Idaho Program Targets Teen Dating Violence


Idaho high schools can take part this month in helping to reduce violence against teenagers who are in dating relationships, reports the Associated Press. The Idaho Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Project has created an education and prevention strategy to end the cultural acceptance of teen dating violence in the state.

Organizers say 13 percent of Idaho high school students reported being hit, slapped, or punched by their dating partners within the past 12 months. Organizers also found that 11 percent of high schools girls say they had been forced to engage in unwanted sexual contact.

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