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Giving Back This Holiday Season

Are you looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Check out the following ways that you can support Childhelp’s efforts around the nation: Read More »

Medical Exams - Focus is on the Child

Abuse is a horrible thing and there are people who daily address the needs of abused children in caring and loving ways. This week we are talking about the process of a medical examination, Read More »

Forensic Interviews

Describing abuse you’ve experienced is a challenge for anyone, but it can be especially difficult and traumatizing for a child. That is why trained forensic interviewers are normally utilized when dealing with children under the age of seven or ones with developmental delays. Read More »

Investigation Process in Child Abuse Case

This week we had the opportunity to sit down with a detective who works hand-in-hand with one of the Childhelp Advocacy centers. Each day, his cases focus on investigating crimes against children and gathering enough evidence to uncover and prosecute offenders. Read More »

NASCAR Racer Paulie Harraka’s Visit to the Childhelp VA Village

While playing with the kids, it was easy to forget why we were all there. Yet, it never failed that a reminder always surfaced at the most surprising of times. Read More »

Child Advocacy Centers

When a child enters one of Childhelp’s five children’s advocacy centers they’re often afraid, emotionally drained and battered. Read More »

Economic impact of domestic violence

Domestic violence hurts everyone, not just those from abusive homes. Read More »

Abuse Can Be Learned

All parents know they can pass on certain genetic traits to their children. Kids always have “grandma’s eyes” or “dad’s nose” or “Uncle Jim’s laugh” or Read More »

Power and Control

Power and control. Those two emotions are the cornerstones behind almost all abusive behavior. Read More »

Help John win World’s Greatest Dad and donate $2k to Childhelp

John Osborn, author and well know blogger for parenting, is one of ten finalists for the World’s Greatest Dad contest. As a committed friend and supporter of Childhelp... Read More »

Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and at Childhelp we’re hoping you’ll stay aware of how violence in the home affects not only yourself, but your children as well. Read More »

Are you “Tired of” Child Abuse?

The makers of the “I’m Tired of…” bracelets have partnered with Childhelp to raise funds and awareness for child abuse. Read More »

Resolution to End Child Abuse Unveiled

On Friday, August 6, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Childhelp unveiled a resolution that brought together all 50 United States Governors to stand against child abuse and resolve to eradicate it. Read More »

Childhelp Mentor and Tutor Program’s First Graduates

Hats were thrown into the air, already filled thick with confetti and streamers, as students of the Class of 2010 at a Virginia high school yelled and shouted their excitement. Among them were four students from the Childhelp Children’s Center of Virginia Mentor and Tutor Program’s first graduating class. Read More »

Mandatory Reporting

I remember the first time I had to make a report. I was only in my first semester of college and working at an after-school program. Read More »

A lot to ask from beans and potatoes?

Meal time is special and is not just for nourishing our bodies. Read More »

The “Great” Outdoors Could Be Called The “Healing” Outdoors

Mother Nature provides enormous opportunities for hurting children Read More »

“I buried an animal this week, Chaplain Dave”

The goal of the Village setting is to find ways to break that pattern of violence and anger and plug in some new patterns of caring and peace. Read More »

Let Your Joy Overflow- the Village Children’s Choir

When the children break out in song and their faces light up in smiles you can almost see the joy spilling out Read More »

The Healing Power of Dirt

The ‘hygiene hypothesis’ says that exposure to a certain amount of dirt during your early life makes you a healthier person as you age. Read More »

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