It’s difficult to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa knowing there is a rise in domestic violence during the holidays. While many imagine sugar plum fairies dancing in their dreams, others are seeing stars from blows to their head. This “version” of Twas the Night Before Christmas gives us a true picture of what it’s really like to30

Child sexual abuse is a very tough topic for law enforcement, judiciary, attorneys, social workers and advocates. The families who are personally confronted by child sexual abuse are put into a place where they will never be the same again. Now, add to child sexual abuse ending in murder of the precious little one, and30

When others control us, it’s amazing the power one person can have over another. What do we do when we find ourselves in a position of being controlled by others? When others control us, they can exercise certain levels of power over another’s emotional well being. Others control us through money, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation30

What would child molestation look like through the eyes of the child being abused? This is NOT a fairy tale: Once upon a time there was an innocent little girl. She played with dolls, pretended to be a princess living in a castle, but her innocence was interrupted. So, here she shares her story of30

VICTIM SERVICES PRACTITIONER What is a Victim Services Practitioner? I wasn’t sure. I just knew I wanted to be one. What does it take to become a Victim Services Practitioner? The beginning for me was a 40-hour course presented by the Attorney General of my state, the State of Florida. For five days, from 8:0030

Now that the trial is over and the coach has been sentenced, we must consider what we learned from Jerry Sandusky. The trial was extremely high profile. Many asked why Coach Sandusky chose not to testify in his own behalf. His lawyers insisted that not take place. Here’s a blonde take on that decision.  Just30

FORGIVE MY ABUSER WAIT! Forgive my abuser? Are you kidding me? I’m still right in the midst of being abused on a daily basis. How do you expect me to forgive my abuser? To forgive my abuser does not mean to forget the abuse he/she dished out. Jesus said, “To be forgiven, you must first30

2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND SEX TRAFFICKING What could possibly be the relationship between the upcoming 2012 Presidential campaign and sex trafficking? Slavery is alive and doing well in these United States of America. It is merely wrapped in a different sort of package—human trafficking. ABC Action News released a report concerning an already present boom30

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH Child Abuse Prevention Month is recognized during April of every year. Each week of this month I will direct a great portion of time blogging on various types of child abuse—verbal, emotional, physical and sexual. I will be focusing on Child Abuse Prevention Month, hopefully providing you with valuable, and unfortunately30