Many child advocates say physical discipline is wrong, while some parents defend their actions, saying spankings can be appropriate under certain circumstances.
Bridgett Szychulski of Philadelphia faces charges that include statutory sexual assault and indecent aggravated assault.
The Minnesota Vikings announce they will allow Adrian Peterson to play on Sunday, Peterson releases a statement.
Dennis Alston, 54, is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail after a probe indicated problems at Home Sweet Home, the daycare center his wife ran out of their Timber Lane home.
Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities adopted a policy Tuesday that is designed to protect the safety of children on campus.
After last week’s media exposure, three more alleged victims came forward and told police that, while they were Anton Fomin’s students, he showed them pictures of nude children and adults.
Thomas Holliday was convicted earlier this year of hundreds of counts of child pornography and sexual abuse. Prosecutors say he sexually abused a girl starting when she was 14, and filmed almost every assault.
The mother points blame for the attacks on her longtime boyfriend, but there’s evidence that the girl was pummelled for days and weeks — perhaps even years — before she died from a ruptured liver last July.
Matthew Montgomery, 27, of South Conestoga Street near Woodland Avenue, was arrested on Wednesday.
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, in North Philadelphia, brought in scores of professionals for its second annual conference on child abuse prevention.
The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, which trains people to recognize and report suspected child abuse, says the bills contain provisions that are critical to improving how abuse is reported to authorities.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible pleaded “no contest” in the death of their young son. They had tried to heal him with prayer instead of medical care. Another of their children had died earlier in similar circumstances.
Leaving a child alone in a car constitutes child abuse or neglect in New Jersey.
The 2013 Pennsylvania legislature has passed 10 new laws that increase the protection of our children..
A judge has ordered a Philadelphia man and woman to stand trial in the starvation of their disabled toddler, saying the girl looked “like an Auschwitz child” when she died.