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Child Abuse Prevention

Denial, More Than Anything, Is Hindering Progress For Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse

Nikki DuBose | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Nikki DuBose

If money is one hell of a drug, then denial is one of the biggest drug dealers in the world. And no group understands that truth better than survivors of child sexual abuse. While survivors, advocates and some lawmakers have fought hard to bring justice, there's been little progress made; if anything, we've been forced to take giant steps backwards

Orphanage Volunteering's Shocking Link to Child Abuse

Pippa Biddle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Pippa Biddle

I never thought that playing catch with a kid could be a bad thing, or that goofing off could contribute to long-term psychological damage. Even now, ...

Creating a 21st Century Child Well-Being System

Matthew Melmed | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Matthew Melmed

As National Child Abuse Prevention Month draws to a close, we take time to reflect on how we protect young children and make new plans to move forward. The final report of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities seems a fitting, though sorrowful, place to start.

'My Son Was Shaken and Is in he Hospital -- I Need Help'

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

Every April, parents and professionals come together to raise awareness about child abuse during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Around the country different communities get together and try to educate parents and the public about preventing child abuse.

Why Childhood Domestic Violence Is Often Mistaken for Physical Child Abuse

Brian F. Martin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

I explained that, yes, child abuse IS a big problem, but that it's not our specific focus. I then thought to myself, "Why is it that Childhood Domestic Violence is often confused with physical child abuse?"

Hidden in Plain Sight: Preventing Child Abuse Falls to us All

Bill Baccaglini | Posted 04.12.2016 | New York
Bill Baccaglini

The physical signs of child abuse aren't always obvious. Burns or bruises hidden under clothing, a haunted look in a child's eyes, the shying away from a casual touch - all too often they go unnoticed. But often, there are people around that child who recognize that something's not right.

Guilty By Passivity - Child Abuse Series #1

Oluseye Ashiru | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Oluseye Ashiru

Image Courtesy: Projecthorizon.org When it comes to Abuse, sometimes the only guilty ones are not the perpetrators of the act, those of us that sit ...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.31.2016 | Crime
Paul Heroux

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month and so I thought it fitting to address this issue, but specifically as sex ab...

They Don't Know the Life of a Foster Child

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Sophia Williams-Baugh

Prejudgment, false conception, and assumptions are a few of the many things that foster kids deal with on a constant basis. Unless they have lived it, breathed it and endured through it, many don't know what a lot of foster kids go through.

Roar of Outrage for Cecil the Lion; Barely a Whimper for Rizwan, the Baby From Queens

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | New York
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

One of our key messages is that it's everyone's responsibility to protect children. That includes family and friends and neighbors. If you think something isn't right, get help for that child and their family.

Prevent Child Abuse -- Never Shake a Baby

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

We both survived that day because I took a deep breath, put her in a safe place and walked away until I calmed down. Elijah's story saved us both.

I Don't Want to Fail You: An Open Letter to Foster Children

Danielle Gletow | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

I want you to know that you matter. I want you to see past the simplicity and perhaps the overuse of that statement to the heart of what it means. You matter. Your ideas, your talents, your dreams, your wishes...they all matter.

This Child Abuse Survivor Is Teaching Kids About The Importance Of Speaking Up

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact

After being sexually abused by her nanny throughout her childhood, Lauren Book overcame the traumatic experience. Now, she's dedicating her life to ad...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Making 2015 the Year of Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

At the start of every New Year, many make resolutions and most having every intention of keeping them. However, as the days and weeks pass they often are forgotten or set aside, replaced with the activities of everyday life!

Stand Up! Don't Stand By! Protect Children From Domestic Violence

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Children who experience domestic violence can also be emotionally, psychologically or physically harmed. They may experience depression, fear, anxiety, have difficulty in school and in relationships with peers. The impact can be quite severe and continue into adulthood.

Google Reports Man Allegedly Sending Child Porn In Email

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

A 41-year-old man in Texas has been arrested and charged with possessing pornographic images of a child, thanks, in part, to the sleuthing of Google....

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

Progress Isn't Always Pretty

Lauren Book | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

With heightened awareness and incredible opportunities to serve come inevitable exhaustion and a need for self-care

I Don't Care About Autism

Danielle Gletow | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Have I offended you yet? Have you already started crafting a nasty comment to post below?

Despite Progress in Helping Abused Children, More Needs to be Done

Ariel Zwang | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Safe Horizon is the country's largest provider of supportive and healing services, from the youngest to the oldest victims of crime and violence. Through our experience we knew that what happened to Sarah was all too common.

Sawubona: We See You

Lauren Book | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

True surviving doesn't really begin until the abuse is over, when you're left to pick up the pieces. To heal. To look at what has happened and to decide for yourself: What's next?

You Can Make a Difference in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

April is national child abuse prevention month. I encourage everyone to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect.

A Bone to Pick About Animal Protection Legislation

Abigail Perdue | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime
Abigail Perdue

On March 14, 2014, South Dakota became the 50th state to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty. Although the enactment of new anti-cruelty measures in South Dakota is a step in the right direction, more remains to be done.

There Are Few Congressional No Brainers -- This is One

Angela Jamene | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Angela Jamene

HR 1981: Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013 is not getting a lot of press. I believe that is partly because of how few kno...

The Day Giving Stopped Being About Just Writing a Check

Kenneth Smith | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Smith

If we can teach families how to protect their children, we're taking the first steps towards preventing children from becoming one of the 39 million child sexual abuse survivors in this country.