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RIP Jermyle Campbell

The police and the Department of Children’s Services had a long history with the family of Jermyle Campbell. These same systemic breakdowns sentence five children every day to a preventable death. As ugly as these mistakes are, we need to look at them, and learn from them, so we can keep kids from dying.

RIP Jermyle Campbell
posted on: Jul 1, 2015 | author: Andrew Willis

Another Day. Another Shooting.

Another day, another shooting. Only this time, it is my town. Yesterday it was someone else’s home, but today, it is mine. Lives lost. Hearts broken. Peace shattered. It happened elsewhere yesterday, but today, it happened here. How do we stop it?

Another Day. Another Shooting.
posted on: Jun 18, 2015 | author: Andrew Willis

Why You Should See the Movie Hollywoo...

“An Open Secret” does a fantastic job at pulling the universal elements of child sexual abuse out of an obscure sub-set of cases. And as such, it is both bone-chilling and enlightening. A parent, or anyone with an interest in the subject, stands to learn a lot from it.

Why You Should See the Movie Hollywood Doesn’t Want You to See.
posted on: Jun 6, 2015 | author: Andrew Willis

R.I.P. Joseph “Beau” Biden

Children’s advocates from across the nation are mourning the death of Joseph “Beau” Biden, who used his short political career to establish some of the most complete child protection laws in the nation in his home state of Delaware.

R.I.P.  Joseph “Beau” Biden
posted on: May 31, 2015 | author: Andrew Willis

Domestic Violence Safety Planning

Based on the Safety Strategies booklet, we offer the following safety planning suggestions to help people who are currently facing safety risks due to a current or former abusive relationship

Domestic Violence Safety Planning
posted on: May 26, 2015 | author: admin

Stop Abuse Campaign Appoints Domestic...

The Stop Abuse Campaign announced today that Barry Goldstein, JD, has been named Director of Research to support their mission to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Stop Abuse Campaign Appoints Domestic Violence Expert
posted on: May 19, 2015 | author: Andrew Willis

Know the warning signs of abuse

t’s scary to think that dating violence can happen in relationships. But, by knowing the warning signs to look for you, you can be more equipped to recognize a potentially abusive relationship and take action to stay safe if you have a potentially abusive partner.

Know the warning signs of abuse
posted on: Feb 20, 2015 | author: admin

You don’t have to be an expert ...

Many people struggle with how to help a friend or other loved one who is in an unsafe, abusive relationship. Talking to a friend who you are worried about can be daunting. The fear of interfering, being wrong, or possibly driving them away can keep many people from reaching out. If you are concerned for someone’s safety in a relationship, you can turn to many available resources that may help you start the conversation. According to Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (2014), some important things to consider when talking to a friend include the following:

You don’t have to be an expert to help
posted on: Feb 6, 2015 | author: admin

Ridiculed for not spanking?

Do you find yourself “defending” your peaceful approach to parenting? Need some support and encouragement?
Need some sound bites to maintain your stand? Well, maybe we can help with that!
Here are some startling facts, feel free to share and repeat them:

Ridiculed for not spanking?
posted on: Feb 6, 2015 | author: admin

Mother and Son Pay High Price for Cou...

A Connecticut judge who locked up a mother to pressure her into revealing the location of her son may have been better off looking at the new research available to him argues Barry Goldstein. Courts and other professionals routinely ignore research and cling to biases that endanger children.

Mother and Son Pay High Price for Court’s Outdated Practices
posted on: Jan 28, 2015 | author: admin

Practically speaking

When it comes to supporting someone in an abusive relationship, remember this: Think Safety First! There are many practical steps that you can support your friend in taking to increase their safety and address many of the risks they face.

Practically speaking
posted on: Jan 26, 2015 | author: admin

Protecting Children From Adverse Chil...

The Stop Abuse Campaign is a non-profit corporation that uses cutting edge research to protect children from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The ACE Studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were originally directed at medical professionals for diagnosing and treating adults impacted by childhood trauma. We agree with Dr. Vincent Felitti, the lead author of the original ACE study, that the most important use of this research is prevention.

Protecting Children From Adverse Childhood Experiences
posted on: Jan 25, 2015 | author: admin

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