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Child Abuse

Cops: Parents 'Caged' Malnourished Son For Stealing Food

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | Miami

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- When Florida police checked out a child abuse report, they found an emaciated boy lying on the floor inside a locked bathroom at h...

Vision-Impaired Student Allegedly Taped To Chair By Teacher

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.13.2012 | Education

A teacher at the Friendship Public Charter School in Washington D.C., was fired after she allegedly taped Christian Washington, a 9-year-old vision-im...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker's Advice To Abuse Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

A Wisconsin lawmaker is co-sponsoring a bill based on the idea that single parenthood causes child abuse. The bill says a child being raised by a ...

Mom Allegedly Drops Kid Off At McDonald's, Passes Out On Pills In Car

Posted 03.12.2012 | Crime

A Florida woman was found passed out on pain pills in her car while her son played inside a Deltona McDonald's, sheriff's deputies told the News-Journ...

LAPD's Child Abuse Unit Investigating 4-Year-Old's Hanging Death

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.09.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department's Abused Child Unit is investigating the hanging death of a 4-year-old girl in Westchester, Calif. While the LAPD...

Angry Father Bites Off 6-Year-Old Son's Penis

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.08.2012 | Weird News

WARNING: The following story includes disturbing content and may not be suitable for children. Doctors in Shenzhen, China have reattached a 6-year-...

David Lohr

Florida Mom Pimped 6-Year-Old Daughter For Money, Drugs, Cops Say

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.08.2012 | Crime

A Florida mother has been jailed in Georgia, accused of prostituting her 6-year-old daughter to support herself and her drug habit. Police in Colum...

GOP Lawmaker: Women 'Trained' To Lie About Planned Pregnancies

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) said "unwanted or mistimed" pregnancies are the “choice of the women” who should learn "that ...

Special Needs Student Allegedly Died From Teacher's Forced Neck Brace

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Parents of Aaron Hatcher, a former special needs student at Roswell High School in Atlanta, Ga., have filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the distri...

Child Friendly Faith

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Our goal is to educate the public about religious influences on children with the goal being to ensure that a religious upbringing is a positive experience for all children

Pajamas, Like Brown Bag Lunches, Mean Someone Cares

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Laura and her young friend Maurice, shared meals at the start of their relationship, but it wasn't until an impromptu conversation about lunchtime did Laura learn the true meaning of a brown bag lunch.

Someone Estimated The Costs Of Childhood Abuse And Neglect

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

The evidence is mounting on the devastating affects of childhood abuse and neglect. In a newly released report the Centers for Disease Control and...

Is Single Parenthood Child Abuse? Proposed Law Says Yes.

Posted 03.03.2012 | Black Voices

A controversial bill targeting single parents came to the table at the Senate Committee on Public Health, Human Services and Revenue public hearing in...

Father Accused Of Raping, Prostituting Adopted Children

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Crime

TROY, Ohio -- An adoptive father in western Ohio has been accused of raping three children and allowing other men to have sex with one of them, allega...

Tallying the Costs of Child Abuse... Beyond Dollars

Anne Goddard | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Must we make an economic argument as to why protecting the most vulnerable people in a society should be a matter of highest priority? Is a moral argument insufficient?

Boy With Autism Allegedly Forced To Sit In Box During Class

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education

Sage Rollins, a 10-year-old boy with autism at Ronald Reagan Elementary School in Wildomar, Calif., told his mother his teacher made him sit in a card...

Life Lessons From a Kidnapping Survivor and the Reflective Healing Power of Writing: Smile, It's Just Fear

George Molho | Posted 04.28.2012 | Books
George Molho

My goal through my writing is to one day end the kidnapping of our children, their abuse and endangerment. I was one of them. I understand.

When Innocence Shreds, Armor Grows

Jennifer Handford | Posted 04.24.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Handford

I sit on the sofa with my daughter in my arms, knowing that she will someday know much more than she knows now. That she will shed her naiveté and in its place she will grow layers of skin: her armor.

Boy, 13, Who Raped Girl, 5, In McDonald's Is Sentenced

AP | By LISA CORNWELL | Posted 02.21.2012 | Crime

CINCINNATI -- A 13-year-old boy who admitted raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald's play area in southwest Ohio has been sentenced to an inpatient t...

Gender Non-Conforming Kids At Higher Risk For Abuse, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents

Ten percent of kids defy gender norms before age 11, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics found. Boys considered "girlie," because of their...

Desperate to Be the Girl They Would Love

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 04.21.2012 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

I have always felt enormous compassion for the teenagers in foster care. Recently, I got to know a woman named Ivy.

Teacher's Aide Arrested After Her Daughter Was Found Naked, Eating From Trash

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.23.2012 | Education

Tracy Lynn Betts, a 40-year-old teacher's aide from Temecula, Calif., was arrested last week after police say her 12-year-old daughter was found naked...

Grandmother Arrested For Child Abuse Of 4-Year-Old Grandson

Posted 02.17.2012 | Denver

A 60-year-old grandmother was arrested earlier in the week on charges of severe child abuse on Valentine's Day -- so severe was the alleged abuse that...

"I Hope My Suffering Was Not In Vain"

Esther Joseph | Posted 04.18.2012 | Books
Esther Joseph

Just laying there, all I wanted was for the pain to stop. I was convinced dying was my only way out. My hope is that, by offering a voice and a face to the cause of ending abuse, my own suffering was not in vain.

The Miramonte School Conspiracy of Silence

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 04.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

It is an involuntary code of silence that threatens to hamper the investigation into the Miramonte scandal, based on the fear that the parents have expressed in going to the police because they fear immigration consequences.