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Karen Czapanskiy
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Love and Violence: For Too Many American Women, Life Not a Bed of Roses

Posted February 15, 2011 | 12:23:43 (EST)

Yesterday, lucky American women received roses as a show of affection. But for too many, violence, intimidation, and abuse are the norm. In 2007, as in 1993, more than three-quarters of people killed by an intimate partner were women. During 2010, 15 women were murdered as...

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Women Often Bear Brunt of Caring for Special Needs Children

Posted December 22, 2010 | 10:37:08 (EST)

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0.

In her recent memoir, "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention," Katherine Ellison introduces readers to the world as it is experienced by a parent of a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Her memoir...

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"Chalimony": A New Solution for Special Needs Children

Posted December 1, 2010 | 16:05:45 (EST)

Raising any child requires devotion, flexibility and sacrifice. When the child you're raising has a serious disability or chronic illness, add exceptional levels of anxiety, chaos and unpredictability. These extraordinary care requirements mean that many parents cannot combine caring for their child with meeting the demands of a job. Parents...

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