Abuse & Trauma Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Measuring the Effect of Ecstasy

    Measuring the Effect of Ecstasy

    I spoke with a health conscious high school student last week who told me that she did not smoke, drink, or use drugs. She mentioned that she did use Ecstasy, but she thought it was so healthy that she didn’t really consider it a drug!

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  • Television Drama Highlights Dangers of Huffing

    Television Drama Highlights Dangers of Huffing

    I’ve learned that on 11/29/99, the popular television show 7th Heaven (WB, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., PST) will use drama to teach about huffing, the common, dangerous, and hidden drug abuse epidemic. I urge parents of school-age children or teens to view this episode with their  children. I expect the quality to be high, but […]

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  • Physical and Emotional Impact of Schoolyard Bullies

    Physical and Emotional Impact of Schoolyard Bullies

    “You big bully!” We all remember it from childhood. Ranging from teasing and name-calling to physical attacks, bullying happens in nearly every school around the globe.

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  • What Constitutes Sexual Abuse

    What Constitutes Sexual Abuse?

    What constitutes sexual abuse? What’s the first step to take if you suspect that your child has been abused?

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  • Recognizing Sexual Abuse

    Recognizing Sexual Abuse

    How can I recognize sexual abuse if it happened to my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter? About a month ago she told me a friend of ours touched her vagina. Since that time she has said nothing else and on gentle questioning…

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