St. Charles man charged with abusing children at home daycare

Author: Dan Campana Elgin Courier-News A 72-year-old St. Charles man has been charged with sexually assaulting and abusing two children at a Schaumburg home daycare over a four-year span, according to police. Julio R. Marquez is being held in Cook County Jail on a $3...

Child abuse in the military: Failing those most in need

Author David S. Cloud In September 2011, Army Sgt. 1st Class Crispen Hanson’s commander at Ft. Bliss ordered him into a military treatment program for child abusers. Texas child welfare authorities had formally reported a “reason to believe” the 20-year Army veteran...

Arizona to investigate why 6,000 child abuse reports were ignored

Author:Soumya Karlamangla After a top Arizona official said last week more than 6,000 recent child abuse reports in the state had been ignored, a plan to investigate the cases has raised questions about whether the overburdened child welfare system has the ability to...

Matthew D. Espino-Tonche, 21, and Elyssa A. Arellano, 19, of Shiloh, are charged with in connection with the malnourishment and injury of their 2-week-old daughter infant. (St. Clair County Sheriff's photo /) Author Associated Press Police say Espino-Tonche brought...

A Foster Child of the Opioid Epidemic Ties

Author: LISA MARIE BASILE I sat on a wrought iron daybed facing an open window, and a warm breeze was pooling in. It was the first day in my second foster home. The room was made up to seem welcoming, but its pleasantness somehow felt oppressive. I felt dirty,...

The #Metoo fall out

The #MeToo movement shows how far our society has come when it comes to sexual violence, and how far we have to go

Holiday Safety

Holiday gatherings pose a risk of sexual abuse for children. But that doesn’t mean we avoid them, it means we learn to be safe during the holidays and the rest of the year.

What Parents Can Do to Help Keep Their Children Safe From Assault

Author:RACHEL RABKIN PEACHMAN They are public officials, celebrities, coaches, doctors, teachers: adults in positions of authority who are accused of sexually assaulting minors. In many of the cases, the perpetrators were men the kids knew well and the children...

Christmas Present

The best gift we can give to ourselves and our loved ones this holiday season is the gift of our own presence; the ability to exist in the moment

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