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Online vulnerability: Are your children safe?

| March 15, 2017 at 03:42 pm

Rafael Nuñez - Online Safety

Without a doubt, Internet has a whole universe of entertainment for children to explore online. There, they can play, learn, create, and connect. Especially that, connect with other people. There’s where the hazard starts.

Are you really aware of all the danger your kids are exposed to when they’re online? Often, we hear and read about cases of children talking to strangers online, and how those strangers turned out to be way different (and older) than what your children expected. It is important that us, as adults, guide our kids to understand all the dangers and how vulnerable they are when navigating on the net on their own. (more…)

Have you heard of Thorn?

| February 16, 2017 at 01:38 pm

Rafael Nuñez - Thorn

 

Founded in 2009 under the name of DNA Foundation, by Hollywood actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Thorn is an organization that seeks to stop human and children trafficking from all around the world.

The idea and concept of the foundation comes as a result of Demi watching a MSNBC documentary about human trafficking and sexual slavery in Cambodia. Disgusted by what she had just watched, Moore started a research to find out that these crimes do not only happen in Cambodia or Africa, but in the United States and the rest of the world, as well. (more…)

April 2016 Update: Annual Safer Schools Seminar

| June 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

Child abuse

On April 23 – 27, CPCR, the Office of Basic Education Commission, and the Ministry of Education hosted an annual seminar focusing on creating safer schools for children. School boards and teacher leaders focused on for main topics: safeguarding in schools, positive discipline, sex education, and appropriate student behavior. They also developed a working plan for 2016.

CPCR invited Ticha na-Nakorn, Director of the Juvenile Observation and Protection Center in Baan Kanchanapisek, to share her experience supporting children in conflict with the law. “Change Your Attitude, Change Your Behavior” was her motto. She designs treatment programa based on child behavior. Family members also played a vital in supporting their children. Ms. na-Nakorn’s work inspired all participants to develop better programs in the future.

 

Source: www.cpcrthailand.org

Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect in Federal Law

| June 12, 2016 at 01:08 pm

Federal legislation provides guidance to States by identifying a minimum set of acts or behaviors that define child abuse and neglect. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (42 U.S.C.A. § 5106g), as amended by the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, defines child abuse and neglect as, at minimum: (more…)

Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

| January 13, 2016 at 02:35 pm

The prevalence of child sexual abuse is difficult to determine because it is often not reported; experts agree that the incidence is far greater than what is reported to authorities. CSA is also not uniformly defined, so statistics may vary. Statistics below represent some of the research done on child sexual abuse.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau report Child Maltreatment 2010 found that 9.2% of victimized children were sexually assaulted (page 24).

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Domestic violence and child abuse frequently go hand-in-hand: report

| December 17, 2015 at 12:19 pm

The Australian Institute of Family Studies found children who witness domestic violence are also more likely to experience other forms of maltreatment, including sexual abuse.

The institute’s director, Anne Hollonds, said the report reviewed international evidence on the effect of domestic violence on children.

“We know that 61 per cent of women who experience violence themselves had dependent children in their care, so that’s a lot of kids in a lot of families,” she said.

Video still: Blurred image of woman and child

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The number of child abuse cases in the military hits a decade high

| September 10, 2015 at 02:33 pm

Confirmed cases of abuse and neglect of military children increased markedly in 2014, Defense Department data showed on Wednesday, prompting concerns among Pentagon about efforts to safeguard the nation’s over 1 million military children.

In fiscal year 2014, officials tracking family violence within the military confirmed 7,676 cases of child abuse or neglect, an increase of 10 percent from the previous year, according to annual statistics on child abuse and domestic violence. Confirmed cases of neglect – which excludes physical and sexual abuse – rose by 14 percent, military officials said.

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Woodruff mother charged with neglect after 5 children found living in squalor

| September 9, 2015 at 01:53 pm

cpiuWOODRUFF, SC (FOX Carolina) -A Woodruff mother has been charged after deputies found five children, including a paralyzed girl covered with insect bites, living in a filthy home. Crystal Lawson, 35, has been charged with five counts of unlawful neglect of a child. Spartanburg County deputies visited the home on Snowmill Road after receiving reports of the home and children’s conditions from a family member, investigative reports state.

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Heroux: Protecting kids from pedophiles

| November 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

children's daySexual predation on children and youths is back in the national spotlight since Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football defense coordinator, has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple boys over 15 years.

It doesn’t take much imagination to understand the horrors and damage caused by sex offenders. And it’s hard to talk about the facts of any criminal behavior since misinformation is common and ideas contrary to misinformation are quickly associated as soft on crime. The nuances of any criminal behavior are complicated.
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New Promises to Children: Campaign Kicks Off in Idaho

| July 25, 2011 at 10:09 am

kids and 50mm 1.2 BOISE, Idaho – Promises are being made to every child in Idaho, and around the country. The basic idea is that every child deserves to live in a nurturing environment that supports healthy brain development, and everyone has an obligation to help make that happen. The “National Movement for America’s Children” comes from Prevent Child Abuse America and other children’s-advocacy groups.

Idaho Children’s Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho executive director Roger Sherman says there’s no one solution to make good on the promises. (more…)