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Lisa D'Amato Shares Her Personal Story: Abuse and Trauma Build Character and You Can Break the Cycle

Heather Martin | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

We can all use a bit of Lisa's courage, boldness and empowerment (yes, even men). Or as she said best, "Live with a vengeance! Embrace the weirdness and rise above it all!" Oh yes, Lisa, I intend to!

Scott Brown Ad Focuses On Physical Abuse

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Scott Brown's campaign for senator from New Hampshire released a new ad Wednesday focusing on the Republican's family experience with physical abuse. ...

Silent No More: Why #YesAllWomen Needs More Than 140 Characters

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Zoey Gulmi

Make no mistake, #YesAllWomen is much more than a hashtag. It is a movement. It tells the stories we keep buried within ourselves. It is a call to break the silence.

Powerful Images Show A World Where Verbal Abuse Leaves Physical Scars

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to acco...

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.

Close the Torture Houses in North Sinai and Egypt

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Suzette Standring

Every day Meron Estafamos answers her phone with an aching heart. From torture houses in Egypt, Eritrean hostages plead for ransom on a captor's cell phone. Help me.

WATCH: My Wife Tried To Stab Me

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Female victims are often the focus of initiatives against domestic abuse. But according to a 2010 report from the Centers for Disease Control, more th...

David Freeman

Shocking Food Addiction Study Points Finger At Sexual Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 06.07.2013 | Science

What makes people fat? All sorts of things have been blamed, from too much eating and too little exercise to slow metabolisms and fast food—even air...

The Nights I Couldn't Take Back

North by Northwestern | Posted 06.26.2013 | College
North by Northwestern

A group of students gathered in Dittmar Gallery on Thursday night for Take Back the Night, a yearly event in which survivors of physical or sexual assault speak out about their experiences.

Rethinking Infidelity

Tracy Schorn | Posted 06.23.2013 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

We need to stop excusing infidelity. Let's begin by putting the responsibility for cheating back where it belongs -- on cheaters.

The Battered-Child Syndrome: 50 Years Later

Larry Wolff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Wolff

It was only after this medical "discovery" in 1962 that child abuse was recognized as a regular and recurring aspect of family life, not a sensational exception but a common syndrome.

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.

Domestic Violence: Everybody's Issue

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Crime
Marcia G. Yerman

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place domestic violence within a larger societal framework.

Thunder and Rain Is a Modern Day Western

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Charles Martin has been steadily building a devoted audience for his books. His new novel,Thunder and Rain, should add even more readers to the Martin fan base.

Seeing through the Charm -- Is Your New Love an Abuser?

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women
Ludy Green, Ph.D

According to the Center for Disease Control, teen dating violence happens more than you may think. Anyone, regardless of education, race, and age, is susceptible to abuse.

When Compliments Backfire

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Melanie Curtin

It's nice to get compliments. Just make sure you don't give them -- or take them -- too seriously.

Father Chained Son's Neck To Pole For Skipping School, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.30.2012 | Crime

Sok Thoeun, a 40-year-old man from Batt-ambang, Cambodia, is being pursued by authorities after reportedly beating and chaining his 13-year-old son, S...

Activists Push To Curtail Schools' 'Heinous Practices' Against Students

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and disability advocates hop...

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...

Taking Back My Culture

New Harbinger | Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices
New Harbinger

The power of our culture can be turned inward and used against us or it can be used to build strong families and communities.

Are You Mad at Me?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 11.26.2011 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Anger was the typical response I got from my ex when I was honest with him about my feelings. His anger left me emotionally "hand shy," inwardly wincing before each anticipated strike.

Former Students Claim Physical And Verbal Abuse By Schools

AP | By JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah company that ran a network of domestic and international schools for troubled teens is being sued by more than 350 former stu...

Saudi Girls Flogged For Orphanage Attack

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Six orphan girls aged between 12 and 18 were flogged in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of attacking the head of their orphanage, a...

Dozens Of Reportedly Abused Maids Flown Home From Lebanon

Yahoo! News || Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANTANANARIVO (AFP) -- Madagascar's government early Thursday flew home 86 women domestic workers from Lebanon who had been subjected to abuse, amid co...

'Push' Sapphire's Novel Pulled From South Carolina Schools After Parents Complain

News, Weather, Sports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After several complaints from parents, school leaders have pulled a national bestseller novel from middle schools shelves after determining it's conte...