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Understanding teen dating violence; fact sheet 2008
  • Published Date:
    2008
Filetype[PDF - 1.37 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.)
  • Description:
    Why is dating violence a public health problem? -- How does dating violence affect health? -- Who is at risk for dating violence? -- How can we prevent dating violence? -- How does CDC approach prevention? -- Where can I learn more? -- References

    Dating violence is a type of intimate partner violence. It occurs between two people in a close relationship. There are three common types of dating violence: Physical-This occurs when a partner is pinched, hit, shoved, or kicked; Emotional-This means threatening a partner or harming his or her sense of self-worth. Examples include name calling, teasing, threats, bullying, or keeping him/her away from friends and family; Sexual-This is forcing a partner to engage in a sex act when he or she does not or cannot consent. Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling. These behaviors are often thought to be a “"normal" part of a relationship. But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like physical assault and rape.

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