Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children
(US News & World Report/HealthDay News) — When teens start dating, parents’ worries grow — and experts say that dating violence should be on their list of concerns.
“Dating violence happens, and it’s more common than we think,” said Dr. Yolanda Evans, an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of adolescent medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital. “We need to talk to teens about it.”
Nearly 10 percent of teenagers experience some form of violence in their dating relationships, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.