A National Survey Shines a Light on the Nature and Scope of Teen Dating Violence

Teen dating violence, also called adolescent relationship abuse, is a serious public health problem. There is still much we do not understand about the nature and scope of this problem. Results of an National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-funded study can help change that. The study — the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (abbreviated “STRiV”) — 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.