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Resources for Protecting Children Online

The Internet can be amazingly useful, with virtually any type of information available at users’ fingertips. But as helpful as the Internet is as a resource, it is also a potentially dangerous tool. When children use the Internet, they need protection from inappropriate content, malicious software, and contact with undesirable people. It’s important to learn…
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Law Resources for LGBTQ+ Families

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges was a turning point for the legal rights of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) people in the United States. However, LGBTQ individuals still face legal hardships in the areas of criminal justice, employment, health care, housing, immigration, and military service. There…
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Resources for Protecting Children Against Violence

Child abuse and neglect are serious problems in the United States. According to the most recent data collected by the United States Children’s Bureau, as many as five children a day die due to child abuse. The bureau reported that in 2017, approximately 674,000 out of the 3.5 million children investigated by child protective services…
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A Resource Guide for Parents that Are Adopting Children

The Ohio adoption process is often described as a journey of sorts, one that can take you on a lengthy adventure that involves unexpected turns and monumental choices. Before embarking on this trip of a lifetime, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about adoption so you are prepared for some of the experiences you’re…
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Resources for Children of Divorce and Separation

Divorce is an experience that is very common in households across the U.S. One of the most unfortunate consequences of divorce is the splitting up of families, which directly impacts children. This is a difficult experience for kids, but exactly how difficult it is typically depends on the child, their age, and the circumstances of…
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Understanding the Signs of Domestic Violence

It can happen to anyone. You can be young or old. You can be a woman, man or a child. And, it can be in many different forms. It is also one of the most prevalent crimes that happen today. It is domestic violence and it can happen to anyone, anywhere. Domestic Violence Case Statistics…
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Study Finds Ohio Courts’ Parenting Time Guidelines to be Less than Ideal

A recent study by the National Parents Organization (NPO) found that the parenting time guidelines of the majority of Ohio’s county courts of domestic relations was less than ideal for the wellbeing of children of separated parents. The NPO’s cites research that shows a correlation between benefits to the mental health of children of divorce…
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