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Domestic Violence / Native Americans

Teen Dating Violence

Wabanaki Legal News, Summer 2004

By Nancy Lewey
Coordinator Passamaquoddy Peaceful Relations Program
Pleasant Point

Teens are seriously at risk for dating violence. Research shows that physical or sexual abuse is a part of 1 in 3 high school relationships. Teen dating violence is just as serious as adult domestic violence. In dating violence, adolescents and adults engage in a pattern of abusive behaviors against their partner to gain and maintain control over them.

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