CHILD NEGLECT RESOURCES

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Boy found handcuffed to N.C. porch with dead chicken speaks out, recalls sickening abuse
"Nearly two years after an 11-year-old foster boy was found chained to a North Carolina porch with a dead chicken around his neck, he's speaking out about his extreme abuse, saying 'I knew they wouldn't believe it.'"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 30, 2015.

Drunk Conn. dad passes out on sidewalk, leaves daughter in stroller in the road: cops
"A Connecticut father was so plastered he passed out on a sidewalk, leaving his 4–year–old daughter stranded in her stroller on the side of a road, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 24, 2015.

Day care employee tries to bribe mom after leaving toddler in hot van for six hours: report
"An employee at a Chapel Hill, N.C., day care center lost her job after she left a toddler inside a hot van for at least six hours, local reports said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, JUNE 19, 2015.

Virginia Woman Faces 2nd Charge of Leaving Kids in Hot Car
"RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia woman left her two children in a hot car while being booked on a charge of committing the same crime a couple of weeks earlier, police said Wednesday."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, JUNE 10, 2015.

Washington dad facing sex charges related to 12 children fathered with women in secret 'cult'
"Two mothers are accused of standing by and doing nothing as their 12 children were physically and sexually abused by their father in what's being described by authorities as a secret 'cult.'
The sickening allegations involving Washington dad Melford Warren Jr., 43, led to one deputy calling it 'one of the worst cases of abuse we've ever seen,' Q13 News reported.
'These children were held against their will, denied nutrition, denied medical care, and physically and sexually abused,' Scott Wilson, of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, told the station after asserting his claim.
Detectives say Warren's children, ranging in age from infanthood to 13, were taught to hide the abuse and never speak with police."
Daily News, May 27, 2015.

California mom leaves food, bedtime instructions for 4–year–old; goes out with friends
"A California mom abandoned her 4–year–old daughter at home for at least seven hours while she went out with friends, authorities said.
Bing Chen, 28, later told police the girl was fine because she'd left food and instructions telling her when to eat and go to bed, cops said.
Neighbors told investigators they'd heard a child crying since about 3 p.m. on Monday and finally called the manager of the Rancho Cucamonga apartment complex about 8:25 p.m.
The mom finally returned about 10:30 p.m. Speaking through an interpreter, she told the deputy she'd gone to San Diego with her friends.
Daily News, April 16, 2015.

Cleveland toddler gains control of 'untended' firearm, fatally shoots 1–year–old boy in head: Police
"Cops are still trying to determine how the 3–year–old managed to gain possession of the weapon, but Williams described the firearm as 'untended.' He said that at least one adult was home at the time of the fatal shooting, ABC 5 reported."
Daily News, April 12, 2015.

Oregon couple charged with starving 7–week–old son to death while mom used breast milk in online porn: police
"An Oregon couple accused of letting their 7–week–old starve to death son admitted to producing fetish videos using the mom's breast milk, police said.
Stephen Michael Williams Jr. and Amanda Marie Hancock were charged with murder by abuse Tuesday after an autopsy revealed their infant son, Data Toria Hancock, died from starvation last month."
Daily News, February 19, 2015.

Swiss 16–month–old dies after parents leave child in car while at work
"An unidentified child died after a parent forgot to go to a day care to drop them off. Officials said the kid was left in the vehicle for the entirety of the work day and a criminal inquiry has since been launched."
Daily News, August 31, 2014.
Only in America? Apparently not....

Mother of boys found in squalid Denver home pleads guilty to child abuse
" DENVER (Reuters)—The mother of four young boys who were found inside a squalid Denver home suffering from malnutrition and unable to speak except by grunts pleaded guilty on Friday to felony child abuse, prosecutors said.
Reuters Press, August 08, 2014.

Couple jailed for keeping 2 girls locked inside filthy trailer home for 3 years—while they played World of Warcraft
"A jobless California couple addicted to the World of Warcraft video game is now behind bars for keeping two young female relatives locked inside their filth–infested trailer home for three years."
Daily News, August 08, 2014.

Police: 25–pound boy nearly starved, beaten by family.
"(CNN)—A 7–year–old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch."
CNN, July 20, 2014.

  • Mom, grandparents of starved boy held for trial
    "MERCER, Pa. (AP)—The mother and maternal grandparents of an 8–year–old Pennsylvania boy doctors said "looked like a Holocaust survivor" were ordered on Thursday to stand trial on attempted murder and other charges for allegedly denying the boy food regularly and hiding him from public view."
    Associated Press, August 07, 2014.

Single mom left small kids home alone for 5 days while she was stuck in jail
"Qiara Emerson, 23, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. But she neglected to tell officers that her 1– and 3–year-old children were home alone in the family's Auburn condo. When cops barged in, the crying children were reportedly covered in filth and feces."
Daily News, June 26, 2014.

CA mother, boyfriend held for murder of 3–year–old daughter
New York Daily News, February 3, 2014

No Spousal Privilege in Criminal Child–Abuse Cases, Judge Rules
The Legal Intelligencer, February 15, 2012

Dog Kills Baby: Husky Mauls 3-Day-Old Howard Nicholson In Pittsburgh
Huffington Post, February 17, 2012

Refugee Nunu Sung, who abandoned her newborn, is in court again over parental rights
Chicago Tribune, January 20, 2012

Vancouver woman, man arrested in 'cage-like' confinement of autistic boys
The Oregonian, April 13, 2011

After Abuse, Changes in the Brain
New York Times, February 23, 2009

Child Neglect
Fact sheet from the American Humane Association [2007]

Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment and Intervention
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families [2006]

Police: Abusive Dad Ruled House of Horrors
Boston Herald, June 15, 2001

Mom Arrested After Baby Found In Hot Van
WRTV, July 29, 2002

DCF Aide is Found Drunk, Cops Say
Miami Herald, July 27, 2002

Hutchins, Texas 'Girl in the Closet' Case Archive
Articles related to the neglect, physical, and sexual abuse of Hutchins, TX girl confined in closet for years, after initial relinquishment by biological mother and subsequent regaining of custody from foster parents. [Concludes July 16, 2002]

Jailing Parents After Tragedy Tough Call
Dallas Morning News, July 11, 2002

Toxic Childhoods
HealthScoutNews, April 12, 2002

Child Left Unattended For Hours Dies In Day Care Van
Daytona Beach News-Journal, August 11, 2001

Woman Sentenced for Leaving Children in Trunk
Associated Press, July 31, 2001

Father Indicted in Death of 4-Month-Old in Van
Star Tribune, July 27, 2001

20,000 Children Living With Parents Addicted to Drugs
The Scotsman, July 25, 2001

Infant Forgotten in Pickup, Mother Arrested
Associated Press, July 22, 2001

Normal Life Within Victims' Grasp Despite Childhood Trauma of Abuse
The Dallas Morning News, June 16, 2001

A Frazzled Father Who Lost His Head
Tampa Tribune, June 2, 2001

Attention Deficit
Mother Jones, 1999

Child Neglect: Its Causes and Role in Delinquency
A Report from the New South Wales (Australia) Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, December 1996

Spotlight on Child Neglect
Issues in Child Abuse Prevention, No. 4, Winter 1995

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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American Humane Association
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117
Toll-free: 1-800-227-4645
www.americanhumane.org/children/

Childhelp USA
15757 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480-922-8212
Toll-Free Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
www.childhelpusa.org

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
25 W. 560 Geneva Rd., Suite L2C
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Phone: (630) 221-1311
www.ispcan.org

Kempe Children's Center
1825 Marion Street
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303) 864-5300
www.kempecenter.org

National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
PO Box K241
Haymarket
NSW 1240
Phone: 02 9211 0224
www.napcan.org.au

National Child Protection Clearinghouse
Australian Institute of Family Studies
300 Queen Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: 03 9214 7888
www.aifs.org.au/nch/
The NCPC collects, shares, monitors and distributes information on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Toll-free: 1-800-394-3366
www.childwelfare.gov/can/

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Population and Public Health Branch - Health Canada
Address Locator: 1907D1
Jeanne Mance Building
Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, ON K1A 1B4
Phone : (613) 957-2938
Toll-free: 1-800-267-1291
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Surge 1 - FLDC
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-7799
www.ndacan.cornell.edu

Neglect of Children
National Exchange Club Foundation
3050 Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: (419) 535-5232
Toll-free: 1-800-924-2643
www.preventchildabuse.com/neglect.htm

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