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Child Abuse

Dog Shock Collars: They Can Punish Humans, Too!

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

Shocking a dog while he is doing something he thinks is fun -- something they've been bred to do for thousands of years -- seems particularly cruel, since it can forever link that pleasurable thing with the fear of an occasional unexpected jolt.

For Joni's Whole Life

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We often hear about children in our Pajama Program reading groups who are transferred -- children we'll probably never see again. I can't help but won...

A New Solution For Child Welfare

Deborah De Santis | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Many of our public systems have embraced supportive housing for their highest need populations. And now child welfare agencies are poised to incorpora...

The Violence Against Women Act Helps Children, Too

Michael Piraino | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Michael Piraino

Children who grow up in abusive homes can become healthy adults. They need positive role models, therapy and support. Fortunately, there are systems and programs in place to help these children. Some are funded through the Violence Against Women Act.

200+ Cases Of Child Abuse Reopened

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 04.26.2012 | Denver

Lakewood Police are reopening the wounds of more than 200 cases involving child victims after a former detective was cited by internal affairs for fai...

We Can Calm Crying Babies: New Hope in the Fight Against Child Abuse

Harvey Karp | Posted 06.26.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

People tend to think of infant crying and colic as a parenting nuisance. In fact, sleep deprivation and the sound of crying babies are used to prepare the Navy elite SEALS to endure torture!

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

George Molho | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
George Molho

The beauty of vulnerability is in its expression. Its power resides in embracing it. By being unafraid to be vulnerable you will shrink shame, make a feast of fear and starve insecurities.

David Lohr

Man Accused Of Murder After Slamming Toddler Into Wall | David Lohr | Posted 04.24.2012 | Crime

Police in Southern Illinois have arrested Jarrod Rudder in the brutal murder of a toddler whom police say was slammed against a wall. Rudder, 24, w...

Cops Bust Alleged Iowa Child Abuser In Chicago Apartment

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.19.2012 | Crime

An Iowa man who went on the run after he allegedly sexually abused three of his nine children was arrested early Thursday morning in Chicago. Autho...

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. ...

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.

David Lohr

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