Teen violence refers to aggressive harmful behaviors exhibited by teenagers. Hitting, fighting, bullying or even the use of weapons is considered to be violent acts, and the term can refer to a victim, offender or witness.
Teen violence can lead to serious physical injuries or even death. Psychological effects of teen violence can also be severe and require treatment. Mental health issues associated with teen violence include trauma, anxiety, depression and anger management issues.
It can be beneficial to identify teen violence as early as possible and teach the individual how to cope with these issues before they worsen. Message our providers to find out how they can help you or your child cope with teen violence.