“In general, what we’ve found is that adolescent dating violence puts young individuals, both girls and boys, at risk for a myriad of health risk behaviors,” Ackard said.As many as 1 in 5 female adolescents and 1 in 10 males have been abused physically or sexually by a dating partner, Ackard and her colleagues note in the Journal of Pediatrics.Study participants were surveyed in 1999 and again in 2004.
Native youth experience violent crime rates up to 10 times the national average.
Violence, including intentional injuries, homicide and suicide, account for 75% of Native youth deaths.
They have a greater risk of becoming involved in an abusive act and traumatized in their own relationships, according to the AAP.
Parents can play a key role in prevention by being a positive role model.
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teens who have suffered violence at the hands of an intimate partner are more likely to display a number of risky health behaviors, from disordered eating to suicidal thoughts, research shows.
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The purpose of the STAR project is to evaluate a set of coordinated services designed to prevent teen dating violence in community on Chicago's South side.
When children understand what a healthy relationship is, they are less likely to accept dating violence and are more likely to have positive attitudes toward gender equality, according to a recent study.
Healthy parent-child relationships also lead to more satisfaction in romantic relationships.
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