Youth violence is the intentional use of physical force or power to threaten or harm others by young people ages It typically involves young people hurting other peers who are unrelated to them and who they may or may not know well. Youth violence can take different forms. Examples include fights, bullying, threats with weapons, and gang-related violence. A young person can be involved with youth violence as a victim, offender, or witness.
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At-risk behavior is anything that puts youth at risk for future negative consequences , like poor health, injury or death. And while risky behavior as a teen isn't a new concept most adults can likely recall at least a few poor choices they made as a teen , the type of risks teens are taking are shifting. One of the reasons risky behavior is so common during adolescence is because the teen brain isn't yet fully developed. Consequently, teens struggle to think about long-term consequences. In addition, they experience the "not me" phenomenon. They never imagine that injury, pregnancy, or accidents could happen to them. Every two years, a report is created on different behavior categories.
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Violence is defined by the American Psychological Association as an extreme form of aggression. Examples of youth violence in today's society include date rape, homicides, school shootings and fighting. As parents of teens, we know that these types of violent behaviors are more prevalent than they should be. But, did you know homicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 years old in the United States according to the CDC?