Category: Responding to News Events

Santa Barbara killings: taking our social script to a violent extreme

My grief about Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara killing rampage takes me to an almost wordless place. But I think it’s important to find my voice and try to address it.


Fortune and Fame – or Halls of Shame?

What does it take to protect child entertainers from abuse? Once again, we see news headlines leaving us with troubling questions about the way that the exploitation of young people has been accepted and overlooked in the film industry. This time, actor Michael Egan is accusing well-known entertainment executives Bryan Singer, Garth Ancier, Gary W. […]


When Disaster Strikes: Safety Comes From Inside Ourselves

Our challenge when faced with a disaster is to keep finding our balance. We need to remember that, in this uncertain world, the truest safety we have is the safety we create within ourselves.


Positive Prevention to Stop Violence Without Blaming Victims

As advocates of stopping child abuse, rape, and other assaults, we need to be careful to avoid language that implies that victims of violence might have been able to “prevent” what happened.


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