A 2001 study by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that one in five high school girls has been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner, significantly increasing their risk for drug abuse, eating disorders, suicide, and other harmful behaviors.
Programs and Resources
- Dating Violence Program - Many teens are involved in abusive dating relationships. This program is designed to help teens and parents become more aware of inappropriate behavior in dating relationships. Teens learn about acceptable dating behavior and expectations and are given a list of resources should they ever face an abusive situation.
- Dating Violence for Parents Brochure (PDF)
- Break the Silence: Stop the Violence
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) video on dating violence