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The Lost Children of Tuam - The New York Times
The story of the Mother and Baby Home of Tuam, Ireland. During the first half of the last century, it was where women were sent who bore children out of wedlock. The mothers were generally sent home after a year, but the children stayed, most often in appalling conditions that caused hundreds upon hundreds of unnecessary deaths. And when those children died, they were considered too shameful to be buried with decent folk in the local graveyard.
nytimes  ireland  tuam  motherandbabyhomeoftuam  orphans  children  death  coverups  catholicism 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Promethea Unbound — The Atavist Magazine
A child genius raised in poverty, she wanted to change the world. Then a horrific act of violence nearly destroyed her.
theatavist  crime  science  children  poverty  genius 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
technology  children  culture  millennials  smartphones  kids  theatlantic  mentalhealth 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Undefeated Champions of Defeat City
Camden, New Jersey, is America's most dangerous city, a once proud place now ravaged by addiction and poverty and guns and decay. It's also a really unlikely place to start a Little League.
baseball  littleleague  newjersey  camden  gq  poverty  violence  crime  kids  children 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Jani's At the Mercy of Her Mind
January Schofield has schizophrenia. Potent psychiatric drugs -- in doses that would stagger most adults -- seem to skip off her. She is among the rarest of the rare: a child seemingly born mentally ill.
mentalillness  latimes  parenting  health  children  schizophrenia  psychology 
october 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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