Examples include physical and emotional harm, as well as stalking.Once teens experience violence in one relationship, research has shown they are at significant risk for experiencing violence in another relationship.This effort began with a series of workshops in 20 that culminated in the development and coordination of a federal interagency workgroup. NIJ has also funded research examining the nature, characteristics and extent of dating violence; risk and protective factors; long-term and short-term outcomes; and systematic evaluations of teen dating violence prevention and intervention programs, policies and legislation.Teen dating violence is a widespread issue that can lead to serious short- and long-term effects.
But it can also manifest over the long term as chronic physical problems like arthritis, hypertension, and heart issues.
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In my own practice, I have counseled several men who were victims of abuse in their relationships.
Regardless of their gender or sexual preference, those who experienced abuse as children are more likely to become abusive themselves in adult intimate relationships.
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