Dating violence fact sheet
Click on any of the following to find easily printable and shareable domestic violence fact sheets.National Statistics Domestic Violence and Physical Abuse Domestic Violence and Psychological Abuse Domestic Violence and Economic Abuse Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Domestic Violence and Stalking Dating Violence and Teen Domestic Violence Male Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Domestic Abuse in Later Life Domestic Violence and Guns American Indian/Alaskan Native Women and Domestic Violence Who is Doing What to Whom?Witnessing violence has been associated with decreased school attendance and academic performance. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report.
According to the Office on Violence Against Women at the U. Department of Justice, violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence.  Experiencing such violence so early in life can have long-term detrimental impacts on adolescents: victims are at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, and attempted or considered suicide.Adolescent girls generally suffer more serious and more lasting effects than adolescent boys, though perpetrators come from both genders.Seventy-nine percent experienced trauma in childhood, 82% in adulthood, and 91% in both adulthood and childhood.
Violent victimization was the most common traumatic experience; 70% reported being physically assaulted by a family member or someone they knew and approximately half had been sexually assaulted.
There are many tools available to help schools get started. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202 gov --------------------------------------------------- “National Rates of Adolescent Physical, Psychological, and Sexual Teen-Dating Violence,” Michele Ybarra Ph D, MPH, Center for Innovative Public Health Research; Dorothy L.