Prevention Tuesdays: Did you know 1 in 3 teens is involved in an abusive relationship?

In Sexual Assault Awareness on January 31, 2012 at 4:44 am

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 prevention@rcasa.org


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