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Teen dating abuse prevention

The 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 9.6% of high school students had been physically hurt (hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object or weapon) by a dating partner on purpose within the past year.

Child-serving systems need to intervene early in the lives of youth to prevent or treat abuse, support young people, and provide them with the tools to choose the right path.

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Substance abuse and problematic patterns of substance use among youth can lead to problems at school, cause or aggravate physical and mental health-related issues, promote poor peer relationships, cause motor-vehicle accidents, and place stress on the family.

Jordyn Lawson of the Genesis Women’s Shelter recently spoke about teen dating violence at the 13th annual Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW).