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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 »

Sexual abuse prevention push in Legislature


CONCORD — In an effort to empower school-age children to recognize the signs of sexual abuse — and to break the silence surrounding it — Sen. David Watters, D-Dover, is introducing a bill today to establish a commission to study sexual abuse prevention education from kindergarten through Grade 12. Senate Bill 348 will bring together parents, educators, representatives of state ... 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 »

Study highlights correlation between domestic violence and crime


NASSAU, The Bahamas — Bahamians cannot continue to ‘bury their heads in the sand’ when it comes to reporting domestic violence as the country’s crime problems will not be solved until the problem of domestic violence is solved, Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin said recently. “To put it bluntly, many of the young males paraded before ... 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 »

Preventing Child Abuse –“Know the 10 Rules for Safety for Children and Teens”

Preventing Child Abuse –“Know the 10 Rules for Safety for Children and Teens” (Source: Rule 1 – Know Who You Are & Where You Live Your child needs to know vital information that will help them and others if they are ever lost or missing. That information includes their first and last name, their phone number including area code, ... Read More »