child abuse

Perigee Books

We have come a very long way indeed from the days when spanking and belting children was common and accepted. 

It's not just that children don't especially like being hit, researchers have also documented a number of long-term negative effects on children who grow up in a household where people hit each other. 


David Pittman began writing a blog about being sexually abused as a teenager.  The blog caught on, and led to the formation of a non-profit group, Together We Heal

TWH works to help survivors heal, and to help educate the public about child sexual abuse. 

Those are goals shared with the Children's Advocacy Center of Jackson County. 

Foster Care Month And Differential Response

May 16, 2014

Lane, Klamath and Lake Counties are the first in Oregon to adopt a Different Response Model that could reduce placements of children in foster care.

May is Foster Care Month, a chance to discuss the events that lead to foster care for kids. 

Reports of child abuse and neglect require a response from child welfare authorities. 

But it is not always the same response.

Reducing Child Abuse: 90 by 30

Jan 30, 2014

Child abuse is more widely recognized than ever before, and the work of eliminating it continues.

Lane County is home to the 90 by 30 program, an effort to reduce child abuse by 90% by the year 2030.