Are there early warning signs of domestic violence? What early signs tell the difference between charisma and real character?
Holidays for abuse survivors: it is not your job to swallow the truth elephant just to make your family feel comfortable.
What is Narcissistic Abuse? How can it be characterized? What is the ‘double-message double-bind” that abusers use? What can you do?
Integrate your younger-self into your adult life. An abusive upbringing can make us feel like our young-self is still in our childhood home.
A memoir contains a magical ability to heal. Discover how using a memoir for healing from abuse works? How do you start?
No relationship is perfect, be it familial, a friendship, romantic relationship, or a marriage, yet any of these can be a toxic relationship
When people think of physical abuse they think of black eyes, busted lips, and broken arms or noses. But what if it wasn’t?
Mickey Mantle told his fans, “Don’t be like me.”, hoping to change their lives away from the mistakes that were about to cost him his.
Did you experience food abuse? When a parent has food available and chooses to withhold it from their child it is neglect.
If we’re not supposed to yell, and spanking is no longer an acceptable discipline method, then what are we supposed to do?
Gaslighting is abuse. It is an act of violence, be it domestic violence, workplace, or elsewhere. Know how to recognize and survive it.
Pedophiles on YouTube: while parents are aghast, they don’t seem to realize that YouTube is only a symptom of a larger problem.
20 years ago CDC research on childhood trauma, called ACEs, showed survivors lead shorter sicker lives. Why aren’t we preventing it?
I’m helping my sister get addicted to opioids, because for her, life without coping mechanisms is worse than life with them and she has a lot to cope with.
Why does noone talk about traumatized kids being raised by traumatized parents? Should complex trauma play a role in adoption?
What does it take to stop child abuse? It takes all of us committing ourselves to stopping it. Do you know what to do? Here’s where to start.
Republicans won’t disavow Roy Moore bringing them dangerously close to being the Pro Child Sexual Abuse party. In NY that’s been the case for 10 years
The Stop Abuse Campaign calls for increased funding for Maternal Home Visiting programs after the murder of Rochester NY boy Jeremiah Mitchell.
Bill Cosby joked about being abused as a child, and the punchline was “look how well I turned out”. That argument deserves re-examination.
Testimony in New York State calling for Maternal Home Visiting programs to be broadly available as a way of dramatically reducing abuse and neglect.
Texas court victory for foster care children will not stem the tide of children needing care. Investment in Maternal Home Visiting programs will.
Being a motherless mother is hard, the impact of a mother who has mental illness becomes clear when you become a mother yourself
Here’s what we said in our letter to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges about custody court reform.
It’s time we rethink the act of shaming our children and labeling it discipline. Teaching children to manage anger is best done by modeling it ourselves.
New York must invest in primary prevention of child abuse in response to the recent report documenting widespread CPS failure in the state