Teen Dating abuse can have a serious and lethal impact on the physical, emotional, and educational growth of a youth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points out that youth who are harmed by teen dating violence are more likely to do poorly in school, binge drink, attempt suicide, engage in physical fighting, and have a greater likelihood of teen pregnancy. Dating abuse threatens the safety of students and staff, distracts students from learning and compromises the school climate. Our schools play a critical role in preventing dating violence.
ONE in THREE teens in the United States report experiencing physical, emotional, sexual or digital dating abuse. And most teens do not ask for help.
90% of school counselors report having no training to assist teens experiencing dating abuse.
3 in 4 parents with children under the age of 18 said that they have NOT had a conversation with their children about relationship abuse.
According to a recent study, up to 87% of dating violence occurs in a school building or on school grounds.
Our schools play a critical role in preventing dating violence.