Dating violence ywca
Teens will have the opportunity to Our Teen Peer Facilitators are high schoolers who have attended a 35-hour certification program where they learn about healthy relationships, teen dating violence, and facilitation techniques.
A “Protection Order”, sometimes referred to as a “Restraining Order”, is a court order issued under the Protection from Abuse Act (PFA) which provides limited protection for people who have been threatened, harassed or physical abused.
YW3CA offers an interactive discussion between high school students and expert panelists.
Panelists may include a law enforcement officer, professional from a domestic violence center, an Advocate, and/or a survivor.
Often victims of dating violence think it’s their fault; feel helpless to stop the abuse; feel angry, sad, lonely, depressed, or confused; feel threatened or humiliated; feel anxious; and are scared at what might happen next.
Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
A household member is defined as a person maintaining or having maintained a living arrangement with the defendant where he or she is in, or was engaged in, a romantic or sexual relationship.
A Protection order may be sought by the victim, if 19 years of age or older, or by a legally responsible person on behalf of a minor or incapacitated adult.
While it is not necessary to have the assistance of an attorney, obtaining a Protection Order can have significant legal consequences, especially involving issues such as custody of children and property division.
Students ask panelists questions anonymously in a variety of ways conducive to the specific school environment.
The panelists reply with open and honest answers to the entire audience.