Statute of Limitations Impedes Child Justice

    In October 1989, 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling, his brother, and a friend were riding their bikes near their homes in St. Joseph, Minnesota, when a...

An Inside Look at a Child Forensic Interview

    Every 10 seconds, an allegation of child abuse is made in the United States. Once reported, an investigation begins that ideally includes a child...

Poverty’s Influence on Child Abuse

    Twenty-two percent of children in the United States live in families with incomes below the poverty level. While this alone is a frightening statistic,...

Self-Harm and Kids: Why They Do It. How We Can Help.

    Why do children cut, burn, hit or poison themselves? The cause is often a feeling of despair or untreated mental illness and depression. And it’s...

Sextortion: Trolling the Internet for Innocent Victims

    Children are not only avid users of social media, they are also fairly naïve. That makes them ideal candidates for sextortion. One of the...

Why Kids Reporting Abuse Often Recant

  It is incredibly difficult for children who have been abused—sexually, physically, psychologically, or through neglect—to talk about it. But what makes the situation even...

Animal Abuse: A Precursor to Child Abuse?

  Abuse happens because a person wants to feel power over another being. Abusers typically start with something they can easily control, such as a...

Child Slavery: America’s Hidden Crime

      So far in 2016, there have been 1,654 cases of human trafficking reported in the United States, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource...

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