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Teen Partying Presents Unhealthy Trends

A disturbing trend in teen partying is presenting itself in Western Nevada County and its results are devastating, especially to young girls. According to Grass Valley Police School Resource Officer Jim Amaral, an alarming number of teens are drinking or doing drugs to the point of losing self control in regards to sexual promiscuity.
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It’s extremely frustrating for law enforcement because this is behavior that can be avoided.
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What’s even more alarming is how often these parties are taking place and the resulting effect on the young girls.
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The attitude amongst these teens is that the fault is being placed on the girls.
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And because of the message that is being sent to the teens, often times the girls do not report what has happened to them.
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Law enforcement is also concerned with parent acceptance of these activities.
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It appears that parents are not monitoring teen activity and in-turn allowing more freedom for an age group that still needs guidance and support.
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Officer Amaral is also quick to point out that it is not all children in the community.
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Amaral has these words of advice for parents of teenage girls.
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Nevada County has a number of organizations that can help young girls that have been victimized including the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition and student support organizations at each school in the high school district.

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