child abuse prevention

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Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania State Senate, Pennsylvania Governor

Pass Kayden's Law before another child is murdered in Pennsylvania.

On August 6, 2018, seven-year-old Kayden Mancuso was murdered by her father.  Kayden’s death was preventable. Her mother knew that Kayden’s father was violent and unhinged, and she knew that Kayden didn’t feel safe around him. Domestic violence experts know that it is often the most dangerous abusers who use custody courts to manipulate their victims into staying or punish them for leaving. Despite all the warnings, a judge made a legal decision to allow Kayden’s father to spend unsupervised time with her. And Kayden’s father used that time alone to murder her. We know he wanted to punish Kayden's mother because he left a note to say so. Every year, dozens of children are killed under similar, preventable circumstances. Tens of thousands more subjected to predictable abuse and trauma The judicial system responded defensively to the tragedy and the judge blamed both parents for the father’s sadistic crime. The Stop Abuse Campaign crafted Kayden’s Law with Kayden’s family, Child USA, interested legislators, and the governor's office [SB868 and HB1587]. It will protect hundreds of children from sexual abuse, physical abuse and witnessing domestic violence every year. And it will be the best way to honor a special girl and force something good out of such a despicable crime.  Sign this petition. Tell Pennsylvania’s leaders to pass Kayden’s law.   Find the Stop Abuse Campaign's other petitions. More information on the custody crisis in our family courts

Stop Abuse Campaign
9,648 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to , Caregivers, Working moms, advocates, Montessori parents

Justice for Lu

I am a mother of 3 children, a 10 year old, 2 year old (today!) and 5 month old. I am a social worker working towards my LMHC. I have chosen to return to work because I love my career and I am very passionate about the well-being of low income families. To make a long story short: On Monday, August 12, 2019 my 2 year old son was pushed to the ground on his back by a teacher, he is 2 and language delayed since having on and off ear infections the winter of 2018. Mind you, this is a Montessori school. I witnessed it walking in to pick him up. She lied to the director and said she was 'applying sunscreen'. I buy spray sunscreen - this one to be exact Since then she hasn't said a word to me, the school has yet to apologize and she STILL works there! I was also supposed to send my 5 month old there, thankfully we pulled them both out and they are now with a loving, safe caregiver. I have filed with EEC and DCF, I am waiting on the legal report from EEC, DCF screened this out. I am talking to school advocates and legal support but in the meantime, she should not be working there. I am scared of what this woman is doing when no one is looking and she should not be working with children anymore. It haunts me daily. The mom guilt is real. Please share and let me know if you know how to fix this. my personal email  

Andrea Walsh
163 supporters