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Physical Abuse

Child abuse including emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse and sexual abuse are continued major concerns in protecting our children and our future. This abuse effects all areas of our lives even when one is not exposed personally. As many as one out of three girls and one out of five boys is victimized in some way. This means that many of your friends and relatives are victims of abuse. Your efforts to protect children are important.

Danger Zones for Children’s Injuries

Mon Jun 2, 1:37 PM ET  Reuters CHICAGO (Reuters) – The most common injuries children suffer vary by age almost month by month, with the most dangerous time coming at 15 to 17 months, according to a U.S. study published on Monday. The University of California...

Child abuse, neglect can trigger permanent brain damage

December 14, 2000 Web posted at: 3:41 PM EST (2041 GMT) By Troy Goodman Health Writer (CNN) — Child abuse and neglect can “rewire” the nascent brain, scientists have found, which may lead to psychological problems throughout adulthood....

America’s Child Death Shame

Published: 17 October 2011 Last updated at 07:35 ET, BBC © 2011 “Every five hours a child dies from abuse or neglect in the US. The latest government figures show an estimated 1,770 children were killed as a result of maltreatment in 2009. A recent congressional...

Discipline Disputes

Continued behavior problems often indicate that a child’s program is not appropriate. If parents suspect that behavior problems are preventing their child from succeeding at school, they should write to the principal and request an IEP Team Meeting or “Pre-Hearing Conference.”