Rachel Sneed

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Don't Be an Enabler -- When a Child Is Abused, Here's What to Do

Allegations of child sexual abuse by a former assistant football coach at Penn State University have dominated the news this week. On Wednesday legendary football coach Joe Paterno released a statement in which he said, "With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more." How lame is that, …

Effects of child abuse and neglect, if untreated, can last a lifetime, study finds

In the first major study of child abuse and neglect in 20 years, researchers with the National Academy of Sciences reported Thursday that the damaging consequences of abuse can not only reshape a child’s brain but also last a lifetime.<p>Untreated, the effects of child abuse and neglect, the …

Samantha Morton reveals sexual abuse as child in residential care

The Bafta- and Golden Globe-winning actor Samantha Morton, who spent much of her childhood in a succession of children's homes in Nottingham, has revealed for the first time that she was sexually abused by residential care workers and said she believes abuse was "rife" within the city's children's …

Latest News on Hunger in US, Africa, Asia, Global

Most Recent<p>United States<p>Why our local farmers are heroes<p>by <b>Sydney Vaught</b> <i>Fairbanks Daily News-Miner</i><p>May 1 was Alaska Agriculture Day. AmeriCorps Vista …

A Tale of Two Stores Fighting Hunger in America

One is a nationwide business, the other a small local farm. No matter the size, both are giants feeding those in need in their community. That's what it takes to end hunger in America.<p>You need people to care. You need organizations to use what power and influence they have to make a difference.<p>Take …

To South Sudan’s woes, add famine — 50,000 kids at risk of death

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/The%20Washington%20Post/08-22-2014/53f78745e4b08716f1c14dc6/5513635fe4b034e7a1cf6bd2_1413917562171-fstwsn_t_1432943306625_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>MALAKAL, South Sudan — Nyarony Choing is as old as South Sudan. And like the world’s newest nation, she has been …

One Country, One Million Malnourished Children: South Sudan Now

In South Sudan, most farmers can't plant crops because they've been forced from their land by conflict. Food is in extremely short supply, and one …

UN: 1 Million Somalis at Risk of Hunger

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says more than 1 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and at least 200,000 …

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Stand Up To Cancer

Watch Stuart Scott Beating Cancer in Gripping ESPYS Speech

<b>WASHINGTON (CBSDC) —</b> With a full heart and enduring spirit, through a 7-year bout with a rare form of cancer, Stuart Scott of ESPN accepted the Jimmy …

Girl, 11, Invents 'Chemo Backpack' To Help Kids With Cancer, After Battling The Disease Herself

This girl's fight with cancer pushed her to invent a life-changing device.<p>Kylie Simonds, from Naugatuck, Connecticut, understands what the struggle with cancer entails. The 11-year-old says she remembers struggling to walk around with IV poles, after she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma -- a …

Moving Victims from Crisis to Confidence

Safe Horizon’s toll-free hotlines are gateways to assistance for tens of thousands of victims each year.<p>1726 telephone counseling sessions for …

To understand the causes of child abuse we need to look at its perpetrators’ backgrounds

Day two of the Rotherham scandal—or rather the fallout from the latest report on it—and there’s a marked, obvious change in the coverage of it from the last time the subject surfaced. It may be the sheer scale of the thing —1,400 girls, and counting—and the horror of the cruelties perpetrated on …

This culture of silence and denial around child abuse must end

Horror creates the before and after – Dunblane, Columbine, Hungerford, Rotherham.<p>Rotherham stands apart for many reasons: the sheer number of perpetrators; the sheer numbers involved (some survivors, some, sadly, inevitably victims) – 1,400 conservatively estimated – the contents of two state …

Shining a Light on Child Sexual Abuse

The publication of a report into child sexual abuse in Rotherham is harrowing reading, both in the scale of the horrendous abuse and the appalling …

The staggering cost of silence: child abuse victims and stolen innocence

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.</i><p>The well-groomed neighborhood was lined with a green umbrella of trees that swayed in the warm winds of summer as the last remnants of a long, hard winter faded.<p>The white house on the corner had seen better days and the front lawn was …

Rotherham child abuse: Victorian education official says she is sorry

The director of children’s services in the English town of Rotherham for three of the 16 years during which 1,400 children were sexually exploited, and who now works as deputy secretary of Victoria’s education department, said she “can’t not” take responsibility for what happened.<p>Dr Sonia Sharp, …