Tween dating violence

“The study shows how important it is for pediatricians to screen for teen dating violence and prevent and/or treat these negative health outcomes.” What do these kids look like?

The behavior includes, but is not limited to, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.Approximately nine out of ten (87%) young women said that they take special precautions to rarely or never walk alone after dark and nearly two-thirds (64%) said that they think about what could happen if they leave a drink unattended.A majority (63%) named law enforcement as the first and second most responsible for addressing the problem.A total of 1,043 tweens, 523 parents, and 626 teens completed the survey, resulting in a margin of error (at the 95% confidence level) of 3.0 percentage points for tweens in total, 3.9 points for parents, and 4.1 points for teens (5.5 among those 17-18).(Liz Claiborne, Teen Research Unlimited Survey, released July 2008)A study of public high school students in New York City found females who recently experienced dating violence and males who experienced sexual assault some time in their lives are more likely to report suicide attempts than their counterparts without similar histories of violence.In a Liz Claiborne Survey released in March 2006, half (50%) of the 1,004 teens ages 13 to 18 surveyed reported they've been in a dating relationship and nearly a third (32%) said they've been in a serious relationship.

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