Parents and dating violence
Figure 1 shows the age that women first reported experiencing intimate partner violence, for those women who had reported sexual violence including rape, physical violence, psychological violence, or stalking in their lifetime.
Of these women, 69.5 percent reported experiencing intimate partner violence for the first time under the age of 24.
Dating Violence Information for Parents It may be hard to think of your teen as having an intimate relationship, let alone an abusive one.
Teens suffering from dating abuse generally suffer academically, emotionally, and socially.
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In the wake of the romance of Valentine’s Day, it seems a bit contrary to bring up a topic like dating violence.
But February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, so there’s no better time to discuss this serious situation that’s affecting way more adolescents and young people than we think.