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Domestic Violence (9 found)
All stories originally appeared in Youth Communication magazines: YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students, and Represent which is written by and for youth in foster care.
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Xavier reflects on how being beaten by his stepfather throughout his childhood affects his behavior and relationships. Suddenly, his stepfather apologizes. (full text)
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After the writer’s mom gets involved in an abusive relationship, she takes a bold step and moves to Atlanta to live with her father to escape her toxic home life. (full text)
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As the writer grows up, she witnesses her father’s abuse of her mother. After intervening in one of their fights, her father moves out and she learns about abuse prevention through a job. (full text)
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The writer shares her story of the family abuse she struggles with and why she felt cutting was the only way to release her frustrations and anger. (full text)
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The writer tries to protect his siblings, mother, and himself from his father’s physical abuse. He discovers that writing is one way to gain a sense of peace and control. (full text)
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The author sees his father hit his mother. Instead of keeping quiet, he seeks help and talks to trusted friends and mentors. (full text)
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Domestic violence expert Heather McLain explains what to do if your parent is being abused. (full text)
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A psychotherapist describes what a balanced and healthy relationship looks like. (full text)
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After Jennifer’s mom gets involved with an abusive man, it takes years to repair the damage. (full text)