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What are my Rights? 95 Questions and Answers About Teens and the Law Monica Schultz Family Law Final Project.

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1 What are my Rights? 95 Questions and Answers About Teens and the Law Monica Schultz Family Law Final Project

2 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

3 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.”

4 Personal Decisions & Privacy Rights O Body O Health O Physical well being O Hygiene Issues O Sexual Behavior O Disease O Disability

5 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?

6 Abuse and Neglect O Epidemic in the United States O How many children do you think die everyday in the hands of their caregivers?

7 Different forms of Abuse O Physical O Sexual O Emotional

8 Neglect O Physical – including abandonment O Emotional O Educational

9 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.”

10 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!

11 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.

12 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

13 Rape Statistics O 4,240 juveniles were arrested for rape O 37% were under age 15. O 63% were ages 16-17

14 Depression and Suicide O 23,900 juveniles ages 7-17 committed suicide between 2981 and 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.

15 Legislation O Local O Provincial O National O How can I be an advocate for neglect, abuse, rape, suicide?

16 Resources for work place, professional and community service providers O Resources

17 Family Law Opportunities and Implications

18 O Think About it, Talk About It!!!!!


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