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.
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?
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.
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.
Child abuse continues to increase. There are ways to prevent them from doing so. Decreasing child abuse would make the world safer
Why does noone talk about traumatized kids being raised by traumatized parents? Should complex trauma play a role in adoption?
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact our lives from childhood to adulthood. Discover how ACEs affect you.
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?
The Stop Abuse Campaign, along with sponsors of the Child Victims Act and advocates and allies for the bill, presented a petition in support of it.
Trauma informed care is a crucial ingredient to fighting ACEs, one that is commonly missing. What is it, and how do we ensure doctors provide it?
The Stop Abuse Campaign had the privilege of submitting testimony in support of the Child Victims Act that will protect children from sex abuse in New York
Dylan Farrow’s life still includes the injustice that comes with the way we deal with sex abuse. We need to listen to survivors.
Experiencing trauma in childhood is common. Learn about the impact of trauma on children and what some experts are doing to help.
How many children are involved in child sex trafficking in the United States? What can you do to ensure your child doesn’t end up being trafficked?
Statute of limitation reform will help end child sexual abuse. But the Catholic church is fighting against it tooth and nail. Why?
Bill Cosby joked about being abused as a child, and the punchline was “look how well I turned out”. That argument deserves re-examination.
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.
Nicole was being sexaully abused, or groomed for abuse, by the man charged with her murder, David Eisenhauer. RIP Nicole Madison Lovell
Childhood trauma (ACEs) is a taboo, damaging, and all too common. Preventing trauma is possible, the problem is so few people are doing it.
Testimony in New York State calling for Maternal Home Visiting programs to be broadly available as a way of dramatically reducing abuse and neglect.
Connecticut established a task force to study minors exposed to domestic violence. Better idea, let’s stop domestic violence.
I will not be measured and weighed and found wanting. I’m going to be OK as I am, even if I am obese. Find out why I choose to be fat.
Prominent addiction expert says we need to think of addiction as a response to childhood adversity. A ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking.
When judges are doing everything as they’re supposed to, they still harm kids. That’s a problem, but there are solutions. Why aren’t we using them?
New York must invest in primary prevention of child abuse in response to the recent report documenting widespread CPS failure in the state
Every parent’s worst nightmare, choosing the wrong daycare and all that means. Learn what you need to know in order to keep your children safe in daycare
Disbelieving rape reports from women is common. Women will continue to suffer as long as we ignore the research that shows they don’t lie.
We can learn a lot about a child when we ask children to create art, including how they heal from the trauma they have experienced. Drawing life stories.