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Raped and Forgotten — Why We Must End the Backlog of Sexual-assault Kits

She arrived at Swedish Medical Center in Ballard in spring 2014. She was bleeding and disoriented. She had just been raped. She was told, “Sorry, we don’t do rape kits here. Only...
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 remember them all. So don’t. You don’t need to know...

Fight for Our Families Protest Showcased Reach of Recent Efforts to End Family Separation

Last Wednesday, before the marches that took place during the weekend of more 750 events with Families Belong Together,  a group of young children, likely no older than 12, led a march in the...
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 good idea, but when it comes to child sexual abuse,...
Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH! Maybe we could all do one thing each day to help prevent child abuse right where we are, such as doing something to become more aware of the...

7 Ways Congress Can Honor Children on Universal Children’s Day

Countries all around the world are celebrating children’s rights today. Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations establishing November 20 to be Universal Children’s Day and the 27th anniversary of the UN Convention...

Increasing the Minimum Wage is Good for Child Well-Being

A new study from researchers at Indiana University finds that raising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would lead to a substantial decrease (9.6 percent) in the number of reported cases of child...
Religious Liberty

The Religious Liberty Draft Executive Order and the Risks to Children

Much has been written about the draft religious liberty executive order that was leaked. The order is so transparently anti-LGBTQ, anti-same sex marriage, and anti-abortion, it is easy to assume these familiar issues exhaust...
Emotional Abuse

Study Shows Childhood Emotional Abuse Linked to PTSD and Opioid Abuse in Adults

Children who experience emotional abuse are more likely to struggle with post-traumatic stress and opioid misuse as adults, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Vermont. Though previous studies have shown...
Bipartisian Shame Act

Bipartisan “Shame Act” Would Publish Names, Photos of Child-Sex Buyers

A bipartisan bill brought forth by Republican Rep. Ted Poe of Texas and Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York would give judges the legal power to order the publication of names and photographs...

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