Frequently when a victim attempts to leave or does leave, the abuser will escalate their behaviors of control, threaten to kill the victim, the victim's family and friends and may threaten suicide.It is usually after the victim has left that the abuser may commit a homicide, suicide or both.
There are many things you can do to help your friend.When you tell the victim what she should do, you're acting like the abuser, making decisions for the teen victim.To help a victim of dating violence, you must remember that they're not responsible for the abuse.Drugs can be an excuse to avoid putting responsibility for the violence where it belongs -- on the abuser.It is important to note that the use of alcohol and other drugs can escalate the frequency and severity of abuse.Answer Question #7: How can you help someone who has been hurt in a dating relationship?
Answer Question #8: List ways to hold abusers responsible for their abusive behavior.
Answer #6: Both individuals should agree upon decisions made in a relationship.
Therefore it is important to listen to each other and to communicate in a non-threatening, respectful and fair manner when negotiating for a solution that will work for both people.
Question #3 Why might it be difficult for victims to leave an abusive relationship?
Answer #3: Leaving an abusive relationship can be very dangerous for teen victims.
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