Miles For Smiles Survivor’s Walk

The Miles For Smiles Survivor’s walk is a 4 km walk for child abuse survivors.  The walk represents life after abuse as we realize we are stronger together, we are never alone and we ARE survivors – in every sense of the word. We invite survivors along with friends, parents,...
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How childhood trauma can have a life-long impact on health

A history of childhood trauma can affect the mental health of adults. But what is less well-recognized, even by doctors, is the link to physical health. Childhood trauma raises the risk of everything from diabetes to lung cancer to heart disease. Those who endured a high level of...
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No need for Zachary Turner to die: death review

The social services system in Newfoundland and Labrador failed a 13-month-old boy, who drowned along with his mother in a 2003 murder-suicide, a review has found. Zachary Turner died when Shirley Turner, 42, clutched him to her body and jumped into Conception Bay, several...
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Parents who kill their children: Why would someone do the unthinkable?

The troubling allegation against Trent Spencer Butt is gut-wrenching, and brings with it a host of sobering and painful questions. Most notably, why would a parent kill his or her own child? Their own flesh and blood? That’s a question being asked by many throughout...
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Carbonear man accused of killing five-year-old daughter and setting the home on fire

Trent Butt of Carbonear, the man accused of killing his young daughter and then setting his home ablaze last year, will stand trial on first-degree murder and arson charges, a preliminary inquiry at provincial court in Harbour Grace has ruled. Judge Bruce Short handed down his...
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Mother guilty of 20 child abuse charges in Conception Bay

A woman in Conception Bay North was found guilty of 20 charges related to child abuse in a Harbour Grace courtroom Wednesday afternoon. The mother, who can’t be identified under a publication ban to protect the identities of the children, was facing more than 40 counts when...
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