Books dating violence
By: JM Oran A tender smile crosses Kimberly Segovia’s face when she checks her smartphone and notices a text message from her fiancé.She lights up when she speaks about him, praising him for being patient and kind, and stepping in to be a father to her two children from previous relationships.and that they can get therapy and come out stronger.” As a parent, Segovia is also especially aware of the need to educate parents and teachers about teen dating violence so they recognize the warning signs before it’s too late.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.
The abuse Segovia experienced at the hands of her 17-year-old boyfriend followed a trajectory that adult survivors will find familiar: it started off with verbal abuse. You look like a slut.’ And then it escalated from there,” she said.
The physical violence began when her boyfriend picked her up from school one hot summer day and found her in a strapless dress. Soon thereafter, her boyfriend attempted to isolate her from friends and family and, if he didn’t succeed, he would drag her away at gunpoint.