National reviews can be helpful, but can drive misunderstanding of the issues facing child protection services.
Family courts’ hostility – both in the US and abroad – toward claims of paternal or spousal abuse has been widely reported. Now there’s an in-depth study that documents that hostility.
A new study shows the impacts of child sex abuse material on the families of offenders - who are described as ‘secondary victims’.
Despite more spending on mental health services, suicide rates continue to climb. So in light of two major new reports released this week, we need to rethink our strategy to save lives.
The #MeToo movement has allowed survivors of sexual abuse to be heard in the public space. Children, however, remain voiceless.
Public investments in benefit programs could save tens of thousands of children from being victims of child abuse and have important later-life effects on child welfare and overall health.
Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.
We have laudable goals on eradicating violence against women and children, but we are nowhere near achieving them. Here’s what needs to happen.
Investment in preventing violence against children is a long-term strategy for a sustainable future, and it requires urgent action.
A change in how witnesses, victims and authorities respond to domestic violence reports paired with limited social services placed victims in a vulnerable position during the pandemic.
Highly skilled dogs are hard at work supporting the child victims of crime. Meet the justice facility dogs.
A traumatic childhood can affect you physically, mentally and socially.
Discussions have rightly focused on the failings of authorities and clubs. But the role of the law should also be examined.
Reform of New Zealand’s abusive gymnastics culture offers an opportunity to improve women’s sports in general.
He called them ‘stinkers’ and ‘nauseating little warts’, but author Roald Dahl’s characterisation of children as vulnerable is necessary for them to ultimately triumph.
Children’s work circumstances put their welfare in danger, policy and action are needed urgently from government and non-governmental organisations.
Our mental health and economy are suffering from this pandemic. Parent support programs are a proven way to improve both.
It’s not just children designated as being ‘at risk’ who are vulnerable. There are thousands of others who have not been assessed and who need the ‘safe haven’ of school.
Kids become more vulnerable to maltreatment when their parents can’t secure child care or housing or get jobs.
More than a fifth of US children were working in 1900, and many Americans saw nothing wrong with that. It took decades of activism and court battles plus economic upheaval to change course.