teen dating violence

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Tue June 5, 2012
City Visions: June 11, 2012

Understanding and Preventing Teen Dating Violence in the Bay Area

For many of us, adolescent romance conjures images of little more than awkward kisses, missed curfews, and outsized phone bills. But recent data reveal a much darker reality: young adults experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence of any age group. A study released in March of more than 1400 seventh graders found that more than one in three reported experiencing psychological dating violence, and almost one in six reported being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

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