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Child Abuse

The Fastest-Growing Global Criminal Activity Is More Disturbing Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact

At least 100,000 children are estimated to be sexually exploited each year.

Mom, Grandparents, Nearly Starved Boy To Death: Cops

AP | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief t...

Betrayal of Trust: 3 Ways We Can Begin to Protect Our Children from Pedophiles and Abusers

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Clearly, our legal and policing systems have not kept up with the explosion of materials and the ease of access that modern electronic communications have provided to those with a predilection to abuse children.

3 Things That Can Help Stressed-Out Parents

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

We will never know if these services would have helped the parents and babies that I referenced earlier, but they could help others.

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

Abuse Allegations Still Plague Religious Homes for Troubled Teens

Maurice Chammah | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Maurice Chammah

Though attitudes about appropriate disciplinary practices for children have certainly shifted over the last decade and a half, the debate on them is hardly closed.

Mythical Numbers and Satanic Ritual Abuse

Ross Cheit | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Ross Cheit

It's a mythical number that skeptics never question. And it's come up again and again in the national press for decades. It's purportedly the number of victims from the infamous child sexual abuse cases of the 1980s and 1990s. Not child victims, though.

Seeing Our Way to Foster Care Solutions

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Day by day they are working to shed light on the issues and problems they see, and they are paving the way for families to heal and re-start their lives. Let's not be blinded by the maze of blame.

DC Entertainment Reverses Superman Ban On Memorial For Abused Boy (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact

UPDATE: July 9, 2014 at 1:15 EST: DC Entertainment said on Wednesday that it will allow its Superman logo to adorn a memorial for a boy who was abuse...

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

The Tragic Case of Omaree Varela

Barbara Alvarez | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime
Barbara Alvarez

Omaree Varela was a 9-year-old boy living in abusive conditions in his mother's and stepfather's home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We know he died of blunt-force trauma after being kicked to death by his mother, Synthia Varela-Casaus. Let me repeat those words: Kicked. To. Death.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Joan Meier | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Joan Meier

Society needs to come to grips with the reality of the risks some fathers pose for children -- and put away the childish fantasy that Fathers Know Best.

A Home Run in the Midst of the World Cup!

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We are in the midst of World Cup soccer play, but this week has been a HOME-RUN for those of us in the early-learning literacy arena. On Tuesday, June...

Death Penalty Decision Taking Too Long In Ex-Soldier's Trial: Defense

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — Jurors are taking too long to deliberate the fate of a former Hawaii-based soldier facing the death penalty for killing his 5-year-o...

Pennsylvania Ex-Prosecutor, Wife, Plead In Adoption Abuse Case

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - A former Pennsylvania prosecutor and his wife pleaded no contest on Monday to charges of endangering the welfare of two children they adop...

What Is a Girl Worth?

Tedi Ware | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Tedi Ware

Many parents and community leaders cling fiercely to the traditional belief that it's a waste of money to pay school fees for a daughter since her destiny is to marry, bear multiple children, and manage the home.

Violent Exorcisms: The Modern Day Witch Hunt?

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

Since the last few days, exorcisms gone wrong have been the call of the day. Violent rituals have been reported from Fiji, Ghana, Morroco and elsewhere.

Perfectly-Hidden Depression: How You Started Hiding and How You Begin to Stop

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

If you are hiding your depression, all you have to do is find one person. One person to trust. One person that you believe has the capacity to hear your story. Will take the time to listen. Try to understand. That's where you start. To let someone see the real you.

Father's Day When You Have a Bad Dad

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 06.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

To "honor" our father, at the very least, is to treat him with common decency and dignity. In the rabbinic tradition this is the bare minimum of making sure that he is clothed, fed, and sleeps with a roof over his head.

Investigating Abuses at Unlicensed Religious Homes for Troubled Kids

Alexandra Zayas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Media
Alexandra Zayas

Abusive, unregulated religious homes still operate across the country, luring desperate parents with glossy brochures and promises of salvation for their troubled children.

Tonya L. Moore Is All F*d Up in Phenomenal New Self-Expose

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.19.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In the media landscape of Karrine Steffans and Kim Kardashians, who exploit their lives for profit and social capital, Moore's memoir serves a unique purpose and sets a standard of values that comes with time, growth and maturity.

If More Teachers Were Like Her, We Could End Child Abuse

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact

Somewhere between four and six children die every day in the U.S. as a result of child abuse and neglect, a staggering statistic that doesn’t even t...

Wisconsin: Outstanding Child Abuse & Foster Care Professionals to go Along with the Great Food

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Dominic Carter

I had never seen the Mississippi River up close, with its picture-perfect views until I arrived in Wisconsin, but the beautiful city of La Crosse will also stand out to me for some of the best food in AMERICA.

Prosecutor Asks For The 'Ultimate Punishment' In Ex-Soldier's Trial

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 06.07.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal prosecutor asked for the "ultimate punishment" for a former soldier convicted of his 5-year-old daughter's murder, while a ...

Mom Arrested After Boyfriend Allegedly Caught Her Naked With Three Young Boys

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

A South Dakota mom was arrested Wednesday after her boyfriend allegedly caught her naked with three young boys. Sioux Falls police say Anne Elizabe...