Understanding Teen Dating Violence (PDF) This concise fact sheet developed by the CDC helps explain: Why is dating violence a public health problem? Dating Violence Prevention, Teens Ages 13 to 19 Years The New York State Department of Health provides an overview and links to state and national resources.
Teaching Young People about Consent (PDF) In this article from ACT for Youth, Elizabeth Schroeder discusses the need to talk about consent with youth "early and often," and offers tips for educating children and youth on the topic.
Did you know that one in three adolescents experience some form of dating abuse before the age of 18?
Preventing teen dating violence starts with awareness. Or that out of every three young people, one has been a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from someone they are dating?
 Experiencing such violence so early in life can have long-term detrimental impacts on adolescents: victims are at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, and attempted or considered suicide.
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