Judges, lawyers, and evaluators often minimize domestic violence (DV) by referring to the dispute as “he-said-she-said.” They’re wrong.
Family Court Judge trained in ACE Study Research makes contested custody decision saving a child from an abusive father.
The 2012 Saunders Study found that Domestic Violence Experts would benefit the family courts. Little has changed since.
What is in the best interests of the child? Family Courts make these decisions all the time. How are they doing with children’s lives?
Review showing that higher Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores are associated with a greater risk of juvenile justice system contact.
Ft. Hood is the latest scandal where victims of sexual mistreatment and DV were retraumatized by people supposed to protect them.
Are there early warning signs of domestic violence? What early signs tell the difference between charisma and real character?
How three decades of history are driving family courts throughout the West to make consistently irrational and dangerous decisions.
Holidays for abuse survivors: it is not your job to swallow the truth elephant just to make your family feel comfortable.
Domestic Violence is a gendered crime and we treat it as such. Some people, mostly men, disagree with our approach. Here is our response.
Protective mothers are simply normal and caring mothers who love their children and will do whatever is necessary to protect them.
58,000 children a year are sent for custody or unprotected visitation with dangerous abusers. In 10 years, over 750 were murdered
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
Naysayers fail to understand how requiring the health and safety of children as first priority fundamentally changes the courts’ response.
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.
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.
Family Courts are tilted to favor abusers and harm children. Custody courts are mishandling 95% of abuse cases.
Consent is simply about setting your own boundaries and respecting the boundaries of others. We don’t need complicated contracts or apps to ensure consent; we need a revolution within our culture itself.
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
Ban child sex abuse dolls. Republicans introduced 2 identical bills to ban child sex abuse dolls. Democrats are conspicuous in their absence.
Physical abuse encompasses more than the current widely accepted definition. The intentional infliction of physical pain, even if there is not an accompanying injury requiring medical attention, is still physical abuse.
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.
New York’s rape laws are dangerously out of date. Oral and anal rape is not considered rape in New York. Support this bill now to call a rape a rape.
As we recover from Coronavirus the Quincy Solution will help the economy, reduce domestic violence, and protect children in our family courts #custody
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.
Court professionals, unqualified to recognize and respond to domestic violence, instead joined in abusing one of our Coronavirus heroes.