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Authors of the new report note that the CDC has changed the way it phrases its questions about teen dating violence, leading more students to report assaults.
Teens who have experienced dating violence are at much higher risk for a variety of serious problems.
Today, York, 21, chairs the National Youth Advisory Board at loveisrespect, a nonprofit group that aims to empower youth to end dating abuse.
The group runs a hotline that teens and young adults can call, text or chat with online for advice about their lives.
For example, they're more than twice as likely as others to consider suicide.
The outcome usually is positive, because most people are fairly normal.As she got older, her girlfriends would come to her with stories of “boy troubles” that had some kind of abuse in them.York had witnessed domestic abuse as a child and knew the kinds of scars it could leave behind.Similar to Adult Domestic Violence (ADV), females consistently and disproportionately represent survivors, with young women between the ages of 16-24, THREE TIMES more likely to encounter abuse.In fact, young women, between the ages of 16-20, have consistently experienced the highest rates of relationship violence, even when compared to adult women with acts classified as "severe dating violence" excessively affecting young women.