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Child Abuse

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  • Woman accused of shoving child charged with child abuse, cops say

    Woman accused of shoving child charged with child abuse, cops say
    A woman is charged with child abuse and was arrested Thursday after she shoved a child down that she was supposed to be watching, according to police.
  • 'Alternative response' is no solution to child abuse [Commentary]

    Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun published an important story describing the expansion of Alternative Response (AR) across Maryland ("A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland," July 5). The new system assigns child abuse and neglect cases to...

    DCFS sued over girl's 'torture' death

     DCFS sued over girl's 'torture' death
    The family of an 8-year-old Chicago girl beaten and strangled last summer is suing the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, alleging the agency missed "telltale signs" of abuse. The tortured body of Gizzell Ford was discovered July 12 in...

    A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland

    A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland
    Baltimore is changing the way it handles cases of alleged child abuse and neglect — part of a broad social-services strategy that has been touted by Maryland officials but abandoned in some other states. The new approach, which is designed to...

    Information Key To Saving At-Risk Infants

    I serve on Connecticut's Child Fatality Review Panel, an interdisciplinary body charged with reviewing unexpected deaths of children. Because so many of the cases we review are of babies, it is hard to shake the feeling that we are always just one week...