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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...

Horrific Child Porn Case Uncovered In LA

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Federal authorities are asking for public help in identifying two adults and two young children seen in child sex videos discovered by ...

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.

Boy Ate Dog Food To Survive Adoptive Parents' Alleged Abuse

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Crime

KELSO, Wash. -- The trial of a Washington state couple accused of mistreating five adopted children has begun with a 14-year-old boy testifying that h...

Mom Allegedly Starves Kids After Joining Religious Group

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 07.19.2012 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. -- The mother of a young girl found dead from severe malnutrition and an untreated broken leg, and a woman who helped care for the child,...

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 ...

This Man Is Accused Of Putting His Daughter, 10, In A Padlocked Foot Locker

AP | Posted 07.16.2012 | Crime

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man accused of putting his 10-year-old daughter inside a padlocked footlocker for punishment has pleaded not guilty to felony chi...

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.

Mom Who Abused Toddler Into Coma: 'Only God Can Judge Me'

AP | Posted 07.13.2012 | Crime

DALLAS -- A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to injury to a child, acknowledging she beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the girl's hands to a wall. ...

"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.