Statistics on teen dating abuse
Witnessing violence has been associated with decreased school attendance and academic performance. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report.
Further, teenage victims of dating violence are more likely than their non-abused peers to smoke, use drugs, engage in unhealthy dieting (e.g., taking diet pills or laxatives, vomiting to lose weight), engage in risky sexual behaviors, and attempt or consider suicide. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The immediate scenario that pops into your head is likely not a teen or pre-teen couple.
Dating violence is defined as a pattern of controlling or abusive behaviors perpetrated by a current or former dating partner.
“Our schools need to be safe havens for all students, and it is critical that we provide school leaders with tools and resources to help them become stronger partners in reducing teen dating violence and other forms of gender-based violence…
Like bullying, teen dating violence has far-reaching consequences for the health and life outcomes of victims.
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