Machismo takes forms in various ways and often is culturally ingrained within Latinx communities.
This initial categorization differentiates between violence a person inflicts upon himself or herself, violence inflicted by another individual or by a small group of individuals, and violence inflicted by larger groups such as states, organized political groups, militia groups and terrorist organizations.
These three broad categories are each divided further to reflect more specific types of violence.
Relationships are more likely to fail – and to become abusive – when the dating partners are young, immature, and spontaneous.
Unfortunately, this has resulted in an unfortunate number of teens who experience teen dating violence in a romantic relationship.
Exposure to violence in media, including television, movies, music, and video games, represents a significant risk to the health of children and adolescents.