Teen Dating Violence: What You Need to Know

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  • What Is Teen Dating Violence?
  • General Dating Violence Stats
  • Blacks and Teen Dating Violence
  • What Encourages This Type of Violence?
  • The Consequences of Abuse
  • Violence, Coerced Sex and Condoms
  • Why You Have to Take Violence Seriously
  • Know The Warning Signs
  • Dating Violence and The LGBT Community
  • When Love Hurts

Blacks and Teen Dating Violence

While teen dating violence happens to all races and ethnicities, African-American high school girls are 80 percent more likely to be hit or attacked by their male partners. However, a 2012 study found that the most common form of abuse among Black teens is verbal and psychological abuse. 

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