Youth dating violence statistics
As that changes and data becomes available, this content will be updated to include information regarding transgender and questioning/queer youth.
Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGB) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years.
Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important.
The information found in this article is taken directly from the Stats Can report.
A fear for many parents is the potential involvement of their child with a gang.
Some youth believe that gang involvement might provide safety, protection, excitement, and opportunities to earn money, but the truth is that gang involvement is very dangerous and it limits future opportunities.
Each statistic includes a footnote citation for the original source, where you can find information about the methodology and a definition of terms.
Historically, YRBS and other studies have gathered data on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth but have not included questions about transgender and questioning/queer youth.
The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs recognizes the importance of Positive Youth Development (PYD) and created a national Research Agenda on PYD that describes the key research domains and questions that could benefit from future research.