October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Started in 1981 it is supposed to stop men from beating their wives, but the numbers are getting worse.
Statistics, research, and the background about guns and Intimate Partner Violence from Rachel Graber of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
California’s new law extends the deadline for civil lawsuits going forward and opens a three-year window for claims that were barred under the old rules.
Escaping abuse, home, friends, family and danger, means uncertainty of the future, and often the discovery and further victimization of the mother
We hear the term “coercive control” but how many of us really understand what it means? How pervasive is it? Here’s one woman’s journey.
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.
We know what we think of abusive Dads; but what do they think? How do physically abusive men percieve themselves as dads? And why?
Think gender only applies when it’s family law, abortion, domestic violence or employment? Katherine Bartlett, professor of law at Duke, doesn’t.
Maralee Maclean fights for justice for her daughter’s sexual abuse by her father. After experiencing this injustice she helps others find justice.
It’s important for survivors and victims of abuse to have allies. To have a friend on their side when going through a rough time. Are you someone’s ally?
A small boy told authorities that daddy played the “penis game” with him, the judge orders the boy into father’s custody and more sexual abuse.
Family support for child sexual assault victims is often lacking. Kathy Picard’s step father gave her some ‘special’ attention, but where was the family?
A million women alive today have been shot or shot at in intimate partner violence situations. Should a women’s right to life trump a right to bear arms?
She’s crazy. That seems to be the song abusers, judges, psychologists and other experts sing in divorce and custody battles as they ignore the violence.
We hear the expression. “blaming the victim,” but do we really know what victim blaming means? Or why we blame victims?
You probably know about workplace pests, but do you know about Idiopathic Mutual Irritation? Louise Penberthy gives advice on how to deal with both.
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.
Why are custody courts such a mess? What constitutional issues do they raise? Who’s to blame when courts fails to protect the best interests of children?
My recovery as a sex offender started when I stopped making excuses. And it started in the hostile environment of a prison.
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.
Gaslighting is abuse. It is an act of violence, be it domestic violence, workplace, or elsewhere. Know how to recognize and survive it.
The truths about child custody and fathers’ rights, and how we got here? How has the situation changed? Why? And where did the funding come from?
The Southern Baptist Church is no exception to being vulnerable to sex-offenders. They are not properly protecting the safety of a child.
Mothers are sounding alarm about NY domestic violence laws. Far too often violent batterers are awarded child custody with potential deadly consequences.
Kathy Picard was pleased when her step father started showing her some special attention; until that attention became twisted and threatening.
Custody Court Crisis: Texas to put children’s safety and health first. Texas becomes the fifth state to introduce the Safe Child Act into legislation.
New York’s Child Victims Act allows previously lapsed claims to be filed in court, the next issue for victims and survivors is how to access justice.
Offenders are not men in a trench coats. We are members of your family. We are people you know and trust. We are people who have access to your child.
YouTube has deleted more than 400 channels and suspended comments on tens of millions of videos of children as it tries to purge the system of pedophiles.
Experiencing trauma leads to all sorts of negative consequences but did you realize that it there is a strong relationship between overwork and past trauma?