THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Teachers play a critical role in the early detection and reporting of child abuse, according to a new study that found school closures during the height of the pandemic may have meant that up to 8,000 reports of endangered children were missed.
New Orleans rapper Mystikal was arrested over the weekend on several charges including first-degree rape and simple robbery, according to the …
Pope Francis has apologized for the Catholic Church's cooperation with Canada's "catastrophic" policy of Indigenous residential schools. The pontiff says the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, severed their families and marginalized generations in ways still being felt today. Francis spoke Monday near the site of the former Ermineskin Indian Residential School, on lands of four Cree nations south of Edmonton, Alberta. He said, "I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous peoples." The long-awaited apology opens Francis' weeklong "penitential pilgrimage" to Canada, which is meant to help the church on its path of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and help victims heal.
Ricky Martin's nephew has dropped incest and abuse claims against the singer.
The FBI has opened an investigating into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans, looking at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them.
Karine Jean-Pierre will become the new White House press secretary when Jen Psaki departs her role next week, President Joe Biden announced in a statement Thursday, becoming the first Black and out LGBTQ person to hold the position.
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This month, approximately 90 children from Montana were attending facilities approved by Montana's Medicaid program in 10 other states.
Evan Rachel Wood powerfully speaks out about the abuse she says she experienced in a new documentary.
No federal laws govern these private, for-profit residential treatment programs, boot camps, and wilderness programs. That’s left regulation largely to the states, with mixed results.
Wes Lee Whitaker, 41, was convicted by a Missoula jury in June of three felony sexual assault charges.
A jury has awarded $16.6 million to a victim of child abuse after state failed to investigate abuse allegations before the child suffered a traumatic brain injury that led to blindness, developmental delays and seizures.
Home visiting has been found to help reduce abuse and neglect, improve parents’ and children's health and promote school readiness.
A state advisory committee has recommended Montana direct $645,000 of federal COVID-19 recovery funds to increase efforts to fight exploitation of senior citizens by adding three elder councils to the state and hiring more staff to focus on crimes that hurt the elderly community.
Leaders of the world's richest nations vowed 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses for poor nations among other promises at their summit's end in England.
The bill saw support from a number of parents but significant pushback from the medical community.
A Jesuit pastor assigned to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church from 2001 to 2019 has been permanently removed from ministry after church officials found a claim of child sexual abuse from his time in Seattle to be credible.
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Efforts to keep up awareness on the issue has been made through social media, but advocates worry that government and law enforcement action on the issue has stalled, as they brace for more MMIP cases to hit amid COVID-19.
After calling it one of the worst child abuse cases he has seen, District Judge Kurt Krueger sentenced a former Butte couple to 13 years in prison Monday for abusing their adopted 12-year-old son, including handcuffing him to a milk crate in a bathtub while naked.
MISSOULA — There could have been a different Bella Butler. Maybe she’d be a college student in another state. Perhaps she’d bond with her roommates over anecdotes from her high school days.
The hallowed, 110-year-old organization filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in what could be one of the biggest, most complex bankruptcies ever seen.
An Associated Press investigation last fall found nearly 200 accused clergy members had been granted teaching, mental health or social work licenses, with roughly six dozen still holding valid licenses to work in those fields in 2019.
Two new lawsuits filed against an already embattled troubled teen program in northwest Montana allege children attending the Ranch for Kids for treatment were exploited to work on a ranch, a pizzeria and a movie theater.