This is an issue that impacts everyone — not just teens — but their parents, teachers, friends and communities as well. Nationwide, youth age 12 to 19 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault. Girls are particularly vulnerable to experiencing violence in their relationships and are more likely to suffer long-term behavioral and health consequences, including suicide attempts, eating disorders, and drug use. Adolescents in abusive relationships often carry these unhealthy patterns of violence into future relationships.
Teen Dating Violence
Teen Dating Violence Awareness - Ending Teen Dating Violence
Break the Cycle. About 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. You can make a difference: Encourage schools, community-based organizations, parents, and teens to come together to prevent teen dating violence. We can use this month to raise awareness about teen dating violence and take action toward a solution — both at home and in our communities. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today.
Teen dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies. Teen dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and includes stalking. It can occur in person or electronically, which includes texting, social media, and other online applications. In a recent national survey Cdc-pdf [ Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Teen dating violence TDV is a type of intimate partner violence. It occurs between two people in a close relationship. Dating violence can take place in person or electronically, such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online without consent.