SexualAbuse 

Adults Aren't Taking Their Economic Woes Out on Kids, Report Shows

Despite the bad economy, child abuse rates are down. Credit: Getty Images
Grownups apparently are not taking their anger and frustration over the blankety-blank economy out on children. At least not in statistically significant numbers. S...

Psychic's claim leads to child abuse allegations

Just when you think you've heard it all, along comes this story out of Barrie, Ontario in Canada. 38-year-old Colleen Leduc is a single mom working hard to support herself and her 11-year-old autistic daughter, Victoria. Victoria attends Terry Fox El...

Ricki Lake ties sexual abuse to weight gain

I love Ricki Lake. I was never a big fan of her daytime talk show (I never watched any of the others either) but I loved her as an actress and as a person. Ricki stood up for women and self-esteem everywhere, and when she lost more than half her bod...

Tammy Lynn Michaels speaks about her abuse

Actress Tammy Lynne Michaels, wife of Melissa Etheridge, has made perhaps one of the biggest steps in her life. She is finally speaking out about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Michaels does so through her personal blog, hollywood farm gir...

Are we teaching kids to fear men?

A while back, I wrote about men in the UK shying away from volunteer work with children for fear of being labeled as pedophiles. Based on the comments I received, this isn't an uncommon fear. Are we, as parents, teaching our children to fear men? Th...

8-year-old calls abuse line, gets sex hotline

When Karen Carter dialed a sexual assault hotline, her intention was to find a trained and experienced counselor with whom her 8-year-old daughter could talk. Her daughter had witnessed some inappropriate behavior several years earlier and was now re...

Children in one-parent homes at higher risk of sexual abuse

When I was raising Christy as a single parent, I had no choice but to go to work every day. When she was very young, this meant leaving her in the care of others, usually a day care center. The day care centers she attended were chosen based on what ...

Followup: Murdered neighbor never touched 2-year-old

Remember the case of Jonathon Edington the Connecticut lawyer who killed his neighbor Barry James after his wife told him that their daughter said something that made it seem like the neighbor had molested her? Yeah, well, it turns out that the neigh...

Teri Hatcher uses abuse to become advocate

We told you months ago about Teri Hatcher's Vanity Fair interview where she revealed her history as a childhood victim of sexual abuse. Now Hatcher has decided to springboard from simply revealing her abuse (and helping to convict her perpetrator) t...

Teri Hatcher reveals childhood sexual abuse

Teri Hatcher has publically revealed she was a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of her uncle Richard Hayes Stone, at the age of five. She came out as a survivor privately in 2002 when Stone was being tried for abusing a 14-year-old girl. The girl ...

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