What is TDV?

Teen Dating Violence (TDV) involves a pattern of behaviors that attempt to gain power and control over a dating partner.

Common Types of TDV Abuse & Their Warning Signs

These are the different methods abusers use to gain power and control over a person they are dating. None of these are acceptable behaviors in a healthy relationship. If you, or someone you know is experiencing TDV, please consider these resources for help and healing.

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TDV Statistics

Teens and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 are the most at risk for intimate partner violence, experiencing violence at a rate that is almost three times greater than the national average.
In the last year, nearly 1 in 11 female and approximately 1 in 14 male high school students have reported experiencing physical dating violence.
About 1 in 8 female and 1 in 26 male high school students report having experienced sexual dating violence in the last year.
TDV has long-term consequences. Teens who have experienced TDV are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety, engage in unhealthy behaviors, like using tobacco, drugs, and alcohol, and think about suicide.
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