Tag Archive: abuse

Apr 09 2014

Things have changed in Texas

In recent months, there have been many news stories resulting from cases – both nationally and here in Texas – which focus on the failures within our justice system in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases, particularly child sexual abuse, in the early 1980s and 90s. Like most Americans, I find myself heartbroken …

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Dec 29 2013

Parenting tips for stress-free holidays

The holidays are a joyous time when loved ones come together to share traditions and to celebrate. But for many families, the holidays can also be a time of stress and frustration, sometimes unintentionally resulting in an increased risk of child abuse and neglect. “Research tells us that economic and personal stresses are leading contributors …

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Dec 15 2013

What is the Golden Rule?

What did Jesus mean when he said, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them”? “If you are mean to someone, then they will start being mean back to you,” says Blain, 7. Brooke, 9, looks to agriculture to interpret the golden rule: “If we plant something good, we get …

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Nov 05 2013

Bingo benifits victims

“Bags, Boots and Bingo” is a fun and uniquely effective fund raiser supporting the Martin House Children’s Advocacy Center of Gregg and Harrison counties. On Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. the event will he held at the East Texas Builders’ Association Event Center at 2023 Alpine Road in Longview, and will …

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Jun 18 2013

A rotten bacon behemoth: If a Chinese company’s bid to acquire Smithfield goes through, consumers and farmers will suffer.

American consumers may not even notice the change if a newly proposed takeover by China’s largest meat processor of our nation’s leading pork company goes through. But the $4.7 billion transaction would certainly show up on our plates: in the form of farmer exploitation, more factory farms, and a more complicated supply chain that increases …

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May 22 2013

Military strength depends on stopping sexual assaults

  “We must do everything we can to put an end to these abuses. They are ruining the lives of thousands of patriotic women who wanted only to serve their country but fell prey to men who abused positions of power.’ Recent allegations of sexual assault by members of our armed forces have refocused national …

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Apr 10 2013

Human trafficking

It’s her eyes and innocent face that first grab your heart. At least they grabbed mine. Annika, a delicate young girl, has been unwittingly handed into virtual slavery by her homeless father. Sweatshop labor and sex-for-sale portend a bleak future. She seems precious, blameless, so undeserving of this hell. But life is cheap for an …

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Apr 10 2012

Preventing abuse

Roxanne Stevenson

The Martin House Childrens’ Advocacy Center of Gregg and Harrison counties serves East Texas as a non-profit facility dedicated to helping victims, aged 3 to 17, of abuse. Children who have been mistreated and their non-offending relatives can receive counseling and referral services at no cost. The Center also works with law enforcement, child protective …

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