This information packet provides an introduction to the dynamics, prevalence and consequences of teen dating violence. The packet explores issues specific to teen dating violence, examines current provision of support services for teens and presents information about a variety of promising prevention /intervention strategies. While some awareness materials such as booklets, checklists and posters are included, the intent of packet contents is to examine some of the key dating violence issues currently facing teens and their advocates.
Material within the packet has been organized into categories according to current issues (see the Cover/Table of Contents). Following the Overview, a Key Issues section begins with a brief review of Teen Dating Violence Public Policy, followed by information about Health Concerns for Teen Dating Violence Survivors, Use of Violence by Girls and Boys in Heterosexual Teen Relationships, Service Provision Challenges and Changing Approaches in Prevention. The packet includes articles and referral information designed to promote increased knowledge on each key issue and concludes with a Fact Sheet, Statistics Sheet, Bibliography, and Resource Lists designed to help readers gain to access Prevention/Education, Intervention Programs and Direct Service Tools, Websites and Videos.