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Don't Neglect the Signs of Neglect in Young Children

Dr. Ann Mastergeorge | Posted 07.08.2014 | Education
Dr. Ann Mastergeorge

More children suffer from neglect in the United States than from physical and sexual abuse combined, although neglect receives significantly less attention.

A Cure For FOMO

LinkedIn | Tim Otis | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

Summer is finally here, and you know what that means - there will be acute cases of FOMO due to the over-share of Caribbean vacations, patio networkin...

From Hardship to Hope

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"Foster care is not fun for anyone," says 24-year-old law student Amy Peters, who entered Nebraska's foster care system at age 12 and remained until she "aged out" at 19. Fortunately for Amy, she excelled in high school and was accepted at the University of Nebraska.

Mickey Rooney, Teen Idol Turned Elder Hero: What We Can Learn From Him

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

He showed us how to continue to be productive even as we become older. And then he showed us how vulnerable anyone can be to elder abuse, and how to handle this tragedy.

Preventing Animal Suffering Reaches Many Lives

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Ruth Steinberger

Preventing unwanted litters is not just important for the animals destined for a life of neglect and suffering, it is also important for the people who live around them -- it is important for our greater community of humanity.

Relationships in 2014: Ours Is A Society That Could Use a Hug

Robert Hall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Robert Hall

Distrusted, disengaged, lonely -- it is what you would expect from a society increasingly going it alone.

A Christmas Prayer: O God of All Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Marian Wright Edelman

As millions of Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas and their belief that God entered human history as a poor tiny baby, let us remember all the poor babies and children who struggle to live and realize their God given potential in our own rich land and all around the world today.

Disability and the Invisible American 'Gulag Archipelago'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

The escape, earlier this year, of three women from a home in Cleveland where they were held captive for roughly a decade elicited intense interest her...

Oranges and Sunshine

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

The British government had taken the children, boys and girls, from shelter homes to send them thousands of miles away, to other orphanages, for the simple reason that it was cheaper to care for them overseas than in England.

Why Mothers Struggling With Depression Should Seek Help

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So much worry goes into your child's well-being. Yet, one of the most important things a woman can do when becoming a mother is to work on being in good mental health herself. If she starts to notice symptoms of depression, she shouldn't be afraid or ashamed to seek help.

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.

New Sensitivity Gene Discovered

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While it's profoundly difficult predicting the developmental trajectory of any single individual, new research suggests we can influence the odds that people will retreat within themselves or unleash the fundamentally human drive to explore and create.

A Thanksgiving Prayer to Stand for Children and Our Nation's Future

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The greatest threat to our national security comes from our indefensible and foolish neglect of our children today, which will be the seeds of our nation's undoing if we do not act with urgency. As we give thanks, let's also stand for children who need our voice.

Vote for Abigail

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

We live in a complex world. And having an impact is not always simple. This is. Here's why educating one girl changes, well, everything.

Fostering Pringle

Carol Hoenig | Posted 12.07.2012 | Green
Carol Hoenig

His name is Pringle. Well, that's the name the rescue folks gave the scrawny Yorkie-mixed breed they'd found dumped on the streets of a neighborhood known for their high kill shelter. He is my first foster dog.

David Lohr

EXCLUSIVE: Retired Correctional Officer Not Surprised By Death Of Bedsore-Riddled Prisoner

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.17.2012 | Crime

ALBION, Pa. -- A former correctional officer from the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution in Albion said he is not surprised by the recent dea...

David Lohr

Bedsore-Riddled Rapist's Prison Death Should Be Probed As 'Criminal Wrong,' Lawyer Says

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.15.2012 | Crime

ERIE, Pa. -- A former federal prosecutor has asked for a criminal investigation into the death of Dennis Austin, a Pennsylvania prison inmate with gro...

Reasonable Lunacy: At What Age Would You Let Your Child...

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Here are a number of judgment calls that parents make every day. There are no laws -- just your best, most educated, guess. I'm betting that the range of answers will mirror the "it all depends on everything" reality of parenting.

A Little Neglect Goes A Long Way

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

Truth is, there are a lot of things that I know are expected of me as a Mom, things I simply refuse to do. One might speculate that when you have seven children, those little motherly loving touches may fall by the wayside.

David Lohr

Bedsore-Riddled Prisoner Died Of Neglect, Sister Says (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.13.2012 | Crime

ALBION, PA. -- A Pennsylvania woman said photos of her dead brother that show grossly infected bedsores covering a large portion of his body are evide...

Caring For Our Caylees: A Call To Help Struggling Families

Christine James-Brown | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

The real lesson is that more emphasis and spending must be put into child abuse prevention programs -- such as parenting education and home visiting efforts that support and teach parents.

Project Finds Abuse, Neglect and Death In Florida Assisted Living: How You Can Help

Posted 07.08.2011 | Impact

"Angel Joglar, 71; killed when left in a bathtub of scalding water." "Gladys Horta, 74 years old; strapped so tightly the restraints ripped into her ...

More than 200 Dogs and Cats Saved from Squalor in Alabama

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We've been making waves recently in Alabama -- seeking an enhancement of the state's archaic anti-cockfighting law, which hasn't been upgraded since 1...

Menagerie of Animals Saved from Suffering

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society's animal rescue team rescues thousands of dogs, cats and horses every year from dire situations. But what do you do when the animals needing help include camels, bison, and exotic South American rodents?

The Future of Foster Care: Are We Too Cheap to Keep Children Safe?

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

If making children safe truly requires changing the overarching ideology, then juvenile judges, social workers, children's rights attorneys and social scientists cannot do it alone.