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Joshua Duggar and the Scandal of Evangelical Celebrity

Brandan Robertson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

The Joshua Duggar controversy is one of dozens of scandals that have emerged from within conservative Christianity. In the midst of the tidal wave of scandal, we must ask whether these situations are a matter of coincidence or symptomatic of a larger issue with the religious system in which they are occurring?

What About The Girls? Josh Duggar's Dirty Laundry

Jill Robbins | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I can only imagine the terrible pain I would face it one of my boys told me they'd done something to hurt an innocent young girl. It would be indescribably hard to do the right thing and speak up. But as a mom to a daughter, it would be impossible not to.

Mother Of Daughter Killed By Army Father Will Get $2 Million

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) -- The U.S. government will pay an Atlanta woman $2 million for the Hawaii beating death of her 5-year-old daughter at the hands of a fo...

How to Make a Degenerate: A Mother's Day Graduation

Cindy Withjack | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Cindy Withjack

"What are you doing for Mother's Day?" a coworker asks, while absentmindedly I move and move again objects in front of me on the counter. I feel lava run through my ear cartilage and consider carefully each potential response.

The Disappearing Sex Offender

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Paul Heroux

As a legislator, one of the biggest concerns I have is public safety. Keeping the public safe from the many dangers that are prevalent in today's society is a challenge. One area of work I have spent a great deal of time on is keeping children safe from sex abuse.

Horrific Forced Sex Camps Train Girls For Child Marriage In Zambia And Mozambique

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

By Emma Batha CASABLANCA, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls as young as eight in Mozambique and Zambia are forced to go to ...

British Police Say 261 'People Of Public Prominence' Suspected Of Child Sex Abuse

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) - British police investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse said more than 1,400 people had been named as suspec...

How Legal Abortion Helps American Families

David A. Grimes | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
David A. Grimes

The net effect of abortion is helping to ensure that every child born will be wanted, loved, and well cared for. This is a goal for American families around which there should be broad agreement.

To the Heroes Advocating on Behalf of Abused Children

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Stacey Steinberg

Please remember that you change lives every single day. You see things most 'regular people' pretend don't exist. You nurture broken hearts by day and fall asleep at night wishing only that you could have done more.

Why 'Mommie Dearest' Intrigues Me

Erin Donley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Erin Donley

Christina Crawford gave us a GIFT in writing her book. It opened infected wounds so healing could occur for millions of people. Because of the book, campaigns to stop child abuse grew exponentially, and regulations in the adoption process were strengthened. She also revealed the delusional and damaging ways in which we view the rich and famous.

When We're Treating Our Kids Like Trash, What Else Is Left?

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

We're throwing children away like trash and there's nothing that I can say to change that fact. Shame on us.

A Mother's Love

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Every day we hear stories about extraordinary women who stand up for children who are alone and neglected, women who have families of their own and take steps to adopt a child, take in a troubled teen, open their arms and homes to abandoned, sometimes sick babies.

Anders Kompass May Return to Work at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Bea Edwards | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Yesterday, the UN Dispute Tribunal lifted the suspension of Anders Kompass, the senior staff member at the OHCHR who transmitted allegations of pedophilia by French troops in the Central African Republic to the French police. The decision shows that the grounds for placing Kompass on leave are bogus.

Healthy Romantic Relationships Play A Huge Role In Helping Child Abuse Survivors Cope

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Child abuse survivors who find stable romantic relationships as adults may also find that these r...

We Celebrated That Mother in Baltimore. Now, Are We Willing to Face Our Own Hypocrisy?

Goldie Taylor | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Goldie Taylor

On the one hand, we lift up and celebrate the non-violent legacy of Dr. King. On the other, we want to know why aren't there more mothers, like the one in the video, willing to beat their children into submission. Forgive me cable pundits, if I am not able to hear you talking out of both sides of your neck.

Bullying May Have Even Worse Consequences Than Child Abuse, According To New Study

Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Anne Harding Published: April 28, 2015 03:00am ET on LiveScience Being bullied during childhood may have even graver consequences for menta...

My Struggle To Survive As A Homeless Youth

Kristopher Sharp | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Kristopher Sharp

My life is proof that we can change the future of thousands of youth forced into homelessness by simply valuing their lives, making investments into their futures, and recognizing that they are worth more than a few bucks and some leftover lunch. I am worth something -- and so is every other homeless youth.

We Must Protect Our Children From Abuse

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Incidents of child abuse are reported every 10 seconds, and each day five children die from child abuse. Around 3 million reports of child abuse are made each year, involving 6 million children. It's an epidemic that we must do more to confront.

Child Abusers Shouldn't Be Able to Run Out the Clock

Ariel Zwang | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Kathy's counselor helped her realize that the trauma of her childhood sexual abuse had resurfaced because she was now bringing her own child into the world. With therapy, Kathy was able to come to terms with the abuse and finally begin to heal.

Stop and Be a Child Again

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Children are always in the moment. Watching them reminds us what it felt like when we were kids. We played too, we had fun, we were spontaneously in the moment... and we laughed. You remember that, right?

The New York Center for Children

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.22.2015 | New York
Yvonna Russell

The child-friendly space with toys, a playroom and hand-painted mural has extra curricular activities and tutoring. The New York Center for Children is privately funded and this benefit aids the journey for our children to be nurtured back to health.

Florida Mom Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Son On Hood, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

A Florida mom has been charged with child abuse after she allegedly drove her car with her 13-year-old son clinging to the hood. Bridget Garcia, 32...

Suspected Kidnapper Of Amish Sisters To Take Back Not Guilty Plea

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2015 | Crime

By Matthew Liptak SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 16 (Reuters) - A man who has pleaded not guilty in the alleged kidnapping and sexual exploitat...

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Girl Who Was Abused Writes Beautiful Note To Her Social Workers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.15.2015 | Good News

A young girl used some powerful words to express her gratitude for those who helped her when she needed it most. After enduring abuse as an infant...