A grant from the Department of Health and Human Services entitled Research on Teen Dating Violence seeks to understand the precursors for and reducing the risk of teen dating violence. The hope is to examine perceptions of appropriate responses between service providers, the criminal justice system, teens, victims, perpetrators and bystanders. Abusive behavior is any act carried out where one partner aims to hurt or control the other. The research encompasses at least one of three types of behaviors; physical aggression, sexual aggression and psychological aggression. This grant is also supported by The National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse, Office for Research on Women’s Health, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.