child abuse http://www.kplu.org en UW Researcher: 1 In 8 Children At Risk Of Maltreatment, Rate Higher For Minorities http://www.kplu.org/post/uw-researcher-1-8-children-risk-maltreatment-rate-higher-minorities <p>It's the kind of case that walks into the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center maybe once a week:</p><p>Imagine a single mother, trying to hold down multiple jobs to hold her family together, turning to a neighbor for help taking care of her kids while she works. But that neighbor ends up assaulting one of her children.</p><p>And then the neighbor "gives [the child] the message, 'If you tell anybody, I won't be able to help your family anymore, you'll be taken out of your home and your mom won't believe you,'" said&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Sexual Assault Resource Center's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;executive director Mary Ellen Stone.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:07:04 +0000 Kyle Stokes 17272 at http://www.kplu.org UW Researcher: 1 In 8 Children At Risk Of Maltreatment, Rate Higher For Minorities Recession may have caused more infant abuse http://www.kplu.org/post/recession-may-have-caused-more-infant-abuse <p>It appears the economic recession has taken its toll on babies. Researchers have found the number of babies with severe head injuries nearly doubled in 2008 and 2009. Stress in the family seems to be a factor.</p><p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:11:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2758 at http://www.kplu.org Hoquiam senator single-handedly stops child rape bill http://www.kplu.org/post/hoquiam-senator-single-handedly-stops-child-rape-bill <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958870.mp3</p><p>State lawmakers have heard tearful pleas this legislative session from victims of child rape who advocate the statute of limitations be eliminated. A bill with that provision passed unanimously in the state House recently. But it appears destined for oblivion because a state Senate chairman won&rsquo;t hear the bill.</p><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:48:38 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1047 at http://www.kplu.org