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Child Abuse

My Kids Don't Fear Me (But Is That a Good Thing?)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

My wife and I take the long view in raising our daughters. We're willing to suffer the stubbornness, power struggles and occasional tantrums that are an inevitable part of family life so our girls can reap the benefits in the future.

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...

'Demon-Possessed' Child Locked Up, Shocked With Cattle Prod: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

Two Oklahoma parents are in custody after they allegedly kept their 6-year-old child locked in an empty room where he was tortured, police said. Ed...

Woman Allegedly Forces 3-Year-Old To Eat Own Poop

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

An Arizona woman was charged with child abuse after police say she forced her boyfriend's 3-year-old daughter to eat her own feces. Police say Nico...

I Don't Care About Autism

Danielle Gletow | Posted 05.16.2014 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Have I offended you yet? Have you already started crafting a nasty comment to post below?

The Cycle of Violence: How We Failed 23,439 Children Last Year

Rita Soronen | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Rita Soronen

This world is not an easy place for children to grow and thrive on their own. In fact, too often it is not even a safe place.

Impossible to Forget: A Review of Bret Anthony Johnston's Remember Me Like This

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Elizabeth Nicholas

The Campbells propensity to push their luck will resonate with anyone who has ever felt the allure of testing their own, of seeking closure rather than deciding to stop looking for it.

David Lohr

Parents, 6 Sons, Accused Of Sexually Abusing Girl For Nearly A Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

The sheriff of a small county in northeast North Carolina says he is "disgusted" by the parents of six men who are accused of sexually abusing their s...

Three Dreams

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

I have come to realize there are 3 dreams wrapped up in Pajama Program #1 The children's dreams. If they are afraid, they want to feel protected and...

Mothering Between a Rock and Prison

Zachary Norris | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Zachary Norris

Parenting is hard work, but by increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, Congress would immediately improve the lives of 15 million women, including 4.8 million working mothers.

Understanding Clergy Sexual 'Abuse' as Torture

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
The Center for Constitutional Rights

The experiences of members of what started out as a small support group of survivors in the United States and now counts 18,000 members in 79 different countries, bear out what studies have shown for some time: The harms caused by sexual violence by clergy are often severe and life-long and, in many cases, life-threatening.

Abused Boy Killed Months After Calling 911 For Help: Cops (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.05.2014 | Crime

A New Mexico man has been charged with murdering his 9-year-old stepson, who was found beaten to death months after placing a desperate 911 call. T...

A Dad, an Animal Rights Protest and the Exploitation of Children

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

On Friday, April 25th, 2014, I witnessed the inappropriate political use of several elementary school age children.

Feeding My Kids Processed Foods Is Not Child Abuse

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

I refuse to respond to someone with a warped view of abuse. I suggest she Google child abuse to really understand what it means.

Ex-Soldier Convicted In Daughter's Beating Death In Hawaii

AP | SAM EIFLING | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter. Jurors in Ho...

Game Changer: #TheStitch

Matt Pipkin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You're going to transform lives. And all it takes is a piece of orange thread.

STUDY: 1 In 3 Canadians Suffered Child Abuse, Often Leading To Mental Disorders

CP24.com | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living

One in three adult Canadians suffered some form of child abuse in their past, experiences that put them at a higher risk of developing mental health d...

5 Year Old's Cause Of Death At Issue In Hawaii Murder Trial

AP | SAM EIFLING | Posted 06.22.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) -- A defense lawyer for a former soldier accused of punching his 5-year-old daughter to death says an autopsy shows evidence of lasting ...

MD Expands Opportunities for Abused, Undocumented Children

Christina Wilkes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Christina Wilkes

The new bill recognizes that if these children succeed, Maryland succeeds. Hopefully more states will follow the lead of Maryland and a handful of other jurisdictions and close this harmful gap between federal and state laws.

Despite Progress in Helping Abused Children, More Needs to be Done

Ariel Zwang | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Safe Horizon is the country's largest provider of supportive and healing services, from the youngest to the oldest victims of crime and violence. Through our experience we knew that what happened to Sarah was all too common.

MANHUNT: Fugitive Cult Leader Allegedly Said Sex With Kids Normal 'Because It Was In God's Word'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.16.2014 | Crime

State and federal authorities are searching two states Wednesday for Victor Arden Barnard, the leader of a cult-like religious sect who is accused of ...

Unprisoning Our Children

Sheila A. Bedi | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Sheila A. Bedi

What will happen 30 years from now when the litigation my colleagues and I devoted ourselves to has faded from collective memory? Despite reforms, this place remains a prison for children.

Notes from the Children

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

The "Kid Blog" on our Pajama Program website is full of sweet and tender notes and drawings from children who receive our pajamas and books. On a dail...

The Practice of Child Marriage in Nigeria

Udoka Okafor | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Udoka Okafor

We as a society must start to realize that the practice of child marriage must cease to persist, for the sake of the future of these girls that are married to early. Child marriage is a cultural issue, but it is also a social justice issue and a national health issue in Nigeria.

Community Service For Steubenville Coach Accused Of Failing To Report Abuse

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

A Steubenville, Ohio, high school coach implicated in the failure of some school officials to report a 16-year-old girl's rape will perform 20 hours o...