You may have heard several different words used to describe teen dating violence.
Here are just a few: Adolescents and adults are often unaware how regularly dating violence occurs.
This "Facts & Stats Collection" paper describes specific issues and distinguishing dynamics that confront teens and young adults of color, highlighting types of abuse and warning signs. This fact sheet presents information about dating and domestic violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young people and the obstacles faced by LGBTQ youth in seeking help.
This toolkit was developed by and for advocates in the runaway and homeless youth and dv/sa fields to help programs create partnerships, meaningful services, and effective intervention and prevention strategies for working with youth at risk.
Although the dynamics of TDV are similar to adult domestic violence, the forms and experience of TDV as well as the challenges in seeking and providing services make the problem of TDV unique.