This is an issue that impacts everyone — not just teens — but their parents, teachers, friends and communities as well. Nationwide, youth age 12 to 19 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault. Girls are particularly vulnerable to experiencing violence in their relationships and are more likely to suffer long-term behavioral and health consequences, including suicide attempts, eating disorders, and drug use. Adolescents in abusive relationships often carry these unhealthy patterns of violence into future relationships.
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Teen dating violence, also known as intimate partner violence or intimate relationship violence, is a serious problem in the U. It includes stalking, harassment, physical or sexual abuse. According to the Center for Disease Control , teen DV has both serious short-term and long-term consequences.
Know that it is not your fault. Emotional support is extremely important—make sure you have someone to talk to. There are many resources available to you. The majority of people who experience dating violence will tell a close friend rather than a family member or a teacher.