Reducing Teen Dating Abuse & Sexual Assault
A dating relationship is a romantic or intimate social relationship between 2 individuals. Dating abuse is a pattern of behaviors where one person uses threats or or actually uses physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse to control his or her partner.
Did you know that?
- 1 in 3 teens report knowing a friend of peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their dating partner.
- Girls and women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest per capita rates of non-fatal intimate partner violence, and are the most vulnerable to domestic violence.
Result of intimate partner violence / dating abuse
***School-Based Dating Violence Prevention Workshops for 2012-2013***