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In this 2010 photo North Plainfield High School drama students Luis Salazar, right, as "C.
J.," and Melissa Torres, as "Angela," are shown during a rehearsal of "Don't U Luv Me," a play that explores the concept of violence in teen dating at North Plainfield High School in North Plainfield, N. More than a third of teen guys and girls say they've been physically, emotionally or sexually abused in their dating relationships, according to new, unpublished data from a nationwide survey.
finds Approximately two-thirds of Americans say it is hard to determine whether someone has been a victim of domestic abuse (64%) and want more information about what to do when confronted with domestic violence (65%).
Estimates of teen dating violence prevalence vary widely, because studies define and measure violence differently over different periods of time for different populations.
Findings indicated that within the past year: The study also specifically examined dating violence rates among teens who had dated within the past year (66 percent of total teens; n = 3,745).
The 24-hour service is available at at 1-866-331-9474, or by texting "loveis" to 22522.Emotional: Humiliating the victim in front of friends or making the victim feel guilty when she confronts the abuser about the abuse.Intimidation: Making the victim fearful by using threatening behavior, abuse of animals, verbal aggression or destruction of property.Throughout this Web site, victims are often referred to as females and abusers as male.That reference does not change the fact that every survivor -- male or female -- deserves support, options, resources and safety.