EMOTIONAL ABUSE RESOURCES

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces 2 years in prison if found guilty of child abuse
"Peterson, 29, turned himself in early Saturday. He spent about 30 minutes in custody and posted $15,000 bond. Most defendants charged with injury to a child, a felony, get probation if they have an otherwise clean criminal history. A date hasn't been set for his first court appearance."
Daily News, September 13, 2014.

Detroit boy abused, harshly disciplined: State Petition
"Charlie Bothuell V's workouts, in the morning and evening, included 100 push–ups, 200 sit–ups, 100 jumping jacks, 25 arm curls on each arm with 25–pound weights and thousands of revolutions on an elliptical trainer, the court documents said.
"Charlie V reports having to complete the entire workout 'in under an hour or I would have to do it again,'" a petition filed in juvenile court by a state agency said.
Bouthell told investigator he could not finish the workouts sometimes because he was in pain from being struck on the feet with the PVC pipe, the petition said.
...The petition filed in Wayne County juvenile court said doctors found scars or wounds on his chest and buttocks from the pipe and the boy has said his step–mother verbally and emotionally abused him and punched him."

MA mother charged with allowing child abuse, torture
"Justin Ladd is accused of hitting his stepdaughters with a hammer, beating them with belts and 2–by–4–foot pieces of wood, pulling on their tongues with pliers and threatening to have the girls raped by a motorcycle group.
Ladd is a white supremacist, and the words "white power" were written on the walls of the family''s High Street home, a prosecutor said in court yesterday. With his wife's knowledge, Ladd hit the girls, who are of Latino descent, and made them "dance around like monkeys," Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall said. He would call them racial slurs and tell them he was going to "beat the black out of them," MacDougall said."
Salem News, June 25, 2014.

Houston man whips teen daughter with belt for choosing black dance partner: police.
"A Houston man beat his 14–year–old daughter after he found out she chose a black child as her partner for her quinceanera dance at a party last month, police said."
Daily News, May 28, 2014.

Girl, 12, testifies how stepdad 'waterboarded' her
"I felt like I was going to die." New York Daily News, February 4, 2014

TX Bus Driver Taunts Crying Child
In the small town of Floresville, Tex., a sobbing little girl is bullied by school bus driver, who encourages other kids onboard to do the same.
Daily News, April 3, 2014.

CA mother, boyfriend held for murder of 3-year-old daughter
New York Daily News, February 3, 2014

Child molester says victim to blame for injuries
One of Mario Caruso's victims, now 19, is suing him because he moved back next door to her house after his released from jail in 2011.
USAToday, February 13, 2014

Special-ed kid turned camera on bully teacher
Daily News, November 18, 2011

The Psychological Maltreatment of Children—Technical Report
Pediatrics, Vol. 109, No. 4, April 2002

Fat Girl: A True Story
An excerpt from Judith Moore's memoir (2005)

Child Emotional Abuse
Fact sheet from the American Humane Association (2003)

Police: Abusive Dad Ruled House of Horrors
Boston Herald, June 15, 2001

Parents Sue Over Humiliation
Orlando Sentinel, June 2, 2002

Belittling, Shaming Child Causes Lasting Damage
Reuters Health, April 1, 2002

Rejection Massively Reduces IQ
NewScientist.com News Service, March 15, 2002

Boy May Eventually be Returned to His Family if Certain Conditions Met
The Standard-Examiner, November 27, 2001

Normal Life Within Victims' Grasp Despite Childhood Trauma of Abuse
The Dallas Morning News, June 16, 2001

Ethics and Orphans: The 'Monster Study'
Ethics & Orphans Part 2: An Experiment Leaves a Lifetime of Anguish
Special Report from The San Jose Mercury News, June 7, 2001, regarding a 1939 "experiment" secretly conducted at an orphanage, subjecting children to emotional abuse in order to induce stuttering, with the idea of "testing a new theory"

Children of Alcoholics: Caged, Silenced Songbirds
Healthology Press, June 2001

Evaluating and Reporting Emotional Abuse in Children: Parent-Based, Action-Based Focus Aids in Clinical Decision-Making
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, July 2000

Psychological Abuse in the Voice Studio: Feeding Empty Egos
Article written by vocal teacher; also contains general information regarding the emotional abuse of students by teachers (2000)

Emotional Abuse: The Hidden Form of Maltreatment
Issues in Child Abuse Prevention No. 8, Spring 1997

You Carry the Cure in Your Own Heart
by Andrew Vachss, Parade, August 28, 1994

Selected Resources on the Emotional Abuse of Children
An annotated bibliography for researchers, educators, and consumers from the Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network (1993)

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 966-7300
www.aacap.org

Attachment and Adult Relationships: Information for Abused & Neglected Children
Information from HelpGuide for adults emotionally abused and neglected in childhood, regarding forming healthy adult relationships.

The Confidence Course by Walter Anderson: Excerpts
Excerpts from "The Confidence Course," by Walter Anderson.

Emotional Abuse of Children
National Exchange Club Foundation
3050 Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: (419) 535-5232
Toll-free: 1-800-924-2643
www.preventchildabuse.com/content/emotional-abuse

Emotional Health Help Guide
Emotional Health Help Guide for those emotionally abused or neglected as children.

HEAL
"Emotional Abuse is a consistent pattern of behavior which results in the eventual demolition of another person's identity and healthy psychological, emotional and physical well-being. Emotional abuse includes a variety of controlling tactics, together with manipulative techniques and strategies.
EA is an Unrecognized Public Health Epidemic"

Improving Emotional Health
Information for those emotionally abused as children, on how to improve emotional health in adulthood.

The Invisible Scar
For adult survivors of emotional child abuse.

Kempe Children's Center
1825 Marion Street
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303) 864-5300
www.kempecenter.org

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Toll-free: 1-800-394-3366
https://www.childwelfare.gov/can/

University of Illinois Student Affairs Counseling Center
Emotional Abuse
610 E John St
Urbana'Champagne, Illinois
Phone: 217 333 3704
www.counselingcenter.illinois.edu/self-help-brochures/relationship-problems/emotional-abuse/

Women's Health Gov
Office on Women's Health,
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Emotional Abuse: Facts and Assistance.
www.womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women/types-of-violence/emotional-abuse.html

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