Information on teen dating
Dating violence, specifically teen dating violence, can take many forms.Whether it is physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, it causes significant harm to those involved.
According to the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, teen dating violence (TDV) is a pattern of behavior that someone uses to gain control over his or her dating partner.
In a 2014 survey, 20% of teens report they've been the victim or perpetrator of physical or sexual abuse.
60% say that psychological abuse has occurred in their relationships.
Recognizing that the person you love is controlling, abusive or violent is hard even for adults.
Even when teens recognize that they are being abused, they may hesitate to turn to adults for support, understanding, and protection.