By creating a culture of supportive advocacy for victims, you may encourage more victims to seek help.In this lesson, we discussed several of the reasons a teen might be less likely to disclose interpersonal violence.Teens may be reluctant to report dating violence out of embarrassment, fear of failure, fear of punishment, or fear of death.
By providing two options in one statement, a student can preserve confidentiality because who doesn't want extra credit?
Another reason teens may not disclose the abuse is because they are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder that makes them less likely to want to talk about the details of their experience.
In order to combat some of these dynamics, instructors can encourage a culture of confidentiality and supportive advocacy in which students know they can talk with someone about their experience without being judged or doubted.
She also thinks that if she doesn't get help, things might get even worse.
She doesn't want him to go to jail; she just wants him to stop.