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 rape, journalism, Medical, NonFiction, Psychology

Salem Hospital

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 Salem Hospital

Child rape, journalism, Mandatory Reporting, NonFiction, Psychology

Predation: Stories of Stolen Childhoods

    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 Predation: Stories of Stolen Childhoods