Dating violence charts
Understanding what emotional abuse can look like is essential to developing and maintaining healthy relationships among the developing teen population.
Verbal threats, insults, and criticism can be used in combination to intimidate or humiliate victims of emotional abuse.
Emotional abuse can come in many forms that aren’t initially physical or identified as a potential health risk.
Yet, sometimes the most dangerous things are those we cannot see.
Recognizing the behavioral tactics and potential health risks of emotional abuse is important to the physical and psychological development of teens and adolescents before more serious types of relationship violence can occur which result in long-term consequences.
(pdf) Teen dating violence can include multiple forms of abuse including unwanted physical contact, sexual abuse, and/or psychological manipulation.