(NCAVP, 2001; Dahir, 1999) However, LGBTQ youth are even less likely than heterosexual youth to tell anyone or seek help, and there are fewer resources for these teens.Teens experiencing dating violence usually tell no one. One study found that only 6% of girls and 11% of boys told anyone about the abuse that they experienced (O'Keefe and Treister, 1998).Recent updates include additional resources for teachers and school-based professionals and a new section to support the efforts of pregnancy prevention advocates and adolescent sexual health practitioners in addressing adolescent relationship abuse.
Complaints filed on or after the effective date of this executive order shall be processed in accordance with the set forth in the executive order in place at the time of the alleged misconduct.
Teen boys are far more likely to initiate violence and teen girls are more likely to be violent in a case of self-defense.
Teen dating violence can be very dangerous - sometimes lethal.
If you have been raped or feel uncomfortable about a sexual experience that happened while you were drunk or high, call the sexual violence hotline at 800-489-7273—for more information, or just to talk.
Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, sexual abuse or a combination.