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How to Choose a Safe and Healthy Daycare Center in South Carolina

Every day, working parents across the country drop off or pick up their children from daycare. Millions of kids will spend time in these centers, and there are hundreds – even thousands – of centers in each state from which to choose. Quality childcare costs thousands of dollars each year, and many parents feel anxious…

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Signs of Physical Abuse at Residential Treatment Facilities

Residential treatment facilities (RTF) for children and teens is a billion-dollar industry. Programs that go by names like therapeutic residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools, teen wilderness programs, juvenile boot camp programs or other similar monikers have a troubling problem with physical assaults – both from staff and from other residents. When these incidents of violence…

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Why Are Treatment Facilities Using Restraints on Our Children?

For many parents, caring for a child with special needs, disabilities, or a mental health disorder is difficult and emotionally draining. The ultimate goal is to keep their children at home and under the care of the family. Unfortunately, through no fault of their own, some children need more intensive and round-the-clock care, and some…

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Child Abuse in Residential Treatment Facilities – The Signs

Every day in residential treatment facilities and group homes, children and teens experience some sort of abuse. Many of these young patients cannot advocate for themselves, due to disabilities and inability to communicate. It is imperative parents and loved ones recognize the signs of abuse, both emotional and physical. Welcome to an ongoing series of…

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Coaching Abuse and Youth Athletes: What You Should Know

Sports coaches – especially the ones who work with our children – are supposed to be motivators, teachers and sometimes even amateur psychologists. When those coaches fail in their responsibilities and instead expose our children to psychological or physical abuse, they need to be held accountable for their actions. A recent article in Sports Illustrated…

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