Books on teen dating and violence

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Like says, “No one is excluded when it comes to dating violence no matter what type of relationship it is.”Did you know that only 33 percent of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse?

Or, did you know that 81 percent of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it is an issue?

And teens in same-sex relationships experience dating violence at the same rate as teens in heterosexual relationships. Intimate partner violence among adolescents is associated with increased risk for substance use, unhealthy weight control behaviors, sexual risk behaviors, pregnancy, and suicide.

If a teen you know is experiencing violence in her or his dating relationship, you can help.

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A perfect time for teenagers who are beginning to date to gain an understanding of the signs and realities of physical and emotional abuse, which can occur within a relationship.

Gregory Library Teen Advisory Group chose to explore the issue of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention this February.

Teen volunteers created a display with posters all around the Teen Space and books on teen dating, relationship drama, abuse, sexuality and health.

Or, did you know that being physically or sexually abused makes teen girls 6 times more likely to become pregnant and twice as likely to get an STI?

These are all saddening statistics provided by the website – and they are true and scary.

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