The first witness to speak at the public hearing on the Catholic church’s Towards Healing program says she is “now free” and has “broken the shackles” after giving evidence at the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse… Continue reading
Adolescent girls are self-harming at much higher rates than boys, and almost one-in-five of those who have self-harmed have done so in front of others, new research has found.
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Twelve children ranging in age from five to 16 years old have been permanently removed from an extended family that had been living in primitive conditions in what is said to be an incestuous community.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports… Continue reading
Victims of child abuse and their supporters walked out of a public hearing at the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse after the Catholic church’s legal representative quoted the Bible in his opening address.
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Cumbersome legal definitions of child abuse can stymie doctors, nurses and caseworkers who might believe a child is in danger, according to advocates lobbying for changes to the state’s child welfare system.
Key bills to toughen penalties for… Continue reading
An 18-year-old Senoia man was arrested Dec. 3 on charges of child molestation, kidnapping and false imprisonment after he forced a juvenile into his home. Police were alerted by the man’s father… Continue reading
IRVING – An Irving man accused of choking a woman in the presence of a child was arrested late Saturday by Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies.
Richard J. Charboneau, 38, of Anne Street, is charged with endangering the welfare of a… Continue reading
Optimism is not a characteristic readily associated with working on child abuse. I’ve lost count of the number of times people have asked me how I stay positive. A social problem that is universally acknowledged to be of importance, child… Continue reading
Wendell, N.C. — A Wendell woman was arrested Friday on three counts of misdemeanor child abuse.
Lakeisha Sheri Wells, 35, of 7152 Outrigger Drive, is accused of pulling out a 15-year-old child’s hair and scratching the child on the left… Continue reading
Teen suicide is more often the stuff of headlines than are the stories of lives saved. Troy Bush is one such story – his suicide attempt has informed his own efforts as an adult to help in prevention.