Improving Community Responses to Adolescent Domestic Battery

The current approaches to Adolescent Domestic Battery have produced harmful outcomes, such as youth being arrested and removed from their homes, limited emphasis on unaddressed mental health and underlying trauma of youth and/or caregivers, and missed opportunities to address the immediate family crisis. In addition, local research shows that adolescent domestic battery is often processed the same way in the court system as intimate partner violence, despite it being a different issue that requires a different response. 

In this webinar, you’ll hear an expert (Libby Sanders from Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services) provide an overview of how we can improve community-based responses for youth experiencing family conflict by recognizing the ways adolescent domestic battery differs from intimate partner violence and how to utilize the Adolescent Domestic Battery Typology Tool (ADBTT). 

  • Presented by: Libby Sanders from Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services 
  • Recorded on: April 2, 2020

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