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“Stop Teen Dating Violence”
Mission: To Educate, Encourage & Empower teens to take a stand against violence!
P.U.R.S.E. Foundation Founder Erika Lee on Atlanta Live
Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average. Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18. The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence. About 72% of eighth and ninth graders are “dating”.