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The Blue Ribbon Project

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The Blue Ribbon Project

Aside from the immediate physical injuries, children can experience through maltreatment, a child’s reactions to abuse or neglect can have lifelong and even intergenerational impacts. Childhood maltreatment can be linked to later physical, psychological, and behavioral consequences as well as costs to society as a whole. These consequences may be independent of each other, but they also may be interrelated. For example, abuse or neglect may stunt the physical development of the child’s brain and lead to psychological problems, such as low self-esteem, which could later lead to high-risk behaviors, such as substance use. The outcomes for each child may vary widely and are affected by a combination of factors, including the child’s age and developmental status when the maltreatment occurred; the type, frequency, duration, and severity of the maltreatment; and the relationship between the child and the perpetrator. Additionally, children who experience maltreatment often are affected by other adverse experiences (e.g., parental substance use, domestic violence, poverty), which can make it difficult to separate the unique effects of maltreatment (Rosen, Handley, Cicchetti, & Rogosch, 2018).

The Justice for Maxwell Legal Committee is working with Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) on Maxwell's Law, intended to prevent child abuse and neglect, in memory of Max Schollenberger, the 12-year-old boy who died in March and was found dead in his bedroom in May

Visits to the emergency room for cases of child abuse and neglect of children under 18 years of age dropped by 53% in mid-March compared to the same time frame in 2019, according to a new analysis by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pornhub, one of the largest adult content sites in the world, has announced it will be banning unverified video uploads after allegations that it has been hosting child abuse videos.

Mastercard and Visa are investigating their business relationship with Pornhub after allegations that the popular porn site is hosting child sexual abuse content.

Reports of child abuse and neglect have declined significantly since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s not an indicator of fewer incidents, child and family services professionals say. Rather, it’s a sign that abuse and neglect could be flying under the radar in distanced schooling environments.

ST LOUIS  — A local state highway patrolman who rescued a 12-year-old boy from his abusive parents has been named Missouri's state employee of the month for November, officials said Monday.

Esteban M. Reynoso works in Troop C, which patrols the counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, Pike, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Warren, and Washington.

A Pulaski woman pleaded guilty to felony child abuse of a 6-month-old Tuesday despite the prosecutor’s refusal to offer a plea agreement for acts he termed, “supreme evil.”

“The innocence of a child is cherished, and we all know children lose their innocence at different times,” Pulaski County Commonwealth’s Attorney Justin Griffith told the court. Referring to photos of the injured child, he added, “We know the exact moment this baby lost his. You can see the innocence leave his face in these photos.”

The Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County has been receiving more reports of abuse recently.

During the novel coronavirus pandemic, “there has been a lot of talk about the cases going down, but the reality is, now that school is back (in session), we’ve started to see a sharp spike in the referrals and the cases that we’re getting,” said Susan Meehan during the Rotary Club of Aiken’s meeting Monday at Newberry Hall.  

BLOOMSBURY, N.J. -- "This is my brother," said Bill Cordes to his long lost brother, Robert Wilson.

That's something he hasn't been able to say for nearly 80 years. It's also how long it's been since Bill held his younger brother, Robert in his arms. In fact, it was those same arms where Bill had his baby brother taken from when he was just 8 years old. Officials at the time deemed their mother unfit to take care of them. At just four months old, Robert was put into foster care. It's a moment Bill hasn't forgotten about.

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