We hear the expression. “blaming the victim,” but do we really know what victim blaming means? Or why we blame victims?
Do you know ‘The Hate U Give’? It has an important message in the acronym “THUG LIFE.” The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone.
20 years ago CDC research on childhood trauma, called ACEs, showed survivors lead shorter sicker lifes. Why aren’t we doing anything?
I came from a really poor household. I pulled my family out of extreme poverty. Then my boss raped me, it fell apart, but I recovered.
Human trafficking is a complex form of abuse and trauma with complex causes. It happens all over the world, and is a form of modern day slavery.
A Rochester man is facing manslaughter charges related to the death of his nine-month-old daughter
The high cost of fighting for your child. What does protecting your child from a partner who wants to hurt you and them cost? Time, energy… and a lot of money
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.
There are women therapists and women therapists who embrace feminist theory. Meet one expert who thinks the time has come for feminist counseling
An interview with the Stop Abuse Campaign’s Melanie Blow about ACEs, addiction, prostitution and child sex abuse laws and policy.
The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences has an impact in our lives from childhood to adulthood. Aces include events such as psychological (emotional), physical, or sexual abuse
98% of women in abusive relationships do not to leave due to a lack of money. Abuse does not stop there because the children are also in harm’s way.
The Turpin “house of horrors” shocked the nation. How did it go unnoticed? We’re all good at ignoring signs of child abuse.
Is your partner sabotaging your mental health or causing you to relapse into substance abuse? You’re not alone, but you need to understand what it means.
Experiencing trauma in childhood is common. Learn about the impact of trauma on children and what some experts are doing to help.
The holidays tend to be a tough time of year for survivors of child abuse. But some common decency and thoughtfulness can make holiday get togethers fun for everyone.
PTSD can be treated with medication, but taking pills for long periods can cause more problems.There are safer, natural ways for people to deal with PTSD.
A disclosure of sexual abuse may mean something different to a parent than it does to a child. So we need to listen. Because when children disclose, and are believed, we’re all healthier.
Researchers are discovering that early childhood stress, like abuse and neglect, can smolder beneath the skin, harming kids’ brains and other body systems.
Middle aged white men are dying, en masse from “diseases of despair” like suicide and overdose. We know why, so what are we doing to prevent it?
New DOJ research shows family courts across the US are more worried about upsetting abusive fathers than they are about protecting vulnerable children.