Dating violence among youth
For instance, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.
Supporting the development of healthy, respectful, and nonviolent relationships has the potential to reduce the occurrence of TDV and prevent its harmful and long-lasting effects on individuals, their families, and the communities where they live.
It focuses on 11-14 year olds and includes multiple prevention components for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods.
All of the components work together to reinforce healthy relationship messages and reduce behaviors that increase the risk of dating violence.
Beyond deaths, injuries and psychological harm, youth violence can lead to increased health risk behaviours such as smoking, substance abuse, unsafe sex, and further violence.
These in turn are associated with chronic respiratory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, early pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
are more likely to report being victims of dating violence committed by partners who hit, slap or push them.
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.