When Dad Hurts Mom, Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse by Lundy Bancroft

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I found this book really helpful. It gave great advice for moms who are either currently being abused, or have escaped an abusive relationship. It helps them know how to help their kids heal everything they have experienced. It walks moms through how to deal with the court system, which can be really hostile to abused mothers. It talks about helping kids understand the manipulation their father tries to pull on them. Excellent resource.


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An Inside View of Child Trafficking

Jerome Elam shares some of his own story of being trafficked as a child, along with lots of resources and information about child trafficking. This isn’t a problem affecting just female victims, or foreign victims:

The Department of Justice estimates that between 100,000 and 300,000 children are at risk of being trafficked in this country right now. Human trafficking is a $9.5 billion a year business in the U.S. according to the United Nations and within the first forty-eight hours of leaving home, a runaway child will be approached by a human trafficker. Human trafficking is second only to the drug trade as the largest criminal enterprise according to the Justice Department. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) reports that pimps can make from $150,000 to $200,000 per year for each child. The NCMEC also reports a pimp has an average of four children and the Polaris Project, an anti-trafficking non profit, reports the average victim of sex trafficking is forced to have sex 20-48 times a day.
Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/life/trafficked-boys-vandalized-innocence-hidden-in-plain-sight-26356/#1oa5slUQ8iWULfOZ.99
Go read the whole thing, as they say.

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Review of UK Channel Four’s The Paedophile Next Door

Last week, Channel 4 broadcast The Paedophile Next Door, in which they not only looked at the issue of child sexual abuse, but talked to a self-confessed, but non-abusing paedophile.

Phil over at the All that is Solid… blog wrote up a detailed review of what was discussed and the issues it raised.

In the interest of sharing other folks reviews of things we can’t get to, I’m going to just link to his review for your own reading. Since I haven’t seen the program, I won’t speak to the issues it raises, just leave it to those who have actually seen it.

While, I’m pointing to another person’s review of the program, I also want to take a moment and remind you that you, yes you, can submit a review to be published on this site too. Just go over to the submission page and let us know what you think!

Alan Cumming Reads From His Memoir

Over on BBC Radio for the next three weeks, you can listen to the 5 part series of Alan Cumming reading from his very personal memoir about his relationship with an abusive father, named Not My Father’s Son.

There are also links to support services in the UK listed with each episode.

If you’re interested in listening, you can do so from the BBC website, where it will be available for a limited time!

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