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Children and Teens

  • Putting Domestic Violence in Pictures

    Two authors pen picture books to help kids understand violence | Search “domestic violence” in the book section of Amazon.com and you’ll find more than 40,000 optio... read more

  • Could My Child Be Abusive?

    Parent-bullying isn’t just a stage your child will grow out of | An online search for resources on “dealing with an abusive child” generates a number of results on ... read more

  • Spoiling Your Kids the Right Way

    Why parents shouldn’t worry about nurturing children too much after escaping domestic violence | Leaving an abusive partner brings with it a range of emotions, from... read more

  • Caught in the Middle

    What to do when your abuser tries to turn your children against you | Abuse is multifaceted. An abuser will use whatever tactics he or she can to hurt you physicall... read more

  • Runaway Youth

    Family crisis is the main reason kids and teens choose the streets over their homes | A 2015 report from The National Runaway Safeline shows that family crisis, suc... read more

  • Mixed Message for Kids

    How to teach children violence is wrong when one parent is abusing the other | It’s a complicated situation: teaching your children violence isn't right while they ... read more

  • Does Your Partner Respect Your 'No?'

    Teens: Understanding consent in your relationship | No matter what your age, your voice matters. That’s the idea of consent—you have the right to call the shots and s... read more

  • How to Recognize Trauma in Children

    Can we teach children how to spot it in themselves? | Every parent knows the telltale signs of a good ol’ temper tantrum: There’s often screaming, tears, maybe some... read more

  • Explaining Violence to Kids

    6 tips for talking to children about domestic violence | Talking about domestic violence is never easy. Talking about it with the children who witness violence can ... read more

  • From Bully to Batterer

    Can childhood bullying turn into domestic violence later in life? | There’s a lot of attention, and rightly so, on bullying these days. No longer is teasing and nam... read more

  • When Children Experience Trauma

    The after-effects of violence and stress in kids could be mistaken for ADHD | Brian F. Martin survived a violent childhood, only the violence wasn’t aimed at him. F... read more

  • Fleeing An Abuser With Your Children

    Getting yourself and your children to a safe place is the number one priority | You’re enduring life with an abusive partner and you realize it’s time to leave. But y... read more

  • When Your Teen is Dating an Abuser

    Advice from a professional on how to protect your teen without driving them away | If you think domestic violence is limited to adults, you’d be incorrect. In a re... read more

  • Men Can Stop Rape

    One nonprofit’s goal to change the way young men view women | Eleven might sound like a young age to talk to a boy about the birds and the bees, much less educate h... read more

  • Violent Teen Relationships Lead to Lower Income

    Study shows abuse is related to future earning potential | As teens begin to navigate the new and exciting world of “more than just friends” relationships, one can ... read more