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Child Abuse

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 08.31.2015 | 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 sch...

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. ...

Adoption From Abroad: Child Abuse and Extortion of Money From Families

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

August 11, 2015 Those of you who have read my blog posts in the past might know about the little girl adopted from abroad who has been waiting f...

6 Reasons To Reveal Childhood Sexual Abuse

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.15.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

There are some stories I hear as a therapist I would never repeat. Not only because of confidentiality. Because I don't want someone else, who has not been listening and learning for 20 years, to have to cope with the horror of how parents can abuse their children.

Baby Dies After Dad Seen Allegedly Beating Him While Driving

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.13.2015 | Crime

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky man who police say was seen driving down a highway beating an infant in a car seat has been indicted o...

The Lost Art of Kindness: Cyberbullying, an Ever-Growing Issue

Alicia Cook | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Alicia Cook

When I attended elementary, middle and high school, things were different. There was no real anonymity. I knew which classmates wanted to humiliate me. I sat next to them in class. They would sign their actual names on their mean notes to me in between periods.

Dead Toddler's Father Pleads Insanity To Corpse Abuse

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Crime

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) -- A man charged with corpse abuse after a cable technician found his young daughter's decomposed body in a crib pleaded not guilty...

Man Allegedly Tries To Pick Up Prostitute With 7-Year-Old In Car

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man is behind bars after police said he tried to solicit a prostitute while a 7-year-old child was sitting in the back seat. Antho...

Child Sex Abuse Scandal Shocks Pakistan

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

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Idaho Mother On Bath Salts Tried To 'Baptize' Baby In Ditch: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 08.07.2015 | Crime

An Idaho woman faces felony and misdemeanor child abuse charges after police said they found her trying to "baptize" her baby in a ditch. Regina Dilwo...

Man Kills Ex, Her Grandma, For Not Naming Baby After Him: Cops

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.07.2015 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police say a man upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn't name their newborn son after him fatally stabbed her and beat he...

Man Pleads Guilty To Killing 10-Year-Old Son

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.03.2015 | Crime

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota father charged with killing his 10-year-old son and throwing the boy in the river has been sentenced to 40 years in p...

It's Time to Protect Little Lungs

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Heroux

An Act To Protect Little Lungs is a bill that I filed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The idea behind this bill would be to make it ill...

Guadalajara in 35mm: A Children's Photography Project

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

Give someone a camera and they'll give you memories--tangible ones that you can develop and print and keep for as long as the paper keeps. The children of Villas Miravalle, a shelter for sexually abused minors in Guadalajara, Mexico, gave us a set of memories.

Woman's Violent, Sexual Obsession With 11-Year-Old Started On Xbox, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.21.2015 | Crime

For nearly two years, Jessica Carlton was obsessed. The 44-year-old woman would sit in her Grand Rapids, Michigan home, allegedly chatting over ...

Where Will the Children Go Next?

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

. No child should be tossing and turning in bed in too-tight old and dirty jeans. No child should cry herself to sleep feeling alone in the dark. No child deserves to be afraid at night because tomorrow she is being transferred to another "new place."