Being responsible for a child requires parents to make daily choices to ensure the child's safety and health. When a California child is injured due to the negligence of a parent, the effects could be lifelong as he or she tries to cope with the emotional toll of the incident. Regrettably, child abuse can range from a child suffering daily bodily harm to a child being injured due to a parent or guardian's unwise decision.
The first year of college should be a time for learning, building lifelong friendships and self-expression. No one expects to become the victim of sexual assault by a fellow student. In California and other states, one student is speaking out and fighting for legislation to require authorities to have more training and incorporate trauma-based interviewing techniques into the initial interview process.
Former NFL player Aldon Smith has been arrested again, derailing a promising career in the NFL. A top-ten draft pick in the 2011 draft, the first-team all-pro player registered 33.5 sacks over just two seasons. The rising star was suspended indefinitely from the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He has now been arrested for violating a court order of alleged domestic violence in California.
Reports show that one in four women will be the victim of some type of physical violence caused by a partner. Victims sustain injuries severe enough to warrant medical attention, but rarely do they volunteer the reason behind their injuries. Patients often miss out on the help they may need because of the lack of communication on both sides. In California, health providers and other agencies are working together to identify victims of domestic violence and provide support systems for them.
Violence among intimate partners is a common problem that often goes unrecognized and unreported across the country. A study revealed that in addition to routine screening procedures, radiologists could assist in identifying those who suffer from domestic violence. In California, hospital staff can play a significant role in uncovering abuse.
Many people experience bullying during their childhoods. Some California residents are unlucky enough to find themselves married to bullies. Domestic violence takes many forms, including non-physical abuse. This can include being ignored completely, or being subjected to verbal abuse.
Many things happen over the course of the day, for which there are no witnesses. While it can be disappointing that one was unable to get the evidence of an unexpected and pleasant experience, it can be frightening to be subjected to events that leave one shaken or hurt. Many California residents who have been victims of domestic violence will understand that feeling all too well.
It is easy to think that whatever happens in a person's own home is his or her own business. While this is true the majority of the time, there are times when help is not only necessary, but is vital. For victims of domestic violence, a new program being tested in one California county may bring new hope.
Childhood is often said to be the best time of one's life; however, even with a stable and loving home environment, adolescence can be one of the most confusing and difficult times in a young person's life. Child abuse can cause physical and emotional scars that may last well into adulthood, as many California residents will be aware. Children who have been subjected to abuse at home may become even more vulnerable, falling prey to manipulative adults as a result.
All that glitters may not be gold, especially a relationship that appears glamorous and glitzy from the outside. For some California residents, the reality is far removed from the public perception. Cases of domestic violence are often something akin to a Jekyll and Hyde existence, with the abuser behaving like a model citizen in public and reverting to a monster in private.