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Which factors increase the likelihood of teen violence?

Which factors increase the likelihood of teen violence?

2 groups: Two groups of violent teens. 1. Come from a family background of abuse, neglect and family violence; have not learned effective skills of communication, problem solving, self and anger management ; has multiple problems in school, home and community; delinquency; past violent behavior. 2 - psychotic, delusional, paranoid, late teen male, event that damages ego, told someone of violent plans. ...Read more

Violence (Definition)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological ...Read more


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At what age do teens stop growing?

Puberty decides: Every teenager is different but they all go through the same basic stages of puberty. These stages are often referred to as tanner stages (also referred to as sexual maturity level). Stage i is seen before puberty starts and stage v is when you have full adult characteristics. Once you are at stage v you are unlikely to grow any taller. Typically this is at ~15-16 for girls and ~16-17 for boys. ...Read more

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Does exercise increase a teens height?

Does exercise increase a teens height?

Exercise does not: increase height but it does help w/overall health. Stay healthy, neat, clean, polite, and be your best self. This will be more helpful in happiness than height. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do you help teens discover their identity?

How do you help teens discover their identity?

Encouragement: Encouragement and creativity are important for teens to recognize themselves. They often get bogged down in trying to be "acceptable" to their friends or being like everyone else (from what they see and hear in the media). Having interests and developing talents take time. Learning what a teen likes (by listening without judgment rather than talking) and their frustrations can be quite helpful. ...Read more

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When are accidents most likely to happen to teens?

When are accidents most likely to happen to teens?

When they are tired: Teens, like all people, are more accident prone when they are tired. The difference is that because teens often feel that they are invincible, they often 'push the envelope' more often than adults and also may be less inclined to get adequate sleep compared to many adults. ...Read more

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Why do I feel such a strong connection with teens?

Why do I feel such a strong connection with teens?

Not sure: What type of connection do you mean? Wanting to help them like as a teacher or counselor can be healthy, especially if you went through some difficult times as a teen yourself. If you at 35 are sexually drawn to teens, best be careful -- and consider seeing a psychotherapist about this. It would not be healthy and depending on age of teen, illegal. ...Read more

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What are some weekly gym weights routine for teens?

What are some weekly gym weights routine for teens?

Isometrics: We better than weights until growth plates are closed. ...Read more

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How can eating with your family improve a teens well being?

Family Relations: Teens do much better with close relationships to family members, you may not feel like talking or being with your family but it is truly consistent that when you are in connection to them your teen years will be better as their love, support and wisdom are needed by every teenager. Best. ...Read more

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My wife has female problems. What should we tell our teens?

My wife has female problems. What should we tell our teens?

The truth: You don't necessarily have to go into all the details, but trying to hide things from them, generally doesn't end well. An honest, upfront discussion about the situation will be best for all involved. ...Read more

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Teen Violence (Definition)

Teen violence refers to physical violence among young people. This may include gang violence, bullying, or partner abuse. It's an important health problem ...Read more