Violence in dating
CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.
Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.
Access and download teen dating violence information, curricula, strategies, and tools.
This training will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Educators include anyone who works with teens in a learning capacity and/or setting, from teachers, administrators, and counselors to coaches, youth mentors, and other school and after-school personnel.
Another high type of abuse in heterosexual relationships is emotional abuse where 83% of GLBT’s said had occurred in their relationship at one time or another.
Although physical abuse is not as common in GLBT relationships, 46.6% of lesbians said that they were in a continuously violent relationship.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 23% of males and 14% of females surveys indicated that they had been part of a relationship that was violent or abusive.
Teens may not fully understand the weight of their actions – especially if they have developed an understanding of how relationships operate from portrayals in the media, movies, athletes, and television.