A 2017 CDC Report [PDF 4.32MB] found that approximately 7% of women and 4% of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before 18 years of age. Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.
The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
For more information, please visit: – Healthy Relationships – U. Department of Health and Human Services – Safe Relationships – U. Department of Health and Human Services National Institute of Justice – U. Department of Justice Office of Adolescent Health – U. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Violence Against Women - U.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
If you are the abuser, it is important for you to recognize your behavior and make changes.
Speak honestly with a school counselor and with your partner.
All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
According to the CDC 2013 National Youth Behavior Survey, one in three young people have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence.
It’s never too early to start having these conversations — childhood and adolescence are crucial times to discuss love, respect, and boundaries.If you or a friend are being stalked, you can get free help.Use the Domestic Violence Resource Directory to find several resources to locate help closest to you.These behaviors may include physical and sexual violence and emotional abuse.”CDC has created a factsheet that explains the warning signs of teen dating violence as well as strategies to prevent teen dating violence. Department of Health and Human Services Dating Matters-Supported by the U. To get help, please visit: National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline If you or someone you know has been the victim of dating violence, free and confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the National Dating Abuse Helpline.