Teen Dating Violence This web page from the CDC includes an overview of teen dating violence definitions, the consequences of and reasons for dating violence, and a list of additional resources. Teen Dating Violence among LGBTQ Youth This Human Rights Campaign overview of teen dating violence among LGBTQ youth also includes a list of national resources that serve LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence.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. 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.Adolescent girls generally suffer more serious and more lasting effects than adolescent boys, though perpetrators come from both genders.You may have heard several different words used to describe teen dating violence (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are a few: Warning signs Being able to tell the difference between healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships can be more difficult than you would think.No two relationships are the same, so what’s unhealthy in one relationships may be abusive in the next.
They may need help learning about healthy relationships and avoiding dating violence.Think someone you love may be a victim of dating violence? Though as many as one in three teens may be a victim of teen dating violence, not all teens or their friends or family members recognize when there is a problem in a teen's relationship.Teens often lack experience with relationships and may not realize that their's is unhealthy and could lead to emotional or physical harm or even death.Get expert advice on teen issues like self-esteem, friendship, social media, dating, health, bullying, body image, popularity, sex, and goal setting.Learn how to balance school, family, friends, and relationships.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.