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Keeping your Cool

Summer is here. Temperatures, and tempers, rise. There is nothing wrong with getting angry or frustrated, but how you manage that anger and frustration is very important. Here are some tips about how to keep your cool year-round. read more

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Cardinal Dolan Protects Predator Priests, not Kids

The Rockville Centre diocese is allowing a priest to continue employment despite a police investigation and two pending lawsuits, all related to the priest's alleged sexual abuse of children. This is beyond reckless, and proves the Catholic Church isn't committed to protecting children, despite its lip service. read more

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Your Voices Heard in Albany NY

The Stop Abuse Campaign recently got to present its petition supporting NY's elimination of the Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse to Senator Flannigan's office. Over 27000 people who believe it is more important that New York protects children than rapists had their voices heard. read more

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What Parents Should Know About Child Pornography

Child pornography is something we talk about a lot, but there are many misconceptions and misunderstanding surrounding it. Here is some information about what it is, what it isn't, and how dangerous it is. read more

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Michigan Court’s Tsimhoni Case Requires Evidence Based Reforms

The Tsimhoni case illustrates many systematic problems with the family court system. Judges have too much discretion for interpreting the "best interest of the child" standard, and generally have poor training about domestic violence and child abuse issues. The Safe Child Act would fix these problems. read more

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How Mothers are Destroyed…

When a mother tries to protect her child from an abusive father, she often faces a system that feels it is more important that her child has a relationship with their father than it is for them to escape abuse. If mothers disagree with this, or heaven forbid, disobey the court, they often find themselves stripped of custody. read more

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Why Aren’t We Listening?

We admonish parents to believe children when they say they're abused. It's the right thing to do. But when parents do the right thing, they usually find a system that doesn't believe them. read more

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Human Trafficking Fact and Fiction

Human trafficking is a term we use a lot, but most of us don't understand well. Here are some facts about this crime. read more

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Who is supporting kids?

Statute of Limitations reform in NY may become a reality this year. Please, see who supports this. If your elected officials are on the list, thank them. If they aren't, urge them to support this legislation, and support children. read more

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Not Me

Think child abuse doesn't affect you? Think again. Child abuse is responsible for many of our nation's most expensive and vexing problems, and as such, it truly does affect us all. read more

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The Truth About Bathroom Bills

Leading national experts on child sexual abuse prevention agree that "bathroom bills" like North Carolina's don't protect children from sexual abuse. What's more, by fueling public hysteria rather than fostering education, the bills actually put all children at further risk for sexual abuse. read more

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Pedophiles <3 NY

New York refuses to reform its Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse, making it a haven for pedophiles and sex offenders. Should NY encourage high-earning sex offenders to move into the state and use this new tax base to pay for the damages they cause? Or should they reform the state's Statute of Limitations and ensure that sex offenders aren't above the law? read more

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#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou: Do Not Suffer In Silence

The recent hashtag #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou ignited national conversations about what emotional abuse is and how common it is. The author interviewed the woman who launched the hashtag, and then surveyed people using it to understand the scope and depth of emotional abuse. read more

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