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Child Abuse

Adrian Peterson: 'I Won't Ever Use A Switch Again'

USA Today | Posted 11.20.2014 | Sports

It had been five months since Adrian Peterson spoke to his 4-year-old son. Somewhere deep inside, Peterson believes he knew what awaited him on the...

Who Benefits More...the Children ... or the Volunteers?!

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Volunteers enter our magical world and immediately lose their adult demeanor. They stop being grown-up and in moments revert back to the cuddly, carefree children they themselves once were.

Ebola, Africa and the Fight to Protect Childhood

Lauren Book | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

It knows no socio-economic boundaries. Blind to race, gender and religion, it's infected thousands and infiltrated public consciousness like nothing in recent memory.

Dwight Howard Investigated For Child Abuse

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Authorities in Georgia are investigating child abuse allegations against National Basketb...

Woman Gets 78 Years For Waterboarding Her Children

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.17.2014 | Crime

A Missouri mom will spend 78 years in prison for waterboarding her three children, among other tortures. St. Louis woman Lakechia Stanley, 34, was...

Outrage: Trafficking 100,000 Children in USA Must Be Stopped!

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Sadly, the news about is not new. In 2012 ABC News in Phoenix reported 51 arrests as a result of a police action against this web site and in 2013, NBC News also ran an expose on backpage.

5 Kids Shot With BB Guns By 5 Adults And Forced To Watch Sex Acts: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.17.2014 | Crime

Five adults in Pennsylvania have been accused of abusing five children by shooting them with BB guns and forcing them to watch the adults have sex, am...

Police Uncover New Leads In Child's 17-Year-Old Murder Mystery

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.15.2014 | Crime

The 1997 disappearance of 6-year-old Peter "Peter Boy" Kema, Jr., is one of Hawaii's most notorious, unsolved crimes. Peter Boy disappeared on the Big...

Deaths, Abuse and Alleged Rapes: How Lax Oversight Endangers Florida's -- and the Nation's -- Children

Art Levine | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Art Levine

Is Florida the most dangerous places in the country for children with disabilities, behavioral disorders or the sheer misfortune to be born into abusive families? That could well be the case, based on a series of troubling investigative reports.

Man Pleads Guilty To Keeping Kids In Filthy Home

AP | Posted 11.14.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) -- A father accused of neglecting his four young sons and keeping them in a filthy Denver apartment pleaded guilty Thursday to felony chil...

Parenting, An Unexpected Trigger

Dawn Daum | Posted 11.13.2014 | Parents
Dawn Daum

I don't know what people picture when they think of someone who would dare admit that she was molested as a child, but I don't think it is me. Nor do I believe it is the face of the several female and male friends of mine who are also survivors living "normal" lives.

How Do We Unlearn the Lies Learned In Childhood?

Brian F. Martin | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Brian F. Martin

Every day we have opportunities to unlearn lies we may have learned. Many of the lies that we believe about ourselves were seeded in childhood. Especially if you grew up in violent home. A home in which the violence could have been physical or nonphysical.

Understand Human Nature, Protect Human Rights

Luna Atamian | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact
Luna Atamian

"Compassionate empathy" is what the advocates for any cause want to ignite in their supporters. That's also the biggest challenge in advocacy: taking supporters from just caring about a cause to actually doing something about it.

Shutting Down Websites Won't Shut Down Prostitution

Alison Bass | Posted 11.11.2014 | Crime
Alison Bass

I have spent the last four years interviewing law enforcement, sex workers and experts on the sex industry for an upcoming book and they all say that shutting down one or two websites that permit ads for sex work will only make things worse for girls and women who are being sexually exploited.

Girl, 11 Dogs Rescued From 'Horrendous Conditions' (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.07.2014 | Crime

Two parents in South Carolina have been arrested after police said they discovered the couple's child and 11 dogs living in "deplorable conditions." ...

Traveling Is Healing For Me

C. David Moody, Jr. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel
C. David Moody, Jr.

Even all banged up from my bike accident, I felt the healing powers of traveling and being outdoors in nature. I knew two things: I was going to overcome my imaginary fear of going to Europe, and traveling was healing for me.

The Allegations About Lena Dunham Are Bad for Everyone

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

It's not surprising that any of this would find its way into the National Review. What's surprising is how easily that publication has snaked its way into the concerns of people who seriously care about the rights that victims of abuse are entitled to.

REPORT: Adrian Peterson Seeking Plea Deal In Child Abuse Case

Posted 11.04.2014 | Sports

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reached a plea deal in a child injury case that could enable him to avoid jail time, according to E...

Parents, Don't Discipline Angry

Judge Glenda Hatchett | Posted 11.04.2014 | Black Voices
Judge Glenda Hatchett

With the December 1 trial date tentatively set for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for charges of reckless or negligent injury towards his 4-year-old son when he whipped him with a switch last May, child discipline will again be part of the national conversation. When does punishment go too far?

Mom Drove Off Cliff In Hopes Of Killing Her Children: Cops

AP | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

UKIAH, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities allege a Northern California mother tried to kill her two young sons by intentionally driving off a 300-foot cliff, ...

Dad Accused Of Biting Baby Tried To Blame Neighbor's Dog: Cops

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

A Minnesota man accused of beating his infant son to death allegedly tried to blame the boy’s injuries on the neighbor’s dog. Emery Jenkins, 38...

Change Your Shoes, Lean in, and Believe!

Kathy Andersen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Kathy Andersen

What we think, we become. With our thoughts, we shape our world.

Children Are On the Ballot

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Children do not vote. And, if politicians are not listening and are taking actions contrary to the needs of children, voters must hold them accountable for their actions or inactions or we will fail our kids and our future.

The 3 Words Every Sexual Assault Survivor Needs to Hear

Pamela Jacobs | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Pamela Jacobs

I wanted her to believe me. But, instead, she stood coldly, with her back turned, and snarled, "You're lying. I want you out of my house."

Preventive Analytics and Child Protection

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

Sheffield's first reaction was "devastation, disappointment, depression, tragedy: any and everything that could be negative." Even if she didn't fully realize it as a pregnant teen in 2004, the prospects for her baby girl were less than optimal.