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Daycare Teachers Accused of Force-Feeding Children As They Cried, One Allegedly Hit a Child in the Face With a Plate

Three now-former daycare teachers are facing misdemeanor child endangerment charges after police say force-fed solid food to two children, holding the kids’ mouths clothes and tilting their heads back as they cried.24-year-old Stephanie Radke, 28-year-old Maura Healy and 19-year-old Mariah Flemister were each charged with battery and endangering the life of a child while working at Little People Learning Center in Downers Grove, Illinois.Radke is also accused of hitting a child in the face with ...
Tags: Crime, Kids, News, Children, Jazz, Child Abuse, Illinois, Janice, Radke, Daily Herald, DCFS, Downers Grove, Healy, Downers Grove Illinois, Janice She, Maura Healy


Pregnancy and Addiction: Overlooked and Undertreated

If one needs proof that addiction is a disease and not a moral failing, look into the eyes of a woman who knows her behavior is harming her baby but still can’t stop. With one in three individuals with opioid use disorder passing through the criminal justice system annually, court dockets across the country are overflowing with cases of illegal behavior fueled by addiction. Though such cases wrangle with the complexities of punishing individuals afflicted with what is increasingly seen as a dis...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Supreme Court, Cdc, Pregnancy, Disorders, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Pennsylvania, Addiction, Child Abuse, Recovery, Pregnant, Women's Issues, Barnett, Publishers


Mom of 9-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in Duffel Bag Officially Charged With Murder

Taquesta Graham, the mother of a young California girl whose body was found stuffed in a duffel bag, has officially been charged with her daughter’s murder.KTLA reports that 28-year-old Taquesta Graham made her first court appearance Wednesday (Mar. 20), but the arraignment was postponed until April 16th.Graham and her boyfriend, 38-year-old Emiel Hunt, are accused of killing Graham’s 9-year-old daughter, Trinity Love Jones, earlier this month. RELATED: 9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Identified A...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Charged, Child Abuse, Children, Emiel Hunt, Hacienda Heights California, Kids, Los Angeles, Murder, Parenting Fail, Taquesta Graham, Trinity Love Jones


Mom of 9-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in Duffel Bag Officially Charged With Her Daughter’s Murder

Taquesta Graham, the mother of a young California girl whose body was found stuffed in a duffel bag, has officially been charged with her daughter’s murder.KTLA reports that 28-year-old Taquesta Graham made her first court appearance Wednesday (Mar. 20), but the arraignment was postponed until April 16th.Graham and her boyfriend, 38-year-old Emiel Hunt, are accused of killing Graham’s 9-year-old daughter, Trinity Love Jones, earlier this month. RELATED: 9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Identified A...
Tags: Murder, Texas, Crime, Kids, News, Children, California, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Jazz, Graham, Child Abuse, Trinity, Jones, Charged, Trending


Sexual Abuse?

When I was around 8 years old, my older sister would have me play “truth or dare” with her. She is 4 years older than me, and most of the time we had to share a bed. She would make me preform sexual acts on her and get upset or angry if I told her I didn’t want to. She rarely ever reciprocated, and if I brought it up or mentioned it later, she would act like it never happened. This eventually stopped around a year or two later, but she would still make me sleep in the same bed with her for years...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Sex, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Abuse, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sibling Abuse, Boundary Violation


Police Report: Popular YouTuber Children Were Starved, Beaten, Pepper-Sprayed by Mother

Warning: This article includes descriptions of sexual and physical abuse of children.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Child Abuse


I Want to Hurt the Things I Love

I’ve never been in a long-lasting relationship and even my friendships seem distant because I just can’t stand the feeling of love/affection. As a kid, when my parents told me that they loved me, I distinctly remember dry-heaving in disgust and discomfort. I’ve gotten slightly better with that, but now that I’m older and more mature I’m beginning to feel “love” toward others and it makes me just as uncomfortable. Any time I find myself getting particularly close to someone, I begin to resent the...
Tags: General, Empathy, Therapy, Lack Of Empathy, Abuse, Violence, Child Abuse


Trinity Love Jones’ Mother Arrested for Murder of 9-Year-Old Girl Found in Duffel Bag

The mother of Trinity Love Jones, the 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag, has been arrested in connection with her murder.Last week, 28-year-old Taquesta Graham was reportedly extradited from Texas to Los Angeles and was initially being held on an unrelated warrant.Now, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has booked Graham for the murder of her daughter, Trinity Love Jones.Graham’s boyfriend, Emiel Hunt, was arrested on March 9th after the girl’s body was found dumped o...
Tags: Murder, Texas, Crime, Kids, News, Children, California, Los Angeles, Sex Offenders, Long Beach, Jazz, Arrested, Graham, Child Abuse, Trinity, Jones


320-Pound Woman Gets Life in Prison for Sitting on Little Girl & Smothering Her to Death

A Florida woman will spend the rest of her life in prison for a cruel form of discipline she inflicted on a helpless little girl.The Pensacola News Journal reports that 66-year-old Veronica Green Posey was sentenced to life in prison Friday (Mar. 15) after jurors convicted her of first-degree felony murder in the death of her 9-year-old cousin.Prosecutors say whenever Dericka Lindsay “misbehaved,” she would suffer horrific beatings from Posey, as well as Lindsay’s adoptive parents, James and Gra...
Tags: Florida, Murder, Crime, Kids, News, Children, Jazz, Child Abuse, Florida Woman, James, Trending, Shea, Lindsay, James Smith, Pensacola Florida, Posey


My 12-Year-Old Is Obsessed with Death

From the U.S.: My 12 year old daughter has recently become obsessed with violence. Specifically killing people. She doesn’t act out but she constantly talks about killing people and makes extremely inappropriate jokes regarding death and murder. She claims she would never do such a thing but it’s starting to concern me. Thank you for writing. You are right to be concerned. This isn’t usual behavior for a 12-year-old. I think she is sending up a flare. She may be either very afraid of something o...
Tags: General, Bullying, Suicide, Depression, Therapy, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Violence, Child Abuse, Death thoughts


Trinity Love Jones’ Mom, a Registered Sex Offender, Detained As Her Boyfriend’s Charged With 9-Year-Old Girl’s Murder

The family of Trinity Love Jones—the 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag in the Los Angeles area—says that her mother, Taquesta Graham, a registered sex offender, has been detained along with her live-in boyfriend, Emiel Hunt, over the child’s murder.As we reported yesterday, 38-year-old Emiel Hunt was arrested in connection with the death of Trinity Love Jones, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that they have charged him with the 9-year-old girl’s murder...
Tags: Facebook, Murder, Crime, Kids, News, Children, California, Los Angeles, Sex Offenders, Jazz, Graham, Child Abuse, Trinity, San Diego County, Jones, Hunt


Trinity Love Jones’ Mom, a Registered Sex Offender, Detained As Her Boyfriend is Charged With 9-Year-Old Girl’s Murder

The family of Trinity Love Jones—the 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag in the Los Angeles area—says that her mother, Taquesta Graham, a registered sex offender, has been detained along with her live-in boyfriend, Emiel Hunt, over the child’s murder.As we reported yesterday, 38-year-old Emiel Hunt was arrested in connection with the death of Trinity Love Jones, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that they have charged him with the 9-year-old girl’s murder...
Tags: Facebook, Murder, Crime, Kids, News, Children, California, Los Angeles, Sex Offenders, Jazz, Graham, Child Abuse, Trinity, San Diego County, Jones, Hunt


Am I Reacting to My Past or am I Just Being a Teenager?

From a teen in the U.S.:  I recently have begun to notice that my behavior has become rather strange. One second I could be happy, then next I could be sad, anxious, paranoid, or angry within an instant. I don’t understand how I feel. I’m assuming this begun at a much younger age than now, such as when I was probably ten or maybe eleven. I went through some sexual abuse as a child for 4-5 years (from the ages of 4-9) before it finally ended. And I’m happy to say that everything and everyone is s...
Tags: General, Sex, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Self Harm, Child Abuse, Mood Swings, Adolescence, Self Injury


Tinder, Grindr, and Other Dating Services Failed to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation: UK Report

Dating apps including Tinder and Grindr have failed to prevent child sexual exploitation on their platforms, in part due to weak age verification measures, according to a new report by the Sunday Times.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Tinder, Child Abuse, Dating Apps, Grindr, Sexual Exploitation


Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The newspaper found  more than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police related to use of dating apps including Grindr and Tinder since 2015.  It reports that one 13-year-old boy with a profile on the Grindr app was raped or abused by at least 21 men.  The Sunday Times also f...
Tags: Social, Apps, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tinder, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, Policy, Dating, Regulation, United Kingdom, Child Abuse, Dating Apps, Times


Someone Uploaded Child Pornography to a Blockchain Ledger, and It's Almost Impossible to Delete

Someone added images of child sexual abuse to an immutable blockchain ledger, the BBC reported. The images were added to the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) core ledger through the payment processing app Money Button.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bbc, Bitcoin, Child Abuse, Blockchain, Child Pornography


Issues with Talking to Therapist about Sex After Childhood Abuse

I’ve been in therapy for 3 years with a great therapist. He has been a true godsend. The problem is, I’m having difficulty talking to him about sex, I was abused as a child and spent over 30 years, blaming myself for what happened. But now I feel ready to enter a intimate relationship with someone, however, my lack of confidence and my inexperience have made me very nervous about sex. I have wanted to talk with him about some of the details about my childhood abuse, to try to work through some o...
Tags: Sex, Therapy, Abuse, Child Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Child Sex Abuse


A shaken baby syndrome researcher reconsiders

British neuropathologist Waney Squier spent many years as an expert witness in court assisting in the prosecution of defendants accused of causing Shaken Baby Syndrome. Then a closer engagement with the evidence caused her to change her mind — and the story that follows, which she tells in this TEDx Wandsworth talk, must be heard to be believed. Sue Luttner has more for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. More on the story: Jon Robins, The Justice Gap; Theodore Dalrymple, Spectat...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Child Abuse, Times, Forensics, Wandsworth, Expert Witnesses, Waney Squier, Justice Gap, Deborah Tuerkheimer, Theodore Dalrymple, Sue Luttner, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism More, Jon Robins, Marisa Gerber


Free Webinar: Identifying Past Trauma Responsible for Current Distress

(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who registered.) Many adult survivors of childhood trauma go through life struggling with both the immediate as well as latent consequences of having been abused, mentally, physically, or sexually. The chaos and unpredictability characteristic of abuse occurring in childhood, especially by someone the adult survivor trusts can leave survivors deficient in their sense of trust, which is a critical component of ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Self-help, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Webinar, Mental Health And Wellness, Coping, Gabe Howard, Traumatic Experience, Bates Duford, Tarra Bates Duford, Family Matters Counseling Group PLLC


How Do I Cope?

From a teen in Indonesia: I am a 19 y.o. female who experiences abuse since childhood (verbally and physically) from my caregiver and was diagnosed with chronic depression. However, I feel like my symptomps are more compatible with C-PTSD. Another disturbing feeling I experienced but not listed in the C-PTSD symptomps is a sense of sadness and loss of momentary joy when I part with my friends. I also feel like though I have friends that (supposedly) dear me, I also feel like I’m alone and can’t ...
Tags: General, Indonesia, Ptsd, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Verbal Abuse, Doubt, South Asia, Worry, DSM


Forensics roundup

“It should not be ‘customary’ for police investigators to attend autopsies, hover over a medical examiner as he works, and point out things they believe fit their theory of the crime. It shouldn’t happen at all.” [Radley Balko on Fifth Circuit ruling in Dean v. Phatak] Dubious forensics were central to the federal government’s litigation onslaught seeking to pin blame on forestry company for Moonlight Fire damage in California [Robert Nelson, Law and Liberty, earlier] “Memory experts … wer...
Tags: Texas, Law, California, Uncategorized, Tennessee, Child Abuse, Detroit, San Antonio, Forensics, Fifth Circuit, Liliana Segura, San Antonio Express News, Dean, Radley Balko, Scott Greenfield, Michael Hall Texas Monthly


Is Holding a Child Against a Wall Child Abuse or Poor Discipline?

Recently, when our 6-year-old daughter wasn’t listening and my husband lifted and held her up against a wall. I sent him a link to show that this is considered domestic abuse and he agrees with me if it were me or another adult. But he does not think it’s considered child abuse and we’ve both been unable to find anything on the Internet to address this situation. Is his holding her up against a wall a form of child abuse or an incident of bad parenting? Thank you for your insight. I applaud you ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Violence, Child Abuse, Domestic Discipline


My Journey to Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder

The last thing you think about when adopting a child is that they might have a complex psychiatric disorder. When my wife and I were getting ready to adopt Bracken almost two decades ago, we had no idea what we were in for when we said yes to adopting our son. We thought we only had to worry about our son’s day-to-day cares. We would love him and eventually, we would bond and grow to be a happy family. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go as planned. We adopted our son, Bracken, when he ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Trauma, Adoption, Child Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Tantrums, Children And Teens, Coping Skills, Attachment Theory, Jacobson, Bracken, Attachment Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Reactive Attachment Disorder


OpEd: On Speaking Against Evil and #IStandWithImamNick

On Friday, Oct 26th, I noticed a post on my feed from FACE containing the video of a khutbah of Imam Nick Pelletier, titled “Speak Against Evil.” The video soon became a sensation on my Facebook feed and the hashtag #IstandwithImamNick started to appear repeatedly. Although I fully support the premise of protecting our children and standing up for what is right, I have found it hard to categorically make the statement #IstandwithImamNick. I do stand with Imam Nick as a fellow imam and support hi...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Texas, Leadership, Opinion, New York City, Religion, Uncategorized, US, America, Georgia, Society, Pakistan, Islam, Child Abuse, Prophet


I Feel Like Nothing Will Ever Get Better for Me

My problem started when i started seriously training in ballet. I loved ballet and considered it my life. Around the age of 12 my mother made it seem to me that ballet was the only thing i could do in my life and i had no other option but to do it. Ballet made me hate myself, i constantly felt like i was not good enough and even my teachers would tell me i wasnt good enough. So i quit ballet and everything went downhill from there. I made a bad decision just like im sure every teenager has done ...
Tags: Suicide, Therapy, Teen Issues, Suicidal Thoughts, Abuse, Child Abuse, Ive, School Guidance Counselor


How the President’s Communication Style Is Like That of an Abusive Parent

Abuse is defined as, “the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices, crimes, or other types of aggression.”1 The more I hear the president speak, the more he presents as an abusive parent, with name-calling, threats and bullying hurled at those who disagree with his policies and public persona. The intention is to control through...
Tags: Psychology, Bullying, White House, Wikipedia, Communication, Cnn, Personal, Trauma, Narcissism, Child Abuse, Anger, Trump, Matthew Whitaker, Robert Mueller, Patricia Evans, Authoritarian Parenting


My Mother Is Still Married to My Abuser

I was molested by my stepdad at age 13. I was sick (stomach bug) and my stepdad asked if I wanted to take a bath. I said yes, but did NOT consent to being undressed and bathed by him. He just did it, and I was terrified. My mother knew that this happened, but not that I was molested. I told my guidance counselor at school about the bath, but also failed to mention what else he had done. CPS came to the house, but nothing came of it. I finally worked up the strength to tell my mother that I was m...
Tags: Family, Relationships, Therapy, Abuse, Child Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Child Molestation, Child Sex Abuse, Cps, Estrangement, Mother Daughter Relationship


Preventing Child Abuse: What Can You Do?

By Najwa Awad Recently, during my last psychotherapy session of the week, I listened to a Muslim woman talk about the details of being sexually abused as a child. She talked about how the perpetrator was a family friend and molested her in her own home. She also went on to say that when another family member found out, instead of rescuing her, joined in with the perpetrator. Being a psychotherapist for some time now, I’ve heard countless stories of sexual abuse from men, women and children. Each...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Life, Religion, Society, Therapy, Islam, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Prevention, Muslims, Sexual Molestation, George Mason University, Baltimore Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University, Featured Home


Sacred and Civic Trust: Imam Calls Out Suspected Sexual Abuse In Friday Sermon

What would you do if you thought a child in your community was being molested in the masjid? If you were Imam Nick Pelletier, Director of Outreach at the Islamic Center of Irving, you would talk about it from the mimbar. What if you were a masjid board member, and someone reported sexual abuse happening on the premises? What if a child in your Scout Troop confided in you about being molested? No matter your position or circumstance, what to do remains the same: call child protective services ...
Tags: Leadership, Washington, Life, Religion, Society, United States, Islam, Child Abuse, Injustice, Social Justice, Prophet, Muslims, Child Protective Services, Bukhari, Islamic Center of Irving, Featured Home


The Power of One: A Supportive Adult Has Huge Impact in the Life of an Abused Child

One person. One act of kindness. One changed perspective. One acknowledgement of pain. One offer of support and encouragement. Both in my work as a child psychotherapist and personally as a survivor of childhood abuse, I’ve seen what a difference these “ones” can make to a child who is living with domestic violence. Children are resilient. They can survive and even thrive after unthinkable trauma. But that resilience generally comes from having a caring adult in their life who supports them an...
Tags: Psychology, Bullying, Personal, Trauma, Emotional Abuse, Child Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Caregivers, Mentoring, Children And Teens, Violence And Aggression, Supportive Relationships