- Almost 1 in 10 teens reports being physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year.
- One in five tweens knows a victim of dating violence. 
- One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
- Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
- One quarter of high school girls have been victims of physical or sexual abuse.
- Approximately 70% of college students say they have been sexually coerced.
- Eight states currently do not include dating relationships in their definition of domestic violence. As a result, young victims of dating abuse often cannot apply for restraining orders.
- New Hampshire is the only state where the law specifically allows a minor of any age to apply for a protection order; more than half of states do not specify the minimum age of a petitioner.
- Currently only one juvenile domestic violence court in the country focuses exclusively on teen dating violence.
- Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.
- Eighty one percent of parents believe teen-dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.
- A teen’s confusion about the law and their desire for confidentiality are two of the most significant barriers stopping young victims of abuse from seeking help.
- Title IX is a federal law that protects the rights of all students to learn in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which can include sexual harassment or sexual violence.
- sex stereotypes
- sexual assault
- sexual coercion
- dating violence
- verbal threats
- sex-based slurs or insults
- unwanted and
- repeated contact
- Title IX requires that schools take action to eliminate the hostile environment and prevent further victimization.
- Students and school employees are both protected from harassment under Title IX.
- More than 40% of Native children experience two or more acts of violence by the age of 18.
- 25% of Native children that are exposed to violence have PTSD at a higher rate than that found in US soldiers returning home from Afghanistan. 
- A 1992 Minnesota youth study found that 92% of American Indian girls who reported having sexual intercourse have been forced against their will to have sex. 
- 62% of those girls reported to have been pregnant by the 12th grade.
- Teen dating violence rate among high school students in Alaska’s Native communities was 13.3 percent, compared to the national average of 9.8 percent.
- Alaskan high school students were more likely to have been physically forced to have sexual intercourse in their lives than other U.S. student (10.1% versus 7.4%).
- American Indians are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault crimes compared to all other races, and one in three Indian women reports having been raped during her lifetime. 
- Nearly half of all Native American women have been raped, beaten, or stalked by an intimate partner.
- One in three will be raped in their lifetime.
- On some reservations, women are murdered at a rate 10 times higher than the national average.
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 Sagatun-Edwards, E. Hyman, et al. (2003). The Santa Clara County Juvenile Domestic and Family Violence Court, Journal of the Center for Families, Children & the Courts.
 Liz Claiborne Inc., Conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited, (February 2005).
 Autphenne, V, Gluckin, A., & Iverson, E. (2000). Teen Relationship Abuse: Regional Needs Assessment. Children’s Hospital/Los Angeles, Division of Adolescent Medicine, funded by the California Department of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Branch/Domestic Violence Section.
 Finkelhor, D., Turner, H., Ormrod, R., Hamby, S., and Kracke, K. 2009. Children’s Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey. Bulletin. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Available here.
 Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. (2014). Attorney Generals Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence. Available here.
 Statement of Associate Attorney General Perrelli before the Committee on Indian Affairs on Violence Against Native American Women citing a National Institute of Justice Funded Analysis of Death Certificates. (2011). Available here.