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Part II: The Hidden Crisis of Sibling Sexual Abuse

Part II: The Hidden Crisis of Sibling Sexual Abuse

Part II: The Hidden Crisis of Sibling Sexual Abuse Part I of “The Hidden Crisis of Sibling Sexual Abuse” shone a rare spotlight on the silent epidemic of sibling sexual abuse (SSA) that affects a staggering number of families in our nation. In last week’s blog post, we examined the prevalence,...

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The Hidden Crisis of Sibling Sexual Abuse- Part 1

The Hidden Crisis of Sibling Sexual Abuse- Part 1

Sibling relationships are some of the most powerful yet undervalued in the family lives of children and adolescents. Not only are sibling relationships often the most enduring in the family, but they also play a significant role in identity formation, attachment, as well as social, cognitive, and...

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Abolishing the Child Welfare System Would Harm Victims of Child Abuse

Abolishing the Child Welfare System Would Harm Victims of Child Abuse

Our nation’s child welfare system exists to fulfill society’s collective commitment to protecting children when they become victims of serious abuse. Unfortunately, this system is deeply flawed, and youth involved in child welfare services are often retraumatized, revictimized, or otherwise poorly...

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Healing Takes Time: Delores’ Story

Healing Takes Time: Delores’ Story

Delores stands next to a pink rosebush planted by counseling center staff to honor her courage and bravery. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you                                                                                            ~ Maya Angelou As a trauma...

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The “Parental Alienation” Defense Endangers Children

The “Parental Alienation” Defense Endangers Children

The latest issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine features an article by attorney Ashish Joshi, who is a proponent of the so-called “parental alienation defense.”  The article includes extensive discussion on the purported merits of parental alienation theory in our family court system. The...

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