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Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Key Terms

Definitions of key terms concerning the prevention of teen dating abuse.

Teen Dating Abuse

Physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or technological conduct by a person to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control a dating partner, regardless of whether that relationship is continuing or has concluded. The number of interactions between the individuals involved is insignificant.

Examples of the four types of dating abuse include:

Dating Partner

A person, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, who is involved in a relationship with another person, where the relationship is primarily characterized by social contact of a romantic or intimate nature, whether casual, serious, short term, long term, or as otherwise defined by either person.

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