(NCAVP, 2001; Dahir, 1999) However, LGBTQ youth are even less likely than heterosexual youth to tell anyone or seek help, and there are fewer resources for these teens.Teens experiencing dating violence usually tell no one. One study found that only 6% of girls and 11% of boys told anyone about the abuse that they experienced (O'Keefe and Treister, 1998).
In addition to many links to outside resources, each main page also contains a search box for Google's award-winning search engine to find additional websites. Compassion moves us beyond our own wounds and back into human community.
It asks the question: What sort of people do bad things?
Abuse affects people of every gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and nationality.
It is a way of controlling another person, and even abuse that doesn't leave physical marks can have profound emotional consequences and put the person being abused in danger.
The point was not just to learn about violence in society, but learn about reducing violence and turn that knowledge into a website useful for students, teachers, activists, and victims of violence.