of 2/14/16) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobksy Goodreads | Amazon | My review 1999. (Note: Although I haven’t read it, from my understanding this one is pretty graphic, and though it is considered YA, we shelve it in adult fiction at my library, which is a decision made before I started selecting for YA). Live Through This by Mindi Scott Goodreads | Amazon 2012.
Childhood sexual abuse, dating violence, and rape are all plot points in this touching novel. The story of a popular high school athlete who ends up raping a girl he claims to love. A young woman struggles with years of sexual abuse by a family member. A privileged girl befriends a troubled boy who is caring for his younger sister on his own.