The statistics on teen dating violence are frightening. One in ten high school students has experienced physical violence from a dating partner. To put that in perspective imagine a class of thirty high school students aged 13 to 17. Three of those students have been shoved, slapped, punched, choked, or physically hurt by a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Would you know if your child was being abused by a dating partner? Certainly it seems you would see marks or bruises. You believe your child would tell you. In reality you may not know. Often young people are embarrassed by what is happening to them. Sometimes they have been threatened by their dating partner and fear further violence.
Would you know if your child was an abuser? No one wants to believe their child could harm someone else. In reality 15-40% of young people admit perpetrating some sort of violence against a dating partner…
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