of domestic violence.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Back to school and domestic violence among students
It’s time for the start of a new school year. Adults expect kids to be filled with excitement and anticipation of all that a new year with bring. But for some kids the excitement isn’t there. Some will be filled with anxiousness and worry because they are already in a bad relationship.
Domestic violence isn’t something faced only by college students. Kids as young as middle school are finding themselves caught in a cycle of violence.
professor is saying about 25 percent of high school students are being subjected to abuse. At Hope for Healing.Org we have worked with middle school students who have already been victims. Kansas State University
When we think of domestic abuse we typically think of battered and bruised women. This isn’t always the case. Although date rape is one form of domestic violence the cycle often starts with name calling, controlling behavior or isolation with friends. Then it escalates to physical and or sexual violence.
There are online resources which can help. Talk to your daughter and son about dating abuse. Domestic violence shouldn’t be a part of any relationship because no one deserves to be abused.
Read these tips to help begin the conversation with your student. More are coming soon.
If you have dealt with domestic violence as a student or on behalf of a student please leave a comment below. Your experience may help someone else.