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Watch a 3 minute video that describes the Dating Matters Recently, efforts to prevent teen dating violence have grown, particularly in schools and among policymakers and sexual violence and domestic violence prevention groups.
Now many states and communities also are working to stop teen dating violence.
focuses on 11– to 14–year–olds in high-risk, urban communities.
Similarly, for boys, high levels of parental bonding have been found to be associated with less externalizing behavior, which in turn is associated with less teen dating violence victimization.Most of the handful of programs that have been empirically investigated are school-based and use a group format.Program length varies from less than a day to more than 20 sessions.The impact of domestic violence on children may continue through adolescence and adulthood.Adolescents who have grown up in violent homes are at risk of recreating the abusive relationships they have seen.With as many as one in three adolescents experiencing abuse from a dating partner each year, education and prevention is essential.