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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2004 By Judith Plano So, you understand about domestic violence. When your partner grabbed you by the hair and dragged you across the floor you called the police. But now the police have called DHS. If you don't leave the home with your children, DHS is going to remove the children. Where can you go? You don't have a job, or more...

Domestic Violence

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2004 By Judith Plano Note: The articles in this paper assume that the victim is a woman. Research has shown that 95% of abusers are male. In using the male-model of abuse, there is no intention to invalidate those 5% of males who suffer abuse at the hands of their domestic partners. Anything that is written here applies to a ma more...

Domestic Violence: Where To Get Help

Wabanaki Legal News, Summer 2004 Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides free legal help with protection from abuse proceedings to eligible Native Americans who are victims of domestic violence. Call the nearest Pine Tree office for help: more...

Five Ways to Fight Domestic Violence

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 2004 American Bar Association Commission  on Domestic Violence 1. Know What Domestic Violence Is. When spouses, intimate partners, or dates use physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, harassment, or stalking to control the behavior of thei more...

Teen Dating Violence

Wabanaki Legal News, Summer 2004 By Nancy Lewey Coordinator Passamaquoddy Peaceful Relations Program Pleasant Point Teens are seriously at risk for dating violence. Research shows that physical or sexual abuse is a part of 1 in 3 high school relationships. Teen dating violence is just as serious as adult domestic violence. In dating violence, adolescents and a more...

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