Experimental Evaluation of Gender Violence/Harassment Prevention Programs in Middle Schools. Christopher, "Romance and Violence in Dating Relationships," Journal of Family Issues 4, no. Sexual violence in dating relationships is also a major concern.A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults and 60% of rapes take place in the victim's home or in that of a friend or relative. Report on Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape (New York: Harper and Row, 1988). Carol Sousa, "The Dating Violence Intervention Project," in Dating Violence: Young Women in Danger, ed.
Kupper, "Partner Violence among Adolescents in Opposite-Sex Romantic Relationships: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health," American Journal of Public Health 91, no. It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. It's important to realize that an abusive boyfriend or girlfriend can use physical or emotional attacks and that emotional abuse can be as serious as physical abuse. In 2007, approximately ten percent of American teens of both sexes reported that being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend sometime during the preceding twelve-month period, according to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a comprehensive statistical monitoring project conducted on a biennial basis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).In the same survey, more than 11 percent of teenaged girls reported that they had, at some point, been forced to engage in sexual intercourse against their will.Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.These warning signs do not mean a relationship will definitely turn violent.However, if you notice several of them in your relationship or partner, you may need to re-evaluate your dating relationship.