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Study Explains Why Some Childhood Abuse Victims Develop Certain Mental Illnesses

Children who are physically or sexually abused are at greater risk for developing mental health problems later in life, but the severity of these...
Permission and Language

Permission and Language

There are too many facts, statistics, and evidence-based research figures in the unforgiving table of data on child sexual abuse for any parent to...

Trauma & Childhood Development

We know that childhood trauma can and does create lifelong health consequences. In our last post, we discussed what adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are and...

This Foster Care Month, Pass Laws to Improve the Lives of Foster Children

May is National Foster Care Month. Last week President Trump issued a statement in support of this recognition and expressed gratitude for the thousands...
Child Abuse Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention

Prevention—the key to stopping child sexual abuse and its lifelong effects. Most of us would agree that preventing a problem before it starts is a...
Boys Trafficking

Sex Trafficking of Boys: More Common Than You Think

In America, we tend to view sexual assault as a "women's issue." Child sex trafficking is no different; the most common portrayal of a trafficked child...
Who Pays for Sex Abuse

Who Pays for Sex Abuse?

Drawing on data from the extraordinary archive of Catholic sex abuse at Bishopaccountability.org, the San Diego Tribune recently published the top 10 sexual abuse settlements by the Catholic Church...
E. DePasuale

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Runs the Numbers on Child Welfare

During a seemingly routine audit, Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale found troubling numbers for ChildLine, Pennsylvania’s 24-hour child-abuse hotline. All reports of child abuse...
Tipping Scale

Tipping the Scales of Child Sexual Abuse

“Predators aren't just strangers. They can be highly educated. They can be very well-respected in the community. It could be a family member, it...
Childhood Trauma

Changing the Conversation

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Study): Changing the conversation from “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” It’s a common misconception that...

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