Our goal is to help teens, families, and communites get the education and help they need to prevent teen violence.
This site offers information on how to seek therapy or treatment for teens and families who are suffering from teen violence issues or abuse.
Worldwide, including in the United States, men will commit relationship abuse or sexual assault against at least one in three women.* On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.** Women and children are more at risk of violence in their homes and relationships, by men they know, than in the street. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (2007) Visit the Futures Without Violence website for more information on the prevalence of domestic of page Relationship abuse occurs at roughly the same rate in same-gender relationships as it does in heterosexual relationships. Although alcohol and drugs are often associated with relationship abuse (because so many people drink in general), they do not cause the violence.
Domestic violence never shows up in statistics as much as it occurs. The elements of abusive relationships are similar for heterosexual and homosexual relationships, and there can be different tactics of control used; for instance, the abusive partner may threaten to out the other partner to family or professors. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (2007); Tween and Teen Dating Violence and Abuse Study, Teenage Research Unlimited for Liz Claiborne Inc. A lot of people drink and use drugs and most people do not abuse.
Statistics show youth violence is becoming a huge problem throughout the world.
The purpose of this website is to help educate the public on teenage violence issues; such as gang violence, school shootings, school bullying, anger issues, date rape, and more.
The film depicts the fictional story of teenager Natalie Rivera, who becomes a victim of dating violence.
What can I do to help bring an end to domestic violence?There are studies that report that there is more abuse in low-income populations and there are studies that report that there is more abuse in higher-income populations.Many statistics are skewed because they come from public agencies, city hospitals, police departments, social service agencies and the courts.For more information, please see our resources on Same Gender & LGBT Relationships. teen girls report ever experiencing physical and/or sexual IPV by a boyfriend. Even in cases where a particular mental illness may cause a person to be abusive (such as Alzheimers), the abuse is not specifically targeted at one person but to everyone around during the episode. See What Causes Relationship Abuse for more information. Domestic violence occurs in all socioeconomic groups.top of page Women of all ages are at risk for domestic and sexual violence by a male partner, and those ages 20 to 24 are at the greatest risk of experiencing nonfatal intimate partner violence. However, abusers who are severely depressed or isolated may stop caring about the consequences of their actions. Many people are poor and most people do not choose to abuse their partners.