Attention isn't just nice, it's necessary for normal brain development. Without the right kind, infants grow into troubled teens and adults.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
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Kids at Risk
Even parents who were abused and neglected themselves can learn how to treat their own children well.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
Scientists used to believe that the adult brain was rigid. But recent evidence shows it remains capable of generating new cells and circuitry — of adapting.READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
Critical life skills like wariness of strangers, impulse control and the ability to distinguish right from wrong can all become casualties of a neglectful childhood.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
With the help of neuro-imaging, Romanian orphans and the "Still Face Experiment" researchers are shedding light and hope on neglect, the most common - by far - form of child maltreatment.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Seattle's Rita Zawaideh is building treatment clinics - and hope - for refugee children from Syria and Iraq.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Exact numbers remain elusive, but evidence suggests that hundreds of young children are sexually exploited each year in Washington State.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder told DSHS last week that the agency has to actually complete all 21 required foster care reforms before claiming compliance.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Even police say that enforcement has changed to concentrate on social services and protecting teenagers. But are we doing enough?READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
Tackling the flood of Backpage postings, online sex 'hobbyists' and the hidden world of male prostitutes.READ MORE 15 COMMENTS
The new face of Seattle's sex industry has left local cops lamenting the 'good old days' of gentleman pimps and Aurora Ave arrests.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
Suburban brothels and sex work holiday parties: Seattle's sex industry may be the nation's fastest growing, but you won't find it hanging out on Aurora Ave.READ MORE 11 COMMENTS
VIDEO: His best friend was murdered. His mother kicked him out. But Damien is an optimist. He's getting things together. This is his story.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Local caregivers on the special challenges for homeless kids who also happen to be LGBTQ.READ MORE COMMENT NOW