Domestic Violence: Do You Know The Warning Signs?

There I was in the middle of the night, being kicked, punched and beaten by the father of my child, and in an attempt to summon a desperately needed rescue, I somehow made it to s street-facing window and loudly yelled, ” Help!”. It was a quiet block, so I was certain that someone would […]

Sleep Practices: How to Keep Your Baby Safe

Every year, there are thousands of sleep-related deaths among babies. I remember when my first daughter was born. She was also my first child. I was a young mother, a college graduate, but still without a clue about motherhood. I knew how I wanted it to look[motherhood], but the particulars, I was uncertain. No one […]

When Supporting Children & Families Starts by Identifying Protective Factors and Protective Capacities

Protective factors are conditions or attributes of individuals, families, communities or the larger society that reduce or eliminate risk and promote healthy development and well-being of children and families. These factors help to ensure that children and youth function well at home, school, work and in the community today and into adulthood. Protective factors also […]

Questions: In the Midst of Life-Threatening Opioid Addictions

Some people are fortunate or ra The city of New Haven, Connecticut, in an 83 page lawsuit,  is suing the makers of Oxycontin. Their claim is that they hold the blame for the epidemic that has swept the country and boasts responsibility for overdoses, deaths, child abuse and neglect and all other damages associated with opioid […]