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Child Abuse

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.

A Boy Named Dirty: A Kidnap Survivor Speaks Out

George Molho | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
George Molho

What has changed in the 34 years since I was kidnapped in 1978, and held for a year? What has changed are the numbers. Approximately 800,000 children go missing or are kidnapped each in the United States.

Father Arrested For Allegedly Abusing 2-Month-Old Son

Posted 03.19.2012 | Denver

Daniel Kim, a 22-year-old Colorado Springs father, has been arrested for allegedly abusing his two-month-old son. The infant was taken to a local hosp...

Her Name Is Mom

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

A little boy once asked me, "If the children don't have moms, how do they grow up?" He looked very puzzled. It was a good question and I didn't have a good answer for him.

Vision-Impaired Student Allegedly Taped To Chair By Teacher

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.13.2012 | Education

A teacher at the Friendship Public Charter School in Washington D.C., was fired after she allegedly taped Christian Washington, a 9-year-old vision-im...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker's Advice To Abuse Victims | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

A Wisconsin lawmaker is co-sponsoring a bill based on the idea that single parenthood causes child abuse. The bill says a child being raised by a ...

Mom Allegedly Drops Kid Off At McDonald's, Passes Out On Pills In Car

Posted 03.12.2012 | Crime

A Florida woman was found passed out on pain pills in her car while her son played inside a Deltona McDonald's, sheriff's deputies told the News-Journ...

LAPD's Child Abuse Unit Investigating 4-Year-Old's Hanging Death

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.09.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department's Abused Child Unit is investigating the hanging death of a 4-year-old girl in Westchester, Calif. While the LAPD...

Angry Father Bites Off 6-Year-Old Son's Penis

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.08.2012 | Weird News

WARNING: The following story includes disturbing content and may not be suitable for children. Doctors in Shenzhen, China have reattached a 6-year-...

David Lohr

Florida Mom Pimped 6-Year-Old Daughter For Money, Drugs, Cops Say | David Lohr | Posted 03.08.2012 | Crime

A Florida mother has been jailed in Georgia, accused of prostituting her 6-year-old daughter to support herself and her drug habit. Police in Colum...

GOP Lawmaker: Women 'Trained' To Lie About Planned Pregnancies

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) said "unwanted or mistimed" pregnancies are the “choice of the women” who should learn "that ...

Special Needs Student Allegedly Died From Teacher's Forced Neck Brace

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.26.2015 | Education

Parents of Aaron Hatcher, a former special needs student at Roswell High School in Atlanta, Ga., have filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the distri...