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The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study -- the Largest Public Health Study You Never Heard Of, Part Two

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

If you were Dr. Vincent Felitti, chief of Kaiser Permanente's revolutionary Department of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, CA, whom would you pick as your first audience to reveal your stunning findings that many morbidly obese people in an obesity clinic had been sexually abused during their childhood?

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study -- the Largest Public Health Study You Never Heard Of

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

The ACE Study -- probably the most important public health study you never heard of -- emerged from an obesity clinic on a quiet street in San Diego.

David Lohr

Judge Who Beat Daughter In Video Seeks Reinstatement (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO) | David Lohr | Posted 12.05.2012 | Crime

A suspended family law judge whose daughter posted a video online of him hitting her with a belt is asking the Texas Supreme Court to reinstate him. ...

Homosexuality And Pedophila: The False Link

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

It is so hard to believe that people are still trying to use the purported link between pedophilia and homosexuality. The old, tired argument that pedophilia is linked with homosexuality is wrong on many levels.

Bullying Is a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Stuart Chaifetz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Stuart Chaifetz

"Have a good day at school." Such an innocent, innocuous phrase, yet last year when I said that to my son, Akian, when the school bus arrived in the morning, it sent him into a spiraling panic.

David Lohr

Teen Mom Charged In Infant Dumping | David Lohr | Posted 10.04.2012 | Crime

Illinois authorities arrested a 19-year-old woman after she allegedly admitted to dumping her 3-week-old daughter in a remote area. Kendra Meaker, ...

How Could Anyone Hurt A Baby? You Know How

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When the crying goes on so long that you will do anything to make it stop. When you are too young to have had this baby, and too alone to handle the responsibility. When the stress of life breaks you so that you literally break someone else.

A Gun, a Girl and a Choice

Wendy Widom | Posted 12.02.2012 | Crime
Wendy Widom

Your mind races back 22 years. You remember the first time you saw him, in the locked psych ward. She is there because you discovered her in bed at 5:40 p.m. She was supposed to pick you up after junior varsity basketball practice. There are two empty Advil bottles by her bed.

Child Abuse Injuries, Deaths On The Rise

Posted 10.02.2012 | Parents

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 10/01/2012 08:45 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Contrary to what was thought, cases of child abuse that caus...

Sandusky Scandal Prompts New Florida Law

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.01.2012 | Miami

If you witness a child being touched in the state of Florida and don't inform authorities, you now could face jail time. The "Protection of Vulnera...

Poll: Obama Leads Romney on Children's Issues, Americans Wants Politicians to Address Our 'American Challenge'

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

By almost a 3-to-1 margin (56 to 20 percent), American voters are deeply concerned that the lives of American children have become worse over the last decade.

Top 3 Must See Domestic Abuse PSA's

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
C. Cryn Johannsen

Domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking -- could also be defined as bullying -- are not issues exaggerated in crime dramas on primetime TV in the US. Here's the painful truth: domestic violence is spreading, and destroying the lives of millions and millions of people.

"Danger Season" Is Here

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

There are those jarring moments in life when reality sets in. Moments like the realization that not everyone is lining up to take in every little boy.

Embracing Good News on Children's Safety

David Finkelhor | Posted 11.25.2012 | Good News
David Finkelhor

The new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics showing a 68 percent decline since 1993 in children's direct and indirect violent crime exposure is not the first or only good news about children and crime.

Man Stomps On, Breaks 3-Year-Old's Leg: Cops

Posted 09.24.2012 | Crime

A Connecticut man has been jailed for allegedly stomping on and breaking the leg of a 3-year-old girl. Monserate Perez, 53, is also charged with hi...

Dad Convicted Of Killing Baby During Oral Rape

Posted 09.21.2012 | Crime

A Michigan man has been found guilty of killing his 15-week-old daughter while orally raping her, Michigan Live reports. Steven Deuman, 26, was con...

Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Find Some Skeletons In Their Closet

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

In light of the anticipated wave of emotion and anger over the upcoming release of more than 20 years of child molestation records from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), we need to make one thing clear: The vast majority of child molesters are not gay men.

Join Me in Supporting Survivors of Child Abuse With a Simple Act of Kindness

Mariska Hargitay | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Mariska Hargitay

We all have a role to play in supporting survivors and preventing abuse. Now through October 2nd, I am asking people everywhere to commit to support a parent or caregiver by offering a helping hand, preparing a meal together or simply asking how they're doing.

What Would Be Gained by the Execution of Terry Williams?

David A. Love | Posted 11.17.2012 | Black Voices
David A. Love

A star athlete and a freshman at Cheyney University when he was convicted, Terry Williams was an exploited victim of violence, leaving a devastating impact on his emotional and psychological development. Executing him will only continue a vicious cycle of violence.

The Science of Resilience

Steven M. Southwick | Posted 11.13.2012 | Science
Steven M. Southwick

When my colleagues and I began to study post-traumatic stress disorder, we assumed resilient people were somehow special, perhaps genetically gifted. We were wrong. Everyone can learn and train to be more resilient.

A Deafening Silence: The Convention, Children, And The Future Of The Country

James M. Hmurovich | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
James M. Hmurovich

Over the past two weeks, both major political parties gave their vision for the country's future. What they didn't do was talk about the welfare of al...

A Pot of Gold

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

I no longer yearn for those pot of gold gifts I wanted when I was younger - a jaguar to drive and a fancy house to live in. I am grateful for my pajamas and books just as much as the little boy in the letter is. And I know giving is the real gift.

Children's Rights Calls Mass. Child Welfare System Fifth Worst-Run Nationally

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

In a scathing 171-page report, filed in a federal class-action lawsuit against Mass. Gov. Duval Patrick, the New York-based Children's Rights terms th...

Why We Need to Treat Parenthood as a Privilege

Laura Carroll | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Laura Carroll

Pronatalist beliefs also condone the right for anyone to have children whenever they want to have them, which leads many people to have children before they are emotionally, psychologically or financially ready.

My Confession and How to Protect Your Child from Pedophiles like Sandusky

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 08.24.2012 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

For over the past two years, I have been an outspoken advocate in the fight against domestic violence. Only now, am I publicly sharing my truths of being sexually abused, by a much older relative, when I was a child.