Counseling dating violence

06-Feb-2016 02:02

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Statistically significant differences (RESULTS: A majority of the school counselors reported that they did not have a protocol in their schools to respond to an incident of ADV (81.3%).

Additionally, the majority (90%) of counselors reported that in the past 2 years, training to assist survivors of teen dating abuse has not been provided to personnel in their schools, their school did not conduct periodic student surveys that include questions on teen dating abuse behaviors (83%), and their school did not have a committee that meets periodically to address health and safety issues that include teen dating abuse (76%).

Due to the severity of negative health outcomes, it is imperative for counselors to understand the experiences of adolescents to facilitate early intervention with this at risk population (Hays et al., 2007).

Few studies have given voice to the individuals themselves.

Often survivors of relationship violence feel alone.

This phenomenology investigated how adolescents conceptualize and experience dating relationships.

VAV counselors work with individuals to understand what is happening in their relationship.

VAV does not pressure anyone to end their relationship - we trust that you are the expert in your life.

Peers and media also influence behaviors and attitudes.

Research suggests between 50 to 80% of adolescents report knowing friends who were involved in dating violence (Ashley & Foshee, 2005; Halpern, Oslak, Young, Martin & Kupper, 2001; Teen Research Unlimited, 2008).

This phenomenology investigated how adolescents conceptualize and experience dating relationships.VAV counselors work with individuals to understand what is happening in their relationship.VAV does not pressure anyone to end their relationship - we trust that you are the expert in your life.Peers and media also influence behaviors and attitudes.Research suggests between 50 to 80% of adolescents report knowing friends who were involved in dating violence (Ashley & Foshee, 2005; Halpern, Oslak, Young, Martin & Kupper, 2001; Teen Research Unlimited, 2008).Unfortunately, young adolescents may be unaware how to behave in a dating relationship, so they are vulnerable to inaccurate messages from their family of origin, peers and the media (Connolly, Friedlander, Pepler, Craig, & Laporte, 2010).