It is usually committed by perpetrators of other forms of domestic violence.
Domestic violence is a major public-health problem in that it affects millions of people and often results in physical and emotional injuries and even deaths.
Dating abuse (also known as dating violence, intimate partner violence, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.
Domestic violence -- also called dating violence, intimate partner abuse, spousal abuse, intimate partner violence, and domestic abuse -- takes many forms.
Maltreatment that takes place in the context of any romantic relationship is abuse as described by the above specific terms.
Like intimate partner violence among adults, TDV occurs without respect to age, race, religion, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation.
Approximately 25 percent of teens report experiencing TDV annually (Noonan & Charles, 2009).
Physical violence includes assault of any kind, ranging from pinching, pushing, hitting, or slapping to choking, shooting, stabbing, and murder.