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Teen Dating Violence Facts
Gordon County Domestic Violence Outreach 706.625.5586
Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination of these behaviors.
Thirty-five states allow minors to obtain civil protection orders against dating partners, with various restrictions depending upon the age of the minor.
One in five teens in a serious relationships reports having been hit, slapped, or pushed by a partner.
Many studies indicate that as a dating relationship become more serious, the potential for and nature of violent behavior also escalates.
School-based student assistance programs, guidance counselors, school nurses, and school resource officers can help. Legal options include calling the police, seeking protective orders, and cooperating with criminal prosecution.