Teen Dating Violence
A Santa Clara County nonprofit aimed at stopping teen dating violence was formally unveiled Thursday.
Nearly one in three teenage girls are abused in relationships, a statistic born out in calls to every day to a Bay Area youth support group.
A new program called “Dating Matters” is aimed at teaching kids about safe dating skills.
It’s estimated that one in three teenage girls in this country has experienced some form of abuse in an intimate relationship: verbal, emotional or sexual – or all three.
While domestic violence cases are often highlighted in news reports and other media, not as widely discussed is the problem of teenage victims in abusive relationships.
Santa Clara County hosts its first workshop aimed at helping teenage victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse on Thursday.
State legislators are looking at ways of solving the continuing problem of teen dating violence.