BCTR study links teen dating violence to future harmful effects
December 17, 2012
Doctoral student Deinera Exner-Cortens and co-authors BCTR director John Eckenrode and Emily Rothman (Boston University School of Public Health) recently published a paper demonstrating that the consequences of teen dating violence are multiple adverse health affects in later life. Longitudinal Associations Between Teen Dating Violence Victimization and Adverse Health Outcomes was published online on December 10, 2012 by the journal Pediatrics.
In a Cornell Chronicle article on the paper, Exner-Cortens says,
Teens are experiencing their first romantic relationships, so it could be that aggressive relationships are skewing their view of what's normal and healthy and putting them on a trajectory for future victimization. In this regard, we found evidence that teen relationships can matter a great deal over the long run.
This is the first longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample to show connections between teen dating violence and later negative health outcomes in young adults.
Exner-Cortens gave interviews to the following:
And, the following have written articles on the findings:
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