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What are my Rights? 95 Questions and Answers About Teens and the Law Monica Schultz Family Law Final Project
Chapters in Book O Chapter 1: You and Your Family O Chapter 2: You and School O Chapter 3: You and Your Job O Chapter 4: You and Your Body O Chapter 5: Growing Up O Chapter 6: You and Other Important Rights O Chapter 7: Crimes and Punishments O Chapter 8: You and the Legal System
NBA All Star A.C. Green “We all have the power of choice, But once used, our choice has power over us. Weigh the consequences of your decisions.”
Personal Decisions & Privacy Rights O Body O Health O Physical well being O Hygiene Issues O Sexual Behavior O Disease O Disability
Medical Neglect O Parents are responsible for their children in their care. O Refuse to take you to a doctor O Refuse to give meds O What do I do?
Abuse and Neglect O Epidemic in the United States O How many children do you think die everyday in the hands of their caregivers?
Different forms of Abuse O Physical O Sexual O Emotional
Neglect O Physical – including abandonment O Emotional O Educational
O “When two young Illinois girls (Ages 4 & 9)were left Home alone for a week at Christmas while their parents vacationed in Mexico, the parents were charged with neglect. The parents were sentenced with 2 years probation and 200 hours of community service. Several months later, they gave up the girls for adoption.”
Abuse/Neglect Law O I have witnessed (or heard) about an incident where abuse/neglect has taken place. What do I do? O # 1 thing to do...you MUST report it!
O Neglect is most common form of child maltreatment, affecting 57% of abuse victims. O 52% of reported abuse victims are between ages 8 and 17. O In 2003, there were 1,500 reported deaths of abuse and neglect victims.
Rape O Date rape O Gang Rape O Rape means having sexual intercourse with a male or female forcibly and without his or her consent
Rape Statistics O 4,240 juveniles were arrested for rape O 37% were under age 15. O 63% were ages 16-17
Depression and Suicide O 23,900 juveniles ages 7-17 committed suicide between 2981 and 2001. Firearms were used in 60% of these deaths. O Persons ages 7-17 are about as likely to be victims of suicide as they are to be victims of homicide.
Legislation O Local O Provincial O National O How can I be an advocate for neglect, abuse, rape, suicide?
Resources for work place, professional and community service providers O Resources