Year: 2002 Source: Child Abuse and Neglect, v.26, no.5, (May 2002), p.449-453 SIEC No: 20031325

The author comments on the article by D M Ackard & D Neumark-Sztainer which examined the prevalence of date violence & rape in 9th & 12th graders & association with disordered eating, mental health, & other physical & sexual abuse by an adult. The current author suggests that despite perceived methodological limitations & lack of conceptal continuity among outcomes, the study underscores the fact that dating violence is prevalent & increases the risk for adverse behavior & health outcomes. (27 refs)