“Half of the school counselors could not answer half of the knowledge questions on dating abuse, such as ‘What is dating abuse?
’” (See .) University and school administrators, faculty, staff, counselors, advocates, public safety practitioners and healthcare workers armed with the facts about teen and young adult dating violence will be better prepared to prevent it, encourage the reporting of it and respond to incidents when they do occur.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50% of women report experiencing their first incident of intimate partner violence between 18 and 24 years of age.
Although this type of puppy love may actually happen for some students, the reality is much more complicated and violent for a significant percentage of adolescents and young adults at American schools and universities. “We have unhealthy relationships that end up in murder,” says Christina Escobar, director of Love Is Respect, a non-profit organization dedicated to building healthy relationships.
“Dating abuse starts when dating starts,” which can be as early as middle school.
OVW’s Campus Program supports institutions of higher education in adopting comprehensive responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Since 1999, the program has awarded more than $131 million in grants. “The context and consequences of sexual assault among undergraduate women at Historically Black Colleges and Univerisites (HBCUs).” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(1), 2437-2461.
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