NZ Herald 1 Feb 2012Parents are being warned children are 50 times more likely to be abused when unrelated adults are living in their home. Child advocacy group Child Matters says the so-called ‘Cinderella Syndrome’ has been highlighted by the charging of Matthew Ellery for the death of Ngaruawahia infant Serenity Jay Scott-Dinnington. Ellery was the partner of the girl’s mother. Child Matters spokeswoman Amanda Meynell says international research shows children living in households with unrelated adults are nearly 50 times as likely to die of inflicted injuries. “When you’re talking about unrelated adults being in the home, that attachment’s not so great, they don’t have the relationship, they may not have been there since birth with that child and so they pose a greater risk,” she says. Ms Meynell says parents should exercise common sense when leaving their children around people they don’t know well.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10782677 Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS–4) Report to Congress – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2010http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/abuse_neglect/natl_incid/nis4_report_congress_full_pdf_jan2010.pdf
The Seventh Grade Batesville Bulldogs Basketball team won their first round of the SEI Tournament Monday night against the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles by a score of 38-29. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Chris Lewis with 17, followed by Sam Johnson with 7, and Jack Grunkemeyer with 6. Also scoring for Batesville were Gus Prickel with 5 and Conner Drake with 3. The Bulldogs will be playing round 2 Tuesday night at South Ripley against St. Louis. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.Batesville’s 8th Grade Boys Basketball team dropped their final game of the season to Jac-Cen-Del by a final score of 38-28. The two traded baskets back and forth in the 1st quarter, highlighted by a buzzer beating 3 by Lyle Oesterling to put Batesville up 13-12 after 1. Despite shooting struggles most of the night, the Bulldogs were up 1 going into half with a score of 16-15. A Jac-Cen-Del 3rd Quarter that included three 3 pointers was the difference in the game. Bryson Bonelli led Batesville offensively with 10 points, followed by Jackson Renck (8), Lyle Oesterling (5), Grant Peters (3), and Cole Pride (2). The 8th grade team battled all night, but just fell short as they end the season at 3-13. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.The 7th Grade Cardinals defeated South Ripley in the first round of the Southeast Indiana tourney 35 to 25. Connor Miles scored 16, Carson Meyer had 6 points and 7 rebounds, Eli Weiler had 5 points, Hank Ritter had 3 points and 7 steals, Thomas Lohmueller and Preston Conway each had a pair and Evan Flaspohler had 1. The Cardinals advance to the semi final round playing Batesville at South Ripley Tuesday at 5:30. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Chad Miles.The St. Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Boys Basketball team defeated the South Ripley Raiders tonight in the first round of the SEI tournament by a score of 35-22. The Cardinals will be back in action tomorrow night in the second round of the SEI tournament facing the Jac Cen Del Eagles at the conclusion of the 7th grade game which begins at 5:30 pm at South Ripley. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.