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What Can We Do to Prevent the Abuse of Children with Disabilities?

By Elizabeth Mazur, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychology, Penn State University)

In February 2016, Ethan Okula, a 10 year-old child in foster care for three years, died from a bowel obstruction after numerous adults neglected to drive him to the hospital emergency room or call 911. 657 more words

Children And Youth

Use Your Voice this Presidential Election

Written by: Katie Carter, Director of Research, Education & Public Policy for National Safe Place Network

Photo credit: https://mfgtodayblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/vote.jpg

This week I was tuning into the latest season of “The Voice” right before the Vice Presidential Debates started. 217 more words

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FUN is our Middle Name (What is a Bike Night, and an Open House and why do we do it?)

As I roll down Santa Fe in my Rawhide Chevy truck people give me the strangest looks when they see my truck bed full to the hilt with as many 30 packs of beer as I could humanly fit and transport.   662 more words


When you need more than "I don't know": The High/Low Game

The school year has finally begun and you are dying to know how your child’s day went.  How was their teacher?  Were their peers nice to them? 486 more words

9 Ways to Talk to Your Kids about the 15th Anniversary of September 11

By Robin Gurwitch, PhD

The assassination of John F. Kennedy. The explosion of the Challenger. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. There are few events in our nation’s history that have made an impact on all of us. 2,656 more words

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What is a learning difficulty?

A learning difficulty can be defined as ‘difficulties in acquiring knowledge and skills to the normal level expected of those of the same age.’ That is all good and well but what is normal? 475 more words



Do not speak of evil for it creates
curiosity in the minds of the young.

source: Lakota Sioux Proverb
image: Eddie’s Image Collection,  Black Crow