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Child Abuse

Pennsylvania Ex-Prosecutor, Wife, Plead In Adoption Abuse Case

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - A former Pennsylvania prosecutor and his wife pleaded no contest on Monday to charges of endangering the welfare of two children they adop...

What Is a Girl Worth?

Tedi Ware | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Tedi Ware

Many parents and community leaders cling fiercely to the traditional belief that it's a waste of money to pay school fees for a daughter since her destiny is to marry, bear multiple children, and manage the home.

Violent Exorcisms: The Modern Day Witch Hunt?

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 08.18.2014 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

Since the last few days, exorcisms gone wrong have been the call of the day. Violent rituals have been reported from Fiji, Ghana, Morroco and elsewhere.

Perfectly-Hidden Depression: How You Started Hiding and How You Begin to Stop

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

If you are hiding your depression, all you have to do is find one person. One person to trust. One person that you believe has the capacity to hear your story. Will take the time to listen. Try to understand. That's where you start. To let someone see the real you.

Father's Day When You Have a Bad Dad

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

To "honor" our father, at the very least, is to treat him with common decency and dignity. In the rabbinic tradition this is the bare minimum of making sure that he is clothed, fed, and sleeps with a roof over his head.

Investigating Abuses at Unlicensed Religious Homes for Troubled Kids

Alexandra Zayas | Posted 08.12.2014 | Media
Alexandra Zayas

Abusive, unregulated religious homes still operate across the country, luring desperate parents with glossy brochures and promises of salvation for their troubled children.

Tonya L. Moore Is All F*d Up in Phenomenal New Self-Expose

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In the media landscape of Karrine Steffans and Kim Kardashians, who exploit their lives for profit and social capital, Moore's memoir serves a unique purpose and sets a standard of values that comes with time, growth and maturity.

If More Teachers Were Like Her, We Could End Child Abuse

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact

Somewhere between four and six children die every day in the U.S. as a result of child abuse and neglect, a staggering statistic that doesn’t even t...

Wisconsin: Outstanding Child Abuse & Foster Care Professionals to go Along with the Great Food

Dominic Carter | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Dominic Carter

I had never seen the Mississippi River up close, with its picture-perfect views until I arrived in Wisconsin, but the beautiful city of La Crosse will also stand out to me for some of the best food in AMERICA.

Prosecutor Asks For The 'Ultimate Punishment' In Ex-Soldier's Trial

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal prosecutor asked for the "ultimate punishment" for a former soldier convicted of his 5-year-old daughter's murder, while a ...

Mom Arrested After Boyfriend Allegedly Caught Her Naked With Three Young Boys

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

A South Dakota mom was arrested Wednesday after her boyfriend allegedly caught her naked with three young boys. Sioux Falls police say Anne Elizabe...

Naeem Williams Apologizes To Jury For Killing Daughter

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 06.04.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — A former soldier facing the death penalty for the murder of his 5-year-old daughter apologized in court Wednesday and asked jurors t...

Teaching Teens Money

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Don't you just love these Spring days? We might just get a Spring in NYC after all - and we feel like we certainly deserve it after the winter we endu...

Students Allegedly Raped, Abused At India Boarding School

Reuters | Nita Bhalla | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

NEW DELHI, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The owner and manager of a children's boarding school in western India have been arrested after fiv...

Ex-Soldier's Death-Penalty Trial Begins Sentencing Phase

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 07.28.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — Jurors who must decide if a former Hawaii soldier will be sentenced to death are expected to hear from witnesses including his famil...

A Babysitter Recorded Herself Sexually Abusing A 1-Year-Old Girl

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

Laura Jean Shoulders will spend 27 years behind bars after she recorded herself performing sexual acts on a 1-year-old girl she was babysitting. Th...

My Kids Don't Fear Me (But Is That a Good Thing?)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

My wife and I take the long view in raising our daughters. We're willing to suffer the stubbornness, power struggles and occasional tantrums that are an inevitable part of family life so our girls can reap the benefits in the future.

Powerful Images Show A World Where Verbal Abuse Leaves Physical Scars

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to acco...

'Demon-Possessed' Child Locked Up, Shocked With Cattle Prod: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

Two Oklahoma parents are in custody after they allegedly kept their 6-year-old child locked in an empty room where he was tortured, police said. Ed...

Woman Allegedly Forces 3-Year-Old To Eat Own Poop

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

An Arizona woman was charged with child abuse after police say she forced her boyfriend's 3-year-old daughter to eat her own feces. Police say Nico...

I Don't Care About Autism

Danielle Gletow | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Have I offended you yet? Have you already started crafting a nasty comment to post below?

The Cycle of Violence: How We Failed 23,439 Children Last Year

Rita Soronen | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Rita Soronen

This world is not an easy place for children to grow and thrive on their own. In fact, too often it is not even a safe place.

Impossible to Forget: A Review of Bret Anthony Johnston's Remember Me Like This

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Elizabeth Nicholas

The Campbells propensity to push their luck will resonate with anyone who has ever felt the allure of testing their own, of seeking closure rather than deciding to stop looking for it.

David Lohr

Parents, 6 Sons, Accused Of Sexually Abusing Girl For Nearly A Decade | David Lohr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

The sheriff of a small county in northeast North Carolina says he is "disgusted" by the parents of six men who are accused of sexually abusing their s...

Three Dreams

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

I have come to realize there are 3 dreams wrapped up in Pajama Program #1 The children's dreams. If they are afraid, they want to feel protected and...