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COVID Masks Child Abuse

Since the introduction of “shelter in place” measures here and around the country, child welfare systems have reported a significant decline in child abuse reports. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times noted the trend here in Los Angeles…

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What to Do if You Suspect Child Abuse

by Alison Bell With April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, here are some startling statistics from the National Children’s Alliance: Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. An estimated 676,000 children (unique incidents) were victims of abuse and…

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Why the Nassar Case Proves We Should Believe the Children

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO The notorious case of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of more than 150 women and girls he treated as a USA Gymnastics and Michigan State sports physician has brought the issue of sexual…

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Why the Turpin Family Abuse is a Failure Not Only of the Parents but a Community

The story of 13 siblings, mostly children, being tortured and imprisoned by their parents, David and Louise Turpin, in Perris is horrific. For most of us, it is unimaginable how something like this could happen. What possibly could have contributed…

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Creating Bridges from Trauma to Happiness

At our recent donor recognition event, the Circle of Excellence dinner, the speaker, Dianne Dixon, was a very distinguished author, screen writer and one-time member of the Hillsides Board of Director who has been a voice for vulnerable children throughout…

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