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Self Care if Your Child Reveals Molestation

Laura Landgraf | Posted 06.28.2016 | Parents
Laura Landgraf

It’s incendiary, the bomb of incest or molestation. One moment life as you know it is sailing along, the next it has exploded before your very eyes....

Why I Didn't Testify Against the Man Who Abused Me Before My Coma

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

My secret made me sick. All that anger, guilt and confusion. I felt it in my stomach. And two weeks after I turned 18 years old, my stomach exploded due to a blood clot, which later was hypothesized to be caused from a stress ulcer. My molestation was a very stressful secret. Suddenly, my family could keep no secrets.

Alabama Republican Wants To Castrate Sex Offenders Who Abuse Kids

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

• The bill calls for surgical castration of both male and female sex offenders.• Nine states currently allow some form of castration for sex offen...

Mom Says Unanswered Questions Make Her Skeptical Of Daughter’s Claim That She Was Molested By Father

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Amanda was sexually abused by her father, she says from the time she was 10 until she was 25. A court convicted her father, Earl Nix, of first-degree ...

Letter to My 12-year-old Self (That Took Me 4 Decades to Write)

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 01.19.2017 | Women
Kerrie L Cooper

Forgive yourself. Only now are you strong enough to face this. Aware enough to know that secrets, damaging when kept from others, are toxic when hidden within. You have taken the first step.

6 Tools to Help Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 06.05.2016 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

In light of the Duggar abuse scandal, protecting children from sexual abuse is on many parents' minds. Avoiding all risk is unlikely, but there are steps parents can take to minimize their child's risk of sexual abuse. These tools will also help children get help if victimization occurs.

Cult of Patriarchy

Melissa Charles | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Melissa Charles

His family, fans, and a politician have weighed in talking about how this was a 'teenage' mistake. And that God challenged them. They talk about how hard it is for Josh. About his victims? *crickets*

Josh Duggar: No 'Teen' Mistake

Melissa Charles | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Melissa Charles

You don't allow a child predator to have ready access to a victim pool. Forgiveness is great...but protecting the innocent is the obligation of everyone who has children in their lives. And it's something that his victim's parents failed in. Horribly. Deliberately. Willingly.

Set It Free Today

Ry Black | Posted 03.27.2014 | Queer Voices
Ry Black

My name is Ryan Black, and I was sexually abused as a child. It's been 20 years since I first admitted that to myself out loud and first to my mother. For me it was the first step down the slippery slope of healing.

You Know You're a Girl When

Katie Schwartz | Posted 05.15.2014 | Women
Katie Schwartz

When I ask my girlfriends about their firsts (sexually speaking) like me, they remember. Oh, those tweener years: Stolen glances led to brief flirtati...

Pee-Shy: Dr. Frank Spinelli Exposes His Struggles With Child Molestation, Paruresis and Finding True Love in NYC

Austin Head | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Austin Head

Pee-Shy takes you through a whirlwind of emotions from the grand fears of childhood to the small disappointments of adulthood. Dr. Spinelli shines a bright light into deep shadows of child molestation from the view of the victim ... it is a brave endeavor.

A Concrete Way to Remember and Honor Nelson Mandela

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

His commitment as a leader to South Africa's children was the extension of a principle that has governed leaders of traditional communities for generations: If the children are well, then all of us are well.

Accused Child Molester, Allegedly Told Police 'I Ain't No Chomo'

David Lohr | Posted 09.19.2013 | Crime

An Oklahoma mother helped police rescue her 13-year-old daughter from an alleged abductor after the man kidnapped and sexually assaulted her, police s...

How Optimism Saved My Life (and My Sanity)

Kirsten Palladino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kirsten Palladino

Life is a bounty of smooth and rough patches, and I'm quite certain that it's better this way, than always being easy with no challenges.

Change Our Story: Silence Broken

Peter Buffett | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

I've seen what a broken system can destroy. How do you say, "Life is what you make it" to those young women and the thousands of women (and men) like them? You don't. But here's what you do: listen.

My Confession and How to Protect Your Child from Pedophiles like Sandusky

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 08.24.2012 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

For over the past two years, I have been an outspoken advocate in the fight against domestic violence. Only now, am I publicly sharing my truths of being sexually abused, by a much older relative, when I was a child.

TRAGIC: He Portrayed Himself As A Father Figure...

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles

Like retired football coach Jerry Sandusky, this Southern California boxing coach was a highly-regarded coach and mentor to boys and young men. Also l...

How to Talk To Your Kids About the Jerry Sandusky Trial

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.23.2012 | Sports
Barbara Greenberg

We need to teach our kids that bad people come in all shapes and sizes.

School Bus Driver To Stand Trial For Molesting Special Needs Students

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.06.2012 | San Francisco

A school bus driver is sitting in jail Friday awaiting trail on charges of molesting two 11-year old, female, special-needs students. Long-time San...

Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Accused Of Molesting Autistic Girl | Posted 02.29.2012 | Miami

CORAL SPRINGS — A Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) deputy is the target of a criminal investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate sexua...

Sex, Education, and Abuse: Are We Failing Our Kids Miserably?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Simply telling your kids about good versus bad touches and then expecting them to come to you if they have been touched in the wrong places is not enough.

I Didn't Tell!

Robin Quivers | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Robin Quivers

One of the questions I hear over and over when child sexual abuse comes up is, "Why didn't they tell?" But when I was trying to figure out how to be safe again after my own experience, telling was one of the first options removed from the table. I didn't have anyone to tell.

Defense at the Center: Who Is Really Listening About the Bullying?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents
Carol Smaldino

We, all of us, participate in a culture where one thing is preached and another thing done. If we want to change that we have to make it possible to share our worries, admit our sins before they become crimes.

Former 'Father Of The Year' Cop Sentenced To 35 Years For Sex Abuse Of Two Adopted Sons

Posted 01.04.2012 | New York

A 66-year old retired NYPD officer was sentenced to 35 years in jail on Thursday for sexually abusing his two adopted sons and another child. Will...

Championing Rapists' Fatherhood Rights

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Championing fatherhood rights for rapists would seem to be a politically suicidal position for any candidate for office in America. But this year's GOP nomination race seems to be testing this, in a big way.