Child Abuse

B.C. Pedophile 'Not Happy To Be Back In Jail'

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - A British Columbia man who served five years in a Thai prison for sexually assaulting boys must remain in a Canadian jail while...

Will Canada Be Able To Convict Child Sex Tourist?

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - Canadian authorities are making their first real attempt at prosecuting a globally-known convicted pedophile under rarely used ...

Canadian Pedophile Faces New Child Sex Charges

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Canadian man who was jailed in Thailand for sexually abusing children has been arrested in Vancouver on new charges. Christopher Paul Neil, a for...

Abused Kids Signficantly At Risk For ADD Or ADHD

University of Toronto News | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Thirty percent of adults with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) report they were physically abused before they turned 18. This compares to seven per cent of those without ADD/ADHD who were physically abused before 18.

How To Undermine a Rape Victim: Woody Allen Edition

Anne Theriault | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

Do not treat the victim as if they are a person with agency and thoughts and feelings. Tell yourself that it's rational and logical to want to know all sides of the story, though you never want to know the other side, the perpetrator's side, when your house is broken into or your wallet is stolen or your child is hit by a car. Tell yourself that we can never know for sure what happened and since a man's life can be destroyed by accusations of rape, it's best to err on the side of caution. Do not think about the girl whose life was destroyed when she was seven. Above all, never, ever, ever think about the ways that you might be complicit in this.

This New UN Initiative Gives Power to Kids All Over the World

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Starting today, children will be able to appeal directly to the United Nations when their rights are overlooked, neglected or violated. And the movement to hand this power to the world's children was started by a Canadian with an iron will and a huge heart.

I Can Only Hope God Has Mercy on Sex-Offending Clergy

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

We all have a part of us that is still connected to the animal emotions within that have not been filtered by our more mature moral pre-frontal cortex. I know that feeling all too well. It comes over me when I read about child abuse, especially child sexual abuse, especially committed by clergy.

A Bizarre Form Of Child Abuse

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Doctors need to be alert for signs of a form of abuse in which a parent fabricates illness in a child and exposes them to unnecessary and po...

What to Do When Your Young One's "Playing Doctor"

Pega Ren | Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada Living
Pega Ren

So you walked in on your young kid and a friend "playing doctor." What do you do? First of all, these kids are not perverse -- they're curious. Their motivation in what we consider their sex play is not sexual in adult terms. They want to see and possibly touch, but their aim is to learn the similarities and differences in their anatomies. So. how should you handle the situation?

Dorothy Sandusky Is Just as Much a Monster

Lydia Lovric | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada
Lydia Lovric

Evil can come in many forms, even the gentle grey softness of a grandmother like Dottie Sandusky.That monsters like Jerry Sandusky exist is a sad reality. Sadder still is the women who protect these men. Is it possible that this woman had absolutely no idea of the atrocities being committed in her own home? Dorothy Sandusky owes the world an apology.

Higher Ground

Natalie Karneef | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Living
Natalie Karneef

We bear our children at the feet of mountains. Not literally. I mean, some people might. Personally, I'm still on the fence about giving birth any f...

Graham James: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You in Two Years

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.20.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

A two-year sentence for a man as putrid as Graham James is as close as you can come to condoning the actions of other sexual predators in Canada who are living, working, and continuing to commit their heinous acts.

This Family Day, Don't Play Games with Your Children

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Living
Deborah Moskovitch

Single parent households, blended families, same-sex families, cohabiting families. There so many more configurations that I haven't even mentioned. But when you're divorced and single, the expression "family day" suddenly takes on a very new meaning. 

Manitoba Hockey Hazing Investigation Reopened

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada

NEEPAWA, Man. - The Manitoba Junior Hockey League reopened an investigation Friday into a hazing scandal that has engulfed the Neepawa Natives and war...