’ isn’t so straightforward—and that’s what can make it difficult to spot.” The warning signs for dating violence can be similar to warning signs for sexual assault and abuse.

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Teen dating violence can affect anyone regardless of race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, gender identity, or any other social identity.

It occurs in all types of dating relationships including those who identify in the LGBTQ community.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, but dating violence can happen across all age groups.

The way dating violence is often portrayed in the media suggests acts of physical and sexual violence.

80% of teens report knowing someone their age that has experienced controlling behaviors from a partner.

Every relationship is different and individuals may experience different warning signs of abuse. Physical violence does not have to occur for a relationship to be abusive.

Many people, when they hear the word “abuse,” think of physical violence.

It’s important to note that physical force is one means of power and control and it is far from the only one. Below are six different types of abuse we discuss in our training with new volunteers or employees. Physical This is the type of abuse that many people think of when they hear the word ‘abuse.’ It can include punching, hitting, slapping, kicking, strangling, or physically restraining a partner against their will.

Teen dating violence is a serious problem affecting adolescents across the nation, and it is an issue that often goes overlooked or unrecognized.