Welcome to endingteenviolence.com
Presented by The Lisa M. Tyler Memorial Scholarship Fund
Do you know someone who is a victim of TEEN violence?
This girl was...she was shot to death by her boyfriend.
Someone who said he would 'take care of her'
Teen violence including physical, emotional and sexual is a reality for many American teens. A reality many friends, siblings and parents are unaware of. Hopefully, this website will open some eyes, some hearts and help someone who is in desperate need of help.
In America today, every 9 seconds a teenage girl is battered by someone whom she is in a relationship....that's 1,296 teenage girls a day!
1 in 3 girls between 16 and 18 say sex is expected for people their age if they're in a relationship.
A rape occurs every 2 minutes in the United States and 44% of victims are under the age of eighteen!
Today most insurance companies consider sexual assault to be a pre-existing condition!
Most girls like the 'bad boy', the boy that hurts, because he needs to be helped. They think they can 'save' him, when what the girl needs is to 'save' herself. It's ok to be thinking of yourself first.
Teens feel pressured by their peers to have a boyfriend/girlfriend, making them feel 'incomplete' if they don't.
Males get approval from their 'friends' for being 'the boss'. They may be afraid they won't look 'man enough' if they don't 'behave' a certain way towards their girlfriend.
Being a victim of any type of violence is not your fault. Nothing you say, wear or do gives anyone the right to hurt you, physically, emotionally, or sexually.
If you think you are in an abusive relationship, get help immediately. Don't keep your concerns to yourself, trust your instincts. Always remember, anger is an emotion and so is love....violence is a behavior! Behaviors can be controlled.
Abuse is a way of asserting power over another.
in love and in danger, a teen's guide to breaking free of abusive relationships, barrie levy, msw
center for disease control and prevention
Ask yourself some simple questions:
Do I know anyone in an abusive relationship? Have I done anything to help?
What if someone I knew were killed by their abusive partner?.... How would you feel?
Now...what if it was 'you' in that abusive relationship'?
How do you expect or deserve to be treated? Are you being treated this way? If the answer is no....then your relationship needs to be changed or ended.
The first step is to talk to someone you trust, this could be a friend, maybe your friend's parent, a relative or even a teacher. Then take their advice…it may save your life.
One in three teens say they have been the victim of physical dating violence.
One in four teens said they have been exposed to verbal, physical or sexual assault each year.
95% of the time, it is the boyfriend that abuses the girlfriend.
80% of girls who have been physically abused in their intimate relationships continue to see their abuser.
50% of you reporting both dating violence and rape also reported attempting suicide.
One in three women who are killed in the US are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
25% of female homicide victims are between the ages of 14-24 years.
Young women, ages 16 to 24 years, experience the highest rates of relationship violence.