Teen dating violence affects nearly 10% of all teenagers throughout the U.S.

We provide information and resources to help bring attention to this serious issue. Learn more about teen dating abuse and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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Teen Dating Violence Overview

Teen dating violence, also known as intimate partner violence or intimate relationship violence, is a serious problem in the U.S., affecting approximately 10% of all teenagers between the age of 12 to 18. It includes stalking, harassment, physical or sexual abuse.

According to the Center for Disease Control, teen DV has both serious short-term and long-term consequences. While healthy relationships tend to have a positive effect on emotional development and future relationships, abusive relationships often do the opposite. Dating violence victims are likely to experience suicidal thoughts, antisocial behaviors, depression and anxiety, and engage in unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol and drug use.

Unfortunately, many cases go unreported because victims are afraid to tell their family and friends. If you are experiencing dating abuse, then please get help immediately. We include various resources to assist you. If, on the other hand, you have been accused of violence, you may face serious criminal charges and might need a criminal defense attorney to assist you.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse. With their adult allies, youth activists achieved a major victory in 2005 and 2013 when the importance of addressing teen dating abuse was highlighted in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Both Chambers of Congress have declared the entire month of February to teen dating violence awareness and prevention.

Please visit our resource center for more information. Also, visit Love Is Respect to find out more about Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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Facts and Figures

United States Teen Dating Violence Stats

4105

TEENS DAILY ARE VICTIMS OF DATING VIOLENCE

10%

of U.S. teens have been the victim of dating violence

23%

of females who experienced dv prior to rape

10%

reported sexual victimization for a dating partner

Teen Dating Violence Blog

Our blog consists of informational posts related to teen dating violence. We include helpful resources and discussions on closely related subjects such as domestic violence. Our content is well-researched and informative. We have several experts and attorneys on our editorial board who regularly contribute content designed to be helpful to our readers.

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