Latest Child welfare News

Report blasts Virginia schools' handling of sex assaults

Dec. 05, 2022 17:01 PM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A special grand jury convened at the direction of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has issued a scathing report against a northern Virginia school system accusing it of mishandling a student who sexually assaulted classmates at two different high schools last year. ...

Girl killed, another badly injured in Germany knife attack

Dec. 05, 2022 15:08 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police said a 14-year-old girl died and a 13-year-old girl was seriously injured after they were attacked by a man with a knife on their way to school Monday. Police in the southwestern city of Ulm said first responders resuscitated the older girl before she...

Ukrainians hid orphaned children from Russian deportation

Dec. 05, 2022 02:57 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, health staff at a children’s hospital in the south started secretly planning how to save the babies. Russians were suspected of seizing orphan children and sending them to Russia, so staff at the...

Both sides see high stakes in gay rights Supreme Court case

Dec. 03, 2022 10:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples. Rule for the designer and the justices will expose not only same-sex...

Indiana judge won't block probe over 10-year-old's abortion

Dec. 02, 2022 19:09 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general can keep investigating an Indianapolis doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio, a judge ruled Friday. An attempt to block a probe by Attorney General Todd...

Ex-deputy who used stun gun on Espanola teen gets plea deal

Dec. 02, 2022 11:47 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico sheriff's deputy who faced charges for using a stun gun on a teen with special needs has agreed to never work in law enforcement again. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday that attorneys for Jeremy Barnes, a fired Rio Arriba County...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 02, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. November 30, 2022. Editorial: CT transportation has a new driver When it comes to public transportation, it’s all about speed. Everyone is looking for a shortcut. Can the GPS find a way around traffic? Will trains ever get...

Landmark trial on Arkansas trans youth medical ban wraps up

Dec. 01, 2022 18:34 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nation's first trial on a ban on gender-confirming care for children ended Thursday, as Arkansas wrapped up its case defending the prohibition with testimony from an endocrinologist opposed to such treatments for minors. U.S. District Judge Jay Moody,...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Dec. 01, 2022 15:35 PM EST

Bowling Green Daily News. November 25, 2022. Editorial: KIDS COUNT data offer good and bad news Each year, the Kentucky Youth Advocates releases its KIDS COUNT annual report, which provides insight into children’s lives and well-being – an important barometer. ...

AG: Penalize doctor who spoke of Ohio 10-year-old's abortion

Nov. 30, 2022 17:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general on Wednesday asked the state medical licensing board to discipline an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took...