During the pre-teen and teen years, it is critical for youth to begin to learn the skills needed—such as effectively managing feelings and using healthy communication— to create and foster healthy relationships.
CDC developed to stop teen dating violence before it starts.
Consistent with CDC’s emphasis on primary prevention, the package includes multiple strategies that can be used in combination to stop IPV and TDV before it starts.
Dating abuse is a pattern of behaviors including physical, sexual, emotional, and/or verbal abuse used to gain power and control over a partner.
But one thing most abusive relationships have in common is that the abusive partner does many different kinds of things to have more power and control over their partner.
Dating violence can take place in person or electronically, such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online without consent.
Teens with Disabilities More than 1 in 5 young people with disabilities between the ages of 12 and 19 reports experiencing violence, such as physical abuse, rape or sexual assault from a stranger or partner: This is more twice the rate of youth without a disability.
It focuses on 11-14 year olds and includes multiple prevention components for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods.