#child abuse #violence against children # Covid19

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abused and neglected children for many years.

Shelter In Place locks abused children in toxic homes

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Domestic violence is rising and law enforcement & social workers are having a hard time keeping up.


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6-week-old baby dies of coronavirus in Connecticut

New York Post

A six-week-old baby in Connecticut has died of coronavirus complications, in what is believed to be one of the youngest fatalities attributed to the …

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Coronavirus: Illinois governor announces rare death of baby

The Guardian

Investigation under way to determine cause of death in pandemic where children make up only small fraction of positive cases globally. Coronavirus …

Baby who tested positive for COVID-19 dies – Crain’s Chicago Business

Illinois coronavirus cases now at 3491; baby among the dead – FOX 32 Chicago

First infant death tied to coronavirus reported in Illinois – TheGrio (blog)

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Chicago baby killed by coronavirus is first known infant death

FOX 32 Chicago

The state of Illinois says that 47 people have died from COVID-19, including the first reported death of a baby. Posted 21 hours ago. Facebook; Twitter …

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Mother of dead baby found in Ohio college dorm charged with murder

The Columbus Dispatch

After an examination by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, the baby’s death was ruled a homicide. The coroner’s report says the baby died of …

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Baby’s death under investigation in Gainesville

Atlanta Journal Constitution

When she returned, the child was unconscious. The baby was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, but was ultimately pronounced dead just …

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Baby dies in murder and attempted suicide on Okaloosa Island


They say they found a 5-month-old baby dead in a pick-up truck. The baby’s mother is in the hospital from her injuries. An autopsy is being scheduled …

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Janesville man pleads not guilty in baby’s death


A Janesville man accused of killing a 15-month-old girl on March 7 pleaded not guilty in Rock County Court on Wednesday. Steven M. Horan, 30, of 526 …

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Coroner: Albany baby death under investigation


ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler said Monday that a baby has died in Albany and the death is under investigation.

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First death of infant in connection with coronavirus reported in the US


A Chicago baby is the first infant death in the US associated with coronavirus, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said …

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Death investigation underway after body of newborn baby was found in Oak Ridge


The baby’s body was found off the Melton Lake Greenway on Thursday. CRIME. Author: WBIR Staff.

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Infant infected with COVID-19 dies in US

Economic Times

NEW YORK: An infant who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died, the first known death of a child younger than a year old infected with the virus in …

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Man bound over for trial in baby death


A Janesville man accused of beating and killing a baby March 7 was bound over for trial in Rock County Court on Friday. Steven M. Horan, 30, of 526 …

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Albany baby death under investigation


(WALB) – The death of an Albany 1-month-old baby is under investigation, according to Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler. Officials were called …

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Forks baby dies after alleged assault

Peninsula Daily News

Faye River Raven Yates, who was less than 7 weeks old, died Sunday at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Deputy Chief of Police Jason …

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The LA death of a child from coronavirus is highly rare. Here’s what we know

Los Angeles Times

Child risks. Overall, officials have said young children are at lesser risk than older people for contracting the coronavirus. One possible reason why …

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‘Killer parents let baby die of hunger and thirst in dirty diaper as cockroaches crawled over her’


They were able to briefly revive baby Kimberly, but the little girl then died while being life-flighted to a local hospital for emergency treatment.

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7-month-old Kershaw Co. baby tests positive for Coronavirus


Coronavirus death tolls hits 9 in Washington as anxiety rises. by KOMO News Staff. Tuesday, March 3rd 2020. AA.

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Child left with mom’s dead body for over 12 hours after she died of coronavirus

New York Post

Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk said tests following her death confirmed that she had the infectious virus. It is unclear if the child has also now …

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Mother faces murder charge in death of baby daughter

WRTV Indianapolis

Madison County Coroner Danielle Noone, who had called the baby’s death “suspicious” from the start, said Emmarie Pablo died from “blunt force …

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Police charge Mount Gambier man with killing baby daughter more than two years after her death

ABC News

She was resuscitated and transferred to Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital where she died on November 25, 2017. Major Crime and Whyalla …

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Death of woman in dispute, additional tire thefts top Staten Island crime headlines this week


Woman killed by car in chaotic dispute was grieving baby’s death; child’s dad charged. Two months before Tierra Eddy was killed in an alleged …

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Ouachita woman charged with murder in baby’s death


(KNOE) – A Ouachita Parish woman has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a baby. According to court records, it happened …

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Baby tests negative for coronavirus after death at NYC hospital

New York Post

A baby boy is being tested for COVID-19 after dying in the Big Apple just days after being discharged from a hospital with a coronavirus-like infection, …

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Woman killed by car in chaotic dispute was grieving baby’s death; child’s dad charged


“She hadn’t even gotten over the death of her baby,” said Eddy’s mother, Leslie Connor, who spoke recently with the Advance/SILive.com. “We were …

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Reverend charged with murder in death of infant niece

Toledo Blade

The Lucas County Coroner’s Office ruled the baby died of “abusive head trauma” following an autopsy conducted Tuesday, according to a news …

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West Virginia man on meth sentenced in crash, baby’s death


His girlfriend was taken to a hospital where the baby was born through emergency delivery and died of multiple blunt-force injuries. Stay with WVVA for …

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Schenectady police investigate baby’s death

Albany Times Union

Upon arrival, medics administered care and the baby was sent to Ellis Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. Dearing said it is too …

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UPDATE: Man charged in baby’s death; circumstances still unclear


JANESVILLE. A criminal complaint released Thursday does not make clear how a baby was killed in her home early Saturday morning. The complaint …

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‘You were my heart’: Crowd gathers, mourns at vigil following baby’s death


A criminal complaint charges Steven M. Horan with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of the 15-month-old Janesville girl. Angela Major.

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Your Views: Wrong words picked to describe baby’s death

Janesville Gazette

Unfortunately, the infant perished. In the story, Police Chief David Moore is quoted as saying his hope is the death is “just an anomaly.”.

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Tucson woman facing murder, abuse charges after second baby dies


“Esmy passed away due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which is sadly common in all babies but more common in premies,” the GoFundMe …

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Memorial Page

American SIDS Institute

… created this page to honor those infants lost as a result of sudden infant death. Please keep the following babies and their families in your thoughts.

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Each Baby Counts report recommends new measures to reduce stillbirths, baby deaths and brain …


There are still too many avoidable stillbirths, baby deaths and brain injuries that occur during term labour in the UK, finds the latest report from Each …

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Baby girl found dead in Pasadena park restroom

The Pasadena Star-News

The baby didn’t have any obvious signs of trauma and her cause of death will be determined by the coroner. Coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani …

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Northeast Iowa Father Charged with Murder in Baby’s Death


According to online court records, 25-year-old Shane Morris, is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He was …

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Mother, boyfriend facing murder charges for Youngstown baby’s death


Mother, boyfriend facing murder charges for Youngstown baby’s death. Local News. Detective Sgt. Chad Zubal called it “the worst case of child abuse” …

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Hythe baby death: ‘Increasing concern’ for mother

BBC News

The baby’s death is being treated as unexplained, police said. Suzanne Cunningham, director of midwifery at University Hospital Southampton, said: …

Dead baby boy found in Hampshire woodland – BBC News

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Mansfield baby death: Woman, 25, arrested after 20-month-old dies in hospital

Sky News

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested after a 20-month-old baby died at a hospital in Mansfield. Police were called to a report of concerns for the …

Woman, 25, charged with neglect after death of 20-month-old toddler in Mansfield – The Sun

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Hampshire newborn baby death: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder

Sky News

… boy was found dead in woodland in Hampshire. The 36-year-old was detained as part of the ongoing police investigation into the infant’s death and …

Hythe baby death: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder – BBC News

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Brisbane baby’s death suspicious: police

Brisbane Times

A three-month-old baby girl found unconscious at a north Brisbane home has died in hospital. Police and paramedics called to a disturbance at a …

Family vow for ‘justice’ as murder probe launched over death of Brisbane baby – 9News

No clues, no arrests in baby death – Morning Bulletin

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Boyfriend charged with murder & child abuse in GR boy’s death


The child was transported by ambulance to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids where he was pronounced dead. On Thursday, an …

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Baby dies after put next to space heater, officials say


A baby in Georgia has died after a county sheriff said the 5-month-old was left next to a space heater in a room, alone. Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies …

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Volusia County father arrested in connection with infant’s 2018 death

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

– A father of a less than 3-month-old baby was arrested on murder charges in connection to his baby’s death in 2018. According to the Volusia County …

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Evansville man arrested, accused of beating child with belt

Evansville Courier & Press

Officers were called to a home on March 10 for a child abuse report, according to a probable cause affidavit from the Evansville Police Department.

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Parents fighting to prevent child abuse deaths hit hurdles across state, legal system


Tedesco said neighbors reported the abuse, so did teachers who called the Mahoning County Department of Jobs and Family Services. When …

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Judge rejects plea agreement when York County man accused of child abuse says he ‘didn’t do …


Authorities say a pair of infant twins were spared from the alleged abuse. The children’s mother, 26-year-old Janay Fountain, earlier pleaded guilty to …

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Authorities: Man accused of brutally beating, hospitalizing 2-month-old baby


MORROW COUNTY, Wash. — Officials arrested Cody Thomas Hendren, 28, for two counts of assault after he allegedly beat a two-month-old child so …

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Watch Teen Wrestling Champ Manhandle ‘Superhuman’ Kidnap Suspect In New Mexico Gas …


Arroyo was booked and charged with kidnapping, two counts of child abuse, … Arroyo has no prior relation to the mother and children he allegedly …

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McFeely: At sentencing for Justis Burland’s killer, reality hits hard


Belt whippings, beatings with planks of wood, scaldings, being held … who pleaded guilty to killing a child by beating him looked and sounded like.

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‘I didn’t do anything:’ Judge refuses plea from man in West York ‘house of horrors’ case

York Daily Record/Sunday News

Charles Benjamin, 73, of York, is accused of beating the children — who ranged in age from 2 to 6 — with items including a board, belt and curtain rod …

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Fans accuse Martin Bakole of sharing ‘child porn’ video, want answers

WBN – World Boxing News

child porn is much worse than woman-beating.” “Martin Bakole posts a video of child sexual abuse on Twitter and gets nothing.” “Have the board seen …

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Videos show large groups of teens fighting in Louisville during coronavirus crisis


Then, the beating begins — one woman was dragged, another woman body … “I would ask every parent to know where your child is,” he said. “That’s …

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Thug jailed after beating his ex-girlfriend unconscious just weeks after giving birth to his baby

Shields Gazette

Newcastle Crown Court heard Roche, 22, also beat up a man who tried to intervene in the violence, which happened outside a house in South …

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North Texas Hospital Reports Spike In Severe Child Abuse Cases; Believe Linked To Stress From …

CBS Pittsburgh

COM) – Doctors at Cook Children’s Hospital say they believe the stresses from the coronavirus pandemic are linked to six cases of severe child abuse …

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Pasco Man Arrested in Horrific Child Abuse Beating


Police say Tre’vere Brown, who is reportedly the boyfriend of the child’s mother, was arrested March 20 after an investigation. Police were alerted March …

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San Carlos Park man faces battery, child abuse charges after allegedly beating three at home

The News-Press

Craig Charles Harth, 48, remained in Lee County Jail Tuesday on $170,000 bond, charged with abuse of a child without great bodily harm, battery by a …

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Man pleads guilty in fatal child abuse case in New Mexico


Jordan Nunez, 21, entered his guilty plea in a First Judicial District courtroom in Santa Fe on Friday to reckless permitting child abuse resulting in …

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Father arrested for allegedly beating baby boy

The Daily Post

A father was arrested in San Carlos yesterday (March 24) after his four-month-old baby boy was beaten so brutally that he had to be taken to a children’s …

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Wichita man sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for sexually assaulting, beating children


In February, a jury found McFadden guilty of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of rape, and five counts of abuse of a …

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Kan. man sentenced for sex assault, beating girlfriend’s children

hays Post

– A Kansas man has been sentenced for the sexual assault and beatings of several children. Eric McFadden, 38 of Wichita, was sentenced Wednesday …

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Chicago woman gets prison for beating death of son in Iowa

ABC News

She pleaded guilty to child endangerment resulting in death and child endangerment-multiple acts. Prosecutors agreed to drop a murder charge in …

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Court Docs: Man accused of beating child to death with belt & metal cane

Bakersfield Now

Mason beat the 8-year-old girl over several hours with his hands, the belt and a metal cane “leaving her covered from head to toe with visible trauma.”.

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Chicago woman sentenced to up to 50 years in son’s 2018 beating death


Jacqueline Rambert of Chicago entered a guilty plea to child endangerment in the death of her 5-year-old son in Davenport. (KWQC). By Tara Gray |.

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Two Devereux employees arrested; two others fired in child abuse case

Florida Today

Two Devereux employees were arrested this week after an abuse case in which a child was severely beaten on Feb. 9, according to arrest reports.

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Merrill Woman Out on Bond After Alleged Beating, Strangulation of Teen


(WAOW) – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of alleged child abuse involving two children. A redacted police report says …

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Police arrest man in fatal beating of his child’s mother

Fox Baltimore

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A 24-year-old man was charged Sunday in the beating death of the mother of his child, Dover police said. Officers responded to …

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Dad gets 10 years for beating baby son (newborn sister died)

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Prosecutors said Meli had physically abused his toddler son, referred to in court by the initials “A.B.” Some of the abuse was captured on video …

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Mom’s Boyfriend Allegedly Beat Ala. Boy, 1, to Death, Refused to Call 911 Despite Mom’s Pleas


Knight was initially detained Tuesday on aggravated child abuse charges. … He was loving, and caring, and just a precious little baby boy whose …

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Tyrone man who openly admitted beating his children jailed

Belfast Telegraph

A Co Tyrone man who was due to contest cruelty charges has changed his plea at the last minute, amid claims the beating and ear-pulling of children …

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Child Abuse Cannot Be Tolerated in Public Schools


Last year, the state’s Department of Children and Family Services opened investigations into 21 allegations of child abuse at Gages Lake School, …

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CPS: Murdered baby grabbed by leg, hit against table, dresser


Jermaine Abron, the boyfriend of Josiah’s mom, is in the Kent County jail facing charges of open murder and first-degree child abuse. Jermaine Abron …

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Woman charged after ‘starving and beating her fiancé’s toddler son, leaving him with cuts and …

The Sun

WDRB reported that his “injuries meet the definition of child abuse by torture.” Some of the injuries had healed without ever being reported.

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Mom in New Mexico Christian sect sentenced in son’s death

Santa Fe New Mexican

… in prison after being convicted of child abuse and other charges in the case. … leaders treating followers like slaves and physically beating children.

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A trauma-informed approach to teaching through coronavirus — for students everywhere, online or …

Washington Post

Kids are anxious. So are their parents and teachers and principals and superintendents and friends and elected officials. For those people who were …

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New Mexico Agrees to Revamp Its ‘Broken’ Foster Care System

The New York Times

According to the lawsuit, New Mexico also has the highest rate of childhood trauma exposure in the country, with 18 percent of children having …

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Child Abuse and Related Trauma Rise in Times of Crisis, Authorities Warn

Saint Croix Source

“But,” she said, “for the people who have experienced abuse and trauma, when they become overwhelmed they do to their children what was done to …

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Cullman County man accused of shaking child, causing brain trauma


– A 26-year-old man from Hanceville is accused of shaking a child causing seizures and brain trauma. Now Aaron Anthony Stites, of Hanceville, is facing …

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The Coronavirus Effect: How “COVID-19 Kids” Will Recover From Trauma


The good news for parents is that psychologists, specifically psychologists who work on childhood trauma, are more or less unanimous on one specific …

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Children’s Home Society of NC Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Mountaineer

Recent research shows that experiencing trauma, like child abuse or neglect, can drastically change the brain and increase the risk of health and …

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Childhood trauma results in resentment

Cumberland Times-News

DEAR AMY: I have abandonment issues. My biological mother left me when I was a baby. Due to the extreme parental neglect in my infancy, the courts …

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Science X Account


UMass Medical School child trauma expert co-authors COVID-19 resource for supporting children’s well-being. Sandra Gray. UMass Medical School …

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Doctor warns of child abuse risks during pandemic, economic downturn

NBC Montana

… last economic downturn between 2007 and 2009 resulted in a 65% increase in abusive head trauma, formerly known as shaken baby syndrome.

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Parker: Child protection remains crucial in midst of crisis

Gaston Gazette

The high levels of stress that result from childhood trauma can hinder development across multiple domains and place a child at risk for poor outcomes …

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Entendamos el trauma infantil

SAMHSA Publications

MENU. CLOSE; Find Treatment. BACKCLOSE; Treatment Locators Find treatment facilities and programs in the United States or U.S. Territories for …

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Developmental Analysis of Draft DSM-5-TR Criteria for Prolonged Grief Disorder


He will also discuss some of the implications, risks, and opportunities that a new grief disorder can bring to the field of child and adolescent bereavement …

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