What causes dating violence

Dating abuse is a controlling pattern of negative behaviors.

It’s easy for teens to think of dating abuse as an issue that doesn’t apply to them, that they don’t understand, or that is boring.The goal of the abuser is to establish power over, and control of, the other person.Dating abuse crosses all age groups, races, cultures, religions, educational and employment backgrounds.The limited data available on LGBTQ teen dating violence, however, is cause for concern.showed significantly higher rates of dating violence among LGB youth than among non-LGB youth.When we talk about major concerns facing LGBTQ youth, we typically discuss topics like bias-based bullying and harassment or familial rejection and homelessness; and when we talk about violence facing the larger LGBTQ community, we typically discuss hate crimes.

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