4 Holiday Safety Basics for Kids

  Holiday season is when families and friends gather to celebrate. Sadly, it’s also a time of year that presents sexual predators with opportunities to...

Teen Drug Use: It All Starts With Smoking

    Trying to stay informed about the illicit temptations thrown at kids can leave a parent—or anyone working with children—begging for mercy. I’m in that...

The Signs and Significance of Unintentional Abuse

    Is there such a thing as unintentional abuse? Absolutely. I experienced it myself. Author, therapist, and PsychCentral.com columnist Támara Hill, MS, NCC, LPC-BE, MS, specializes...

Teamwork Is Key in Child Abuse Cases

    In 2015, nearly 312,000 children were interviewed at child advocacy centers around the country.  These were alleged victims of sexual or physical abuse (or...

Strangulation’s Unwitting Victims: Children

    What widespread act of domestic and intimate partner violence often leaves no visible sign of injury, yet contributes to 10 percent of violent deaths...

Statute of Limitations Impedes Child Justice

    In October 1989, 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling, his brother, and a friend were riding their bikes near their homes in St. Joseph, Minnesota, when a...

An Inside Look at a Child Forensic Interview

    Every 10 seconds, an allegation of child abuse is made in the United States. Once reported, an investigation begins that ideally includes a child...

Poverty’s Influence on Child Abuse

    Twenty-two percent of children in the United States live in families with incomes below the poverty level. While this alone is a frightening statistic,...

Self-Harm and Kids: Why They Do It. How We Can Help.

    Why do children cut, burn, hit or poison themselves? The cause is often a feeling of despair or untreated mental illness and depression. And it’s...

Sextortion: Trolling the Internet for Innocent Victims

    Children are not only avid users of social media, they are also fairly naïve. That makes them ideal candidates for sextortion. One of the...

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