Teen Suicide : 6/3/2009 1 Teen Suicide The Result
0f Dating and Domestic Violence Alyssa Trantham
11A Google Images It’s not that hard . . .it can’t hurt that bad? : 6/3/2009 2 It’s not that hard . . .it can’t hurt that bad? Google Images It Can’t Affect Her That Much! : 6/3/2009 3 It Can’t Affect Her That Much! Google Images Can It? : 6/3/2009 4 Can It? Google Images Research Abstract : 6/3/2009 5 Research Abstract The purpose of this project is to raise the public’s awareness of how teenage domestic and dating violence leads to suicide. Every day, week, and month the symptoms of abuse and suicidal depression go unnoticed and ignored. Hardly anyone wants to face reality. Each year middle to high school students are involved with abuse. The number of cases is increasing while the age of the victims are getting lower. Abusers think that they have the right to dominate and control their victim. Victims think that there is nothing that they can do about it. In some cases, instead of fighting back against their abuser, the victim commit suicide. Recently, this has been the most common “solution”. Symptoms of Domestic Violence : 6/3/2009 6 Symptoms of Domestic Violence Doing poorly in school
Alcohol and Drug Use
Higher risk of Pregnancy
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(“Domestic Violence- Teen Relationship Abuse”) Factors Influencing Suicide : 6/3/2009 7 Factors Influencing Suicide Persistent Sadness
Sexual Orientation Suicide is more common with teenage girls than teenage boys
(Arch Pediatric Adolescent Med) Google Images Statistics : 6/3/2009 8 Statistics 1 in 10 high school students have been physically hurt on purpose by a dating partner
1 in 3 sexually active teenage girls in high school have experienced either sexual or physical violence from a boyfriend or girlfriend
1 in 3 teenagers knows of a person that has been physically hurt by a dating partner
2 in 5 tweens from 11 to 12 say that they have friends that are victims or verbal abuse in relationships
(“The Facts on Teens and Dating Violence”) What Is Going Through The Abuser’s Mind : 6/3/2009 9 What Is Going Through The Abuser’s Mind They have the right to control their partner
They have the right to demand intimacy
They may loose respect from their partners if they support them
They believe that physical aggressiveness is masculinity
(“Dating Violence”) What Is Going Through The Victim’s Mind? : 6/3/2009 10 What Is Going Through The Victim’s Mind? They believe that their partner’s jealousy and abuse is romantic.
They believe that there is no one to ask for help.
They believe that abuse is normal.
(“Dating Violence”) Slide 11: 6/3/2009 11 How the Country is Responding : 6/3/2009 12 How the Country is Responding Texas district schools are required to teach about domestic violence safety codes.
Rhode Island has the Lindsay Ann Burke Act which teaches 7th through 12th graders about dating abuse.
New York now allows victims in abusive dating relationships to obtain restraining orders in family court. Google Images What Can You Do About It? : 6/3/2009 13 What Can You Do About It? Educate children at a young age about the issue of abuse and suicide.
Notice, do not ignore the signs of abuse or suicidal depression.
Take action in helping a victim. If YOU are being abused or have had thoughts about suicide please seek help with these organizations: : 6/3/2009 14 If YOU are being abused or have had thoughts about suicide please seek help with these organizations: T.E.A.R. –Teens Experiencing Abusive Relationships
Lifelines – Family Services
Yellow Ribbon – Suicide Prevention Program Google Images Slide 15: 6/3/2009 15 Arch Pediatric Adolescent Med.Science Daily 5 June 2007. 13 May 2009 "Http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070604165003.htm."
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"Domestic Violence-Teen Relationship Abuse." WebMD - Better information. Better health. 20 Mar. 2008. 13 May 2009 <http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/tc/domestic-violence-teen- relationship-abuse>.
"The Facts On Teen and Dating Violence." Family Violence Prevention Fund. 2009. 13 May 2009 <http://endabuse.org/userfiles/file/Teens/teens_facts.pdf>.
Olson, Elizabeth. "Killings prompt effort to reduce teen dating violence." New York Times. 04 Jan. 2009. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2009/01/04/killings_prompt_effort_to_reduce_teen_dating_violence Works Cited