Welcome to our Family Court Custody Crisis blog.
What experts see as Domestic Violence cases Courts treat as High Conflict cases. Most divorces typically settle without a trial, but in some 3.8% of cases, where parents are fighting over custody and visitation of their children, you’ll almost inevitably find Domestic Violence or Coercive Control.
America’s Custody Courts are failing to protect America’s children’s health and safety because they are not considering crucial scientific research and often relying on the wrong experts.
These are the cases the courts get wrong; most of the time. These are the children the Safe Child Act protects.
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Can neurofeedback help in healing from childhood trauma and PTSD? Read on to learn more about one of the science-backed ways to overcome ACEs.
Are we going to shield our children by buying them war equipment for another school shooting or do something about gun safety policies in the US?
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? What is your answer to this question? Lala Fogarty provides a surprising answer that will help break the cycle of abuse.
Gun violence plays a significant role in children’s lives, and we know that childhood trauma is a major contributor to most violence.
Crime is a complex issue. Protecting children from Adverse Childhood Experiences prevents crime and strengthens communities.
National Known Justice Leader Howard Spivak brings decades of experience to help prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Preventing suicide means preventing the pain that leads to it. When we do this, we will make real progress in reducing suicide in 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 key American problem. It’s also one least understood. What causes homelessness? How do we solve this problem as a society?
Former Director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Linda Degutis brings decades of experience to Board Chair.
Drug abuse is one of the worst issues in America. its effects are horrendous, but its root causes are more complex than everyone assumes.
Why seeing Jeffrey Epstein’s list of clients will not prevent child sexual abuse, but addressing your own biases will.
Do MHV Programs really work? In this article, we explore the Maternal Home Visiting program results, benefits, and necessary steps to keep them going.
What is the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV programs) and how important it is in saving our future?
1 in 10 US babies is addicted to a substance and off to a lousy start. How to help mothers with substance use disorders and their babies?
Sexual abuse survivor starts their own non-profit, One Life One Heart International, to help survivors with their healing and empowerment.
A sharp increase in anti-LGBTQ legislation with almost half targeting transgender people. States introduced a record of 238 bills in 2022.
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.
A Survivor Story of a traumatic childhood, a life of consequences, and a grandfather who has healed from the monsters he might awake.
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?
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 rates among LGBTQ youth are shocking and require our immediate attention. Learn more about the risks and how you can help prevent it.
Our Survivor Story this week. A tale of abuse, addiction, and recovery through healing the inner child, but above all, a story of hope.
A lot of politicized misinformation is being touted about gender-affirming healthcare. Here are the reasons we’re opposing banning it.
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How do we prevent more school shootings? What do the experts know about school shootings, gun violence, children, and ACEs?
Our survivor story features surviving low self-esteem. Discovering what you want to do with your life, and moving on to happiness.
Have you ever felt you can’t shake negative thoughts and the stresses of the world are too much? We discuss depression symptoms, causes, and therapy.
Do you know when to talk to your children about sexual abuse? Because knowing when is knowing how to protect them from sexual abuse.
Our Survivor Story this week. A tale of abuse, addiction, and recovery through healing the inner child, but above all, a story of hope.
Why would someone not seek help for a mental health issue? Societal mental health stigma is the answer. How to prevent it and help people?
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?
The Stop Abuse Campaign founder’s survivor story uncovers why -and how- suicide prevention must be one of America’s mental health priorities.
Keeping our children safe means opening the lines of communication about their boundaries. How to talk to your child about sexual abuse?
If you feel fear, dread, or are overwhelmed, making your life difficult, you may have anxiety. We discuss anxiety symptoms, causes, relation to ACEs, and treatment.
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, aiding mental health. We explore what it really is, how to meditate, and what are its benefits, types, and purpose.
May is mental health awareness month. In this article, we talk about what mental health is, why it’s important, how it relates to ACEs, and how you can help.
TRIGGER WARNING: Brave DV survivor tells her story. It starts with a father who hit her mother with a sledgehammer, but it doesn’t end there.
In a house with impressionable children, the untreated parental mental illness has serious consequences for children’s development. How can we prevent this ACE?
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.
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?
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?
An abuse survivor with the 10 ACE score tells her story about her journey into fully loving herself by grounding with yoga and mindfulness.
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?
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?
A survivor story of surviving child abuse, growing up in a Catholic orphanage and turning it into a life purpose of healing others.
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.
The world is shocked at Will Smith slapping Chris Rock. An abuse survivor’s take on it urges us to question our own responsibility in abuse collectively.
Having an incarcerated household member is an ACE, Adverse Childhood Experience, that can have lasting consequences into adulthood. How to help?
A survivor story called Denormalizing child abuse shows how while abuse can become normal to a child, child abuse is never normal.
What is childhood emotional abuse? Learn about this ACE, its life-long consequences, ways to prevent it, heal it, and help someone affected.
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.
A survivor story called Raised By Predators is about surviving child sexual abuse and then healing from it.
There’s one correlation of heart disease that you may have never considered. What’s the link between childhood trauma and heart disease?
Thinking of getting into therapy? It’s essential to know your options. We discuss the common types of therapy, therapists, and counselors.
Therapy can truly change your life, but choosing a therapist can be a daunting task. How to choose a therapist fit to your specific needs?
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can negatively impact your life into adulthood. How to heal from ACEs and childhood trauma? Read on.
Self-parenting for abuse survivors is an important healing process for your inner child that will move you towards a better future.
Understanding the connection between ACEs and suicide can help you see the warning signs and may ultimately save someone’s life.
We discuss ACEs and school performance. ACEs may affect outcomes in adulthood through disrupted neurodevelopment
The online predator’s target is a vulnerable child. Protecting children from online predators is the responsibility of all of us.
In this Research Roundup Summer 2021 edition, we’re addressing the recall bias in measuring ACEs in many ACEs studies.
You may be surprised by these five ways in which surviving child abuse is much like training for the Olympics.
We discuss ACEs score strengths, limitations, and misapplications to determine how we can best use and interpret the ACEs test and framework.
Does the timing of ACEs exposure matter and how? We discuss this topic in our Research Roundup May 2021 edition.
ACEs patterns and their impact. Different ACEs can be grouped in meaningful ways, and different ACEs have different risks in later life.
Are you the Cinderella or a stepsister in your family’s story of generational abuse? How will you pass on the generational abuse torch?
This month’s column focuses on how the distribution of ACEs is context-dependent: ACEs vary by space, time, and contextual factors.
How ACEs affect reproductive trajectories in women who are pregnant, as well as the role of social support in improving birth outcomes.
Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences. Researchers examined a wide range of health outcomes in kids whose parents were exposed to ACEs.
Review showing that higher Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores are associated with a greater risk of juvenile justice system contact.
In a two-part series with the ACECC Journal, we will discuss prenatal non-physical abuse and the long-term effects on children.
Adverse Childhood Experiences were associated with functional limitations and dementia in two studies of older Japanese adults
Holidays for abuse survivors: it is not your job to swallow the truth elephant just to make your family feel comfortable.
Take the ACE Test, benefit from getting your ACE Score and start personal discovery, and better mental, and physical health.
Maternal depression is linked to poor outcomes and mothers who have experienced ACEs in childhood may be at higher risk of depression.
What is Narcissistic Abuse? How can it be characterized? What is the ‘double-message double-bind” that abusers use? What can you do?
Stop Abuse Campaign remarks about the tragic death of Kenneth Wayne Mason
Suffering kept silent is a heavy-weight on the soul but sharing the burden of pain with your community can be difficult if they don’t want to hear.
The world breaks everyone and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”— Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms. Broken doesn’t mean beyond repair.
Healing from scandal and abuse is good. But healing necessitates acknowledging the injury. You can’t heal from a wound that is never treated.
Integrate your younger-self into your adult life. An abusive upbringing can make us feel like our young-self is still in our childhood home.
Your friend has just told you that they have been sexually assaulted, abused, stalked or raped and you want to support them but you’re not sure what they need. Maybe it happened to them decades ago, in childhood, or maybe it was as recent as today. You want to help your friend in any way you can. Situations may vary, but here are 5 tips for friends of survivors.
Having anxiety is difficult to explain to people. Sometimes, you feel like everything is falling into place, and the next, your world feels like it’s crashing down on you. Stress, feelings of neglect, worries about the future, all of these can combine into an anxiety episode or attack.
The word “consent” gets thrown around as if everyone understands it. The basics are easy, but the nuances of consent can get complicated.
Consent matters. Set your own boundaries and respect the boundaries of others. We don’t need complicated contracts, we need a revolution.
A memoir contains a magical ability to heal. Discover how using a memoir for healing from abuse works? How do you start?
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
No relationship is perfect, be it familial, a friendship, romantic relationship, or a marriage, yet any of these can be a toxic relationship
Using these rape kits, evidence can be collected from a crime scene and when it comes to assault, that crime scene is the survivor’s body.
When people think of physical abuse they think of black eyes, busted lips, and broken arms or noses. But what if it wasn’t?
Did you experience food abuse? When a parent has food available and chooses to withhold it from their child it is neglect.
Abuse Survivors and Our Bodies. Did you suffer child abuse? If so. you may care about yourself less because you think nobody cares about you.
No matter how much one breaks the cycle of abuse, it can’t magically and retroactively change the leaves and branches of one’s family tree.
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?
Victims of racism or abuse have a lot in common. Azure Moyna shares the greatest gift you can give someone who has been abused or mistreated.
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How to lose the language of abuse and achieve the miracle of actually being able to think in the new language. Emotional language is everything.
Are you a victim of abusive parenting and now a parent yourself? Wonder how to break the cycle of abusive parenting? Here are some ways.
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.
Trusting someone with your story of abuse is a huge hurdle to overcome if you have been sexually abused. You need a sexual abuse co-pilot.
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.
Society has ranked types of abuse in a hierarchy it considers most to least bad, and even buckets abuse into legitimate and illegitimate categories.
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.
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 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.
It’s important for survivors and victims of abuse to have allies. A friend when going through a rough time. Do you know how to be an ally?
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.
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 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 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’s Maternal Home Visiting Programs protect children from Adverse Childhood Experiences like abuse and neglect. Why do we invest so little in them?
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.
If we’re not supposed to yell, and spanking is no longer an acceptable discipline method, then what are we supposed to do?
Gaslighting is abuse. It is an act of violence, be it domestic violence, workplace, or elsewhere. Know how to recognize and survive it.
It’s difficult to recover from ACEs, but it can done. This blog gives eight useful tips to recover from ACEs allowing people to go through life with ease.
Offenders are not men in a trench coat. We are members of your family. We are people you know and trust. We are people who have access to your child.
Pedophiles on YouTube: while parents are aghast, they don’t seem to realize that YouTube is only a symptom of a larger problem.
Child abuse continues to increase. There are ways to prevent them from doing so. Decreasing child abuse would make the world safer
20 years ago CDC research on childhood trauma, called ACEs, showed survivors lead shorter sicker lives. Why aren’t we preventing it?
Zen talk and trauma. Does it help? Airing Saturday, January 19, at 11 AM Pacific Time, Available after through the archive at www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways. Is Buddhism a philosophy? A religion? A way of life? Well, yes and no. But the bigger...
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...
Understanding the steps of sexual grooming can help parents protect their children. Child molesters use grooming in preparation for committing sexual abuse.
Four decades after domestic violence first became a public issue our courts still don’t understand why men abuse women. That’s dangerous for children.
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...
US researchers have found early intervention can help prevent negative childhood experiences in infancy turning into long-term health risks.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adults caring for children use “healthy forms of discipline.” Read about alternatives to spanking.
Author:Donna Vickroy If the horror stories shared through the #MeToo movement, the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the Catholic church scandal and the Bill Cosby trial have you pondering the extent of sexual abuse and assault in this country, consider that what...
I came from a really poor household. I pulled my family out of extreme poverty. Then my boss raped me, life fell apart, but I recovered.
Slavery hasn’t ended; today it’s called human trafficking; using force, fraud or coercion for labor or sexual exploitation. Here are facts about it.
Countries that ban the smacking of children appear to be safer for young people to grow up in, according to research revealing that fighting between youths – particularly females – is less common where corporal punishment has been outlawed. Experts say the study adds...
The President wouldn’t believe me. I didn’t disclose my abuse after it happened; I disclosed it when I was ready. So did most of his other victims. So what does that say about us?
It’s important for parents to talk about sexual abuse with children. This blog has tips on how to talk about sexual abuse with children.
An interview with the Stop Abuse Campaign’s Melanie Blow about ACEs, addiction, prostitution and child sex abuse laws and policy.
Bullying is a reality in many children’s lives. But there are things parents can teach their kids to empower them that don’t involve violence.
Some abused children become sullen and depressed, others turn to aggression becoming the exact same thing they fear; a bully.
What does it take to stop child abuse? It takes all of us committing ourselves to stopping it. Do you know what to do? Here’s where to start.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact our lives from childhood to adulthood. Discover how ACEs affect you.
Outrage alone doesn’t protect children. Money is needed to combat child abuse, but it never seems to be a budget priority. Why’s that?
Bullying is related to, and similar to, child abuse in some surprising ways. Here’s what you need to know!
If a child discloses sexual abuse to you, it could change both of your lives. But a little knowledge can make you into the person an abused child needs.
Spanking teaches kids lessons, but are they the lessons most parents want their kids to learn. Try giving it up spanking for just one day.
Butterflies and other signals pedophiles supposedly identify themselves with and use to express the sex of children they are interested in.
Is there anything wrong with telling kids about an imaginary Easter Bunny and asking them to sit in his lap? Let’s think about it.
It can be fun to sharing on social media details of our kids’ lives. Is it the right thing to do? What does it teach our kids about boundaries and consent?
New York’s children deserve to be protected from trauma by home visiting programs like Healthy Families NY. Good for kids. Good for taxpayers.
The Turpin “house of horrors” shocked the nation. How did it go unnoticed? We’re all good at ignoring signs of child abuse.
Neglect impacts children. Children that are neglected can find life can be a battle to survive. Neglect is a failure to handle children with proper care.
Depression is a serious illness, and there are things we don’t entirely understand about it. But the good news is that it can be overcome.
Is the world of the Protestant churches teetering on the edge of a sex abuse scandal similar to the one that had rocked the Catholic Church?
Life is stressful. Here are some situations to avoid and some remedies to keep you stress-free. They then live happy and healthy
Be a helper to make the world a safer place for people to live in. Be a helper to put smiles on people’s faces. These are easy tasks that don’t cost much.
There are simple things you can do that will make a big difference in your ability to make big life changes in 2018- or any time.
Part of the problem of sexual misconduct in men is we excuse certain behaviors from our male children by repeating a long held mantra, “boys will be boys.”
Holiday gatherings put children at risk of sexual abuse. We don’t need to avoid them, we need to learn to focus on safety during the holidays.
Many have the choice of attending holiday parties with their child sex abuser, or avoiding family at the holidays. Not an easy choice.
I like Santa Claus, don’t you? But I don’t like lying, I don’t like secrets and I don’t like forcing kids to sit on someone’s knee.
Another holiday season; shopping, gift-giving, celebrating, eating and decorating, but also the abuse that impacts our country during the holiday season.
How many Christmas presents have you bought this year? How many have you received? The best present we can give to anyone who has been abused is presence.
It’s important to keep calm and holiday on when you’re around a large group of family and friends. This blog post gives tips to keep calm and holiday on.
The holidays tend to be a tough time of year for survivors of child abuse. But common decency and thoughtfulness can help you survive the holidays.
During the seasonal period, people have many tasks. Trying to get to get these tasks done can create holiday stress. Here are tips to handle holiday stress.
The holiday season fast approaches. How about some tips for keeping our littles safe from child predators this holiday season?
Therapy similar to acupuncture and acupressure gives people a release from chronic pain, emotional problems, addictions, PTSD, and physical diseases.
Ignorance may be bliss, that’s true, but not with child sexual abuse. Ignorance is risky behavior. What you don’t know could hurt you, or your children.
How many children are involved in child sex trafficking in the United States? What can you do to ensure your child doesn’t end up being trafficked?
How do we protect children from ACEs? Maternal Home Visiting Services are the most effective tool for protecting children from trauma.
Halloween is when parents worry about children abducted by pedophiles while they trick-or-treat, despite experts saying that doesn’t happen.
PTSD can be treated with medication, but taking pills for long periods can cause more problems.There are safer, natural ways for people to deal with PTSD.
Children don’t have the tools to protect themselves from sexual abuse because their parents are often afraid to learn the facts about it.
Seat belts and bike helmets keep kids safe; but our kids are more likely to suffer sex abuse, do you know how to protect your children from that?
A sex trafficking survivor talks about the path her trauma drove her down and her goal of helping other survivors heal.
If your child has been sexually violated, the word ‘disclosure’ takes on a horrifying meaning, what you do next can make or break your child’s future.
An unwanted baby was found in a garbage bag in the very city where the Maternal Home Visiting program that could have saved her was invented.
Sending your kids to school, or back to school, means understanding how to protect them from sexual abuse while in school.
Vanity Fair reports Angelina Jolie did something horrible in her casting of child actors for an a movie. We all should take a stand.
Researchers discovered early childhood stress, like abuse and neglect, can smolder, harming kids’ brains and other body systems.
Middle-aged white men are dying, en masse from “diseases of despair” like suicide and overdose. What are we doing to prevent it?
Kurt Cobain’s story isn’t one of personal failure, but one of a person succumbing to his ACE score and the laws of statistics.
No mom is perfect, so stop mom shaming. Focus on ways to prevent child abuse. Preventing child abuse shows the importance of children. Stop mom shaming now!
What every parent needs to know about child pornography and what it means to their family. The answers to 10 good questions.
North Carolina’s infamous “bathroom bill” makes life worse for transgendered children and doesn’t protect anyone
Starting over after my rape case meant saying goodbye to the things that hurt. For me starting over meant getting rid of your damn mattress.
If he hit me I would leave. The truth is I still wouldn’t have left then. I would rationalize that hitting me would show him how out of hand things were.
Is your child being bullied; or worse, a bully? The best way to stop bullying is to lead by example. Stop acting like a bully yourself.
Penn State is back in the news, making now a good time to remember exactly what happened there
Summertime children are protected by the sun but what about sexual abuse? Here are tips to protect children from sexual abuse.
A 12 year old girl reports that her mother is starving her. Parenting classes won’t fix that but maternal home visiting programs will. If we fund them.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month; beware not all programs that claim to be about rape prevention actually deliver.
We love to write bills that punish cocaine-addicted mothers, but we don’t like to help them. Should we punish bad mothers?
Bill Cosby joked about being abused as a child, and the punchline was “look how well I turned out”. That argument deserves re-examination.
It’s child sex abuse month.There are things about being a sex abuse survivor that most people don’t know, but everyone should learn.
Mass shootings become our new normal. Is this new normal because of violent movies and video games? Can we prevent mass shootings in the US?
Discover the facts behind missing children and the scary stories that we hear. How do you protect your child?
They break, you know. These children we leave behind. Foster care kids have high Adverse Childhood Experience scores. Like all children they thrive on love.
What if the abuser is a child. About 40% of child sexual abuse is committed by minors. Some are 17 years old. But some are very young children.
A Georgia school coercing a mother into “letting” her child be paddled in school. This is the way to create, not solve problems
It’s never easy to talk about being raped. It’s never easy to use words like “incest” and “victim” about yourself. I still do it, and I have my reasons why.
Our understanding of mental illness changed over the time, but it keeps going back to childhood experiences. The ACE study solidified that.
All children need to learn a lesson through experience, but they shouldn’t go through painful corporal punishment. A lesson should shine in a positive light.
When we are angry, we are not powerful. We are pleading for power. We are feeling powerless, not powerful. Anger isn’t bad or wrong – just inefficient.
Do you know how to protect your child from sex abuse? You won’t really know unless you understand the facts. Knowledge is power after all.
We all say we don’t like sex offenders, but we don’t like protecting kids from them, either
Judging others is something I do when I’m afraid to love, when I can’t accept love because I can’t accept myself. When we accept others we accept ourselves.
Rape will never end until we stop judging rape victims, start believing them, and stop criticizing their supporters. We can do it.
A great life, the consequences of childhood trauma catching up, surviving and then going on to found the Stop Abuse Campaign
Six year old’s body shame. Even when they’ve been taught not to. That’s a problem, and there are things you as parents can do about that.
Testimony in New York State calling for Maternal Home Visiting programs to be broadly available as a way of dramatically reducing abuse and neglect.
As a parent, it may be hard to keep your cool with some of the thing’s children do. You may feel like your about to lose it. Here are tips to keep your cool.
Recovering from sexual abuse can be difficult. A parents role in their child’s recovery sets the tone for a path of healing or not.
Bystander intervention helps prevent abuse before it happens and helps to set a precedent for what is acceptable behavior and what is not.
Feeling happy, content, comfortable or satisfied when things go well? What determines whether you feel good or bad? Control over our feelings and responses.
There are a lot of things parents can do to prevent their children from being sexually abused. They all start with understanding more about sexual abuse.
What do you do if your child says they were sexually abused. There are things you can say that will make a huge difference. Starting with “I believe you.”
A teacher was fired for sexual abuse with students. No teacher should put students through sexual abuse. If one does, he or she should be fired
It’s important for parents to protect children from sexual abuse. Educating children about the topic gives the tools to protect them.
What happens when survivors put themselves and their own self-care first? They become healthier and stronger, and so do those around them.
Opioids: a tiny addict is born every 19 minutes. Maternal home visiting programs protect children better than foster care but we’re not using them.
We’re shocked by stories of children murdered and horribly abused, but don’t spend enough to protect children through Maternal Home Visiting programs.
Despite all the hand wringing, web TV series “13 Reasons Why” isn’t as scary or bad as some are saying. At least we’re talking about teen suicide.
What happens when we punish kids for speaking out about abuse? We teach them some unintended lessons
Those of us who were abused as children have lived with closed hearts. We were not given the chance to open our hearts and show our feelings.
The man who raped me is dead. The start of an emotional roller coaster. Because every day we are surviving…even the day our rapist dies.
Looking at my father I didn’t see the man who lay on my bedroom floor to protect me from the monsters in my dreams. I saw the monster. And I forgave him.
Being a motherless mother is hard, the impact of a mother who has mental illness becomes clear when you become a mother yourself
There is no evidence that beating kids in school does any good. There is plenty of evidence that it does a lot of harm. So why does it persist?
I learned not to ask for help. I had to be strong, Never rely on other people. If you need other people then maybe you’re nothing.
Jackie McCullough recovered from years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Here she shares some suggestions so you can do the same.
I will not be measured and weighed and found wanting. I’m going to be OK as I am, even if I am obese. Find out why I choose to be fat.
New York City is dealing with a rash of murdered children. In the midst of finger-pointing, no one is talking about the one real solution to the problem.