Gender Diversity in Children: Where Are We?

A visible shift has occurred regarding support for children expressing diversity in gender identity and expression. Some parents are recognising gender diversity as young as age 2 (i.e. that their child’s assigned gender does not match the child’s reality) and are seeking support to raise a healthy and happy child. Research now tells us that the prevalence of gender diversity is around one percent and schools are now recognising the …

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Reducing Domestic Violence Homicides and Enhancing Perpetrator Accountability

Reducing Domestic Violence Homicides and Enhancing Perpetrator Accountability in Child Welfare Cases An article by Heather Shorten, MSW, LGSW Often in child welfare cases where child abuse and domestic violence are occurring, the only solution given to the victim is to leave the perpetrator.  This is often not her wish and may not be financially feasible.  In addition separating from the perpetrator does not guarantee safety. Therefore we must ask …

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