Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.[x]81% of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner reported significant short- or long-term impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury.[iii]An estimated 13% of women and 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e.
Creating, influencing, and fostering teen dating violence prevention efforts like Dating Matters gives us the opportunity to make a positive impact today and years from now.
Teen dating violence is a growing public health issue.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research, one in 10 high school students report being a victim of physical dating violence.
CDC’s Dating Matters was designed for local health departments with access to schools, community partners, state and local government, and other public health resources.
However, other organizations can use the Dating Matters model to coordinate comprehensive dating violence prevention efforts in their communities.