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To turn those numbers around, we will need to change our discourse about the issue; develop approaches that derive from the experiences and needs of young people; and promote systems change.

In 2009, a staggering 18.5% of Chicago youth surveyed reported that they had been hit, slapped or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

FREEPORT — Area school district officials say they don’t expect Gov.

Pat Quinn’s new legislation on teen dating violence to drastically change how administrators address dangerous behavior in young relationships.

Dating experts have accumulated enough validated information in the last five years to show the prevalence and driving factors of this growing issue, said Karen Gill, vice president of operations/fund development for Remedies Renewing Lives, which is a non-profit agency that helps people address domestic violence and substance-abuse issues.