Abuse in teen dating
“I feel that there’s a gap that needs to be filled …there need to be safe houses for teenagers who are scared and whose families have been threatened, so they don’t have to run away,” she said.
“His finger was on the trigger, and I didn’t know if it was loaded or not,” she said. But after that, I was just so scared that when he said things like ‘If you leave, I’ll kill you and your whole family,’ I thought he was capable of that.Segovia was a straight-A Catholic schoolgirl who attended church every Sunday, but she soon stopped attending both church and school shortly after meeting her boyfriend.“Because of how I acted out and because of how it looked, I was looked at as a lost cause [by teachers],” she said.Often, they start with teasing, or periods of jealously or being controlling.But as with many unhealthy behaviors, over time it can get worse.
Teenagers will often be too scared or embarrassed to tell the truth so adults need to probe a little deeper if they are concerned by a child’s behavior or appearance.