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Child Abuse

Naked Mom Thought Baby Was Possessed, Tried To Toss It In Ocean: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.18.2012 | Crime

A Florida mom tried to drop her 3-month-old baby into the ocean because she claimed it was possessed by demons, and covered in lizards and snakes. ...

Schoolboys Stripped And Were Whipped For Priest's Passion Play

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.17.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia jury heard Tuesday about Catholic schoolboys who said they had to strip before a priest and endure whippings as th...

Job Inquiry Goes Terribly Wrong For Kid Left In Car

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

An Ormond Beach woman was arrested on April 14 after leaving her son in a car to drink at a bar where she was applying for work. Mallory Renee Mims...

Man Put Little Girl In Dryer, Burned Boy's Feet As Punishment: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.17.2012 | Crime

A Wisconsin man was charged with six felonies last week after he allegedly put a 4-year-old girl in the dryer several times for wetting the bed and pi...

How Courts Fail Child Abuse Victims

Bill Moushey | Posted 06.16.2012 | Books
Bill Moushey

Over the years, we've watched young men and women under oath crumble into tears when asked to specifically describe abuse foisted upon them. It is a particularly poignant topic as a trial for former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky on fifty-two counts of abuse is fast approaching.

Man Charged In Death Of Toddler Found With Bites, Scratch Marks

Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A 2-year-old Chicago girl who was brought to the hospital with bruises, scratches and bite marks died of her injuries, and now her fa...

Childhood Obesity or Abuse?

Olivia Busch | Posted 06.16.2012 | Teen
Olivia Busch

Parents are too "busy" to make a home-cooked meal for their family. But I really believe that parents should go the extra mile to put a healthy meal on the table for their kids.

Who's the Bully? 'Childism' Says It's Not the Schoolyard Thug, It's Parents, Schools, American Culture

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.16.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

How did it happen that a nation that was once a leader in protecting children now is more interested in keeping dysfunctional families together -- even when that generally produces more abuse?

A Stranger Makes Magic

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

It was amazing to see him nestling close to her in complete silence, as she read to him page by page. Genna had no idea about Timothy's past behavior. She had no idea what magic had happened.

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California Pastor Held In Torture Of Boy Who Was Forced To Dig His Own Grave

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.10.2012 | Crime

Authorities in California said they have uncovered a case of incredible cruelty involving a pastor and two members of his church. The three men are al...

What I Want to Tell Jordan Powers

Daleen Berry | Posted 06.09.2012 | Education
Daleen Berry

It's been exactly 39 days since the James Hooker story broke. Last week we learned the former Modesto, Calif., schoolteacher had an earlier relationship with yet another teenager. Hooker's now in jail, and his former student and live-in lover, Jordan Powers, is headed for the hills.

Be the One to Report Child Abuse

Mickey Goodman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

I promised Elsie I wouldn't say anything to her mom, but that was where the promise ended. I knew I couldn't sit idly by. But who should I tell? A teacher? Social worker?

Kasey Kahl Reveals Childhood Abuse On 'Couples Therapy'

Posted 04.05.2012 | TV

Kasey Kahl opened up about what was likely the worst year of his childhood on "Couples Therapy" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on VH1). "The Bachelorette" alum went...

Ripples of Change...

Tom W. Watson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Tom W. Watson

My birth parents were ill-prepared to care for me as an infant, and I was taken into custody by the Ministry of Social Services at the tender age of one. During the following four years, I endured emotional trauma and physical abuse.

Are You One With Courage?: A Call to Action to Support National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Teresa Huizar | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

It takes courage for adults to recognize the signs of abuse and report suspected abuse. And it will take courage for all of us to engage in an open dialogue about child abuse.

Man Who Twisted Bunnies To Death In His Hands Faces 2 Years In Prison

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.31.2012 | Crime

A Florida man who killed his family's pet bunnies after an argument with his wife last year accepted a plea deal for the crime and faces two years in ...

Father Chained Son's Neck To Pole For Skipping School, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.30.2012 | Crime

Sok Thoeun, a 40-year-old man from Batt-ambang, Cambodia, is being pursued by authorities after reportedly beating and chaining his 13-year-old son, S...

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Sen. John Kerry

In our country, a child is abused or neglected every 36 seconds, and only 40 percent of abused children receive the services they need. The Protect Our Kids Act can be the catalyst we need to begin to speak out more effectively for children who cannot speak up on their own.

The Raindrop That Changed My Life

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

As the children came into the room to sit and read with me, I gave each one a pair of pajamas. One little girl wouldn't take pajamas from me. She stood perfectly still, looked up at me, and asked in a whisper, "What are these?"

Preacher Says Accusations Of Child Abuse At Christian School Are Because Of Satan

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.29.2012 | Education

Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch in Saint Ignatius, Mont., is under scrutiny for accustations of child abuse at the boarding school, and even more...

Author: Why I Had To Write About This Child's Murder

Karen Spears Zacharias | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Karen Spears Zacharias

My husband was the first to tell me that Karly had been murdered. I knew in that very moment that I would write my book. I also knew doing so would enrage her mother, who was like a daughter to me. I'm not denying she had a right to be upset.

Christian School Teacher Allegedly Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Student

Posted 03.28.2012 | Crime

A former Christian school teacher in Pennsylvania was arrested last week after she allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old boy who used to be in her clas...

Dad Allegedly Forced Boy To Eat Screws, Do Pushups As Punishment

Posted 03.27.2012 | Crime

An Illinois couple is behind bars after a man allegedly beat his 12-year-old stepson, made him eat two screws and then forced him to do hundreds of pu...

Teen Girls Under Fire After Vicious Bullying Footage Surfaces

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

Two female teens from Mooresville High School in North Carolina have been suspended by school officials after another student used her cellphone to fi...

A Silence of Mockingbirds Is a True Story of Child Abuse

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.22.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

A Silence of Mockingbirds tells the story of the murder of a three year old child. If anyone deserves to have the truth told, it is this child.