Indiana ranks third highest out of 30 states in the percentage of high school students who reported sexual dating violence during the past 12 months.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2015 Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ ss6506_updated.pdf
Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Physical Dating Violence Among High School Students—United States, 2003,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 19, 2006, Vol. 55, No. 19.
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