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They are also more likely to consider suicide and have risk-taking behaviors, such participating in unsafe sex and using drugs or alcohol.
In addition, victims of violence during adolescence are more likely to be victimized again as adults.
In California, 8 percent of 11 graders were victims of physical abuse by a dating partner.
Among adult women in the state, 34 percent reported being a victim of partner violence in a Blue Shield of California Foundation survey.
Some fear not being believed or that their abusers will cause more harm to them or their loved ones.We’re guided by our Let’s Be Real movement enthusiastic, committed young people located nationally taking action to ending dating abuse.The My Plan App helps women and their friends to determine if a relationship is unsafe and create an action plan to leave safely.Below are some resources that can help start the conversation.NCCADV leads the state’s movement to end domestic violence and to enhance work with survivors through collaborations, innovative trainings, prevention, technical assistance, state policy development and legal advocacy.