Teen dating abuse charts
This fact sheet discusses physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and stalking in dating relationships and draws on research to show that teen dating violence is a public health problem.
The fact sheet also presents CDC's approach to teen dating violence prevention.
TDV occurs in different forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, and digital, and the experience of TDV may have both immediate and long term effects on young people.
The documents included in this section highlight the widespread problem of TDV, the different types of dating abuse, and their impacts on young people.
Once teens experience violence in one relationship, research has shown they are at significant risk for experiencing violence in another relationship.
A teenager's friends have the potential to considerably shape their dating experiences.
One third of adolescents have experienced physical, emotional, sexual, and/or verbal abuse by a dating partner.
The dynamics of power and control in a teen dating relationship can be just as dangerous as those found in an adult relationship.
Many victims of teen dating violence experience a host of devastating consequences, including mental and physical health problems, suicidal thoughts, delinquency, risky sexual behavior, substance abuse, and academic failure.The authors describe the differences between adult intimate partner violence and teen dating violence and note that applying adult intimate partner violence perspective to teen dating violence is problematic.This fact sheet uses nationally representative data to show that forced sexual intercourse is a common experience among young adult women of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, with verbal and physical force being the most common force used.This document presents information about dating violence, the types of dating abuse, its effect, and prevalence of dating violence in both heterosexual and LGBT relationships.The document also presents suggestions for dating violence prevention programs.
Due to the age of the parties involved, teens may face barriers that prevent them from getting the support and resources they need to be safer in their relationships.