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East Austin Crescent Sees Spike in Child Abuse
Abuse in Austin / Travis County follows an "East Austin Crescent" pattern that directly corresponds with several risk factors
"...Child abuse is on the rise in Travis County, according..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Austin Diocese Implicated in Child Abuse Suit
John Doe claims he was victim of sexual abuse in the Seventies
"...the seventh Austin-based priest to be accused of sexual abuse (according to the Database of Publicly Accused Priests in..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

The Satanic Abuse Scare
By the early Nineties, satanic abuse allegations at day care centers had become a national trend
"...1992, the year the Kellers were tried, about 100 child-care workers across the country had been charged with ritual..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Child Advocates Seek Reforms
Budget cuts could wipe out key programs
" in 2009, there were 187 reported cases of child abuse and neglect in Texas. If lawmakers make planned..."

Jan. 28, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'Ritual Abuse,' the San Antonio Four, and Public Hysteria
San Antonio case shows innocent are still behind bars
" leave prison after being caught in the satanic child abuse hysteria of the Eighties and Nineties. At least..."

Dec. 6, 2013 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Child Protective Services Issues
"...states and italicizes the word "confirmed" (e.g., cases of child abuse). The governor of Texas ordered the Office of..."

Dec. 15, 2004 Postmarks

Martian Child
Only in Hollywood can a movie about alien children be boring, although the terrific performances of John Cusack and Bobby Coleman help redeem this predictable mush.
"...Huston. Only in Hollywood can a movie about alien children be boring. Even if the kid isn’t really an..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Austin Trans Youth & Allies Rally Against State “Abuse” Guidelines
About 350 gathered at the Texas Capitol to defend the human rights of trans kids and their families
"...directive for the state to investigate – as presumed child abuse – any gender ­affirming medical care provided to..."

March 11, 2022 News Feature by Kit O’Connell

Wild Child to Sir Woman, Kelsey Wilson Is Taking the High Road
The laid-back ringleader reinvents Wild Child and forges a new path with Sir Woman
"...Her band, Wild Child, soundchecks on stage, but gravity recenters as the singer..."

Aug. 25, 2023 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

There Ain't No Sanity Clause: Nasty Videos for Your Inner Naughty Child
Counter-programming Christmas with bad cheer and body counts
"...Pottersville and all that that implies. Suicide, prostitution, borderline child abuse, alcoholism, and the death of hope? Capra's dark..."

Dec. 19, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Appeal Filed for Fran Keller: The Oak Hill Daycare 'Ritual Abuse' Fiasco
Appeal cites outdated medical evidence and Brady violation
"...that allegation quickly morphed into an allegation of sexual abuse. Before long, two other children who'd been in care..."

Jan. 14, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Exoneration for Child Counselor Targeted by Strayhorn
After a four-year battle with the state, Bebe Gaines wins the right to work with foster kids again
"...state also agreed to reinstate Gaines' license as a child-care administrator, removing any trace of the past investigations that..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Child Care Center or Baby Jail?
State allows family detention centers to skirt the rules and become child care centers
"...For more than a year now, immigration rights and child welfare advocates, human rights activists, and attorneys have called..."

March 18, 2016 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Child Fatality Report: Reasons for attention
County releases 11th annual report documenting causes and trends of children's deaths in Austin area.
"...Late last month, the Travis County Child Fatality Review Team, a group of health and human..."

May 18, 2007 News Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Report on Child Fatalities
"...The Travis County Child Fatality Review Team, a multidisciplinary group of community professionals,..."

May 17, 2002 News Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Council: Child Care “Scandal” Highlights City’s Own Failures
CMs also mull fate of APL’s Recycled Reads
"...her son during their paid work hours, adding that child care assistance had no bearing on those employees' performance..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Counseling Program for Drug Abuse in Limbo
County officials scrambling to find alternate site for program after East Austin neighbors protested possible lease.
"...find an alternate site for a grant-based drug and substance-abuse counseling program after neighbors protested a possible lease in..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Death Row Inmate Fights to Have His Childhood Abuse Considered by a Jury
Anibal Canales’ jury didn’t know him, only his crime
"...In many cases, their court-appointed attorneys didn’t present their childhood histories to the juries determining their fate. Texas prosecutors..."

April 3, 2023 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Not Your Average Child's Play
CinemaTexas unveils CinemaKids, a two-part program of movies created by kids and inspired by them.
"...local disadvantaged youth. Many of the kids had been abused or been to jail. They shared their stories with..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Sex Abuse Investigation Inside FLDS' Texas Compound
"...gated compound called officials to report she'd been sexually abused, says Dept. of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger, prompting..."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

When the Bough Breaks
In 1993, the Hyde Park Baptist Child Development Center hired a teacher who proved to be a little 'rough' with the children. Now the church is being sued for ignoring alleged child abuse.
"...possible with her son, Parker. The Hyde Park Baptist Child Development Center, run by the Hyde Park Baptist Church,..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Feature by Emily Pyle

The Boys of St. Vincent
"...Brother Lavin's (Czerny) “boy” by way of intimidation and abuse. Frequently he's called to the Brother's office to participate..."

Sept. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Let’s just call SuperBabies what it is: child abuse.
"...levels. First, let’s just call SuperBabies what it is: child abuse. Toddlers made to gurgle phrases that are later..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The People Under the Stairs
Wes Craven mixes social injustice into urban horror
"...has never been outside its confines. She's a sad, abused child who knows no reality beyond these walls. Then..."

Nov. 8, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...proportions -- one that involves elements of religious perversion, child abuse, and yes, several axe murders. It's grisly stuff..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...other hand, is taciturn and withdrawn, the victim of child abuse and ultimately the one who comes up with..."

Aug. 18, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Father Hood
"...reporter, Ladd's con-woman/mom, and a convenient plot device involving child abuse and statutory rape that's blithely discarded when it's..."

Sept. 3, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

“Ludicrous” Bills Target Trans, Intersex Youth
Senate Bill 1646 would codify any gender-affirming care for minors as child abuse
"...hormone replacement therapy and surgical procedures, for minors as child abuse under state law, effectively making it illegal for..."

April 16, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Believing the Children
In 1992, Fran and Danny Keller were convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse at their Oak Hill day care center and sent to prison for 48 years. It's likely they were innocent. Indeed, it's very likely that no crime ever occurred – except an absurd and overzealous prosecution
"...period of hysterical national rumors about supposed "satanic ritual abuse" at day care centers, made it virtually impossible for..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Court Halts Abbott's Depart­ment of Family and Protective Services Investigation Directive
"Abuse" directive hits a roadblock
"...Families with transgender children in Texas won a reprieve on Friday, March 11,..."

March 18, 2022 News Feature by Kit O’Connell

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