CDC also developed a technical package, Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices that describes strategies and approaches that are based on the best available evidence for preventing intimate partner violence (IPV), including TDV.
Consistent with CDC’s emphasis on primary prevention, the package includes multiple strategies that can be used in combination to stop IPV and TDV before it starts.
In most cases, the victim blames himself/herself for the mistreatment he/she gets.
Physical, emotional abuse gradually develops in a relationship, and most teens want to remain oblivious to the fact that their partner is abusing them.
They are at a high risk of abusing drugs and alcohol, and some might even develop eating disorders, or try to attempt suicide.
It is extremely important to educate the young youth about dating violence.
There are many active programs that aim to change the attitude and behavior linked with teenage dating violence.
An extremely popular example is Safe Dates―the only evidence-based curriculum that prevents dating abuse in teenagers.
This type of violence can happen to people of all races.
It can also occur on the first or second date or in a long-term relationship, and it isn't always about getting physically aggressive.
CDC developed to stop teen dating violence before it starts.