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Bullying Prevention: What Works? What Doesn’t? (Part I)


Written by Frank DiLallo | | On Martin Luther King Day I had the fortunate opportunity to attend an anti-bullying educator workshop hosted by Lenawee County Intermediate School District, sponsored by Judge Gregg Iddings of Lenawee County Probate Court. The featured presenter for the day-long intensive and evening parent event was nationally recognized expert Stan Davis. There were many insights ... Read More »

Tales of childhood bullying reveal the ugly side of figure skating


SOCHI, Russia – For the brief snapshot in time that is the Winter Olympics, figure skaters are among the most-watched athletes on the planet. They are the focus of the attention, and sometimes adulation, of a global audience. But for many male figure skaters, there is a price to be paid for pursuing their profession. And it cannot be measured ... Read More »

Female soldiers bullied, harassed


More than one in 10 female soldiers in the New Zealand Defence Force say they have been harassed, a new report has found. The Ministry of Defence report released today also showed that while substantial progress has been made in the past 15 years, gender inequity was still widespread. Women had high rates of attrition and low rates of career ... Read More »

STOP THE CYCLE OF BULLYING!! A Victim’s Perspective


Prior to the 17th century the term ‘bully’ was a term of endearment. It was a term to mean ‘brother’ and ‘lover’. The term’s meaning deteriorated through the centuries into what we now call a ‘bully.’ A bully is defined as a person who initiates and carries on the ‘activity of repeated, aggressive behavior intended to hurt another person, physically ... Read More »

USA – Costs of Domestic Violence – Lives, Expenses, Losses

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A woman comes to the doctor with depression, fatigue and insomnia. A co-worker stays late in the office even when there is not much to do. A sales associate appears tired and distracted. For each of these individuals, domestic violence – physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or psychological abuse against an intimate partner – could be the underlying cause of distress. ... Read More »



When Milena Clarke heard about the Miami Dolphins’ bullying controversy, she instantly felt that familiar sick sensation. “It brought back a lot of the pain and reminded me of my situation,” said the 14-year-old high school freshman basketball player from Ashland, Ky. “It made me feel kind of better that I was not the only one, but also worse that ... Read More »

Child abuse scandals at the heart of the Catholic Church


The UN denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for failing to stamp out child abuse, and called on the Church to remove all clergy suspected of raping or molesting children. The following are paedophilia scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church in recent years: - Canada: The Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s, Newfoundland was closed in 1990 after it ... Read More »

Child trapped in prison of abuse


People who study child abuse distinguish physical abuse from emotional abuse. Physical abuse is the hitting, biting and burning that leaves physical scars. Emotional abuse is the belittling, threatening, humiliating and terrorizing that leaves scars buried inside a child. Researchers have found that rates of physical child abuse have dropped in this country while rates of emotional child abuse have ... Read More »

Shocking rise in domestic violence in Dorset


DORSET Police are dealing with a case of domestic violence every hour of the day. Officers receive on average 700 reports of domestic abuse per month across the county and have dealt with more than 36,000 incidents of domestic violence in the last five years. Figures obtained by the Dorset Echo under the Freedom of Information Act revealed the shocking ... Read More »

Lebanon: Some Women Slip Through Cracks of Domestic Violence Law


Domestic violence has found itself in the past year regularly in Lebanese headlines, as the tragic stories of Roula Yacoub and, more recently, Fatima al-Nashar, have stirred public opinion in support of a draft law which would criminalize domestic violence. But while the bill is hailed by many women’s rights activists as a decisive step, some of the most vulnerable women in the ... Read More »