Teen dating questionnaire
Answer Question #4: How may alcohol and other drugs contribute to an abusive relationship? Answer Question #6: How can a couple work together to make decisions in a relationship?
Answer Question #7: How can you help someone who has been hurt in a dating relationship?
In Michigan, the law regarding rape and sexual assault is called the Criminal Sexual Conduct Act (CSC).
It is gender neutral and includes marital, stranger, date and acquaintance rape as well as child sexual assault.
Answer #4: Once again, the willingness to resort to abuse is a choice made by the abuser.
Drugs can be an excuse to avoid putting responsibility for the violence where it belongs -- on the abuser.
Other barriers for a teen victim to overcome may include: Question #4: How may alcohol and other drugs contribute to an abusive relationship?
The reason abusers make the choice to use violence is because they can, because it works and because they have the opportunity and self interest to do so.
Question #3 Why might it be difficult for victims to leave an abusive relationship?
They may not have told anyone about their sexual orientation and fear being "outed".
They may think that abuse doesn't happen in gay/lesbian relationships and may feel very alone.Question #2: Why do you think abuse occurs in some teenage dating relationships?