Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that one in four adolescents has been a victim of verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner.
Last month, Diamoney Greene, a student at the University of South Carolina, was killed by her boyfriend. While not currently at the forefront of a national conversation, domestic violence remains as prevalent an issue among college students as sexual assault.
Information on how school nurses can help these teens experiencing cyber abuse is described in a recent article.
They are also in a natural position to act as first responders for victims of an abusive romantic relationship.
She found it deserted, nearly everyone gone for the approaching Easter break.
"Emily's door was open, and all her stuff untouched," Maggie says. Yet looking at that empty room, I knew."Meanwhile, Gettysburg senior Theresa (not her real name) left the assembly early, got in her car, and headed home for the break.