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The Psych Approach – NYTimes.com ” Childhood stress can have long lasting neural effects, making it harder to exercise self-control, focus attention, delay gratification and do many of the other things that contribute to a happy life.” tags: CA Blog Against Child Abuse – September 2012 Edition tags: CA Sibling Abuse – Children Abusing Other…

Music Charity Director gets 30 years for CSA in USA following UK testimony

At the end of last week the director of a music charity began a 30 year sentence for the abuse of at least two boys and creating child abuse images over a two year period last decade, and being arrested with more images at an airport in 2008. The evidence of one child from England contributed…

Review: A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard (US, 2011)

The story is very familiar and has been widely covered by television news and documentary teams across the world; Jaycee Lee Dugard is kidnapped aged 11 in 1991 and only returns in 2009 with her children. After missing multiple chances to catch her kidnapper, the father of her children, and his wife, they are picked…

Review: CSI Vegas: Bittersweet (2011/12, USA)

Note:  This episode is from the current season ending Spring 2012 and the full plot is discussed below. CSI has had some excellent abuse related episodes in the past, even when “Blood Drops” from the very first season employed cheap shock twists. Sadly after many excellent episodes, with this episode from the latest season just ending for the…