Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.


Lasting trauma

Family | A CDC report supports the need for family stability
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/29/19, 04:19 pm

Individuals who experience childhood trauma have poorer health and life outcomes as adults, sometimes repeating the same unhealthy behavior they witnessed, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released earlier this month. The findings underscore the importance of family stability for children.

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A well-meaning law leaves a wake of heartbreak

Family | A recent court decision could mean the end of the Indian Child Welfare Act
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/22/19, 02:56 pm

A federal appeals court has agreed to reevaluate a 40-year-old law used to justify removing abused and neglected Native American children from safe, healthy foster homes.

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Fighting addiction on campus

Education | Amid frightening student deaths, a program at Baylor University integrates faith and recovery
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/20/19, 05:14 pm

Nine male students at the University of Southern California have died so far this semester, at least three from suicide and four from suspected overdoses. Three of them died over four days, starting Nov. 8.

“Students are pleading for answers from the university,” said Natalie Bettendorf, managing editor of The Daily Trojan student newspaper. “There’s a sense of desperation from within the student body. There have been too many deaths and not enough answers.”

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