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When a child discloses ab...

When a child discloses abuse

Listen. Believe. React Responsibly. This is the advice we are given when it comes to what to do if a child discloses sexual abuse to us.

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NFL Interview: Why does s...

NFL Interview: Why does she stay?

Melissa Mahler of Pro Player Insiders is joined in this discussion by Andrew Willis, Stop Abuse Campaign; Tony Richardson, former NFL player; Eileen King, Executive Director of Child Justice; and Mildred Muhammad former wife of the infamous DC sniper. In this episode the focus is on the victim’s perspective and answering that often asked question, “Why does she stay?”

RECENT FROM Safe Schools

School Paddling: The Long...

School Paddling: The Long View

Whipping, beating, and paddling of school children: Those who favor it would like us to believe that at some point in the very recent past, the utility of this practice was uncontested. But in fact the controversy over the appropriateness of corporal punishment of children is nearly as old as the written word.

A Safe October

Aside from the standard “bring a flashlight, don’t eat unwrapped candy” variety of October tips, we have a few more to offer for you and your littles to keep this beautiful season beautiful.

A Safe October
posted on: Oct 2, 2014 | author: admin

Part 2: Family court Judges are out o...

This is the second in a series of articles for Daily Kos about the treatment of abused children in the U.S. family court system.

Part 2: Family court Judges are out of control
posted on: Sep 25, 2014 | author: admin

Good news on NFL

Cris Carter believes there is no place in the home for corporal punishment and no place for abusers on an NFL field and in response to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson being indicted in a child injury case, Cris had this to say:

Good news on NFL
posted on: Sep 23, 2014 | author: admin

Protecting Abused Children from the C...

My first job after college was as a crime reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Back then, I had noted that violence inside a family home was hard to write about. I led a team of reporters who investigated how domestic violence was handled by authorities in Fort Worth.

Protecting Abused Children from the Court System
posted on: Sep 23, 2014 | author: admin
It’s not about the steak!

It’s not about the steak!

posted on: Sep 22, 2014 | author: admin

If you could have read my mind at the moment I read that, you would have heard it screaming, “It’s not about the steak!!!!!!!!” In my view, the reason that man beat his partner had nothing to do with the way she cooked his steak, and it had everything to do with power and control.

Little Children

Little Children

posted on: Sep 22, 2014 | author: admin

Our present level of illness is based on our long tolerance for domestic violence and child abuse. This means that the ACE research provides a glorious opportunity to substantially reduce many common and awful diseases that ruin and shorten so many lives. It is truly a major medical breakthrough that has the potential to transform our lives.

Guilty As Charged

Guilty As Charged

posted on: Sep 21, 2014 | author: admin

Trials for children killed by abuse come and go – there are about 1600 of them each year in the United States, and there have been a startling number of them in Erie County NY in the last three years. Some result in convictions, some don’t. But with Eain Brooks, the community’s message of stopping child abuse will continue after the court room clears.

Shedding light on a dark spot

Shedding light on a dark spot

posted on: Sep 20, 2014 | author: admin

I am the artistic director of the global grassroots theatre company, Price of Silence. We strive to bring courage to women to stand up and shout out for real change. On stage we bring to life the violence that women face all over the world for our audience to live and breathe activism in action.

Ray Rice – The Child Of An Adrian Peterson

Ray Rice – The Child Of An Adrian Peterson

posted on: Sep 17, 2014 | author: admin

For those who are familiar with my story, you know that I am intimately familiar with how it feels to lose a child. I also know the pain of learning that your child was murdered as the result of a horribly abusive incident. I simply cannot understand how a man whose child was murdered in this violent way can justify raising his hand to another one of his children. As I read more and more about the story, I felt as though I had entered some strange alternate reality. I couldn’t believe how bold this man was to believe he would not have to face the law after what he did.

Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell

posted on: Sep 17, 2014 | author: admin

The attack on his partner by Ray Rice has probably drawn more media coverage than any domestic violence story since O. J. Simpson. Ray Rice and Roger Goodell have been severely criticized for their actions and in fairness they would be the first ones to agree that their actions were wrong.

Yes, you can hit my child

Yes, you can hit my child

posted on: Sep 16, 2014 | author: admin

The Darlington County School District policy permits administrators to paddle students with permission from the child’s parent or guardian.

Where’s The Line?

Where’s The Line?

posted on: Sep 14, 2014 | author: admin

Adrian Peterson hit the headlines as a dad, just disciplining his child in the same way he had been disciplined as a child. His father spanked him with a switch. He continued that tradition of “discipline” by spanking his own children with a switch “when necessary.” The problem is, this is not discipline, it is abuse. When we hit our children, it tends to escalate into a little more and a little more until that tiny smack has one day become a beating, and we have no idea how or why we got there.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

posted on: Sep 11, 2014 | author: admin

Wonder why Janay Palmer Rice doesn’t leave? When most people think of domestic violence, they think of one partner hitting another, and they wonder why the victim stays. It’s very hard to understand the control, the fear, the millions of wounds to the soul that allow the abuser to control their victim’s body. Today’s guest author provides an intimate, powerful picture of just that with this piece, excerpted from her upcoming book. Misunderstanding domestic violence costs lives- whether it’s judges, police, neighbors, friends or family, not understanding this issue that affects ⅓ of all American women at some point in their life allows it to continue. Thank you to today’s guest author for using your courage to help break the cycle.

Childhood Journey

Childhood Journey

posted on: Sep 10, 2014 | author: admin

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Connecting the dots of chaos

Connecting the dots of chaos

posted on: Sep 10, 2014 | author: admin

There is a mathematical theory based in fractal geometry called “Chaos Theory”. At its most simplistic level, it says that if you look long enough and carefully at what looks like total chaos, patterns begin to emerge. This is exactly how I help my clients in coping with their court cases against an abuser.

Cutting NJ Deficits

Cutting NJ Deficits

posted on: Sep 9, 2014 | author: admin

THE FAILURE of Governor Christie and Democratic legislative leaders to find a constructive solution for the long- and short-term budget shortfalls led to our credit rating being downgraded, which will in turn exacerbate the problems with higher interest payments. We desperately need a solution that is politically feasible and realistic. The United States spends more than one trillion dollars annually as an unintended subsidy for domestic abusers. Implementation of best practices to prevent domestic violence would quickly save $500 billion annually.

Ray Rice Terminated

Ray Rice Terminated

posted on: Sep 8, 2014 | author: admin

Today we are asking that people who never want to see a video like the one below please contact the NFL and ask them to take the pledge to end domestic violence.

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