What Neuroscience and Emotion Theory Teach About Bullies

Author: Hilary Jacobs Hendel Richard, a former patient of mine, used to bully kids when he was in high school. When I asked him to share what bullying felt like, he told me intimidating kids was the only time he felt powerful and strong. He was beaten by his father....

Free Trauma Webinar: How to Engage Parents

Virtual Webinar    Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018    Time: 1:00-2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time    Cost: Free    To register, Click here today! In this webinar you will learn about: •  Learn the 7-Question Motivational Phone Call Script and additional techniques such...

Hancock observatory manager, under investigation for ‘perv play’

Author:Jason Meisner  Contact Reporter The ad on a popular travel website seemed innocent enough: a free, private tour of the spectacular observatory atop the former John Hancock Center, tailored especially for fathers and sons. But at the same time he was advertising...

Improve Federal Supports for Foster Parents

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships. The program is...

Sexual abuse at CPS: Students as predators and prey

CPS representatives Doug Henning, second from left, Matt Lyons, and Jadine Chou, at a June 20, 2018, hearing about sexual assault in schools by educators following a Tribune investigation before the General Assembly's education committee at the Michael A. Bilandic...

Child abuse prevention efforts ramp up in April

Lake County Chief Judge Jorge Ortiz speaks at the kick-off event Monday for the fourth annual Lake County Blue Kids child abuse awareness campaign. (By Jim Newton / Lake County News-Sun) Along with the early flowers, Blue Kids signs will soon be popping up around Lake...

We Need to Help Children Cope with Trauma

What do kids experience when they disclose abuse? What do their parents experience when they hear about their child’s abuse? And how can you help your child take the next step? Here’s some guidance.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal

By Elisabetta Povoledo and Sharon Otterman  July 28, 2018     ROME — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, from the College of Cardinals, ordering him to a “life of prayer and penance” after...

A huge win’: New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave

Author Eleanor Ainge Roy New Zealand has passed legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find new homes and protect themselves and their children. MPs clapped and cheered as bill passed on Wednesday...

Motherhood in the Age of Fear

By Kim Brooks   July 27, 2018   CHICAGO — I was on my way home from dropping my kids off at preschool when a police officer called to ask if I was aware there was an outstanding warrant for my arrest. “No, no,” I told him. “I didn’t know that.” I needed to call my...

Sharp Increase In Gun Suicides Signals Growing Public Health Crisis

Alicia Doktor (AC Staff) When Dorothy Paugh was 9, her father bought a pistol and started talking openly about ending his life. Her mother was terrified but didn't know what to do. "She called our priest and called his best friend," Paugh recalled. "They came and...

Stable Placement Equals Stable Education

Author July 23, 2018 John Kelly The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional...

FAA employee charged with having child porn on work laptop

Author: Associated Press An administrative officer with the Federal Aviation Administration has been charged with having child pornography on his work computer. Prosecutors say 57-year-old Scott Pierson of Vernon was arrested Thursday on federal charges of receiving...

Australian bishop sentenced to year’s detention for cover-up

Author Rod McGuirkAssociated Press The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to...

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