Prevalence of dating violence
Violence in an adolescent relationship sets the stage for problems in future relationships, including intimate partner violence and sexual violence perpetration and/or victimization throughout life.
For instance, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.
CDC developed to stop teen dating violence before it starts.
It focuses on 11-14 year olds and includes multiple prevention components for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods.
There are many warning signs of dating abuse and they should always be taken seriously.
A pattern does not have to occur for it to be considered dating violence – one incidence of violence is abuse and it is one too many.
Violence in Youth: A Systematic Review for Multiple Victimization (Ana Sani, Sónia Caridade, and Carolina Marques Oliveira, University Fernando Pessoa (UFP), Porto, Portugal, and others) Chapter 5.
In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.CDC also developed a technical package, Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices that describes strategies and approaches that are based on the best available evidence for preventing intimate partner violence (IPV), including TDV.Consistent with CDC’s emphasis on primary prevention, the package includes multiple strategies that can be used in combination to stop IPV and TDV before it starts.Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.
Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.
Dating violence can take place in person or electronically, such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online without consent.