- Teen dating violence is often the first manifestation of domestic violence – many adults report that their first experience with domestic violence occurred in a teen relationship.
- The highest rates of domestic violence occur between the ages of 15-25.
- 1 in 3 teen girls report physical and/or sexual abuse by a dating partner and 7 out of 10 teens (both male and female) report verbal/emotional abuse, threats, and/or stalking by a dating partner.
- Teen dating violence can be as damaging and deadly as any adult abusive relationship.
For more information or to schedule a teen dating violence educational presentation, contact Joyce Kirkland, Youth and Family Services Coordinator, at 217.428.6616.