The thought of a child suffering sexual abuse is abhorrent, and this abhorrence can blind us to the signs that a child we know may be suffering. Lack of experience and knowledge coupled with repulsion can hide the warning signs. One cannot spot a pedophile by sight. Often, the only indication abuse may be occurring [...]
Another sign of the troubled times and the consequences of long duration of economic hardship comes from a new study from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) which detected a significant increase in hospital admissions of children over the past decade for serious physical abuse.
When you’re the partner or family member of a loved one going through recovery, it can be a scary time, indeed. Not only do you worry about whether your loved one will relapse, but you’re often not quite sure what to do to support him or her in the best way possible. One thing is [...]
Trish is thirteen going on fourteen, and facing a long summer in a new city. Her mother worries that she will try to act more adult than she is in order to break into the social circles there, and impress the other kids. It is difficult to be the new teenager. Choices that Trish might [...]