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Many youth also experience emotional abuse, harassment, and stalking in dating relationships.
Teen dating violence is a pattern of behavior where one person uses threats of or actual physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse to control his or her partner.
Unhealthy experiences can result in negative long- and short-term consequences, therefore it is essential to emphasize teen dating violence prevention early on.
Taking into account these alarming facts, advocates now join together every year to highlight TDV Awareness month in February.
The initiative’s goal is to prevent teen dating violence by promoting healthy relationship development.
Resources include a community action kit, downloadable video, television and radio advertisements as well as educational posters.
CDC Dating Matters seeks to promote healthy relationships as a method to preventing dating violence.
Middle school, high school, and college age women experience a higher rate of rape than any other group.
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Teen dating violence and sexual assault is estimated to occur between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth at about the same rate as in straight teen relationships.
(NCAVP, 2001; Dahir, 1999) However, LGBTQ youth are even less likely than heterosexual youth to tell anyone or seek help, and there are fewer resources for these teens.