In more than two decades as a child-abuse pediatrician, Dr. Lynn Sheets has noticed a trend.
Prevention is nearly always preferable to treatment when it comes to our health, and the stakes are even higher in cases of child abuse. But is it even possible to identify children at risk of abuse before it’s too late?
Painful experiences early in life can alter the brain in lasting ways.
A new study finds that rates of serious child abuse have risen slightly in the U.S. over the past 12 years, suggesting that other data showing a decline in abuse may be due to differences in reporting, rather than a true …
Using punishment to try to rehabilitate people who have already suffered years of punishment doesn’t work
Psychological abuse — including demeaning, bullying and humiliating — may be the most prevalent form of child maltreatment. Yet it’s among the hardest to identify or to treat
What will it take to stop the abuse and neglect of residents at drug-treatment centers, whose unproven practices go largely unnoticed because of lax regulations?
Children who are pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped or hit are more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness. Just one more reason to embrace alternative forms of discipline
It was late Friday night, within minutes of the announcement that former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had been found guilty of 45 of 48 counts of sexually abusing children, that the National Child Protection …
Trained home visitors can improve infant mortality rates, help kids do better in school and decrease child abuse. Why U.S. moms should follow Europe’s lead and invite them into their living rooms.
A new sub-specialty of doctors — child abuse pediatricians — are certified as experts in determining whether a broken bone or a bruise is accidental or intentional.