Facts about teen dating violence

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline received 16,624 calls and 1,125 chat requests from Texas in 2015 (also see report on January-June, 2016).Fact #1: Over 22 million women in the United States have been raped in their lifetime.Expressive aggression is when your intimate partner has called you names (e.g., fat, ugly, crazy, stupid) insulted, humiliated or made fun of you called you a loser, a failure or not good enough told you no one else would want you acted very angry in a way that seemed dangerous.

Youth Violence statistics show teenagers are becoming more violent.

Dating and intimate relationships are a normal part of growing up for many adolescents.

Yet teenagers frequently form their first romantic relationship without a clear understanding of what constitutes a healthy versus an unhealthy relationship.

As a result, they are particularly vulnerable to becoming targets of dating abuse.

Fifty-seven percent of teens know someone who has been verbally, physically, or sexually abusive in a dating relationship.

Knowing the facts about domestic violence is the first step in supporting victims in their safety planning and holding offenders accountable.

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