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Child Abuse

Child Neglect: It Can Happen In Your Own Backyard -- Recognize It and Take Action!

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Many children die each year from child neglect. The media normally reports on child abuse fatalities so child abuse is clearer in the public's mind. Child neglect is extremely dangerous too.

Woman Accused Of Locking 4 Kids In Dog Cage In Basement

AP | Posted 03.02.2015 | Crime

GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) -- A woman is accused of locking four young children in a dog cage in a North Dakota basement and turning out the lights as punishm...

Fugitive Minnesota Cult Leader Accused Of Child Molestation Captured In Brazil

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 03.02.2015 | Crime

The leader of a cult-like religious sect who was on the U.S. Marshall's Most Wanted List has been arrested by Brazilian authorities and faces extradit...

Man Sentenced In Death Of Boy Forced To Hold Paint Buckets

AP | Posted 02.28.2015 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta man who forced a boy to hold paint buckets outdoors for hours as punishment on a hot June day has ...

Woman Who Drove Drunk To Group Sex Meet-Up Had Son In Car: Police

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.25.2015 | Crime

A Pennsylvania woman arrested after driving drunk with her son in the car was on her way to have group sex with three other people, according to polic...

Ex-Pro Boxer Killed 18-Month Old Baby And Her Mother, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

A former professional boxer already facing trial in the beating death of an 18-month old girl pleaded not guilty in a Hawaii court last week to strang...

Withholding Child Abuse Emails Further Damages Tarnished Telegraph

Tom Watson | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Tom Watson

The Telegraph might be withholding emails related to a ridiculous smear campaign to label Labour politicians as pedophiles: yet another example of the Telegraph pandering to its friends in the Conservative government.

Out of Darkness, Light

Sen. Rand Paul | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Sen. Rand Paul

There is a government role in combating sex trafficking and the abusers -- but what about the victims? These women are broken physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They need healing in all areas and Christian-based programs have proven to be successful over and over. I will continue to be a voice for these victims.

Toddler Filmed Performing Sex Act On Teen In 'Devastating Case': Sheriff

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.23.2015 | Crime

A South Carolina teen has been arrested after she allegedly took video of a toddler performing a sex act on her. Orangeburg County police arrested ...

Nobody Cancelled

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

The joy our volunteers know awaits them is motivation to keep their promise to be here. Despite the meteorologist's urging, "Severe weather warning, stay home if you can," they know that once they sit on the floor to read with the children, there's no memory of the arctic cold.

Paralyzed Teen Dies Of Bedsores, Parents Charged

AP | Posted 02.19.2015 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indianapolis couple is charged with neglect in the death of their paralyzed 18-year-old daughter who died wearing only a diape...

Let's Overcome Our Blind Spots When It Come to Child Trafficking

Ariel Zwang | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

We may think of victims being moved across international borders and forced into abusive work conditions. What is less recognized is the other face of trafficking as it plays out right here at home. Whether we recognize it or not, children are being exploited in our own communities across the United States.

Couple Charged After Infant Son Starves To Death

AP | Posted 02.18.2015 | Crime

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon couple involved in online pornography has been arrested on charges of murder by abuse after an autopsy determined the...

Dad Shakes 3-Month-Old Son Twice Over Video Games: Police

AP | Posted 02.17.2015 | Crime

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) -- Police in Newport, New Hampshire, say a man has been accused of shaking his 3-month-old son twice, allegedly out of aggression t...

Pope Francis' Ignorance on Spanking

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

With every fiber of my being, I believe that Christians must act to stop the cycle of violence and take a strong stance against hitting children for any reason. What type of world do we want to live in? What type of God do we believe in?

A Letter to Mrs. Frost - Part I

Scott Terry | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
Scott Terry

For the last few years, I've been feeling an overwhelming desire to contact some teachers from my past. That's typical for cult or abuse survivors like me, I think.

Attacks on Rights of Children Growing on All Fronts

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 02.06.2015 | 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.

Ex-Soldier Gets Life Sentence In 5-Year-Old Daughter's Death

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 02.07.2015 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) -- A former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided the death penalty in his 5-year-old daughter's beating death will spend the rest of his lif...

Understanding and Overcoming Our Guilt, Shame and Anxiety

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Why do we human beings suffer so much from the demoralizing emotions of guilt, shame and anxiety? Over many centuries, answers have varied from our bi...

Dramatic Video Shows Stark Contrast Between Life As A Child Bride And As A School Girl

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact

Girls give up a lot when they are forced into marriage. A video produced by UNICEF highlights how different life is for a child bride as compared t...

Ferrets Bite Baby's Face; Parents: 'It's Not Our Fault'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.28.2015 | Crime

Two Pennsylvania parents face charges after their pet ferrets ate part of their baby's face. The 1-month-old child was left unattended in a car sea...

A Reading Buddy

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

When you are a child, reading alone can be lonely. If you don't know the meaning of a word, there's no one to ask, and if you stumble on a pronunciation, no one will help you smooth it out. So we decided to design a pilot program called "Pajama Program Reading Buddy Plus.

Obamas Honor Work Of 12-Year-Old Child Slave Turned Activist During India Trip

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact

Promoting gender equality was vital in President Obama's message to India, so it made sense that a 12-year-old female activist who has overcome incred...

The Voiceless in a Failing System

Matt Hartman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

In this country, the plights of youth in the foster care system are often brought to attention in the abstract, with former foster parents or social workers commenting on the difficulties and the problems of the system. Yet, the voice lacking is that of the youth who experience the system.

A Fitting End to a Dysfunctional NFL Season

Geoff Livingston | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Geoff Livingston

Even though fans cry foul and sponsors chastise the league, people keep watching and corporate dollars still flow into the NFL coffers. So why should the NFL change? After all, even the unwilling have to watch the Super Bowl.