Teen dating violence

Teen Dating Violence

A pattern of behavior used to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate, dating relationship is referred to as dating violence. It can happen to anyone, including teenagers.  In fact, around one in twelve high school students report being in a dating relationship where physical violence was present, and one in twelve state they have been a victim of sexual dating violence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about one in four women experience intimate partner physical violence during their lifetime.