Teens: Take Action against Dating Abuse

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Teens can prevent dating abuse before it starts and intervene when friends need help. One in three girls in the...

For Parents: Is Your Teenager in an Abusive Relationship?

Most parents don’t realize how common teen dating abuse is. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. Nearly half (43%) of college women report experiencing...

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we wanted to share the facts on sexual assault as a form of domestic violence. Perpetrators who are physically violent toward their intimate partners are often sexually abusive as well. Intimate partner sexual assault...

Let’s Keep Our Teens Safe: Understanding Dating Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. Locally, AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) works with schools, programs for...

Overcoming Tragedy to Begin Again

In November of 2015, Andrea Thibodeaux came to AVDA seeking legal custody of her then two-year-old granddaughter, Audrey. Several months earlier, Audrey’s father had brutally murdered Audrey’s mother. Audrey’s mother had tried to protect herself and her daughter by...

AVDA Attorney Spotlight

  AVDA’s Legal Advocacy Program provides free legal representation in family law matters to victims of domestic violence in Harris and Fort Bend County courts. We have attorneys who are dedicated to obtaining protective orders, and others...

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