Teen Dating Violence Increasing In Indiana

Romantic notes, hand-holding and first kisses; young love is typically full of blissful moments. But that’s not the case for all Indiana teenagers. Colleen Yeakle with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence says more than 10 percent of teens experience some form of dating abuse each year. Yeakle says they are encouraging parents to talk to kids about healthy, responsible dating relationships, to show them what respectful behavior is so they can give and expect to receive it from a dating partner.