"Once they hit about the 5th or 6th grade, they drop out of Park District programs, it seems,"...A study published in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday has shed light on the prevalence of teen dating violence.In Delaware, the 2013 YRBS survey found that 8.9% of high school students have experienced physical dating violence.Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.During the teenage years, the area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex is developing.This is the part of your brain that is behind your forehead.
– Today, February 5th, Governor Markell signed the proclamation declaring February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAPM).
One-third of girls aged fifteen to nineteen, and one-half of girls under fifteen receive no prenatal care at all during their first trimester.
The lack of medical attention can lead to problems later on.
Teenagers do not always think like adults, even though they look like adults.
On the one hand, teenagers want all of the rights and privileges of being an adult without any of the responsibilities that go with those rights.
The unforeseen development typically throws young lives into turmoil, at least for a time, forcing the girl to make perhaps the most agonizing decision of her life.