Every year, about 1 in 10 American teenagers experiences physical violence at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend, and many others are sexually and emotionally abused. Department of Education is dedicated to working with students, families, educators, and communities to prevent abuse and support survivors.
Dating violence can inflict long‑lasting pain, putting survivors at increased risk of substance abuse, depression, poor academic performance, suicidal ideation, and future violence. In one Texas high school, a student was raped in the band room.
Roughly one in four girls will become pregnant at least once by their 20th birthday.
Teenage mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely than their peers to live in poverty, depend on public assistance, and be in poor health.
After reporting it to her teacher, she was told to confront her attacker to discuss what happened.
The school district then accused the teenager of “public lewdness” and then removed her from her high school.
Sex education that covers all of these aspects is known as comprehensive sex education.
Common avenues for sex education are parents or caregivers, formal school programs, and public health campaigns.
About 3.2 million adolescent females are infected with at least one of the most common STIs.
In addition, nurses also may be at risk for experiencing violence in the workplace.
As members of the largest group of health care providers, nurses should be aware of assessment methods and nursing interventions that will interrupt and prevent the cycle of violence.
Outreach services are provided by specially trained Social Workers licensed by the State of Ohio.
Participants in outreach programs can be court or community referred to a small group, school based, or seminar setting.