USA Today (12/10, Healy) reports, “Victims of teen dating violence are at increased risk of mood and behavior problems as young adults, and at increased risk for future violent relationships,” according to a study published online Dec. 10 in Pediatrics. “Researchers who analyzed data from a nationally representative survey of 5,681 teens ages 12 to 18 found roughly 30% of both boys and girls said they had been the victim in an aggressive heterosexual dating relationship. This adds to a body of research suggesting that teen dating violence ‘is a substantial public health problem.'”
— “Teen dating violence affects well-being in adulthood,”Michelle Healy, HealthDay, December 10, 2012.