Here are three things you can do as a parent to prevent abuse of your child while at daycare. Do your homework when picking a daycare. Find out the licensing agency and research if there have ever been any issues. Figure out who will be around your child and ask for background checks. Get references and talk with others regarding their experiences with the daycare. Visit the facility while children are there to get a feel for how things are run. Your child’s safety is most important. Continue doing your homework. Even if it seems like you have found the
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Lisa Herrera, the mother of 7-year-old Isabella watched her get on the bus to go to school. Lisa constantly reminded the school bus driver and the school bus aid about her daughter’s special needs. Isabella suffered from neuromuscular disorder, which affects her walking and head control. When Isabella gets on the bus, the school staff is supposed to tilt Isabella’s wheelchair in order to stabilize her head. On one particular day the staff aboard the bus forgot to do that. The school bus video shows Isabella’s head bobbing back and forth many times over a 17 minute period. The bus
In November 2011, the Reyes family dropped their son off at Wenatchee High School just like any other day, but what they didn’t know was that their son wasn’t coming home. The school’s gym teacher Ed Knaggs decided to have his class tread water in the deep end of the school’s pool. Knaggs didn’t check to see if all 26 of his students could swim, and even worse, he decided he didn’t need to devote his full attention to the class. Antonio Reyes drowned in gym class that day. The Reyes family brought a lawsuit against the school for negligent
The family of Deborah Braillard has been fighting in court for seven years over her death in a Maricopa County Jail. Braillard’s family filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other city official for gross medical negligence. According to the lawsuit, Braillard was denied insulin for more than two days. When she was finally taken to a hospital, she died. A jury has been deliberating a proper settlement, but they haven’t reached an agreement yet. In addition to the disagreement, protestors from Citizens for a Better Arizona have disrupted the settlement according to a jury supervisor. The family has
Parents do everything they can to protect their children, but during school hours it becomes the duty of the faculty and staff to assume this role of protection. For the most part, bullying only occurs on school grounds, a place where parents aren’t able to protect their children. Most parents teach their children to ignore bullies and take the high road, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. In 2007, the parents of 12-year-old Brandon Myers lived their worst nightmare. Brandon hanged himself in their family home after all of the bullying and torment pushed him over the edge. The
Many gyms are now offering day-care services to help parents enjoy a worry-free workout. LA Fitness is one of these gyms, but there’s one thing they don’t mention; gym child-care facilities are not regulated by state services, they set their own requirements. This may explain why Kristyna and Brian Peter found their 18-month-old daughter walking around the gym unsupervised with heavy weights and hundreds of strangers. Their daughter was able to walk out of the day-care center unnoticed and get within walking distance of the front door. Parents that drop off their children at day-care facilities put a reasonable amount
Police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old boy while he was at KinderCare. The cause of death is not known, but police arrived to find the KinderCare staff performing CPR on the infant. It’s tragic when a child dies without any explanation, especially when the child was under the supervision of a school or daycare staff. Teachers and staff are supposed to supervise the children. Better supervision avoids most tragedies. Parents drop their children off at school or daycare with the expectation that their children are going to be safe from harm, but when the school fails to provide
In 2005, a sophomore at Hunters Lane High School in Nashville, Tennessee rode the bus home from school and was assaulted by two other students, leaving him with serious physical injuries. The victim, Brandon Wilson, and his parents sued for damages.
Hearing stories of sexual abuse in day cares can be upsetting to anyone, but most especially to parents with young children. As a parent, when you enroll a child in a day care facility, you should feel comforted and assured that your child will be kept free from physical and emotional harm. It’s a travesty when a day care fails to uphold their promise to keep your child safe.
While it may not be unheard of for children to touch each other inappropriately without bad intentions, it’s when things go too far that parents should rightfully be concerned. On a parenting web forum on city-data.com, a mother posted her concern after her child was involved in an inappropriate touching incident while at daycare.
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