All Blog Posts Tagged 'abuse' (58)

"Kids—You Can't Beat 'em."

“Kids-You can’t beat ‘em”, was one of the first logos in 1983, when President Reagan proclaimed April to be the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I love the dual meaning of this statement. We can’t be physically aggressive with kids. But equally as important, is the message that there is special value in children. Thirty years later, we continue to promote the value of our children and their families, as well as the fact that every member of the community has a responsibility to…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on April 24, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

"Kids—You Can't Beat 'em."

“Kids-You can’t beat ‘em”, was one of the first logos in 1983, when President Reagan proclaimed April to be the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I love the dual meaning of this statement. We can’t be physically aggressive with kids. But equally as important, is the message that there is special value in children. Thirty years later, we continue to promote the value of our children and their families, as well as the fact that every member of the community has a responsibility to…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on April 24, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Life-ology 101: If All Else Fails, Smile by Michael Soward

Thought provoking reflections on life.

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This story begins in Arkansas with the nine-year-old Michael, and his younger brother, abandoned by their father, living with their strict grandmother who regularly beats them. The family attend church regularly, he discovers at a young age, he has a gift for playing the organ and it is the beginning of a lifelong love of music.

In 1969,after…

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Added by Susan Keefe on November 19, 2013 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Spotlight & Excerpt: Break the Chains, by Jay D Roberts, MD (Christian/Memoir)

Title:  Break the Chains

Genre:  Memoir

Author:  Jay D Roberts, MD

Website:  www.jdrobertsmd.com  

Publisher:   Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC 

BUY BREAK THE CHAINS…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments

6 Ways To Keep Your Children Safe From Sexual Abuse

Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.

 have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

How Our Friends Have Helped

Thanks to the generous donations from members of our community, Caring for Kids has been able to help a mother who is a survivor of domestic violence. She has left her soon to be ex-husband and is going to court for custody of her two children. In order to escape the violence and stress of an abusive relationship, she moved and required basic needs items for her new home. Caring for Kids was able to provide her with towels, sheets, hygiene products, kitchen items, and area rugs to furnish…

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Added by The Raise Foundation on September 25, 2012 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Book Review: Call Me Tuesday, by Leigh Byrne

A mother suffering from mental illness.

A little sweet girl who wants nothing more than her mother’s love.

Family members who turn their backs to the blatant horror that is staring them in the face.

Call Me Tuesday was a tough book to read. Based on true events, it is a fictionalized story of what really happened to author Leigh Byrne while…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 3, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Celebrity intoxication and teenage inebriation

Whether it’s Randy Travis’ mug shots splashed across tabloids, news of Amanda Bynes hit-and-run after an earlier arrest for a DUI or community service handed to Miley Cyrus for drunk driving, there is a celebrity battle with substance abuse seemingly everyday. 

Unfortunately teenagers look up to many of…
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Added by Rhonda Talbot on August 22, 2012 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Book Review: Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest , by Brinda Carey

Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest is a deeply disturbing memoir. At the same time it is an important book, one that offers a strong message of hope and renewal to victims of this terrible crime.

"My decision to write this book came from a deep desire to say, 'You are not alone.' I share some of my memories and some lessons…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 7, 2012 at 8:23am — 1 Comment

Honest, Heartfelt Account of a Black American Family

Getting Out of Dodge City, Heading for L.A. on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe is a short novel that reads like a memoir and that will appeal to those interested in black American history and the dynamics of poor black American families from the early 1800s to the 1960s.

The story begins in 1821 with our narrator talking about the origins of the Atchinson,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 25, 2012 at 6:14am — No Comments

Please to Meet Myself

Raised to believe that a man needed to look after a woman and that, as her mother used to tell her, ‘single women have no status’, Philippa Sklaar felt that any man was better than no man. If a man looked after her, she owed him. So, for financial security and, admittedly, her relationship addiction, Philippa tolerated abuse, became whoever her husband wanted her to be and lost herself along the way. Her book,…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on March 30, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

As a Parent Have YOU Ever Lost Your Cool?

Have you ever witnessed a parent verbally mistreating their child in public? For me, this is the most uncomfortable feeling ...Until recently I was always confused as to how to respond if at all. For the most part I would try to ignore it while in my mind pray for the…

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Added by denny hagel on February 1, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

People Who Live In Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones

As the mother of an 11-year old boy, the news of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged child abuse and the questionable diligence Joe Paterno exercised in reporting the incident  hit close to home.

Needing an outlet for my feelings, I posted the following on my Facebook page immediately after I heard the news:

 I don't care about winning streaks, national titles, or hollow sound bites. That members of the Penn State administration barely raised their hands when faced with eye-witness…

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Added by Stacie Chadwick on January 24, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Protect Your Children XXX Material @ Your Local Mall & Eye Level For Your Children

 

I just wonder sometimes what kind of a world are we living in where there is no respect for the innocence of a child?  Where stores think nothing of putting graphic x-rated sexual images in front of our children with no warning.  Once their young eyes have seen that type of material there is no…

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Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on November 14, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Thoughts on Paterno from a Penn State alum and mom.

I am also a Penn State alum and a mom of three children, two of them young boys.  I share your disgust and I mourn the loss of innocence of all of those victims.  I also mourn the loss of our icon, Joe Paterno.  Paterno was more than a football coach.  For decades, he embodied how to lead with respect, honor and high standards.  Unfortunately, now he must be judged himself by those same high standards.  I agree with the board's decision, but I do not applaud it.  There is nothing here to…

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Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on November 10, 2011 at 7:15pm — 3 Comments

Nick, of Time - J. A. Carlton, Author

Every Child needs a hero.  Read my review and the author's recipe by going to A Book and A… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 30, 2011 at 8:14pm — No Comments

It's Not Your Mama's Fault Part 2

Okay, so where were we? Oh, that's right...I left off right at the point where I was officially 'emancipated' at the age of 16. Whew. Heavy. Just sitting here recalling and writing this stuff takes me back. My teenage life had been a whirlwind of changes; from living in a house with 9 bedrooms and six bathrooms with a…
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Added by Catherine Kingsbury on September 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Renaissance - Sarah Tate, Author

This book is an autobiography written by a super strong woman.  Read my review and the author's recipe by going to A Book and… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 27, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Broken But Not Dead - Joylene Butler, Author

A really fast moving story.  Read my review and the author's recipe by going to A Book and A… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on June 11, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments

He Kan't Kill Your Future - Sharquent Webster, Author

This book should be on the best seller list for books that are a must read.  I recommend this book to everyone.  Read my review and the author's cooking tip by going to A Book and A… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on May 10, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

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