Tag Archives: child abuse

Why Spanking Doesn’t Work


A new analysis concludes that spanking fails to alter kids’ behavior in the long term. What it does instead is amp up their aggression.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/02/06/why-spanking-doesnt-work/?iid=hl-article-editpicks#ixzz1mJtON5dS

Ore. lawsuit claims Boy Scouts sex abuse coverup


Ore. lawsuit claims Boy Scouts sex abuse coverup – Yahoo! News

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Boy Scouts of America has long kept an extensive archive of secret documents that chronicle the sexual abuse of young boys by Scout leaders over the years.

The “perversion files,” a nickname the Boy Scouts are said to have used for the documents, have rarely been seen by the public, but that could all change in the coming weeks in an Oregon courtroom.

Dogma and Doubt — NPR Interview


NPR’s Renee Montagne interviews the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt, A Parable, now adapted for film.  The film follows the story of Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) — an old-school, hard-as-nails, no-nonsense nun — who suspects Father Flynn (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) is sexually abusing the school’s first and only black student.

John Patrick Shanley On Dogma And ‘Doubt’ : NPR