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What to do if your teen is violent

If your teen starts to threaten you, to break things or to do anything physically violent, accept that you can't stop him or her at this point.  It can be dangerous to try to stop a teen when he or she is violent.  The most important thing is to keep yourself and your children safe.  Learn more...

Washington State Domestic Violence Law

In Washington state, domestic violence is a crime that requires officers to arrest the violent person if they are 16 years of age or older, when there is "probable cause" that he or she committed a domestic violence offense.  Learn more...

How to help someone with a violent teen

Whether you are a professional working with parents who have been assaulted by their teen or just a friend, it is important to be non-judgmental, compassionate and listen to the parent's concerns.  Learn more...

What is the Step-Up Program

Step-Up is a nationally recognized domestic violence counseling program for teens that have been violent with family members. Violent behavior includes threats, intimidation, property destruction, degrading language and physical violence. The goal of Step-Up is for youth to stop using violent behavior and to replace abusive with respectful behavior so that all family members feel safe at home.  Learn more...