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Child Abuse

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 ...

A Failure of Epic Proportions

Ellen Magnis | Posted 09.15.2012 | Crime
Ellen Magnis

The consequences of untrained professionals trying to muddle through the complexities of child sexual abuse cases are only too apparent. Just ask any of Sandusky's victims. We can and must do better.

"When Young People Are Able to Process Their Emotions They Have More Time for Learning" - Principal Sporleder

Michael Jascz | Posted 07.10.2012 | New York
Michael Jascz

This is a story of empowerment. This is a story of how kids in even the worst of situations can still turn their lives around, if we as the adults can make emotional safety a part of a school's culture.

Mother Of Girl Beaten To Death By Father Sues State For $3 Million

Posted 07.11.2012 | Crime

An Oklahoma woman is suing the state for the death of her 5-year-old daughter, whose father beat her to death in June 2011. Samantha Deal, 22, lost...

Man Sentenced For Unimaginably Heinous Crime

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles

A California man who kidnapped and raped a 7-year-old girl with severe developmental disabilities was sentenced Friday to 65 years to life in state pr...

Tackling Shame: 'Shame's Primary Power Is to Make Us Afraid of Being Vulnerable' -- Part II

George Molho | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
George Molho

"Shame breeds contempt; vulnerability gives birth to freedom. Freedom is the wellspring of love." In part one, we delved into one of the specific exp...

Cops: One-Year-Old Baby Found Dead In Closet

WDIV | Posted 07.05.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Police are investigating the case of a missing one-year-old baby girl found dead in the closet of her grandmother's home. Mother Erica Jame...

Bus Driver Allegedly Offers Boy $1 For Sex (GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)

Huffington Post | Posted 06.29.2012 | Crime

A man is accused of offering a young boy $1 to have sex with him. An Arizona couple working for their local school district -- one as a bus driver,...

Sandusky Nation: The Powerful Abuse the Weak

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Americans are aware that the powerful abuse the weak but we often turn a blind eye because we don't want to get involved.

David Lohr

Connecticut Mom Allegedly Recorded Child's Maltreatment And Said, 'I Love Abusing This Kid' | David Lohr | Posted 06.29.2012 | Crime

A Connecticut mother has been accused of physically and emotionally abusing her 10-month-old daughter, recording it, then sending the videos to the gi...

In the Wake of the Sandusky Case: Lessons Learned and Hope for Victims of Child Abuse

Teresa Huizar | Posted 08.28.2012 | Crime
Teresa Huizar

The Jerry Sandusky case, and the Penn State handling of the disclosures of sexual abuse, have opened a national conversation around child sexual abuse in some unique ways.

Not Just Another Number, But a Precious Little Girl

Anthony Amore | Posted 08.28.2012 | Crime
Anthony Amore

Tragedy struck the little town near the Canadian border that numbers just 386 inhabitants. A child there was taken from her home on a warm July night and murdered. Her body, wrapped in a blanket, was found dumped in the Connecticut River a week later. That child's name is Celina Cass.

The Courage of Matt Sandusky

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Michealene Cristini Risley

Sexual abuse is a disease and a learned behavior. Until we accept that this disease is a significant part of our culture than we will never begin to eradicate it. With these boys speaking out, with Matt standing up, we are one step closer.

Her Own Clothes

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

I remember as a child loving to visit my friends' houses. Sleeping in someone else's home was a treat. Now I can't help but wonder how many of the children we see at Pajama Program wish for a mundane routine in a home of their own.

What We Should Have Learned From the Jerry Sandusky Case

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 08.27.2012 | Crime
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

As parents and educators, we have to stop being reverent, diffident and polite, and learn to be vigilant in regard to children's welfare and safety.

David Lohr

Georgia Mom Left Starving Toddler Covered In Feces While She Went Drinking, Police Say | David Lohr | Posted 06.28.2012 | Crime

Police in Georgia charged a 21-year-old mother with cruelty to children on Friday after discovering her toddler covered in feces, hungry and locked in...

Diana Nyad: A Call To Action Post-Sandusky Trial

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.23.2012 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his days behind bars. It has ended as it should. However, we act as if this is a unique situation. Yes, he's that big a criminal and justice has been served. But when will we tackle the pervasive epidemic of childhood sexual abuse?

Woman Brought 13-Year-Old Girl Into Sex Triangle, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.23.2012 | Crime

An Ohio woman was jailed Friday after allegedly luring a 13-year-old girl into a sexual relationship with her boyfriend's dad. Ceaira Treen, 21, wa...

80-Year-Old Child Molester Told Young Boys He Needed Their Semen To Live

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 06.22.2012 | Crime

In a disgusting ploy to lure young boys in to molest them, Charles Lee Bergeron Sr. told them he "needed their semen to live," prosecutors said. B...

LOOK: Powerful Ads Raise Awareness About Child Abuse

Posted 06.21.2012 | Parents

A series of advertisements have garnered recognition for highlighting the negative effects of child abuse. Three ads for the Save The Children foun...

Should a Parent Who Kills One Child Be Allowed to Have Others?

Keli Goff | Posted 08.18.2012 | Crime
Keli Goff

Why is it that law enforcement seems incapable of protecting children from offenders like Moland, who, despite proving themselves to be dangerous parents, are not held accountable for any future parenting choices they may make?

Woman Starved Teen Daughter To Death, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Crime

A Georgia woman is charged with murder and deprivation after her teenage daughter was found dead of apparent malnourishment on Saturday. Police arr...

Assailant Killed While Molesting Rancher's Daughter Identified

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Crime

The man who police in Texas say was killed after sexually assaulting a rancher's daughter was identified over the weekend. Jesus Mora Flores was re...

Embattled Childhood: The Real 'T' in 'PTSD'

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.15.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

All the Danish soldiers who developed PTSD were much more likely to have suffered emotional problems and traumatic events prior to deployment. In fact, it wasn't traumatic war experiences that predicted the onset of PTSD, but rather childhood experiences of violence.

Study Finds Lesbian Women More Likely To Encounter Child Abuse And Sexual Assault

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: Dr. Keren Lehavot, the study's author, tells HuffPost Gay Voices reports have misconstrued the aim of the research, which intended to intended...