Public Health Alert: One In 10 High Schoolers Hurt By Dates With Slaps, Strikes

in 2013, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health, WBUR
November 25th, 2013

Emily RothmanWBUR “CommonHealth”
Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

A new study by Boston public health researchers paints a bleak portrait of the dating scene among young people: One in 10 high schoolers say they’ve been hit or otherwise physically hurt by someone they dated in the past year…

Expert quote:

“Dating violence is a big deal. It’s one of the more serious public health problems that high school students are facing. But where it ranks in funding is not commensurate with how prevalent it is and how potentially harmful.”

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