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(Liz Claiborne, Teen Research Unlimited Survey, released July 2008)A study of public high school students in New York City found females who recently experienced dating violence and males who experienced sexual assault some time in their lives are more likely to report suicide attempts than their counterparts without similar histories of violence.Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Suicide Attempts Among Urban Teenagers is published in the June 2007 edition of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.We need to do everything we can to make sure all students are safe.” What Is Teen Dating Violence? Associations of dating violence victimization with lifetime participation, co-occurrence, and early initiation of risk behaviors among U.
Teen dating violence has serious consequences for victims and their schools.
According to the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, teen dating violence (TDV) is a pattern of behavior that someone uses to gain control over his or her dating partner.
It is also important to note that “dating” is a term that adults tend to use to identify romantic relationships between young people; accordingly, that’s the term that we use in describing these dynamics on this page.
It is a problem that touches the lives of teens from all walks of life-black and white, rich and poor, big-city and country. They are scary when you consider that anyone can experience dating abuse.
People like you, your brother or sister, your friend, or your classmate.