Dating and relationships in adolescence

To view this lesson click here: Source: Advocates for Youth Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18, high school) Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating Duration of Lesson: 40 to 50 minutes Date Published: Undated Summary: This lesson examines how gender roles affect relationships and explores situations where gender roles and stereotypes might affect teen’s goals, decisions and relationships. H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 14 through 18; high school; grades 9-12) Duration of Lesson: Unspecified Date Published: 2011 Summary: This lesson focuses on how to have healthy and happy relationships, how someone might recognize if they are in an unhealthy relationship, and what kinds of communication skills can help youth have the relationships they want.The prevalence of dating violence varies by study, depending on the definition of violence used and the age of respondents.The 1993 Violence Against Women Survey (VAWS) found that 16% of women had experienced physical or sexual violence in a dating relationship since the age of 16.Among those that have engaged in a dating relationship, 55% had their first dating relationship by the age of 12.

Thus age provides only a rough marker of adolescence, and scholars have found it difficult to agree upon a precise definition of adolescence.

This section is devoted to issues involving emotions and relationships.

Being human is an emotional experience – we all have our moments of happiness, sadness, anger, depression, anxiety and a host of others feelings. Why are some feelings harder to handle than others?

Relationships with parents, friends, and significant others (like a boyfriend or girlfriend) can be rewarding and also frustrating.

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