Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.
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However, research from CDC also indicates that teen dating violence is preventable and educators are an important part of the solution.
In 2010, Florida passed legislation intended to promote youth education related to teen dating violence and to support teen survivors of dating violence.
These frightening statistics tell us that education designed to prevent teen dating violence is vitally important. As the relationship progresses, the abuser becomes increasingly controlling and critical and begins to break down the partner's self-esteem.
Dating violence is similar to adult domestic violence in that they both occur in cycles. Since teen-agers typically struggle with identity and self-esteem, this is not difficult to accomplish.According to a 2010 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2,546,000 Florida women will experience rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.