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No Longer Chained: My Journey From Abuse To Wholeness

Sarah Jackson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Sarah Jackson

On Jan. 28, 2010, I was tired, cold and hopeless. I was dirty, hungry and broken. It was impossible for me to help myself. Thankfully, the God of the Bible -- the God of love, grace and forgiveness -- knew that and He saved me from myself.

The Battered-Child Syndrome: 50 Years Later

Larry Wolff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Wolff

It was only after this medical "discovery" in 1962 that child abuse was recognized as a regular and recurring aspect of family life, not a sensational exception but a common syndrome.

Is Twilight Making Abuse Sexy?

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Vanessa Van Edwards

If you have read or seen any of the Twilight series (don't worry I won't tell anyone) you probably noticed that the story takes some dark and twisted ...

New Year Resolutions

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's time for new resolutions backed by urgent and persistent action. In 2013 the United States celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and of the Birmingham movement. Our first African American president will be inaugurated for a second term, in a public ceremony that will take place the same day as our national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., our prophet of nonviolence. How will we honor and carry forth our long struggle towards freedom and equality? Let's resolve not to make this another year of platitudes and remembering the dream, but make this a year of action to end child poverty and violence as Dr. King called for.

Autobiography of a Serial Killer: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words

Ariel Gore | Posted 02.16.2013 | Crime
Ariel Gore

America's "first female serial killer," Aileen Wuornos was executed ten years ago, but a new book gives us the closest thing to Aileen's autobiography as we'll likely ever have.

Sex, Lies and Rabbinical Red-Tape

Ari Weisbrot | Posted 02.13.2013 | Crime
Ari Weisbrot

My childhood Rabbi stands accused of sexual abuse. As fun as that may sound, in the two hours since the news broke, it has spread like wildfire over ...

The Sickness That Affects So Many

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Sexual abuse is a betrayal of a relationship that was once trustworthy. And real healing can only take place in the context of a relationship that is again safe, understanding, and trustworthy.

Girls At Work (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.03.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

For most young girls, the idea of using a drill press, electric sander, or branding iron is not the first thing that comes to mind when they think of their skills.

A Thanksgiving Prayer to Stand for Children and Our Nation's Future

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The greatest threat to our national security comes from our indefensible and foolish neglect of our children today, which will be the seeds of our nation's undoing if we do not act with urgency. As we give thanks, let's also stand for children who need our voice.

How To Break Free Of An Abusive Relationship

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 01.21.2013 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

Researchers estimate that one in four women -- 25 percent -- has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime, and that in the U.S., more than five million women are physically abused by their husbands or boyfriends each year.

Vote for Abigail

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

We live in a complex world. And having an impact is not always simple. This is. Here's why educating one girl changes, well, everything.

Male Sexual Abuse Survivor Speaks Out Against Stigmas, Silence

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living

From the time he was eight-years-old, Jarrod Noftsger was sexually abused. On a HuffPost Live segment, he discussed the silence that surrounds male se...

Still Human

Lynne Hybels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lynne Hybels

In Congo's patriarchal culture, rape has become normalized. Boys are taught that being a man means they have dominion over women. Laws that should protect vulnerable Congolese girls and women are not enforced, yet victims are ostracized.

What To Do If You Think Your Spouse Is Lying To You

Pamela Dussault | Posted 12.31.2012 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

When you love someone, you don't want to believe they would lie to you.

Tap Into Radical Trust

Gaia | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living

Cynthia James' journey from an empty shell profoundly disassociated from her truth to being a beacon of strength and fulfillment has the power to ignite all of us on our journey toward awakening.

Domestic Violence: A Month of Awareness but a Daily Occurrence

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 11.21.2014 | Crime
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Although I am glad that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I've been an emergency room doctor for 17 years -- for me, every day is domestic violence awareness day.

Visiting Children in Pune, India

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

As I watched the children twirl their bodies in these complex dance moves, I wondered what would happen to them. Would they be stuck in a life of poverty from which they would find it difficult to escape?

Why Depathologization Matters to the Trans Community

Jane Fae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jane Fae

While being trans in whatever form that takes is burden enough, it is made many times worse by the fact that those who desperately need help must first prostrate themselves before the gods of medicine before receiving treatment.

Times Have Changed -- So Should Athlete Safety

Katherine Starr | Posted 10.17.2012 | Sports
Katherine Starr

e need to partner with sports clubs around the country to adopt policies requiring coaches to adhere to modes of behavior that protect the athlete.

On International Day of the Girl, We Honor Malala Yousafzai

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Because Malala, you were viciously targeted and shot down days before we celebrate the first "International Day of the Girl, " I write these words to honor you -- and all the girls like you, who despite the wolves of hatred, inequality, and violence, insist on your human rights.

Fostering Pringle

Carol Hoenig | Posted 12.07.2012 | Green
Carol Hoenig

His name is Pringle. Well, that's the name the rescue folks gave the scrawny Yorkie-mixed breed they'd found dumped on the streets of a neighborhood known for their high kill shelter. He is my first foster dog.

Angela Davis and the Culture of Domestic Violence

Dion Rabouin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

Perhaps the most destructive part of the problem is that no one is proposing ways to stop it from happening. There are programs for men who have been abusive, and programs for women who have been abused, but what about programs for men before they become abusive?

'Fifty Shades of Grey': Expanding the Conversation From Sexy to Safety

Peggy Andover, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Crime
Peggy Andover, Ph.D.

What's missing -- in the media, probably in our book clubs and certainly in our conversations with our teenage daughters -- is a discussion of a serious and dangerous aspect of their relationship. We're not talking about BDSM. Our concern is the interaction between the characters outside the bedroom.

Top 3 Must See Domestic Abuse PSA's

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
C. Cryn Johannsen

Domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking -- could also be defined as bullying -- are not issues exaggerated in crime dramas on primetime TV in the US. Here's the painful truth: domestic violence is spreading, and destroying the lives of millions and millions of people.

The Term 'Improper Relationship' Will Not Change the Culture Needed for Coach/Athlete Sexual Abuse

Katherine Starr | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports
Katherine Starr

When one is talking about a 12-year-old girl and uses the term "improper relationship" to describe what transpired between a coach and athlete that term cannot come close to magnitude of the damage and wreckage created by sexual abuse between a minor child and coach.