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Children and Teens

  • 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

  • Are Absentee Parents Abusive?

    Why a parent might check out of their child’s life, and the ramifications it can have | Maybe your partner is present in your life, but not in the lives of your chi... read more

  • Making Sure Ex-Abusers are Sober Taking the Kids

    The company behind an alcohol monitoring bracelet explains why their tool is effective, yet underused, in DV cases | Domestic abuse can’t be blamed on alcohol, agre... read more

  • Teen Ambassadors Needed

    Leaders with strong social media skills wanted to help teach others about dating violence | Teens—we adults know you don’t like to be preached to. You know almost ever... read more

  • Safety Planning With Your Kids

    When putting a plan in place to leave an abuser, don’t leave the kids out of the loop | If you are getting ready to leave an abuser, you’ll need to plan for the saf... read more

  • 18 Ways to Support Children Who Witness Domestic Violence

    Exposure to trauma can lead to long-term effects in children | An estimated 15.5 million children in the U.S. live in a household where partner violence has occurred ... read more

  • Talking to Young Kids about Divorce

    Parents can use kids' favorite Sesame Street to help | For many domestic violence survivors, ending a relationship with an abusive partner means going through a d... read more

  • Brain Changes

    How repeated exposure to violence can cause changes in a child’s brain | All children are exposed to some stressful events—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “A c... read more