Dating Violence in the News
Teens at greater risk for experiencing violence in their relationships are those with a history of stressful traumatic events like losing a sibling, parent or friend. Because we know who may be at risk, we could target teens the most at risk for relationship violence with prevention messages that help them develop healthy teen relationships. The authors also suggest that all teens be taught how to report violence experienced by friends.
The consequences of being exposed to relationship violence includes being four times more likely to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression.
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