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Latino Teens Talk About Help Seeking and Help Giving in Relation to Dating Violence

Published Aug 14, 2007

by Beverly A. Weidmer, Gene A. Shelley, Lisa H. Jaycox

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The authors examine attitudes about help seeking and help giving related to dating violence among Latino ninth graders, including survey and focus group data. Latino teens are more likely to seek help for a dating violence situation from informal sources of support (e.g., friends) than from formal sources (e.g., health professionals). Students are most likely to turn to other teens for help and do not confide in or trust the adults in their social network. Teens are reluctant to intervene in dating violence situations. The quality of help offered by teens related to dating violence is perceived as being limited.

Reprinted with permission from Violence Against Women, Vol. 13, No. 2, Feb. 2007, pp. 172-189. Copyright © 2007 Sage Publications.

Originally published in: Violence Against Women, Vol. 13, No. 2, Feb. 2007, pp. 172-189.

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