Salem Hospital; Child Abuse

Joyce Bowen ✅ Freelance Writer, ✅ Child Advocate, ✅ beBee Brand Ambassador 🐝 Doctors are Gods; are they not? I don’t think so, but they think they are. I once had a doctor say to me, “Things are getting better.” And he was right—for doctors—not for patients. The Atlanta Journal Consitution wrote a scathing review of physicians... Continue Reading →

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Mandatory Reporting; Child Abuse

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 man... Continue Reading →

Deception; Child Abuse

I’m not driven to tears often. I see myself as staunch and stoic. Last night, however, I found my face bathed in that salty fluid as I listened to myself assure a victim of a crime that justice would now be done. “They know about him now,” I said. “They’ll do something.” It is an... Continue Reading →

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Predation: Stories of Stolen Childhoods; Child Abuse

    We are a society of subcultures. As such, each subculture develops its own policing mechanism.  Doctors have Board of Medicines; lawyers have the Bar; etc.  We have to follow the Law.  In most cases, these subcultures do not. I have no experience with anything other than our Massachusetts Board of Medicine. My first allegation... Continue Reading →

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