In Love and In Danger: A teens guide to breaking free of abuse relationships.
Liz Claiborne's site dedicated to addressing teen dating violence.
I had no idea until I saw someone talking about it, and I thought it would be more than worthwhile to talk a bit about why having a month of awareness of this topic is important, as well as offer some discussion fodder and a reading list of YA fiction that delves into teen dating violence.
These numbers were reported in a survey separate from the one above, so considered separately and considered together, those numbers are frightening.
Starting a conversation about this topic can be difficult, but I think it’s one that’s important to keep aware of and know the statistics about because it should be informative in working with teens.
Despite what we can think as adults, teens are aware of these issues and not only are they aware of them, they’re not afraid to talk about them.
Sit with that a minute: in the last year, almost 10% of teens reported having been in a relationship that involved violence.
If we believe that at least that much did not report violence in their relationship — and anyone who went to high school and took one of these surveys knows what they involve — that is a huge and startling statistic.