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Sparing the Rod−When Does Hitting Your Child Amount to Abuse?

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

Your friend spanked his own child for stealing money from his wallet, so his ex-wife threatened to have him arrested and charged with child abuse. A neighbor tried to stop her daughter from going out after curfew by grabbing her arm, and her daughter called the police to complain of child abuse. Can parents… Read More »

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Blowback from Mandatory Domestic Violence Arrests

By Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. |

Attempting to change deeply rooted social attitudes and behaviors through the legal system is never simple. There was a time when victims of domestic abuse, usually women, were blamed for causing the violence. Police often sided with the perpetrator. Advocates for domestic violence victims worked diligently to change the way these cases are handled…. Read More »

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