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Petition to Youth, Parents, Adults, Community

Help us build a better nation for the teens! #FightAgainstTeenViolenceandAbuse

Teen violence and abuse has been around for thousands of years and became a global public health problem. It involves number of acts, ranging from intimidation and physical confrontation to more serious sexual and physical abuse to murder. Some 200,000 homicides occur each year among young people aged 10-29 years worldwide, which is 42 percent of the total number of homicides worldwide each year. In individuals aged 10-29 years, homicide is the fourth leading cause of death, and 84 percent of these homicides include male victims. Teen violence and abuse has a serious, sometimes permanent effect on the physical, psychological, and social functioning of an individual when it is not fatal. Teen violence refers to harmful behaviors that can start early and continue into young adulthood. The young person can be a victim, an offender, or a witness to the violence. Violent acts can include bullying, fighting, including punching, kicking, slapping, or hitting, use of weapons such as guns or knives. Some violent acts can cause more emotional harm than physical harm. Others can lead to serious injury or even death. On the other hand, abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or a combination of any or all of these. Abuse can also be neglect, which is when parents or guardians don't take care of the basic needs of the children who depend on them. Physical abuse is often the most easily recognized form of abuse, such as any kind of hitting, shaking, burning, pinching, biting, choking, throwing, beating, and other actions that cause physical injury, leave marks, or cause pain. Be one with us now! Let's use our voices to reach out and spread awareness with the aspiration to lessen the victims and cases of teen violence and abuse not only in the Philippines but globally.

Group I Humss IX
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Update posted 5 hours ago

Petition to Erin Mendenhall, Utah Department of Health, Michael Brown, Dillion Hase, David Budwit

Help the Homeless in Salt Lake City make it through winter

  This winter Salt Lake City faces a homeless crisis unlike anything we've known. Our state's shelters are currently full or are operating beyond capacity. The overflow shelter in Midvale that has opened every winter to help with the increased demand that comes with colder temperatures, is already full. The Road Home served as many people by May of 2016 as it had the entire previous year of 2015. Yet the City has no plan in place for the hundreds of homeless who currently live out 5600 W, or the many families who are camping or living in their cars, and will be seeking emergency shelter this winter.  Help the Homeless.   All of the People and families that live in campers and motor homes and even tents.  We are all people too.  Just like all other humanity we need somewhere to call home to.  We're not all out here because we're bums.   There are many that can't work, don't qualify for assistance so here we are.  Yes it can look dumpy on the side of some back road filled with campers,  but we're getting run off everywhere.  We get harassment from everyone.   Being told to pack up and move, or risk losing our trailers to impoundment.  So here your already struggling, let's make it better by taking everything you own.  Please we sre all in this life together.  So help give us a hand up not a hand out.   Help us get some land or property or something for us to park and stay.   We're not all as bad as everyone thinks.  We just want somewhere to call home too.  

JoAnne Johanson
467 supporters