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Dating Abuse and Teens

In the US alone, approximately 1 in 3 adolescent girls (estimates up to 35%) is a victim of interpersonal violence.1,2,3

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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:

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  1. Bonomi, A., & Kelleher, K. (2007). Dating violence, sexual assault, and suicide attempts among minority adolescents. Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine. 161(6). 609-610.
  2. 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.
  3. Marcus, R. (2005). Youth violence in everyday life. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 20, 442-447.