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Child Abuse

Time in With Dr. Tim

Dr. Tim Goldsmith | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Dr. Tim Goldsmith

I recently had to visit the principal's office at my 12-year-old daughter's middle school because she has been bullying other girls at school. How do ...

Who Knew What We Would Find

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Unexpected turns of fate happen every day ... One day something propels us off our path and we find ourselves in a whole new world ... something w...

Wolferts Sisters Face Possible Return to Alleged Abuser

Hope Loudon | Posted 01.27.2016 | Crime
Hope Loudon

The famous Wolferts sisters, Danielle and Sydney, disappeared July 17, 2014 and remained in hiding until found safely with their mother on January 3rd...

This IS Our Problem: Fixing Foster Care in America, My Part (And Yours)

Danielle Gletow | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Let's just all come together and loudly and proudly make a commitment that we will be one part of the very big village we know it takes to raise a healthy, happy child.

Helping Those Affected by Childhood Sexual Assault Find Hope

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

Sue Mocker is a hope consultant. She sees the work she does as both a vocation and an avocation. After 30 years of being a teacher, she resigned when ...

Abused Child In Bag Of Feces 'Shocks The Soul': Cops

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.20.2016 | Crime

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The Difference 20 Years Makes for Children

Judith Sandalow | Posted 01.19.2016 | DC
Judith Sandalow

I meet many 20-year-olds on the cusp of aging out of foster care. So many have beaten the odds and are on the path to successful adulthood. Others still struggle to find that path. All have faced trauma, often a lack of education and other hardships that have long-lasting effects.

The Night When The Church Confessed Her Sins

Patrick Beretta | Posted 01.18.2016 | Religion
Patrick Beretta

Statistical relativity is irrelevant to a Church that claims moral authority. The very fact that these monstrous betrayals happened at all, that some perpetrators were protected, that the safety of children was not always the absolute priority represent a systemic failure of monumental significance.

"It's Not Your Fault": Netflix's Jessica Jones and the Outward Ripples of Domestic Violence

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Sezin Koehler

Jessica Jones -- played with strength and haunted panache by Gilmore Girls alum Krysten Ritter -- is a "hard-drinking, short-fused, mess of a woman"...

Pastor Wanted For Raping Teen Is In Ecuador, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.21.2016 | Crime

A former pastor thought to be on the run after allegedly raping a teenage girl is trying to return from Ecuador to turn himself in, police said Tuesda...

'The Bitter Season,' A Conversation With Tami Hoag

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Tami Hoag is an internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books. Over forty million copies are in print in thirty languages. She is known for crafting intricate and intense psychological thrillers probing the darkest corners of her characters' minds.

There's One Thing We All Can Do to End Domestic Violence

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

When a survivor is ready to seek help, a new set of obstacles arises: How will they support themselves financially? What will happen with family members? And, most immediate, how will they remove themselves safely from the situation?

Judge Gorcyca Disqualified From Tsimhoni Case: Injustice Persists

Hope Loudon | Posted 12.30.2015 | Crime
Hope Loudon

This summer, Judge Gorcyca in Oakland County, Michigan shocked the world when she bullied the Tsimhoni children (then ages 9, 10, and 13), compared them to the disciples of Charles Manson, and sent them to juvenile detention for refusing to see their father who they claim is abusive.

Mom Allegedly High As Infant Son Died Naked, Amid Garbage On Christmas Eve

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.29.2015 | Crime

Stephanie Amber Tillman described her profession on Facebook as "being a great mother," but on Christmas Eve, cops say her 6-month-old son die...

'I Wish I Never Left'

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Holiday wishes are a big deal for all of us, but especially for children. And for the children we see, we know how sacred a simple wish can be.

A Nation Divided by Fear: Studies Reveal How and Why We Target Muslims, Immigrants

David Briggs | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Fifty-six percent of Americans believe houses or rooms can be haunted. One in five believes Bigfoot is a real creature; about the same percentage are afraid of zombies. Yet at least until the walking dead put up their own candidate in the New Hampshire primary, those are not the concerns that should frighten us the most.

Florida Leverages Predictive Analytics to Prevent Child Fatalities -- Other States Follow

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I submitted a public comment in response to the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed rule changes updating existing SACWIS regulations to CCWIS.

How to Use Business to Address Domestic Violence

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

I first read about Meathead Movers in September when LA Weekly wrote about their free moving services to those fleeing domestic violence. As the founder of a corporate social responsibility and cause marketing firm, I was inspired. Curious about their program's origins and operations, I met with Aaron B. Steed, co-founder and CEO of Meathead Movers, while he was on a trip to NY.

Catholic Church Isn't Doing Enough to Stop Child Abuse

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 12.18.2015 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The Pope begs our forgiveness for institutionalized child abuse, but neither he nor his church is deserving of it until they begin to work to end this epidemic and hold the accused accountable for their actions.

Animals Get More Support Than Kids. Even Animals Agree That's Wrong.

Teresa Huizar | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

Americans now donate more than $2 billion every year to charities that protect animal welfare. Yet we donate less than a quarter as much to charities that prevent child abuse and help abused children reclaim their lives.

Calif. Mom Charged With Torturing 1 Kid, Suspected In Deaths Of 2 Others

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.17.2015 | Crime

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An Adoption Story: Planting the Seeds of Hope Part 2

Michelle Colon-Johnson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Michelle Colon-Johnson

If you have the opportunity to be a part of a child's story, you will not only be making a difference in their lives, but in all the lives of those who they might touch throughout their lives.

Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission Files Formal Complaint Against Judge Gorcyca

Hope Loudon | Posted 12.15.2015 | Crime
Hope Loudon

The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission tasked with investigating allegations of judicial misconduct has filed a formal complaint against Judge Lisa G...

An Adoption Story: Planting The Seeds Of Hope Part 1 of 2

Michelle Colon-Johnson | Posted 12.12.2015 | Parents
Michelle Colon-Johnson

When couples look to adoption they sometimes wonder if they can love an adopted child as they do a biological one. The Rubels express while it has not been an easy road that there is no question of the love they have for the children. They are their children and that their love is unconditional for them.

What to Do When You Discover Your Child has Been Abused

Brandy Walker | Posted 12.11.2015 | Parents
Brandy Walker

It's particularly difficult when sex is used as a weapon to hurt someone you love--especially if it's a child. This is the article I wish I had 10 years ago. This is what I wish I wasn't an expert in.