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Child Abuse

Mandatory Reporting Laws

Frederick Douglass said, “It is easier to raise strong children than it is to fix broken men.”  In searching the web, I found many resources documenting recent and past records of policies on Mandatory Reporting.  I decided to make a… Continue Reading →

Mandatory Reporting; Child Abuse

  Mandatory Reporting. What is it?  I’ll share what I think I know about Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dcf/child-abuse-neglect/reporting-abuse.html http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dcf/can-mandated-reporters-guide.pdf In reading current statutes, most bases are covered. But those in the legal profession seem to be exempted from reporting. The District Attorney’s… Continue Reading →

The Pursuit; Child Abuse

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The pursuit was on. Equality of the contestants was not the issue. Their goals were not the same. The stalker had in mind to catch her prey, who wanted only to escape. Survival was the issue here. The prey would do… Continue Reading →

My Story of Child Abuse

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What is the view of child abuse? I struggle with that question.  I’ve found that child abuse survivors are viewed as damaged goods.  I see pity in people’s eyes.  I say, don’t see me and my ordeal—understand that there are… Continue Reading →

The View; Child Abuse

I write. It’s what I do. I’m no longer a critical thinker, per se. I weave real-life stories, and I strive to illustrate the damages child abuse levies through my life experiences. I’ve become a ‘bottom line’ sort of person. … Continue Reading →

Salem Hospital; Child Abuse

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Joyce Bowen ✅ Freelance Writer, ✅ Child Advocate, ✅ beBee Brand Ambassador 🐝 Doctors are Gods; are they not? I don’t think so, but they think they are. I once had a doctor say to me, “Things are getting better.” And he… Continue Reading →

Deception; Child Abuse

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I’m not driven to tears often. I see myself as staunch and stoic. Last night, however, I found my face bathed in that salty fluid as I listened to myself assure a victim of a crime that justice would now… Continue Reading →

Predation: Stories of Stolen Childhoods; Child Abuse

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We are a society of subcultures. As such, each subculture develops its own policing mechanism.  Doctors have Board of Medicines; lawyers have the Bar; etc.  We have to follow the Law.  In most cases, these subcultures do not. I have… Continue Reading →