Published: December, 2016|

This paper summarizes the findings from five papers (three published and two under review) of the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV).

The purpose of STRiV was to build the field’s understanding of adolescent relationship abuse (ARA). The researchers define ARA as physical, emotional, verbal, psychological, or sexual abuse perpetrated by an adolescent against another adolescent with whom they are in a dating/romantic relationship. This may be in person or via electronic means, in both public and private spaces, and/or between current or past dating partners.