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Penn State Takes New Steps To Avoid Child Abuse

AP | Posted 08.07.2012 | College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State on Thursday instituted a new policy requiring all employees to report suspected child abuse to state authorities...

Lawsuit: School Bus Driver Sexually Assaulted 3-Year-Old Twins

Posted 06.07.2012 | Chicago

An Illinois couple has filed an anonymous lawsuit alleging that a school bus driver sexually assaulted their 3-year-old twin daughters. According t...

Man Allegedly Made Underage Sons Drink Liquor, Threw Them In Pool As Punishment

AP | Posted 06.06.2012 | Crime

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- A man in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise is accused of trying to discipline his underage sons by forcing them to drink liquor and th...

Teacher Allegedly Used 'Bridesmaids'-Inspired Physical Punishment On Student

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.01.2012 | Education

A teacher at Malibu High School in Malibu, Calif., is under investigation after ninth-grade student Dionne Evans went to local authorities claiming th...

Ugly Parents

Charlie Capen | Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents
Charlie Capen

I can't take it anymore so I'm writing this down ... on my phone. I'm watching a dad. He's the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Grotesque.

From the Mouths of Children

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

I have learned a lot about life from some very smart people: children. Some of the simplest, purest truths have been told to me by six-year-olds.

Pedophile Arrest Saves 138 Children From Abuse

AP | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested 33 suspected child molesters worldwide, including 8 in the United States, using information ga...

UPDATED: 8-Year Old Girl Stabbed In The Neck

Posted 05.29.2012 | New York

An 8-year old girl was stabbed in the neck on Tuesday morning at 144-67 176th Street in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood of Queens. NY1 report...

Boy Locked In Filthy Coal Bunker Every Night For A Year

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.28.2012 | Crime

An English couple who locked their 11-year-old son in a converted coal bunker every single night for a year will spend two years in prison, a judge or...

Police Find Mother Of Three Toddlers Allegedly Abandoned In Shed

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 07.25.2012 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. — The mother of three young children abandoned in a Portland shed was found by police on Friday, a day after the kids were taken ...

Three Abandoned Children Found In Shed

Posted 05.25.2012 | Crime

Three children, all ages 3 or younger, were found among a group of homeless people in Portland, Ore., cops said. CNN reported that the children hav...

Who's the Pervert? Is Hitting a Child More Acceptable Than Holding Her?

Erika Christakis | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Erika Christakis

Single fathers -- gay fathers, no less -- seem to be under special scrutiny lest their loving attention veer into unsavory territory. Are we so uncomfortable with male nurturing that we assume something perverse about it?

Former Teacher Accused Of Making Child Porn For Filming Students As They Changed

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime

SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Nine students testified Monday that their former third-grade teacher took photos of them in her classroom and during a pizza party a...

Girl Tied To Tree, Pelted With Eggs, Beer By Legal Guardians, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.23.2012 | Crime

A 15-year-old girl's legal guardians and neighbors are in jail after they allegedly tied her to a tree at a Virginia campground and pelted her with eg...

Couple Admits Locking Granddaughter In Bathroom For Years

AP | Posted 05.17.2012 | Crime

DAYTON, Ohio -- An Ohio couple who authorities say kept a 9-year-old girl barricaded in a bathroom for several years was sentenced Thursday to three y...

Child Welfare Officials Called To House Months Before Girl Went Missing

AP | Posted 05.17.2012 | Crime

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Police investigating the disappearance of a young girl from her family's southern Arizona home say child welfare workers went to the ...

10 Pounds And Clinging To Life: Parents Only Gave Malnourished Boy Herbal Medicine

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 05.16.2012 | Crime

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A 2-year-old Washington boy who authorities say was so malnourished he weighed less than half as much as a normal child his age rema...

Ex-FBI Counter-Terrorism Agent Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.15.2012 | Crime

Donald Sachtleben was an FBI agent for 25 years, with a record that includes such high-profile investigations as the Oklahoma City bombing, United Fli...

Saving the Girl Child

Elischia Fludd | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Elischia Fludd

Every day, somewhere in the world, a girl child struggles to live. In a world that still prefers the value of a male over a female, the girl child is already a miracle if she exists long enough to be born.

Girl, 12, Forced To Shave Head, Wear Diaper In Public For Bad Grades

Posted 05.09.2012 | Crime

Authorities in Fridley, Minnesota have arrested a couple for allegedly making the woman's 12-year-old daughter shave her head and run up and down the ...

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Raping Boy With Child's Adoptive Father

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

DAYTON, Ohio -- A not guilty plea has been entered for an Ohio man accused of raping a boy who authorities say was brought to the man's home by the bo...

Dog Shock Collars: They Can Punish Humans, Too!

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

Shocking a dog while he is doing something he thinks is fun -- something they've been bred to do for thousands of years -- seems particularly cruel, since it can forever link that pleasurable thing with the fear of an occasional unexpected jolt.

Woman Charged After 4-Year-Old Daughter Found At Half Her Healthy Weight

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn mother accused of starving, drugging and beating her 4-year-old daughter to death says she never harmed the child. Carlotta Br...

For Joni's Whole Life

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We often hear about children in our Pajama Program reading groups who are transferred -- children we'll probably never see again. I can't help but won...

A New Solution For Child Welfare

Deborah De Santis | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Many of our public systems have embraced supportive housing for their highest need populations. And now child welfare agencies are poised to incorpora...