child abuse

  1. Tips & Advice

    Special needs: Protect your child from sexual abuse

    Sexual abuse is every parent's nightmare, exceeded only by the idea of losing a child completely. The vulnerability of children with...
  2. Tips & Advice

    I work for CPS and this is why I'll take your kids

    The mother glared at me as she walked out of the postpartum wing of my hospital. Her baby was going home with a stranger, and she...
  3. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Strangers rescue Kansas City toddler from hot car, mom throws punches (VIDEO)

    Authorities say 29-year-old mom Tiquana S. Pasco left her toddler in a running vehicle while returning an item at Game Stop....
  4. Parenting

    Mom arrested after toddler daughter found dead at Oregon resort

    Washington mom Jessica Smith was arrested in Oregon on aggravated murder charges for the death of her toddler daughter.
  5. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Shoplifting mom was so worried about getting arrested she left her kids behind

    On occasion there are times when each of us can commend ourselves on doing a good job of parenting after reading about a parent who...
  6. Tips & Advice

    Missionary accused of abusing orphans isn’t as shocking you think

    In my early 20s, I was a missionary who delivered humanitarian aid to orphans all over the world. The news of a missionary who...
  7. Sex

    One woman's escape from sex trafficking

    Even at 44 years old, tears well up in Gwen J.'s eyes when she recalls the day both her mother and pimp put her out on the street...
  8. Tips & Advice

    Update: What you need to know about the Georgia dad charged with hot car death

    When 22-month-old Cooper Mills Harris died June 18, media outlets nationwide covered the heartbreaking story of a father who...
  9. Tips & Advice

    These inhumane discipline practices are still legal in U.S. schools

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    Restraint and seclusion have killed more than 20 students and injured and traumatized tens of thousands of others. Why are schools...
  10. Tips & Advice

    Down syndrome: Why I don't want my child to hug everyone

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    I'll never forget the first time I thought, "My child will *never* do that." I was at our first Buddy Walk, which raises awareness...
  11. K-12

    Should children have the right to die?

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    On Feb. 13, 2014, Belgium passed a law that provides the "right to die" to terminally ill children of any age. The legislation is...
  12. Parenting

    Should child sex trafficking victims go to jail for prostitution?

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    The American criminal justice system has not yet adapted to treat many childhood victims of sex trafficking as victims rather than...
  13. Tips & Advice

    When should you call CPS on someone?

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    Deciding to call Child Protective Services on an acquaintance, friend or family member is a really difficult choice to make. There...
  14. K-12

    Saving kids from the sex trade

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    It’s every parent’s worst nightmare and a reality for an alarming number of families around the world. Child sex...
  15. Celebrity Gossip

    Lostprophets' Ian Watkins pleads guilty to child sex offenses

    Disgraced singer Ian Watkins appeared in court today to admit to 11 child sex offenses which include two horrific counts of...
  16. Celebrity Gossip

    Could Adrian Peterson's son have been saved?

    Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son died Friday from traumatic child abuse. The violent past of his alleged killer, Joseph Patterson,...
  17. Celebrity Gossip

    Choreographer Wade Robson: Michael Jackson sexually abused me

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    Famed choreographer Wade Robson has filed court documents seeking money from the Michael Jackson estate for childhood sexual abuse....
  18. K-12

    Signs of child abuse and neglect

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    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month . To help all the children who are being abused in our communities, we need to take...
  19. Tips & Advice

    Nanny arrested for slapping baby

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    A New York mother saw the unthinkable on the nanny cam she had installed in her home — her nanny was observed slapping...
  20. Tips & Advice

    9-year-old girl gives birth in Mexico

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    A 9-year-old girl is in good health after delivering a baby in Mexico. This case has understandably shocked parents everywhere, but...