The Economics of Abuse

We would all like to think that when something bad happens to someone that the justice system is just sitting there waiting to respond at a moment’s notice.  Well this isn’t the fire department.   And if you think that Special Victim’s Unit wrapping...

Boundaries

boundaries are strange things.  We generally don’t give it them a second thought.  Sexual abuse brings them to the forefront though.  Victims tend to see the world as a series of boundaries.  Be conscious of how your child looks at boundaries. It may just be his...

Past the breaking point

The challenges of being a parent who’s child has been sexually abused go on for a very, very, very long time.  Clothing sizes and hair color are likely to change in the process.  You’ve probably said “I can’t do this anymore” on more than...

When you can’t protect your kids

When you get married most people start off with a short list of things that you promise to do that usually ends with “til death do you part”.  It gets modified based on personal preference and believes but it is still a part of the standard contract.  Fatherhood has a...

Under Suspicion

On Saturday mornings I tend to browse Hulu.com for movies that look interesting that I might have missed in the theater.  This morning something with Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman jumped out at me.  I think I was pulled in by the mystery element and it’s...

Courtroom Insanity

Nothing can truly prepare you for the things that will go on in the courtroom.   You will be asked obscure questions intended to confuse you or make you look less than credible.  You will probably be treated as a lier by the defense attorney.  And you will see a...