Healthy relationships depend on a few key elements: healthy communication, healthy boundaries, mutual respect, and support for one another. These behaviors can have a positive impact on a person’s overall emotional development. On the contrary, unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effect, especially on developing teens in violent relationships.
One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence (NDVH). And youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college (www.cdc.gov).
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Additional Information and Resources on Dating Violence
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