child neglect 

Florida Child Welfare Investigators Criticized for Incompetance

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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.

Men Most Likely to Hurt Children, Minnesota Study Finds

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...
Study finds women neglect children, while men actively hurt them.

Adolescence a Bigger Battlefield Than Most Adults Know, Study Finds

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.

Adults Aren't Taking Their Economic Woes Out on Kids, Report Shows

Despite the bad economy, child abuse rates are down. Credit: Getty Images
Grownups apparently are not taking their anger and frustration over the blankety-blank economy out on children. At least not in statistically significant numbers. ...

Child not reported missing by daycare for over 8 hours

In a bizarre story in Oceanside, California, a 3-year-old was picked up by police in front of an elementary school after receiving a call by a school staff member that an unsupervised child was in the school. The police spent the day trying to locate...

Melanie Brown accused of abandoning her children

Planning a wedding can be stressful under the best of circumstances. With all those details to attend to, some things are bound to be forgotten. And when the ceremony is a rush job, the chances of something slipping through the cracks is even...

Top ten health concerns about today's kids

As our friends over at That's Fit point out, there is very little to surprise in the results of the National Poll on Children's Health. The poll, conducted in March for the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked a nationally...

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