Such phenomena as hooking up and lavaliering are widely prominent among university and college students.Hooking up is a world wide phenomenon that involves two individuals having a sexual encounter without interest in commitment.Lavaliering is a "pre-engagement" engagement that is a tradition in the Greek life of college campuses.Since fraternities and sororities do not occur much outside of the United States, this occurs, for the most part, only in the US.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.For this investigation, students from Arroyo High School are collaboration with students from Mountain View High School. Defining Teen Dating Abuse: According to Break the Cycle, a leading national nonprofit organization working to provide comprehensive dating abuse awareness and prevention programs exclusively to young people, dating abuse is "a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner." Any teen can experience dating abuse or unhealthy relationship behaviors, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.Team Name: Love is Respect El Monte Team Members: Justine M. It does not discriminate and can happen to anyone in any relationship, whether it's one that is casual, serious, or long-term.
A 2011 CDC nationwide survey found that 23% of females and 14% of males who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who — Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
Youth Voices is working with students from Arroyo High School to explore El Monte/South El Monte and the surrounding communities.
The students have formed teams to explore and investigate their communities, map assets, collect and share stories, data and community input for their projects.
Date rape, violence, and sexual harassment are also very common occurrences on college and university campuses.
As much as a quarter of all college women experience date rape, and victims of abuse come from every race and gender.