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Sexual Abuse Survivor Breaks Silence

The flag outside the state capitol was fluttering only half as hard as the heart of the woman sitting in the gallery for the meeting of the House …

I got an early tip about a priest's sexual abuse. And I sat on it.

I always knew that watching “Spotlight” was going to be difficult for me, so I kept putting it off. Finally, with my wife out of town last week, I sprawled on the family-room floor with my two big dogs and steeled myself to view the Oscar-winning film about the investigation of sexual abuse in …

Spanking just as damaging as child abuse, study finds

Spanking is just as harmful as child abuse, according to a study published this month in the <i>Journal of Family Psychology</i>.<p>The analysis, which looked …

Boxing saved Kevin Lueshing and let him shine a light on child abuse

Kevin Lueshing fought with 'NSPCC’ sewn into his shorts. His was a harrowing childhood. As well as suffering racism, he was regularly brutally beaten by his father and sexually abused by a man he calls 'Derek’. Boxing became his salvation.<p>Lueshing, the former British welterweight champion who …

Former US House of Representatives speaker Hastert admits to child sexual abuse allegations

<b>Chicago</b>: Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House of Representatives and was second in the line of succession to …

Child abuse survivor hopes to help others

<b>JACKSONVILLE, Fla.</b> - A hero is someone who shows great courage in the face of overwhelming odds, and that's exactly how 17-year-old Dawn could be …

Are there national statistics about child abuse?

View Comments<p><b>Child Abuse Statistics</b><p><b>International & U.S.</b><p>Child abuse does not discriminate based on gender, social standing, ethnicity, or religion. …

Crime

Top Ten Things You Learn by Listening to Survivors

Arrests are rare- Usually, when we see discussion of CSA on TV, it’s in connection to a case being investigated by the police. But when you meet with …

Child Abuse

Fact or Fiction - Find Out What is True About Child Abuse

<i>*Written by guest blogger Katie Bassett who handles public relations for Safer-America, a consumer advocacy group that provides public safety</i> …

“I’ve never been broken” ~ A Survivor’s Story | Children's Advocacy Center (CAC)

<b>By Helen Sutthill, a veterinarian, mother, gardener, and reader — who says she is lucky enough to have wonderful friends and an amazing adoptive</b> …

How to Heal From Trauma

Over the last two decades the number of people treated for depression has tripled. Ten-percent of the US population takes antidepressants—Medicaid …

Breast Cancer

She was abused as a child. Now she pushes for sex-abuse prevention laws

As a child, Erin Merryn learned how to say no to drugs in her school’s DARE program and how to avoid talking to strangers during “stranger-danger” lessons.<p>What she didn’t learn in school, she says, was how to stop a person she knew and trusted from becoming her sexual abuser.<p>Merryn, who was …

What to Do When You Discover Your Child has Been Abused

My daughter was three when it happened. Someone hurt her in the most horrible way.<p>I was terrified. I felt the weight of it. <i>I have to deal with this</i>. <i>I have to take care of it</i>. <i>I have to take care of her</i>. I had no idea what I was doing. I didn't know how to clean up a mess I didn't make. With less …

What Is Child Abuse?

Approximately 3.4 million cases of child abuse and neglect were reported in the United States in 2011 . Learn why child abuse happens and what you can do to prevent it.<p>We've all read the headlines or heard the term, but do you really know what child abuse is? Does spanking your child mean you're …

Mental Health