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Teen Dating Violence
Did you know that Teen Dating Violence can be more than just physical violence? It can include emotional, sexual, or even digital abuse. According to a data brief by the CDC, over 71% of women and over 55% of men first experience some form of intimate partner violence under the age of 25 (Smith et al., 2018).
Experiencing violence or abuse of any sort at a young age can have a lasting impact on a person as they move into adulthood. One of the key ways to avoid Teen Dating Violence, or even help someone you know who is in a violent situation, is to understand the differences between a healthy vs. unhealthy relationship. Take a look at the link below for a short clip by Amy Rowling, Violence Prevention Health Educator, as she gives us examples of what a healthy vs. unhealthy relationship looks like.
Smith, S., G., Zhang, X., Basile, K. C., Merrick, M. T., Wang, J., Kresnow, M., & Chen, J. (2018). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2015 data brief- updated release. Retreived from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention:https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/2015data-brief508.pdf