Cardinal Law, who facilitated the sexual abuse of over a thousand children, is now dead. His legacy of intergenerational trauma isn’t.
Many have the choice of attending holiday parties with their child sex abuser, or avoiding family at the holidays. Not an easy choice.
Experiencing trauma in childhood is common. Learn about the impact of trauma on children and what some experts are doing to help.
The holidays tend to be a tough time of year for survivors of child abuse. But some common decency and thoughtfulness can make holiday get togethers fun for everyone.
Comedian Lisa Landry talks to Stop Abuse Campaign’s COO Melanie Blow about child sex abuse and what Pensylvania is doing to stop it.
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?
A disclosure of sexual abuse may mean something different to a parent than it does to a child. So we need to listen. Because when children disclose, and are believed, we’re all healthier.
Title IX guarantees women and girls equal access to education, and protection against sex discrimination, including sexual assault.
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 wasn’t one of personal failure despite societal gifts, but rather one of a person succumbing to his ACE score and the laws of statistics
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.
I want a divorce. These four words would forever change my life. I blurted them out without even hesitating as I sat in the car.
Bill Cosby joked about being abused as a child, and the punchline was “look how well I turned out”. That argument deserves re-examination.
One mother’s story about a small boy, superman, punishment and bruises, tears, and a state that considers it acceptable to harm children.
Mass shootings have become our new norm. Is this new norm because of violent movies and video games? We shouldn’t live in a world of mass shootings
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.
A Georgia school coercing a mother into “letting” her child be paddled in school. This is the way to create, not solve problems
Child trafficking is scary, that doesn’t mean the scary stories we read on line are right. Here’s what parents need to know about child trafficking.
We all say we don’t like sex offenders, but we don’t like protecting kids from them, either
A great life, the consequences of childhood trauma catching up, surviving and then going on to found the Stop Abuse Campaign
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.
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.
Hawaii has introduced a resolution to raise awareness about the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study. The Stop Abuse Campaign urges them to pass it.
Prominent addiction expert says we need to think of addiction as a response to childhood adversity. A ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking.
The Safe Child Act has the potential to improve our broken family court system in dramatic ways.
Parental rights for rapists? Massachusetts amended a domestic violence law to grant parental rights to convicted rapists who impregnate their victims.
Like one quarter of American women, I was in a mom in an abusive relationship. When I realized he was abusing my kids I left, and raised my children myself.
Neglect shapes the brain. Scienceline articles compares the electrical charges inside orphaned and foster children’s brains. Children need love not neglect.