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What Millions Of Grandparents Want You To Know

Deborah Doucette | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Doucette

Millions of grandparents are rescuing their grandchildren from a life of neglect, chaos, and abuse at the hands of addicted parents. These are families from every walk of life, of socio-economic strata, of size, shape, and color. Make no mistake, they are families like yours and mine.

When Love Hurts: The Heartbreak of Elder Abuse

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

Valentine's Day is a time to acknowledge the loved ones in our lives. These relationships include not only a partner or spouse, but also the love between a parent and child. This relationship can be a wonderful experience.

Jan Brewer Dissolves Child Welfare Agency

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she is getting rid of the state's scandal-plagued Child Protective Services agency and creating a new Ca...

More Than 6,000 Child Abuse Cases To Be Reviewed In Arizona

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 11.26.2013 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona government official says his department will review more than 6,000 unexamined reports of child abuse and neglect by Dec. ...

David Lohr

Texas Mom Forced 6-Year-Old To Stand On Ant Hill: Cops

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.17.2013 | Crime

A 6-year-old boy's horrific abuse at the hands his mother includes tongue burns and being forced to stand on an ant hill, Texas authorities say. Th...

Foster Mother's Day

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

At 28 years old each, Eric and Mindy Shamp are already well on their way to building a big loving family. In the past year-and-a-half, they have welcomed 11 children into their home.

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...

NFL Player Takes Abused Kids On $19,521 Shopping Spree

Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact

Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans is scoring a lot of points today -- for kids. The NFL wide receiver brought 12 children chosen by Child Protect...

Paying It Forward After Beating the Odds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.02.2013 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

"Something that I've learned from my mentor is always pay things forward, not necessarily with money, but with actions and deeds. You're not alone. You're not the only one out there in a bad situation. Beat the odds and you'll succeed."

Charges Could Be Filed Against Caseworkers For Toddler's Death

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 10.18.2012 | Crime

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Police have launched a rare investigation of the Texas child protection agency after a 22-month-old girl died and her mother claimed...

What We Should Have Learned From the Jerry Sandusky Case

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 08.27.2012 | Crime
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

As parents and educators, we have to stop being reverent, diffident and polite, and learn to be vigilant in regard to children's welfare and safety.

Kidnappers Lied To Victim About His Identity

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 06.13.2012 | Crime

SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas — Krystle Tanner and her mother, Gloria Walker, for years had successfully concealed the true identity of the boy that auth...

HORROR: Children Removed From Sex Offender's House Were Restrained To Beds

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 04.22.2012 | Crime

DAYTON, Texas — Texas authorities said Tuesday they removed 11 children from a crowded home where a registered sex offender lives after they fou...

$5 Sandwiches Landed This Couple In Jail, Daughter Taken Away

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime

When Nicole Leczcyzynski, a pregnant mother from Hawaii, felt dizzy while grocery shopping, she and her husband decided to munch on some $5 sandwiches...

Missing Arizona Girl Likely Kidnapped, Police Say

AP | By AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices

By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press PHOENIX -- Police looking for a 5-year-old Arizona girl who has been missing six days said Monday they now be...

Police: Drunk Father Passes Out, Allows 8-Year-Old Son To Drive

Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.30.2011 | Weird News

Louisiana State Police arrested Billy Joe Madden after they stopped a pickup truck traveling on Interstate 12 and reportedly found his 8-year-old son ...

Death Toll Mounts

Christine James-Brown | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

It seems week after week news of other child fatalities permeates the media. Coverage of high-profile cases illustrate our collective inability to keep children -- and even those who protect them -- safe.

Houston Family Living In Storage Unit Loses Custody of Kids

AOL Real Estate | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Charlomane and Prince Leonard were doing just fine before the recession hit. But for the past three years, they've been forced to live with their six ...

Texas Dad Leaves Son for Dead Along Highway

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Crime

SWEETWATER, Texas -- A father abandoned his 4-year-old son along a West Texas highway, and the injured boy spent several hours alone in the dark befor...

Supreme Court Could Allow Student Interrogation Without Parent Consent

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John W. Whitehead

In the first case involving CPS to go before the Supreme Court, state agents might have to obtain a court order to question a child at school. Or, it could be a blow to parents' and kids' rights.

Signs of Hope Emerge From Tragedy

Michael Piraino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Piraino

I take as a sign of hope the outpouring of support from people asking how they can become volunteers for other abused and neglected children.

A Call to End 'The National Media Blackout on Child Abuse'

Teresa Huizar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

I encourage not just the national media but the general public as well, to become more educated on what must be done to help end the national tragedy of child maltreatment deaths in our country.

Araceli Gutierrez Charged With Leaving Cocaine In Her Toddler's Sock

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Araceli Gutierrez of East Chicago, Ind. is facing felony charges of neglect after her 3-year-old son was found with cocaine in his sock. Gutierrez le...

The Privatization of Our Children

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Heimpel

The question must be floated: can we as a society be engaged in privatizing our children?

Child Abduction: Take A Deep Breath

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lenore Skenazy

Sometimes, when I try to explain how frenzied we have become about the real but extremely rare crime of childhood abduction, or of rampant pedophilia in general, I compare our era to 1692 Salem.