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National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV)

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Date Published
August 2016
18 pages
Findings and methodology are presented for the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV), whose objective was to build the field’s understanding of adolescent dating relationships, particularly those involving adolescent relationship abuse (ARA), which the survey defined as “physical, emotional, verbal, psychological, or sexual abuse perpetrated by an adolescent against another adolescent with whom they are in a dating/romantic relationship.”
This study is the first to provide a comprehensive national portrait of teen dating violence with detailed measurements of both who perpetrates such violence and who has been victimized. The study found that approximately two thirds of youths (ages 12-18) who were in a relationship or had been in one in the past year reported they had been victimized (69 percent) or perpetrated violence (63 percent).

Date Published: August 1, 2016