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A shaken baby syndrome researcher reconsiders

British neuropathologist Waney Squier spent many years as an expert witness in court assisting in the prosecution of defendants accused of causing Shaken Baby Syndrome. Then a closer engagement with the evidence caused her to change her mind — and the story that follows, which she tells in this TEDx Wandsworth talk, must be heard to be believed. Sue Luttner has more for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. More on the story: Jon Robins, The Justice Gap; Theodore Dalrymple, Spectat...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Child Abuse, Times, Forensics, Wandsworth, Expert Witnesses, Waney Squier, Justice Gap, Deborah Tuerkheimer, Theodore Dalrymple, Sue Luttner, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism More, Jon Robins, Marisa Gerber


Free Webinar: Identifying Past Trauma Responsible for Current Distress

(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who registered.) Many adult survivors of childhood trauma go through life struggling with both the immediate as well as latent consequences of having been abused, mentally, physically, or sexually. The chaos and unpredictability characteristic of abuse occurring in childhood, especially by someone the adult survivor trusts can leave survivors deficient in their sense of trust, which is a critical component of ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Self-help, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Webinar, Mental Health And Wellness, Coping, Gabe Howard, Traumatic Experience, Bates Duford, Tarra Bates Duford, Family Matters Counseling Group PLLC


How Do I Cope?

From a teen in Indonesia: I am a 19 y.o. female who experiences abuse since childhood (verbally and physically) from my caregiver and was diagnosed with chronic depression. However, I feel like my symptomps are more compatible with C-PTSD. Another disturbing feeling I experienced but not listed in the C-PTSD symptomps is a sense of sadness and loss of momentary joy when I part with my friends. I also feel like though I have friends that (supposedly) dear me, I also feel like I’m alone and can’t ...
Tags: General, Indonesia, Ptsd, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Verbal Abuse, Doubt, South Asia, Worry, DSM


Forensics roundup

“It should not be ‘customary’ for police investigators to attend autopsies, hover over a medical examiner as he works, and point out things they believe fit their theory of the crime. It shouldn’t happen at all.” [Radley Balko on Fifth Circuit ruling in Dean v. Phatak] Dubious forensics were central to the federal government’s litigation onslaught seeking to pin blame on forestry company for Moonlight Fire damage in California [Robert Nelson, Law and Liberty, earlier] “Memory experts … wer...
Tags: Texas, Law, California, Uncategorized, Tennessee, Child Abuse, Detroit, San Antonio, Forensics, Fifth Circuit, Liliana Segura, San Antonio Express News, Dean, Radley Balko, Scott Greenfield, Michael Hall Texas Monthly


Is Holding a Child Against a Wall Child Abuse or Poor Discipline?

Recently, when our 6-year-old daughter wasn’t listening and my husband lifted and held her up against a wall. I sent him a link to show that this is considered domestic abuse and he agrees with me if it were me or another adult. But he does not think it’s considered child abuse and we’ve both been unable to find anything on the Internet to address this situation. Is his holding her up against a wall a form of child abuse or an incident of bad parenting? Thank you for your insight. I applaud you ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Violence, Child Abuse, Domestic Discipline


My Journey to Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder

The last thing you think about when adopting a child is that they might have a complex psychiatric disorder. When my wife and I were getting ready to adopt Bracken almost two decades ago, we had no idea what we were in for when we said yes to adopting our son. We thought we only had to worry about our son’s day-to-day cares. We would love him and eventually, we would bond and grow to be a happy family. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go as planned. We adopted our son, Bracken, when he ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Trauma, Adoption, Child Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Tantrums, Children And Teens, Coping Skills, Attachment Theory, Jacobson, Bracken, Attachment Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Reactive Attachment Disorder


OpEd: On Speaking Against Evil and #IStandWithImamNick

On Friday, Oct 26th, I noticed a post on my feed from FACE containing the video of a khutbah of Imam Nick Pelletier, titled “Speak Against Evil.” The video soon became a sensation on my Facebook feed and the hashtag #IstandwithImamNick started to appear repeatedly. Although I fully support the premise of protecting our children and standing up for what is right, I have found it hard to categorically make the statement #IstandwithImamNick. I do stand with Imam Nick as a fellow imam and support hi...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Texas, Leadership, Opinion, New York City, Religion, Uncategorized, US, America, Georgia, Society, Pakistan, Islam, Child Abuse, Prophet


I Feel Like Nothing Will Ever Get Better for Me

My problem started when i started seriously training in ballet. I loved ballet and considered it my life. Around the age of 12 my mother made it seem to me that ballet was the only thing i could do in my life and i had no other option but to do it. Ballet made me hate myself, i constantly felt like i was not good enough and even my teachers would tell me i wasnt good enough. So i quit ballet and everything went downhill from there. I made a bad decision just like im sure every teenager has done ...
Tags: Suicide, Therapy, Teen Issues, Suicidal Thoughts, Abuse, Child Abuse, Ive, School Guidance Counselor


How the President’s Communication Style Is Like That of an Abusive Parent

Abuse is defined as, “the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices, crimes, or other types of aggression.”1 The more I hear the president speak, the more he presents as an abusive parent, with name-calling, threats and bullying hurled at those who disagree with his policies and public persona. The intention is to control through...
Tags: Psychology, Bullying, White House, Wikipedia, Communication, Cnn, Personal, Trauma, Narcissism, Child Abuse, Anger, Trump, Matthew Whitaker, Robert Mueller, Patricia Evans, Authoritarian Parenting


My Mother Is Still Married to My Abuser

I was molested by my stepdad at age 13. I was sick (stomach bug) and my stepdad asked if I wanted to take a bath. I said yes, but did NOT consent to being undressed and bathed by him. He just did it, and I was terrified. My mother knew that this happened, but not that I was molested. I told my guidance counselor at school about the bath, but also failed to mention what else he had done. CPS came to the house, but nothing came of it. I finally worked up the strength to tell my mother that I was m...
Tags: Family, Relationships, Therapy, Abuse, Child Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Child Molestation, Child Sex Abuse, Cps, Estrangement, Mother Daughter Relationship


Preventing Child Abuse: What Can You Do?

By Najwa Awad Recently, during my last psychotherapy session of the week, I listened to a Muslim woman talk about the details of being sexually abused as a child. She talked about how the perpetrator was a family friend and molested her in her own home. She also went on to say that when another family member found out, instead of rescuing her, joined in with the perpetrator. Being a psychotherapist for some time now, I’ve heard countless stories of sexual abuse from men, women and children. Each...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Life, Religion, Society, Therapy, Islam, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Prevention, Muslims, Sexual Molestation, George Mason University, Baltimore Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University, Featured Home


Sacred and Civic Trust: Imam Calls Out Suspected Sexual Abuse In Friday Sermon

What would you do if you thought a child in your community was being molested in the masjid? If you were Imam Nick Pelletier, Director of Outreach at the Islamic Center of Irving, you would talk about it from the mimbar. What if you were a masjid board member, and someone reported sexual abuse happening on the premises? What if a child in your Scout Troop confided in you about being molested? No matter your position or circumstance, what to do remains the same: call child protective services ...
Tags: Leadership, Washington, Life, Religion, Society, United States, Islam, Child Abuse, Injustice, Social Justice, Prophet, Muslims, Child Protective Services, Bukhari, Islamic Center of Irving, Featured Home


The Power of One: A Supportive Adult Has Huge Impact in the Life of an Abused Child

One person. One act of kindness. One changed perspective. One acknowledgement of pain. One offer of support and encouragement. Both in my work as a child psychotherapist and personally as a survivor of childhood abuse, I’ve seen what a difference these “ones” can make to a child who is living with domestic violence. Children are resilient. They can survive and even thrive after unthinkable trauma. But that resilience generally comes from having a caring adult in their life who supports them an...
Tags: Psychology, Bullying, Personal, Trauma, Emotional Abuse, Child Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Caregivers, Mentoring, Children And Teens, Violence And Aggression, Supportive Relationships


Looking for Advice/Resources for the Loved Ones of Someone Who Was Physically Abused as a Child

My boyfriend recently opened up to me about the physical abuse he experienced at the hands of his father when he was growing up. Finding this out has connected a lot of dots for me in terms of some insecurities he had expressed previously. As he told me about what he went through, I just tried to be a safe space for him to open up as it was obviously an incredibly difficult thing for him to talk about. My heart hurts for him, and I feel out of my depth in terms of knowing how to best support him...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sex, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Abuse, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Physical Abuse, Canada, Child Abuse, Childhood Trauma


Cardinal says Pope "has a bigger agenda" than addressing Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis.

Cardinal Blase Cupich offers a distinctively Catholic response to the church's renewed abuse crisis: the Pope "has a bigger agenda" than going down the "rabbit hole" of allegations. "He's got to get on with other things." In a bizarre interview with a Chicago NBC affiliate, Cardinal Blaise Cupich, head of the Archdiocese of Chicago, suggested recent claims made by a former apostolic nuncio — the Vatican's envoy to the United States — that Pope Francis not only disregarded sexual abuse all...
Tags: Post, News, Nbc, Chicago, United States, Pope Francis, Rape, Vatican, Catholic Church, Child Abuse, Pope, Cupich, McCarrick, Theodore McCarrick, Blaise Cupich


The Vigilantes on Facebook Who Stream To Catch a Predator-Style Ambushes of Alleged Pedophiles

The texts would come at all hours of the night, numbering in the thousands. “Have you been with an older guy?” “You’re really hot, so it’s worth the risk of getting in trouble.” “Has your daddy fucked you today?”Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Child Abuse, Facebook Vigilante Groups


Girl, 6, sexually abused at 'Southwest Key' detention site for families separated under Trump

A 6-year old girl separated from her mom under Trump's "zero tolerance" policy was sexually abused inside a Southwest Key shelter in Arizona, reports The Nation. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Immigration, Racism, Arizona, Ice, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Donald Trump, Trump, Southwest Key


Police reports show child sex abuse is rampant at immigrant detention facilities under Trump

ProPublica's Michael Grabell and Topher Sanders obtained police reports and call logs from more than 70 of the 100 shelters housing immigrant children. What the documents reveal: “If you're a predator, it's a gold mine.” (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Immigration, Ice, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Trump, Michael Grabell, Picks, AbolishICE, Topher Sanders


YouTube Blocks 'FamilyOFive' Account of Parents Convicted of Child Neglect

YouTube has barred a channel belonging to parents who were convicted of child neglect after they stirred controversy for their prank videos depicting abusive behavior. Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Child Abuse, Prank Videos




America's 'Detention Centers' Added to Wikipedia List of Concentration Camps

The United States currently has over 100 concentration camps along the U.S.-Mexico border. The facilities have become controversial due to the Trump regime’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents—a policy that health care professionals explicitly call child abuse. And now Wikipedia, the user-edited…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Wikipedia, Immigration, America, United States, Child Abuse, Donald Trump, Trump, Jeff Sessions, President Trump, US Mexico border, Concentration Camps, Kirstjen Nielsen, Wikipedia List of Concentration Camps


America's 'Detention Centers' Added to Wikipedia List of Concentration Camps [Updated]

The United States currently has over 100 concentration camps along the U.S.-Mexico border. The facilities have become controversial due to the Trump regime’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents—a policy that health care professionals explicitly call child abuse. And now Wikipedia, the user-edited…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Wikipedia, Immigration, America, United States, Child Abuse, Donald Trump, Trump, Jeff Sessions, President Trump, US Mexico border, Concentration Camps, Kirstjen Nielsen, Wikipedia List of Concentration Camps


How Does Compassion Protect Sponsored Children From Abuse?

We are passionate about ensuring that children in poverty are known, loved and protected. Therefore, child protection is foundational to our ministry. That’s why we have developed, and continue to develop, robust training, policies and networks to both prevent and respond to abuse. Read the full article: How Does Compassion Protect Sponsored Children From Abuse?
Tags: Religion, Vulnerability, In the News, Child protection, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation, About Compassion, Sponsor Trip, Highly Vulnerable Children


How Does Compassion International Protect Sponsored Children From Abuse?

At Compassion, we are passionate about ensuring that children in poverty are known, loved and protected. Therefore, child protection is foundational to our ministry. That’s why we have developed, and continue to develop, robust training, policies and networks to both prevent and respond to abuse. Read the full article: How Does Compassion International Protect Sponsored Children From Abuse?
Tags: Religion, Vulnerability, In the News, Child protection, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation, About Compassion, Sponsor Trip, Highly Vulnerable Children


The man who exposed the shoddy forensics of Shaken Baby Syndrome — and got prosecuted

John Plunkett, who just died at age 70, was a Minnesota medical examiner who grew skeptical of the forensic theory behind Shaken Baby Syndrome. He started investigating cases in which children had died in a manner similar to the way accused caregivers had described the deaths of the children they were watching — by short-distance falls. What he found alarmed him. In 2001, Plunkett published a study detailing how he had found symptoms similar to those in the SBS diagnosis in children who had fal...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Oregon, Uncategorized, Child Abuse, SBS, Forensics, Plunkett, Radley Balko, John Plunkett


Crime and punishment roundup

Prosecutors too often dodge mens rea (knowing wrongfulness) as precondition for crime. SCOTUS can help by better defining “willfully” [Ilya Shapiro and Reilly Stephens on Cato certiorari brief in Ellison v. U.S.] False abuse accusations, a dozen years later: “The Girl Who Told The Truth” [Michael Hall, Texas Monthly] Retired federal judge Kevin Sharp: mandatory minimum sentences forced me to do injustice [Cato Policy Report] Kansas is unique in extent to which it adds large classes of drug...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Tennessee, Kansas, Child Abuse, Ellison, Forensics, Cato, Cato Institute, Kevin Sharp, Ross Ulbricht Silk Road, Mens Rea, Ilya Shapiro, Reilly Stephens, Contingent Fee, Aaron Barnes


Jordan Algee Jr: Fast Facts About 5-Month-Old Baby Kicked to Death by Mom’s Boyfriend After He Caught Her Texting Other Men

An infant’s death in Michigan has made headlines and shocked the nation after a boyfriend of the child’s mother was found responsible. 5-month-old Jordan Algee Jr. was pronounced dead after suffering blunt force trauma to his vital organs. 19-year-old Rico Antonio Riggs has been arrested and charged in connection with the child’s death. The boy’s 23-year-old mother, Temara Shaniece Reed, was not at the home when the crime was committed, but she is also facing charges for trying to help cover up ...
Tags: Facebook, Murder, Crime, Kids, News, Children, Abc, Babies, Jazz, Michigan, Child Abuse, Jordan, Mclaren, Abc News, Griffin, Charlotte


John Oliver on America's immigration courts, where families are torn apart and young children represent themselves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fB0GBwJ2QA John Oliver is in very good form in this 18-minute explainer on America's ghastly immigration courts, where "we try death penalty cases like it was traffic court," forcing refugee claimants (even children as young as three years old) to represent themselves in deportation proceedings where their very lives are at stake. (more…)
Tags: Videos, Video, Human Rights, News, Youtube, John Oliver, America, Migration, Usausausa, Child Abuse, Xenophobia, Kangaroo Courts


#ParentingFail: North Carolina Mom Arrested After Video Showing Baby Smoking Weed Goes Viral on Facebook

And the “mother of year” award goes to… *drumroll* A North Carolina woman is facing serious charges after video footage of her infant baby smoking marijuana went viral on social media. 20-year-old Brianna Ashanti Lofton was arrested Wednesday (Mar. 21) and hit with two counts of felony child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession of marijuana. The 10-second video, which reached 1.5 million views, shows Lofton holding a cigar to the child’s lips as the child appears to ...
Tags: Facebook, Wtf, Crime, News, Children, Jazz, Child Abuse, Associated Press, North Carolina, Raleigh, Martin, Rochester New York, Lofton, Bad Parenting, Really, Raleigh Police Department


Did a Couple Adopt a Native American Child for $10 in 1952?

The story behind a decades-old letter that went viral in 2018.
Tags: News, Indigenous Rights, Catholic Church, Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans, Child Abuse, Indian Schools