“An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound
Child Protective Services was established before we understood childhood trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), or how society can manage preventing trauma. Keeping children alive, and stopping further abuse is a low bar. Now we know differently, but mostly we don’t do differently.
The ACE study proves all child abuse is a matter of life and death. 1500 children die directly from abuse every year. Thousands more die from its consequences; suicide, violence and physical illness.
Preventing trauma is possible. Evidence based program investments and legislative changes protect children and save taxpayers money. See below.
Custody Court Crisis: Protective mothers will be sharing experiences and meeting experts at the Battered Mothers Custody Conference in April.
The court’s first duty should be a child’s health and safety but they routinely create shared parenting arrangements that put children in danger.
Evidence provided by Barry Goldstein to the CT hearing. Parental Alienation Syndrome is a debunked theory at the center of the Custody Court Crisis.
20 years ago CDC research on childhood trauma, called ACEs, showed survivors lead shorter sicker lifes. Why aren’t we doing anything?
Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other traumas are rightly proud of overcoming the horrendous mistreatment they have suffered. At the same time, victims of abuse want understanding and support for the enormous harm they have suffered. Survivors are...
For children involved in contested custody cases the answer is a lot more than you think. Both stories involve domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse bill creates an offence of “abusive behaviour. Includes psychological abuse such as coercive control.
There is no time for sexual abuse but there is always a time and place for discussion about child sex abuse prevention with your children.
If you’ve seen the Gillette commercial addressing toxic masculinity, chances are you have an opinion about it. The ad takes a new spin on the decades old Gillette slogan, asking “Is this the best a man can get?” while showing news clips and dramatizations of bullying,...
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Spanking has been a controversial topic in the realm of parenting for some time. Is physical punishment ever justified? What are appropriate measures when it comes to discipline? Reflecting on the foundation and purpose of parental authority as well as on virtues...
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