"We tend to think of violence between intimates as being behind closed doors" said Beverly Black, the study's lead author and a professor at the University of Texas–Arlington School of Social Work.
"We were surprised that in most cases someone witnessed the violence." Most of those victimized said they talked with someone about the worst violence.
"There are a number of possible reasons that teens are likely to talk about the violence if someone sees it," said Daniel Saunders, U-M professor of social work.
"The witness to the violence might start the conversation out of concern or the victim might want to talk about their fear or embarrassment.
According to the CADV (Coalition Against Domestic Violence), 40% of teenage girls, ages 14-17, say they know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
One in three high school girls have been or will become involved in an abusive relationship.
Two-thirds of these episodes were observed by someone else.Answer Question #9: What are some reasons that would make teens in some same-sex relationships feel reluctant about reporting dating violence? Answer #1: Dating violence is a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviors that one person uses against another in order to gain or maintain power in the relationship.The abuser intentionally behaves in ways that cause fear, degradation and humiliation in order to control the other person.[tags: Violence ] - The Music Industry and Teen Violence Should we blame the industry or shouldn’t we.This compare and contrast essay, the two sides of these two article is that one states the music industry is at fault for the way today’s teens are acting written by a writer from the Arizona Daily Star, by the name of Jim Patten and the other article states that the music industry isn’t at fault for the way today’s youth is acting and this article was written by a 17yr. Both of these articles have a good argument, Patten’s is good because he’s a pro at getting his point across in his writing, plus his support is also good, he’s not just saying that the media is at fault com...Researchers from the University of Michigan and three other institutions conducted the study to understand what leads abused teens to seek help.