Navigation Links
1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior
Date:1/14/2010

6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new national survey finds that almost 27 percent of girls aged 12 to 17 were involved in serious fights or attacks on other girls within the previous year.

"These findings are alarming," SAMHSA administrator Pamela S. Hyde said in a news release. "We need to do a better job reaching girls at risk and teaching them how to resolve problems without resorting to violence."

Results from the 2006-2008 survey showed that just under 19 percent of the girls got into a serious fight at school or work, 14 percent were part of fights involving groups and nearly 6 percent attacked others with an intention to seriously hurt them. In total, 26.7 percent of the girls surveyed fell into at least one of those groups, the researchers noted.

The girls least likely to get involved in the violent behavior are those from families with higher incomes, those who achieved higher grades, and those who don't use drugs or alcohol, according to the results of the survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The findings are based on responses from 33,091 girls participating in SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more on bullying and teens.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, news release, Jan. 14, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Psychotherapy May Help Teen Girls Avoid Obesity
2. Psychotherapy offers obesity prevention for at risk teenage girls
3. STDs Common Among Sexually Active Teen Girls in Cities
4. IU study: Half of urban teen girls acquire STIs within 2 years of first sexual activity
5. One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
6. Teen Girls at Higher Risk for STDs: Report
7. Pitt study shows linkage between teen girls weight and sexual behavior
8. UIC study finds girls aware of HPV vaccines benefits
9. Girls on the Run Inspires Girls to Recognize and Achieve Their Potential Through the Power of Running
10. Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
11. You Can Thrive! Burlesque Show Celebrates the Girls and the Women Who Are Battling to Keep Them
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... RIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from ... of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... publication this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books ... seems like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... and Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus ... sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of ... innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support ... your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE ... team that developed an innovative way to use nonlinear ... the delivery of new drugs. ... Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how researchers from BioPharmX ... Harvard Medical School used a suite of imaging techniques ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today provided an ... Puerto Rico , where the company ... Following a comprehensive onsite assessment, ... damage, temporary loss of power and minimal water damage ... operations have resumed, and the company expects to return ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today ... news and information. The Newsroom is the ... and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows ... having access to a wealth of resources at their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: