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I feel I need to urge everyone to use caution when reading the next to posts.

While many of you will not see the significance in relating my words to the next posts, I don’t mind saying that Our Children are one of the most important issues Our elected Law Makers should be dealing with, and the out-of-control Violence in Our country is a major factor to many of Our Country’s problems.

Our Children have been unprotected for at least 7,000 years, and GOOD PEOPLE are waking up and realizing something is very wrong in Our Country, when elected Officials ignore and even vote against any legislation that will be so watered down when these band-aid laws are, if ever enacted.

Before I move on, I want everyone to understand one thing, massive amounts of cocaine and heroine isn’t being trafficked for an adult party, IT IS BEING USED TO ADDICT AND KILL OUR CHILDREN WHO ARE AT THE MERCY OF THE PERVERTS, CRONYS, AND GOOD OLD UPSTANDING BOYS AND THEIR LITTLE LADIES, WHILE THEY SIP WINE AND SMOKE CUBANS, KNOWING THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW, 

Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear

I happened to notice one of Our Good Friends had reblogged this from SilverGirl, and I knew it was time for a reblog also.  I have included the link to the first time we posted this.

This cannot be said enough, until people wakeup and see that Our Great Country will never make it another 300 years.  Because Our Children are the Future of Our Country.

The out-of-control Violence in Our Country has to be addressed before any and all forms of Child Abuse can hope to be affected.

The day when we as people wakeup and decide that Our Children should come before anything, and the defense of Our Country should be paramount also, is the day when laws will be enacted making it a felony for committing a Violent act in front of a Child and anywhere it can be witnessed by a Child.

After a time, all forms of Child Abuse will begin to decrease in frequency, and that includes Bullying, but Domestic Violence will also decrease proportionately, along with Elder Abuse, School Violence, suicide, drug dependency, alcohol abuse, and all crime will drop to some extent.

Now, you decide what is important to you….

Silver Girl

 Sound Medicine

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Last week, a report by the University of San Diego School of Law found that about 686,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect in 2013. Traumatic childhood events can lead to mental health and behavioral problems later in life, explains psychiatrist and traumatic stress expert Bessel van der Kolk author of the recently published book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Children’s brains are literally shaped by traumatic experiences, which can lead to problems with anger, addiction, and even criminal activity in adulthood, says van der Kolk. Sound Medicine’s Barbara Lewis spoke with Dr. van der Kolk about his book. Here are highlights from the interview.

Sound Medicine: Can psychologically traumatic events change the physical structure of the brain?

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: Yes, they can change the connections and activations in the brain. They shape the brain.


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Kids take a stand against Child Abuse and Neglect

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Kids create art, to sell and donate proceeds to victims of Child buse

Springfield, Missouri – The works of art on display for the next two weeks at Randy Bacon Studio are for much more than decoration. The art, created by Springfield elementary students, is standing up against child abuse and neglect.

“They told us that the artwork was for charity,” said Caleb Pardue, a fifth-grader at Robberson Community School. “They’re going to be sold and they’re going to be going to the charity for abused and neglected kids.”

The artwork is part of Children Taking a Stand, which began in 2008. That was the year Juli Nelson read an article about the horrible abuse of a local child. When she took the story to her faith community, a little boy said he wanted to sell lemonade to help kids who get hurt.

The non-profit has evolved through the years into a school-based art program. Through the art they create, kids are empowered to be part of the solution to a very serious problem.

“Because children are the ones being hurt, children deserve to rise up on behalf of their own, to be empowered to be part of the solution to this persistent and horrendous problem,” Nelson said.

“It’s important for us because I don’t think anyone in this school is abused and we don’t know how it feels, so other kids, we want them to have the experience we have,” said Robberson fourth-grader Olivia Attyberry.

“I think it’s important because a lot of people notice [this is happening] and they don’t do anything, they don’t even try to find a way that they can help,” added Mattie King, a Robberson fifth-grader. “And I think it’s just teaching us that if we start earlier, then we can do much more.”

Not only does the artwork give back, but it also creates a conversation and educates kids on what to do if they ever find themselves or their friends in a dangerous situation.

“We talk about what child abuse is and how the kids need to be safe and if they’re feeling unsafe or there’s other kids out in Springfield who are unsafe, it’s just helping them and just putting awareness out,” said Daphne Mack, School Counselor at Robberson Community School.

Last year’s art auction raised $6,000 for the Child Advocacy Center, the Victim Center and CASA of Southwest Missouri. This year, the goal is $10,000, which will take the help of the entire community.

“If there are children in our community who are being hurt, even if we personally haven’t experienced it, or our children haven’t experienced it, it should matter to us,” Nelson said. “It’s our problem too.”

The show is open to the public starting at 6:30 p.m. at Randy Bacon Studio on College Street.

If you can’t make it tonight, all the artwork will be on display for another two weeks.

You can also make a donation to Children Taking a Stand through Community Partnership of the Ozarks.