Stop teen dating violence
Every year, about one in 10 high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their partner.
While anyone can be affected by domestic violence, teens are more likely to be affected by the long-term effects of abuse: depression and anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, suicidal tendencies, and an increased risk for victimization during college.
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Do you know what to do if you think a teen in your life is in an abusive relationship?
According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), teen dating violence includes the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence that may occur within a relationship.
In many cases, teens in abusive relationships experience severe psychological conflict which can lead to changes in their behavior.
Whether you are a parent, a friend, or a teen yourself – knowing about the violence that can occur during teen dating, as well as the signs of abuse, can help save a life.
More than 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from community-based providers who have developed culturally responsive prevention and intervention strategies, as well as youth-driven and youth-led prevention programs.February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.