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Child Abuse

Texas Couple Behind Bars After Toddler Dies From Oven Burns

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.24.2015 | Crime

A Texas mother and her boyfriend are behind bars after police say the woman's toddler was baked to death inside an oven after being left home alone w...

Abundance in Many Forms

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

The children never lack in enthusiasm when they nestle up with a volunteer to listen to a story, just for them. When they arrive, they are overflowing with anticipation for what's going to happen, and when they leave they are filled with an extraordinary amount of joy and love.

Jerry Sandusky's Pension Reinstated By Court

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.14.2015 | Crime

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Dealing with Suspicions of Child Abuse by the Other Parent

Divorce Magazine | Posted 11.09.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

Divorcing parents often struggle emotionally with the reality of having less time with their children; this adjustment is particularly difficult when one parent believes that the other parent is abusing the children.

Woman Who Kept Captives In 'Basement Of Horrors' Gets Life Sentence

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.06.2015 | Crime

A Pennsylvania woman who held multiple people, some with mental disabilities, captive in "subhuman" conditions for a decade was sentenced t...

Hawaii Reps Introduce 'Talia's Law' To Prevent Child Abuse And Neglect On Military Bases

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Mark Takai (D-Hawaii) introduced federal legislation this week aimed at better protecting children...

No One Deserves Abuse: Obedience and Spring Valley High School

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is important to remember that "they were asking for it" is used not only in instances of discipline. It is used in situations of abuse -- to defend the abuser.

If You Really Loved Me, You Would...

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Knowing that someone has good intentions doesn't mean you have to put up with their craziness. In fact, a clear-eyed view of the difference between their intent and their actions may be the very thing that gives you the courage to walk away.

Nobody Can Do it Alone: From Homeless to PhD with Urban Fitness 911

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Veronica Everett-Boyce founded Urban Fitness 911 three years ago in Los Angeles, CA. Urban Fitness 911 addresses the disparity of health and fitness for youth and adults by providing them with wellness, fitness, nutrition, mentoring, and tutoring.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: "Do's" and "Don'ts" for Busy Parents

Laura Landgraf | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Landgraf

When we loosen parental arms around our children and entrust them to family, schools, organizations, sports programs, church, the best protection against sexual abuse - or any abuse - is prevention. Here are some parenting Do's and Don'ts to minimize the risk to your sons and daughters.

The Drastic Step We're Taking to Protect Our Children

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents
Katie Markey McLaughlin

The stats clearly demonstrate that people we know -- people we openly invite into our homes, people we willingly give one-on-one access to our kids -- are much more likely to be the ones to hurt them.

Rita Ora Opens Up About Sexual Abuse At Age 14

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment

British singer Rita Ora revealed in a new biography, Hot Right Now, that she had been the victim of childhood sexual abuse at age 14. The "X F...

Mom Left Kids In Locked Car To Go To Arizona State Fair, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.22.2015 | Crime

EmbedContent(5627f74ee4b02f6a900f7d13,CBS 5 - KPHO ,Embed,html,Some({})) A New Mexico mother is facing a roller coaster of potential legal troubles af...

Spotlight: The Struggles of Faith, Religion and Abuse

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce Reyes-Chow

While the topic was painful and could have been expressed in a way to manipulate and shock, Spotlight tenderly and honestly showed the ways in which abuse impacts people at every connection point.

In 19 States, It's Okay To Hit Kids With A Wooden Board

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

Terry sat in his middle school principal’s office knowing that in a few short minutes, he would be feeling the pain and humiliation of being pad...

Kids Helping Kids and Making a Difference

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

"Danger Season" started on October 1st. This is the time of year when the temperatures drop and the chill at night makes it the most desperate time for the children we serve. This is the time when children are cold, afraid and lonely.

When Your Mother is the Enemy

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 10.19.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

Judaism teaches us that every descent is for the sake of an ascent. Difficult people present us with an opportunity to grow. If I did not face adversity in my childhood, I would have never learned the life lessons I have and be able to help others. When I am faced with an obstacle it is no accident and there is a lesson for me to learn. I live life with gratitude.

Nou Fini: An Unexpected Journey

Marceline Fleurilus | Posted 10.14.2015 | World
Marceline Fleurilus

During a recent trip to my home town of Verrettes, I noticed a small girl walking alone in my neighborhood. Though I didn't realize it then, my life changed in that instant. She carried a heavy load on her head and looked malnourished.

Memories Forgotten (From a Ward of the State)

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I hate when people tell me to reflect on good memories. Little do they know, I don't have many.

Mass. Problems for Kids Continue

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

Five years ago, after seeing first hand what was going on at the Mass. Department of Children and Families, it was clear that the agency had rotted out from within, and that what was needed was not reforms, but for someone to turn the department upside down, and vigorously shake.

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.