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February 4, 2014

New CDC Vital Signs: Child Passenger Safety

One in three children who died in crashes in 2011 was not buckled up, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Read Full Story

October 21, 2013

Spanking young kids linked to aggressive behavior, language woes by age 9

Spanking may leave a lasting impact on children, well past their initial punishment Read Full Story

June 27, 2013

Keep Kids Safe This Summer

Help your kids stay safe and healthy while they enjoy summer fun! Teach them simple health tips at home and at play. Download

December 15, 2012

The President Had It Right

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August 16, 2012

The new school (health) rules

Stay on top of guidelines about everything from germs and vaccines to bullying and concussions with this handy to-do list. Read Full Story

July 25, 2012

MD Ranks #10 in Child Well-Being

The Annie E. Casey Foundation KidsCount Report is in. Read Full Story

June 12, 2012

Caution Urged After Several Children Fall From Open Windows

After a series of incidents in which small children fell from open windows, Howard County Police, the Health Department and Department of Fire and Rescue Services are urging parents to use caution when it comes to window safety Read Full Story

February 8, 2012

Spanking Kids can cause long-term harm

Spanking children can cause long-term developmental damage and may even lower a child's IQ, according to a new Canadian analysis that seeks to shift the ethical debate over corporal punishment into the medical sphere. Read Full Story

January 9, 2012

Protecting Maryland's Most Vulnerable

Local Agencies Use Education, Advocacy to Head off Child Abuse and Neglect Read Full Story

October 17, 2011

America's Child Death Shame

This BBC special report highlights the epidemic of child deaths in America due to maltreatment. Read Full Story

July 19, 2011

Summer Safety: Tips to Help Avoid Abduction and Harm

There have been a lot of abductions of children in America this summer. Read more to help keep your child safe. Read Full Story

June 29, 2011

Rethinking NPR's Shaken Baby Syndrome Story

Some thoughts on NPR's "Rethinking Shaken Baby Syndrome" story. Read Full Story

February 23, 2011

Understanding the ACE Study on Child Abuse & Neglect

Learn more about how child abuse and neglect affect children later as adults. Read Full Story

January 25, 2011

Parents are the key

Parents are the key to preventing teen car crashes. Read Full Story

October 3, 2010

Child Abuse Rises When Parents Lose Their Jobs

Child maltreatment in the U.S. can be directly linked to unemployment rates, researchers reported here. Read Full Story

May 17, 2010

Children kill puppy in park

Hear why children lash out against defenseless animals in this story from WBAL TV. Read Full Story

April 13, 2010

Time to Spare the Rod in Black Communities

Read this wonderful article on why it's time to spare the rod with our children in black communities. Read Full Story

February 3, 2010

Child Abuse Numbers Drop

As reported on CBS Evening News on February 3, 2010 Read Full Story

February 3, 2010

Child Abuse Drops Sharply in U.S.

Study shows incidents declined by 26 percent from 1993 to 2006. Read Full Story

September 1, 2009

Families Eating Dinner Together

A Recipe for Long-Term Health and Well-Being Read Full Story

March 18, 2009

A Vow to Andrew Griffin

Rodgers Forge child abuse case serves painful reminder of commmunity's need to be involved. › Read More

December 27, 2008

Tough times require extraordinary kindness

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August 28, 2007

Family Tree sees collaboration as key to child abuse prevention

A forward-looking child abuse and neglect prevention agency makes practicing what it preaches a high priority. "We have a collaborative way of working with families and the broader community, and that is very distinctive about what we do," said Patricia Cronin, executive director of 10-year-old Family Tree, a nonprofit that educates 16,000 Marylanders a year in family welfare matters. › Read More

April 29, 2007

Shrinking race gap in infant death rate

Program aims to reduce deaths of black babies. › Read More

January 8, 2007

The Family Tree Teaches Positive Parenting Skills

There are thousands of children in Maryland who at first glance do not appear to have special needs. They're in good health. They're keeping up with their peers. But something terrible has happened to them|. They have been neglected or abused by the adults in their lives, and that abuse can have a life-long emotional impact on their lives. › Read More

November 17, 2006

Child abuse spikes at report card time

The Family Tree examines abuse at report card time and suggests how to prevent it from happening. › Read More