Teen Dating Violence Awareness in February

10:22 AM, Feb 26, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month.

The CDC says one in ten high school students in the U.S. report being hit, slapped or intentionally injured, by their boyfriend or girlfriend.

Sasha Cotton, of the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women visited KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about how parents can start the conversation with their child, and how to spot the warning signs.

Some of those warning signs can be:

  • Extreme jealousy
  • Controlling behavior
  • Quick involvement
  • Unpredictable mood swings
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Explosive anger
  • Isolates you from friends and family
  • Uses force during an argument
  • Shows hypersensitivity
  • Believes in rigid gender roles
  • Blames others for his problems or feelings
  • Cruel to animals or children
  • Verbally abusive
  • Abused former partners
  • Threatens violence


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