Teen Dating Violence
Teen dating violence is a widespread issue that can occur between current or former dating partners, and it's more prevalent than many may realize.
Examples of teen dating violence not only include physical and emotional harm, but also stalking. Ever-evolving technology and the prominent use of technology among teens makes them particularly vulnerable to cyberstalking, including unwanted contact via email and social media.
Publications and Resources
- Dating Matters®
- Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships is a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop teen dating violence before it starts.
- Funded in part by OVC, the LoveIsRespect.org website promotes awareness of healthy dating relationships by making vital resources accessible to help teens experiencing dating violence and offering tips on preventing abusive relationships.
- Relationship Dynamics and Teen Dating Violence
- This report presents findings on unique associations between relationship dynamics and teen dating violence, based primarily on NIJ-funded research and the broader literature on dating violence research, adolescent development, and romantic relationships.