“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.
Lydia Cuomo was brutally raped by an off duty NY policeman who was then found not guilty of rape. The Rape is Rape bill will make every rape a rape.
A judge refused a protective order for Zoey Pereira aged 3. Her father burnt her alive. Ten years, and over 650 children murdered in Custody Court Crisis.
Why are judges unaware of the Custody Court Crisis when so many precious children are being harmed and even murdered. Are judges not listening?
What have you got to lose? April 30th is the NO SPANK CHALLENGE – one day to take a break from spanking our children. One day! That’s it.
How can you or I prevent abuse in April? How can we make a difference? We could start with just one small thing each day.
I was supposed to testify as an expert witness to save a child from “The Penis Game” and a mother from a long prison term for trying to protect him.
How do you spot a sex offender? Sex offenders cannot be profiled. There is no specific race, gender, sexual orientation, or education level that defines us.
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?
Why are custody courts such a mess? What constitutional issues do they raise? Who’s to blame when courts fails to protect the best interests of children?
Many survivors open up about their abuse only to find that family reactions are just as painful, if not more so, than the original trauma.
If we’re not supposed to yell, and spanking is no longer an acceptable discipline method, then what are we supposed to do?
The Southern Baptist Church is no exception to being vulnerable to sex-offenders. They are not properly protecting the safety of a child.