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Why are we teaching children to be violent?
The cost of child sexual abuse
How to Raise a Rapist
Child sex abuse: How much was I worth?
April is child abuse prevention month
Sacrifice spanking, not your children
Spanking sets a bad example. Who wants to teach their kids that violence is a solution to problems and that love and violence are connected?
Is Santa real?
Is Santa real? What is your answer to this question? Lala Fogarty provides a surprising answer that will help break the cycle of abuse.
Stop Abuse Campaign Issues Statement about Colorado Springs Club Q Shooting
Gun violence plays a significant role in children’s lives, and we know that childhood trauma is a major contributor to most violence.
Crime prevention starts with protecting children
Crime is a complex issue. Protecting children from Adverse Childhood Experiences prevents crime and strengthens communities.
Halloween is a beautiful time of year; knowing the facts and being vigilant can keep the experiences and memories safe, happy, and healthy.
Homelessness is a journey that starts in the family
Homelessness is a key American problem. It’s also one least understood. What causes homelessness? How do we solve this problem as a society?
How America Can Break the Cycle and Prevent Drug Abuse
Drug abuse is one of the worst issues in America. its effects are horrendous, but its root causes are more complex than everyone assumes.
What is the point of Anti LGBTQ laws? We are here. We are queer. And, we are not going away.
A sharp increase in anti-LGBTQ legislation with almost half targeting transgender people. States introduced a record of 238 bills in 2022.
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.
How to Help Homeless LGBTQ Youth in America
LGBTQ youth have higher ACE scores than their peers. Homeless LGBTQ youth, however, is another level of the problem, a sad reality in the US. How to help?
What is Childhood like for Nonbinary Youth?
As the world is getting up to date with the nonbinary youth identity, the new ACEs research insights instill hope in protecting these children.
Suicide among LGBTQ Youth: Risks and Prevention
Suicide rates among LGBTQ youth are shocking and require our immediate attention. Learn more about the risks and how you can help prevent it.
Why We Oppose Gender-affirming Healthcare Bans
A lot of politicized misinformation is being touted about gender-affirming healthcare. Here are the reasons we’re opposing banning it.
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...
When to talk to children about sexual abuse
Do you know when to talk to your children about sexual abuse? Because knowing when is knowing how to protect them from sexual abuse.
Does Anyone Care? Shocking Barriers Killing Our Mental Health
Does anyone care about our mental health in America? How do we remove the barriers to mental health care access in our country, so we can get proper help?
Thoughts on suicide prevention from a survivor
The Stop Abuse Campaign founder’s survivor story uncovers why -and how- suicide prevention must be one of America’s mental health priorities.
How to Talk to Your Child about Sexual Abuse
Keeping our children safe means opening the lines of communication about their boundaries. How to talk to your child about sexual abuse?
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 Separation, Divorce, or Death
Parental divorce and separation, including the death of a loved one, are Adverse Childhood Experiences. Were you affected by them? What to do and how to get help?
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
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
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
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.
ACE 101: Incarcerated Household Member
Having an incarcerated household member is an ACE, Adverse Childhood Experience, that can have lasting consequences into adulthood. How to help?
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
What is childhood emotional abuse? Learn about this ACE, its life-long consequences, ways to prevent it, heal it, and help someone affected.
ACE 101: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
A vital part of fighting child sexual abuse is learning about what it is and why we must prevent it from happening to any child ever again.
Raised by Predators: Surviving Child Sexual Abuse
A survivor story called Raised By Predators is about surviving child sexual abuse and then healing from it.
Is There a Link between Childhood Trauma and Heart Disease?
There’s one correlation of heart disease that you may have never considered. What’s the link between childhood trauma and heart disease?
We Need to Talk about ACEs and Suicide
Understanding the connection between ACEs and suicide can help you see the warning signs and may ultimately save someone’s life.
Protecting Children from Online Predators
The online predator’s target is a vulnerable child. Protecting children from online predators is the responsibility of all of us.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Linked to Juvenile Justice System Contact, Columbia Review Shows
Review showing that higher Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores are associated with a greater risk of juvenile justice system contact.
How you can benefit from taking the ACE Test
Take the ACE Test, benefit from getting your ACE Score and start personal discovery, and better mental, and physical health.
How to protect your children from sex offenders
Do you know how to protect your children from sex offenders? Cory Jewell Jensen talks about her work with sex offenders and what she knows
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
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
Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business creates campaign that promotes help for New York moms through Maternal Home Visiting Services #NYCares4Moms
Post-COVID call to action for childminders
Countless children are enduring hell at home with their abusers. Those who work with children will need to watch for signs of abuse when the kids return.
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 at home with kids? Exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious? Make a plan before emotions flare. Find creative outlets for that extra energy.
How to protect your kids over the holidays
The holidays are a time of joy and magic for children. Learn how to protect your kids over the holidays, and keep the magic in their lives.
Protect your children over Halloween
Happy Halloween! Make sure you protect your children while they enjoy fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and trick-or-treating this Halloween.
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 we stop the bullying epidemic?
Do you ever think one of your children could be a bully? It is a hard question to answer, but children who bully belong to someone.
It’s time for New York to call a rape a rape
Lydia Cuomo was brutally raped by an off duty NY policeman who was then found not guilty of rape. The Rape is Rape bill will make every rape a rape.
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 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 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.
New York State to invest more in breaking cycle of abuse
New York’s Maternal Home Visiting Programs protect children from Adverse Childhood Experiences like abuse and neglect. Why do we invest so little in them?
Reasons family members side with sexual abusers
Many survivors open up about their abuse only to find that family reactions are just as painful, if not more so, than the original trauma.
How to discipline without spanking or yelling
If we’re not supposed to yell, and spanking is no longer an acceptable discipline method, then what are we supposed to do?
Child sexual assault, one idiot family, and one woman who lived to tell the tale
Kathy Picard was pleased when her step father started showing her some special attention; until that attention became twisted and threatening.
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.
Child abuse statistics. And how to prevent child abuse statistics from increasing
Child abuse continues to increase. There are ways to prevent them from doing so. Decreasing child abuse would make the world safer
Maternal home visiting services prevent childhood trauma, saving lives, and money
20 years ago CDC research on childhood trauma, called ACEs, showed survivors lead shorter sicker lives. Why aren’t we preventing it?
How to protect your child from sex abuse
There is no time for sexual abuse but there is always a time and place for discussion about child sex abuse prevention with your children.
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?
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...
What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Grooming
Understanding the steps of sexual grooming can help parents protect their children. Child molesters use grooming in preparation for committing sexual abuse.
Do you or your children have ACEs?
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) prevent us from leading healthy and happy lives. Are you ready to take the ACE test?
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