abuse http://peoriapublicradio.org en Report: more insurance, increased abuse cases for IL children http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-more-insurance-increased-abuse-cases-il-children <div>The annual Kids Count report shows fewer Illinois children are without health insurance, but the number of cases of child abuse is climbing. &nbsp;The report from Voices for Illinois Children assesses a variety of areas in a child’s well-being including education, health and development and economic security. &nbsp;It shows Peoria County’s child abuse rate is double the state average. Trish Fox directs the Peoria Center for Youth and Family Solutions. She says that family income is a significant factor towards child abuse:</div><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:03:48 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19863 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Report: more insurance, increased abuse cases for IL children U of I officials respond to verbal abuse of chancellor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-officials-respond-verbal-abuse-chancellor <p>University of Illinois President Robert Easter and Trustees Chair Chris Kennedy have weighed in on this week’s verbal abuse on social media against the Urbana campus chancellor. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:51:42 +0000 Jeff Bossert 18237 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I officials respond to verbal abuse of chancellor IL lawmaker calls on child welfare agency admins to resign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmaker-calls-child-welfare-agency-admins-resign <p></p><div>An Illinois State Senator is calling on top administrators running the state’s child welfare agency to resign. &nbsp;That’s after they revealed the agency had mis-reported how many Illinois children died from abuse or neglect for the past several years. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:37:15 +0000 Tony Arnold 16146 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmaker calls on child welfare agency admins to resign Children’s Advocacy Center gets national recognition http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/children-s-advocacy-center-gets-national-recognition <p></p><div>The Peoria County Children's Advocacy Center is receiving &nbsp;national recognition for its work with child abuse victims. &nbsp; The National Children's Alliance designated the center with a five year accreditation. &nbsp;Donna Cruz is an Assistant Peoria County State's Attorney and heads the Center. She says the national honor recognizes the way the center investigates alleged child abuse cases. She says that includes using specially-trained interviewers to talk to children in a non-threatening environment:</div><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:41:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14255 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Children’s Advocacy Center gets national recognition Group speaks out on priest sex abuse settlement http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/group-speaks-out-priest-sex-abuse-settlement <p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:44:05 +0000 Charlie Schlenker & Tanya Koonce 10366 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Group speaks out on priest sex abuse settlement