Dating violence awareness month activities
A lot of teenagers experiment with drugs and alcohol.
Drugs and alcohol lower inhibitions and increase the risk of engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Rather, “the risk for aggressive behavior and involvement in dating Violence are related to stressors experienced much earlier in life.” If, between preschool and middle school, a child has an alcoholic or drug addicted parent, they are much more likely to be abusive to partners in future relationships. There could be a number of reasons to explain the relationship between a parent’s addictions and a teen’s behavior.
Researchers believe that a parent’s addictions change the family dynamic and cause children to become more aggressive.
The mission of DVP is to partner with communities in the prevention of domestic violence while promoting the safety and well-being of survivors through good stewardship of funding resources.
In 2017, DVP administered funds to 47 programs that responded to 63,671 crisis phone calls and served a total of 22,976 residential and non-residential survivors of domestic violence and their dependents.Girls are more likely to turn to alcohol, while boys are more likely to abuse marijuana.