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Child Abuse

To End Violence Against Women, End Violence Against Boys

Sheena Vasani | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Sheena Vasani

Research conducted in 2010 by the International Center for Research on Women [ICRW] illustrates this complexity, demonstrating that a significant number of men who abuse their partners were themselves abused as children.

Our Family Courts Routinely Fail to Dispense Justice for Victims of Family Violence

Randy Burton | Posted 09.30.2015 | Crime
Randy Burton

Our family courts have subjugated the right of a child to be raised in an environment free from abuse and neglect to the parents' supposed right to do as they see fit with their "property" for so long that it is second nature to force children to live in unacceptably dangerous "homes."

Award Ceremony for Those Helping Communities in Urban Youth

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

Last week, several thousands of people took time to celebrate and participate in the 20th annual KO High amateur boxing event.

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

"Oh, my God. Are you serious?" That's a reaction I often get when people hear how I accidentally discovered, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

How My Intuition Became My Home

Emily Stroia | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Stroia

"At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'...

They Don't Know the Life of a Foster Child

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Sophia Williams-Baugh

Prejudgment, false conception, and assumptions are a few of the many things that foster kids deal with on a constant basis. Unless they have lived it, breathed it and endured through it, many don't know what a lot of foster kids go through.

Keeping Each Other Warm

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We can't lose sight of how many families may not even have pajamas to change into - how many children sleep in their clothes. How many families feel a cold that comes from neglect and loneliness. The change in weather only amplifies their chill.

See How Religious Homophobia Promotes Child Abuse

Carl Siciliano | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

How do we stop being complicit in the harm to innumerable LGBT youths done by the teachings of our Church? How do we create an environment in our parishes and our schools that help parents love and accept their LGBT children?

Why You Need to Help Break the Cycle of Abuse

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. John DeGarmo

You say you want to help kids. You say you want to make a difference. Do you really? Will you step outside of your comfort zone to make that difference, to help kids who need you? You see, YOU have the power to break the cycle.

Tsimhoni Children Placed in Father's Custody After Controversial Court-Ordered "Therapy"

Hope Loudon | Posted 09.17.2015 | Crime
Hope Loudon

The sanity of an adult who chose not to speak to someone they feared and rejected would not be so easily questioned, but Parental Alienation Syndrome pathologizes the child and discredits his/her feelings, beliefs, memories, and experiences.

Kids Found Living Inside A Shipping Crate In An Underground Cave

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.14.2015 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A 24-year-old mother is in custody Saturday after her two young children were found barefoot, dirty and living in a wooden sh...

Justice For Josiah

Jessica Denis | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Jessica Denis

A 3-year-old has lost his life, a mother has lost her son and a family has lost their star. The child lost his life at the hands of one person; that one person who was always supposed to protect his son. On September 5, 2015 near Memphis, TN, 3-year-old Josiah was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Closed Mouth Syndrome

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.11.2015 | Crime
Sophia Williams-Baugh

The 'closed mouth' syndrome leads to pain creating pain. If people worried more about talking things over with their children, we probably wouldn't have so many cases of child rape and molestation reports in the news WEEKLY.

Baby Boy Dies After Being Left In Hot Car For 40 Minutes

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.09.2015 | Crime

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Police say a 4-month-old boy died but his sister survived after their father left them in a hot car for at least 40 min...

Feminist Masterpiece on Teen Survival

Kimberly Dark | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Kimberly Dark

It's not that you want to save Taylor; you know you can't. By the end of page two, Debra Busman has established a child character as complex and compelling as any adult.

Father Attacks The Killer Of His 3-Year-Old Daughter In Court (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.02.2015 | Crime

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Back to School and Back on the Lookout for Children in Distress

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

School is starting again and that means so many things. Some children are excited about moving up a grade while some may not be so excited about s...

Jessa And Jill Duggar Speak Out About Sexual Abuse On TLC Documentary 'Breaking The Silence'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment

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Maryland Teen Allegedly Sexually Abused Child Since She Was 3

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 08.30.2015 | Crime

A 17-year-old teen is accused of raping a 9-year-old girl at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Jonathan Fleming, of Carroll County, Maryland, is charged...

When Child Sexual Abuse Is in the Public Eye, Don't Lose Sight of the Children

Teresa Huizar | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Teresa Huizar

Each year, official government reports indicate that more than 62,000 children are sexually abused. The numbers are especially staggering for girls aged 14-17, of whom researchers estimate more than 17% have experienced sexual abuse.

Baby Sitter Gets 14 Years In Toddler's Death

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.27.2015 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut baby sitter charged in the death of a 19-month-old boy has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter. The...

Heartbreaking Photos Show A Child Bride's Wedding In Bangladesh

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.31.2015 | World

Child marriage in Bangladesh is a persistent problem despite minimum age laws and government vows to curtail the practice. Nearly one-third of Bangla...

Roar of Outrage for Cecil the Lion; Barely a Whimper for Rizwan, the Baby From Queens

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | New York
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

One of our key messages is that it's everyone's responsibility to protect children. That includes family and friends and neighbors. If you think something isn't right, get help for that child and their family.

In UN Rape Cases, Diplomats' Resignations Do Not Equal Criminal Accountability

Bea Edwards | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Bea Edwards

The United Nations is not equipped to address criminal conduct in its ranks. The Secretariat's reaction to the reports of rape and sodomy that have surfaced this summer involving UN personnel, either as suspects or reporters, make that much abundantly clear.

Death Of 2-Year-Old In Foster Care Is Highest Priority: Governor

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.17.2015 | Crime

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the case of a 2-year-old girl who died in foster care has his highest priority. ...