Dating violence among
Now it appears that this type of violence is also affecting adolescent girls.A new study found that of nearly 2,200 homicides of young people from 2003 to 2016, some 7 percent — or 150 of those deaths — were at the hands of current or former intimate partners.During her life, Cochran acquired more speed and distance records than any other pilot, male or female.She was also the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic Ocean during World War II, which led to the formation of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots — an accomplishment that earned her a Distinguished Service Medal.Before shattering it at 652 miles per hour, friends had urged Cochran to give up flying while she was “still ahead of the game,” The Times reported.But when she spotted an opportunity to accomplish the feat, she couldn’t resist.More than 60 percent of adolescents who date (both boys and girls) said they had experienced physical, sexual or psychological abuse from a partner, according to the National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence published in 2016. Megan Bair-Merritt, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine who wrote an editorial to accompany the study, says it’s important for adults to foster open and honest conversations about relationships with the children in their lives, even before they start dating.“These relationships set the stage for future relationships,” Adhia said, adding that this abuse could lead to long-lasting emotional scars like anxiety, depression, substance use, antisocial behavior, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts. Children should also know they have “safe adults” (parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches) to rely on during hard times, Bair-Merritt said.
Heidi Adams Rueda, Ph D, is assistant professor, Department of Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio Lela Rankin Williams, Ph D, is associate professor and coordinator, School of Social Work, Tucson Component, Arizona State University, 340 N.Heidi Adams Rueda, Ph D, is assistant professor, Department of Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio Teen dating violence (TDV) affects adolescents’ overall wellness, subsequent social–emotional and academic development, and future success.The extent to which high schools recognize the importance of TDV prevention, and their accountability to prevent or reduce its occurrence, is largely unknown.“Safe relationships with adults buffer from stressors,” she said.“The more, the better.”Almost exactly 66 years ago, on May 18, 1953, Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman in history to break the sound barrier.