Physical Dating Violence Among the 73.9% of students nationwide who dated or went out with someone during the 12 months before the survey, 10.3% had been hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object or weapon on purpose by someone they were dating or going out with one or more times during the 12 months before the survey (i.e., physical dating violence).
The prevalence of physical dating violence was higher among female (13.0%) than male (7.4%) students.
Across 31 states, the prevalence of sexual dating violence ranged from 7.8% to 13.8% (median: 10.5%).
Across 17 large urban school districts, the prevalence ranged from 8.0% to 13.0% (median: 9.9%).
Today I want to speak about the reality of violence in girls’ lives, and the need to develop services that recognize and respond to that reality.
This survey includes a lot of key information that is relevant to those who work with youth in Chicago and Illinois. Our updated 2013 fact sheet about teen relationship violence and forced sex can be downloaded HERE (PDF).However these recommendations that I have shared today can be implemented immediately by the County.On October 21, the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues held hearings about girls’ health and well-being.Incarcerated Girls in Chicago and Illinois are: Recommendations Over the past 5 years, many improvements have been made at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.This is in large part due to the Court Advocates Group that was convened by the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group in 2002 and continues to this day.Across 20 large urban school districts, the prevalence ranged from 7.4% to 16.8% (median: 9.4%).Sexual Dating Violence Among the 73.9% of students nationwide who dated or went out with someone during the 12 months before the survey, 10.4% of students had been kissed, touched, or physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to by someone they were dating or going out with one or more times during the 12 months before the survey (i.e., sexual dating violence).Among African American girls, a staggering 22.6% reported experiencing teen dating violence.8.7% of girls reported they had been forced to have sexual intercourse.This survey includes a lot of key information that would be relevant to those who work with youth in Chicago and Illinois. Mariame has compiled an updated fact sheet about teen dating violence and forced sex in Illinois and Chicago. The Cyberbullying Research Center has posted the results of new research showing alarming rates of electronic dating violence — “emotional or psychological harm in a romantic relationship perpetrated through the use of computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices.” Although the data is from the southern US, and not Chicago, the statistics are worth noting: 10% of youth said a romantic partner has prevented them from using a computer or cell phone.• 6% of boys and girls say their romantic partner posted something publicly online to make fun of, threaten, or embarrass them.