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Is There a Monster-Sexual Child-Abuser-in Your House? 
As a educator, I have heard some horror stories in reference to sex abuse. The news is full of these kinds of reports. A lot of abusive activities take …

The Aftermath of Reporting a Child Being Abused in Scotland 
thought i was doing the right thing in reporting child abuse father was charge with neclect & child abuse they did not know it was me till they went to …

Sexual Child Abuse - Angry Warren County New Jersey Residents 
The countless victims of former Warren County Sheriff Edward G. Bullock need help to raise public awareness about a miscarriage of justice that has been …

Child Abuse Article - What Children Ssay About Spanking 
I've spent 25 years seeking to end physical abuse of children through education and legal reform. I founded the Center for Effective Discipline (www.stophitting.org) …

Child Abuse - The Lily Lynette Story 
Lily Lynette Furneaux - wolfenbarger was born to lauren furneaux and jeff wolfenbarger on may14 2008 in Lapeer , Michigan Lily's parents seperated after …

Witnessing Violence as Emotional Child Abuse 
Witnessing violence is emotional abuse. It does not matter if the violence is directed at a parent sibling or stranger.A parent should be a good role …

Targeted Child Abuse - Coward Parents 
story of my life! these posts are life saving for victims like me. i'm a survivor of target child selection! it was more traumatic because i was a twin.there …

Child Abuse and Food Torture 
I decided to write a commentary/article about describing the food torture, including the one that Robert's awful parents inflicted just because they could …

Child Abuse By Proxy 
Over the past few months I have been noticing a trend whereby the main (primary) abuser involves others (secondary) in various forms of sexual, physical, …

Child Abuse Effects Website and Visitor Expectations 
I'm writing today to address an issue brought up by a visitor who submitted a story here on this site some time ago, a visitor who is upset over the lack …

Child Abuse Death of Baby Kalynne Flores 
kalynne Flores was four months old when she died her father robert flores was babysitting her one day robert decides to go get beer buy does not wanna …

Child Abuse - The Murder of a Precious Girl 
On June,8 1994 A little girl was born to her mother Stella Anne Kiser. The baby name was Tesslynn Elizabeth O'Cull. In 1997 Stella met Jesse Caleb Compton …

Child Abuse - Children are Helpless 
People can be just horrible:  How could anyone just live there life day by day knowing they are harming their child. the person you gave birth …

Child Abuse - Right to Privacy an Issue 
Still happening at 47:  It's so incredible to read all these stories, it makes me feel like I have an invisible family to relate to. So much …

Child Abuse - Never Give Up On Yourself 
The people that mattered in your life gave up on you, gave up on themselves, if not, they would not have abused you. Many others attempt to abuse you, …

Child Abuse - Toddler Sexual Abuse Concerns of Parents 
Twilight Zone:  Darlene, I have read several toddler sexual abuse concerns on your site. One common theme resonates, parental intuition is …

Dynamics of Child Abuse - Denial and Scapegoating 
Is denial, cover-up, and scapegoating the victim always present with abuse? Do they go hand in hand? I grew up in a family with a BPD mother and narcissistic …

Child Sexual Abuse - Organized Crime 
Child sexual abuse is just one spin off of organized crime , and just as the system is operating in it , so is the church . However , there is not one …

Child Abusers Need to be Severly Punished 
We as a community need to get tougher laws in place to give these child abusers their due punishment. Let's start a petition now to get laws changed to …

Child abuse - Shame on the UK 
China have the right idea and have stopped all adult sites to protect their children. I am ashamed to be British. Our culture shows no respect for mothers, …

South Windsor Connecticut Child Abuse Charges 
The South Windsor Police Department. Recieved calls about a child being abuse at a home in South Windsor Connecticut. Upon their arrival officers found …

Child Abuse - Too Long to Remove My Son 
I lost a custody battle to my ex husban My son who is now four says daddy lets me watch him do drugs isnt that cool? Holds his toy screw driver like a …

Thoughts About Child Abuse and Treatments for Child Abusers  
Any type of Child Abuse, carried out for a long period of time, may cause long-term mental damage. The term child abuse covers a wide range of behavior, …

Child Abuse - Making Children a Top Priortiy 
I look around me, I see children in desperation. Looking for guidance, structure, someone dependable, someone to look out for there well being. In the …

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Effects of Targetted Child Abuse  
Your article on parents targeting a child hit the nail on the proverbial head for me. I became my Mother to my father. She died in a car crash in which …

Child Abuse - A Case of Incest and Sexual Exploitation 
I write this with a very heavy heart and tearful eyes. Why would a man let the fatherly love and compassion he should have for his daughter be replaced …

Child Abuse - Fear and Addiction 
My adopted parents told me that they used other objects to hit me with because it started hurting their hands as I got older. I got wooden spoons, metal …

The Harm In Child Abuse 
Child Abuse Is One Of The Hardest Things A Human Being Could Go Through Or DO!!!!!! Being Abused As A Child Could Lead Up To Many Things In The Future. …

Child Abuse - A Sickness 
I think people who do child abuse are sick people, Maybe I do not think it is right I find that some one who is abusing there child may have bin abused …

No Statute of Limitations on Sexual Child Abuse  
As a mother I watched my daughter struggle for many years. Seeing her go from a bright, out-going, talkative little girl to a withdrawn, terrified, and …

A Message to Child Abuse Survivors on this Site  
I stumbled across this site when I read a horrible story of child abuse from a different website. I started reading your stories and am truly heartbroken. …

Child Abuse and Healing 
I just wanted to commend you Darlene for all the hard work you've done to help people on your site. I am a survivor of child sexual abuse, but I don't …

Child Abuse - Showing Gratitude! 
I really appreciate this website taking their stand on assisting individuals cope with this troubling matter. I just wanted to say let us all work together …

Child Abuse - Molesters Cannot Be Rehabilitated 
There's NO rehabilitating a child molester:  My father molested my sister and me for over ten years. She ran away at 14. I had my dad locked …

Child Abuse - My Granddaughter Left on the Street at Night 
Left in the street at 10pm at 10 years old:  My daughter and granddaughter were driving home and were having a disagreement in the car. My …

Child Abuse - Donate to a Shelter for Children 
I work for a shelter for children and teen's of abuse:  I see first hand the abuse and broken hearted children and teen's. I cannot say where …

The Need to Speak Out About Child Abuse 
As a domestic abuse survivor and the parent to 2 girls who were sexually abused, I, thank you for providing a site that people can come together and share …

Child Abuse - Stop The Violence Stop The Silence  
They always say the monster comes from the street and into the home. But that's just not true. The monster comes from the home and into the street. They …

Child Abuse Sex Offenders - Punishment Is Not The Answer 
Originally posted as a comment in another article thread:  Is there a punishment that would serve justice unto victim more so when victim being …

Child Abuse - Tell Tell Tell 
I am a 40 year old female I want to let people know that you can survive,each day you have to survive,you are stronger than the one that abused you.because …

Child Abuse of Nadine Lockwood 
Nadine Lockwood September 1991 – August 31, 1996:  Washington Heights New York was the place for a nightmarish demise of a four year old girl. …

Child Abuse - A Part of the System 
My own daughter abuses her daughter, my granddaughter. When my daughter chose to pursue her career as a psychologist she couldn't afford it. She got student …

Fostercare Child Abuse - Parents at Fault 
MY life in fostercare:  I'm a foster child and I think parents need to stop pointing fingers at people because your children are abused in …

Child Abuse and Disability - Time to ACT Not REact 
Just a few days ago, a toddler was found in a hotel room in Hialeah, FL. The 2 1/2 year old was born with Moebius syndrome (congenital facial paralysis). …

The Effects of Child Abuse - Part 2 
Continued from Part 1:  I used to be the poster boy for mis-advised tied legal hands in a world of psychiatric child abuse that no-one cared …

Child Abuse - Silenced By Fear 
Protecting an abused child has taught me many things I was not aware of. Although the child abuse was reported and documented by CPS workers, in the final …

Child Abuse Effects Even in Adulthood 
I OFTEN SIT AND WONDER??  I often sit and wonder why was this the life i was given? I wish i was able to be a child when I was I child, except …

An Abused Child Now Adopted 
This is actually about the beautiful boy Seth I adopted. I don't know a lot about his past except that he was taken away from abusive parents. He doesn't …

Child Abuse is Avoidable 
What is wrong with the world today? It is sad that the only way a child can get help is to run away from their problems. I know from experience how it …

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The Effects of Child Abuse 
This story won't be formatted under any literary terms like MLA or Chicago formatting. Most likely chronologically very little at best. I'm aware that …

Child Abuse Averted 
I made the first step to forgiving my grandmother tonight. While she was yelling in my face I said I love you grandma and I'm sorry. I know God was there …

Child Abuse - Feeding The Body And Killing The Mind 
Fearless, and careless the toddler grows, Climbing near windows, and hiding below. Teetering gait, and toppling toys, Running then crawling, while …

Child Abuse - A Family That Refuses to See the Truth 
Why do other family members not want to admit what happened? Why do they cover it up and pretend that it wasn't so? I came to terms with my fathers …

Lifelong Effects of What Some Do Not Consider Child Abuse 
Lifelong effects after being hit/spanked:  By many people's standards you could say that my upbringing wasn't abusive, but it affected me and …

My Theory About Child Abusers 
I recently read an article in the Scientific American Mind about competition. It says people feel better about wasting a weaker opponent. Growing up in …

Child Abuse - Neverending Cycle Ended 
When I was three my father fondled me. When I was six I was kidnapped. At nine I was Raped repeatedly then at fourteen I was raped again. During my marriage …

Mother On Daughter Sexual Child Abuse 
Hard To Understand:  I never saw my mom sexually abuse my younger sister but that is what sister is claiming for past 6 yrs or maybe more. …

Comforting Words For Sufferers of Child Abuse 
This isn't a story of abuse. I'm writing this to help people that have been mentally, emotionally, sexually, and/or physically abused. To be honest I have …

What I Discovered About Child Abuse 
Things I that I've discovered:  1. There's no magic bullet. Recovery is a process. It's really long. You're always recovering. 2.There's …

Child Abuse - Abuser Conscience 
I wonder how conscious are abusers about their own behaviors and how they affect people. I've gained unique insights into this because I come from an abusive …

Child Abuse - Child Slavery Exists  
MODERN SLAVERY EXISTS!  Darlene I appreciate what you are doing for the victims. Thank you for giving us a voice. I'd like to bring to light …

Child Abuse is Terrible 
Child abuse is terrible! I'm so sad! If there is ever once a good day for me, child abuse will make it the opposite. If my brother is in trouble, I get …

My Thoughts on Child Abuse 
I think child abuse is bad, and people who are angry tend to take it out on their children in different ways. its sad, and we need to take this to a cease. …

Forced Diapering For Discipline IS Child Abuse 
Note from Darlene:  With permission from the author, this post was moved from the comments section of a child abuse article about diaper discipline …

Child Abuse and Stockholm Syndrome 
I have been reading quite a few stories on here to try to gain some perspective of my own past. I see a pattern that of a lot of the victims keep saying …

End Child Abuse  
I always hear EVERYWHERE that little kids are getting abused. On the tv, youtube, and sometimes i even see it on my own street. Alot of people are like …

Child Abuse is Soul Murder 
People who traumatize others through abuse rape or otherwise need to be held responsible for what they do. I consider destroying someone's personhood …

Child Abuse - Physical Force Not Justifiable 
Physical Force a Justifiable Method for Punishing Children?  When it comes to disciplining their children, each parent has their own method. …

Child Abuse - Do Not Lose Hope 
Pure Heart:  I'm a mother of a smart little girl Reading all the stories about child abuse makes me wonder how can this be happening. Thank …

Child Abuse - Sentences for Convicted Sex Offenders 
It sickens me that the people who commit such horrible crimes arent serving more time in jail. I had a young foster child aged 7 (at the time) who at …

Child Abuse - Disclose The Truth  
I know I have NEVER expeirenced child abuse but I know how bad it feels. My friend child abused by her drunk father and he likes me to watchhave seen it …

Child Abuse - When Sexual Abuse Disclosures are Ignored 
Secret:  When I was 5 years old my uncle David sexually abused me. I told right away. No one did anything! He went on to sexually abuse a few …

Child Abuse - People Who Should Not Be Parents 
I am totally appalled at the positive response that you have received about the mom who beat her son because she was distraught about money. O.K., my guess …

Child Abuse - I'm NOT Too Old to Still Be Suffering 
I recently told my mother what her 3rd husband did (the emotional abuse and terrorizing), and she brushed if off, claiming she "didn't know." When I reminded …

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Abused and Child Abuser 
I was five or six when I was sexually abused by both an older brother and older sister, and on more than one occasion. Usually, both of them abused me …

Child Abuse - Justice for Dominic Munoz 
I am trying to bring awareness to my nephew Dominic Munoz's unsolved murder case. He was 4 years old and a victim of child abuse. Officials stated his …

The Family and Healing From Child Abuse 
I am currently engaged in moving from a focus on academe to a focus on policy. I am glad that the Red Cross has been useful in the creation of this web …

Child Abuse - A Mother Regrets Not Acting 
My Son:  My beloved precious son was abused by his biological father since the age of 6. He suffered unmerciful rage, belittling, being spat …

Child Abuse - My Son and His Survival 
My child was sexually abused 7 yrs ago. i want to tell you the affect that it has had in our (his family's life) My son just disclosed that he was sexually …

Rape Torture and Child Abuse at Residential School 
It's A Wonder There is Nothing on this site about this Atrocity:  It's sad that there is not a single story here about the horrific abuses …

Child Sexual Abuse – A Mother in Pain  
I have been reading some of the stories that people have posted and all i can say is that i am truly sorry that every one of you had to go thru what you …

Tackling Child Abuse Conference  
Tackling Child Abuse Conference Prevention, Investigation and Prosecution Monday 27th September 2010 – Central London The police and partner agencies …

Female Circumcision as Child Abuse 
In the past few years, I have noticed more and more female offenders victimizing both male and female children, and one other change I have heard of in …

Child Abuse - A Mother's Denial 
For Spite or Selfishness?  My 29 yr. old daughter has had much problem 'keeping a man' in her life. For the most part, she has a nasty, short-tempered …

Articles on Child Abuse Autism and the System 
A little boy told his father what happened to him one day and the father reported it to the police and took him to the hospital as soon as he could. CPS …

Child Abuse - Predator in Your Backyard 
I'm outraged, yes, been outraged for a long long time. My abuser killed a child in front of me and won't see a day in jail because I was too young, suppressed …

The Plague of Child Abuse 
Okay so you live with the abuse you suffered every day of your life. You struggle to overcome the long-term effects as you go. You beat them, you go on …

Child Abuse a No No 
I definitely think that child abuse is a no no because every child has the right to be taken care of. I have never been child abused before but it pains …

Child Abuse is a Bad Thing for Society 
Child abuse is a crime being done and nobody is doing anything to stop it. Children are growing with the thought of abuse being a good thing or thinking …

Child Abuse – Molestation 
When a child is sexually molested it interferes with their growth and development. Our brains are structured in three ways when we are growing up. The …

Child Abuse Articles by Tammy 
Continuing from previous posts...  We went to court for my daughter's preliminary hearing against my brother-in-law. She and the other victim …

When Discipline is Child Abuse 
I'm doing a paper in one of my college classes on child abuse, and when does punishment becomes child abuse. I was abused as a child/teenager, although …

Child Abuse Articles by Christina 
Continued from Part 1:  We started counseling at CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association); I have to give thanks to that organization because …

Disability and Child Abuse 
Don't Smile:  Finally, at age 60, I am really trying to untangle the effects of growing up with a congenital facial disfigurement (Moebius …

No Pass For Child Abuse Victims 
In reading this, please the best is in the end, and reason for letter is to empower the abused. first off what some call abuse, i call a lack of respect …

Grandparent Rights in Absence of Child Abuse 
Grandparents Should Have Contact With Their Grandchildren for a Balanced Life:  It is difficult to know where to target my position on this …

Child Abuse: Sex Offenders Watching 
Sex offenders can be anywhere. they are strangers teachers and sadly family members. we all need to be careful on what we say and do on the internet like …

Child Abuse: Parents Who Sexually Assault 
Parents that want to have sex with their child. I think it is just wrong, because what if you are a Dad and you have sex with your daughter. A few weeks …

Child Abuse Articles by Name Undisclosed 
Something went wrong, how i dont know lies, first then from there once i thought i did the right thing moving, trying to move on from things i couldnt …

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Child Abuse: My Daughter is Remembering Abuse 
A few weeks ago my daughter's school had a seminar for the children on how to be safe and on sexual abuse. I have noticed that recently she has been very …

Child Abuse: An Infant Sexually Abused by Father 
Molested 6-week-old baby by father:  Why would anybody want to take something that does not belong to them! this father that molested his 6 …

Child Abuse From A Teenagers Perspective 
I'm a high school student, writing a speech on child abuse and how we as a worldwide nation are blind-eyed to all of it. I'm sick and tired of the stories …

Child Abuse Articles by John G 
Continued from Part 1 above:  Thinking about child protection and development there should be an organization by that name created in each …

Child Abuse Articles by Eileen HF 
Continued from Part 1 above:  The file is missing one year, 1959, has not one doctors file, no reprimands, nothing, in his posting and pay …

Reporting Child Abuse – Police Not Listening 
Have tried 3 times to accuse my offender and nobody listens to my plea please i feel helpless why won't anybody listen to me i currently reside in dallas …

Child Abuse - Head in the Sand Mentality 
God blessed me with a voice, and the courage to use it, and with that blessing saved my sanity but it came at a cost. The cost was to be alone in the world …

A Prayer for Breezy an Abused Child 
I pray for Breezy and her sister. I tried to get help for them but fear that they are too afraid to tell. They have all the symptoms of abused children …

About Child Sexual Abusers 
Here are just a few points/notes about child sexual abusers that more people need to know. - If you are a victim and they stop abusing you, don't think …

Convent Role Questioned in Child Abuse Case in India 
Child Abuse Case in India Christian organisations demand enquiry Against Convent New Delhi: 27 December, 2009 Two Christian organisations Indian …

Child Abuse in the Baptist Church 
Baptist church as I see it. Backwards and broken!  My story is one that goes back many many years. My parents had me start attending a baptist …

Child Abuse - Voting for Change 
When I was a young girl around the age of 5, my mother's boyfriend beat, rape and molested me. I was placed in C.A.S care where I was kidnapped by my mother …

Child Abuse By My Husband 
I told a councler yesterday about all the lovely things my husband has done to me and the 2 instances my husband hurt my child. But the freakin councler …

The Effects of Physical Child Abuse 
I am simply talking about physical abuse, not molestation. I am referring to parents or guardians that punish their children physically by spanking w/ …

Child Abuse Effects dot com Information: Gone for a Week 
To My Valued Visitors:  I will be away for about a week in order to attend a college speaking conference in Los Angeles. My flight leaves early …

My Best Friend's Child Abuse Story 
I had a very good friend up until February 4th 2007. She lived with her mother and two brothers. At first when she would tell me things it didn't click …

Child Abuse Admission From Please Forgive 
I am a shattered shell. Not because of being abused, like so many on this site, but because of abusing others. For 9 years of my life, I was a child molester. …

Child Abuse and Another System Failure 
Out Of Options:  My son is now 11 years old and lives with his father and step-mother. His father is in the army and stationed in Afghanistan, …

Child Abuse Articles by Lois D 
There are so many little things that I hear Paul saying from the past. It wasn't until after his death that I finally understood some of these things: …

FIVE CHILDREN DIE EACH DAY FROM CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN USA: REPORT 
EXPERTS ASK CONGRESS FOR FUNDING, CONSISTENT STANDARDS: Celebrities from 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' join child advocates on Capitol Hill to

Jail Child Abusers For A Long Time 
I have never been abused or assaulted in any way, but I would like to say that children should never experience anything like that. They don't deserve …

Autism and Child Abuse 
Moved from comment section in article titled Autism, Child Abuse and Neglect :  In 1999 I discovered Asperger's Syndrome. For ten years this …

No Justice in Child Abuse Case 
Child sexually abused and the justice system claims they cannot pursue a case:  I have a child that was sexually abused at the age of 5 years. …

When the Cycle of Child Abuse is NOT Broken 
My older brother, four sisters and I were victims of physical, verbal, emotional abuse, and neglect. I am grateful that from the time I was 8-12 years …

Child Abuse: Times Haven Not Changed 
I am still a very angry person, and just when I thought things were better...  I was first abused by my mother at around 2 years old. (I am …

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Still Affected by Child Abuse 
People have always said to me that 6 years later I should be getting over the fact that my uncle abused me horrifically for around 8 years. This is not …

Emotional Child Abuse is Debilitating 
Child Abuse Story From Bigdaveinchina:  This account is based on my observation only, not on any therapeutic participation. Years ago, when …

Sexual Child Abuse: Male vs Female Offenders 
Teacher-"lover":  One thing that outrages me as a survivor is that dead-headed double standard that is common (EVEN HERE!) with respect to …

Targeted Child Abuse Stories by Willow 
I have forgiven my abuser, my mother. Yet I FEEL abused by my whole family even though they didn't directly harm me. They didn't abuse me. But this analogy …

Budget for Child Abuse Prevention 
There are 103.8 billion reason governments must budget for child abuse prevention. $103.8 billion is the annual estimated cost of child abuse. This …

Child Abuse Effects dot com Announcement and Regarding My Comments 
To My Visitors:  I'm so excited to announce that as of two days ago I started writing my next book, Healing from Child Abuse: Affirmations, Validations …

Child Abuse: No one Seems to Care 
This story happened a long time ago:  In 2000 there was a couple that spent the summer in a beautiful lake next to a park. They had a son that …

Child Abuse by Religious Orders in Ireland  
After nearly 10 years of investigation, Ireland's Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, was finally published last month. The Ryan Report was made public …

Child Abuse Effects Linger 
The Effects of being abused linger on within each one of us:  Since the horrific Ryan Report in institutions and schools supervised by Religious …

Child Abuse Effects dot com Information About Story Comments 
To My Visitors: If you left a comment on a child abuse story sometime yesterday (and today) and those comments do not yet appear live on the site, …

Child Abusers were Child Abuse Victims 
Nurture the inner child!!  I ran from my parental home at 19 years of age. I recall even now how I once stood in a phone box crying for my …

Death by Child Abuse: Nixzmary Brown 
Nixzmary Brown (July 18, 1998 – January 11, 2006) was just 7 years old when she died. Her step-father Cesar Rodriguez slammed her head on a bathtub faucet …

Child Abuse Death of Baby Brianna Lopez 
WARNING: Contains graphic and highly disturbing details:  This child abuse story is about a 5-month-old little girl named Brianna Lopez. On …

Special Report: Child Abuse in State-Run Reform School 
Note from Darlene:  I received the following submission several days ago. It's taken me some time to read the disturbing accounts of unimaginable …

Bad Economy Increases Child Abuse 
Reading the child abuse news flashes above (on the child abuse articles page), I noted a report in the Flathead Beacon which indicated Montana's Flathead …

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: Baby James Foundation 
The Baby James Foundation's (BJF) goal is to create nationally, an environment that assures: A network fighting to keep children safe out of their abuser's …

Emotional Child Abuse: Challenging the Limited Definition 
Concerning Alienated Children:  "Emotional child abuse is defined as the constant attack of a child or youth by an adult that negatively affects …

Child Abuse Cause: Making a Difference 
I haven't been able to look at this website since my last entry...I haven't really had the courage to do it...I started to feel nervous, sweaty, impatient …

Child Abuse: A Concerned Voice for the Downtrodden 
It is not actually an easy duty to protect the interest of such innocent souls who are placed to be victims of irresponsible parenting. The cry for a better …

child-abuse-effects is a Safe Haven 
I feel the relief and release of hang up feelings/doubts/fears I've had built up inside me regarding having been abused by the beatings on my bare bottom …

The Effects of Child Abuse 
Child Abuse hurts. It hurts really bad. It changes who you are and how you move in the world. Cautious, fearful and shame-based, you live hiding, often …

Overcoming Child Abuse With Love 
Here I am again. Darlene's site has opened my eyes further to the wrongfulness of abuse in children/teenagers/adolescents. My abuse was bad, and though …

Child Abuse Can Never Be Right 
Being abused as a child/teenager/adolescent can never (ever) be right or justified in anyway:  I quickly read Tabi's story of 18 years, emotionally …

Child Abuse Comment From Another Thread 
What follows below is a comment that came through my page titled Can Childhood Spankings be Administered Because of or Lead to a Spanking Fetish? I've …

Even a Murderer Knows Child Abuse is Wrong 
My "Handicapped" Neighbor:  There I was, in my front yard watering the plants, listening to the birds. In my mind were images of beautiful …

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Child Abuse in Canadian Military 
Canadian Military Members Sexual Abusing Children as Young as 12:  I am 42 years old. When I was 11 or 12 years old I was raped by an acquaintance …

Child Abuse and How to Understand the Abuser 
Nothing condones what child abusers have done or will do. They are very weak and sick people, and in most cases just want to be abusers. All know the power …

Lack of Child Abuse Resources for Survivors 
I have been in therapy many times over the years and no one has been able to help me with my haunted past. I have had a number of traumatic experiences …

Child Abuse Effects dot com Submissions and Videos 
To My Visitors:  You may have noticed there have been no new story, commentary, article, etc. submissions posted for 2 - 3 days on child-abuse-effects.com. …

Child Abuse: What I Got Out of It 
When graduating from Indiana Business College I would like to have a career in Social Work. My reasoning behind it is in my life I have been through what …

Child Abuse, My Father and a Family in Denial 
I start out this child abuse article on a piece of painful abuse. My daughter is 9 years old. She recently told me about some abuse going on for at least …

Child Abuse Prevention Advice 
From a Parent to Other Parents:  Here are a few tips that I would like to share with parents about our experience that may be helpful in their …

Twins Suffer Child Abuse: A Mother Speaks Out 
Trying to be a strong mother for my children:  My 2.5 year old twin son and daughter had been physically and sexually abused by a live-in caregiver …

Taking the Investigation of Child Abuse Extremely Serious 
As a 29-year veteran in the field of child abuse as an investigator, asst. supervisor, supervisor, and administrator, I have found the number one factor …

Child Abuse and a Journey of Revelations 
It's been almost a year since I put a child abuse article on this website. The abuse wasn't mine, nor was I involved directly with abusing. It dealt with …

Child Abuse Effects dot com Video Reading From Chapter Good-byes 
Did you know that I post weekly video readings from my e-book On My Own Terms, A Memoir here on www.child-abuse-effects.com? If not, you have some catching …

Child Abuse Effects dot com Information About Automatic Notifications 
To My Visitors:  If you are currently relying on the automated notification system to advise you of all updates to my site here at www.child-abuse-effects.com …

Prevent Child Abuse with Classes 
I think there should be a form where people have to sign if they want children. Abuse is getting out of hand and people need to think straight. I just …

Child Abuse and the Grace of Forgiveness 
I'm amazed by the work done in this page by such a wonderful woman. I cannot imagine the amounts of people that have been helped by all it has provided. …

Child Abuse: The Silence 
I have not made an entry here in some time. My Mother is a rage-aholic and I survived sexual abuse and then abandonment from my Father. In some ways …

Most sexual child abuse is not intercourse 
I am tired of reading posts about sexual abuse that refer to sex between adult and child as if that is the only form of sexual abuse, or that advise parents …

Child Abuse: Pedophiles Groom and Manipulate 
Unknowingly, I lived with a pedophile for about 5 months. He was my boyfriend, and when we broke up, I started writing down all my memories and realized …

The Child-Abuse-Economic-Downturn Connection 
Incidents of child abuse are on the rise in the United States, with some county child abuse prevention organizations reporting they've seen as much as …

Bad Case of Child Abuse 
Baby M * was only 2 years of age when her parents tortured her to death. They used cigarettes to burn her earlobes off, starved her, forced her to drink …

Feasibility of Online Child Abuse Support Group? 
Support for those recovering from spanking abuse and fetish?  I've been reading through some articles, specifically about the pain and humiliation …

Message of Encouragement for Child Abuse Story Writers 
I can't believe people would do that (child abuse). I have read books about stories of child abuse, but I will never feel how people felt. I am so sorry …

Acrimonious Divorce Constitutes Child Abuse? 
Italian prosecutors in Milan feel the psychological suffering inflicted on a 12-year-old boy by a couple going through an acrimonious divorce, constitutes …

Child Abuse: 2 year old Brian Hawes killed in Racine; mother only faces 1 charge 
I live in Racine and know the Hawes family. Brian was killed a few weeks ago by his mother's live in boyfriend. He was arrested and charged with 2nd degree …

Child Abuse: Help the Abused by Asking What They Needed 
I have been reading a lot of things about child abuse, as I was severely abused myself as a child. I was so badly abused that my health physically and …

Child Abuse: Miracles Do Happen 
I know, without doubt, that families are Eternal and that we are ALL children of heavenly parents, on loan to our birth parents. When we procreate and …

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Getting Away With Sexual Assault of a Child 
I am a 42-year-old woman living on Long Island in New York and I have a 10-year-old son who was sexually abused by my own daughter 5 years ago. This has …

Child Abuse Story From a Worried Citizen 
I have disclosed my own child abuse and my recovery on this site (see Child Abuse Story From Mary3 and Story of Healing From Mary ). What I would like …

Child Abuse: My Daughter Has No Rights 
My daughter was sexually abused by her dad. That was 5 years and many evaluations ago. The courts in Passaic County do not care about children's rights. …

Child Abuse: Dehumanization of the Human Mind 
It is imperative to avoid abusing the child as most of the problems of today's world are as a result of child abuse. In recent times when individuals have …

£320,000 to Reduce the Effects of Child Abuse 
Bristol, United Kingdom:  The Big Lottery Fund in the United Kingdom has got it right. The fund recently granted £320,000 to provide specialist …

Promote Child Abuse Awareness: Run 100 Triathlons 
Promote Child Abuse Awareness by running 100 triathlons? That was the method John Curtain of Lake St. Louis chose to increase the awareness of child abuse. …

Child Abuse in Schools 
Sadly, in 21 of our United States, teachers, who are licensed and trained professionals are allowed by law to abuse children. Hundreds of thousands of …

Child Killer Sentenced to Death 
Joseph Edward Duncan III was sentenced to death by an Idaho jury. In 2005 he kidnapped Dylan Groene and his sister Shasta. During the kidnapping he killed …

Invest Some Money for the Prevention of Child Abuse 
Investing in stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds is good for the economy. Investing in the prevention of child abuse also has an economic benefit. This …

Punishment Gone Wrong: A Precursor to Child Abuse? 
It was a sale in a hall normally used for sporting events. When I arrived to find some bargains, only a handful of people were present. At one of the counters …

Child Abuse: Related Answers and Replies 
I have recently come under fire over answers and replies I've provided to contributors who have written me through my Ask Darlene, as well as several other …

School Phobia and Child Abuse 
Anxiety in children about going to school is very common, especially in children who are about to start school for the first time. A child may fear the …

Child Abuse: How to Heal 
My earliest memory was being whipped mercilessly with an electrical chord for the high crime of jumping up and down on the bed with my brothers. I still …

Sexual Child Abuse: Light at the End of the Tunnel? 
Out of the range of disturbing experiences in our lives, the act of having been sexually abused/raped/molested as a child is surely one of the most traumatic …

Lessons Learned From Spanking: An Issue of Child Abuse 
I learned all those lessons (see article on this site What Spanking Really Teaches for a list of those lessons) from all the spankings I received from …

Child Abuse News: Indiana State Supreme Court Ruling 
Recently, I posted an article about how child abuse news stories in the media have a positive effect on changing laws (see post at Child Abuse News: Essential …

Child Abuse News: Essential or Extraneous? 
Child abuse is evil. Child abuse news reporting is not. In fact, in the opinion of this writer, child abuse news reporting by all forms of media has helped …

Diaper Discipline, Child Abuse and Secrets 
The following article was written in response to a comment made on my Ask Darlene page Is diaper discipline child abuse? The comment by MJ dated July …

The Core 
I'm just realizing all of the opportunity as a small child for my growth. And, I'm realizing I didn't get the nurturance and I didn't get positive reinforcement, …

Diaper Discipline: Reality vs Appearance 
Note from Darlene:  With permission from the author, this post was moved from the comments section of an Ask Darlene page titled Is diaper …

Kitten Nightmare 
I awoke remembering a nightmare and I still can't shake it. I was on my front steps and my dog was out there with me. My sister-in-law was on the perimeter …

Null and Void 
I think I've read every self-help book ever written. And Caroline Mysse has some really interesting concepts. She talks about having a "Sacred Contract" …

From the Mouths of Babes 2 of 2 
This dialogue (from Part 1 ) can go on and on. From the mouths of babes! I begin to understand a little bit more. The chain smoking to self-soothe, …

From the Mouths of Babes 1 of 2 
For decades I've led these Julia Cameron "Artist's Way" Circles/Workshops. She wrote the text in the 80's so it can feel dated but it always heals. I'm …

Child Abuse: If I knew then, what I know now...  
...what would I do differently? Keep a record. Dates, times, levels of attacks (0-10 on the rage-o-meter). Written somewhere safe. Treat her (my mother's) …

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Child Abuse at Swingers Club 
Child abuse in a swingers club? Yes, it's true. In November of 2004 in Mineola, Texas as a result of allegations of child neglect and drug abuse, Child …

Making Excuses for Sexual Abuse Allows Sexual Abuse 
My 6- and 5-year-old granddaughters are placed with the father, who lives with the grandfather. The 6-year-old had revealed earlier that her father had …

Child Abuse: Tell Me Vicky's Father Was Brought to Justice! 
Darlene, I was downloading movies from an online source and accidently downloaded one that contained footage of a girl that was molested by her father …

Aboriginal Child Abuse in Residential Schools: An Apology 
Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, last week took an historic step by apologizing to aboriginal people for government action taken over the course …

Child Abuse Ignored By Teachers  
News Item:  In the past three years, teachers in New South Wales, Australia have failed to report cases of child abuse and neglect in at least …

Child abuse sentence of 15 years upheld 
Hey Darlene, love this Google Child Abuse news feed you have implemented. Gives me an opportunity to read and comment on child abuse news all in one place. …

Child Abuse: Dispelling 6 Myths About Self Blame 
The following are statements I receive from abuse victims, both children and adults, almost every day through my website. I'm addressing them here in an …

Child abuse allegations go unreported 
In the State of California, allegations of child abuse must be reported by district employees. State law and district policy mandate the reporting of any …

Support a White House Conference on Children and Youth! 
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is calling on Congress and the new President to hold a long overdue White House Conference on Children and Youth …

Boys Suffer Child Abuse in Polygamist Sect 
There is no question in my mind that girls at the Yearning for Zion Ranch (YZR) in Eldorado, Texas suffer sexual child abuse. The religious doctrine of …

Child Abuse and Constitutional Rights 
A Santa Monica English-as-a-second-language-middle-school teacher has been charged with 14 felony counts of sexual molestation. The allegations indicate …

Child Abuse May Alter Gene Structure  
Child abuse victims who have committed suicide may have done so as a result of chemical changes in their brain genes that were caused by suffering childhood …

Where Were Child Protection Services? 
Two senior social workers in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada said they had never before seen such an abused and traumatized child. When the 4-year-old …

Child Abuse and Polygamy  
Child abuse and polygamy - polygamy and child abuse: Are these words synonymous? It certainly would appear so, based on the preliminary information obtained …

Can Childhood Spankings be Administered Because of or Lead to a Spanking Fetish? 
I'm often asked this question. Each time I attempt to answer it, or address the issue of spanking as an inappropriate form of discipline, I'm barraged …

"Relationship Violence" vs. "Domestic Violence" 
There is a distinction between relationship violence (RV) and domestic violence (DV). The term "relationship violence" is used when there is emotional, …

Sexual Abuse Under the Guise of Spanking for Discipline 
I'm a married man who sought therapy for a spanking fetish I truly didn't understand until the last three years. Therapy is going well. Over the course …

Why Parents Target a Specific Child for Abuse 
Research into target-child selection, a term that is sometimes used to describe incidences where a parent singles out one child for abuse, is extremely …

What Spanking Really Teaches 
The vast majority believe it is their right to spank their child as a form of discipline. Some quote the Bible, arguing that it is their parental duty …

Child Abuse Vs Spanking 
Child Abuse vs Spanking:  California Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (D-Mountain View) has sponsored a bill (AB 2943) which would ban the use of …

Kelsey's Law 
Great that the state (Oklahoma) passed this law. I do not believe that children should be subjected to evident child abuse. I believe in cases like this, …

My two-year-old nephew Jesus Hernandez was beaten to death 
This story is for my nephew, Jesus. He is no longer able to share his story, for child abuse claimed his life. At the age of two, my nephew Jesus was such …

My Redemption from Self-Blame 
I was 13 and shared a bed with my elder brother of 17 as was our custom coming from quite a large family. I was awoken one night to discover my manhood …

As The Loss of Innocence Spreads 
Recently, my brother went upstairs to check on his five-year-old son, three-year-old daughter and six-year-old playmate. He found the three together in …

When We Dispose of Children 
Child prostitution:  A 9-year-old boy and his 8-year-old cousin told me it was a family tradition. In 1993, an old friend called and said …

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Dr. Phil: An Episode Worth Watching 
Most abuse victims fantasize a confrontation with their abusers. Few have the opportunity to have the world's most famous PhD mediate such a confrontation. …

I Was On Oprah 
Twenty years ago, I was part of a group of men who were among the first to speak openly about our sexually abusive childhoods. Mike Lew, a foremost specialist …

Internet Child Solicitation Laws in Indiana 
I have a daughter who is about to turn seven. This fall her father, 36 years old, will be off probation for six counts of child solicitation via a computer …

Ways to Stop Child Abuse 
I just wanted to write a page about ways that we can prevent children from suffering at the hands of abusers. From what I have learned over the years in …

No Help From Government 
It's a shame that our government doesn't acknowledge there are more types of abuse against children than just physical. After four years of trying to get …

Child Abuser Wants to Become a Counsellor 
Help me please! Another acquaintance of mine has done the same thing. I mean he has initially been an abuser, come clean and is apparently now ready to …

How Could a Child of Seven Remember? 
Earlier in the year I was greatly distressed to hear and see on national TV a high profile cleric say in the defence of another member of the clergy, that …

Is This Type of Violence Considered Child Abuse? 
This article was inspired by a comment received on one of my commentary pages. The now 16-year-old girl described a violent and sexually abusive relationship …

Autism, Child Abuse and Neglect 
Parents of autistic children have been fighting the provincial governments in Canada for years over getting subsidized specialized care for their autistic …

Oprah Deals with Abuse Allegations in African School 
Oprah has been in the news over the past couple of weeks over allegations of sexual misconduct and physical abuse in her much-touted African school for …

Sexual Assault Victims Will Tell Their Stories on Film 
Sexual assault victims of former Vancouver, British Columbia teacher, Tom Ellison, will tell their stories in a film to be aired on Canada's CBC Newsworld. …

Child Sexual Predator - ANOTHER UPDATE 
The Canadian school teacher wanted by Interpol for sexual crimes against young Asian boys was arrested in northeastern Thailand yesterday. The world's …

Child Sexual Predator - UPDATE 
The manhunt for Christopher Paul Neil, the child sexual predator whose distorted image police reconstructed last week, is now focused on Bangkok, Thailand, …

Why Aren't We Picketing Child Abuse? 
Let's start this off by saying I was abused as a child myself. I wasn't as adversely affected by it as much as some other girls. I'm saying that, as an …

Have You Seen This Sexual Predator? 
Interpol has made a global appeal for help in identifying the man you see in the professionally enhanced image above. Photographs posted on the Internet …

Toddler's Death Results in New Oklahoma Law 
The death of a toddler from Meeker, Oklahoma in October 2005 prompted state senators to pass House Bill 2840, the Kelsey Smith-Briggs Child Protection …

Child Abuse in the News 
The following are captured from recent child abuse headlines: Lancing, Tennessee couple face child abuse charges when their 7-week-old daughter was …

Outraged at Public Response to Child Abuse 
A 27-year-old mother of three was arrested earlier this month on a charge of felony child abuse after a neighbor lodged a complaint with authorities. When …

Resiliency a Plus, Don't Keep Abuse a Secret 
I wrote the article Legal System Fails, Cycle of Abuse Continues. I now write a follow-up as to how things are going at this point in time. I have seen …

Child Abuse: A Parent's Responsibility 
Parents can be charged with child abuse—a felony charge—even when the abuse is by the hand of another. Such is the case of an Oklahoma …

Spanking: A Case for Sexual Assault 
Recently, I was on a forum where a parent described and extolled the virtues of administering a bare-bottom spanking to her 13-year-old daughter. The mother …

Legal System Fails, Cycle Of Abuse Continues 
In 2000 I was awarded sole custody of my children due to my ex-husband's abuse and aggression, the placement was supervised by my ex's sister. During my …

Female circumcision a barbaric form of child abuse 
Police in the U.K. are offering £20,000 reward ($40,000 U.S.) for information that would bring to justice anyone involved in female circumcision. …

Child Abuse an Epidemic in New Zealand 
Three-year-old Nia Glassie has become the poster-child for child abuse in New Zealand. Nia suffered severe head and abdominal injuries, allegedly inflicted …

Parricide is a Child Abuse Effect 
Child abuse can result in parricide, the killing of one's mother or father. Such is the case of a 13-year-old who is charged with killing her 34-year-old …

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Prevent Child Abuse: Tips to Help Keep Your Child Safe in Daycare 
Four things parents can do to protect a child in daycare: 1. Spot check the daycare regularly, unannounced Quality caregivers welcome …

A Case of Child Abuse and Neglect by Darlene Barriere 
I'm still shaking. I just witnessed a case of child abuse, child neglect to be exact. I was jogging down one of the streets in my neighbourhood …

Child Abuse Effects dot com Video Reading From Chapter Mr Whitaker 
Who ate first in your family? Your father? Your mother? The kids? This week's reading from chapter titled Mr Whitaker , now ready to view on this site …

Child Abuse Effects dot com Video Reading From Chapter Womanhood 
Have you ever wondered how your parents' childhood experiences have affected the decisions they made about what was and wasn't (is and isn't) appropriate …

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Additional Articles on this Site:

Supreme Court rules no duty to parents Child welfare agencies have the right to remove children from families without fear of retribution from those families, according to Canada's highest court.

Abuse rates rise during deployment Incidents of abuse and neglect skyrocket among U.S. military families when the spouse is deployed to war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Is religious education a form of abuse? Religion violates the rights of children, according to Innaiah Narisetti, chairman of the India chapter of the Center for Inquiry.

Legalized sexual abuse in Japan A father in Japan admitted to suddenly touching his then 11-year-old daughter’s breast in order to "measure her sexual growth".

Jail time vs. rehab for pedophiles Jim Gamble, a senior policeman in charge of child protection in an England community . . . suggested policing rather than jail time should be considered for pedophilia.

Gov't compensation for institutional child maltreatment The Beattie Government in Australia has just announced a $100 million compensation fund for victims who suffered child maltreatment in state-run institutions.

Sex offenders use history of abuse as defense Two Australian men . . . claimed they abducted a 14-year-old boy and repeatedly sexually assaulted him over a 21-day period because they themselves were victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Guest Article By Freeland Journalist Derek Robertson With over 80,000 reported cases a year of sexual abuse in the United States alone, and with it estimated to be at least that number of unreported cases, it's become clear . . .




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