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The Federal Interagency Working Group on Teen Dating Violence is comprised of 18 agencies representing the U. Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice, Education, and Defense.Since its inception, the Workgroup has coordinated teen dating violence programming, policy, and research activities to combat violence from a public health perspective.

Adult intimate-partner violence and marital abuse have gained more recognition, as seen, especially in the past three decades, in policy, program, and legal responses, and in an extensive research literature base devoted to the problem.Adolescents, by comparison, have been long overlooked as a population that suffers from relationship abuse.The authors describe the differences between adult intimate partner violence and teen dating violence and note that applying adult intimate partner violence perspective to teen dating violence is problematic.This fact sheet uses nationally representative data to show that forced sexual intercourse is a common experience among young adult women of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, with verbal and physical force being the most common force used.This document presents information about dating violence, the types of dating abuse, its effect, and prevalence of dating violence in both heterosexual and LGBT relationships.

The document also presents suggestions for dating violence prevention programs.This document examines the prevalence of dating violence by gender and communities of color.The document also presents information about the different types of dating violence and their effects on teens who experience dating violence.Concept Mapping In order to fill the gaps in previous research on teen dating violence, The National Institute of Justice and the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence is currently funding the development of concept maps on adolescent relationship abuse.The concept maps will bridge adolescent and adult viewpoints on the definition of relationship abuse.The thought of a teen going on dates can make even the calmest of parents a little nervous.