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Child Abuse and Neglect

If You See Something, Please Do Something to Prevent Child Abuse

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Although the age of social media has dramatically lowered the threshold on privacy standards, many adults are still reticent about reporting their suspicions about child abuse and neglect.

Attacks on Rights of Children Growing on All Fronts

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

It seems to me that more and more, children are being singled out for punishment, retribution and abuse probably because they are such easy targets and really pose little or no threat of retaliation.

MD Expands Opportunities for Abused, Undocumented Children

Christina Wilkes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Christina Wilkes

The new bill recognizes that if these children succeed, Maryland succeeds. Hopefully more states will follow the lead of Maryland and a handful of other jurisdictions and close this harmful gap between federal and state laws.

Homeless Youth: Our Future Leadership Unless...

Bobbie Ibarra | Posted 09.27.2013 | Impact
Bobbie Ibarra

These youth want to remain invisible. They fear being stigmatized or bullied; they also fear that they will be taken into custody. Additionally, their psychological development is at the stage where they genuinely believe that they are able to take care of themselves, somehow, someway.

Child Abuse Royal Commission Launch in Australia

Anne Geddes | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Anne Geddes

Finally. Last week in Australia marked the launch of our country's historic Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. More than 5,000 people are expected to share their experiences with the Commission.

Be the One to Report Child Abuse

Mickey Goodman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

I promised Elsie I wouldn't say anything to her mom, but that was where the promise ended. I knew I couldn't sit idly by. But who should I tell? A teacher? Social worker?

Father Chained Son's Neck To Pole For Skipping School, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.30.2012 | Crime

Sok Thoeun, a 40-year-old man from Batt-ambang, Cambodia, is being pursued by authorities after reportedly beating and chaining his 13-year-old son, S...

Teacher's Aide Arrested After Her Daughter Was Found Naked, Eating From Trash

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.23.2012 | Education

Tracy Lynn Betts, a 40-year-old teacher's aide from Temecula, Calif., was arrested last week after police say her 12-year-old daughter was found naked...

Newborn's Corpse Found In Freezer: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.31.2012 | Crime

A Florida mom is under heavy scrutiny after cops say they found a dead baby in her freezer. Jessica Smallwood, 27, of Punta Gorda hasn't yet been c...

Locked in A Closet For Bad Grades

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

A 32-year-old woman has been charged with one misdemeanor count of child abuse for locking her daughter in a closet for 6 hours because she earned bad...

The State of Our Children

Michael Piraino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Piraino

If we want to succeed as a nation, then we absolutely have to start with our children.

Another Holiday Wish List

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

Though you have elves in every community helping those less fortunate this season, I know it may not be enough. That's why I've put together a holiday wish list that could make a difference for vulnerable children.

Triage at the White House -- Are Children at Risk Merely an "Additional Issue"?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Candidate Obama offered hope for America's future and the country believed him. America's children living in fear pray that President Obama extends this hope to them.