Start of school year often reveals child abuse, neglect


The end of summer and the start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children. But for some, the beginning of school could reveal a dark secret when signs of abuse and neglect these children have suffered over the summer are noticed by teachers, staff and other parents.

“Because children are subject to less adult supervision over the summer, it’s not uncommon for reports of suspected abused and neglect to spike at the start of the school year,” said Rose Bowcut Executive Director of Cheyenne County CASA.

Many of the children who are confirmed as victims are removed from t...

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