Teen dating violence — also called intimate relationship violence or intimate partner violence among adolescents or adolescent relationship abuse — includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship.
Building off a long history of research in the area of intimate partner violence, NIJ is now looking to relationships during adolescence to understand the factors that put individuals at risk for involvement in abusive romantic relationships as adults. This effort began with a series of workshops in 2006 and 2007 that culminated in the development and coordination of a federal interagency workgroup.
NIJ has also funded research examining the nature, characteristics and extent of dating violence; risk and protective factors; long-term and short-term outcomes; and systematic evaluations of teen dating violence prevention and intervention programs, policies and legislation.
- Relationship Abuse During the Transition From Adolescence to Young Adulthood
- Teen Dating Violence Victimization in an Urban Sample of Early Adolescents
- Using School Health Center to Promote Healthy Relationships in Adolescents
- Family Context Is an Important Element in the Development of Teen Dating Violence and Should Be Considered in Prevention and Intervention
- Setting the Teen Dating Violence Research Agenda
- A National Survey Shines a Light on the Nature and Scope of Teen Dating Violence
- Do Teens and Adults Think of Teen Dating Violence in Similar Ways?
- Building Healthy Teen Relationships: An Evaluation of a Dating Violence Prevention Program with Middle School Students
- Dating Violence Among Latino Teenagers
- Prevalence of Teen Dating Violence
- Risk and Protective Factors, Psychosocial Health Behaviors and Teen Dating Violence
- Effective School Level Interventions to Prevent Teen Dating Violence
- Group-Based Dating Violence Interventions for High-Risk Youth
- Family-Based Dating Violence Interventions for High-Risk Youth
- Relationship Characteristics and Mutual Violence
- Teen Dating Violence Outcomes and Help-Seeking
- Criminal Justice System Response to Teen Dating Violence