As Kentucky emerges from the isolation and stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on mental health and domestic violence is rising to the surface.
Social services revealed a major jump in the number of child protection registrations
The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented and profound effect on human rights, fuelling racism and child abuse, the European Union (EU)'s rights agency said Thursday in its annual report.
Child abuse cases have skyrocketed during the past year, and advocates say that because of virtual learning, many students may have fallen under the radar.
A new task force will create digital fingerprints (hashes) of millions of the most severe child sexual abuse images and videos so that they can be quickly identified and removed from the internet.
A man filmed children wearing masks at a local playground while accusing their parents of “child abuse.”
If teachers see signs of child abuse, they have both a professional duty and a legal obligation to report it, to ensure children get help.
About 400,000 fewer child welfare concerns were reported and there was a drop of about 200,000 child abuse and neglect investigations, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Reports of child abuse were down 16% from September through March compared with the same months a year earlier. Reports from educators dropped even further, 37% during same period. Officials say that effort and the partial return to
Agroup of adult anti-mask protesters held a demonstration outside of a
Child abuse reports are on the rise following a dramatic plunge according to the Voices of Courage Child Advocacy Center. Two recent child abuse cases are putting abuse in the spotlight again.
The number of child abuse cases in Denton County, including The Colony, continues to increase. Amy Ferdinando, director of development for the Children’s Advocacy Center for North Texas discussed the growing numbers with The Colony City
Experts say the pandemic has resulted in many more unreported cases of child abuse since kids were out of school and social situations where the abuse could have been detected and reported by teachers and other adults.
Local child abuse experts and advocates said they´re handling more cases and more severe, possibly worsened due to stresses related to the lockdown — Calls to the national child abuse hotline
According to a recent study, Wisconsin has seen a 20%
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.
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.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Utah advocates say the pandemic might have changed the numbers.
Blue pinwheels are planted outside the Douglass Community Center. Their message can impact families not only in Hannibal but nationwide. Douglass Community Services looks to make parents aware of the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to care for children.
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.
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