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.
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?
“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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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!
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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.
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.
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.