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Month: October 2019

Fostering youth who have been victims of abuse

Fostering Youth Who Have Been Victims or Witnesses of Abuse

Most youth in the foster care system have experienced difficult home lives and many have been exposed to acts of abuse. This abuse comes in many forms including physical, emotional and sexual abuse. This can leave foster care youth with conditions like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), behavioral disorders and other mental or physical conditions due …

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

SAFY Helps to Spread Awareness for Youth Victims of Domestic Violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), Facts about dating abuse and teen violence, domestic violence is most common among women between the ages of 18-24. Other alarming facts include: Nearly 20.9% of female high school students and 13.4% of male high school students report being …

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