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Effect of Spanking on Kids Brains Similar to Abuse

Effect of Spanking on Kids Brains Similar to Abuse

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.

Goffstown Man Accused Of Possessing Multiple Child Abuse Images
Goffstown Police

Goffstown Man Accused Of Possessing Multiple Child Abuse Images

Linwood Rowe is accused of five Class A felonies of possessing child abuse images. NH Internet Crimes Against Children assisted.

Hephzibah Man Arrested, Charged With Cruelty to Children After 4-Year-Old Sent to Hospital
Richmond County Sheriff's Office

Hephzibah Man Arrested, Charged With Cruelty to Children After 4-Year-Old Sent to Hospital

Richmond County deputies arrested a Hephzibah man for reportedly abusing a four-year-old boy badly enough to land him in the hospital.

Hattiesburg Woman Charged With Second Count of Child Abuse
Hattiesburg Police Department

Hattiesburg Woman Charged With Second Count of Child Abuse

A Hattiesburg woman was arrested Monday and charged with felony child abuse. Quentasha Portis, 19, was taken into custody outside a residence on Alder Lane after Hattiesburg police were called to perform a welfare check on a newborn about 6 p.m. Monday.

Providers Adapt to Telehealth to Identify Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect
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Providers Adapt to Telehealth to Identify Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

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. 

As Pandemic Restrictions Ease, Reports of Child Abuse Increase
Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper

As Pandemic Restrictions Ease, Reports of Child Abuse Increase

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. Not because less abuse was happening but rather kids—kept at home—would not be seen by community members and primarily teachers.

Bullock County DHR Host Annual Child Abuse Program

Bullock County DHR Host Annual Child Abuse Program

The Bullock County Department of Human Resources (DHR) held its Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Proclamation program on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. 

Couple Arrested For Alleged Horrific Child Abuse After Kids Found Handcuffed In Car
Allegheny County Police

Couple Arrested For Alleged Horrific Child Abuse After Kids Found Handcuffed In Car

"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.

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