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When Child Sexual Abuse Is in the Public Eye, Don't Lose Sight of the Children

Teresa Huizar | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Teresa Huizar

Each year, official government reports indicate that more than 62,000 children are sexually abused. The numbers are especially staggering for girls aged 14-17, of whom researchers estimate more than 17% have experienced sexual abuse.

Objection, Your Honor

Ellen Magnis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

Victim blaming has absolutely no place in the courtroom, especially by a judge.

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?

Congress, Reinstate Funding for the Victims of Child Abuse Act: Support Abused Children Across the Country

Teresa Huizar | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

My world stopped because Tiffany was asking for protection, and in that rural Colorado community so many years ago there was little to be had. I have never felt more helpless. Thankfully, now, abused children have access to the care and protection of Children's Advocacy Centers.

These Wounds Must See Light

Ellen Magnis | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

I visited some female inmates in our county jail around the holidays and was vividly reminded that unhealed wounds can lead us so far from who we truly are.

Let's Protect Children 365 Days of the Year

Teresa Huizar | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

This April, as we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month, let's commit to protecting children from abuse not only today, but every single day of the year.

After the Conviction: The Legacy of the Jerry Sandusky Case

Teresa Huizar | Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime
Teresa Huizar

Let's make the legacy of the Jerry Sandusky case not merely be listening to one more horrific tale of lives devastated by abuse as we await the next one. Rather, let the tragedy of this case make us ever more committed to ensuring abuse is prevented, and that those who are abused receive the compassionate care.

A Failure of Epic Proportions

Ellen Magnis | Posted 09.15.2012 | Crime
Ellen Magnis

The consequences of untrained professionals trying to muddle through the complexities of child sexual abuse cases are only too apparent. Just ask any of Sandusky's victims. We can and must do better.

In the Wake of the Sandusky Case: Lessons Learned and Hope for Victims of Child Abuse

Teresa Huizar | Posted 08.28.2012 | Crime
Teresa Huizar

The Jerry Sandusky case, and the Penn State handling of the disclosures of sexual abuse, have opened a national conversation around child sexual abuse in some unique ways.

A Call to End 'The National Media Blackout on Child Abuse'

Teresa Huizar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

I encourage not just the national media but the general public as well, to become more educated on what must be done to help end the national tragedy of child maltreatment deaths in our country.