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Dating abuse is a real problem for teens. Along with all of the things that make dating abuse difficult for adults, there are other challenges for teens in these situations, including:
- Not always recognizing certain behaviors as abuse, thinking that it’s normal, or misinterpreting it as love.
- Being in the same school and social group as the abuser.
- Peer pressure or the desire to be popular.
- Not having money, transportation, or a safe place to go.
For more on teens and dating abuse:
- The Teen section of Finding Safety and Support
- OPDV Teen Dating Violence Information Guide
- Day One
- Break the Cycle
- Love Is Respect/National Dating Abuse Helpline (Liz Claiborne)
- Bonomi, A., & Kelleher, K. (2007). Dating violence, sexual assault, and suicide attempts among minority adolescents. Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine. 161(6). 609-610.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2006). Physical dating violence among high school students-United States, 2003. MMWR Weekly. May 19, 2006. 55(19); 532-535.
- Marcus, R. (2005). Youth violence in everyday life. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 20, 442-447.