CHILD ABUSE RESOURCES

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ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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Police: 25–pound boy nearly starved, beaten by family.
"(CNN)—A 7–year–old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch."
CNN, July 20, 2014.

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.

Fla. mom arrested for branding her kids
"Florida mom brands daughters with hot stick to mark them as hers: cops"
Now tell us again, how children aren't property....
Daily News, June 19, 2014.

Japanese Mom kicks little girl in the head at Tokyo train station
Please note: the video has been removed, or we at The Zero would never run this story: you can still read the article and view some disturbing still photos. Apparently, getting a cell–phone shot is more important than intervening to help a child, these days....

One in Eight U.S. Children Experiences Maltreatment: Study
"'That 12.5% of children get to a point where their maltreatment is confirmed highlights just how big of a risk factor this is for children,' said Christopher Wildeman.
Even that may be a dramatic underestimate because there could be cases that can't be confirmed or others that go unreported, Wildeman, a sociologist at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, told Reuters Health."
Reuters Health, June 04, 2014.

Supervisors' Race focus on child welfare
Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2014.
Seems like the L.A. County Supervisors candidates are finally catching on to some proposals made by Andrew Vachss about thirty years ago:
Are You Going to Hurt Me Too?

The in–depth story about Daniel Morcombe's killer Brett Peter Cowan and how they caught him
Gold Coast Bulletin, March 14, 2014

Girl, 12, testifies how stepdad 'waterboarded' her
New York Daily News, February 4, 2014

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

Police: Seven kids found living in neglect at motel
[Robert Boyko and Marian Clark] were charged after police found their seven hungry and dirty children ranging in age from a one-week-old infant to a 14-year-old in what one officer called "deplorable conditions."
WANE-TV, January 09, 2014

Pediatrician pushes for Illinois program to identify child abuse
Dr. Jill Glick, one of only 11 board–certified child abuse pediatricians in Illinois, runs the child protective service team at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital. She has long argued for the expansion of child abuse pediatric teams in the child welfare system.
Chicago Tribune, January 02, 2014

Vatican Snubs U.N. Probe On Sex Abuse Cases
Says it won't disclose information about abuse cases
Time, December 04, 2013

  • Pope Setting Up Commission on the Sexual Abuse of Children by Priests
    [T]he timing of the announcement, two days after a United Nations panel criticized the Vatican over its handling of abuse cases, suggested that the pope and his closest advisers wanted to at least be seen as tackling the issue with greater firmness.
    New York Times, December 05, 2013

6,000 cases of suspected child abuse or neglect reported in Arizona went ignored: officials
A team at Arizona's Child Protective Services agency improperly designated thousands of cases over the past four years as 'not investigatedZ' to help manage the heavy workload and focus on the most severe cases, said the chief of the state's child welfare system.
Daily News, November 21, 2013

Tamryn Klapheke's Death Sparks Abilene Police Investigation Of Child Protective Services
Huffington Post, October 16, 2012

Social worker sentenced for ignoring child abuse cases
WKYT, July 24, 2012

Childhood Trauma Linked to Schizophrenia
Science Daily, April 19, 2012

Child Abuse Raises Risk of Illness in Adulthood
PhysOrg.com, October 08, 2009

Childhood Trauma May Shorten Life By 20 Years
"A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that children who experience six or more traumatic events in their childhood — events that can include emotional, physical or sexual abuse or household dysfunction — have an average lifespan 19 years shorter than those of their counterparts who do not suffer that degree of childhood trauma."
ABC News, October 06, 2009

Dallas child psychologist allowed to keep medical license despite molestation conviction
Dallas Morning News, September 11, 2009

Suicide Attempts, Gender, and Sexual Abuse: Data From the 2000 British Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
The American Journal of Psychiatry, September 1, 2009

Troubled kids help abused dogs and learn about love
New York Daily News, May 23, 2009

After Abuse, Changes in the Brain
New York Times, February 23, 2009

The Story of Unborn Baby B
Can a mother have her baby taken away at birth? No, but then Debbie B. is no mother—she's an abuser. Read about the precedent'setting Baby B case in which Andrew Vachss prevents child abuse. (07/15/88 – 05/15/08)

Child-Abuse Deaths Soar
New York Daily News, October 8, 2004

The Case of Dr. John Schneeberger Archive
Articles about convicted sex offender Dr. John Schneeberger; he raped his own step–daughter, but the court ordered that his young daughters visit him in prison. (11/27/99 – 07/22/04)

Bias Seen in Child Abuse Reporting
The Associated Press, October 1, 2002

Mass. Officials Probe Child Agency
The Associated Press, August 23, 2002

To an Abused Child, Most Faces Look Angry
HealthScoutNews, June 17, 2002

Toxic Childhoods
HealthScoutNews, April 12, 2002

Roots of Juvenile–Onset and Adult–Onset Depression May Differ
Reuters Health, April 10, 2002

No Charges in Failure to Report Allegation
The Orange County Register, March 8, 2002

Welfare Ban for Drug Felons Harms Children, Study Says
Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2002

Out of Harm's Way
The Chicago Tribune, January 23, 2002

Researchers Find Clues Linking Child Abuse to Addiction
Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly 14(2), 2002

Violence Against Children Worldwide
Report from Human Rights Watch, September 2001, regarding sexual and physical violence against children worldwide; including child workers, child soldiers, children in custody, and children at home.

Attorney General: Child Abuse Reports Are Public Record
Sun-Sentinel, July 25, 2001

King Passes Laws Inspired by N.H. Girl's Death
The Associated Press, June 20, 2001

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

Child Abuse and Neglect Unit to Be Established at the Yekatit 12 Hospital
Addis Tribune, May 25, 2001

Child Abuse: A fact sheet from the Department of Justice Canada
From The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (Canada, 2001)

Family Violence Intervention: The Role of the Dental Team in Recognition & Referral
Information for dentists and their staff on recognizing and referring suspected cases of child abuse/neglect, elder abuse/neglect, and spousal abuse (1999)

Our Endangered Species: A Hard Look At How We Treat Children
by Andrew Vachss, Parade, March, 29 1998

Today's Victim Could Be Tomorrow's Predator
by Andrew Vachss, Parade, June 3, 1990

The Child Abuse Backlash: A Time Of Testing
by Andrew Vachss, Justice for Children Vol. 2, No.3, 1989

Are You Going To Hurt Me Too?
by Andrew Vachss, Parade, October 13, 1985

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REPORT CHILD ABUSE

CHILDHELP USA® National Child Abuse Hotline
Toll-free: 1-800-422-4453 (24 hours)
(This is a national hotline that also reaches Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.)

State Hotlines to Report Suspected Child Abuse


ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
(click here for Articles/Information/Research)

Canadian Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
356 First Street
Box 700
Midland Ontario L4R 4P4
Canada
Phone: (705) 526-5647
www.empathicparenting.org

Childhelp USA
15757 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 922-8212
Toll-Free Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
www.childhelpusa.org

CHILDLINE South Africa
Box 32453
Braamfontein
2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: 011 484 1070
Toll-free Hotline: 0800 55555 (24 hours)
www.childline.org.za
Services include a 24 hour toll-free Helpline, as well as treatment centres for individual, family and play therapy, prevention programs, community safehouses & training and awareness programs in the community.

The ChildTrauma Academy
5161 San Felipe, Suite 320
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 818-3967
www.childtrauma.org

Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20001-2085
Phone: (202) 638-2952
www.cwla.org

Dunkelziffer e.V.
Oberstrasse 14 b
20144 Hamburg
Phone: 40 484884
www.dunkelziffer.de
Dunkelziffer e.V. is an organization entirely funded by private donations, working against child sexual abuse and child pornography. They offer an education program for police and other professionals in these areas, as well as counseling/therapies for abused children, and legal advice at no charge.

Healthy Families America
Prevent Child Abuse America
200 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 663-3520
www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org
HFA is a national program model designed to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start. Families participate voluntarily and receive home visiting and referrals from trained staff. By providing services to overburdened families, HFA fits into the continuum of services provided to families in many communities.

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
25 W. 560 Geneva Rd., Suite L2C
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Phone: (630) 221-1311
www.ispcan.org

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

National Association to Protect Children/PROTECT:
National Association to Protect Children
P.O. Box 2187
Knoxville, TN 37901
Telephone: (865) 525-0901
e-mail: info@protect.org
Website: NAPC
PROTECT
P.O. Box 2127
Knoxville, TN 37901
Telephone: (865) 525-0901
e-mail: info@protect.org
Website: PROTECT
America's first political lobby for child protection.

Locate the Law: Prosecuting Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, and Computer Crimes
Comprehensive site from Dennis Nicewander, Asst. State Attorney (FL), with links to statutes, appellate decisions and case law pertaining to Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, and Computer Crimes, including child exploitation statutes for online crimes.

National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
PO Box K241
Haymarket
NSW 1240
Phone: 02 9211 0224
www.napcan.org.au

National Child Protection Clearinghouse
Australian Institute of Family Studies
300 Queen Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: 03 9214 7888
www.aifs.org.au/nch/
The NCPC collects, shares, monitors and distributes information on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

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/

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Surge 1 - FLDC
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-7799
www.ndacan.cornell.edu

Tribal Court Clearinghouse: Child Abuse & Neglect
The Tribal Law & Policy Institute
8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 211
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 650-5467
www.tribal-institute.org/lists/child.htm
Information on Indian Child Welfare Act, resources for Tribal Court, law enforcement, and social services personnel regarding child abuse and neglect on reservations, Tribal family resources.

USUHS Radiology Child Abuse Website
Child Abuse Referral and Education (CARE) Network
rad.usuhs.mil/rad/home/peds/pedindex.html
Extremely comprehensive site from the Uniformed Services University of Health Science and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, with information for medical personnel attempting to distinguish abuse/neglect related injuries and fatalities from accidental injury, SIDS, etc. Includes sections on injuries to various types of trauma, radiological imaging, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and reporting suspected abuse/neglect cases by military medical personnel.

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MENTAL HEALTH
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  > Erotomania
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  > Self Injury
  > Substance Abuse (U.S.)
  > Substance Abuse (Int'l)
  > Traumatic Stress Disorders
  > Trichotillomania
        (Hair Pulling)

MISSING CHILDREN
  > Parental Abduction
PAIN MANAGEMENT
PARENTING RESOURCES
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  > Teen/Young Adult Parents
PETS/ASSISTANCE ANIMALS
  > Abuse and Domestic Violence
  > Abuse: Diagnostic Indicators
  > Animal Companionship
  > Animal Rescue and
        Rehabilitation

  > Animals for Comfort
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  > Assistance/Therapy Training
RISK TO YOUTH
  >Bullying
  >Online Suicides
SEX OFFENDERS
SEXUAL ASSAULT
  > Acquaintance/Date Rape
  > Drug-Facilitated Rape
  > Prison Rape
  > "Rape Culture"
  > Rape as a Weapon of War
  > Sexual Harassment
STALKING
THEOCRACY AS FASCISM
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