Teens who are victims in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college and throughout their lifetimes.
In a recent national survey , 8 percent of high school students reported physical violence and 7 percent reported that they experienced sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months before the survey.
Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.
CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention is leading the initiative, Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships.
Dating Matters is a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model that builds upon current evidence-based practice to promote respectful, nonviolent dating relationships among youth.