Dating abuse is a serious health concern for many students:
- One in three high school students will be involved in an abusive relationship.
- Forty-five percent of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
- Nearly 80% of girls who have been physically abused in their intimate relationships continue to date their abuser.
- Both girls and boys can be abused by a dating partner and both girls and boys can be abusers.
The Center for Disease Control considers sexual and domestic violence to be a public health hazard…what are you doing to find a cure? RCASA is working with local schools and other community organizations to provide prevention education on a larger scale. If you would like to sponsor an event at your local organization please contact firstname.lastname@example.org