You may have seen the ultra-disturbing video on the internet this week of a Texas judge whipping his then-sixteen year old daughter repeatedly with a belt for 8 minutes. As this is a family friendly website, we will not be posting said video – but I did want to share with our readers some resources for reporting and stopping child abuse.
The Safe PLaces shelter in Little Rock offers comprehensive services to victims of violence and abuse. These services include counseling, 24 hour crisis intervention, advocacy, intervention, education and trauma-focused therapy for child victims of violence and their families. The crisis line for Safe Places is 1-877-432-5368. You can also reach them to volunteer or donate at 374-SAFE (7233) or safeplaceslr.org.