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The Secret Lives of Male Sex Abuse Survivors

Bright Magazine

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One in six boys in the United States has experienced sexual abuse before turning 18. With few recovery options in real life, more of them are going online for support.

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Removing Children from Abusive Situations at Home Isn't Always the Answer. This Is

NationSwell

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During the early 1990s, New York City had a sky-high number of kids in foster care. Now, it's safely keeping them with their families, placing them in foster care only when necessary.

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The Benefits of Positive Parenting

The New York Times

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Improving the way people parent might seem an impossible challenge, given the competing views about what constitutes good parenting - can we influence a behavior that is rooted in upbringing and culture, affected by stress, and occurs mainly in private? Triple P – Positive Parenting Program works...

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A Safe Haven in Cartoon Confidants

The New York Times

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Children coming from abusive households are often reluctant to discuss their past experiences. A Mexican foundation is using animated characters to help abused and ill children speak about their lives.

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Can School Heal Children in Pain?

Bright Magazine

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Adverse childhood experiences — like assault, emotional abuse, observing domestic violence — can fundamentally alter a child’s body and brain. Lincoln High School teachers are taking in a "trauma-informed care" approach to their teaching to help those vulnerable students whose brains have been al...

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Overwhelmed By Thousands Of Refugee Children Traveling Alone, Europe Considers Adoption

International Business Times

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In Germany child refugee homes are overwhelmed with unaccompanied minors. Adoption is one solution to quickly get these kids into homes, but many kids refuse because their family is far away but alive.

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Secrets Shared Must Be Handled With Care

The New York Times

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Children who have been through traumatic experiences have trouble opening up to people. A virtual program in Mexico City created by psychotherapists uses animated characters to get children to explain their thoughts.

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Protecting Children From Toxic Stress

The New York Times

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Child First is a program in Connecticut, where staff members deliver home-based parent guidance and child-parent psychotherapy to help prevent the detrimental physical and mental effects of toxic stress on children. The engagement is guided by an evidence-based methodology called Child-Parent Psy...

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Quality Child Care Is Rare And Expensive, But A New Proposal Could Help Change That

The Huffington Post

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A study found the majority of organized child care arrangements in the US were abysmal (particularly compared to other developed countries) and poorly regulated, an especially disturbing situation because the first few years of a child's life are critical to intellectual abilities and behavior. ...

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Schools work to aid children of domestic violence

Corpus Christi Caller Times

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Massachusetts’ Brockton Public School district has trained the entire staff at three elementary schools to recognize signs of trauma in children. Inspired by the book, “Helping Traumatized Children Learn,” by Eliana Gil, the district’s initiative has now inspired another text and has spread to sc...

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