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Many victims of teen dating violence do not tell family and friends about what is happening to them. It is therefore
imperative, given the deep and far-reaching consequences of dating violence, that educators recognize the signs of this
form of abuse among their students and be prepared with resources for victims and thief friends and families. Although
detecting dating violence and providing support to victims is vital, it is equally important that educators engage in
prevention by implementing in the classroom educational tools and provided by various governmental agencies and
advocacy groups. Preventing dating violence depends just as much upon recognizing in students the signs of a potential
abuser as well as the signs of a potential victim.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center: The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
(NYVPRC) has current federal information on youth violence. The website is a gateway for professionals, parents,
youth, and other interested individuals. NYVPRC offers the latest tools to help resolve conflicts nonviolently, respond
to warning signs, stop bullying, and prevent teen suicide. Resources include fact sheets, statistics, and profiles of
promising programs

Teen Dating Violence Facts: This fact sheet, compiled by the National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Initiative of
the American Bar Association, provides a comprehensive collection of facts and statistics gathered from numerous
academic studies, federal and state agencies, and advocacy organizations regarding the incidence, cause, prevention,
and consequences of teen dating violence.

Teen Dating Violence: A Closer Look at Adolescent Romantic Relationships: This article from the National Institute
of Justice Journal, a publication of the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice,
provides a thorough analysis of the causation and dynamics of teen dating violence, drawing on federal research studies
and statistics.

Physical Dating Violence Among High School Students--United States, 2003: This fact sheet issued by the CDC
analyzes survey responses related to dating violence collected through the Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered in
2003. The authors conclude that the data reveal an urgent need for prevention programs aimed at children and teens as
young as 11 years old with the goal of reducing the incidence of teen dating violence and associated risk behaviors, as
well as of the adverse consequences that correlate with these behaviors.
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