Domestic violence used to be referred to as wife abuse.
Interestingly, the rates of reported victimization versus perpetration in the state were similar for boys and girls. However, when it comes to severe teen dating violence — including sexual and physical assault — girls were disproportionately the victims. At a recent workshop on teen dating violence, co-sponsored by the U. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS), researchers presented findings from several studies that found that girls and boys perpetrate the same frequency of physical aggression in romantic relationships.
This finding was at odds with what practitioners attending the workshop said they encounter in their professional experience.
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey conducted in 2010 by the CDC found that more than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the U. are survivors of relationship violence in their lifetime.
Voices Against Violence (VAV) offers services to students who: Relationship violence looks and feels different for every survivor.
Concepts of interest included: dating norms, ecological factors, elements of healthy and unhealthy relationships, and prevention strategies.
Four themes emerged: respect versus disrespect, influence of friends, cost and benefit of sexual activity and violence as an acceptable response.
Likewise, friends and loved ones of victims are in a better place to help if they understand what domestic violence looks like.
Therefore, it is important that people understand the definition of domestic violence and the many forms it can take.
When we receive calls regarding injunctions for dating violence under Florida law, one of the first things we do is determine whether or not the situation presented actually qualifies as “dating” violence.