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Child Abuse

Our Daughters Are Not for Sale

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Today, we are bringing together the "Women of the House"--Republican and Democrat--and girl survivors of trafficking to address this modern-day form of slavery.

Couple Allegedly Imprisoned Children For 3 Years

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.02.2013 | Crime

A husband and wife in California were charged with child abuse for allegedly locking two children in their filthy mobile home for three years, accordi...

Fractured Skull, Broken Ribs, BB Pellet Wounds, Missing Teeth

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- An 8-year-old boy who authorities say died after being beaten had remained in the house where the alleged abuse occurred despite six in...

The Door to His Bedroom Past

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

As we ready our new Reading Center in NYC for Opening Day I am haunted by a call I received several years ago. The call came from a man who said he read about our Program and wanted to learn more. He asked a lot of questions and finally revealed, "I lived in an orphanage."

Earliest Victim Of Child Abuse Seen In Ancient Cemetery

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

By: Joseph Castro, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/28/2013 12:51 PM EDT on LiveScience A 2- to 3-year-old child from a Romano-Christian-pe...

Gwissues: One-on-One With Christina Crawford (VIDEO)

Howard Bragman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

Behind the quintessential campy movie Mommie Dearest is a dark tell-all by Christina Crawford about her constant struggles with her abusive mother, legendary actress Joan Crawford. On this week's episode of Gwissues, Christina sets the record straight.

Mom Sentenced For Making Child Porn With Own Daughter

AP | LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 07.23.2013 | Crime

CONCORD, N.H. — A woman convicted of sexually exploiting her 14-year-old daughter to produce child pornography was sentenced Thursday to 40 year...

These Wounds Must See Light

Ellen Magnis | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

I visited some female inmates in our county jail around the holidays and was vividly reminded that unhealed wounds can lead us so far from who we truly are.

'This Time I'm Not Admitting It,' Says Accused Child Rapist: Cops

Posted 05.15.2013 | Crime

A Connecticut man accused of raping a 10-year-old girl allegedly told police that "this time" he won't admit to the crime. Gary Gray, 42, was livi...

Jehovah's Witnesses Make Appalling Discovery

Posted 07.13.2013 | Miami

Jehovah's Witnesses going door-to-door in Miami Beach on Sunday made a horrifying discovery in the common area of an apartment building. A 12-year...

We the People

James Haven | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
James Haven

For many children in this country of ours, there is injustice every day of their lives, there is fear instead of domestic tranquility, there is no common defense, nor promotion of their general welfare, and the blessings of liberty has no security for us nor many of these children who are our future generations.

How Our Awareness Can Prevent Abuse and Abduction, Rather Than Enable It.

Kathy Andersen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Kathy Andersen

As a child who struggled through sexual abuse by my father from the age of four, I saw directly that those who should be aware, are not; and those who should pay attention, do not. I am one of at least 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States who lost a childhood.

Stop Child Abuse in Sport

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 07.09.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

We wish to make a commitment to learn more about the problem and to combat it by taking steps to educate and ensure that those organizations involved in youth sports implement policies to stop abuse.

Mass. Problems for Kids

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Bill Lichtenstein

The lawsuit, filed by the New York-based Children's Rights, charges that Massachusetts has one of the nation's highest rates of abuse of foster children in the country.

How Do We Stop Child Abuse?

Tony Loftis | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

Talking about the realities of abuse, especially child abuse is critical to helping to stop it. In the director's commentary to The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky says we stop abuse by talking about it in bringing out into the light. Chbosky's work helps us start that conversation.

This Mother's Day, Think About Foster Care

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

I don't know if I could have made a difference -- but I'll never stop being sorry I didn't bring him home.

This Child Abuse Ad Is Visible Only To Children

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology

How can organizations aimed at putting an end to child abuse send a message to children without also tipping off adults? It might be as simple as crea...

WATCH: A Child Abuse Survivor Speaks Out

OWN | Posted 05.06.2013 | OWN

Annette and her older sister Kim say they suffered years of neglect and abuse as children because their mother, Charlene, frequently chose to be with ...

Inspiration for the Children...or for Us?

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

In one of the rooms in our new Reading Center we're showcasing inspirational and motivational quotes in a mural. As I read the quotes I realize the words are as much for me as they are for the teens. Maybe you'll agree -- we'd be moving mountains much faster if we all believed these words...

A Child Without Dreams

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

How many millions of children who were hurt or neglected themselves grow up hopeless, hate-filled, and continue the cycle of hurting others? All children deserve to be allowed and encouraged to dream by the adults around them in their homes, schools, and communities.

The Business of Play

Michael Feigelson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Michael Feigelson

Today, the day before the World Economic Forum conference in Lima, a group of Peruvian kids and their adult allies will make a case for why a childhood free from violence and filled with playful learning is the key to the kind of innovation that can drive economic prosperity in this century.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Child Abuse Prevention Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

For more than 30 years, April has been recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. This month is also a time dedicated to encouraging individuals and communities to support children and families while preventing abuse from happening.

House of Horrors

Erika Eichelberger | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime
Erika Eichelberger

Since the Newtown massacre, visions of unfathomable crazy mass killers and armed strangers in the night have colonized the American mind. But you're more likely to be hurt or killed by someone you know or love. And you'll probably be at home when it happens.

More Children to our New Reading Center!

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Our Literacy Program's goal is focused on lifelong learning and upon making a positive impact on the growth of our student readers. To this end we're making plans to fill our space with thousands of children pre-K through teenagers.

Mom Charged With Child Abuse After Bobcat Mauls Son

Posted 04.14.2013 | Crime

A New Mexico mother has been charged with child abuse after a bobcat mauled her son at a zoo. Courtney Hutchins, 22, was taken into custody Tuesday...