Thursday, July 27, 2017


No one said it is easy to fight back or take the steps to protect yourself. But REMEMBER

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017



The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
Bottom line, we are here to answer the call.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Quick action by attendant saves human trafficking victim

Monday, July 10, 2017

Wisconsin Man Arrested in Toddler’s Alleged Beating Death: ‘Worst Case of Child Abuse’ Ever Seen

Most of us lead a life free from this kind of heartbreak--the loss of an innocent little child's life because of abuse. This is why awareness is so essential for prevention. Those who are abused but escape this fate might live with PTSD their whole lives, but they live. Those who do not, suffer this child's fate. And it isn't just children who are victims. Domestic and spousal abuse can be just as deadly. 

Bella Capo wrote her book No More Crying Angels (release date October 14, 2017) to bring her own abuse, both childhood and spousal, into the open in order to encourage victims to be victors, not victims. She survived and went on to help so many who walk in her shoes through the Facebook movement, La Bella Mafia.

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Wisconsin Man Arrested in Toddler’s Alleged Beating            Death: ‘Worst Case of Child Abuse’ Ever Seen

June 7, 2017

A Wisconsin man is accused of killing his girlfriend’s 16-month-old daughter in what police have called “the worst case of child abuse [we] have ever seen.”
Juan J. Maravilla, 30, was charged with first degree reckless homicide and child abuse after the girl’s mother brought her bruised body to a Green Bay-area hospital on May 25 after she had died, Green Bay police tell PEOPLE.

Hospital staff ordered an autopsy immediately, and the “results revealed the toddler’s death was not the result of one act of abuse but repeated abuse over an extended period of time,” Cpt. Kevin Warych of the Green Bay Police Department alleges to PEOPLE. Warych adds, “This is possibly the worst case of child abuse [we] have ever seen.”

Between the time of the girl’s death and her autopsy report, Maravilla was jailed for an unspecified alleged probation violation, Warych says. Jail records do not indicate the specifics of the alleged violation or the underlying offense.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Child Abuse and Neglect
How to Spot the Signs and Make a Difference
Domestic violence
Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to heal and break the cycle—rather than perpetuate it. By learning about common signs of abuse and what you can do to intervene, you can make a huge difference in a child’s life.
Understanding child abuse and neglect
Child abuse isn’t just about black eyes. While physical abuse is shocking due to the marks it leaves, not all child abuse is as obvious. Ignoring children’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, or making a child feel worthless or stupid are also child abuse. Regardless of the type of child abuse, the result is serious emotional harm. But there is help available. If you suspect a child is being abused, it’s important to speak out. By catching the problem as early as possible, both the child and the abuser can get the help they need.
Myths About Child Abuse and Neglect
Myth: It's only abuse if it's violent.
Fact: Physical abuse is just one type of child abuse. Neglect and emotional abuse can be just as damaging, and since they are more subtle, others are less likely to intervene.
Myth: Only bad people abuse their children.
Fact: Not all abusers are intentionally harming their children. Many have been victims of abuse themselves, and don’t know any other way to parent. Others may be struggling with mental health issues or a substance abuse problem.

Myth: Child abuse doesn't happen in “good” families.
Fact: Child abuse doesn't only happen in poor families or bad neighborhoods. It crosses all racial, economic, and cultural lines. Sometimes, families who seem to have it all from the outside are hiding a different story behind closed doors.