Newspaper articles on dating abuse
Many teens reported being assaulted multiple times, according to the study, based on the CDC's Youth Behavior Risk Surveillance System using questionnaires answered by more than 13,000 high school students.
"If there is violence once, there is likely to be violence again," Spinks-Franklin says.
Assaults by romantic partners often aren't isolated events."This study makes it even more important for parents to ask lots of questions and get to know their teen's friends and significant others, and not ignore anything that makes them uncomfortable," says Mc Carthy, a pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital.