Assessing the effects of the dating violence prevention
They may be injured by an act of violence, they feel helpless, blame themselves for not preventing the violence, or for causing it, and also may be abused or neglected.
Criminal code section 273.5 requires criminal penalties including jail or prison and participation in a 52 week batterer's treatment program.
Children living in violent homes are more likely to be truant, act out and behave violently. It is estimated that abuse is involved in 28% of teen dating relationships.
Teen Relationship Abuse and Adult Domestic Violence have some of the same characteristics.
Victims often leave their abusers an average of five to seven times before they are able to leave permanently.
The victim is in greater danger when they decide to leave.
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