Facts for teens teen dating violence

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According to the Office on Violence Against Women at the U. Department of Justice, violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence.

Teens will go to friends first when they are in an unhealthy relationship.

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Dating violence against adolescent girls and associated substance use, unhealthy weight control, sexual risk behavior, pregnancy, and suicidality.

Like bullying, teen dating violence has far-reaching consequences for the health and life outcomes of victims.

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.

More than one fourth of the boys with girlfriends said they had been physically aggressive (punching, slapping) with her.

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