This effort began with a series of workshops in 20 that culminated in the development and coordination of a federal interagency workgroup. NIJ has also funded research examining the nature, characteristics and extent of dating violence; risk and protective factors; long-term and short-term outcomes; and systematic evaluations of teen dating violence prevention and intervention programs, policies and legislation.
Let him or her know when you truly care for someone you don’t hurt them or try to control them.Surveillance Summaries: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2013 (pdf, 172 pages). “Prevalence of Partner Violence in Same-Sex Romantic and Sexual Relationships in a National Sample of Adolescents.” Journal of Adolescent Health 35 (August 2004): 124-131.And, while your teen needs you more than ever to help them through this challenging time, they are also seeking independence and turning to peers.While it may seem easier to let your teen shake you loose, hang on. Right now, your teen is forming relationships that set the stage for future relationships.In addition, girls aren’t always the victims of dating violence. In fact, sometimes partners commit physical and emotional abuse.