Risf factors in teen dating violence
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Although it is not nationally representative, the study sample included 1,430 7th-grade students from diverse geographical locations.
The study collected data on teen dating violence behaviors, as well as risk and protective factors linked to dating violence, such as gender stereotypes, sexual harassment, the acceptance of teen dating violence and parent-child communication.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation and Futures Without Violence join forces to Promote Healthy Relationships among 11-to 14-year-olds A new study of 1,430 7th-grade students released today reveals that many 7th-graders are dating and experiencing physical, psychological and electronic dating violence.
More than one in three (37%) students surveyed report being a victim of psychological dating violence and nearly one in six (15%) report being a victim of physical dating violence.
While we need to do much more to understand this young age group, our data point to the need for teen dating violence prevention programs in middle school.” Among the key findings: The study findings were announced during a pre-conference institute on teen dating violence prevention in middle school at the 6th National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis, organized by Futures Without Violence.
“By combining the findings of this new study with the lessons learned in Start Strong communities, we are developing the essential tools needed to promote healthier relationships for young people,” said Peter Long, Ph.
D., president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation.
This highlights the important role parents can play in prevention efforts.
Start Strong educates parents of middle school students about these issues so they can help their children navigate new relationships (both online and offline), including teaching parents the warning signs of abuse and how to start conversations about healthy relationships at an early age.