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The research on teenage dating violence conducted by our investigator Venus Medina takes a mixed-methods analysis approach, combining quantitative data from surveys with semi-structured interviews. This approach has yielded valuable scientific knowledge and the formulation of innovative hypotheses for future research. The study emphasizes the importance of such research for preventing violence in romantic relationships, as individuals involved often fail to recognize abusive behaviors due to their normalization. Providing a space for reflection is crucial as a first step toward awareness.

The results reveal a high magnitude of violence in teenage dating. When abusive behaviors exceed an individual's coping capacity, seeking help from educational institutions or parents emerges as an option to escape the violent situation. However, this resource is not widely utilized by teenagers, who prefer to handle the situation based on their own experiences. The research underscores the need to implement early educational programs to strengthen teenagers' ability to seek help and recognize abusive behaviors.

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