There are many types of abuse and all are difficult to endure. Physical, sexual, emotional, financial and verbal cruelties are among the various forms of mistreatment that our society faces daily. Another type of brutality that is widespread and difficult to address is domestic abuse. Domestic violence has been a concern in our society for decades. [More]
February 28, 2016
by Henry M. Pittman, MA
Drug abuse has haunted society for years. From dealing with alcohol to cocaine, from marijuana to LSD, the war on drugs continues. A drug that is becoming more and more popular is methamphetamine. [More]
On May 27, 2015 a brown, 38 pound, 15-month-old Staffordshire/pitbull mix, named Caitlyn was found with electrical tape tightly wrapped around her muzzle in Charleston, South Carolina. This abuse exposed her to many life-threatening situations. Caitlyn’s tongue was caught between her teeth, which resulted in the blood flow to her tongue being cut off. She could not bark, eat, pant to cool herself, defend herself or pick anything up. For all intents and purposes, Caitlyn was cut off from the world. It is estimated that she suffered for 36 - 48 hours. [More]
In April 2015 Robert M Gates, the national president of the Boy Scouts of America, addressed his organization at their national business meeting (BSA, 2015). In his speech he raised the thorny issue of gays in the Scouts. The organization had long held in place a ban on atheists, agnostics, and what they call "open or avowed" homosexuals participating as members (BSA, 2012). [More]
Dating is supposed to be a time for teens to explore relationships and learn about themselves. It is supposed to be fun--and safe. But sometimes things go terribly wrong. Too often, teens are resorting to emotional and physical violence to resolve conflicts and manage painful feelings. Teens and their loved ones must be able to recognize abusive behavior in relationships, and know how to safely leave a relationship and get help. [More]
October 28, 2013
by Ashley Marie
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It was a typical Thursday. I was tucked away in my room and..... [More]
August 19, 2013
by Ashley Marie
Bullying is a concern for parents, teachers, and children. And this challenge is becoming evermore complex as traditional bullying behaviours are taking new forms on the Internet.
School will be in session again.
Mothers are scanning flyers from department stores to snatch the latest deal on school supplies. Fathers are planning their morning and afternoon pick-up and drop-off schedules. Girls ... [More]
The origins of Thanksgiving have nothing to do with a bunch of Indians and pilgrims sitting down for a bountiful feast of turkey. In reality although the settlers with pale faces had been bothering the Indians in addition to giving them many new diseases they had never had were starving by this time. The Indians took pity on them and brought them some corn and fish. Thanksgiving has a lot of emoti... [More]