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I remember…

I remember…

Reminisce, reminisce ….and it goes like this A survivor’s story by Dave Hinchliffe I remember...

I remember…

Reminisce, reminisce ….and it goes like this A survivor’s story by Dave Hinchliffe I remember demolition derby...

I remember…
posted on: Jul 10, 2014 | author: admin

When Domestic Violence Escalates

When Domestic Violence Escalates Rebecka Vigus April 10, 2013 – Detroit, Michigan often referred to as ‘Murder...

posted on: Jul 7, 2014 | author: admin

Keeping children safe for the summer ...

  When we think of 4th of July safety, we might typically think of making sure our littles are safe from the...

Keeping children safe for the summer and beyond
posted on: Jul 3, 2014 | author: admin

Are You A Believer?

That is the question. Do you believe that all abuse is interconnected? Do you believe, whether we are victim, perpetrator, or merely part of a ripple of the effects that come from abuse, that abuse impacts us all? Do you believe that the economic cost of abuse, nearly $500 billion a year, is far less than the emotional cost? Would you, could you believe a child who disclosed abuse to you?

Are You A Believer?
posted on: Jun 21, 2014 | author: admin
Dishonest Court

Dishonest Court

posted on: Jun 20, 2014 | author: admin

On Wednesday we published a story from the Marin County Courts. Here’s the follow up that we promised. Complaint Filed Against Marin County Superior Court Family Law Judge Bev Wood & Court CEO Kim Turner for Evidence Tampering.

Evidence Destroyed

Evidence Destroyed

posted on: Jun 18, 2014 | author: admin

We’re told there may be new news on this story. Marin Family Court awaited the results of a state-ordered audit of its family law processes, local court watchdog groups gathered outside the Marin County Civic Center to protest the court’s destruction of child-custody files in autumn of 2009.

Four Days Left

Four Days Left

posted on: Jun 16, 2014 | author: admin

There are only four days until the end of New York’s legislative session.
The Child Victims Act and the Rape is Rape Bill have not had a vote in either house. We have four days to remind our elected officials that we think people who rape children deserve consequences, and adult survivors of child rape deserve their day in court. Don’t these bills at least deserve a vote? Don’t our children deserve a vote?

Sexist Violence

Sexist Violence

posted on: Jun 16, 2014 | author: admin

Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times columnist recently wrote a really useful column about sexism that makes it easier to understand and supports many of the points I have made in my next book, The Quincy Solution: Stop Domestic Violence and Save $500 Billion. His column is particularly helpful because sexism is routinely misunderstood. Sexism is critical to understanding domestic violence because it is the cause of men’s abuse of wives and girl-friends.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

posted on: Jun 15, 2014 | author: admin

Fathers. We all have them. They come in many colors, sizes, types and varieties. Many are good. I want to honor those good ones today.
The good father I have in mind is my son-in-law who taught me what a good father looks like.

Idle Chatter

Idle Chatter

posted on: Jun 12, 2014 | author: admin

Urged not to get complacent on clergy sexual abuse of minors, the nation’s Catholic bishops spoke little of holding one another accountable for failures in protecting children at their annual spring meeting.

Raping Kids

Raping Kids

posted on: Jun 12, 2014 | author: admin

When is raping a child not a serious crime? I’ll give you a hint- this isn’t a joke about Archbishop Robert J. Carlson. In New York, sexually abusing a child isn’t a serious crime with serious penalties if money changes hands. If it does, prosecutors have the option of prosecuting the rape as prostitution, and someone who made the choice to sexually abuse a child is spared serious consequences- they do not become a registered sex offender, and they face little if any jail time.

Father Arrested

Father Arrested

posted on: Jun 10, 2014 | author: admin

What began as a father joining his daughter for lunch in her school cafeteria ended in an arrest. On April 9, 2014, according to reports, Danny Pedalino’s daughter pointed out several students that she claimed had been bullying her at Hammett Bowen Elementary in Marion County, Florida. Pedalino claims that he could see the students at the lunch table pointing and laughing at his own deformity. He barely has use of one of his hands because he was born with only 2 fingers on his right hand. Pedalino claimed that the students stood up, pointed, and made fun of him and his daughter during their entire lunchtime together.

Rape A Crime?

Rape A Crime?

posted on: Jun 10, 2014 | author: admin

Today is the start of our last trip to Albany for this legislative season. We’ll be meeting with legislators to discuss how we can prevent children being raped. Important stuff. Strangely, unbelievably even, the people we meet who oppose the bill are wolves in priests’ clothing. Read on, it’s an incredible story.

Deadly Escalation

Deadly Escalation

posted on: Jun 10, 2014 | author: admin

April 10, 2013 – Detroit, Michigan often referred to as ‘Murder City’ is rocked by the deaths of three women.
Lucinda Bailey’s husband apparently stabbed her to death before taking his own life. He was found in his burning truck.
Lorian Joy Handy was shot multiple times in her home before her husband shot himself.
Sharita Williams was believed to have been shot at work before her ex-boyfriend set the office building on fire.
Three families are asking left asking why.

Spanking kids

Spanking kids

posted on: Jun 9, 2014 | author: admin

When we discuss spanking we often get the reaction that there is a difference between spanking and abuse. We agree with that. In most states it is perfectly legal to spank your child. This doesn’t make it good for children nor does it stop it from being abusive. We’re not seeking to judge we are seeking to educate. Spanking your children, even with love, actually especially with love, causes long term harm. There are better ways.
We like the way this article on Vox explains it.

R.I.P. Tierra Morgan-Glover

R.I.P. Tierra Morgan-Glover

posted on: Jun 9, 2014 | author: admin

No judge wants to hurt children but they will continue to do so as long as the outdated and discredited practices remain and the court system fails to use current research and genuine experts to make children safer.

New York Murder

New York Murder

posted on: Jun 4, 2014 | author: admin

A New York Daily News headline on March 20, 2014 read, “Husband beat, strangled wife to death, then hid body in vacant house.” New Contributor Ida Centineo asks was this murder preventable?

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