Tag: child abuse

Neglect the Forgotten Abuse

Childhood neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment. In fact, the U.S. Department of Human Services in 2002 found that child neglect accounted for more than 60% of child abuse cases (De Bellis, 2005). A lot of attention is paid to forms of abuse, such as sexual...

The Lost Child

The term dysfunctional family is used to give a name to a family that does not function within normal parameters. There may be alcoholism, drug abuse, neglect, and abuse. These disturbed families harbor children who, because of their debilitated families, are not capable of living the lives they should...

The Effect of Trauma on the Developing Brain

Child abuse is a rampant epidemic in the United States with millions of kids getting hurt every day. The ramifications of this abuse and neglect are long-lasting and possibly permanent. What happens in the brains of traumatized children? The answer is that a traumatized child’s brain shrinks, and certain...

Childhood Grooming By Sexual Predators

***Trigger Warning*** Child abuse is a subject many would rather sweep under the rug because it is such a vile and heinous crime against humanity. Yet, child abuse continues to happen and will continue to prevail until we bring it out of the darkness and into the light of...

Being an Invisible Child

I am facing my forty-year graduating class anniversary dinner in August. Such an event usually causes people to look forward to speaking with and seeing the people with which you went to school.   For me the prospect brings back memories and emotions that are not lovely.   I...

A Video With a Whopper of a Message!!

I watched a video today that was in awe. It covers so many topics! Change is inevitable. If you keep doing the same thing over-and-over again expecting a different result, you’ll never experience success! Fear of the unknown can paralyze you! Facing your fears and doing what you are...

The Lasting Effects of Broken Trust

Trigger Warning: The following article is full of references to abuse issues and mentions things that may be triggering to some. I do not and will not write specifics of abuse on my blog, but the emotions that even talking briefly about these issues can be upsetting. Before I...