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Domestic Violence and Schools

Children who have been exposed to domestic violence
sometimes experience serious problems at school as a result.
Abusive parents sometimes try to interfere with their children's safety
at school, their education, and with the ability of custodial parents
to support their children's education.

The Massachusetts legal services' Domestic Violence and School
Safety Workgroup has produced a series of articles and checklists for
schools and parents to use. The articles explain how the laws
protecting children work and the checklists offer practical ways that
schools and parents can help children who have lived with Domestic
Violence get the most out of their education.

Produced by Massachusetts legal services' Domestic Violence and School Safety Workgroup
Created January, 2007

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