We teach them about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and about safer-sex practices.
Yet we often do not address one of the leading causes of death among teens: suicide. Fiction There are many questions surrounding youth suicide.
(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).
The presence of some of the signs or factors listed below should alert us to the possibility that an individual may be at risk of violence.
While anger may be a warning sign of violence, it must be put in context.
Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health.
However, some LGB youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes.
Teen boys are far more likely to initiate violence and teen girls are more likely to be violent in a case of self-defense.
Teen dating violence can be very dangerous - sometimes lethal.