10 facts about dating abuse
If trapped in an abusive relationship, 73% of teens said they would turn to a friend for help, but only 33% who have been in or known about an abusive relationship said they have told anyone about it.
Make sure that both you and your teen know how to respond to a survivor of dating abuse.
It also happens across all age groups and in heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
Some people call dating violence domestic abuse, especially when you live with your partner.
Surveillance Summaries: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2013 (pdf, 172 pages).
“Prevalence of Partner Violence in Same-Sex Romantic and Sexual Relationships in a National Sample of Adolescents.” Journal of Adolescent Health 35 (August 2004): 124-131.
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released a study that outlined how teens and tweens are responding to and experiencing relationship violence.