Both young women in this novel have witnessed violence against women and experience violence themselves.I highly recommend this title as an accurate portrayal of teen dating violence. by Carrie Mesrobian Goodreads | My Review | Amazon 2013. High school senior Zephyr is focused on field hockey and getting into Boston College, but still makes time for a new boy, Alec, who quickly becomes abusive, both physically and emotionally.Adolescents in abusive relationships often carry these unhealthy patterns of violence into future relationships.Indeed, children who are victimized or witness violence frequently bring this experience with them to the playground, the classroom, later into teen relationships and, ultimately, they can end up the victims and perpetrators of adult intimate partner violence.February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).
While in her 20s, Tyra says she was emotionally abused by an ex-boyfriend.
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One way that college kids and people at large are getting to know the nuances of the consent conversation? In fact, a 2015 study showed that exposure to crime shows can really help people better understand consent laws.