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Creepy Clown Produced Child Pornography, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.02.2012 | Crime

His band is called "The Core Of Your Nightmares," but it's his suspected life at home that will keep you awake at night. Police say Martin "Vlad" E...

Ask Dr. Lynch: Teachers Are Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Not only are you performing your legal duty, but you can sleep comfortably at night knowing that you took the bold action required to protect the students under your care.

How I Would Teach The Film Precious

Sheril Antonio | Posted 12.21.2012 | Black Voices
Sheril Antonio

There are many ways to interpret Precious. I acknowledge that Precious is about the darkest of human tragedies and, yes, depicts a horrible truth. The well-crafted art of film is always fiction presented as an artifact of truth. Pablo Picasso once said, "art is the lie that reveals the truth."

'Napster Of Child Porn' Used Outside Strip Mall

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.19.2012 | Crime

He says that he's made plenty of mistakes in his life -- this might be the biggest. Police arrested Benjamin Ashauer on Thursday morning in Tampa, ...

Stuffing a Bus With Pajamas

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Sometimes I am sure I see a spark in a child's eye when he's on line with his classmates to put his gifts on the bus that tells me he gets it -- it's about helping someone else, not just once, but in the days and years to come.

Arizona Daily Wildcat Apologizes for 'Fruit Roll Up' Cartoon Depicting Homophobia, Child Abuse

Dan Reimold | Posted 12.18.2012 | College
Dan Reimold

The Arizona Daily Wildcat faced criticism after publishing a controversial cartoon earlier this week that features a fairly horrific depiction of homophobia and child abuse.

Michael McLaughlin

Hand-Gluing Mom's 99 Year Sentence 'Harsh' And 'Unusual' -- Even In Texas | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.18.2012 | Crime

The 99-year prison sentence imposed by a Dallas judge last week on a mom who glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to the wall was more than a punishm...

'I Lied About My Father's Abuse To Keep My Family Together'

| Posted 10.18.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Three Cheers for Healthy Helicopter Parents

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Sheela Raja, PhD

We aren't overprotective, we're involved. And we are here to stay

Times Have Changed -- So Should Athlete Safety

Katherine Starr | Posted 10.17.2012 | Sports
Katherine Starr

e need to partner with sports clubs around the country to adopt policies requiring coaches to adhere to modes of behavior that protect the athlete.

Woman Arrested For Biting Six-Year-Old

Posted 10.17.2012 | Crime

A Florida woman who allegedly bit her boyfriend's 6-year-old son in a 'biting game' has been arrested and charged with child abuse, reports say. A...

After the Conviction: The Legacy of the Jerry Sandusky Case

Teresa Huizar | Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime
Teresa Huizar

Let's make the legacy of the Jerry Sandusky case not merely be listening to one more horrific tale of lives devastated by abuse as we await the next one. Rather, let the tragedy of this case make us ever more committed to ensuring abuse is prevented, and that those who are abused receive the compassionate care.

Kidnapping Suspect Asked Victim For Help Finding Lost Puppy: Cops

AP | MATT VOLZ and BEN NEARY | Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A Montana man faces charges of kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Wyoming after police said he lured her to his c...

Mom Who Glued Daughter's Hands To Wall: 'I'm Not A Monster'

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 12.12.2012 | Crime

DALLAS — A Dallas woman who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler's hands to a wall was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison by a...

Dying to Win

Andrea Lyon | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime
Andrea Lyon

On September 28, 2012 Judge Sarmina granted a stay of execution for Terry William in Pennsylvania. In doing so she found that the prosecution had known that the man Williams killed had been sexually abusing him.

Mom Who Abused Toddler Into Coma Faces Sentencing

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

DALLAS — A Dallas woman who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing her hands to a wall sobbed Thursday as a prosecutor ordered her to look a...

Republican Calls For Parental Sterilization

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

The Arkansas Republican who has called for deporting all Muslims and for instituting the death penalty for rebellious children is also calling for the...

Mom Killed Her Sons Because They Were Crying: Police

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 10.09.2012 | Crime

HOUSTON -- Police say a Southeast Texas woman who is pregnant with her fourth child has been charged in the deaths of her two infant sons. Kristi-An ...

Outrage Over Mom Tattooing 11-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents

The authority who arrested Odessa Clay for tattooing her 11-year-old daughter questioned why the North Carolina mom wasn't charged with child abuse. ...

Mom Who Abused Toddler Into Coma Faces Life In Prison

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 12.08.2012 | Crime

DALLAS — A Dallas woman who super-glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall also beat the girl so badly that she suffered bleeding on her ...

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study -- the Largest Public Health Study You Never Heard Of, Part Three

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

Flight, fight or freeze hormones work really well to help us accelerate when we're being chased by a vicious dog with big teeth, fight when we're cornered, or turn to stone and stop breathing to escape detection by a predator. But they become toxic when they're turned on for too long.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study -- the Largest Public Health Study You Never Heard Of, Part Two

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

If you were Dr. Vincent Felitti, chief of Kaiser Permanente's revolutionary Department of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, CA, whom would you pick as your first audience to reveal your stunning findings that many morbidly obese people in an obesity clinic had been sexually abused during their childhood?

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study -- the Largest Public Health Study You Never Heard Of

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

The ACE Study -- probably the most important public health study you never heard of -- emerged from an obesity clinic on a quiet street in San Diego.

David Lohr

Judge Who Beat Daughter In Video Seeks Reinstatement (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO) | David Lohr | Posted 12.05.2012 | Crime

A suspended family law judge whose daughter posted a video online of him hitting her with a belt is asking the Texas Supreme Court to reinstate him. ...

Homosexuality And Pedophila: The False Link

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

It is so hard to believe that people are still trying to use the purported link between pedophilia and homosexuality. The old, tired argument that pedophilia is linked with homosexuality is wrong on many levels.