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Are you pro-life or pro-birth?

Are you pro-life or pro-birth?

Pro-life and pro-birth are not the same things. Lala lays out the difference between them and what we can do to be pro-life.

Cognitive dissonance and gun safety

Cognitive dissonance and gun safety

  Hi Friends. Have you ever been wrong? Me too!  Have you ever tried something different, and that been wrong too? Same, same! No shame in getting it wrong; hey, at least you tried! Try again with something different; just keep trying! Many of our problems exist...

ACE 101: Physical Neglect in Childhood

ACE 101: Physical Neglect in Childhood

Physical neglect in childhood may mean different things in different contexts. We’re unpacking what it is, what it isn’t, and how to protect children from this ACE.

ACE 101: Parental Substance Abuse

ACE 101: Parental Substance Abuse

Parental substance abuse is an ACE, a childhood trauma as damaging as other direct ones. How does it affect the child and how can we prevent it?

ACE 101: Intimate Partner Violence

ACE 101: Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic and intimate partner violence are Adverse Childhood Experiences that weaken a family’s chance for stability and safety. How to help and get help?

ACE 101: Childhood Emotional Neglect

ACE 101: Childhood Emotional Neglect

Childhood emotional neglect is one of the most challenging ACEs to identify because there’s nothing to “see,” but it impacts thousands of children every year with damaging consequences. How to help?

ACE 101: Physical Abuse in Childhood

ACE 101: Physical Abuse in Childhood

Physical abuse against children causes lifelong harm. This common ACE can be prevented. Read more on why and how we can dedicate resources to prevention.

De-normalizing child abuse

De-normalizing child abuse

A survivor story called Denormalizing child abuse shows how while abuse can become normal to a child, child abuse is never normal.

ACE 101: Childhood Emotional Abuse

ACE 101: Childhood Emotional Abuse

What is childhood emotional abuse? Learn about this ACE, its life-long consequences, ways to prevent it, heal it, and help someone affected.

10 signs of a toxic relationship

10 signs of a toxic relationship

No relationship is perfect, be it familial, a friendship, romantic relationship, or a marriage, yet any of these can be a toxic relationship

ACE scores in prison

ACE scores in prison

The US has the largest prison population in the world and highest per-capita incarceration rate but how are we treating the high rate of ACEs in prison?

#NYCares4Moms Help for New York Moms

#NYCares4Moms Help for New York Moms

Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business creates campaign that promotes help for New York moms through Maternal Home Visiting Services #NYCares4Moms

Coercion

Coercion

Harvey Weinstein didn’t pin down all his victims, in fact, some of them willingly got in their car and went to meet him. Louise Godbold explains coercion.

COVID-19 quarantined with kids

COVID-19 quarantined with kids

COVID-19 quarantined at home with kids? Exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious? Make a plan before emotions flare. Find creative outlets for that extra energy.

The last time I spanked

The last time I spanked

The last time I spanked my child was the first time I did.She was not quite 3 years old. I will never forget how her eyes and her tears made me feel.

How do I stop spanking?

How do I stop spanking?

What have you got to lose? April 30th is the NO SPANK CHALLENGE – one day to take a break from spanking our children. One day! That’s it.

How to prevent abuse in APRIL

How to prevent abuse in APRIL

How can you or I prevent abuse in April? How can we make a difference? We could start with just one small thing each day.

How to spot a sex offender

How to spot a sex offender

How do you spot a sex offender? Sex offenders cannot be profiled. There is no specific race, gender, sexual orientation, or education level that defines us.

Sex offenders hide here

Sex offenders hide here

The Southern Baptist Church is no exception to being vulnerable to sex-offenders. They are not properly protecting the safety of a child.

The hate you give: THUG Life

The hate you give: THUG Life

Do you know ‘The Hate U Give’? It has an important message in the acronym “THUG LIFE.” The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone.

How to prevent self-hatred

How to prevent self-hatred

What if we could prevent our children from hating themselves, and instead foster self-love and in turn, self-care? Turns out, we can! Imagine if you will growing up with a particular set of values. Perhaps you don’t even have to imagine it; perhaps you actually did...

How can we change toxic behavior?

How can we change toxic behavior?

If you’ve seen the Gillette commercial addressing toxic masculinity [below], chances are you have an opinion about it. The ad takes a new spin on the decades-old Gillette slogan, asking “Is this the best a man can get?” while showing news clips and dramatizations of...

How to discipline without using corporal punishment

How to discipline without using corporal punishment

Spanking has been a controversial topic in the realm of parenting for some time. Is physical punishment ever justified? What are appropriate measures when it comes to discipline? Reflecting on the foundation and purpose of parental authority as well as on virtues...

Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?

Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?

Researchers followed a group of kids from childhood into adulthood to track the link between trauma in early life and adult mental health. When public health officials get wind of an outbreak of Hepatitis A or influenza, they spring into action with public awareness...

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