Dating Violence and Adolescents

Some adolescents get involved in unhealthy dating relationships. About one in ten adolescents have been hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object or weapon on purpose by someone they were dating.1 Controlling and demanding behaviors often happen before violence occurs. For example, one partner may tell another what to wear and with whom to […]

Information for Teens and Young Adults: What are warning signs of abuse in teenage and young adult relationships? | WomensLaw.org

Many people of all ages don’t recognize that they are in an abusive relationship. We have a checklist of abusive behavior for people of all ages on our Signs of Abuse page. Below are some warning signs of teen and young adult dating violence specifically. Does your partner: — Read on http://www.womenslaw.org/about-abuse/abuse-specific-communities/information-teens-and-young-adults/basic-info-and-1

Why Are Activists Fighting to End Sexual and Domestic Violence are Calling for Gun Control

I was looking for an article to post that dealt with violence against youth and young adults dating, and I came upon this article that I thought was quite interesting. According to the member organizations of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence—which represent thousands of programs and advocates serving victims and […]

Steps for Helping Foster Children Resolve Conflict | YMCA of Greater Seattle

Conflict resolution isn’t easy – for children or adults. It doesn’t come naturally, either, and people typically need to be taught how to effectively resolve conflict. By teaching foster children methods for conflict resolution, you can instill positive emotional intelligence skills they’ll carry into their adult life. Practicing conflict resolution teaches kids how to listen […]

“You’re Worth It” Program

Our youth and young adults are facing so many obstacles in today’s world. Statistics show that youth violence is an adverse childhood experience and is connected to other forms of violence, including child abuse and neglect, teen dating violence, adult intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and suicide. Different forms of violence have common risk and […]