Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Facts

...On Dating Abuse/Violence

Did you know...

*1 in 3 teens have been a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse

*10% of teens have reported being physically hurt by their dating partner

*Teens are at a higher risk of intimate partner abuse than adults

*Over half of rape victims reported being raped before the age of 25

*Violent behavior starts between the ages of 12 and 18

*81% of parents believe that dating violence is not an issue

*Over half of parents have not talked to their kids about dating abuse

*Over 70% of 8th and 9th graders are "dating"

*Over 75% of those in an abusive relationship do not report it

*Not understanding the law and wanting to stay private are the most significant reasons young people do not seek help

Release date for Break From You, my debut young adult novel on dating abuse, will be announced soon!
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