The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in eleven adolescents is a victim of physical dating violence.
, National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, in association with GLAAD, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Black Justice Coalition, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Trans People of Color Coalition, April 29, 2014. SHELTER / HOUSING NEEDS FOR GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (GLBT) VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ~ ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC HEARING TESTIMONY, GLBT Domestic Violence Coalition and Jane Doe Inc., Boston, MA: October 27, 2005.
NATIONAL INTIMATE PARTNER AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVEY: 2010 FINDINGS ON VICTIMIZATION BY SEXUAL ORIENTATION, M. VIOLENCE JUST AS PREVALENT IN LGBTQ RELATIONSHIPS, domesticshelters.org, Phoenix, AZ: November 17, 2014.
Domestic violence is a widespread problem that occurs all over the United States, in fact, domestic violence problems occur all over the world.
The term domestic violence is generally applied to married couples, however the problem occurs between unmarried couples, as well as same-sex couples.
Phone interviews were conducted with 1,525 Latino teens, ranging in age from 12 to 18, most of whom (76.1 percent) were born in the United States.
Respondents reported experiencing the following within the past year:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN LESBIAN, GAY, TRANSGENDER AND BISEXUAL COMMUNITIES: TRAINERS MANUAL, developed by New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, for New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, HIV Education and Training Programs, updated June 2010.
IN A TIME OF BROKEN BONES ~ A CALL TO DIALOGUE ON HATE VIOLENCE AND THE LIMITATIONS OF HATE CRIMES LEGISLATION, Katherine Whitlock, A Justice Visions Working Paper, American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA: 2001.
That's according to Choose Respect, a national initiative to help adolescents and young teens age 11-14 form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse.
Every student, parent and teacher needs to be aware of the prevalence of teen dating violence in the US.
For help and advice please contact Broken Rainbow UK on 03 (LGBT) or West Yorkshire Police on 101In an emergency or if there is an incident ongoing contact the police on 999.