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Northwest Indiana infant died from child abuse: Autopsy

Author: Elyssa Cherney A 2-month-old boy from Northwest Indiana died this weekend from multiple injuries suffered in child abuse, the Cook County medical examiner's office determined Tuesday. The infant, identified as Ayden Zylstra from Wheatfield, Ind., was...

What is child abuse and neglect?

Author Child Welfare Information Gateway. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars on kids. The earlier abused children...

Alaska Psychologist Sentenced in Child Porn Case

  By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Federal prosecutors say a 51-year-old Anchorage child psychologist has been sentenced to four years in federal prison in a child pornography case. Prosecutors say Russell Cherry also was sentenced Friday to 15 years of...

Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids

(CNN)The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline.In a new policy statement, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, the pediatricians' group recommends that adults caring for children use...

Child Abuse and Neglect How to Spot the Signs and Make a Difference

Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars on kids. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to...

Metal band Manowar drops guitarist amid child porn charges

Author: Associated Press The lead guitarist for heavy metal band Manowar has been charged with possessing child pornography in North Carolina. According to Mecklenburg County jail records, 53-year-old Karl Logan was arrested Aug. 9 on six counts of third-degree sexual...

Utah Man Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse Homicide in Hanging

  By The Associated PressPROVO, Utah   A Utah man accused of helping a teenage girl kill herself and filming the act because he was fascinated with death has pleaded guilty to child abuse homicide. In accepting a plea deal Tuesday in a Provo court, prosecutors say,...

Child Abuse and Neglect

 Authors: Melinda Smith M.A.,  Lawrence Robinson, and Jeanne Segal, Ph.DChild abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars on...

High school football coach arrested on child porn charges

Author:Associated Press Police have arrested a Pennsylvania high school's head football coach on child pornography charges. Fifty-nine-year-old Russell Barley, of Chippewa Township, was arraigned Thursday in Beaver on charges of possession and distribution of child...

Infant death and DCFS: Is unsafe sleep abusive?

Author: Editorial Board She was 9 months old, described only as “Baby H” in a report compiled by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services inspector general. She was congested when her mother gave her Tylenol before bed and placed her on a pillow in her...

ChicagoCAC’s Night of Heroes fights child abuse

Author: Candace Jordan The Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) hosted a new fall fundraiser Oct. 10 at the Montgomery Club. "A Night of Heroes: Protecting Children. Battling Abuse. Restoring Lives." drew more than 300 supporters — including Chicago police...

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