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OVCRC
02/18/2009
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considering who is best qualified, most accessible and relevant to conduct safety planning with teens - are we teaching those folks how safety planning is done most effectively? seems to me family, friends...
pam w.
02/18/2009
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Mitru Ciarlante
02/19/2009
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MCiarlante
02/18/2009
arrow icon You raise a good point: one caution about safety planning is...
MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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What are your thoughts on "Sexting" and the case in Pennsylvania regarding kids being charged with child pornography for sending nude & semi nude photos to each other through their cell phone...
VVillarreal
02/18/2009
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MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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How would you suggest Crisis Center educators get into the school systems. With the No Child Left Behind act I find it difficutlt to get in the schools .
Corina
02/18/2009
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MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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What are some techniques teens can use in the school they attend if the perpetrator is there as well?
Christina
02/18/2009
arrow icon Tied in with this problem is the problem of harassment and t...
Jeffrey Kohl
03/02/2009
arrow icon This is an extremely common situation we hear from teens. Ou...
Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
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We have large numbers of young girls (high school) and older men impregnating these girls as a means of control. Also lack of policing - typical reservation. How can we get these young ladies to understan...
Sharon Wagner
02/18/2009
arrow icon Perhaps by taking a community-wide approach at changing atti...
MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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Do you know of any good presentations or curricula on dating violence for orientation of first year college students,for both men and women?
PS
02/18/2009
arrow icon You may want to look into the Wellness, Alcohol and Violence...
Amber
02/18/2009
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Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
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I work with teenage girls who are incarcerated. Many of them grow up watching their mothers and other females treated this way. Any suggestions on how to encourage them that they deserve more than that? ...
Jenny
02/18/2009
arrow icon In addition to advocacy/counseling and psycho-educational su...
MCiarlante
02/18/2009
arrow icon Finding a girl or women who has been through same situations...
Souk
02/18/2009
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What paths would you reccomend taking if a parent is uncooperative or resistant to safety planning? Do you feel that parental/familial support and compliance is necessary in safety planning for teens? Addi...
Kaylin
02/18/2009
arrow icon This is difficult and not uncommon. The Helpline teaches an...
Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
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With regards to Primary Prevention programs in a teen group environment, how should you encourage bystander intervention with the perpetrator if the perpetrator is a friend of the bystander?
Traci Bynum
02/18/2009
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Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
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What type of male mentorship programs are available to school staff and student body to influence the collective male socialiation of young men?
Jess
02/18/2009
arrow icon Please tell me more about the MVP Program. I am having a dif...
Jess
03/02/2009
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MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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I find it very difficult at times as an education coordinator getting into schools to even discuss the risks of teen dating violence, safety planning and area resources for help. Any suggestions on getting...
Corina
02/18/2009
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Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
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Are there any shelters for teen victims of domestic violence? I work for a domestic violence agency in the SF Bay Area & we have a shelter but unless the teen is emancipated, we cannot accept them. For...
Susan Woodhouse
02/18/2009
arrow icon Because of teens' legal status, safety planning can be espec...
MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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There seem to be a variety of ways that domestic violence shelters handle whether/how to address sheltering teens. Technically, there's the argument that minors can't be sheltered b/c their parents have t...
Laurie Crawford
02/18/2009
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MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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I do community outreach with Family Crisis Center (domestic violence services). I specifically work with teens on dating abuse and healthy relationships on a monthly basis. What are some unique barriers ...
Amber
02/18/2009
arrow icon Teens really do have unique safety issues because of their c...
Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
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How do we bridge the information gap between the invincible (it will never happen to me) youth and the shattered victim we often have to deal with? I appreciate the effort put forth by victims when they t...
Scott
02/18/2009
arrow icon I agree that teens often hold misconceptions about what lov...
Jessica
02/18/2009
arrow icon The portrayals of abuse often used are not reflective of tee...
Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
arrow icon Yes, I agree and wonder the same thing. Teens thinking it wi...
Corina
02/18/2009
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How can we turn the priority of counseling and treatment to prevention and education on the multiple levels teen-agers understanding. Many teens do not see "violence" in the same context as adult...
Lynne Rybicki
02/18/2009
arrow icon I have to disagree. I don't believe in utilizing bad behavi...
Lynne Rybicki
02/18/2009
arrow icon Exactly. I was amazed at some of the comments and perspectiv...
doris spears
02/18/2009
arrow icon It is important to speak and communicate in a language teens...
Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
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Representing a program addressing the needs of battered immigrants; how can we best help immigrant teens abused in dating relationships emotionally/physically/sexually who have the additional obstacles of ...
Roselle
02/18/2009
arrow icon The best way to help that i have experienced myself is findi...
Souk
02/18/2009
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MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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Our program works with victims of gun violence ages 15-24. Most of our female victims were shot by a current/former boyfriend and when talking about the incident often refer to it as an accident and in so...
Doris Spears
02/18/2009
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Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
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I lead NM's TDV Prevention initiative. Our state is trying to enhance its safety resources for teens. We have 2 significant barriers: 1) Developing shelter resources that both serve youth and are equipped ...
Anna Nelson
02/18/2009
arrow icon The barriers you mention are true across the country. Our e...
Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
arrow icon I hear your concern. I work with incarcerated youth and jus...
Jenny
02/18/2009
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What are some promising practices for safety planning with teens when there is limited confidentiality?
Joyce Wright
02/18/2009
arrow icon To learn more about the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline,...
Mitru Ciarlante
02/19/2009
arrow icon Youth and people who work with teens know that laws designed...
MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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1. Could you address technological safety planning related to cyber-stalking (cell phones, texting), facebook, etc.? 2. Could you discuss issues related to obtaining protective orders for minors when you ...
Sujata Desai
02/18/2009
arrow icon Natalie: As an advocate, you and your organization have to b...
Mitru Ciarlante
02/19/2009
arrow icon Break they Cycle at http://www.breakthecycle.org/resources-s...
Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
arrow icon What are Break the Cycle Report Cards?
Amber
02/18/2009
arrow icon For safety planning with teens around technology the biggest...
Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
arrow icon Along those same lines, could you discuss what to do when a ...
Natalie Smith
02/18/2009
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What recommendations do you have for schools regarding safety planning when both an alleged perpetrator and a victim attend the same school, but there is no restraining order?
Eric
02/18/2009
arrow icon A new resource was released in February 2008: A Guide to Add...
MCiarlante
02/18/2009
arrow icon Thanks for this question. We can learn a lot from schools wh...
MCiarlante
02/18/2009
arrow icon This is really tough, but I believe that the school support ...
Corina
02/18/2009
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I believe that the voices of victims of teen dating violence and sexual assault would have the most impact on public awareness and on offenders. I am currently trying to put together a videotape of 5 vict...
TFaught-Hollar
02/18/2009
arrow icon Thanks, Joselle! Youth Outreach for Victim Assistance is a p...
Mitru Ciarlante
02/19/2009
arrow icon Silent Message was actually produced in collaboration with t...
JShea
02/18/2009
arrow icon Hudsonpro has produced a film called Silent Message with Duk...
Jess
02/18/2009
arrow icon I am the sexual assault counselor for the Fort Bend Womens C...
Amanda Bryant
02/18/2009
arrow icon There are good videos out there often written by teens, but ...
Candice Hopkins
02/18/2009
arrow icon Victims' and survivors' actual experiences are instructive a...
MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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Last year, Rhode Island general legislature passed the 'Lindsay Burke Act', which expanded the state's anti-bullying parameters and opened up the DOE to adding dating violence to student health class curri...
BM
02/18/2009
arrow icon At least one other state that we know of, Texas requires edu...
MCiarlante
02/18/2009
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