Child Abuse

Touch

Writing became a perfect medium for me to define trauma in my own way.  Oftentimes, I didn't even know I was writing about trauma--just sharing a story or poem.  Below provides worded images of self-healing, I believe...

Child Abuse, NonFiction, Psychology

Mandatory Reporting

  Mandatory Reporting. What is it?  I’ll share what I think I know about Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dcf/child-abuse-neglect/reporting-abuse.html http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dcf/can-mandated-reporters-guide.pdf In reading current statutes, most bases are covered. But those in the legal profession seem to be exempted from reporting. The District Attorney’s Office in our area did not report serious allegations of child sexual abuse regarding one… Continue reading Mandatory Reporting

Child Abuse, Horror, NonFiction

My Story of Child Abuse

  What is the view of child abuse? I struggle with that question.  I've found that child abuse survivors are viewed as damaged goods.  I see pity in people’s eyes.  I say, don’t see me and my ordeal—understand that there are children out there right this second that are undergoing the same kind of ordeal. … Continue reading My Story of Child Abuse