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Child Abuse

To Dream and Belong

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We're sending wishes for them to find friendship with other children, acceptance among adults and recognition in our world.

Should Spanking Your Kids Be Illegal?

| Posted 10.22.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert Earlier this summer we informed readers that, contrary to its repu...

Mom Claims Coach Molested Her Kids, Attacks Him With Bat

Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime

A Tennessee mom is sorry for beating her children's coach with a baseball bat on Saturday. What she's not sorry for is her claim that he molested h...

Spy Cam Reveals Nanny Allegedly Suffocating Infant

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.20.2012 | Crime

Surveillance footage recorded by suspicious parents allegedly shows their nanny suffocating their infant, carrying her by the head and throwing her in...

'Mommy Tried To Kill Me'

Posted 08.19.2012 | Crime

When neighbors found 6-year-old Adrianna Harmon lying on her bed, she was covered in blood. The critically injured little girl told officers, "Momm...

If We Really Want to #protectourkids, Let's Have an Honest Conversation

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

We have to come together to solve these problems, and we cannot afford to continue allowing a tiny group of political opportunists to distract and divide us for their own purposes.

WORST PARENTS EVER? Baby With Roaches In Hair May Have Been Locked In Cage

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.13.2012 | Crime

Authorities in Cleveland, Tex., have taken in a 1-year-old baby girl after she was discovered in a mobile home with roaches in her hair and flea and t...

WATCH: Kids Removed From Horrific Living Conditions

Posted 08.10.2012 | Miami

Four children between the ages of 7 and 13 were removed from the custody of their parents Wednesday after authorities found them living in a home fill...

Olympic Medalist Turns Tragedy Of Rape, Family Death Into Triumph

Huffington Post | Laura Rothkopf | Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact

Olympian Kellie Wells has spent her life overcoming hurdles -- in both literal and heartbreakingly figurative ways. After taking home the bronze i...

War on International Sex Trafficking Isn't a War on Sex

Renee Olstead | Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact
Renee Olstead

These children have no control over whether or not their client will wear a condom, whether or not they'll be infected with HIV, or even if the client will physically abuse them before he leaves. Many of these children will never live to survive their days in this brutal trade.

Mural of Mail

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

When we pack up each box we never know who will wear the sweet mermaid nightgown or exciting spiderman pajamas or who will go to sleep holding a new, bright yellow Curious George book.

Teacher Had Sex, Smoked Pot With Middle Schoolers: Cops

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 08.09.2012 | Crime

A Shelbyville, Indiana middle school teacher is accused of having sexual relationships with several underage students, the Star Press reports. Beth...

Pediatrician Accused Of Waterboarding Daughter

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.09.2012 | Crime

A Delaware pediatrician who is a recognized researcher in near-death experiences in children has been accused of holding his young daughter's face und...

David Lohr

Judge Weighs Evidence In 4-Year-Old's Alleged Beating Death | David Lohr | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

A little girl's shocking death was recently detailed before a Texas judge who was tasked with weighing evidence in the case. "It wasn't supposed to...

Redeem Your God: Ramblings of a Child From Syria

Satpal Singh | Posted 09.30.2012 | World
Satpal Singh

Strong and unified pressure from world's spiritual leaders may deter a brutal regime from unleashing tyranny on its people. Could the spiritual leaders of the world caution their followers in unequivocal and forceful terms that God does not look kindly on such violations of human rights?

Catherine Pearson

The More Insidious Form Of Child Abuse | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics highlights the serious, lasting effects that psychological abuse can have on children. Since t...

Dear Penn State Fans... Don't Forget Who the Real Victims Are

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Natalie Thomas

I feel for those who have given their lives to making the university a great place only to have the name tarnished in this way and it sucks for the current students and athletes, but what was the alternative?

Fixing the Hurt

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

I sometimes feel overwhelmed by how much we promise all the children who are waiting for our pajamas and books. Will we receive enough support every year to get through our wait list? Can we deliver on our promise?

Penn State: Playing Without Fans

Tik Root | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports
Tik Root

If lasting reform is to be implemented, Penn State will have to reign in the football culture itself. A daunting challenge, no doubt, but there are ways to do it.

Bullying Runs Deep: Breaking the Code of Silence That Protects Bullies

Michelle Baker | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education
Michelle Baker

I like to imagine a time when silence is no longer a socially acceptable response to bullying, and when bullying is no longer a socially accepted form of parenting.

Teacher Accused Of Threatening To Cut Off Students' Tongues

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

Pranee Andrus, a teacher from Narcoossee Elementary school in Osceola County, Fla., is accused of threatening to cut off students' tongues and draggin...

Look Back Anniversary Is a Time to Call for New Direction

Christine James-Brown | Posted 09.18.2012 | DC
Christine James-Brown

As we recognize the 16th anniversary of the "look back" eligibility requirement for federal foster care assistance, the time has come to urge Congress to change direction. It's time for all us to join together and stand up for all children.

Thrown Away Children: An American Epidemic

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

Some 15 years ago I was a "cov kid," which is what they call the homeless throwaway youths who live in the Covenant House. Like many others, I didn't have the resources and support I now have as an adult headed to law school.

Penn State of Confusion: When Integrity Meets Institution

Chris Carlton | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Chris Carlton

We are all the cure to this disturbing epidemic, survivors of sexual abuse and non-survivors alike, and it starts with us, as adults, to force integrity to the surface above all other things -- at the very least for our most important resource -- our children.

Disturbing Link Between Child Abuse, Housing Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business

* Hospital abuse admissions in 2008 rose with foreclosures * No comparable link with unemployment figures By Amy Norton ...