Concept Mapping In order to fill the gaps in previous research on teen dating violence, The National Institute of Justice and the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence is currently funding the development of concept maps on adolescent relationship abuse.
The concept maps will bridge adolescent and adult viewpoints on the definition of relationship abuse.
Violence (dating violence, in particular) is only a reflection of global trends.
The intensity of life, lack of spirituality, stress, social dislocation, loss of orientation and family values , increased alcoholism, in short, various types of frustration, largely forms the fertile ground for the emergence of violence.
Researchers have found links between teen dating violence and nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD). Roughly 16.8% of high school students have use prescription drugs to get high, according to the 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
However, males and females experience this violence differently, according to the study “Physical and Sexual Dating Violence and Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs” (Clayton HB, et al. To study possible connections between dating violence and NMUPD, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed 2015 YRBS data on more than 10,000 high school students who said they had dated during the past 12 months.
The associations held up when adjusting for other substance use.
The team also found the frequency of the violence impacted ties to NMUPD.
For males, NMUPD was associated with sexual dating violence or having experienced both physical and sexual violence.
“It is likely that the association operates in both directions, as research has suggested that substance use behaviors may increase the risk for violence victimization, but also that youth who have been victimized may be more likely to engage in substance use behaviors,” authors wrote.
Roughly 21.4% of females and 9.6% of males reported experiencing dating violence in the past year.
The study found that for females, NMUPD was associated with physical dating violence or having experienced both physical and sexual violence.
Usually after a reconciliation, there is a re-committing of the same violent act.