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This is the first North American study to compare statistics for boys and girls and the first Canadian study to consider teen dating violence over the course of a decade.
Participants were 35,900 students in grades 7 through 12 who were in dating relationships.
Artists and performers can be powerful allies for awareness.
In a song “The Whole Damn Year,” singer songwriter Mary J.
The abused person may try to minimize the situation, working “not to upset the apple cart.” A young person experiencing abuse may say they only want to be with their partner, giving up ties to family and friends, and other activities the partner enjoys.
Unhealthy relationship behaviors often start early and lead to a lifetime of abuse.