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. We know why, so 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
I had just gotten a phone call from the D.A.’s office the day before letting me know that my rape case before the grand jury had been no-billed
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.
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.
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
I will not be measured and weighed and found wanting. I’m going to be OK as I am, even if what I am is 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.