Teen Sexual Assault

 

heartSexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact, ranging from sexist attitudes and actions to rape and murder. Sexual violence can include words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will.

A person may use

  • force,
  • threats,
  • manipulation, or
  • coercion to commit sexual violence.

There is a social context that surrounds sexual violence. Social norms that

  • condone violence,
  • using power over others,
  • traditional constructs of masculinity,
  • the subjugation of women, and
  • silence about violence and abuse contribute to the occurrence of sexual violence.

Stats:

  • Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.
  • Among female victims of intimate partner violence, 94% of those age 16-19 and 70% of those age 20-24 were victimized by a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.
  • The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.

Read more from PCAR 

 

Teen Sexual Assault Information & Resources

SHRCC Teen Dating Violence Brochure

Love is Respect

Sex and Healthy Relationships

Texting & Sexting

Healthy Relationships Quiz

How to Talk to Teens about Dating Violence: A Guide for Parents

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault


 

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