Twenty percent of women between the ages of 11 and 17 have reported being raped, assaulted, or stalked by a romantic partner and fourteen percent of men between the ages of 11 and 17 have reported being raped, assaulted, or stalked by a romantic partner.These numbers were reported in a survey separate from the one above, so considered separately and considered together, those numbers are frightening.One theme that rings true in the book and in my observations is that dating violence can affect anyone, and young women are especially vulnerable. of Pediatrics ''These are the tales they don't tell you when you are looking at real estate in places like Old Greenwich, CT, where Waldal grew up.I would highly recommend the book to anyone who was interested in understanding the dynamics of initmate partner violence. It can happen anywhere, even the good neighborhoods.'' --Library Journal This book gripped me from the first page.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.Whether you’re an educator or a librarian or teen advocate in some capacity (which includes writers for teens, readers who appreciate YA fiction, bloggers, and so forth), being ignorant of what teens experience or are familiar with because of their peers’ experiences can be more harmful than helpful.Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, or emotional violence within a dating relationship.Teen dating violence could be also referred to as relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, relationship violence, dating abuse, domestic abuse or domestic violence.
by Elize Moser Goodreads | Amazon | My review 2013.According to the Centers for Disease Control, a 2011 survey of teens found that 9.4% of teens reported having been in a romantic relationship that resulted in them being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose in the last twelve months.Sit with that a minute: in the last year, almost 10% of teens reported having been in a relationship that involved violence.Did you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month?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.