Information statistics on dating violence
LGB youth are at greater risk for depression, suicide, substance use, and sexual behaviors that can place them at increased risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).Schools can implement evidence-based policies, procedures, and activities designed to promote a healthy environment for all youth, including LGB students.
As that changes and data becomes available, this content will be updated to include information regarding transgender and questioning/queer youth.Statistics on rape and other sexual assaults are commonly available in industrialized countries, and are becoming more common throughout the world.Inconsistent definitions of rape, different rates of reporting, recording, prosecution and conviction for rape create controversial statistical disparities, and lead to accusations that many rape statistics are unreliable or misleading.Read More Read More Success Stories The Teens Against Dating Violence (TADV) Advisory Board is an opportunity for teens to have their voices heard.The goal of the TADV Advisory Board is to empower teens to take a stand against dating violence in their communities and through...For youth to thrive in schools and communities, they need to feel socially, emotionally, and physically safe and supported.
A positive school climate has been associated with decreased depression, suicidal feelings, substance use, and unexcused school absences among LGB students.
Parents who talk with and listen to their teen in a way that invites an open discussion about sexual orientation can help their teen feel loved and supported.
Parents should have honest conversations with their teens about sex and how to avoid risky behaviors and unsafe situations. Parents who take time to come to terms with how they feel about their teen’s sexual orientation will be more able to respond calmly and use respectful language.
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Claudia is a domestic violence survivor who suffered physical, mental and emotional abuse for over 15 years.