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African Americans and Teen Dating Violence

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This literature review focuses on the prevalence rates of teen dating violence in the United States, emergence of dating violence research, reasons of teen dating violence in the African American community, consequences of it regarding physical and mental health, and the impact of it on psychological and physical health. The research shows a trickledown effect of racism, low socio-economic status, and growing up in poor neighborhoods leading to domestic violence in African American families, which then gets reinforced with messages received from peers and the media.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Couple and Family Therapy Program,Drexel University, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, USA

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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