Dating domestic violence month

S., affecting approximately 10% of all teenagers between the age of 12 to 18.

It includes stalking, harassment, physical or sexual abuse.

After several violent outbursts with her, he pulled an 8 inch kitchen knife out of his backpack in the school hallway and stabbed her to death.

Throughout the month of February, advocates and educators from across the country are focused on the risk factors associated with teen dating violence, and what can be done to prevent it.

What Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month?

Dating violence victims are likely to experience suicidal thoughts, antisocial behaviors, depression and anxiety, and engage in unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol and drug use.

Unfortunately, many cases go unreported because victims are afraid to tell their family and friends.

More than half of victims reported a history of some form of child abuse, with 40 percent of victims physically abused by a caregiver, and nearly 70 percent having witnessed violence in their families.

Teen dating violence, also known as intimate partner violence or intimate relationship violence, is a serious problem in the U.

The Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition is a statewide advocacy organization committed to the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence.

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