Category Archives: Abuse

4 reasons why teens cut to COPE

Because acronyms help facts stick in our head, I’ve created one here: COPE. Teens – or kids or adults – cut for Control, as an Obsessive Behavior, as Punishment, or as an Emotional release. Continue reading

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Review: Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife by Ruth A. Tucker

The book mixes the personal and the theological, serving as both a wife’s narrative of enduring domestic abuse by a pastor husband and a theology professor’s analysis of the biblical, theological, historical, and contemporary issues surrounding abuse in the church. Continue reading

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Why church leaders need to be talking about sexual assault

70 child abuse allegations are made against churches in the US each week. Continue reading

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What are the stats on adoption, trauma and disability?

It appears that adoptive families are more likely than others to face the challenge of dealing with disabilities among their children. Continue reading

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What is child abuse: Definitions, signs, and symptoms

Unfortunately, child abuse and neglect isn’t rare, even if we wish it were. This matters. Continue reading

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The impact of trauma on the developing brain

The potential effects of trauma and abuse on the developing brain and nervous system are powerful and incredibly complex. Continue reading

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