- One in five female high school students reports being physically or sexually abused by a partner.
- Intimate partner violence among adolescents is associated with increased risk of substance use, unhealthy weight control behaviors, sexual risk behaviors, pregnancy and suicide.
- The severity of violence among intimate partners has been shown to increase if the pattern has been established in adolescence.
- Teen dating violence does not discriminate by gender, race, socioeconomic status or geography.
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There are a lot of really great resources, fiction and non-fiction, that deal with issues of relationship abuse. Here are some that we have here at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. As always, clicking on the book title will take you to our catalog.
Sixteen-year-old Nick's suffered a lifetime of abuse from his father, but Nick knows that despite outward appearances he and his dad don't have anything in common. Until Nick begins to date Catherine, and begins to wonder if that's true after all.
Caitlin walks through life in a dream -- because if she woke up, she'd have to face the truth about her "perfect" relationship with Rogerson Biscoe.
When stand-up comedian Kip meets fellow comic Becky, they quickly become inseperable. But when Kip starts controlling every little piece of Becky's life, she quickly realizes that maybe their relationship is a little to intense.
Written primarily for parents but also useful for teens, But I Love Him discusses the alarming issue of teen relationship violence.
This book helps teens learn how to identify and break away from abusive relationships.