School personnel, medical personnel, and mental health service providers should consider screening for evacuation status in seeking to identify those adolescents who most need services after a natural disaster.
In addition to addressing internalized emotions and psychological symptoms associated with experiencing trauma, intervention programs should focus on reducing externalized behavior such as substance use and TDV.
TY - JOURT1 - Teen dating violence and substance use following a natural disaster T2 - American journal of disaster medicine AU - Temple, Jeff R. AU - Northcutt, James AU - Thomas, Christopher AU - Freeman, Daniel H.
I recently had the opportunity to attend a powerful panel discussion at CBS News regarding an important topic involving today’s teens.
Lauren secretly visited Nathaniel to see how he was doing. In a short time, a life was lost and two families were shattered forever.
Teen dating violence is a significant problem impacting the adolescent experience with adolescent females at-risk to perpetrate violence.
Nathaniel’s mother was so worried about his post-breakup behavior she took him to a psychiatrist.
Among Lauren’s friends, their relationship was discussed on social media.
Conclusions: Current study findings are the first within the literature on adolescents to suggest that greater STI and sexual risk behaviours among male adolescents perpetrating TDV may be one mechanism explaining increased STI among female adolescents reporting TDV victimisation.
The findings of this study identified adolescent female minorities as being at an increased risk to perpetrate physical dating violence.
These findings demonstrate the continued need to examine female perpetration of dating violence and incorporate these experiences in prevention and intervention efforts.
Approximately 15% of males reported having ever had an STI, one quarter reported having sex with another person when they were only supposed to have sex with their main partner and 36% reported consistent condom use ( past 3 months).
In adjusted logistic regression models, TDV perpetration was significantly associated with self-reports of an STI (OR=3.3; 95% CI 1.2 to 9.2) and having sex with another person when they were supposed to be only having sex with their main partner (OR=4.8; 95% CI 2.0 to 11.4).