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Books on dating violence

Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, or emotional violence within a dating relationship.

Childhood sexual abuse, dating violence, and rape are all plot points in this touching novel. The story of a popular high school athlete who ends up raping a girl he claims to love. A young woman struggles with years of sexual abuse by a family member. A privileged girl befriends a troubled boy who is caring for his younger sister on his own.

If we believe that at least that much did not report violence in their relationship — and anyone who went to high school and took one of these surveys knows what they involve — that is a huge and startling statistic.

In addition to that, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males report having been sexually assaulted, raped, physically hurt, or stalked by a romantic partner; those statistics are for those aged 11 to 17.

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.