Information on dating violence

Unfortunately, this has resulted in an unfortunate number of teens who experience teen dating violence in a romantic relationship.Each year, one in ten teenagers reports being the victim of teen dating violence.Machismo is a predominant “traditional” belief in Latinx communities that women are inferior to men.Machismo takes forms in various ways and often is culturally ingrained within Latinx communities.

Of these, about a third said they had experienced teen dating violence, including emotional and physical abuse.Teen dating violence can have serious consequences (both criminal and civil) for abusers.Teens must understand that actions and behaviors within the context of a romantic relationship can have consequences in the real world.This website is designed to provide information and resources to both victims and those professionals seeking information to better serve them.Help support the WV FRIS Email: [email protected] note that email is not a confidential form of communication.