Screening for teen dating violence
Probing deeper, the study finds that those with depression, or a history of using drugs or alcohol, have a higher likelihood to act as the aggressor or victim.
The findings, from the largest-ever study of the issue in a health care setting, suggests a need for health care providers to ask both young women and men about whether their relationships have ever turned violent, and to guide them to resources.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) and teen dating violence (TDV) are widespread, preventable public health problems in the United States.
Children exposed to IPV between their caregivers and adolescent victims of TDV suffer not only immediate risks to their physical safety, but also long-term health sequelae.
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“This affects people of both genders, so let’s assess them both,” Singh says.
“Especially in the teen years, when young people are figuring out their relationship roles, changing partners more often than adults, and likely not living together.” His colleagues and co-authors on the new study, Maureen Walton, Ph. Singh, Walton and Cunningham are all members of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.
This topic page highlights the growing literature and resources related to this problem, which has been historically hidden from view.
The following terms guide the selection of resources for this page: Domestic violence can be defined as attempting to cause or causing bodily injury to a family or household member or placing a family or household member by threat of force in fear of imminent physical harm.
Intervening with adolescents experiencing dating violence is crucial to prevent adult intimate partner violence.