Est. time: 15 min

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified dating violence as a public health issue. 60% o high school students have experienced some form of dating violence and 25% o that group has experienced physical violence in their relationship before they finished high school. In order to identify something as unhealthy, it is imperative to know the standard for healthy. Family experiences, role models and messages from society and the media often give a distorted image of what healthy looks like. Written by Heidi Rankin, in this tutorial, you will learn characteristics of a healthy relationship, definition of dating violence, red flags, types of abuse, how does dating violence affect health, why do victims stay in these relationships, how can you help a victim, and how can you confront a perpetrator.