Targets of abuse are also more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide.
They might exhibit higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse as well as high-risk sexual behaviors.
Teen dating violence, also known as intimate partner violence or intimate relationship violence, is a serious problem in the U.
S., affecting approximately 10% of all teenagers between the age of 12 to 18.
While healthy relationships tend to have a positive effect on emotional development and future relationships, abusive relationships often do the opposite.
Dating violence victims are likely to experience suicidal thoughts, antisocial behaviors, depression and anxiety, and engage in unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol and drug use.