Teen Dating Violence: What You Need to Know

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  • When Love Hurts
  • 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

What Is Teen Dating Violence?

Whether it’s referred to as intimate partner violence, domestic violence or dating violence, it can be described as physical, sexual or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship. Stalking, whether physical or via the Internet and phone, is also included. Also, violence can happen to both boys and girls, but past studies show that girls report higher rates of dating abuse. 


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