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Child Abuse Survivor Definition

Posted by Sandra On May - 16 - 2014 Comments Off on Child Abuse Survivor Definition

download (1)For some abuse survivors, they have no idea when they first became the survivor, or the time that has passed since the abuse occurred- they would rather not remember anything about any of it- ever. We have lost time, days, weeks, years- we have lost parts of our selves… Innocence was stolen, trust was taken, and happy human beings suffered in silence- or expressed themselves so vocally crying out for help from day one- hoping someone would notice, or listen and see the pain- We prayed for it to stop, we prayed for ‘it’ to go away. READ MORE HERE


Fact Sheet: Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Treating adult survivors of severe childhood abuse

Adult Surviving Child Abuse > Survivors


Cyberbulling and Prosecution

Posted by Sandra On May - 11 - 2014 Comments Off on Cyberbulling and Prosecution

Cyber bullies should face prosecution, say doctors who claim online abuse is now a bigger problem than face-to-face harassment

article-2624677-0739FF1B000005DC-520_634x423Cyber bullying of children via social media sites is now a bigger problem than face-to-face harassment, say psychologists. Many youngsters are scared to reject the approach of strangers on social media because they fear they will become a target for abuse, a study suggests. It has led to calls for a new criminal offence of cyber bullying as concerns grow that the most vulnerable could be at risk of self-harm or suicide. READ MORE HERE

Cyberbullying – FindLaw

cyber bullying should be a criminal offense 


Protecting Victims, Preserving Freedoms

Prosecuting Bullies is Justified

Child Molester Warning Signs

Posted by Sandra On May - 1 - 2014 Comments Off on Child Molester Warning Signs

What is the profile of a child molester? An average child molester will offend 200–400 times before being caught, if ever. The vast majority of offenders do not get caught, and they have no criminal records. According to the FBI, only one out of ten cases of child sexual abuse is reported to law enforcement. Many of the statistics on these types of crimes are gleaned from incarcerated perpetrators, who have provided civil authorities with an inside view into the lives of child molesters. This information has helped law enforcement authorities ascertain that only the tip of the iceberg is being disclosed and reported. READ MORE HEREdownload

Sexual Predator Warning Signs

The Stranger You Know: How to Spot a Child Molester

Protect Your Child from a Predator – Parents.com

Warning Signs of Child Molesters

Timeline for Rape Recovery

Posted by Sandra On April - 25 - 2014 Comments Off on Timeline for Rape Recovery

Rape is a devastating trauma-a crisis-in one’s life. Regardless of the circumstances of a rape, it can take a long time to truly feel “better” again and move forward. Some people never move forward as they are unwilling or simply unable to process what happened to them. And, sadly, after feeling that they have healed and recovered, certain triggers can easily bring victims right back to square one.

The Initial Aftermath

imagesThis stage of rape recovery immediately after the rape is more like “disaster clean-up” than healing-it is also known as the emergency phase. During this time, which can last days, weeks, or years, the victim is simply accepting the fact that this has happened to them. They are coming to grips with reality. During this time, a decision must be made to heal, to tell others about what happened, and to get help. It takes work and effort. Victims who were raped as children can often repress the memories of their abuse. For them, the initial aftermath phase can be delayed years, even decades. Victims who are raped as adults deal with other practical issues like being able to get to work, pay bills, take care of their children, and the effects of the rape on their marriage or sex life. READ MORE HERE

Children & Sexual Violence

1/3 of girls and 1/6 of boys, before the age of 18

RESOURCE GUIDE for parents, guardians and survivors of sexual abuse.
According to the 1978 Russell survey, one-quarter of females experienced sexual assault or abuse before age 14, and well over one-third have had a sexually abusive experience by the time they reached age 18. One in six boys will have experienced sexual assault or abuse during childhood or adolescence. Some experts believe that, allowing for the underreporting of abuse against boys, the percentage of boys abused is the same as among girls.  READ MORE HERE


Professional staff and certified volunteers provide 24-hour crisis intervention, advocacy, emotional support and referrals to sexual assault victims, their families, and their friends in 150 languages via a 3-way tele-interpreter service. Although the 24-hour crisis line is confidential, it is governed by mandatory reporting laws. Please call our crisis line if you have questions about community services, or are in crisis and need immediate assistance.


Sex Ed Needed In Schools

Posted by Sandra On April - 21 - 2014 Comments Off on Sex Ed Needed In Schools

New State Laws Require More Sex-Abuse Training in Schools

Erin MerrynAn Illinois woman has turned the lessons she learned in her recovery from her own childhood sexual abuse into a nationwide push to pass state laws that require student lessons and teacher training about the issue in public schools. Starting in her home state in 2011, Erin Merryn has successfully pushed for passage of a so-called “Erin’s Law” in 10 states, and she expects that number to grow as 26 have considered or are considering similar bills in their 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions. The bills, which vary state by state, generally require age-appropriate instruction for children as young as prekindergarten on preventing, recognizing, and reporting sexual abuse. They also either allow teachers to count training on sexual abuse toward continuing education requirements or mandate such training for all public school personnel. READ MORE HERE

Top Child Sex Abuse Books

Posted by Sandra On April - 10 - 2014 Comments Off on Top Child Sex Abuse Books

Top 10 Books to Empower Kids About Their Bodies

touch2The stats on child sexual abuse are alarming.  I met author and mom, Jay Dale, on Twitter and she asked me if I was going to cover this issue. I usually post lists of books but wasn’t familiar with books on this topic, and honestly, I struggle with the Birds and the Bees Talk. Still, this is a really important topic and I am delighted that Jay agreed to guest post for me. Here’s a few more books:  READ MORE HERE

Exposing Incest Family Secrets

Posted by Sandra On April - 8 - 2014 Comments Off on Exposing Incest Family Secrets

imagesWhen I started writing publicly about my healing from sexual abuse, I did it to validate my own history and journey and to inspire hope in other survivors. It’s been wonderfully empowering to record my triumphs and to share the process with thousands of fellow journeyers. However, being so public about such intimate feelings and experiences has been costly. For the most part, I count it a bargain compared with the expense of silence, but that resolve isn’t always very convenient or comfortable. One of the recent costs for being so vocal is a lawsuit from my parents. They are suing me for defamation of character and emotional distress. Through their case, they want to shut down OSA and silence my voice. READ MORE HERE


Family Secrets and Keepers of the Lie

Family Sexual Abuse – Incest Survivors – Incest Help

Incest Dark Family Secrets – YouTube


Family Secrets (2007)

In this message series Pastor Garry takes an up-close look into the life of the dysfunctional family of Ruth and Boaz. This family history included incest and prostitution! Could they have a future?

Fnd out how they made it, and how you can make it too. This is a six-part video illustrated message series.

Forgiving A Sexual Abuser

Posted by Sandra On April - 5 - 2014 Comments Off on Forgiving A Sexual Abuser

How do you forgive a sexual abuser? 

letterboys-1022x1024It’s been forty-one years since those bully boys stole my body, mind, and bits and pieces of my shattered soul. They posed as interested neighbors, ready to help my ancient babysitter. They’d take me off her hands, lessen her load. Which is strange if you knew me back then. I wasn’t a handful. I’d already learned the art of being invisible. And if I wasn’t occupying myself alone, I found ways to please people. I was a good little girl. Innocent, even.

Those friendly boys (brothers, boy scouts) took me into the woods. They invited friends to take turns. They violated me under too-tall evergreen trees. They took me home with them, stealing more of me in their bunk beds, a sheet draped over the bottom bunk so they could do it “privately,” all while their June Cleaver mom hummed pop tunes and made cookies just two rooms away. I wonder if she knew.  READ MORE HERE


Six Things to Know About Sexual Abuse and Forgiveness

Forgiving the parents after childhood sexual abuse

On Forgiving Your Sexual Abuser, and Yourself

Forgiving Your Abuser – About Holistic Healing

My journey of Healing and Forgiveness after Surviving Childhood

How Acknowledging Your Anger Can Help You Forgive 

Do I Need to Forgive to Heal from Abuse?

Clare’s story of childhood abuse – Forgiveness Project

Child Abuse Awareness Month

Posted by Sandra On March - 31 - 2014 Comments Off on Child Abuse Awareness Month

Public Awareness & Creating Supportive Communities


images (2)Public awareness can be part of an overall approach to preventing child abuse and neglect. Find resources and information on sharing a message and educating the public, making an economic case for prevention, and creating community support and partnerships to prevent child abuse and neglect.


Child Welfare Information Gateway




Adult Survivors of Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On March - 30 - 2014 Comments Off on Adult Survivors of Child Rape

Sad womanRecovery from sexual assault is a complicated and controversial concept. Some people believe that with counseling and time you can recover completely from a sexual assault. Others maintain that some aspect of a sexual assault will be with the victim of the assault forever. Some argue that recovery is the wrong term because it is associated with illness or disease and that the effects of a sexual assault should not be viewed in such a light. No matter what your perspective on this debate may be, the information provided below may help you think about different aspects of the process following a sexual assault. READ MORE HERE

Common victim behaviors of survivors of sexual abuse

Effects of Sexual Assault – Victim Service Center

Dancing In The Darkness: Rape and Sexual Abuse Survivors

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 

Definitions: Rape and Sex Assault

Posted by Sandra On March - 26 - 2014 Comments Off on Definitions: Rape and Sex Assault

Legal Definitions of Rape and Sexual Assault

imagesSexual Assault: the sexual exploitation, forcible penetration, or an act of sexual contact on the body of another person, male or female, without his or her consent. Rape is an act of power and control, in which the victim is humiliated, degraded, and left with feelings of shame, guilt, and anger. If you are forced against your will to have sex with someone, that is rape. NC General Statute 14-27 defines rape and sexual assault as the following:


First Degree Rape – a person is guilty of rape in the first degree if the person engages in vaginal intercourse:

  1. With a victim who is a child under the age of 13 years and the defendant is at least 12 years old and is at least 4 years older than the victim;
  2. With another person by force and against the will of the other person and; employs a dangerous or deadly weapon or an article which the other person reasonably believes to be a dangerous or deadly weapon; or inflicts serious personal injury upon the victim or another, by one or more other persons.


Statutory Rape Definitions

Statutory Rape Laws by State


  1. Statutory Rape — Criminal Offenses
    1. Sexual Intercourse with Minors
    2. Definition of Offenses
  2. Child Abuse Reporting Requirements
    1. Inclusion of Statutory Rape in Reporting Requirements
    2. Mandatory Reporters
    3. Who to Report to
    4. State Response


NOTE: Each state has it’s own definitions of child sexual abuse and rape. Here is just one example of the laws as defined in New York :

Article 130 – NY Penal Law

130.00   Sex offenses; definitions of terms.
130.05   Sex offenses; lack of consent.
130.10   Sex offenses; limitation; defenses.
130.16   Sex offenses; corroboration.
130.20   Sexual misconduct. A MISD
130.25   Rape in the third degree. E FELONY
130.30   Rape in the second degree. D FELONY
130.35   Rape in the first degree. B FELONY
130.40   Criminal Sexual Act in the third degree. E FELONY
130.45   Criminal Sexual Act in the second degree. D FELONY
130.50   Criminal Sexual Act in the first degree. B FELONY
130.52   Forcible touching. A MISD
130.53   Persistent sexual abuse. E FELONY
130.55   Sexual abuse in the third degree. B MISD
130.60   Sexual abuse in the second degree. A MISD
130.65   Sexual abuse in the first degree. D FELONY
130.65-a Aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree. E FELONY
130.66   Aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree. D FELONY
130.67   Aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree. C FELONY
130.70   Aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree. B FELONY
130.75   Course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree. B FELONY
130.80   Course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree. D FELONY
130.85   Female genital mutilation. E FELONY
130.90   Facilitating a sex offense with a controlled substance. D FELONY
130.91   Sexually motivated felony.
130.92   Sentencing.
130.95   Predatory sexual assault. A-II FELONY
130.96   Predatory sexual assault against a child. A-II FELONY

Child Trafficking Escalating

Posted by Sandra On March - 24 - 2014 Comments Off on Child Trafficking Escalating

Child Trafficking Increases at Alarming Rate

images (1)On city streets throughout America a battle is being waged for the soul of humanity, and it is taking place right in front of our eyes. As darkness descends, the fading light lays bare an open wound in the fabric of society. The most vulnerable among us are being offered up as prey for those with unspeakable appetites. Children are being trafficked sexually in this country at an alarming rate and right now 300,000 are at risk of being prostituted. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the average age of a sex-trafficked child is 13-14 years old. Each pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child a year, and the average pimp has four to six girls.  READ MORE HERE


20 Ways You Can Fight Child Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for individuals, businessesfirst responderslaw enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented individuals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.


Parent Education Programs

Posted by Sandra On March - 21 - 2014 Comments Off on Parent Education Programs

images (1)Parent education programs focus on enhancing parenting practices and behaviors, such as developing and practicing positive discipline techniques, learning age-appropriate child development skills and milestones, promoting positive play and interaction between parents and children, and locating and accessing community services and supports. The following programs and resources have been useful in supporting parents and strengthening parenting skills.


Baby Safe Haven Laws

Posted by Sandra On March - 12 - 2014 Comments Off on Baby Safe Haven Laws


About Safe Haven Laws

images (1)Each state has a law in place to allow an unharmed infant to be relinquished to the proper authorities, no questions asked. The National Safe Haven Alliance works with states to promote these laws and increase public awareness that options exist. Together, the Alliance and states work together to save the lives of innocent infants and to protect the lives of their mothers.

Since the first safe-haven law was enacted in Texas in 1999, all U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, have passed safe-haven legislation, and every state has reported lives saved through the existence of these laws. Due to less-than-perfect-reporting methods, we are unsure of the exact number but know that in the past decade, these laws have saved well over 1,000 infants. READ MORE HERE

Infant Safe Haven Laws – Child Welfare Information Gateway

Report Abuse At CyberTipLine

Posted by Sandra On March - 10 - 2014 Comments Off on Report Abuse At CyberTipLine

Report an incident

Information entered into this form will be provided to law enforcement for possible investigation. You can contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24 hours a day at 1-800-THE-LOST.  The CyberTipline® receives leads and tips regarding suspected crimes of sexual exploitation committed against children. More than 2.2 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been made to the CyberTipline between 1998 and Dec. 2013. If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the CyberTipline.

Purpose and function

The CyberTipline is operated in partnership with the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Secret Service, military criminal investigative organizations, U.S. Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program, as well as other state and local law enforcement agencies. Reports to the CyberTipline are made by the public and Electronic Service Providers. ESPs are required by law to report apparent child pornography to law enforcement via the CyberTipline (18 U.S.C. § 2258A).

Reports are continuously triaged to help ensure children in imminent danger get first priority. Analysts review reports and:

  • Examine and evaluate the content.
  • Add related information that may be useful to law enforcement.
  • Use publicly available search tools to determine the geographic location of the apparent criminal act.
  • Provide all information to the appropriate law enforcement agency for potential investigation.

The CyberTipline reporting mechanism assists law enforcement and prosecutors in their detection, investigation and prosecution of child sexual exploitation crimes. The CyberTipline helps make law enforcement’s efforts more efficient and maximizes the limited resources available in the fight against child sexual exploitation. The value of the CyberTipline as a source of leads for law enforcement has been greatly enhanced by collaboration with ESPs.

In addition to referring CyberTipline reports to law enforcement for potential investigation, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® engages with the Internet industry on voluntary initiatives to reduce child sexual exploitation online.


Possession, Manufacture and Distribution of Child Pornography

Federal law defines child pornography as the visual depiction of a minor younger than the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct (18 U.S.C. §2256). It is a crime to possess, manufacture and/or distribute child pornography (18 U.S.C. §2251 et seq.)

Online Enticement of Children for Sexual Acts

It is a crime to use the Internet to knowingly persuade, induce, entice or coerce a child younger than the age of 18 to meet for sexual acts or to attempt to arrange such a meeting (18 U.S.C. §2422(b)).

Child Sex Trafficking

It is a crime to knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide or obtain by any means a child younger than the age of 18 to engage in a commercial sex act. It is also illegal to benefit, either financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in a prostitution venture in which children are victimized (18 U.S.C. §1591).

Sex Tourism Involving Children

It is a crime for a U.S. citizen to travel to another country intending to engage in sexual activity with a child younger than 18 that would be illegal if it occurred in the U.S. (18 U.S.C. §2423). Individuals who commit these crimes are subject to prosecution in the U.S. even if the crime was committed on foreign soil.

Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation

Extrafamilial child sexual molestation is the sexual abuse of a child by someone other than a family member.

Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child

It is a crime to send obscene material to a child younger than the age of 16 if the sender knows the recipient is younger than the age of 16 (18 U.S.C. §1470).

Misleading Domain Name

It is a crime to knowingly use a misleading domain name on the Internet with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material that is harmful to minors (18 U.S.C. §2252B(b)).

Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet

It is a crime to knowingly embed words or digital images into the source code of a website with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material that is harmful to minors (18 U.S.C. §2252C).

SOURCE: CyberTipLine

Protect Against Child Predators

Posted by Sandra On March - 5 - 2014 Comments Off on Protect Against Child Predators

Getty_stranger_danger_articleAs unpleasant and frightening as it may be for parents to think about the possibility of their child being hurt by a predator, it’s crucial that parents talk with their kids about personal safety. Teaching your child how to protect himself against child predators is as important as other measures you use every day to keep him safe, such as making sure he uses a seat belt. By teaching your child how to avoid possible dangers and what to do if he finds himself in a potentially threatening situation, you will empower your child to know what to do in the event you are not there to protect him. Here are some important tips every parent should know about how to keep your child safe. READ MORE HERE

Keeping Your Child Safe

Posted by Sandra On March - 4 - 2014 Comments Off on Keeping Your Child Safe

How to Keep Your Child Safe

imagesIt’s every parent’s worst nightmare: A child is snatched from the playground in broad daylight never to be seen or heard from again. And it feels like it’s happening all the time. But while it may seem like we are in the midst of a kidnapping epidemic, the truth is much less scary. According to data from the U.S. Justice Department and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), kidnappings are on the decline. Each year, between 200 and 300 kids are taken in “stereotypical” kidnappings (i.e. grabbed from their homes or playgrounds and then murdered or held for ransom), and 50 to 150 are murdered. Officials expect this year’s total number to dip to near 100, hopefully dragging down the murder rate accordingly. And despite what you might reasonably think after hearing the terrible stories of Elizabeth Smart (who was returned safely home more than nine months after her abduction) and Samantha Runnion, the specter of kidnapping by strangers should not be parents’ primary concern; parents themselves perpetrate more than 98 percent of all kidnappings, according to the DOJ. While about 700,000 missing children reports were filed in 2001, only a tiny percentage of those cases were non-family abductions. And here’s one piece of positive news: 94 percent of kidnapped children are returned to their parents. READ MORE HERE

10 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Jim Higley: 25 Tips to Keep Kids Safe from Abductors 

Dr. Phil.com – Advice – Top Five Ways for Parents to Protect Children

Is a Code Word Enough to Keep Your Child Safe from Strangers?

The Best Ways In Keeping Children Safe

How to keep your child safe from predators

How Can I Keep My Kids Safe Without Making Them Fearful

Keeping Children Safe – Polly Klaas Foundation

How to Keep Your Child Safe from Abduction

Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet – Parenting.com



Parent, Student Bullying Advice

Posted by Sandra On March - 2 - 2014 Comments Off on Parent, Student Bullying Advice

Bullying: Experts share advice for parents, students

download (2)The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that every seven minutes a child is bullied. Bullying became a household term in the 2000’s after the issue rose to national prominence in the wake of tragic stories of children and teenagers who had taken their lives because they were being picked on in school. Bullying is defined as repeated unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance, according to StopBullying.gov. Although countless nonprofit organizations and school programs have sprouted up to tackle the issue, it seems bullying is not going away. READ MORE HERE


Bullying: The advice you got is wrong. Here’s what really works 

Helping Kids Deal With Bullies – KidsHealth

Anti-bullying advice

Dr. Phil.com – Advice – Dealing with Bullies

Bullying Advice – Bullystoppers.com

Expert Advice on Bullying – Parents.com

Alcohol and Child Abuse Link

Posted by Sandra On February - 23 - 2014 Comments Off on Alcohol and Child Abuse Link

02f7d24b29bbbd2065_nrm6b9eyuCollege students with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) drink more alcohol than their peers, according to a new study published earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. In addition to the problems normally associated with alcohol abuse, the students’ heavier drinking also exacerbates their PTSD symptoms, the study found. “The study doesn’t identify what traumas led to the students’ stress disorder, but it’s safe to assume a good portion of them are survivors of child abuse and/or neglect,” says Rayne E. Golay, psychotherapist, child advocate and award-winning author of The Wooden Chair, a novel that illustrates the post-traumatic stress in the wake of child abuse and neglect. READ MORE HERE

The Relationship Between Parental Alcohol or Other Drugs & Child Maltreatment

The relationship between parental alcohol or other drug problems and child maltreatment is becoming increasingly evident. The risk to the child increases in a single parent household where there is no supporting adult to diffuse parental stress and protect the child from the effects of the
parent’s problem. The following is a summary of what is know by the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse. READ MORE HERE




Alcohol Abuse as a Risk Factor for and Consequence of Child Abuse

Child maltreatment and alcohol – World Health Organization

Childhood Trauma and Adult Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol misuse and child maltreatment 



Shocking Proposed Spanking Bill

Posted by Sandra On February - 18 - 2014 Comments Off on Shocking Proposed Spanking Bill

Proposed bill would allow spanking children to the point of bruising

user1863_1164424011imagesA Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow teachers, caregivers and parents to spank children hard enough to leave marks. Current Kansas law allows parents to smack their children, as long as it doesn’t leave marks. But now State Rep. Gail Finney, a Democrat from Wichita, says she wants to allow up to 10 strikes of the hand and that could leave redness and bruising. READ MORE HERE

Proposed Kansas bill would allow spanking that leaves marks

Proposed Kansas bill would allow stronger spanking 

Proposed bill would allow teachers to spank children up to 10 times with hand

U.K. Child Mercy Killings

Posted by Sandra On February - 14 - 2014 Comments Off on U.K. Child Mercy Killings

Mercy killing of children already happening in the UK says right to die doc Michael Irwin

High-angle-view-of-a-girl-lying-on-a-hospital-bed-3146853Sick children have secretly been given deadly ­overdoses by British medics in illegal mercy killings, a doctor has claimed. The shock suggestion was made by retired GP Michael Irwin and it sparked an urgent probe as Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt vowed to investigate “whether the law was broken”. It came just hours after Belgium became the first country in the world to allow the euthanasia of children.  READ MORE HERE


Belgium to legalize mercy killing for ill children of all ages



Abused Children in DCF Care

Posted by Sandra On February - 9 - 2014 Comments Off on Abused Children in DCF Care

Savage toll of abuse for children in DCF care

dcf-big2Kadyn Hancock’s aunt said she repeatedly tried to warn state officials that the 13-month-old’s mother might hurt him. But no one heeded her pleas, and Kadyn’s mother killed her baby in 2010. Last summer, child advocates questioned why social workers did not remove 3-month-old Chase Gideika from his troubled home before he was brutally killed, allegedly by his mother’s boyfriend. Now the disappearance of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver — missing and feared dead after social workers allegedly failed to check on him for months — is once again raising alarms that the state is unable to protect some of Massachusetts’ most vulnerable residents. READ MORE HERE

State Looks Closer at Child Protective Services

America’s dead children and Child Protective Services


The Vatic Project: CPS Involved In Child Trafficking Rings

CPS Corruption and Human Trafficking Exposed

CPS alarmed at number of foster deaths

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

Posted by Sandra On February - 3 - 2014 Comments Off on Is Your Child Being Bullied?

Bullying Breakdown: 7 signs your child may be bullied

downloadIf your child is feeling anxious, depressed or withdrawn, do not pass it off as “teen syndrome.” These warning signs may indicate serious physical, emotional, or psychological distress. Pay attention to a change in your child’s behavior, and take immediate action if you suspect he is a victim of bullying. I’m not a medical doctor, and my advice should not be substituted for medical consultation. If you suspect that your child is being bullied, seek immediate professional help. Here are several ways to detect that your child may be experiencing bullying: READ MORE HERE

Stopping bullying: Listen, focus and work with your kids

Bullying Must Be Addressed at Home and in School

Gym class bullying turns kids off fitness

Warning signs your child is being bullied

Your Child Is Being Bullied. Now What?

Stop Bullying: How to help the youngest




UNICEF 2014 Child Abuse Stats

Posted by Sandra On February - 1 - 2014 Comments Off on UNICEF 2014 Child Abuse Stats


imagesThirty years have passed since The State of the World’s Children began to publish tables of standardized global and national statistics aimed at providing a detailed picture of children’s circumstances. Much has changed in the decades since the first indicators of child well-being were presented. But the basic idea has not: consistent, credible data about children’s situations are critical to the improvement of their lives – and indispensable to realizing the rights of every child. READ MORE HERE

Superbowl Child Sex Trafficking

Posted by Sandra On January - 31 - 2014 Comments Off on Superbowl Child Sex Trafficking

Super Bowl Is Single Largest Human Trafficking Incident In U.S.

24633675_640When it came time for the Super Bowl, Clemmie Greenlee was expected to sleep with anywhere from 25 to 50 men a day. It’s a staggering figure, but it doesn’t shock advocates who say that the sporting event attracts more traffickers than any other in the U.S. “The Super Bowl is the greatest show on Earth, but it also has an ugly underbelly,”Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told USA Today in 2011 when his state was gearing up to host the event. “It’s commonly known as the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States.” The influx of fans fosters the optimal breeding ground for pimps looking to boost their profits. Experts say that the sheer number of men looking to pay for sex substantially increases demand and the massive crowds allow for pimps and victims to essentially go unnoticed. READ MORE HERE

The Ugly Truth Behind The Super Bowl And Sex Trafficking

NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking | Super Bowl 2014 Facts

Ahead of Super Bowl, a push to raise awareness about human trafficking (+video)

NJ Officials Continue Push To Crack Down On Human Trafficking

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