Checkup Newsroom (Child Maltreatment)

2019
April
15,
2019
Child abuse is a difficult subject to think about, much less discuss with your family and friends. But it also can’t be ignored. Jamye Coffman, M.D., medical director of the Child Advocacy Resource and Evaluation (CARE) Team at Cook Children’s, sa...
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2017
August
15,
2017
Co-sleeping The AAP recommends babies sleep in the same room as the parents, but not in the same bed (room-sharing without bed-sharing). Watch the video below to learn more about the dangers of co-sleeping with real stories from our experts: ...
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2016
March
22,
2016
Police in Benbrook, Texas, say they have "probable cause" to believe that Sofya Tsygankova killed her two little girls, ages 5 and 1, and then stabbed herself.  Unfortunately, stories of mothers harming their children have become far too prevalent...
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February
12,
2016
Remember elementary school? Recess, science projects and that not-so delicious school lunch… If you were like many kids, you probably faked a stomach ache or two to avoid the dreaded spelling test. And off to the nurse’s office you went. The schoo...
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2014
November
21,
2014
The news of a 28-year-old man and a 17 year old arrested on charges of child pornography in Hurst, Texas, may be surprising to some, but not to Jamye Coffman, M.D. As a pediatrician and medical director of the Cook Children’s CARE (Child Advocacy Res...
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