Amber, a student at Indiana University South Bend, writes about her research into emotional abuse and the #maybehedoesnthityou hashtag
If he hit me I would leave. The truth is I still wouldn’t have left then. I would rationalize that hitting me would show him how out of hand things were.
I want a divorce. These four words would forever change my life. I blurted them out without even hesitating as I sat in the car.
Discover the facts behind missing children and the scary stories that we hear. How do you protect your child?
Custody courts are to Domestic Violence what General Practitioners are to cancer. Informed but not experts. They miss true reports of abuse.
The Haskell murder, in which a man killed his entire family except for one girl who could flee and call the police, is all the more tragic because we know how to prevent it.
Experts know that batterers use children to further abuse their partners and that abusers sometimes murder their children.
A child runs away from home as a cry for help or a desperate act to protect themselves from abuse. Why do we punish kids for it?
Connecticut established a task force to study minors exposed to domestic violence. Better idea, let’s stop domestic violence.
Judge Gorcyca sent a 9, 10 and 13 year old to juvenile detention after they refused to meet their father. A lesson in the ‘success’ of forced reunification.
How do we stop domestic violence? Read Barry Goldstein’s recently released new book: Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody Vol. II.
Family court systematically destroys good mothers who are battered by their partners or protecting abused children by placing the children in the hands of the abuser
New research from the DOJ found the courts give more importance to discredited alienation theory than domestic violence or child abuse,
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?
Shared parenting is promoted as the ideal situation for divorced parents, under the right conditions it might be, but it is an abuser’s best friend.
A review of Maralee McLean’s book “Prosecuted but not Silenced” that illustrates how America’s family courts typically harm children and good mothers
Family courts must put the health and safety of children first in custody and visitation decisions. The Safe Child Act will ensure they do.
The Safe Child Act has the potential to improve our broken family court system in dramatic ways.
Judges who believe that Parental Alienation Syndrome is a serious issue that harms children are not looking at the research.
The man who murdered Prince McLeod Rams was convicted of domestic violence but the courts gave him access to his son.
While many people are following the Gorcyca case, there is no consequence that she can experience that will fix the harm she caused to the Tsimhoni children
Safe parenting takes a back seat when you are forced into dangerous shared parenting by courts who minimize abuse of women and kids.
The Catholic Church considers abortion an abomination. So why do they spend millions of dollars fighting something that would prevent abortion?
Women and children are often disbelieved in rape cases. Courts hear their truth from abusers. Women and children rarely make false reports.
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.
Why didn’t I leave? I write this is story about how I got into, and then out of, years of domestic violence hell in the hope that it helps others.
The Saunders study was commissioned by the US Department of Justice and showed how children are at risk in family court DV cases.
Like one quarter of American women, I was in a mom in an abusive relationship. When I realized he was abusing my kids I left, and raised my children myself.
3 innocent children sent to jail, compared to Charles Manson and sent for reunification treatment that has been described by some victims as threat therapy