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What’s behind Indiana’s increase in child abuse reports?

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Shortly after an elementary principal alerted deputies something might be wrong with a child who had been absent from school for a few days, the frightened 9-year-old boy was laying in the fetal position in the lobby of the Johnson County Sherriff’s Office. The boy’s pale face was bruised, […]

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Child abuse, teen violence higher in Indiana than other states

By Ashley Steeb and Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Children in Indiana are surviving, but they may not be thriving, according to new data released Monday. The Indiana Youth Institute released their annual KIDS COUNT in Indiana Data Book, which provides information on how Hoosier children are managing. The numbers show the state’s child abuse and […]

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Community members asked to watch for signs of child abuse

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers are being asked to keep an eye out for the signs of child abuse. Community members and child welfare advocates gathered in the Statehouse Monday to recognize April as Prevent Child Abuse Awareness month. The governor said the community is key to preventing child abuse. “The truth of […]