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Child Maltreatment

New Study Shows Heightened Child Abuse Threat

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

On December 2, the new and increasingly influential Children's Data Network partnered with the California Child Welfare Indicators Project to release a slew of studies showing that one in seven of all California babies born in 2006 and 2007 had been reported for abuse or neglect by age five.

Dear Sean Hannity -- I'm Truly Sorry

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Media
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

I can't begin to imagine what you went through as a child. What's extremely heartbreaking is that you said that you "deserved it." No child deserves to be hit or beaten, with or without a belt.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Joan Meier | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Joan Meier

Society needs to come to grips with the reality of the risks some fathers pose for children -- and put away the childish fantasy that Fathers Know Best.

Where Light Enters

Ellen Magnis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

We must all become more aware of how to better protect our children and how to recognize and report abuse. We cannot save them all, but maybe we can open our eyes just a little more today to the realities and suffering of children in our midst.

What About the State of Children Living Outside the Womb?

Ellen Magnis | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

No matter what your position is on the highly complex and deeply personal subject of abortion, I just have to know: Why do we seem to care so much about fetuses but then not so much after the big birth event?

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

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

Flight, fight or freeze hormones work really well to help us accelerate when we're being chased by a vicious dog with big teeth, fight when we're cornered, or turn to stone and stop breathing to escape detection by a predator. But they become toxic when they're turned on for too long.

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.