Love Lives Are Not Neutral – Infographic

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Love Lives Are Not Neutral

232,215 teen girls had babies in 2015.[1]

62% of teen mothers do not earn a high school diploma by age 22.[2]

60% of teens report being victims or perpetrators of violence.[3]

25% of high school students are victims of digital dating abuse.[4]

Relationship issues are reported as a precipitating factor in 56% of teen suicides.[5]

 

A Proven Approach

Healthy Relationship Education:

Reduces teen pregnancy by 46% in high-need youth.[6]

Significantly reduces verbal aggression and violence in teens.[7]

Helps young people exit unhealthy and dangerous relationships.[7]

Reduces faulty relationship beliefs and helps youth direct their own love lives.[7]

Improves students’ social and emotional learning.[7]


[1] (2013). National & State Data. Retrieved from https://thenationalcampaign.org
[2] About Teen Pregnancy | Teen Pregnancy | Reproductive Health | CDC. (2017). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/about/index.htm
[3] Taylor, B. G., & Mumford, E. A. (2014). A National Descriptive Portrait of Adolescent Relationship Abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(6), 963-988. doi:10.1177/0886260514564070. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25548142
[4] Reed, L. A., Tolman, R. M., & Ward, L. M. (2017). Gender matters: Experiences and consequences of digital dating abuse victimization in adolescent dating relationships. Journal Of Adolescence, 5979-89. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.05.015. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317335505
[5] Temkin, D (2017). To prevent youth suicide, we must address more than bullying. Retrieved from https://www.childtrends.org
[6] Barbee, A. P., Cunningham, M. R., Zyl, M. A., Antle, B. F., & Langley, C. N. (2016). Impact of Two Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Interventions on Risky Sexual Behavior: A Three-Arm Cluster Randomized Control Trial. American Journal of Public Health, 106(S1). doi:10.2105/ajph.2016.303429. Retrieved from https://www.dibbleinstitute.org/NEWDOCS/LN-EBP/LN-Evaluation.pdf
[7] Relationship Smarts PLUS 4.0. (n.d.). Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.dibbleinstitute.org/love-u2-relationship-smarts-evaluations/