News tagged with child protection

Medical marijuana extract for epilepsy in children

Last month, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett gave his support for preliminary research into whether medical marijuana could alleviate symptoms of certain serious health problems, including severe seizure disorders in children.

Jun 05, 2014
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Between accident and real harm in child injuries

Child abuse is a leading cause of fatality in children 0-4 years of age. Roughly 1,500 children are fatally injured each year in association with child abuse and 150,000 are permanently disabled. Many serious ...

Apr 03, 2014
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Custodial care doesn't work for troubled young people

Putting young people who have committed no crime into custodial care as recommended in the Carmody Inquiry Report won't work, says QUT's Professor Robert Lonne, after the Queensland Government announced it would implement ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Negative public images hamper child welfare investigators

Even parents who have had no contact with child welfare agencies believe negative stereotypes about social workers and the likely outcomes of abuse or neglect investigations, misconceptions that complicate agencies' efforts ...

Mar 15, 2013
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Catastrophic neglect behind child deaths often overlooked

Neglect is not being taken seriously enough and should be treated with the same urgency as physical or sexual abuse, the NSPCC children's charity warned today following the publication of new research by the University of ...

Mar 12, 2013
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