Tag Children & families

Conference on child sexual abuse addresses growing problem of abusive images

August 12, 2016

MADISON — There’s a new threat to children called “sextortion,” a byproduct of the digital age. Child protection workers will learn to manage this growing problem at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wisconsin.

Read On Wisconsin sponsors school visits by author Jacqueline Briggs Martin

May 27, 2016

The statewide, online literacy program is aimed at pre-K through high school students, promoting high-quality books throughout the year.

Researchers track critical development in the young brain

May 4, 2016

The study is an important first step toward understanding a vital stage of early human development.

Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow

April 26, 2016

Educational garden programs improve not just the health and well-being of children, but the choices they make regarding fruits and vegetables.

Violent television may make children more susceptible to advertising messages

November 18, 2014

A study by a University of Wisconsin–Madison journalism researcher has found that children who watch television shows with action or violence are more susceptible to messages in the advertisements shown during the programs.

Immigrant Justice Clinic gets creative to meet the needs of children facing deportation

October 2, 2014

Since last October, the U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended more than 60,000 Central American children who crossed the nation’s southern border on their own.