From an author of one of the leading books on representing the domestic violence survivor. How to find a good Domestic Violence attorney.
The high-conflict divorce approach is designed to help parents have a successful co-parenting relationship. The reality is very different.
This month’s column focuses on how the distribution of ACEs is context-dependent: ACEs vary by space, time, and contextual factors.
Kyra Franchetti did not need to die. Help us pass Kyra’s Law and make a child’s health and safety the top priority in child custody cases.
Should Domestic Violence affect a father’s visitation rights? It should if Family Courts want to protect children from abuse and neglect.
How ACEs affect reproductive trajectories in women who are pregnant, as well as the role of social support in improving birth outcomes.
Kyra’s Law will make a child’s health and safety the top priority in custody cases, rather than the standard “best interest” of the child.
Kaydens Law will fix family courts in Pennsylvania by requiring that the health and safety of children must be the first priority.
Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences. Researchers examined a wide range of health outcomes in kids whose parents were exposed to ACEs.
Hank Aaron died of natural causes when he was 86-years-old. A long life, longer than average life expectancy, but could he have lived longer?
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?
Adverse Childhood Experiences were associated with functional limitations and dementia in two studies of older Japanese adults
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.
Take the ACE Test, benefit from getting your ACE Score and start personal discovery, and better mental, and physical health.
Domestic Violence is a gendered crime and we treat it as such. Some people, mostly men, disagree with our approach. Here is our response.
Maternal depression is linked to poor outcomes and mothers who have experienced ACEs in childhood may be at higher risk of depression.
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
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.