Kellogg Canada surveyed 403 randomly selected Canadian teachers, who said students who have not eaten breakfast are less focused, more irritable and more likely to participate in bullying.
Govt Exposed for Forcing Foster Kids, Even Toddlers to Take Dangerous Psychotropic Drugs
After years of growing concern, the California state auditor has produced a damning report describing how the state’s 79,000 foster children are being drugged with psychotropic medications at abnormally high rates.
The report found that nearly 12 percent of kids in California’s child welfare system were prescribed psychotropic medications – including antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilizers – during 2014-2015. This compares to a rate of 4 to 10 percent for non-foster kids.
Some of these vulnerable children were drugged “in amounts and dosages that exceeded state guidelines,” with no follow-up by the county to ensure these prescriptions were appropriate. Some counties also violated the law by failing to obtain court or parental approval for psychotropic medications.
This Sort of Child Abuse Just As Harmful As The Physical Kind
Around one-third of children around the world suffer this type of abuse.
Emotional abuse of children can be just as harmful as physical abuse, a new study finds.
Emotional abuse includes behaviours like intimidation, humiliation and rejection.
Around one-third of children around the world suffer emotional abuse, which is far more common than physical abuse.
Professor David Vachon, the study’s first author, said:
“…although people assume physical abuse is more harmful than other types of abuse, we found that they are associated with similar consequences.
These consequences are wide-ranging and include everything from anxiety and depression to rule-breaking and aggression.”
The researchers studied 2,300 children who attended a summer camp over 20 years.
The children were from low-income families and aged between 5 and 13-years-old.
The results overturned some common assumptions, Professor Vachon explained:
“We also tested other…
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are charging three people in the death of a 10-year-old girl — a killing called “unspeakable” by the state’s governor. Officer Tanner Tixier said in a news release Wednesday night that charges are being filed against 35-year-old Michelle Martens, 31-year-old Fabian Gonzales, and 31-year-old Jessica Kelley. The release didn’t…