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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...

Pastor Faces Child Sex Charges After 7 Women Claim Abuse

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.13.2015 | Crime

An Oregon pastor was charged 18 years after several women accused him of sexually abusing them as minors. Michael Sperou, 64, faces three felonies ...

The Making of a Murderer

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.13.2015 | Crime
Lisa Firestone

If we are serious about preventing violence, we have to be serious about early intervention. We have to work together to prevent child abuse and build better mental health screening and services for younger people.

I Don't Want to Fail You: An Open Letter to Foster Children

Danielle Gletow | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

I want you to know that you matter. I want you to see past the simplicity and perhaps the overuse of that statement to the heart of what it means. You matter. Your ideas, your talents, your dreams, your wishes...they all matter.

Advocating for Children is Everyone's Responsibility

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact
The University of Central Florida Forum

When you encounter a child in crisis (and actually this advice works for people of any age in crisis) let them feel and express their emotions.

A Bookstore Holds More Than Just Books

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Bookstores don't only hold books, they hold promises. Promises for new adventures, where new people and characters enter our lives with fascinating stories to tell us.

Andy Campbell

Babysitter's Shocking Text: 'We Could Use The Seat Belt To Hold Her Down'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.25.2015 | Crime

A Texas babysitter's text messages paint a horrifying picture of abuse that includes sexually assaulting children as young as 11 months old and detail...

Man Gets 6 To 10 Years For Chaining Boy To Porch, Putting Dead Chicken Around Neck

AP | Posted 03.18.2015 | Crime

MONROE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man has been sentenced to six to 10 years in prison after admitting he handcuffed an 11-year-old boy by his ankl...

Man Admits Chaining Boy To Porch With Dead Chicken Around His Neck

AP | Posted 03.18.2015 | Crime

MONROE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Wednesday to handcuffing an 11-year-old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken aroun...

This Shouldn't Be a Wish

Danielle Gletow | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Nyasia shouldn't have to wish for warm, fuzzy boots. But she does. And every day I am reminded that there are thousands of other kids in foster care and group homes around our country that are just like her. Their wishes are so simple it can break your heart.

'Tell Me You're Proud of Me'

Barbara Holm | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts
Barbara Holm

"The Chicago comedy scene is amazing. People move to this city just to do comedy. Not to get famous -- to do comedy. People rarely get famous while they're based out of Chicago."

BAM, BAM, BAM: A Boy, a Chef and a Dream

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

ecently I was thinking about a little boy named Jared who came to live at one of the group homes in Westchester. He was about 5 or 6 years old. We never know the children's back stories, nor their current situations there, except that most of them were orphaned and understandably confused when they first arrive.

This Child Abuse Survivor Is Teaching Kids About The Importance Of Speaking Up

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact

After being sexually abused by her nanny throughout her childhood, Lauren Book overcame the traumatic experience. Now, she's dedicating her life to ad...

Florida Mom Forces Son To Jump From Window At Gunpoint: Cops

AP | Posted 03.05.2015 | Crime

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Police in St. Petersburg say a woman forced her 8-year-old son to jump out of a second-floor window before she jumped as ...

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

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2015 | 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.