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Children and Teens

  • Technology and Teen Dating Violence Are Unfortunately Linked

    Dating abuse is easier than ever thanks to cell phones and social media | On March 14 of this year, a young girl’s prank had unimaginable consequences. Tysen Benz, ... read more

  • Breaking the Cycle of Teen Dating Violence

    A couple aims to raise awareness of dating violence after their teenage daughter is murdered | In late 2006, Phoenix, Ariz., high school student Kaitlyn Marie Sudbe... read more

  • 5 YA Novels About Dating Violence for Teens and Adults

    As these stories reveal, dating abuse doesn't always leave behind bruises | It’s never easy to start a conversation about dating violence, whether you’re the te... read more

  • Fleeing the Reservation with Children

    The unique challenges Native American survivor mothers face | Leaving an abusive partner is difficult enough for anyone. You need to consider where you’ll live, how... read more

  • The Great Spanking Debate

    Corporal punishment for children: constructive or catastrophic? | It’s not quite as divisive an issue as politics or religion, but the debate on whether or not to s... read more

  • App Review: For Coeds and Cadets

    The pros and cons of two new apps aimed to help keep you safe | It’s women between the ages of 20 and 24 who are most likely to be abused by an intimate partner. An... read more

  • Using Fiction to Teach Facts

    Using young adult novels to start a conversation with your teen about domestic violence | Previous generations had Little Women to learn about feminism and To Kill ... read more

  • Parents: Are You Asking About Guns?

    How one simple question could save your child’s life | Do you have pets? Billy’s terrified of dogs. Please don’t let him have anything with peanuts—he’s allergic. A... read more

  • Majoring in Domestic Violence

    Colleges offer graduate programs that ready students to end violence against women | Higher education is meant to churn out well-rounded scholars. Even if you’re go... read more

  • Mixed (Message) Media

    10 times movies and TV shows glamorized abuse | Remember when it was too scandalous for married-on-TV-couple Rob and Laura Petrie to sleep in the same bed on The... read more

  • Sharing Stories and Changing Lives

    Scenarios turns young people’s experiences with gender and power into films | Words are powerful things. And never are they more so than when they’re your own wo... read more

  • Can I Kiss You?

    One author says consent should be given for every single intimate moment | It seems women, especially young women, are constantly inundated with “tips” on how to... read more

  • Healthy, Unhealthy or Abusive?

    Toolkits help teach teens about relationships and dating violence | According to LoveIsRespect.org, dating abuse affects 1.5 million teenagers every year, with one ... read more

  • The SAFE Child Act

    What this proposed legislation means to protective parents fighting for custody | For all those frustrated parents currently battling their abusive exes in court fo... read more

  • Moms: Protect Yourself in Court

    A child custody lawyer’s advice to help moms succeed in one of their toughest battles | After leaving an abuser, a survivor may get an order or protection for her s... read more