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Florida mother allegedly watched teen daughter live-stream her suicide while encouraging her to die
" A probe by the Florida Department of Children and Families says Gina Caze, the mother of 14-year-old Naika Venant, was among the hundreds of people who viewed the teen's grim goodbye on Facebook Live in January.
Caze hurled insults at her own daughter through the stream, and even encouraged her to die, but never alerted anyone to help, the report says."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS , March 14, 2017
Emotional abuse in childhood as harmful as violence or neglect
"Although people assume physical abuse is more harmful than other types of abuse, we found that they are associated with similar consequences," study author David Vachon, a professor in the Department of Psychology at McGill University, said in a statement. "These consequences are wide-ranging and include everything from anxiety and depression to rule-breaking and aggression."
CBS News, October 14, 2015
'DaddyOFive' YouTubers sentenced to five years probation for child neglect
"The couple behind the controversial "DaddyOFive" YouTube channel were sentenced to five years of probation on charges of child neglect in Frederick County Circuit Court on Monday.
Michael and Heather Martin of Ijamsville entered Alford pleas to two counts of child neglect each — charges that stem from "prank" videos that caused a viral outcry from viewers who thought they amounted to child abuse. Under their Alford pleas, the Martins maintain their innocence while acknowledging that prosecutors have enough evidence to win a conviction."
Baltimore Sun, November 13, 2018
Man pleads guilty to stomping puppies to death in front of young children
"A 22-year-old Maryland man faces as much as six years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to stomping puppies to death in front of young children, prosecutors said."
Baltimore Sun, September 16, 2017
Family Law System Grants Access to Child Sex Offenders
"Abbey Hamersley was only 17 years old when her mother found her dead in her room, after having taken her own life. The young woman had been suffering depression and anorexia, before she lost her will to live in November 2013."
https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/, October 11, 2016.
Four-year-old girl found beaten and bruised grows up thinking her name is 'idiot'
"A four-year-old girl who was zip-tied to a bed by her mother's boyfriend received so much abuse growing up she thought her name was "idiot", police have alleged.
Arkansas couple Jennifer Denen, 30, and Clarence Reed, 47, were arrested on Friday (12 August) after officers said they discovered Denen's daughter covered in bruises and dried blood."
reverbpress.com, May 25, 2015.
Six Brothers Raped Their Sister For Years While 'Christian' Homeschool Parents Did Nothing
""You'll go to Hell if you tell anyone," her older brothers would warn. Sometimes they would also threaten to kill her. The sexual assaults began when the now-17-year-old girl was four, escalated into incest and rape at some point, and continued for a decade. After each assault, they would ask for her forgiveness."
reverbpress.com, May 25, 2015.
Dad converts home into jail, makes 3-year-old daughter an inmate as a form of discipline
" A father was slammed by the greater social media world after he broadcasted his stealth method of discipline.
Facebook user Juliano Parker uploaded a picture of his upset 3-year-old daughter Aubrey'Ella, who he dressed in an orange T-shirt because he just sentenced her to "jail" for behaving badly."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 24, 2015.
SEE IT: Australian school built cage in classroom as place for autistic student to 'calm down'
"A rogue principal in Australia spent more than $3,600 to construct a blue cage that was used for an autistic student as a place to calm down, according to a report that adds the educator will not be allowed to teach in the country's school system again."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 10, 2015.
Shame parenting goes too far, expert says
"A young boy is recorded while he sheepishly stands in a traffic intersection, holding a sign that says he was suspended from school for swearing at his teacher. The video is later posted for the whole world to see."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 3, 2015.
Mom of 8-year-old rape victim admits she was in room when daughter was attacked
" The mother of an 8-year-old rape victim took the stand Wednesday against the accused predator — her former lover — and admitted she was in the room as the man attacked her daughter.
The 40-year-old woman, whose name the Daily News is withholding, testified in Queens Supreme Court that she was in the bed in a Howard Beach motel with her lover, Earlin Craig, when he raped her daughter — and she did nothing about it."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.
Kenosha mother gets 20 years prison for child abuse
"This woman's children were tortured, a judge said, physically and emotionally.
They were injured and coerced — for years — to lie about the things happening in their home. They didn't tell social workers that a man ordered not to have contact with their mother was living with them, and was hiding in the basement during visits."
www.kenoshanews.com, July 15, 2015.
Parents forced 14-year-old to live in South Carolina woods for eating Pop-Tart: deputies
"James and Crystal Driggers were arrested on child neglect charges after Sumter County deputies found the 14-year-old camping alone Friday, two days into her weeklong punishment."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 07, 2015.
Boy found handcuffed to N.C. porch with dead chicken speaks out, recalls sickening abuse
"Nearly two years after an 11-year-old foster boy was found chained to a North Carolina porch with a dead chicken around his neck, he's speaking out about his extreme abuse, saying 'I knew they wouldn't believe it.'"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 30, 2015.
Washington dad facing sex charges related to 12 children fathered with women in secret 'cult'
"Two mothers are accused of standing by and doing nothing as their 12 children were physically and sexually abused by their father in what's being described by authorities as a secret 'cult.'
The sickening allegations involving Washington dad Melford Warren Jr., 43, led to one deputy calling it 'one of the worst cases of abuse we've ever seen,' Q13 News reported.
'These children were held against their will, denied nutrition, denied medical care, and physically and sexually abused,' Scott Wilson, of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, told the station after asserting his claim.
Detectives say Warren's children, ranging in age from infanthood to 13, were taught to hide the abuse and never speak with police."
Daily News, May 27, 2015.
Illinois grandma killed her grandkids' cat, 4 kittens with hammer because they wouldn't clean their rooms: police
"An Illinois granny savagely battered her grandchildren's cat and four kittens to death with a hammer after the youngsters refused to tidy their rooms, police said."
Daily News, May 20, 2015.
Should mental–health patients wear identifying wristbands? British politician thinks so
"When asked how professionals could better help people with mental health problems, she suggested patients wear wristbands—specifically ones color-coded by condition—so officials could more easily identify them, the Independent reported."
Daily News, April 16, 2015.
Florida mom forced bed-wetting son to wear dress: cops
"Christle Prado and her live–in landlord, Keith Driscoll, dressed the boy, 10, in a blue princess gown and posted the humiliating pictures on Facebook, relatives say. The mother and roommate face felony child abuse charges."
Daily News, December 13, 2014.
Louisiana man secretly snapped, posted nude photos of ex-girlfriend online: police
"Sean Michael Gary, 24, was arrested for video voyeurism after admitting to secretly photographing his ex while she was sleeping, police said. His alleged victim reported the pictures to police after finding them online but not knowing where they came from."
Daily News, December 01, 2014.
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."
Reuters Press, July 10, 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.
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)
Police: Abusive Dad Ruled House of Horrors
Boston Herald, June 15, 2001
- Mom 'Overwhelmed' By Plight: Salisbury Family Struggles After Escape
Boston Herald, June 17, 2001
- Police Unravel Tale of Salisbury Family's Abuse
The Boston Globe, June 18, 2001
- Police Eyeing Infant's Death
The Boston Globe, June 23, 2001
- Man Accused of Child Abuse Allegedly Threatened Friend
The Boston Globe, July 27, 2001
- Father Pleads Innocent to Abuse Charges
Associated Press, July 27, 2001
- Man Accused of Hiding, Assaulting Family Faces Charge of Violating Restraining Order
Associated Press, February 7, 2002
- Rape Charges Mount Against Salisbury Dad
The Eagle-Tribune, August 15, 2002
- Accused Abuser Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges
The Boston Herald, August 20, 2002
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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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 966-7300
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 Health Help Guide
Emotional Health Help Guide for those emotionally abused or neglected as children.
"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
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
University of Illinois Student Affairs Counseling Center
610 E John St
Phone: 217 333 3704
Women's Health Gov
Office on Women's Health,
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Emotional Abuse: Facts and Assistance.
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