Remember – you don’t have to have broken bones or a black eye to be abused.If you check more than two below, you may want to get help now before it is too late.Kaylah Harris was 18 when she first experienced dating violence.
A 2011 CDC nationwide survey found that 23% of females and 14% of males who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age.
A 2013 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.
is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner.
— February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month.