Dating violence wheel
Because teenagers don’t have the same rights in society as adults, ie.
drinking until a certain age, they often see their choices for help as limited.
Teen dating violence can be prevented, especially when there is a focus on reducing risk factors as well as fostering protective factors, and when teens are empowered through family, friends, and others (including role models such as teachers, coaches, mentors, and youth group leaders) to lead healthy lives and establish healthy relationships.
While the inside of the wheel is comprised of subtle, continual behaviors, the outer ring represents physical, visible violence.
We also use the wheel to help other callers like friends, family members or even someone who may identify as abusive to better understand the complicated components of abuse and the many forms it can take.