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The Violence Spills Off the Field

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

The NFL has not even begun to systematically examine holistically whether the on-field behaviors they champion translate into off-field recklessness. If NFL leadership fails to make that connection and render changes to the sport's culture of violence, then the banner of flag football may get the call to save the league even sooner than I once predicted.

Vikings: We Made A 'Mistake' Bringing Back Peterson

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-...

NFL Has Opportunity to Enforce #NoHitting Policy

Areva Martin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Areva Martin

We can't expect adults to refrain from violence if, as children, they learn it's acceptable when cloaked in terms of "discipline." We cannot interact in ways that rely on or revert to any form of physical and emotional battering, even if we label it "discipline" or "tough love."

REPORT: Adrian Peterson Accused Of Beating Another Son

KHOU | Posted 09.15.2014 | Sports

The four-year-old is by a different mother than the alleged victim in the Montgomery County case, in which Peterson is charged with felony injury to a...

REPORT: Adrian Peterson Accused Of Injuring Another 4-Year-Old Son

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Sports

Just hours after Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson apologized for injuring one 4-year-old son, KHOU-TV in Houston reported that he has al...

Adrian Peterson: I Am Not A Child Abuser

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Sports

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has issued a statement on his indictment in a child injury case. The 2012 NFL MVP apologized for "the h...

Vikings Legend Reacts To Adrian Peterson Return: 'Surprise Surprise'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Sports

Arguably the most recognizable player in Vikings franchise history, Fran Tarkenton had harsh words for his former team in a HuffPost Live conversation...

WATCH: NFL Hall Of Famer Delivers Moving Speech On Child Abuse

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Sports

Cris Carter believes there is no place in the home for corporal punishment and no place for abusers on an NFL field. In an emotional, personal mon...

Out of the Closet on Domestic Abuse: Why I Stayed, Why I Left and Why I Choose Now to Tell My Story

Michele Hunt | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Michele Hunt

It is for my daughter Nicole and women, girls and boys around the world, that I choose the most powerful form of communications on earth to come out of my closet. I want anyone and everyone who is enduring abuse of any kind to please know -- You Are Not Alone!

A Little Girl, 10 Years Later

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Time flies. Yes, we hear that everyday don't we? And on some days we see it too. Time flies. Can you see a difference you've made in someone's life...

Man Puts Girlfriend's Toddler Son In Dryer, Turns It On: Cops

AP | Posted 09.08.2014 | Crime

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A man is accused of putting a 2-year-old Maine toddler in a clothes dryer and turning it on, burning the boy. WABI-TV ( http:...

Mom Accused Of Trying To Kill Autistic Daughter Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse

AP | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) -- A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse. Ben...

2 Accused Of Abusing 11-Year-Old Boy

AP | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time ...

Freedom from Religion

Karl Wilder | Posted 10.20.2014 | New York
Karl Wilder

Photo: Artist Alan May and myself at an event for the SF Food Bank (photo by Blodwen Tarter) I wrote "Losing My Religion" a scant 48 hours ago. Much...

The Harrowing Story Of A Former Indian Street Child

OWN | Posted 08.21.2014 | OWN

When Satender Sharma was 13 years old, he had to make a frightening choice: continuing living with his abusive father, or run away and attempt to surv...

Judge Calls Child Rapist A Vile 'Bitch'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.20.2014 | Crime

A Georgia judge had tough words for a woman who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend rape and molest her two young daughters. "I don't know that...

Losing My Religion

Karl Wilder | Posted 10.18.2014 | New York
Karl Wilder

I don't remember the first time Bob hit me. My life was suffering. Our entire family suffered. When the abuse was not physical it was verbal, mental and all-consuming. I learned the commandments and the Lord's prayer, and always I prayed.

Graphic Details Emerge In Boy Allegedly Battered To Death By Mom, Her Boyfriend

AP | Posted 08.19.2014 | Crime

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Graphic grand jury testimony reveals details of the abuse suffered by an 8-year-old Los Angeles County boy allegedly battered...

Education for the World We Want (Part 1)

Suna Senman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

How does a society that teaches preschoolers to play well, share toys and not hit raise highly educated leaders to justify revenge, invade countries and develop weapons to kill?

Spare the Love, Spoil the Child

Kiri Westby | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Kiri Westby

As a young parent in today's world, I worry about over-doing it and I worry about under-doing it, constantly walking a tightrope of give and take... so I thought I'd examine what it means to actually "spoil a child."

Man Who Inflicted 'Reign Of Terror' On Girlfriend's Toddler Sentenced

AP | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) -- A man accused of inflicting a "reign of terror" on his girlfriend's 3-year-old son before fleeing to a Florida amusement park ...

Fugitive Minnesota Cult Leader Spotted In Washington

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Washington say they have received a "credible tip" as to the location of Victor Barnard, the leader of a cult-like religious sect who i...

Robin Williams... and My Dad

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

The shocking news about Robin Williams' apparent suicide isn't really shocking so much as it is commonplace. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control reported 39,518 suicides, which makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans.

Mom Allegedly Put Baby In Trash: 'I Didn't Know What I Wanted To Happen'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

An Indianapolis mother who police say left her newborn in a trash can to die allegedly told investigators she “was confused” when she abandoned th...

Girls Trapped In Filthy Home For 3 Years While Couple Played World Of Warcraft

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.08.2014 | Crime

A couple in Fullerton, California, who kept two girls locked inside a mobile home for three years was convicted on multiple charges Tuesday. Petra...