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If You Want To Stop Violence Against People, Stop Violence Against Animals

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

Denise asked the animal service officers if she could look in the green bag. They told her she really didn't want to do that. In the bag were the rema...

The Dangerous Appeal of the Young Girl

Camonghne Felix | Posted 10.07.2015 | Media
Camonghne Felix

Nowhere in the world does a girl at 16 occupy the same social space as a woman at 26 -- and this has nothing to do with the way she is perceived or what is expected of her body. Before an individual can truly claim adulthood, some things that we have no control over must occur.

After Over a Decade of Occupation and $1.5 Billion in US Aid, the Reality Facing Women in Afghanistan Has Barely Changed

Jodie Evans | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Jodie Evans

The fate of women in Afghanistan has been the moral linchpin for the continued occupation by U.S. and NATO forces since the presidency of George W. Bush. But according to experts and women across the war-torn country, little has changed for women there despite upwards of $1.5 billion spent to empower women and girls.

Italian Diocese Fires Priest Who Said Children Are Partly Responsible For Pedophilia

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Italy's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday fired a priest who said he could "understand" how pedophilia by clergy coul...

Judge Gorcyca Stays on Tsimhoni Case, Denies Allegations of Bias

Hope Loudon | Posted 10.06.2015 | Crime
Hope Loudon

The Tsimhoni Case soared into international headlines after Judge Gorcyca in Oakland County, Michigan ordered the three Tsimhoni children, Liam 14, Roee 10, and Natalie 9, to juvenile detention for defying her order demanding that they speak with their father who they claim is abusive.

Eight Siblings Who Survived Notorious Child Abuse Case Describe The Hell They Endured For Decades

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 10.06.2015 | Dr. Phil

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What If Someone Ever Abused My Child?

Audra Rogers | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Audra Rogers

I see articles all the time encouraging moms to take time for themselves and get away for a quick break. I have written a lot of them, and I fully agree with the sentiment. But a problem I always face with this is fear. I am very reluctant to leave my kids with anyone other than myself or my husband (we do not have family close by). What if something ever happened? What if someone ever abused my child while I was gone?

Pope Francis's Timely Reminders on Terrorism, Refugees, and Child Sexual Abuse

Halim Shebaya | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Halim Shebaya

A few words from Pope Francis' visit to the US should be seen as timely reminders on three very contentious issues in the world today. I believe they are worth highlighting in view of the impassioned views they evoke in national and international news coverage.

Out Of The Shadows

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | LaurenWeber | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

The following story was reported by Jenifer McKim of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and published here in collabor...

To End Violence Against Women, End Violence Against Boys

Sheena Vasani | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Sheena Vasani

Research conducted in 2010 by the International Center for Research on Women [ICRW] illustrates this complexity, demonstrating that a significant number of men who abuse their partners were themselves abused as children.

Our Family Courts Routinely Fail to Dispense Justice for Victims of Family Violence

Randy Burton | Posted 09.30.2015 | Crime
Randy Burton

Our family courts have subjugated the right of a child to be raised in an environment free from abuse and neglect to the parents' supposed right to do as they see fit with their "property" for so long that it is second nature to force children to live in unacceptably dangerous "homes."

Award Ceremony for Those Helping Communities in Urban Youth

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

Last week, several thousands of people took time to celebrate and participate in the 20th annual KO High amateur boxing event.

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

"Oh, my God. Are you serious?" That's a reaction I often get when people hear how I accidentally discovered, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

How My Intuition Became My Home

Emily Stroia | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Stroia

"At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'...

They Don't Know the Life of a Foster Child

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Sophia Williams-Baugh

Prejudgment, false conception, and assumptions are a few of the many things that foster kids deal with on a constant basis. Unless they have lived it, breathed it and endured through it, many don't know what a lot of foster kids go through.

Keeping Each Other Warm

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We can't lose sight of how many families may not even have pajamas to change into - how many children sleep in their clothes. How many families feel a cold that comes from neglect and loneliness. The change in weather only amplifies their chill.

See How Religious Homophobia Promotes Child Abuse

Carl Siciliano | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

How do we stop being complicit in the harm to innumerable LGBT youths done by the teachings of our Church? How do we create an environment in our parishes and our schools that help parents love and accept their LGBT children?

Why You Need to Help Break the Cycle of Abuse

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. John DeGarmo

You say you want to help kids. You say you want to make a difference. Do you really? Will you step outside of your comfort zone to make that difference, to help kids who need you? You see, YOU have the power to break the cycle.

Tsimhoni Children Placed in Father's Custody After Controversial Court-Ordered "Therapy"

Hope Loudon | Posted 09.17.2015 | Crime
Hope Loudon

The sanity of an adult who chose not to speak to someone they feared and rejected would not be so easily questioned, but Parental Alienation Syndrome pathologizes the child and discredits his/her feelings, beliefs, memories, and experiences.

Kids Found Living Inside A Shipping Crate In An Underground Cave

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.14.2015 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A 24-year-old mother is in custody Saturday after her two young children were found barefoot, dirty and living in a wooden sh...

Justice For Josiah

Jessica Denis | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Jessica Denis

A 3-year-old has lost his life, a mother has lost her son and a family has lost their star. The child lost his life at the hands of one person; that one person who was always supposed to protect his son. On September 5, 2015 near Memphis, TN, 3-year-old Josiah was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Closed Mouth Syndrome

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.11.2015 | Crime
Sophia Williams-Baugh

The 'closed mouth' syndrome leads to pain creating pain. If people worried more about talking things over with their children, we probably wouldn't have so many cases of child rape and molestation reports in the news WEEKLY.

Baby Boy Dies After Being Left In Hot Car For 40 Minutes

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.09.2015 | Crime

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Police say a 4-month-old boy died but his sister survived after their father left them in a hot car for at least 40 min...

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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