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ALL PROFESSIONALS STATE THAT EITHER OF THESE ACTIONS IS CHILD ABUSE! SO LET”S TELL OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, Most states do not consider these child abuse besides what professionals say. Help tell child services, the courts, law makers and DA’s this is ABUSE!!!!!!!!

Parental Alienation Syndrome

What is PAS? definition of PAS is:

1. The Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is a disorder that arises primarily in the context of child-custody disputes.

2. Its primary manifestation is the child’s campaign of denigration against a parent, a campaign that has no justification.

3. It results from the combination of a programming (brainwashing) of a parent’s indoctrinations and the child’s own contributions to the vilification of the targeted parent.

PROFESSIONALS AGREE. Any attempt at alienating the children from the other parent should be seen as a direct and willful violation of one of the prime duties of parenthood.


Malicious Mother Syndrome

What is MMS? definition of MMS is: The present section provides a beginning definition of the Divorce Related Malicious Mother Syndrome, which has been derived from clinical and legal cases. As in all initial proposals, it is anticipated that future research will lead to greater refinement in the taxonomic criteria.

The proposed definition encompasses four major criteria, as follows: A mother who unjustifiably punishes her divorcing or divorced husband by:

Attempting to alienate their mutual child(ren) from the father

Involving others in malicious actions against the father

Engaging in excessive litigation

The mother specifically attempts to deny her child(ren): Regular uninterrupted visitation with the father, Uninhibited telephone access to the father, paternal participation in the child(ren)’s school life and extra-curricular activities

The pattern is pervasive and includes malicious acts towards the husband including:Lying to the children, Lying to others, Violations of law

The disorder is not specifically due to another mental disorder although a separate mental disorder may co-exist

Research shows that: • 60 percent of America’s rapists came from fatherless homes. • 72 percent of adolescent murderers grew up without a father. • 70 percent of long-term prison inmates are fatherl

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Posted by admin - October 2, 2011 at 3:52 am

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Volunteers for Children Act HR2488

Volunteers for Children Act

National Fingerprint
Criminal History Background Checks

To conduct fingerprint-based national FBI criminal history background checks, link here for a full listing of state contacts. This list of contacts for every state, including information on prices and other details, is kindly provided by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Justice.

Congressional Bill: HR 2488
Introduced September 18, 1997
and signed by President Clinton, October, 1998.
A great victory for our children.

Who’s Watching Our Children?

1998 Volunteers for Children Act

Amendment to the 1993 National Child Protection Act

On October 9, 1998, the Volunteers for Children Act was signed into law by President Clinton as Public Law 105-251, amending the National Child Protection Act of 1993.

Because of this important amendment, specified organizations and businesses may now use national fingerprint-based criminal history checks to screen out volunteers and employees with relevant criminal records. This includes any business or organization that provides care, treatment, education, training, instruction, supervision, or recreation for children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, — whether public, private, for-profit, not-for-profit, or voluntary.

With this amendment, if a volunteer or employee of an organization sexually molests a child in his or her care and if it can be shown that this volunteer or employee had previously been convicted of a relevant crime (in the US), that organization may be held liable for negligent hiring.

If a current or potential volunteer or employee has a relevant criminal history, he or she must be prevented from having unsupervised access to children, the elderly, or the disabled. Such a person must not be placed in a position where he or she may victimize again. It is imperative that every authorized organization, particularly those who deal with children, immediately start requiring fingerprint-based criminal history checks.

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Posted by admin - November 16, 2010 at 5:11 am

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Sexual Abuse Laws – Children Sexual Exploitation Law

  • § 2251. Sexual exploitation of children
  • § 2251A. Selling or buying of children
  • § 2252. Certain activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of minors
  • § 2252A. Certain activities relating to material constituting or containing child pornography
  • § 2252B. Misleading domain names on the Internet
  • § 2252C. Misleading words or digital images on the Internet
  • § 2253. Criminal forfeiture
  • § 2254. Civil forfeiture
  • § 2255. Civil remedy for personal injuries
  • § 2256. Definitions for chapter
  • § 2257. Record keeping requirements
  • § 2257A. Record keeping requirements for simulated sexual conduct
  • § 2258. Failure to report child abuse
  • § 2258A. Reporting requirements of electronic communication service providers and remote computing service providers
  • § 2258B. Limited liability for electronic communication service providers, remote computing service providers, or domain name registrar?1
  • § 2258C. Use to combat child pornography of technical elements relating to images reported to the CyberTipline
  • § 2258D. Limited liability for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • § 2258E. Definitions
  • § 2259. Mandatory restitution
  • § 2260. Production of sexually explicit depictions of a minor for importation into the United States
  • § 2260A. Penalties for registered sex offenders

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Posted by admin - November 13, 2010 at 10:22 pm

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“ATL” and “From G’s To Gents” star Markice “Kesan” Moore Arrested for Child Abuse

Marice Kesan Moore

“ATL” and “From G’s To Gents” star Markice “Kesan” Moore turned himself into  authorities yesterday after being on the run for allegedly abusing his infant daughter.

Moore is accused of breaking the child’s arms, leg, 3 ribs and a collarbone.  Speaking with TMZ, he stated that the only thing he should be accountable for is the broken wrist his daughter suffered when she fell out of her bed in July.

Kesan says he is innocent and his fan’s will just have to see in court. “I’m innocent, which is crazy, and y’all will see in court! I think i’m going to be exonerated of all charges.”

Moore was released yesterday on a $20-thousand bond and charged with cruelty to children.   A 5-month investigation by Smyrna police determined that he did assault the victim.

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Posted by admin - November 1, 2010 at 7:16 am

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Internet Safety Laws | COPPA

Internet Safety Laws

A federal law, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), was created to help protect kids online. It’s designed to keep anyone from obtaining a child’s personal information without a parent knowing about it and agreeing to it first.

COPPA requires websites to explain their privacy policies on the site and get parental consent before collecting or using a child’s personal information, such as a name, address, phone number, or Social Security number. The law also prohibits a site from requiring a child to provide more personal information than necessary to play a game or participate in a contest.

But even with this law, your kids’ best online protection is you. By talking to them about potential online dangers and monitoring their computer use, you’ll help them surf the Internet safely.

Online Protection Tools

Online tools are available that will let you control your kids’ access to adult material and help protect them from Internet predators. No option is going to guarantee that they’ll be kept away from 100% of the risks on the Internet. So it’s important to be aware of your kids’ computer activities and educate them about online risks.

Many Internet service providers (ISPs) provide parent-control options to block certain material from coming into a computer. You can also get software that helps block access to certain sites based on a “bad site” list that your ISP creates. Filtering programs can block sites from coming in and restrict personal information from being sent online. Other programs can monitor and track online activity. Also, make sure your kids create a screen name to protect their real identity.

Getting Involved in Kids’ Online Activities

Aside from these tools, it’s wise to take an active role in protecting your kids from Internet predators and sexually explicit materials online. To do that:

  • Become computer literate and learn how to block objectionable material.
  • Keep the computer in a common area, not in individual bedrooms, where you can watch and monitor its use.
  • Share an email account with your child so you can monitor messages.
  • Bookmark kids’ favorite sites for easy access.
  • Spend time online together to teach your kids appropriate online behavior.
  • Forbid your child from entering private chat rooms; block them with safety features provided by your Internet service provider or with special filtering software. Be aware that posting messages to chat rooms reveals a user’s email address to others.
  • Monitor your credit card and phone bills for unfamiliar account charges.
  • Find out what, if any, online protection is offered by your child’s school, after-school center, friends’ homes, or anyplace where kids could use a computer without your supervision.
  • Take your child seriously if he or she reports an uncomfortable online exchange.
  • Forward copies of obscene or threatening messages you or your kids get to your Internet service provider.
  • Call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678 if you’re aware of the transmission, use, or viewing of child pornography online. Contact your local law enforcement agency or the FBI if your child has received child pornography via the Internet.

Many sites use “cookies,” devices that track specific information about the user, such as name, email address, and shopping preferences. Cookies can be disabled. Ask your Internet service provider for more information.

Basic Rules

Set up some simple rules for your kids to follow while they’re using the Internet, such as:

  • Follow the rules you set, as well as those set by your Internet service provider.
  • Never trade personal photographs in the mail or scanned photographs over the Internet.
  • Never reveal personal information, such as address, phone number, or school name or location. Use only a screen name. Never agree to meet anyone from a chat room in person.
  • Never respond to a threatening email or message.
  • Always tell a parent about any communication or conversation that was scary.
  • If your child has a new “friend,” insist on being “introduced” online to that friend.

Chat Room Caution

Chat rooms are virtual online rooms where chat sessions take place. They’re set up according to interest or subject, such as a favorite sport or TV show. Because people can communicate with each other alone or in a group, chat rooms are among the most popular destinations on the Web — especially for kids and teens.

But chat rooms can pose hazards for kids. Some kids have met “friends” in chat rooms who were interested in exploiting them. No one knows how common chat-room predators are, but pedophiles (adults who are sexually interested in children) are known to frequent chat rooms.

These predators sometimes prod their online acquaintances to exchange personal information, such as addresses and phone numbers, thus putting the kids they are chatting with — and their families — at risk.

Pedophiles often pose as teenagers in chat rooms. Because many kids have been told by parents not to give out their home phone numbers, pedophiles may encourage kids to call them; with caller ID the offenders instantly have the kids’ phone numbers.

Warning Signs

Warning signs of a child being targeted by an online predator include spending long hours online, especially at night, phone calls from people you don’t know, or unsolicited gifts arriving in the mail. If your child suddenly turns off the computer when you walk into the room, ask why and monitor computer time more closely. Withdrawal from family life and reluctance to discuss online activities are other signs to watch for.

Contact your local law enforcement agency or the FBI if your child has received pornography via the Internet or has been the target of an online sex offender.

Taking an active role in your kids’ Internet activities will help ensure that they benefit from the wealth of valuable information it offers without being exposed to any potential dangers.

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Posted by admin - October 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm

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Massachusetts Does Not Have An Anti-Bully Law

Advocates say the situation is the worst for special-education and autistic students. A survey just released by the Massachusetts Advocates for Children showed that of the 400 parents surveyed, almost 90 percent reported that their child had been bullied sometime in the past year.

Julia Landau of MAC said “kids with autism are much more frequent targets of bullying, they act different…their verbal tics are often mocked. More than half of the respondents reported that their children were physically assaulted as well.”

And a study released by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network last year showed that 9 out of 10 gay and lesbian students reported experiencing harassment at school.

Yet, despite the pervasive nature of the problem there are still eight states that do not have anti-bullying laws on the books. Massachusetts is one of them.

Dozens of bills have come before the Massachusetts state legislature in the past few years but all failed in part because teachers, principals and lawmakers can be at odds over how to solve the problem. Educators often argue that existing harassment and assault laws can be used to prevent bullying, and legislators taking a cue from their constituents, are clearly anxious to enact new laws.

(VIDEO) Massachussetts student, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Committed Suicide after other kids bullied him with gay slurs

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Parental Rights Caselaw | United States Supreme Court

M. L. B. v. S. L. J.
519 US 102, 117 S. Ct. 555 (1996)

Choices about marriage, family life, and the upbringing of children are among associational rights this Court has ranked as “of basic importance in our society,” rights sheltered by the 14th Amendment against the State’s unwarranted usurpation, disregard, or disrespect. This case, involving the State’s authority to sever permanently a parent-child bond, demanded the close consideration the Court has long required when a family association so undeniably important was at stake.

Santosky v Kramer
455 US 745 (1982)

The fundamental liberty interest of natural parents in the care, custody, and management of their child is protected by the 14th Amendment, and does not evaporate simply because they have not been model parents or have lost temporary custody of their child to the State. A parental rights termination proceeding interferes with that fundamental liberty interest. When the State moves to destroy weakened familial bonds, it must provide the parents with fundamentally fair procedures.

Lassiter v Department of Social Services
452 US 18 (1981)

The Court’s decisions have by now made plain that a parent’s desire for and right to “the companionship, care, custody, and management of his or her children” is an important interest that “undeniably warrants deference and, absent a powerful countervailing interest, protection.” A parent’s interest in the accuracy and justice of the decision to terminate his or her parental status is, therefore, a commanding one.

Quilloin v Walcott
434 US 246 (1978)

We have little doubt that the Due Process Clause would be offended “if a State were to attempt to force the breakup of a natural family, over the objections of the parents and their children, without some showing of unfitness and for the sole reason that to do so was thought to be in the children’s best interest.” Whatever might be required in other situations, we cannot say that the State was required in this situation to find anything more than that the adoption, and denial of legitimation, were in the “best interests of the child.”

Smith v Organization of Foster Care Families
431 US 816 (1977)

In this action, individual foster parents and a foster parents organization, sought declaratory and injunctive relief against New York State and New York City officials, alleging that the statutory and regulatory procedures for removal of foster children from foster homes violated the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the 14th Amendment. The ruling contains an analysis of the rights of natural parents as balanced against the rights of foster parents, as well as a comprehensive discussion of foster care conditions.

Moore v East Cleveland
431 US 494 (1977)

The Court has long recognized that freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. A host of cases, tracing their lineage to Meyer v. Nebraska and Pierce v. Society of Sisters have consistently acknowledged a “private realm of family life which the state cannot enter.” When the government intrudes on choices concerning family living arrangements, the Court must examine carefully the importance of the governmental interests advanced.

Cleveland Board of Education v La Fleur
414 US 632 (1974)

The Court has long recognized that freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. There is a right “to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child.”

Stanley v Illinois
405 US 645 (1972)

The private interest here, that of a man in the children he has sired and raised, undeniably warrants deference and protection. The integrity of the family unit has found protection in the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, and the 9th Amendment.

Wisconsin v Yoder
406 US 205 (1972)

In this case involving the rights of Amish parents to provide for private schooling of their children, the Court held: “The history and culture of Western civilization reflect a strong tradition of parental concern for the nurture and upbringing of their children. This primary role of the parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.”

Loving v Virginia
388 US 1 (1967)

In this case involving interracial marriage, the Court reaffirmed the principles set forth in Pierce and Meyers, finding that marriage is one of the basic civil rights of man, fundamental to our very existence and survival. “The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discriminations. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.”

Griswold v Connecticut
381 US 479 (1965)

The 4th and 5th Amendments were described as protection against all governmental invasions “of the sanctity of a man’s home and the privacies of life.” The Court referred to the 4th Amendment as creating a “right to privacy, no less important than any other right carefully and particularly reserved to the people.” Reaffirming the principles set forth in Pierce v. Society of Sisters and Meyers v Nebraska.

Prince v Massachusetts
321 US 158 (1944)

It is cardinal with us that the custody, care and nurture of the child reside first in the parents, whose primary function and freedom include preparation for obligations the state can neither supply nor hinder. And it is in recognition of this that these decisions have respected the private realm of family life which the state cannot enter.

Skinner v Oklahoma
316 US 535 (1942)

“We are dealing here with legislation which involves one of the basic civil rights of man. Marriage and procreation are fundamental to the very existence and survival of the race.”

Pierce v Society of Sisters
268 US 510 (1925)

The liberty of parents and guardians to direct the upbringing and education of children was abridged by a proposed statute to compell public education. “The fundamental theory of liberty upon which all governments in this Union repose excludes any general power of the state to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers only. The child is not the mere creature of the state; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.”

Meyer v Nebraska
262 US 390 (1923)

“No state … shall deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law.”

“While this court has not attempted to define with exactness the liberty thus guaranteed, the term has received much consideration and some of the included things have been definitely stated. Without doubt, it denotes not merely freedom from bodily restraint but also the right of the individual to contract, to engage in any of the common occupations of life, to acquire useful knowledge, to marry, establish a home and bring up children, to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience, and generally to enjoy those privileges long recognized at common law as essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.”

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Posted by admin - September 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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Child Abuse Facts

Child Abuse Facts

Child abuse laws are very vague and vary by interpretation. Here is a general understanding of abuse and what someone can be charged with child abuse based on this general understanding.

Each year, tens of thousands of children are traumatized by physical, sexual, and emotional abusers or by caregivers who neglect them, making child abuse as common as it is shocking.

The scars can be deep and longlasting, affecting not just abused children but society. You can learn the signs and symptoms of child abuse and find out where to get help for the children and their caregivers.

Most of us can’t imagine what would make an adult use violence against a child, and the worse the behavior is, the more unimaginable it seems. But the incidence of parents and other caregivers consciously, even willfully, committing acts that harm the very children they’re supposed to be nurturing is a sad fact of human society that cuts across all lines of ethnicity and class.

Whether the abuse is rooted in the perpetrator’s mental illness, substance abuse, or inability to cope, the psychological result for each abused child is often the same, deep emotional scars and a feeling of worthlessness.

The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. The presence of a single sign does not prove child abuse is occurring in a family, however, when these signs appear repeatedly or in combination you should take a closer look at the situation and consider the possibility of child abuse.

In the United States, the federal legislation that sets minimum standards for how states handle child abuse defines child abuse and neglect as ‘any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.’

In 2005, the most recent year for which the U.S. government has figures, 12.1 of every 1,000 American children, almost 900,000 in all, suffered abuse by adults, with parents of victims accounting for almost 80 percent of the abusers. Every day, about four children die in the U.S. because of abuse or neglect, most of them babies or toddlers. And those are just the cases authorities know about, for every incidence of child abuse or neglect that gets reported, it’s estimated that two others go unreported.

What Are the Major Types of Child Abuse and Neglect?

Physical abuse
is physical injury (ranging from minor bruises to severe fractures or death) as a result of punching, beating, kicking, biting, shaking, throwing, stabbing, choking, hitting (with a hand, stick, strap, or other object), burning, or otherwise harming a child. Such injury is considered abuse regardless of whether the caretaker intended to hurt the child.

Sexual abuse
includes activities by a parent or caretaker such as fondling a child’s genitals, penetration, incest, rape, sodomy, indecent exposure, and exploitation through prostitution or the production of pornographic materials.

Sexual abuse is defined by CAPTA as ‘the employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement, or coercion of any child to engage in, or assist any other person to engage in, any sexually explicit conduct or simulation of such conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, or the rape, and in cases of caretaker or inter familial relationships, statutory rape, molestation, prostitution, or other form of sexual exploitation of children, or incest with children.’

Emotional abuse
is a pattern of behavior that impairs a child’s emotional development or sense of self worth. This may include constant criticism, threats, or rejection, as well as withholding love, support, or guidance. Emotional abuse is often difficult to prove and, therefore, CPS may not be able to intervene without evidence of harm to the child. Emotional abuse is almost always present when other forms are identified.

is failure to provide for a child’s basic needs. Neglect may be:
* Physical, failure to provide necessary food or shelter, or lack of appropriate supervision.
* Medical, failure to provide necessary medical or mental health treatment.
* Educational, failure to educate a child or attend to special education needs.
* Emotional, inattention to a child’s emotional needs, failure to provide psychological care, or permitting the child to use alcohol or other drugs.

These situations do not always mean a child is neglected. Sometimes cultural values, the standards of care in the community, and poverty may be contributing factors, indicating the family is in need of information or assistance. When a family fails to use information and resources, and the child’s health or safety is at risk, then child welfare intervention may be required.

While the first two categories get the most attention, perhaps because they involve physical violence, neglect is far and away the most common form of child abuse, accounting for more than 60 percent of all cases of child maltreatment.

If you do suspect a child is being harmed, reporting your suspicions may protect the child and get help for the family. Contact your local child protective services agency or police department.

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Posted by admin - September 14, 2010 at 5:37 am

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Child Abuse Quotes

You have suffered grievously and I am truly sorry. I know that nothing can undo the wrong you have endured. Your trust hasb een betrayed and your dignity has been violated. We are all scandalised by the sins and failures of some of the Church’s members.

–Pope Benedict XVI-Apology to Irish victims of sex abuse by priests, in a letter to Irish Catholics.

I was covered in scars from the beatings, and she used to say it was hockey. . . She’d apologise. She was in pain. I understand that now, but you don’t when you’re three and four and you’re being beaten to death with a hoover.

–Brenda Fricker-Actress on how her bipolar manic depressive mother used to beat her as a child.

Unfortunately, I experienced some sexual abuse. It was a known and admitted fact of life amongst us that there was this particular man, and you didn’t want to be left in the dressing room with him. It took many years to come to terms with it and to forgive those incidents that I felt had deeply hurt me.

–Gabriel Byrne-Actor on how he was sexually abused by Christian Brothers when he was an altar boy in Dublin. He said he was also abused by member of clergy when he moved to England at age of 11 to train as a priest.

She took my father from my life oh
Took my sister and brothers oh
I watched her torturing my child
Feeble I was then but now I’m grown
Fire on Babylon

–Sinead O’Connor-Singer on how her mother abused her as a child, from song Fire on Babylon.

The Christian Brothers were fairly mangled fellows in Navan. Some men speak highly of them. Unfortunately I never saw that. I just remember the brutality. The Paddtbats, the straps that would fly out of the soutane like vipers’ tongues, the beatings amidst the prayers – whack!

–Pierce Brosnan-Actor on his abuse by religious brothers while a boy at school in Ireland.

In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse, exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society, and I firmly believe that our nation’s laws and resources need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes.

–Bob Ney

It’s important to talk about it. You raise awareness. But you can also prevent it (child abuse) by not letting it be a secret.

–Chris Witty

A lot of people in our community don’t want to believe that child abuse happens in their neighborhoods — but it does.

–Shari Pulliam

At least half of child abuse victims want to physically see or visit with the offender. They feel that any kind of clarity about why those things happened can help healing.

–Gary Schoener

Child abuse and neglect is sometimes the result of a parent who reaches the end of their frustration and tolerance level. If we can give parents tools to deal with an infant who is particularly challenging with their crying, we will have taken an important step toward our prevention mandate.

–Gary Kleeblatt

Child abuse is a problem no one really talks about. Abuse and neglect is the number 1 cause of injury to children in the country. More children die of abuse or neglect than of natural causes.

–Donna Miller

Not many networks like to make movies about child abuse… Most people cannot watch films about the subject. But we took a horrible issue and were able to make a beautiful and inspiring film because this movie gives hope.

–Craig Anderson-Executive producer of For the Love of a Child, a film dealing with child abuse.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of overcoming it.

–Helen Keller

I was angry about the fact that my father would beat my mother on a daily basis, that my mother would take it in turn and beat on me. I was an abused child. I was mad about all those things, very bitter and very angry.

–Rick James

Most of the people we see don’t want to live in a shelter and feel safe in their own little camp. Experience has taught me that almost 100 percent of these people suffered abuse as children. Well over half have emotional, mental problems. Most have drug and alcohol problems.

– John Gallagher

Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.

–Herbert Ward

Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home.

–Matt Blunt

Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse.

–Rick Larsen

I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.

–Kenny Guinn

I had such a wonderful life before drugs and alcohol abuse. I’ve got that life back now and plan to keep it. Maybe I had to go through what I did to get to this point, to appreciate this life more.

–Harvey Martin

I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way.

–William P. Leahy

I would certainly choose my jobs depending on the actions of the character. I won’t do anything that has to do with child abuse or women’s abuse.

–Kathleen Turner

I’ve overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.

–Tatum O’Neal

In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse, exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society, and I firmly believe that our nation’s laws and resources need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes.

–Bob Ney

Child abuse does not go away, but 90 percent of child abuse is preventable.

–Karen Adams

It is not surprising that we need to do more. I mean, this is child abuse. There is always more to be done.

–Andrea Ingram

It kind of trails off after the holidays. We would love to keep the issue in the front of everyone and that child abuse happens all year long. Abuse doesn’t take a holiday, doesn’t take a day off, and we can’t either.

–Jane Donovan

It’s important to talk about it. You raise awareness. But you can also prevent it (child abuse) by not letting it be a secret.

–Chris Witty

A lot of people in our community don’t want to believe that child abuse happens in their neighborhoods — but it does.

–Shari Pulliam

When someone was hitting me, or like sexually molesting me, it just seemed normal to continue to do that to myself.

–Tatum O’Neal

At least half of child abuse victims want to physically see or visit with the offender. They feel that any kind of clarity about why those things happened can help healing.

–Gary Schoener

Child abuse and neglect is sometimes the result of a parent who reaches the end of their frustration and tolerance level. If we can give parents tools to deal with an infant who is particularly challenging with their crying, we will have taken an important step toward our prevention mandate.

–Gary Kleeblatt

Child abuse is a problem no one really talks about. Abuse and neglect is the number 1 cause of injury to children in the country. More children die of abuse or neglect than of natural causes.

–Donna Miller

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Posted by admin - September 8, 2010 at 11:18 pm

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