Protecting Child Safety at All Levels of Society

Get the first chapter of Doing Right by Our Kids as a free gift from our new Child Safety Library

My co-author Irene van der Zande and I are thrilled to announce that we have released the first three chapters of our forthcoming book, Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels. The book is being released in a serialized form in the new Child Safety Library that we have added to DoingRightByOurKids.com You can download Chapter 1. Creating a Foundation of Child Safety, as our free gift to the community. The first three chapters are: Chapter 1. Creating a Foundation of... Read more

Perceive, Believe, Act. Sometimes Believing is the hardest part.

My heart goes out to the four young women who have escaped captivity in Cleveland. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, and the rescued 6-year old girl identified as Berry’s daughter can now begin to rebuild their lives. This is such a bizarre story that evokes mixed feelings of triumph, relief, anger and sadness. How could these three young women have remained in captivity for a decade, just a few miles from where they were kidnapped? How much does the stigma of racism and... Read more