Youth dating violence survey
In contrast, a negative home environment and community factors such as child maltreatment, low levels of parental supervision, and exposure to family violence are all risk factors for dating violence.
The survey, which was created by Delbert Elliott, is run out of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science and Institute for Behavioral Genetics. It is a longitudinal study, so respondents were aged 46 through 55 in 2011.
The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 1 in 10 adolescents have been hit, pushed, or hurt by a weapon or other object by a dating partner.
Because adolescence is a time of exploration and development, teen years are an important window for learning about healthy dating and relationships.
The 2016 report of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the health risks of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) high school students found 23% had experienced sexual dating violence, 18% had been forced to have sex, and 18% had experienced physical dating violence.
Teens are particularly susceptible to peer pressure and influences, even when violence is involved. Statistics on who is being hurt as well as who is hurting them vary greatly.