Each year, one in ten teenagers reports being the victim of teen dating violence.According to the Centers for Disease Control, 23% of males and 14% of females surveys indicated that they had been part of a relationship that was violent or abusive.For more information, please visit: – Healthy Relationships – U. Department of Health and Human Services – Safe Relationships – U. Department of Health and Human Services National Institute of Justice – U. Department of Justice Office of Adolescent Health – U. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Violence Against Women - U.
Teen dating violence can have serious consequences (both criminal and civil) for abusers.Relationships are more likely to fail – and to become abusive – when the dating partners are young, immature, and spontaneous.Unfortunately, this has resulted in an unfortunate number of teens who experience teen dating violence in a romantic relationship.In his Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month Proclamation President Obama called on all Americans “to stand against dating violence when we see it.” At a time when an estimated 1 in 10 teens will experience dating violence we all must take this opportunity to amplify our efforts and shine a spotlight on this important issue. Nationwide, youth age 12 to 19 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault.Studies show that approximately 10% of adolescents report being the victim of physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner during the previous year.