However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.Programs that teach young people skills for dating can prevent violence.
All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. Most of the handful of programs that have been empirically investigated are school-based and use a group format.Program length varies from less than a day to more than 20 sessions.students throughout Boulder and Broomfield Counties. The goal is to stop violent behavior before it begins.We know that strategies that promote healthy behaviors in relationships are important.We know domestic violence can affect children and youth differently than adults.