If you think a child is being abused, be their voice.
What you can do to help children in need
(Emily) Jane and (Nancy) Jean Hopkins were bright fraternal twins who grew up on a hill overlooking the Arkansas River. As adults they settled in exclusive Dallas area neighborhoods. Jane Hopkins attended Harvard and became a chemical engineer and business woman. Jean joined a national brokerage firm and was active in Dallas social circles. Close relatives noticed signs of mental illness in Emily Jane and Nancy Jean. When Nancy Jean Hopkins Byrd was pregnant she tried to kill her two young sons and herself with a prescription drug overdose. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was found not guilty by reason of insanity of attempted capital murder in June 1996. On July 30, 1997, Jane Hopkins, 41, using a kitchen knife, fatally stabbed her 9-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter and then killed herself in their home.
Abersychan, Wales -- Police in were becoming concerned about Jenna Baldwin, a 15 year old student who was missing. Jenna, was an excellent student but she had new friends and was dreading school and an impending move.
Tracey Reid walked for 3 miles with the body of her murdered daughter, Danielle Reid, 5, in a suitcase before dumping her in a canal. Danielle was killed by Lee Gaytor, 25, her mother's boyfriend, who repeatedly hit her on the head and body and bundled her down a flight of stairs. Danielle died the next day and her body was put in a suitcase weighted down with bricks and tiles. Her mother, and Gaytor's brother, Christopher, 23, wheeled the suitcase through Inverness town centre in the middle of the day before disposing of it in the Caledonian Canal.
Mass. v. Robidoux: Cult dad starves baby -- When the infant son of an obscure cult died after being denied solid food for almost 2 months, the father said he was following God's will, but prosecutors called it murder. Jacques Robidoux intentionally starved his son to fulfill a religious vision that his sister said she had regarding the baby's diet.
Forgotten Victims of Domestic ViolenceSeeking a Safe Haven -- Children are kept in abusive families Diciembre 13, 2011omes where new abuse occurs. The problems are long-standing: Critics say they are getting worse.
Tortured Children -- Stories of child torture that are unthinkable. Bob strives to educate our nation and save children who can't save themselves.
Angie Yarwood, 12, was taken from her family and placed in foster care during investigations into her family Diciembre 13, 2011
Dave Pelzer "A Child Called It" -- Dave has experienced a truly extraordinary life. As a child, he endured the horrors of child abuse, which included physical torture, mental cruelty, and near starvation. Upon Dave's rescue, he was identified as one of the most severely abused children in California's history. Dave grew up in a home where he was referred to as "it." Dave suffered an unimaginable upbringing.
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