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Information on teen dating violence

Dating violence can have a negative effect on health throughout life.

This is an ideal time to promote healthy relationships and prevent patterns of relationship violence that can last into adulthood.

To help bring greater awareness to teen dating violence, NCJRS presents this online compilation of topical resources.

Dating violence will affect nearly one in every ten high school students, leaving them vulnerable to a myriad of short and long-term risks.

Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking.

Select a page from the box at the right under the ‘Teen Dating Violence’ heading to learn more.

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The ultimate goal of prevention and intervention is to stop dating violence before it begins.

During the preteen and teen years, young people are learning the skills they need to form positive, healthy relationships with others.

Once teens experience violence in one relationship, they are at significant risk for experiencing violence in another relationship.

It is important that teens who experience dating violence seek help soon after, so they can receive services to protect against the potential psychosocial impacts of violence and reduce the likelihood of future violence.

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