One in Ten

One in Ten
Engaging the brightest minds working to solve one of the world’s toughest challenges—child abuse. Join us for conversations with leading experts on science, law, medicine, morality, and messaging. This podcast is brought to you by National Children’

Best of the Best: Greater Than the Sum—Multiple Adversities in Children’s Lives
Aug 6 • 48 min
Adversity and even violence are common in children’s lives, so how do we help kids thrive?
Best of the Best: The Hidden Cost of Resilience
Jul 17 • 37 min
In this rebroadcast of a popular episode, the ability to bounce back from trauma is a good thing, but, increasingly, research is uncovering signs that all may not be well with the kids who look like they’re doing just fine.
Best of the Best: The Bystander Effect
Jul 2 • 32 min
In this rebroadcast of a popular episode that’s relevant to current events, Wendy Walsh, a research assistant professor of sociology at the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, talks about why people shy away from…
We’re Not All Having the Same Pandemic
Jun 11 • 70 min
We have two guests for you: Rabah Kamal from Kaiser Family Foundation offers insights into research on the impact that the pandemic is having on mental health, and Carole Campbell Swiecicki from Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center gives us the perspective…
The Intersection of Technology and Forensic Interviewing
May 28 • 49 min
In cases of suspected child abuse, can children be interviewed remotely, or must the interview be done in person?
Bonus Content: Universal Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences
May 21 • 12 min
Bonus content from our recent interview with David Finkelhor—should we screen everyone for ACEs?
Let’s Talk About Spanking
May 7 • 35 min
Research shows that about 75% of physical abuse starts as physical discipline gone terribly awry, and years of data show spanking is ineffective, and even harmful to kids, yet many child abuse professionals still avoid raising the issue with parents.
This Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Pacing Yourself Through the Pandemic
Apr 22 • 54 min
Françoise Mathieu of TEND joined us to discuss healthy ways to handle working in a high-stress job in the middle of an even more stressful pandemic
Bad News Is a Story; Good News Is a Statistic
Apr 10 • 32 min
A recent short-term uptick in rates of child sexual abuse in the U.S. sparked this conversation about the long-term reduction in the rates of abuse and neglect (down more than 60% since 1992) and what we can do to keep making progress.
COVID-19 and Criminal Justice
Mar 27 • 30 min
How is our criminal justice system responding to the novel coronavirus, especially when it comes to keeping kids safe from abuse?
Predators in Our Pockets: The New Digital Hunting Grounds
Feb 28 • 64 min
Two perspectives on child sexual abuse materials on the internet: We’ll hear from a law enforcement officer and a nonprofit that uses technology to protect kids.
Mending the Tears of Violence
Feb 14 • 48 min
Episode 204, “Mending the Tears of Violence.” Adversity and violence are common in kid’s lives. The cumulative burden creates a lifelong vulnerability to physical and psychological issues. So how do we help kids thrive? What strengths are most…
The Child-Trafficking-to-Adult-Prostitution Pipeline
Jan 24 • 29 min
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and we spoke to Yasmin Vafa of Rights4Girls about the connections between child sexual abuse and sex trafficking and the adult sex trade—and how full decriminalization of adult prostitution could end…
The Hidden Cost of Resilience
Jan 10 • 37 min
The ability to bounce back from trauma is a good thing, but, increasingly, research is uncovering signs that all may not be well with the kids who look like they’re doing just fine.
Gender Bias and the Myth of Parental Alienation
Jan 5 • 37 min
Everyone’s heard of the vengeful ex-wife who accuses her ex-husband of child abuse just to get back at him during a divorce, but is parental alienation real—and how does alleging abuse affect custody decisions?
The Family-Focused Advocate
Dec 18, 2019 • 33 min
Episode 112, “The Family-Focused Advocate.” One barrier to improved outcomes for children is getting families to participate in and complete mental health treatments. We have the services available at Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), but not enough…
Beyond ACEs
Dec 4, 2019 • 45 min
In “Beyond ACEs,” Dr. Lisa Amaya-Jackson joined us to discuss why context matters when it comes to an individual’s adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)—and why all ACEs are not created equal.
Radically Vulnerable: Achieving Justice for Survivors
Sep 30, 2019 • 33 min
In “Radically Vulnerable: Achieving Justice for Survivors,” CHILD USA’s Prof. Marci Hamilton joined us to discuss the legal landscape for survivors of child sexual abuse—and what else society must do to protect children.
Housing Instability and Child Welfare
Sep 13, 2019 • 39 min
In “Housing Instability and Child Welfare,” the Urban Institute’s Maya Brennan joined us to examine the out-size impact that housing instability has on family well-being.
The Edge of Compassion
Aug 23, 2019 • 60 min
In “The Edge of Compassion,” Françoise Mathieu joined us to talk about how to remain effective and compassionate cope in a high-stress job.
Prediction as Prevention
Aug 5, 2019 • 33 min
In “Prediction as Prevention,” Emily Putnam-Hornstein, an associate professor at the USC School of Social Work and the director of Children’s Data Network, talks about at-risk children, implicit bias in our nation’s child welfare system, and what role big…
Treating the Smoke and Not the Fire
Jul 12, 2019 • 43 min
From Darrell Hammond and Michelle Esrick, the duo behind the film Cracked Up, a discussion about how too often society treats the effects of childhood trauma instead of the cause.
The Science of Storytelling
Jun 28, 2019 • 44 min
How can we talk about the seriousness of child sexual abuse while still giving ordinary people hope that they can do something about it?
The Failure That Leads to All Others
Jun 19, 2019 • 48 min
Child sexual abuse in institutional settings is a problem we know how to fix—the challenge is getting institutions to make child protection a priority.
The Bystander Effect—Why People Don’t Report Child Abuse
May 31, 2019 • 33 min
Teresa talks with researcher Wendy Walsh on why people shy away from reporting suspected child abuse—and how we can overcome those barriers.
Faith, Trauma, and the Problem of Evil
May 13, 2019 • 35 min
Teresa talks to renowned writer and trainer Victor Vieth from Zero Abuse Project about the intersection of faith and child protection.
Child Abuse as a Public Health Issue
May 2, 2019 • 41 min
The case for treating child sexual abuse as a public health issue and not just a criminal justice problem.