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Sexual Exploitation and the World at Large

| October 14, 2016 at 08:36 am

Child sexual abuse around the world

Not a second goes by without a child being raped, tortured or abused somewhere in the world.  It is estimated, for example, that:

  • In Asia, more than a million children are sexually exploited;
  • India is the Asian country that is the most affected, with at least 400,000 children being subjected to such treatment;
  • In the United States of America, more than 300,000 children are affected by some form of abusive sexual treatment.
  • In South Africa, close to 30,000 children engage in prostitution.

It suffices to say that it is difficult to obtain precise figures on issues like these. Factors Contributing to the Sexual Exploitation of Children Numerous factors contribute the sexual exploitation of minors.  These include:   – Poverty : poor children are more vulnerable than others because they believe that what the exploiters offer is a chance to make a decent living. They quickly lose hope and find they are the perpetual victims of sexual relationships based solely on violence and force. – Sex-trafficking networks:  the development of communication technology (cell phones, the Internet, etc.) permits the rapid spread of information throughout the world.  Consequently, international and cross-border networks of child-traffickers have developed, thereby facilitating the exploitation of children all over the globe.  – Humanitarian crises : caused by armed conflicts or natural catastrophes, such crises aggravate the precarious situation in which children find themselves. Helpless children, sometimes orphans, who struggle day in and day out to survive, are often easy prey for individuals who wish to sexually exploit them. – Worldwide development of the sex industry :such development leads to an increase in the size, shape and scope of sexual exploitation.

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Brad Pitt under investigation for child abuse

| September 26, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Brad Pitt - Under investigation

Brad Pitt is under investigation by the LAPD and L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services for allegedly getting verbally abusive and physical with his children, and that’s what triggered the divorce … TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, BradAngelina and their kids were on a flight last Wednesday when he allegedly got wasted on the private jet. He allegedly went wild, screaming and getting physical with the kids.

We’re told the plane landed at an airport around 8 PM, and witnesses say Pitt continued his rant on the tarmac, and even tried leaving in one of the fuel trucks.

Our sources say someone either on the plane or the tarmac anonymously reported the incident to the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services. We’re told Brad and Angelina have already been interviewed and DCFS plans to interview the kids as well. That investigation is ongoing.

We’re also told the LAPD has the case … which is routine when anyone reports child abuse. We do not know the specifics of the alleged abuse … just that it was supposedly both verbal and physical.

Our sources say this incident triggered Jolie to separate from Brad the next day and file for divorce just days later.

A source close to Brad tells TMZ, “He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children,” adding, “It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”

Source: TMZ

What is child abuse?

| February 24, 2016 at 06:18 am

There are four different types of child abuse:

  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • neglect.

Child abuse can be a single incident, or can be a number of different incidents that take place over time.

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The Issue of Child Abuse

| December 11, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States. It’s a terrible epidemic that we at Childhelp are dedicated to put an end to. To do this, we need to first increase awareness of the issue itself.

What is child abuse? Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and emotional abuse.

Physical abuse of a child is when a parent or caregiver causes any non-accidental physical injury to a child. There are many signs of physical abuse. If you see any of the following signs, please get help right away.

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The number of child abuse cases in the military hits a decade high

| September 10, 2015 at 02:33 pm

Confirmed cases of abuse and neglect of military children increased markedly in 2014, Defense Department data showed on Wednesday, prompting concerns among Pentagon about efforts to safeguard the nation’s over 1 million military children.

In fiscal year 2014, officials tracking family violence within the military confirmed 7,676 cases of child abuse or neglect, an increase of 10 percent from the previous year, according to annual statistics on child abuse and domestic violence. Confirmed cases of neglect – which excludes physical and sexual abuse – rose by 14 percent, military officials said.

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Help your children recognize the signs of child abuse

| March 9, 2015 at 07:41 am

A new family moved into our neighborhood when I was in the seventh grade. I remember the first time I saw them. All four of the children stepped onto the bus, their eyes darting around as if one of us might pounce on them.

It was their appearance that made me stare. The boys’ faces were dirty, their hair long and unkempt. The girls’ hair was just as bad, snarled and twisted around their faces like dried weeds. Their stained, tattered clothing barely fit, revealing many scabs and small bruises upon their skin. (more…)

One in three Canadians has suffered child abuse, study says

| April 23, 2014 at 06:59 am

A groundbreaking new Canadian study found one-third of the population has suffered some form of “child abuse,” prompting a call for nationwide prevention measures and sparking a debate about what constitutes physical abuse.

The report, published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, establishes mental-health links with both less serious forms of physical punishment – being spanked – and far more serious abuse, including severe beatings and burning. Both extremes contributed to mental-health problems, ranging from anxiety and depression to suicidal thoughts and attempts. Exposure to more than one type of abuse increased the likelihood of suffering from a mental condition. (more…)

Childhood Abuse Linked With Food Addiction in Adult Women

| May 29, 2013 at 08:30 am

EpidemicWomen who experienced severe physical or sexual abuse during childhood are much more likely to have a food addiction as adults than women who did not experience such abuse, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. The study’s findings provide valuable new information regarding potential causes and treatments for food addiction and obesity.

National surveys indicate that more than a third of American women experienced some form of physical or sexual abuse before they reached 18 years of age. Also, research shows that such childhood abuse has consequences not only for women’s mental health, but also for their physical health. (more…)

Indonesian maid jailed for child abuse, attempted murder

| February 18, 2013 at 07:58 am

Kuala Lumpur: A 24-year-old Indonesian maid was today sentenced to 20 years in prison in Malaysia after she pleaded guilty to two separate charges of attempted murder and physical abuse of her employer’s four-month-old baby boy.

Yuliana pleaded guilty to attempted murder of four-month-old Mohamed Hareez at his parents’ home in Kuantan last week on February 15. (more…)

Jurors chosen in child abuse trial

| January 30, 2013 at 08:29 am

Opening statements, first of state’s witnesses expected to be heard today

MARTINSBURG – A jury was seated Tuesday in the trial of a Bunker Hill couple indicted nearly three years ago for allegedly abusing five children under their care.

Nathan A. Snyder, 29, of Nereid Lane, was indicted in February 2010 by a Berkeley County grand jury on 13 counts of child abuse causing bodily injury, while his wife, 43-year-old Christina A. Snyder, also of Nereid Lane, was indicted on five counts of child abuse causing bodily injury.

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