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Child abuse, neglect a leading public health crisis

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Spartanburg County is making great strides in improving health and well-being in the community. We have successful initiatives such as The Road to Better Health with five priority areas (improve access to care, reduce childhood obesity, improve birth outcomes, reduce tobacco use, improve behavioral health access), the Childhood Obesity Taskforce, the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Spartanburg ... Read More »

An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow


(A note from Nicholas Kristof: In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, part of a sensational story about the celebrity split between Allen and his girlfriend, Mia Farrow. This is a case that has been written about endlessly, but this is the first time that Dylan Farrow herself has written about ... Read More »

Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Abuse at Mormon Youth Camp


The Roman Catholic Church has deservedly received a great deal of negative media coverage concerning the worldwide sex abuse scandal.  The Church, however, doesn’t have a monopoly of clergy and staff molesting children and youths.  The Southern Baptist Convention (“SBC”) has a huge problem yet disclaims responsibility since it has a lest centralized, feudal hierarchy.   Bob Felton at Civil Commotion frequently ... Read More »

Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan: Can It Ever Be Stopped?


November 24th is World Day for Combating Violence against Women. On this day, Uzbek-language online social media circulated a sensational article about a young Uzbek woman [pictured above] who was a victim of domestic violence. She tells the story of how she was forced to appeal to the court because her ex-husband failed to pay alimony; when he learned of this, he ... Read More »

Leaving child alone in a car is abuse, N.J. court rules

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A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that leaving a young child alone in the car is neglect or abuse. It doesn’t matter for how long or what the weather is like. The idea is to better protect children from being kidnapped or harmed by excessive heat or cold, among other things. “A parent invites substantial peril when leaving a ... Read More »

International child abuse webcam ring smashed after routine police check

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A routine visit to a registered sex offender in Northamptonshire has led to the uncovering of a global child abuse ring. An organised crime group centred in the Philippines arranged for children to be sexually abused live on webcam in exchange for payment. Some of the facilitators were reportedly members of the children’s own families. The network was taken down ... Read More »

The Birth of H.A.L.T. – Humanity Against ‘Local Terrorism’


Once upon a time in a province somewhere in Canada…I always liked this beginning to a story that starts with once upon a time; it leaves the reader with a feeling of creativity and imagination to choose when they want the story to take place.  However to make things easier, my story regarding the meaning behind the creation, and building ... Read More »

Emotional Child Abuse Effects

Emotional Child Abuse Effects Emotional abuse effects are directly connected to the relationship between the victim and abuser; the closer the relationship, the more devastating the effects on the child or youth. As the intensity, frequency and duration of abuse increases, so does the effect on the psyche of that child or youth. The negative messages of emotional child abuse, ... Read More »

Signs and Behaviours of Emotional Child Abuse

Signs and Behaviours of Emotional Child Abuse Emotional abuse is a pattern of behaviour that attacks a child’s emotional development and sense of self-worth. Emotional abuse includes excessive, aggressive or unreasonable demands that place expectations on a child beyond his or her capacity. Constant criticizing, belittling, insulting, rejecting and teasing are some of the forms these verbal attacks can take. ... Read More »

Types of Emotional Child Abuse

Types of Emotional Child Abuse There are six types of emotional abuse: Rejecting Isolating Ignoring Corrupting Exploiting Terrorizing One type of emotional abuse that warrants a section of its own is witnessing family violence. Types of emotional abuse #1: Rejecting Putting down a child or youth’s worth or putting down their needs. constant criticism name-calling telling child he/she is ugly ... Read More »