Tag Archive: child abuse

We Learned from Jerry Sandusky

Coach, mentor, pedophile?

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.  Just…

STOP THE BULLYING

bullying

STOP THE BULLYING - Once again we have had children killing other children at school. Once again we are told it was because of bullying. Once again we are presented with the dilemma of how to stop the bullying. Let’s start by asking how can we “Stop the bullying?” Bullying is more often verbal than physical….

WHAT MOTIVATED JOSH POWELL TO KILL HIS SONS?

What motivated Josh Powell?

WHAT MOTIVATED JOSH POWELL? As I awoke to news reports this week, I was crestfallen to hear that Josh Powell, accused of murdering his wife, had taken the lives of himself and his two young sons by setting his house afire. What motivated Josh Powell? Why did he do this? He had executed the perfect…

REMEMBER RYAN WHITE?

Ryan White should have turned 40 today. But he died at age 18, after a too-short and tumultuous life in which he battled HIV and the prejudice that surrounded it – as well as the somewhat unwelcome place in the spotlight his condition thrust upon him. When White was infected with HIV from a contaminated…

PENN STATE, JOE PATERNO AND THE OTHER PLAYERS – A Blonde’s Editorial

By this time, it should not be necessary to title this post “What About the Alleged Child Sexual Assaults Perpetrated by a Staff Member of the Penn State Athletic Department?” Being a survivor of childhood sexual molestation, it is difficult for me to keep a cool head when a story of this nature breaks. The…

If a child has said they have been inappropriately touched should you ask the perpetrator about it?

A dirty secret – Who do you tell? Amazingly, the title of this post was actually a search term used to get to my blog site. I only wish I could personally speak to the person who was conducting that search, but will hope that somehow they will find this message and get some of…

Thank You, Casey Anthony—Now We Move On!

This will be short and to the point. I am amazed at the surge in traffic to my site and blog post during the entire Casey Anthony trial. Only a day or two after her sentencing, the numbers plummeted back to normal. I found the topic timely and pertinent to the focus of my blog,…

How Long Does Domestic Violence Last?

There are only three ways that I am aware domestic violence can end. They are:  1)  The victim separates him/herself from the abuser. 2)  The abuser is rehabilitated and changes his/her ways. 3)  The victim dies.  I know, it’s brutal, but it’s true. In my personal opinion, if the abuser is willing to seek counseling…

How Have Casey Anthony and Jaycee Dugard Affected Victims of Sexual Abuse?

I’ve been working on my second book. Sometimes things come to me in the writing process that simply cannot wait to be put between two covers. Today is one of those times. As I recollect the emotional strain an entire nation experienced while enduring the Casey Anthony trial, followed shortly by the Jaycee Dugard interview, it…

The Trial is Over—Can We Get Back to Helping Victims?

I am absolutely astonished at the number of hits on my blog driven by search terms regarding Casey Anthony. It has been mind-boggling. I jumped aboard that train and rode it because of the accusations of molestation, domestic violence/abuse and well, like everyone else, just trying to get some answers and make some sense of…