CDC Dating Matters seeks to promote healthy relationships as a method to preventing dating violence.
Learning how to spot the signs of an abusive relationship can make a dramatic impact on the lives of teens suffering from dating violence – and could also save lives.
According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), teen dating violence includes the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence that may occur within a relationship.
It is important to understand and recognize the signs of teen dating violence.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dating violence is not about love, it is about power and control.
To get help, please visit: National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline If you or someone you know has been the victim of dating violence, free and confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the National Dating Abuse Helpline.
For more information, please visit: – Healthy Relationships – U. Department of Health and Human Services – Safe Relationships – U. Department of Health and Human Services National Institute of Justice – U. Department of Justice Office of Adolescent Health – U. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Violence Against Women - U.
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Intimate partner violence (IPV) in adolescents is an important realm of study as, in addition to the usual negative effects of abuse, this violence occurs at a critical period in the social and mental development of a person.
This is also an important topic from a gender studies perspective as almost 32% of male adolescents engage in some form of violence, whether sexual, physical or emotional, towards their partners while adolescent violence from females is nearly half of that rate.
Baltimore Dating Matters is part of Baltimore City Health Department’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention and supports the Healthy Baltimore 2015 priority area of Healthy Children and Adolescents.