10 percent of U.S. high school students say they’ve been hit by their partner

By Ayinde O. Chase

August 16, 2011

Nearly 10 percent of U.S. high school students report being hit, slapped or physically hurt by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the past year…

…”Teen dating abuse is just like domestic violence,” says Chicago Police Department’s Domestic Violence Liaison Officer Claretha Cross featured on the website.

“It’s abuse designed to maintain and gain power and control over another person.”

BeSmartBeWell.com/Domestic-Violence is a website that features life stories, interviews with dating abuse experts, resources, and tips to help parents start a conversation about teen dating violence and safe relationships.

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