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Child Abuse Prevention

Stand Up! Don't Stand By! Protect Children From Domestic Violence

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Children who experience domestic violence can also be emotionally, psychologically or physically harmed. They may experience depression, fear, anxiety, have difficulty in school and in relationships with peers. The impact can be quite severe and continue into adulthood.

Google Reports Man Allegedly Sending Child Porn In Email

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

A 41-year-old man in Texas has been arrested and charged with possessing pornographic images of a child, thanks, in part, to the sleuthing of Google....

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

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | 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.

Progress Isn't Always Pretty

Lauren Book | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

With heightened awareness and incredible opportunities to serve come inevitable exhaustion and a need for self-care

I Don't Care About Autism

Danielle Gletow | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Have I offended you yet? Have you already started crafting a nasty comment to post below?

Despite Progress in Helping Abused Children, More Needs to be Done

Ariel Zwang | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Safe Horizon is the country's largest provider of supportive and healing services, from the youngest to the oldest victims of crime and violence. Through our experience we knew that what happened to Sarah was all too common.

Sawubona: We See You

Lauren Book | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

True surviving doesn't really begin until the abuse is over, when you're left to pick up the pieces. To heal. To look at what has happened and to decide for yourself: What's next?

You Can Make a Difference in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

April is national child abuse prevention month. I encourage everyone to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect.

A Bone to Pick About Animal Protection Legislation

Abigail Perdue | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime
Abigail Perdue

On March 14, 2014, South Dakota became the 50th state to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty. Although the enactment of new anti-cruelty measures in South Dakota is a step in the right direction, more remains to be done.

There Are Few Congressional No Brainers -- This is One

Angela Jamene | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Angela Jamene

HR 1981: Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013 is not getting a lot of press. I believe that is partly because of how few kno...

The Day Giving Stopped Being About Just Writing a Check

Kenneth Smith | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Smith

If we can teach families how to protect their children, we're taking the first steps towards preventing children from becoming one of the 39 million child sexual abuse survivors in this country.

The Fight to End the Exploitation of Our Youth

Erica Thompson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Erica Thompson

Once or twice a month, myself and a handful of other volunteers pack a bus and head for neighborhoods that others would give anything to get out of. Our mission is to bring light, hope and healing to our sexually-exploited youth

Army Child Abuse Cases Jump 40%: Report (PLUS: What's Being Done)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact

Incidents of child abuse in the Army are on the rise, an alarming trend that coincides with the return of tens of thousands of troops from Iraq and Af...

A Child Without Dreams

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

How many millions of children who were hurt or neglected themselves grow up hopeless, hate-filled, and continue the cycle of hurting others? All children deserve to be allowed and encouraged to dream by the adults around them in their homes, schools, and communities.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Child Abuse Prevention Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

For more than 30 years, April has been recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. This month is also a time dedicated to encouraging individuals and communities to support children and families while preventing abuse from happening.

Child Abuse Royal Commission Launch in Australia

Anne Geddes | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Anne Geddes

Finally. Last week in Australia marked the launch of our country's historic Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. More than 5,000 people are expected to share their experiences with the Commission.

Stand Up for Children in April

Ellen Magnis | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

When they are young we teach our kids to look both ways before crossing the road, we tell them that skull and crossbones on a container means poison, and we warn them about talking to strangers. We don't, however, talk to them about what to do if an adult does something to hurt them or make them feel uncomfortable.

Sequestration Puts Children at Risk

Michael Piraino | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Michael Piraino

Sequestration is a scary word. Outside of Washington, D.C., it has the sense of seizing property or isolating juries. But the D.C. definition -- a general cut in funding -- carries a real likelihood of danger. Danger to children.

WATCH: Sickening Video Of Girls Forced To Fight

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.21.2013 | New York

A video of two young girls being forced to fight each other in a New York City park has surfaced, catching the attention of authorities, Gothamist rep...

Bold Plan To Finance Chemical Castration

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

The Russian government has balked at the cost of a controversial program to deter pedophiles, so a trio of volunteers is stepping up. Veniamin Rodn...

Congress Votes, Unheralded, to Stop the Killing of 2,500 Children

Michael Petit | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Petit

By adopting the Protect Our Kids Act, Congress is acknowledging that when children cannot be safe in their homes, it falls to the rest of us to protect them, whatever our ideology. The law creates a national commission to develop a strategy for ending child abuse fatalities.

Nude Olympics Takes Action Against Pedophiles

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.10.2013 | Weird News

In order to discourage pedophiles, children competing in the Nude Olympics Jan. 20 at Maslin Beach near Adelaide, Australia, will have to wear bottoms...

Outrage Over Mom Tattooing 11-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents

The authority who arrested Odessa Clay for tattooing her 11-year-old daughter questioned why the North Carolina mom wasn't charged with child abuse. ...

How Could Anyone Hurt A Baby? You Know How

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When the crying goes on so long that you will do anything to make it stop. When you are too young to have had this baby, and too alone to handle the responsibility. When the stress of life breaks you so that you literally break someone else.

Embracing Good News on Children's Safety

David Finkelhor | Posted 11.25.2012 | Good News
David Finkelhor

The new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics showing a 68 percent decline since 1993 in children's direct and indirect violent crime exposure is not the first or only good news about children and crime.