February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Dating Abuse Is a Public Health Crisis
  • One in three high school students experience either physical or sexual violence, or both, that is perpetrated by someone they are dating or going out with
  • Young women between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost double the national average
  • One in ten high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend
  • LGBTQ youth are more likely to experience physical and psychological dating abuse, sexual coercion, and cyber dating abuse than their heterosexual peers
Break the Cycle  
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