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How to help a friend More resource: Dating Violence Resource Center Based on interviews with teenagers ranging in age from 14 through 17, researchers learned that 30% of teenage girls can identify another teenager who was physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Aside from the physical abuse, teens also experience other forms of abuse, such as verbal abuse, isolation from friends, being monitored as to what theyre doing and where theyre going, and even control regarding their choice of clothing.
More on Liz Claiborne Teen Dating Violence Program One in five female high school students in the study admitted to being physically or sexually abused by her boyfriend.
3 in 4 parents have never talked to their kids about dating/intimate partner violence or sexual assault.
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February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and unfortunately, 1 in 10 American teenagers suffers physical violence at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend; many others are sexually or emotionally abused.