The earlier child abuse is discovered, the better the chance the child will recover and lead a normal life. It's very important that it be caught early on. Fortunately, there are many warning signs that a child is being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused. With a little bit of observation … Continue reading →
Reported incidents of child sexual abuse are markedly on the rise. What is especially shocking is the fact that the reported incidents represent only a small portion of actual occurrences of sexual abuse. Child abuse affects individuals and families regardless of class, income, profession, … Continue reading →
Child abuse is a preventable problem. The importance of providing a safe environment should be the utmost concern of every adult. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes participation from everyone in a society to stem the tide of child abuse. Prevention of child abuse is something … Continue reading →
The Child Protective Services (CPS) system is broken and when CPS fails, children pay... often with their lives. Over 1,000 children die of neglect or torture each year. While under the care of CPS, studies have shown that children are 600% more likely to die a violent death. In 2007, the … Continue reading →
Never in history have sexual predators been given such an opportunity to communicate so freely and directly with children. The Internet and new avenues such as social networking (e.g. Facebook, MySpace), chat rooms, email, instant messaging, and forums provide a dangerous medium for predators to … Continue reading →
The following speech was made by Pope Francis during his trip to the United States. It was given at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia on September 27, 2015 and addressed to victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic church.
"My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ, I am … Continue reading →