According to a report by Urban Institute on dating violence experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, media coverage and the literature on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth focus more on violence involving hate crimes and bullying, while ignoring the fact that vulnerable youth also may be at increased risk of violence in their dating relationships.
The study also notes that teen dating violence can be considered a developmental stepping stone in the pathway toward adult intimate partner violence.
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