IPV is a significant public health issue that has considerable societal costs. According to the CDC:
Four types of behavior:
Dating violence can take place in person or electronically, such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online without consent.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a "normal" part of a relationship - but these behaviors can become abusive and develop into serious forms of violence.
Consequences of unhealthy teen dating are:
Ways to Prevent:
More information on IPV and teen dating violence can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/datasources/nisvs/summaryreports.html
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