I grew up in a family where everyone was either sexually abused, was an abuser, or facilitated abuse. And I still like Michael Jackson’s music.
The Southern Baptist Church is no exception to being vulnerable to sex-offenders. They are not properly protecting the safety of a child.
Kathy Picard was pleased when her step father started showing her some special attention; until that attention became twisted and threatening.
New York’s Child Victims Act allows previously lapsed claims to be filed in court, the next issue for victims and survivors is how to access justice.
Offenders are not men in a trench coat. We are members of your family. We are people you know and trust. We are people who have access to your child.
Pedophiles on YouTube: while parents are aghast, they don’t seem to realize that YouTube is only a symptom of a larger problem.
YouTube has deleted more than 400 channels and suspended comments on tens of millions of videos of children as it tries to purge the system of pedophiles.
Stories of clerical child sexual abuse are not limited to the Roman Catholic Church. The Southern Baptist church have a crisis of their own.
New York passed the Child Victims Act making it a safer place for children, better for survivors of child sexual abuse and a worse place for sex offenders.
I came from a really poor household. I pulled my family out of extreme poverty. Then my boss raped me, life fell apart, but I recovered.
Slavery hasn’t ended; today it’s called human trafficking; using force, fraud or coercion for labor or sexual exploitation. Here are facts about it.
The Child Victims Act has languished in the New York State Senate. The horrific report from the Pennsylvania grand jury about rampant sexual abuse and cover-ups by church officials makes it clear that New York must pass a final version of this bill.
The President wouldn’t believe me. I didn’t disclose my abuse after it happened; I disclosed it when I was ready. So did most of his other victims. So what does that say about us?
What does it mean if we let a woman’s disclosure of sexual assault by Judge Kavanaugh keep him from getting to the supreme court? And what does it say about us if we don’t?
It’s important for parents to talk about sexual abuse with children. This blog has tips on how to talk about sexual abuse with children.
Melanie Blow discusses the Catholic church and child sexual abuse following PA Grand Jury report. Over a thousand children sexually abused by priests
An interview with the Stop Abuse Campaign’s Melanie Blow about ACEs, addiction, prostitution and child sex abuse laws and policy.
Wayne Chapman was convicted of abusing 11 children in 3 states, and admitted to molesting 100, but he was nearly released from prison recently .
How did the #METOO movement start, how will it end, and what can we expect from it? Explore the benefits, possible drawbacks and the future of #METOO
Outrage alone doesn’t protect children. Money is needed to combat child abuse, but it never seems to be a budget priority. Why’s that?