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Child Abuse

Doesn't Parenting Impact the Learning Process?

Mark Baer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If parents don't know how to discipline their own children, that is a parenting issue, not a teaching issue.

The Race To Avoid Becoming The Next Penn State

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 09.01.2013 | College

-- As they watched Penn State struggle to contain a child sex-abuse scandal that ruined its once-pristine name and took down the mightiest of college...

Police Won't File Charges After Toddler Dies Of Heatstroke In Car

Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Police in a southwest Chicago suburb has opted not to file charges in the case of a 20-month-old boy who died of heatstroke after bei...

Stepfather Rapes Severely Disabled Girl -- Angry California Prosecutors Want Tougher Laws

Judy Farah | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime
Judy Farah

He cared for her and assisted his wife in helping with her severely disabled 14-year-old daughter. According to prosecutors, the girl was physically, mentally and developmentally disabled. She couldn't walk or talk. But that didn't stop 27-year-old Carlos Mesinas from raping her.

A Summer Intern's Labor of Love

Lisa Sharkey | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Lisa Sharkey

As the summer draws to a close and students head back from the workplace to the classroom, what will they take away from a couple of months on the job?

Miranda Is Not a One-Off; it Happened to Me

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Leah McGrath Goodman

Before David Miranda was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport, there was me.

Who Will Speak for Child Rape Victims?

Jon Leiberman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime
Jon Leiberman

That said, I continue to maintain we don't do enough for victims of child sex abuse. We don't do enough to the monsters who prey on young children. We give too many second (and third) chances and then we wonder what went wrong.

Did This Mother Instruct Her Son To 'Beat The Gay' Out Of His Older Brother?

Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices

A North Carolina-based mother is facing misdemeanor child abuse charges after she allegedly instructed her 12-year-old son to "beat the gay away" from...

Child Porn Victim Sues Viewers For $150k Apiece

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.27.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A child pornography victim from Pennsylvania is using a law that carries her name to seek at least $150,000 each from her father,...

2-Year-Old Taken Off Life Support After Alleged Beating By Mom's Boyfriend

Posted 08.27.2013 | Crime

Surrounded by his family, a two-year-old boy named Damian Sutton was taken off life support at Children's Hospital in Detroit on Tuesday morning, repo...

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The next lesson I learned was that the concept of the 'evil stepmother' developed for good reason. Unfortunately, there is an inherent conflict of interest between a new spouse and children from a prior marriage or relationship.

Abuse: The Gift That Never Stops Giving

Dorothy Sander | Posted 10.18.2013 | Fifty
Dorothy Sander

I have watched and lived with -- for 40 plus years -- the trail of destruction that has followed in the wake of one man's lifetime of abusive behavior...

Do You Believe You Deserve Love?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We all deserve love -- just because we exist. You will know you deserve love when you are loving to yourself.

Nanny Accused Of Murdering Baby Wants Charges Dismissed

AP | Posted 08.08.2013 | Crime

WOBURN, Mass. -- Lawyers for an Irish nanny charged with murder in the death of a Massachusetts baby are seeking to have charges dismissed based on wh...

Jerry Sandusky: 'God's Light Has Warmed Me'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafifz | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion

Jerry Sandusky, a convicted child molester and former coach at Penn State, has been sentenced to prison for 30 to 60 years after being found guilty of...

Why Dieting Must Die

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If you doubt that children are endangered by obesity and its metabolic complications, you simply haven't been paying attention. And so my simple assertion is that the neglect is the same in both cases: feeding yourself as your children starve, or dieting while your children get fat.

The Painful Reality About Our Children That We Can't See | Posted 08.04.2013 | Crime

Liam Neeson on child abuse....

Teen Allegedly Molests 6-Year-Old, Tells Cops It Was Her Idea

Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

An Indiana teen accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl told cops "it was her idea," according to a police affidavit. Caleb Cooper, 19, faces charg...

Billionaire Child Heirs Reportedly Forced To Live In Feces-Filled Basement

Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

Twin teen heirs set to inherit $1 billion say that as children, their father burned them with boiling water and forced them to live in a feces-filled ...

They Mutilate Boys Don't They?

Eden Walker | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

Now, there are many reasons why I'm a failed Jew. But aside from the comedy value of those things, my main objection is the practice of the mutilation of young boys on a globally accepted level.

Teen Girls Prove Their Power in the Middle

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

The last "class" brought tears to our eyes and saying goodbye after just two weeks was difficult, actually downright depressing. We will miss them and the life they brought to our Reading Center every day.

Operation Cross Country: Too Little, Too Late... Unless We Fix the Focus

Adam Banner | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

So let me get this straight, FBI. You have your full federal arsenal available, along with 76 cities' law-enforcement agencies working together to gather up as many bad guys as possible, and you rope in approximately 159 "pimps." Is this all you have to show for your nation-wide efforts?

Demand for Child Sex Trafficking in the U.S.

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Are we uncomfortable going after buyers because they do not adhere to our constructs of who is a criminal?

Army Child Abuse Cases Jump 40%: Report (PLUS: What's Being Done)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact

Incidents of child abuse in the Army are on the rise, an alarming trend that coincides with the return of tens of thousands of troops from Iraq and Af...

WATCH: Child Trafficking Survivor Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.31.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Earlier this week, the FBI announced the recovery of more than 100 victims of child sex trafficking and the arrests of 150 pimps during a three-day na...