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3 Ways to Help Prevent Child Abuse
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3 Ways to Help Prevent Child Abuse

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.

Courthouse Event Draws Attention to Child Abuse -- And Need For Volunteers to Help Victims
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Courthouse Event Draws Attention to Child Abuse - And Need For Volunteers to Help Victims

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.

Jury Finds Charleston, Missouri, Man Guilty of Second-Degree Murder, Child Abuse in Death of 8-Month-Old Girl
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Jury Finds Charleston, Missouri, Man Guilty of Second-Degree Murder, Child Abuse in Death of 8-Month-Old Girl

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. 

Casper ‘Children Advocacy Project Fundraiser to Help CAP Serve Child Abuse Victims
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Casper ‘Children Advocacy Project Fundraiser to Help CAP Serve Child Abuse Victims

The Children’s Advocacy Project is hosting back-to-back fundraising events this June with proceeds to benefit the organization and their work.

A Good Sign: Reported Child Abuse Creeping Back Up As Kids Spend Time Out of Homes
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A Good Sign: Reported Child Abuse Creeping Back Up As Kids Spend Time Out of Homes

Pandemic lockdowns and restrictions kept many people home from jobs and kids home from school for about a year. Regulations were meant to protect people from the deadly COVID-19 virus. Isolation, however, created ripe environments for abuse, especially among children. But that doesn't mean more cases were reported.

Rare Chinese Child Abuse Case Involving Girl Beaten With a Hot Spatula Sees Parents Stripped of Custody
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Rare Chinese Child Abuse Case Involving Girl Beaten with a Hot Spatula Sees Parents Stripped of Custody

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 Filed With DCF in Past 3 Months
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More Than 23,500 Reports of Suspected Child Abuse Filed With DCF in Past 3 Months

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 number of such reports had dropped significantly during the pandemic.

Child Abuse/Drug Arrest
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Child Abuse/Drug Arrest

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in Mill Spring on child abuse and drug charges following a disabled child abuse investigation. 

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There are many ways you can get involved and make a difference to prevent child abuse. Take action and choose what works best for you.