According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year about one in 11 teens report being a victim of physical abuse – and one in five teens report being a victim of emotional abuse.
Physical abuse includes behaviors such as shoving, pushing, hitting, slapping, punching, kicking and grabbing.
Please note: This article was published more than one year ago.
Teen dating violence is a serious public health issue.Teens may not call it “dating” but studies show that by the time they are in middle school, many young people are involved in intimate, romantic dating relationships.A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 75 percent of seventh graders report having a boyfriend or girlfriend.The findings underscore the need to screen teens for dating violence and intervene, the study authors said."Parents, schools and health care providers all have important roles to play," Exner-Cortens said.