Teen violence dating violence
Teens must understand that actions and behaviors within the context of a romantic relationship can have consequences in the real world.A conviction of a teen dating violence offense in California can have serious long-term consequences.
This site offers information on how to seek therapy or treatment for teens and families who are suffering from teen violence issues or abuse.
(NCAVP, 2001; Dahir, 1999) However, LGBTQ youth are even less likely than heterosexual youth to tell anyone or seek help, and there are fewer resources for these teens.
Teens experiencing dating violence usually tell no one. One study found that only 6% of girls and 11% of boys told anyone about the abuse that they experienced (O'Keefe and Treister, 1998).
By learning about the causes of teen violence and what each of us can do to help prevent this type of abuse we can help our communities be a safer place.
Effects of youth violence extends beyond just the teens.