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5 facts about dating violence

The prosecutor, not the victim, has sole responsibility for deciding whether or not to press charges against the abuser.

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3) TRUE Young women between the ages of 16-24 are the most vulnerable to intimate partner violence.Forms of abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and psychological.5) FALSE Alcohol or other drugs are usually an excuse used to justify the abuser's use of violence.TRUE or FALSE 8) Teenagers frequently will tell someone about dating violence when it happens to them.TRUE or FALSE ANSWERS: 1) FALSE Approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.An estimated 25 percent to 35 percent of adolescent abusers reported that their violence served to intimidate, frighten or force the other person to give me something.

2) FALSE It is the person who is using the abusive behavior who is responsible for the abuse and for instilling fear in the teem victim.

The cause of dating violence is the abuser making the choice to engage in this behavior.

Substance abuse and dating violence are two different issues that need to be addressed separately.

Approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.

Violence against women occurs in 20 percent of dating couples.

TRUE or FALSE 4) Dating violence is only physical violence.