child abuse

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the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children

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Rhesus monkeys are an excellent animal model of human child abuse," Maestripieri asserts.
Whether or not your compatriot Mr Heddings is convicted of murder or if he is proven innocent, you have the opportunity to use this tragedy to open the eyes of thousands of boys and young men who read your magazine to the very real epidemic of domestic violence and also child abuse.
The many wrong decisions that are being made in the investigation of child abuse, the child protection system and the family and criminal justice systems are leading to known child abusers being left to further abuse, and are leaving child abuse victims unprotected from further abuse.
Leaders in cities around the nation are implementing programs in their communities to combat child abuse, a serious problem that transcends geographic and socioeconomic lines to affect the youngest members of society.
Police and EMS personnel not only must remain aware of offenders' characteristics but also must be observant of MSBP signs at a child abuse or illness scene.
The statistics only bear out the NSPCC's view that the level of deaths caused as a result of child abuse in Britain is a national disgrace.
That means that child abuse is reported, on average, every ten seconds
This is partially because reporting crimes against children is governed by state child abuse statutes, and it is often unclear whether these statutes encompass reporting of statutory rape.
As in the early 1930s, in the sixties social research emerged to support the notion that deviant sexual behavior was not especially harmful to children, yet the cycle of perception turned again with incredible speed into what Jenkins calls "the child abuse revolution.
The figure marked an increase of 13 children reported to have died of child abuse compared with the same period of the previous year.
Everyday, across our nation, educators report their reasonable suspicions of child abuse to their Child Abuse Hotlines.
These particular Christian educators say they abhor child abuse but, in the same breath, tell parents to start as early as six months, when children first show their own will, and spank as long as it takes to break that stubbornness.
A subsequent state audit found more bad news: In one of five cases child protection workers failed to interview all children in an allegedly abusive family; in two of five cases, workers didn't examine previous reports of child abuse.
All this came to mind when a priest now in retirement asked me, "Do you think we really knew what child abuse was?
The Child Abuse Prevention Center, Orange County's leading not-for-profit exclusively aimed at preventing child abuse, hosted its 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic on August 20, 2012 at the El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel, California.
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