I feared my father would never stop terrorizing my family.
When my father went to jail for hitting my mom, I thought everything was going to be fine. But it wasn’t. Things got worse after he was released from jail. He turned into some kind of monster who kept coming around harassing us and hitting my mom. I thought it would never end.
Casey, 17, says the crowds and cold were worth it to be there for the inauguration of the first black president.
Elliot, 16, feels he was unfairly attacked for his views opposing marriage for same-sex couples.
Working on a gay-rights documentary helped Rene, 17, see the importance of this issue.
This fall we asked our readers to share their experiences with violence in their neighborhoods and at school. Here are the answers from the more than 1,000 teens who responded.