Republicans Press Repeal of Gun-Free School Zones Act

A handful of Republicans have signed on to a bill that would repeal portions of the 1990 Gun-Free Schools Zones Act, saying the federally...

The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma

    Research continues to confirm that trauma experienced in childhood can affect people throughout their lives. People who endure adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can suffer a variety of detrimental life outcomes1 including: ...

Calls Grow to End Corporal Punishments of Students

Education Secretary John B. King Jr., in a recent letter, called on schools across the nation to abolish corporal punishment of students—a decades-old disciplinary...

Caught in the Crossfire: Children and Gun Violence

As Child’s World America reflects upon the events that took place at Sandy Hook four years ago, it is vital to recognize that childhood...

The Human Cost of Irresponsible Gun Ownership

A few months ago, I was scrolling down my Facebook feed when I noticed a news report about a child finding a loaded gun...

The Viral Lives of Children

The representation of everyday children in our media-driven society often ignores how parents shape their child’s digital presence long before the child is able...

Child Breadwinners in the Shadows and the Courts

In Camden, New Jersey, young children and youths face community violence, struggling schools, family problems, and poverty on a daily basis. They navigate a city...

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...

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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