Consistent with other adolescent relationship abuse studies, researchers found there was significant overlap between victimization and perpetration; 84 percent of victims also perpetrated abuse in a relationship.This finding has important implications for prevention and intervention; it serves as a reminder that programming should recognize the fluidity of these roles among youth in relationships.Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships with CDC’s online resources.Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention is leading the initiative, Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships.
To help bring greater awareness to teen dating violence, NCJRS presents this online compilation of topical resources.
Three components of the Dating Matters comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model are currently available on CDC’s Veto Violence website.
CDC also developed technical packages to help states and communities prioritize efforts to prevent violence before it starts.
Teen dating violence is a widespread issue that can lead to serious short- and long-term effects.
Victims are often more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety, think about suicide, and engage in unhealthy behaviors, like using tobacco, drugs, and alcohol.