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Teen Dating Abuse Awareness

Created in response to the epidemic of teen dating abuse, the professionals of Love Without Hurt are dedicated to empowering teens with the skills and information they need to build healthy relationships in their lives. In addition, we offer education, support and services to parents, educators and professionals who work with teens.

 

1 in 3 high school girls have experienced some form of dating abuse

1 in 5 high school boys have experienced some form of dating abuse

 

Facts:

• Dating violence among peers is reported by 54% of high school students

• Nearly 80% of girls who have been victims of physical abuse in their dating relationships continue to date the abuser

• Nearly 70% of young women who have been raped knew their rapist. The perpetrator was or had been a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance

• 80% of teens believe verbal abuse is a serious issue for their age group