Parents are less likely to neglect or abuse their children when they have supportive networks within their neighborhood and others on whom they can rely, a new University of Michigan study found
According to a recent study, Wisconsin has seen a 20% decrease in child abuse reports since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
Cortney Jeffries, 34, was arrested by Richmond police on Sunday and charged with fourth-degree domestic violence assault with a minor injury, and fourth-degree child abuse assault.
Richmond County deputies arrested a Hephzibah man for reportedly abusing a four-year-old boy badly enough to land him in the hospital
Rare is the parent who’s never so much as thought about spanking an unruly child. But a new study provides another reason to avoid corporal punishment: Spanking may cause changes in the same areas of a child’s brain affected by more severe physical and sexual abuse.
While telehealth has helped providers with care delivery during the coronavirus pandemic, it has also created challenges for those who’d always focused on in-person treatment.
At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, child abuse advocates feared they would see a drop in reported cases of suspected abuse and/or neglect
The Bullock County Department of Human Resources (DHR) held its Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Proclamation program on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
"This is perhaps one of the most serious incidents of child abuse I've seen in my career," said Allegheny County Police Inspector Michael Peairs
The Children’s Advocacy Project is hosting back-to-back fundraising events this June with proceeds to benefit the organization and their work
Calls to a major child abuse hotline increased in the early months of the pandemic, new research has revealed.
On Wednesday, the company said it had joined the Technology Coalition, an organization that includes the likes of Apple and Google and that works towards protecting children from online sexual exploitation and abuse
There has been a drop in the number of reported child abuse cases since the pandemic began. Local centers report that during 2020, reported case numbers were the lowest they've been in a decade.
A man who pleaded no contest to committing child abuse and domestic violence after illegally entering a Saugus home last year is set to be sentenced next week on the two felony counts
Judge Stephen Kistler’s courtroom was silent Tuesday morning as two of three victims read impact statements before Michael Kurtanic was sentenced after his jury trial.
Calls and text messages to a child abuse hotline increased in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online May 3 in JAMA Pediatrics
A Wolf Point man convicted by juries in two separate trials of rape, child abuse and assault crimes was sentenced Monday, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office
Child abuse can occur in any family, anywhere, and it affects people of all income levels, races, ethnicities and faiths. Whether you’re a parent, someone who works with children or simply an adult in a child’s life, you can help prevent child abuse and neglect.
More than 50 people stood on the lawn of the Kane County Courthouse in downtown Geneva at noon Thursday, with their heads bowed, clasping blue-and-silver pinwheel toys
A Mississippi County, Missouri, jury found a Charleston man guilty of second-degree murder and child abuse in connection to the death of an 8-month-old girl
A recent study published in the JAMA Pediatrics Journal found that calls to child abuse hotlines jumped nearly 14% at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic
Pandemic lockdowns and restrictions kept many people home from jobs and kids home from school for about a year.
The mother would beat her daughter for not doing well on homework assignments. Social workers said the girl was not as active or as happy as her peers
More than 23,500 reports of suspected child abuse ranging from sex trafficking to neglect were filed with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families in the past three months
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in Mill Spring on child abuse and drug charges following a disabled child abuse investigation
A Grand Island couple is in jail after Grand Island Police said officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia in their home with four children living there.
A former pastor and a former daycare worker indicted last week on additional complicity of child abuse charges at First United Methodist Church daycare were arraigned in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday morning.
As restrictions loosen in our region, many kids are heading back into classrooms. However, a grim reality weighs on social workers, as they prepare for a rise in child abuse cases.
A driving force behind the Kenosha County Child Advocacy Center since its inception is the recipient of the 2021 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.
To promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month and draw attention to local resources for abuse victims, the Siler City Police Department operated an information booth last Friday at the Walmart Supercenter on U.S. Hwy 64.
Children's charity the NSPCC says calls and messages to its helpline have risen to record levels during the pandemic. In the year to March 2021 the helpline was contacted almost 85,000 times, up 23% on the previous year.
The Family Place Utah welcomed Representative Dan Johnson as this year’s special guest on Wednesday for their 12th annual “Steppin’ Up for Kids” event on the steps of the Cache County Courthouse (located at 199 N Main in Logan)
A young Phoenix mother has been arrested after police say her baby boy ingested fentanyl while in his crib and had to go to the hospital. Police say 18-year-old Priscilla Caldera faces one count of felony child abuse.
Children are not responsible for their abuse, or responsible for stopping it. Rather, adults in the community are responsible for identifying signs that abuse is occurring.
Samantha Dillbeck, a former operator of an in-home daycare, was found guilty of felony abuse or neglect of a child resulting in serious injury Tuesday afternoon. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for July 16.
Senate Bill 1646 is among several other bills that advocacy groups say erode the rights of transgender Texans. But it’s unclear what the legislation’s chances are in the House, where another major bill targeting transgender children appears to have stalled.
The criminal cases will continue against two Shawano County parents and their adult son accused of abusing and neglecting two children.
Based on 2019 numbers, the most recent year for which data is available, Kentucky had more than 20,000 abuse and neglect cases, more than double the national average.
A Severn couple face charges related to abuse and indecent liberties following an investigation by the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s social services department.
The best way to keep children safe is to provide support to families who need a helping hand—something the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) do through a range of prevention programs aimed at meeting each families’ individual needs.
A Hawkins County man has been charged with murder and child abuse in connection with the death of a 4-month-old infant.
Northwest Missouri had nearly a 50% increase in child abuse and neglect cases this March compared to the same time last year.
The Valley Children’s Advocacy Center held an event called “Save Jane” at Gypsy Hill Park Sunday afternoon.
A Memphis, Mich., man was arraigned Wednesday on a first-degree child-abuse charge in Macomb County Circuit Court on allegations he injured a 4-year-old boy.
A Wichita Falls father is sentenced in a child abuse and family violence case in which the five-year-old victim told police, “I don’t like my daddy because of what he did to me.”
Evans Police arrested two parents this week, following a five-month long investigation involving the abuse of their infant son.
UTSA, UT Health San Antonio and Bexar County children’s advocacy center ChildSafe were jointly awarded a $5,000 grant from the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS). The grant will fund research related to child abuse in Bexar County.
Thirty-two residents in Guadalupe's Pasadera housing community recently banded together and planted a total of 750 pinwheels in their front yards in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The lawsuit alleges a pre-school teacher "roughly grabbed" a boy, walked while holding him up, and then "in an admittedly frustrated state" tossed him into a wall.
A Norton woman was convicted Wednesday of child abuse and neglect in connection with the death of her 5-week-old baby.
A 21-year-old Navy man pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing video and images over the internet depicting the sexual abuse of children.
Prevent Child Abuse Rowan is hosting their first annual Food Truck Fundraiser on Saturday, April 24, 2021. This rain or shine fundraiser will be held from 11:00am to 4:00pm at 130 Woodson St. Salisbury, NC 28144.
At the Erie Police Department, pinwheels of various colors have been carefully placed on the windows and walls of the lobby. The toys serve as a symbol of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing a case of felony child abuse against a Grandview man after the 5-month-old baby he was accused of harming died last week.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Utah advocates say the pandemic might have changed the numbers.
In a recent high-profile case, the abuse of a five-year-old girl went on for months before she died at the hands of her parents, raising painful questions about why educators did not intervene in time.
As students prepare to head back to school in-person full time soon, experts are anticipating a surge in reports of child abuse. To prepare for this possibility, agencies are looking for more people willing to be foster parents.
In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the GFWC Junto Woman’s Club hosted a guest speaker at its monthly meeting for April.
A 19-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of her two-month-old baby.
Blue pinwheels are planted outside the Douglass Community Center. Their message can impact families not only in Hannibal but nationwide.
Children with disabilities are at least three times more likely to experience abuse and neglect compared to their peers
One Place's Child Advocacy Center is one of the primary hubs of efforts to help young victims of abuse and neglect in Onslow County.
Madison Hood, Harrison County District Attorney’s Office first assistant DA and also a specialist on child abuse, spoke at the April 13 Lions Club Meeting.
The Spanish Parliament passed a bill on Thursday which seeks to protect child victims of sexual abuse.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every year, this is a time to raise awareness for the Iowa children experiencing abuse or neglect, and to consider the ways we can make a difference and keep kids safe.
Every April, the Napa County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) commemorates Child Abuse Prevention Month by bringing awareness to this important issue and raising funds to support families and keep children safe.
To raise awareness about child abuse and neglect, Macon County CASA is asking people around the community to "Chalk the Walk."
On Wednesday, New York State Police arrested Kirk Ashton, who recently was suspended as principal at the Northwood Elementary School in the Hilton Central School District.
A whimsical pinwheel toy can brighten the eyes of a child while he or she plays with it but for two Family YMCAs of Greater Augusta, the pinwheel is serving as a symbol of tragedy that has struck many of its local families – child abuse.
Several Region leaders and child advocates gathered to put a spotlight on child abuse prevention and awareness in a candlelight vigil.
Paula Amber Chisholm, 35, was charged Tuesday with child abuse and child neglect, according to documents filed in Choctaw Nation District Court.
Raising awareness of the problem of child abuse is why Broken Piece No More exists.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has acknowledged reports of “increased severity of child abuse and neglect in some facilities.” It added that reports to child protection agencies have declined across the country from 20% to 70%.
The number of child abuse cases handled by the Japanese police rose by 8.2% in 2020.
Parent Promise/Prevent Child Abuse held its annual Field of Flags Ceremony Monday, April 12th to honor Oklahoma children who lost their lives to child abuse or neglect.
Missouri House leaders on Tuesday said they told law enforcement officials that they're concerned a resigning lawmaker accused of sexually and physically abusing his children years ago may pose a risk to other kids.
The Wesley House and Key Field Air National Guard Sexual Assault Response Program have partnered to promote awareness about child abuse and sexual assault during April.
The Fannin County Commissioners have declared April as Child Abuse Awareness month in Fannin County. Estimates are that one in ten children will be sexually abused before their eighteenth birthday.
Tallapoosa County Department of Human Resources director Brenda Floyd is cautiously optimistic about child abuse in the last year.
This month marks Strengthening Families' Month across the state of Montana, as the state looks to highlight the resources available to combat child abuse in the Treasure State.
Rachel Slawson, whose first accusation of child abuse dates back to 2013, pleaded guilty to her two counts of abuse or neglect of a child on April 8, 2021.
Every time a child gets placed under McKenzie Solo, a foster care case manager for families across Central Texas, a different horror story is told.
Three people involved with the Rosewood Academy child care company have been cited for child abuse, confirms the Omaha Police Department (OPD)
A 36-year-old Craig woman who spent two nights stranded in the backcountry with her two young children last month was arrested Friday on child abuse charges.
Mark Brnovich, Arizona attorney general, weighs in on the claims of child sex abuse at border facilities in Texas.
A little over three weeks ago, deputies were called to the home of 29-year-old Nasheka Lintrice Williams and 32-year-old Joshua D. Kendrick Sr.
Last April, when much of the state was shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, calls to Arkansas' child abuse hotline dropped significantly.