According to Temple security, a group of over 150 juveniles coordinated a “meet up” on Instagram, amassing on Broad Street near the campus at approximately 8 p.m.
The trio were kicked, punched, and knocked to the ground.Interestingly, the rates of reported victimization versus perpetration in the state were similar for boys and girls. However, when it comes to severe teen dating violence — including sexual and physical assault — girls were disproportionately the victims. At a recent workshop on teen dating violence, co-sponsored by the U. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS), researchers presented findings from several studies that found that girls and boys perpetrate the same frequency of physical aggression in romantic relationships.This finding was at odds with what practitioners attending the workshop said they encounter in their professional experience.For boys, about 4% reported experiencing physical violence, 3% experienced sexual violence and 10% experienced any type.Though girls were more likely to experience violence, the numbers show dating assaults affect young boys as well.Most of the practitioners in attendance — representing national organizations, schools and victim service community-based agencies — said that they primarily see female victims, and when they discuss teen dating violence with students, they hear that boys are the primary perpetrators. Because teen dating violence has only recently been recognized as a significant public health problem, the complex nature of this phenomenon is not fully understood.Although research on rates of perpetration and victimization exists, research that examines the problem from a longitudinal perspective and considers the dynamics of teen romantic relationships is lacking.Many programs also create hotlines through which teens can report abuse or seek assistance.Key Partnerships Usually operated through a partnership with a group that assists victims of domestic violence or an agency that serves youth, the school-based programs rely on trained youth who counsel peers, operate hotlines, and deliver curriculum lessons in the classroom.One of the students, Christina Lauletta, was hospitalized at St. “These sick animals held her down and kicked and stomped on her repeatedly,” Joe Lauletta posted on Facebook, noting workers at a local pizza shop intervened. It makes me cry just thinking about it.” Out of the group, two offenders were identified, arrested and face multiple charges, including aggravated assault, robbery, and criminal conspiracy.Students weren’t the only ones involved in the violence.