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  • Daughter locked in basement
    Daughter locked in basement: Diaper-wearing girl, 13, locked up and ridiculed
    A couple’s 13-year-old daughter, locked up in the basement of their home and forced to defecate in diapers, was ridiculed by both her own mother and stepfather, who nicknamed their autistic teenage daughter “Stink” and sent her...
  • Grief
    Grief Resolution for Adult Abuse Survivors
    “Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.”― EuripidesSocietal mandates assert that loss is accompanied by a conventional paradigm of grief, replete with ceremonial rituals and a finite process of mourning. Yet when the loss...
  • Five things to do while you wait for him to change
    Five things to do while you wait for him to change
    This weekhttp://Domesticshelters.org ran the article "Can he Change?" Read the article at www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/can-he-change. This is a very complex question. Lundy Bancroft explains it very...
  • Family Court
    False allegations: CPS and Family Court – a match made in heaven
    If you are having difficulty processing how a person can lose custody over false allegations of abuse, let me assure you, you are not alone.There is a difference between criminal court and family court. In criminal court a person is deemed...
  • Open Letter to Beyonce
    Open Letter to Beyonce
    Beyonce,I’d like to begin by saying that in some ways I truly admire you. Perhaps we have different views on some (or many) social issues, but I do see in you a deep desire to be kind to others. You seem to put great effort into being a...
  • Ringling Bros. to end elephant performances by 2018
    Victory for elephants as Ringling Bros announces plan to end shows
    The internet exploded Thursday as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced plans to end the use of elephants in their performances by 2018. According to Feld Entertainment Executive Vice President Alana Feld:"There's been...
  • Twin girls rescued from abusive home: Children were locked up and malnourished
    Twin girls rescued from abusive home: 28-year-old mom locked children in rooms
    Young twin girls rescued from an abusive home are currently staying with their relatives. The two children, only eight years old, were said to have suffered extreme neglect from their 28-year-old mom, Kai Martinez. Canada Journal News reports this...
  • Child abuse and neglect
    Do you see the common signs of child abuse?
    Child abuse and neglect victims can face a lifetime of harmful memories and most unfortunate outcomes. Studies of child abuse and neglect sufferers show a negative impact on a child’s ability to do well in school.Additionally, victims also...
  • Twin girls rescued
    Twin girls rescued from abusive mom: 8-yr-old twins found severely malnourished
    Twin girls were rescued from a home in Washington state where their abusive mother kept them locked up and brutally underfed. The girls were found to be weighing only 40 pounds each – at least 20 to 30 pounds under the average healthy weight...
  • Sen. Vitter continues investigating free government cell phone program
    Sen. Vitter continues investigating free government cell phone program
    U. S. Senator Vitter, Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, has been investigating the fraud and abuse of the taxpayer-funded Lifeline program in recent years. He introduced S. 56, the Ending Mobile Phone Welfare Act of...
  • Naomi Hunter: after the secret
    Naomi Hunter: after The Secret
    Last week I introduced to you Australian author Naomi Hunter and her book A Secret Safe to Tell. I found her story to be so compelling and so very important to share. Here is the second half of the interview. She speaks of her courageous steps...
  • What causes abuse of pets?
    What causes abuse of pets?
    Everyday there is another story of abused animals. Everyday there is a rescue that has more animals than it can realistically handle. There are commercials, articles and social media reach outs for having pets spayed and neutered. So what is the...
  • Jodi Arias trial: Dr. DeMarte tells the story of abuse victim Travis Alexander
    Jodi Arias trial: Dr. DeMarte tells the story of abuse victim Travis Alexander
    As every day passes, those following the Jodi Arias trial out of Phoenix, Arizona, are noting that tensions are getting high. It has been a very long time, if ever, where the defense in this case has experienced a good day in the court. As the...
  • Alcohol abuse
    Tampa alcohol abusers' risk, counselors & governments need newer laws to help
    When explaining the importance of substance use disorders, the professional counselor should have the knowledge necessary to help his client. This understanding must involved tolerance and withdrawal. Therefore, the main concern for the counselor...
  • Substance user disorder
    Tampa enjoys socialist health care affecting substance user disorder policies
    One can find, when researching this topic, the existence of two things about how substance abuse policy is created. The first thing one can find is that the United States government or the Federal government strongly pursues to control interstate...