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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 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.