Stop Abuse Campaign Protecting Children. Preventing Trauma. 2016-07-28T21:09:01Z http://stopabusecampaign.com/feed/atom/ Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Denial, More Than Anything, Is Hindering Progress For Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12776 2016-07-28T21:09:01Z 2016-07-28T21:09:01Z Money and power have colluded in the worst powerful way to kill the Child Victims Act in New York. This ensures that more children will be sexually abused and most bad guys will remain above the law. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[9 years and counting]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12771 2016-07-26T02:54:30Z 2016-07-26T02:54:30Z I was a teenager when I feel for his charm. He talked me out of a lot of opportunities. He didn't hit me until I was seven months pregnant. He kept hitting me, but the first time he hit my kids I left. I wanted my kids to grow up with a father in their lives. But I had no idea that my ex would spend nine years ensuring they didn't have a mother in their lives. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Domestic Violence and Mass Shootings]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12767 2016-07-24T02:27:55Z 2016-07-24T02:27:55Z The Orlando shooting- the largest mass shooting in America's history- is shedding light on the fact that domestic violence and mass shootings are closely related. Using that knowledge, we can do things to keep perpetrators of domestic violence from obtaining or keeping firearms. The Domestic Violence Firearm Surrender Act will do just that if passed in the next legislative session. read more

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Andrew Willis <![CDATA[Sexual abuse. Will your child be next?]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12748 2016-07-24T03:19:45Z 2016-07-22T17:12:09Z Five men and one woman have stepped forward claiming they were sexually abused as kids by Father Michael "Mitch" Walters at churches in Upper Montclair and Guttenburg – where he was a priest in the 80s and 90s. How do you ensure your child isn't next. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Peace]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12745 2016-07-22T02:09:09Z 2016-07-22T02:09:09Z Peace By Lala Fogarty     Are your littles asking questions about all of the recent violence in our country and our world? My guess – probably not. Are you asking questions about all of the recent violence in our country and our world? Are you talking about it read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Spotlight 2.0: Child Sexual Abuse and The New York Times]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12695 2016-07-17T21:30:33Z 2016-07-17T21:30:33Z As media coverage of New York's push to end the Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse reached a fever pitch, the New York Times was surprisingly quiet on the issue. They were more silent on an apparent conflict-of-interest involving a stockholder and the sexual assault of a minor, who will be unable to seek justice as long as the state's Statute of Limitations remains in effect. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Choosing a Nanny]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12686 2016-07-16T04:35:38Z 2016-07-16T04:35:38Z Having a nanny help with child care has many advantages for parents, but it also has some significant risks. Some planning, understanding and communication can go a long way towards making it a good experience. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Why You Should Care about Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment Allegations]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12631 2016-07-14T11:35:38Z 2016-07-14T03:11:45Z Roger Ailes' recent sexual harassment charges are upsetting, but the media's coverage of it and focus on its "suspicious" nature focus on the myth that women frequently fabricate rape accusations. This feeds into a common myth in family court, that leads to many children being sentenced to live with their abusers. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[RIP Ariana Smyth]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12605 2016-07-11T17:15:04Z 2016-07-11T17:15:04Z Ariana Smyth was raped and murdered, in an exceptionally violent attack, by her mother's boyfriend of two weeks, Michael Disporto Jr. While there are no law enforcement of CPS policies that would lend themselves to preventing this murder, Maternal Home Visiting programs most likely would have. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Who Pays for the Murder of Aaden Moreno?]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12596 2016-07-10T17:03:28Z 2016-07-10T17:03:28Z Aaden Moreno's mother has just announced her intent to sue the State of Connecticut over their negligent handling of her son's case, which lead to her son's murder. Connecticut is in a budget crisis right now and claims it can't afford new programs to prevent abuse. But really, it can't afford not to. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Saving Grace Part II]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12579 2016-07-10T17:00:45Z 2016-07-10T17:00:45Z Grace was molested by her father. And the judge sent her to live with him. I'm sad, I miss her, and I'm afraid for her. But I can't imagine how sad and frightened she must be. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[The Painful Cost of Disbelieving Women- Part 3]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12576 2016-07-07T01:20:32Z 2016-07-07T01:20:32Z The belief that accusations of domestic violence, rape and child sexual abuse are common makes us discount how common these crimes actually are. That, in turn, leads us to ignore how preventable they are when best practices are used. Strict enforcement, a culture of abuser accountability, a coordinated community response and top-notch victims services, when used together, have decreased the incidence of these crimes in communities. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Choosing the right daycare]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12566 2016-07-05T20:16:19Z 2016-07-05T14:17:19Z The horrifying story of child sexual abuse in Elyria OH is leaving parents across the country afraid of taking their children to daycare. However, there are things parents can do to ensure their kids are safe at daycare. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[What would you do?]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12560 2016-07-05T14:55:59Z 2016-07-05T01:25:21Z A baby was born to a loving, self-reliant mother who did everything right. The baby's father wanted very little to do with her, was emotionally abusive to the mother and terrifying to be around. And the judge gave him custody. And the question is, if it were your baby, what would you do?
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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Gorcyca Guilty, but What About the Children?]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12556 2016-07-03T15:55:22Z 2016-07-03T15:55:22Z Judge Gorcyca was just found guilty of judicial misconduct in her handling of the Tsimhoni case. This is appropriate- she clearly lost all objectivity, and believed in the discredited Parental Alienation Syndrome. What is being largely overlooked is the fact that she, and the rest of society, has a legal and moral obligation to protect the children in her care. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[A Tale of Survival from a Victim on the Front Lines]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12552 2016-07-03T02:54:04Z 2016-07-03T02:54:04Z Gretchen didn't realize her husband was abusive until she was pregnant. She didn't try to leave him until she had kids. And then she found the courts wouldn't allow her to protect her children. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Happy Healthy July 4th!]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12546 2016-07-01T13:54:15Z 2016-07-01T13:54:15Z Happy Healthy July 4th! By Lala Fogerty     When we think about safety for July Fourth celebrations, most of us think of sunscreen and firework and water precautions. Those are important, of course, one of the biggest threats to our children is often overlooke read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[Unintended Consequences of Supporting Child Sexual Abuse]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12543 2016-07-01T01:33:42Z 2016-07-01T01:33:42Z Empirical research proves that child sexual abuse is linked to abortion and miscarriage. Therefore, the Catholic church should, logically, be working to prevent these things. But instead it fiercely fights against Statute of Limitations reform, one of the most important tools to end child sexual abuse. Thus, it ensures more abortions. read more

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Melanie Blow <![CDATA[RIP JohnMarquis Stepich]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12534 2016-06-29T15:48:49Z 2016-06-29T15:48:49Z Eight-year-old JohnMarquis Stepich was killed by his mother's fiancee, a registered sex offender. This level of brutality and complacency is startling and upsetting, but is also preventable through maternal home visiting programs and The Quincy Solution. read more

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Andrew Willis <![CDATA[The similarities between Brexit, Trump, and Family Courts]]> http://stopabusecampaign.com/?p=12474 2016-06-29T12:19:58Z 2016-06-28T19:50:54Z The Family Court Crisis, Donald Trump's ascent to presidential nominee, and Brexit all show the popularity of disregarding decency, facts and expertise. These are things our government and its institutions rely on in order to function properly, and when they don't function properly, people get hurt. read more

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