Common Questions: Can a minor file his or her own petition in Family Court? Minor victims of abuse are allowed to bring their own petitions in Family Court, either on their own or with a lawyer or a law guardian (attorney for the child) appointed by the Court.
Day One, an organization that partners with youth to end dating abuse, publishes a free Know Your Rights Guide.
As an advocate, you likely have experience with safety planning and may use the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence publication Finding Safety and Support as a key resource.
While many tactics of abuse are similar in adult and teen relationships, there are some special considerations to be made for teenagers: Webinars Responding to Youth Violence through Community Advocacy Sexually Explicit Media and Communication Teen Dating Violence and Protection Orders Teen Protection Orders—Research and Advocacy Teen Dating Violence: Economic Impact—Education and Earnings Teens and Sexual Assault: Addressing Potentially Unique Issues The Youthful Offender Domestic Violence Court: Can a Court Help Break the Cycle?
That’s why we supported , and the response has exceeded our wildest hopes and expectations. .let’s continue to make room in this discussion to talk about teen dating violence.
We think it’s a game changer, and we need game changers in the fight against violence and abuse. It’s just as serious, just as important, and just as pervasive.
Our dynamic and diverse team believes that all young people deserve to live in a world where they can thrive.
By Cindy Waitt, guest columnist 2012 brought school bullying to the front of the line of topics nationally, and rightfully so. As the Executive Producer of the documentary , and the first major supporter, in late 2009, the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention is proud of its role in helping director Lee Hirsch and producer Cynthia Lowen launch the film and movement.Under her leadership, WIVP has been a lead supporter of the strategy of engaging men and boys in violence prevention through her support of Futures without Violence’s awareness and on ground campaign, “Coaching Boys into Men” and Jackson Katz’s “Mentors in Violence Prevention.” She sponsored a five year violence prevention in-school and community research project called the “Sioux City Project” and co-sponsored the first workplace bullying Zogby poll in America in 2007.Cindy is the Executive Producer of , a web based short film on the men’s movement to end domestic violence, that is being used in over 30 states and multiple countries.Police should not talk to a minor suspected of a crime without the suspect’s parent(s) present.Can a minor receive medical treatment without consent from a parent?She is also the Executive Producer, with Kit Gruelle and Gloria Steinem, of the upcoming documentary .