Figure 2 provides a similar graph for men who reported experiencing intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

The survey indicated that, of those men, more than half had their first experience prior to age 24.

Parent Materials Included with the curriculum is an evidence-based family program, consisting of booklets that parents and their children work through together.

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According to one study, only a third of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the abuse they experienced.

The 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), a national survey of intimate partner violence and sexual violence, collected reports of lifetime intimate partner violence from a random sample of women and men 18 and older.

Session 5: Helping Friends: Students practice effective skills for helping friends who are abused or confronting friends who are abusing.

Session 6: Overcoming Gender Stereotypes: A writing exercise, small-group discussions and scenarios help students learn about gender stereotypes and how these stereotypes can affect dating relationships.

Dating Abuse Play The program includes a 45-minute play about dating abuse and violence, which was written by high-school drama students.

After the performance, the actors lead discussions with the audience about the issues presented in the play.

The reported incidence of teen dating violence varies significantly across studies, yet even with variation the known prevalence rates establish it as a serious problem in the United States.

The different rates of prevalence may be a result of differences in the methodology, the definitions, and/or in the targeted population used in the studies.

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