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?
20 years ago CDC research on childhood trauma, called ACEs, showed survivors lead shorter sicker lifes. Why aren’t we doing anything?
Human trafficking is a complex form of abuse and trauma with complex causes. It happens all over the world, and is a form of modern day slavery.
An interview with the Stop Abuse Campaign’s Melanie Blow about ACEs, addiction, prostitution and child sex abuse laws and policy.
The Stop Abuse Campaign submitted testimony in support of increasing access for Maternal Home Visiting programs in New York on February 7, 2018
What is child neglect? What effect does it have on children? How can we prevent it? Your questions answered.
The Stop Abuse Campaign calls for increased funding for Maternal Home Visiting programs after the murder of Rochester NY boy Jeremiah Mitchell.
Maternal Home Visiting programs are the most effective tool we have for protecting children from trauma. Unfortunately, people don’t know what they are.
A survivor of child sex trafficking talks about the path her trauma drove her down and her goal of helping other survivors heal.
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.
There are so many ways that the system breaks down for abused kids. And so many breakdowns that let kids become abused in the first place
We love write bills that punish drug addicted mothers, but we don’t like to help them
Are you worried your child may be kidnapped? 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.
Testimony in New York State calling for Maternal Home Visiting programs to be broadly available as a way of dramatically reducing abuse and neglect.
Texas court victory for foster care children will not stem the tide of children needing care. Investment in Maternal Home Visiting programs will.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Until New York invests in child abuse prevention we will be plagued with child murders
New York must invest in primary prevention of child abuse in response to the recent report documenting widespread CPS failure in the state
There are lessons that can be learned from Arianna Smyth’s death that would spare other children