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Teen dating violence stories being sought

1.5 million High school students nationwide experience physical abuse from someone they are dating. That's according to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 5:49 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 6:57 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa - They are startling numbers to hear, especially for parents.
1.5 million High school students nationwide experience physical abuse from someone they are dating. That's according to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Those at Crisis Intervention Services are trying to spread the word that the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is looking for teens to speak up about teen dating violence.
Mary Ingham tells KIMT she sees teens come forward all too often.
“We know that teens are going to go to their peers for help before they go to an adult. What we're doing is really trying to get teens to tell their stories, to be activists on behalf of themselves and their peers,” Ingham said.
Ingham says they've helped nearly 300 teens in the last year who have been victims of teen dating violence.
For information on where you can send your story got to https://www.nrcdv.org/TDVAMStories/.

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