Say you're a child welfare investigator.You get numerous reports that children in a particular family are being abused. Most recently, you hear they are being tied up and confined to a bathtub. How can you tell if...Florida investigators overlooked warning signs, and little girl died.
Credit: AFP/Getty Images The Chicago Tribune reported last year on how -- out of 530 attempted child abductions by strangers in Chicago and Cook County suburbs during a two-year period -- only 30 of the would-be abductors were ever pro...Report by Chicago Tribune identifies holes in Illinois child abduction laws.
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At least 1,770 children died from abuse and neglect in 2009.Probably more. Probably a lot more. State officials underestimate the death toll from child abuse by at least 50 percent, according to the Governme...Government Accountability Office says deaths from child abuse woefully underestimated.
Minnesota Public Radio reports men are behind most of the fatal and near-fatal injuries of infants. Credit: Getty Images
People who hurt, even kill, children often have something in common.They're men. Minnesota Public Radio rep...Study finds women neglect children, while men actively hurt them.
The number of babies with non-accidental head injuries has gone up as the economy has gone down. Credit: Getty Images Every now and again, you read a story that fills you with hope and restores your faith in humanity. This isn't o...Hospitals see surge in head injuries among infants.
Watch video on the importance of vitamin D.Vitamin D is essential for building strong bones and teeth in infants. Credit: Getty Images "I didn't bust the guy's jaw, your honor, honest. He must have them there, whaddya call 'em, vi...Suspicious eyes may be turning back to child abuse.
Verbal abuse leaves scars, too. Illustration by Dori Hartley When I was little, "abuse" wasn't a commonly used word -- at least, not in the context in which it is used today. During the free-lovin' late '60s, and the hedonistic ea...Physical abuse leaves scars, whereas a venomous tongue has the ability to create wounds that never heal.
Granted, the segment is called "Mommy Confessions," but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know it's probably not the smartest thing in the world to appear on "Dr. Phil" with a home video of yourself screaming and berating your kid as you f...Mother who appeared on "Dr. Phil" now faces child abuse charges.
Nearly 60 percent of teens reported abuse in a recent study, but less than half reported it. Credit: Getty If Archie comics were real, Archie would pound the snot out of Jughead just for wearing that stupid hat and Reggie would slip ...Most kids abuse, but adults generally don't know about it.
Who needs pit bulls and roosters? All you really need is two young girls. Let them fight it out while a bunch of cheering and jeering spectators circle around and egg them on. Heck, even a proud mama will show up to root for her little girl. ...The first fule of fight club: Don't cheer on your child as she pummels another girl. This Florida mom now faces child abuse charges.
Bianca Anderson is accused of beating her young son. Credit: Hamilton County Sheriff's OfficeA Cincinnati woman allegedly beat her 5-year-old son for not doing his homework quickly enough. According to WLWT, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati,...A Cincinnati woman allegedly beat her 5-year-old son for not doing his homework quickly enough.
The guy who lives down the street next to the playground is a pervert who likes to fondle young boys. You know it. You even investigated him to make absolutely sure. You compiled everything you learned -- and it's some pretty damning stuff -- in...Boy Scouts of America have responded to several complaints of pedophilia over the years and have created their own files for safety reasons. So why won't they hand over their findings to law enforcement?
Despite the bad economy, child abuse rates are down. Credit: Getty ImagesGrownups apparently are not taking their anger and frustration over the blankety-blank economy out on children. At least not in statistically significant numbers. S...