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Parents and dating violence

Virtually all teens are vulnerable to the risk of dating violence.”Dr.

Whether the abuse is emotional or physical, one thing is certain: The scars can last a lifetime.

Spotlighting this prevalent problem, February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

Each year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide will experience dating abuse.

Sallee urges parents to always monitor where their children are and to meet any new dating partner.