The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national Youth Risk Behavior Survey has provided estimates of teen dating violence (TDV) since 1999 but changes were made to the survey in 2013 to capture more serious forms of physical TDV, screen out students who did not date and assess sexual TDV.
According to the Office on Violence Against Women at the U. Department of Justice, violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence.
Measuring teen dating violence in males and females: insights from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence.
Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics; 2013.
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