Book Review of Before We Were Yours

Lisa Wingate Published Before We Were Yours in 2017 If you enjoyed reading Orphan Train, you should love reading Before We Were Yours. As a kid who grew up next to the Mighty Mississippi, I understood the term “river rats” immediately. “Before We Were Yours” is a book that will grip your heart and inspire you to […]

Past Abuse Affects Parenting Skills

“Go ahead, hit me! You can’t hurt me any more than you already have.” My father jumped up, knocking his chair back from the table. He raised his “boxing-glove” hand to slap me for talking back to him. He was a man with limited parenting skills. I screamed the words, “Go ahead and hit me! […]

Long-term Effects of Child Abuse

Readers speak out about the Long-term Effects of Child Abuse: In 2015, Children’s Advocacy Centers around the country served more than 300,000 child victims of abuse. We don’t have the statistics for 2016 yet, but the consequences of abuse can affect the victim for a lifetime. In certain cases, the results of abuse surface for generations. […]