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AR: Director of state’s child welfare system to quit
Arkansas News – January 27, 2016
The director of Arkansas’ child welfare system said Wednesday she will step down at the end of March. Cecile Blucker, who has been director of the state Department of Human Services’ Division of Children and Family Services since March 2009, will stay through the next two months to help the division complete several projects and allow time for Gov. Asa Hutchinson to find her replacement, according to a statement from DHS.
http://arkansasnews.com/news/arkansas/director-state-s-child-welfare-system-quit

AZ: Navajo President Defends Tribal Sovereignty During Native Nations Legislative Day (Includes audio)
KNAU – January 28, 2016
Begaye criticized a lawsuit that aims to dismantle parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA. The Goldwater Institute is suing the federal government to remove a requirement of the federal law that gives Native American foster children preferential placement with Native American families.
http://knau.org/post/navajo-president-defends-tribal-sovereignty-during-native-nations-legislative-day#stream/0

AZ: Report Discusses Arizona Juvenile Justice, Policies (Audio)
KJZZ – January 27, 2016
Arizona has made strides recently when it comes to juvenile justice, but some are concerned that new state policies could raise obstacles, those include a measure passed during the last legislative session, SB1478.
http://kjzz.org/content/257107/report-discusses-arizona-juvenile-justice-policies

CA: Closed adoption law separates California teen from her family
Chronicle of Social Change – January 20, 2016
Because both of the adoptions are considered “closed,” Rodriguez is largely cut off from her nieces and nephews. As she struggles to remain a part of their lives, Rodriguez is angling to change the rights of foster youth and their families in the adoption system in California.
http://acestoohigh.com/2016/01/20/closed-adoption-law-separates-california-teen-from-her-family/#more-4819

GA: Lawmakers moving quickly on $1 billion in added state spending
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – January 27, 2016
The midyear plan puts $91 million toward the rising cost of public health care programs, adds $50 million more in child welfare services, provides $3.5 million toward building a seawall on Hutchinson Island in Savannah and allocates $650,000 more for economic development outreach programs in China.
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/lawmakers-moving-quickly-on-1-billion-in-added-sta/nqDXY/

IN: STATEHOUSE: ‘Kirk’s Law,’ seeking state registry for people charged with child abuse and neglect clears Senate committee
Goshen News – January 27, 2016
With a unanimous vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee took the first step toward creating what may be the nation’s first public registry of people convicted of child abuse and neglect.
http://www.goshennews.com/news/statehouse-kirk-s-law-seeking-state-registry-for-people-charged/article_98b3423c-3925-5cb6-9712-e7e3cc90060e.html

KS: Phyllis Gilmore: Child welfare system is safe, a team effort (Opinion)
The Witchita Eagle – January 27, 2016
According to the latest finalized federal review, Kansas has one of the safest child welfare systems in the country–ranking second among the 50 states in the category of “children are first and foremost, protected from abuse and neglect.” This success is attributed to many individuals who make up the child welfare system in Kansas– including Kansas Department for Children and Families social workers, foster care contractors, foster parents, law enforcement, judges, guardians ad litem, court-appointed special advocates and those who make it a priority to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect.
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article56911208.html

MO: Missouri judge education will include racial bias training
KSPR – January 27, 2016
Missouri’s chief justice says judges will receive anti-bias training following reports of racial disparity in the handling of some juvenile cases. Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge said in her State of the Judiciary address to lawmakers on Wednesday that the training will be included in judicial education programs.
http://www.kspr.com/news/local/missouri-judge-education-to-include-racial-bias-training/21051620_37667586

MS: New foster care director to detail system changes (Includes video)
WAPT – January 27, 2016
Gov. Phil Bryant appointed state Supreme Court Justice David Chandler to be the new director of the Division of Family and Children’s Services in December. Also: Possible foster care takeover (Video): http://www.wapt.com/news/central-mississippi/jackson/possible-foster-care-takeover/37678246
http://www.wapt.com/news/new-foster-care-director-to-detail-system-changes/37676452

MS: Youth empowerment workshop motivates foster children (Includes video)
WLBT – January 27, 2016
Some children in Mississippi’s foster care system are learning how to cope with life changes and make decisions that can affect their future. It’s part of a three day conference that will address the well-being of children in this state. Information Gateway resource: Resources for Youth: https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/resources/foryouth/
http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/31076406/youth-empowerment-workshop-motivates-foster-children

MT: ‘Protect Montana Kids’ Report Delayed (Includes audio)
Montana Public Radio – January 27, 2016
In September, Governor Steve Bullock created the commission by executive order, and set a deadline of March 31 for it to recommended legislative fixes for Montana’s child protective system. At a Tuesday hearing, commission members talked about continuing their work into April or May.
http://mtpr.org/post/protect-montana-kids-report-delayed

MT: CFS workers face mountainous caseloads, panel told
Helena Independent Record – January 26, 2016
Birdwell was part of a panel that spoke to the Protect Montana Kids Commission on Tuesday about issues facing the Child and Family Services division of the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.
http://helenair.com/news/politics/state/updated-cfs-workers-face-mountainous-caseloads-panel-told/article_2af42c63-0763-5814-9e51-267aa279bf23.html

NV: Blue ribbon panel discusses progress to improve child welfare system
Las Vegas Review-Journal – January 27, 2016
A blue ribbon committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss progress and plans for improving Clark County’s troubled child welfare and court system. The committee received plaudits for progress but was reminded of looming obstacles.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/blue-ribbon-panel-discusses-progress-improve-child-welfare-system

PA: Does child-abuse law loophole exempt medical profession from background checks? (Includes video)
ABC27 – January 27, 2016
Since Sandusky, the Pennsylvania legislature passed two dozen new laws aimed at keeping kids safe. One of them requires more and more people to be mandated reporters.
http://abc27.com/2016/01/27/does-child-abuse-law-loophole-exempt-medical-profession-from-background-checks/

PA: Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance Wins State Contract To Provide Training To Mandated Reporters Of Child Abuse In PA (Press release)
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance via PR Newswire – January 27, 2016
Flanked by lawmakers, members of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection and child advocates, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) President and CEO Angela Liddle applauded the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ (DHS) decision to award PFSA an up to five-year, $2.5 million competitively bid contract to provide face-to-face training in recognizing and reporting child abuse to mandated reporters across Pennsylvania.
http://investor.wallstreetselect.com/wss/news/read?GUID=31432268

RI: State Law ‘Murky’ On Reporting Sexual Abuse (Includes audio)
RI-NPR – January 28, 2016
Alumni from St. George’s School in Middletown have accused the school of breaking the law by failing to report allegations of sexual abuse spanning decades. But as Rhode Island Public Radio’s Elisabeth Harrison reports, there’s more ambiguity in state law than you might think, and it may have contributed to the school’s failure to report the abuse.
http://ripr.org/post/state-law-murky-reporting-sexual-abuse

TN: Foster parents needed in East Tennessee (Includes video)
WJHL – January 27, 2016
“There are children out there that just need a place to sleep at night…someone to take them to school the next morning…someone to help them do their homework…”
http://wjhl.com/2016/01/27/foster-parents-needed-in-east-tennessee/

UT: Bill would reinstate Utah adoption preference for couples who are not gay
The Salt Lake Tribune – January 27, 2016
A Republican representative wants to make clear in Utah law that the state favors couples in traditional marriages when it comes to placing children for adoption and foster care.
http://www.sltrib.com/home/3468812-155/bill-would-reinstate-preference-for-traditional

US: Post-adoption blues expert on depression screening recommendations
Medical Xpress – January 28, 2016
A new recommendation on screening mothers during pregnancy and postpartum for depression also should include parents who are adopting children, says a Purdue University expert on “post-adoption blues.” Task force recommendations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/depression-in-adults-screening1 Information Gateway Resource: Postadoption Depression: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/adopt-parenting/depression/
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-01-post-adoption-blues-expert-depression-screening.html

US: Must-Know Tips For Adoption: A Few Things You Should Consider Before Adopting A Child (Includes video)
Parent Herald – January 27, 2016
Babble recently made a list of the most important things to know about adoption as well as the other things you should consider before you give it a go this 2016. These facts will help couples decide if they are already prepared to adopt a child and most importantly if adopting a child is really for them.
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/17924/20160127/must-know-tips-for-adoption-a-few-things-you-should-consider-before-adopting-a-child.htm

US: Teaching Parenting Skills At Doctor Visits Helps Children’s Behavior (Includes audio)
WAMU – January 27, 2016
As researchers have come to understand how poverty and its stresses influence children’s brain development, they’ve begun untangling how that can lead to increased behavior problems and learning difficulties for disadvantaged kids. Rather than trying treat those problems, NYU child development specialists Adriana Weisleder and Alan Mendelsohn want to head them off.
http://wamu.org/news/16/01/27/teaching_parenting_skills_at_doctor_visits_helps_childrens_behavior

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Australia: NSW child abuse compensation claims statute of limitations should be lifted, survivors better supported, Greens MP says
ABC News Australia – January 28, 2016
The NSW Government is under pressure to act immediately to introduce legislation to lift the statute of limitations that bars victims of abuse in institutional care from pursuing civil compensation cases.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-28/push-to-lift-statute-of-limitations-on-nsw-child-abuse-claims/7120522

Australia: Shocking case of baby Ebony who was left to die alone in her cot with 48 fractures leads to coroner to slam authorities and call for national child protection database
Australian Associated Press – January 27, 2016
A coroner has lambasted authorities for failing a four-month-old baby who died from horrific injuries at her father’s hands in 2011.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3420276/Coroner-slams-authorities-calls-national-child-protection-database-horrific-death-baby-Ebony.html

Canada: First Nations child welfare ruling a precedent for other on-reserve issues, lawyers say
CBC News – January 27, 2016
Aboriginal lawyers are cautiously optimistic Tuesday’s human rights ruling that Canada fails to provide equal services for children on reserves will legally oblige the government to fix other inequities facing First Nations, including education, housing, access to clean water and health care. Also: A victory for native children and fair welfare funding: Editorial: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2016/01/26/a-victory-for-native-children-and-fair-welfare-funding-editorial.html Also: Aboriginal child welfare ruling could mean better services on reserves: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/human-rights-ruling-native-1.3421820?cmp=rss
http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/first-nations-ruling-sets-precedent-1.3421889

Canada: Half of Canadian soldiers faced childhood abuse, study indicates (Includes video)
CBC News – January 27, 2016
About half of Canada’s soldiers have a history of child abuse and/or exposure to it, which is significantly higher than for the general population, indicates a new study led by a Manitoba researcher. Study: http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2484486 Also: Child abuse may play role in military suicides: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-abuse-military-suicide-idUSKCN0V6034
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/child-abuse-military-1.3421708
AR: Non-Profit Group Works to Improve AR Foster Care System (Includes video)
Arkansas Matters – January 23, 2016
A non-profit group in Randolph County is working to fill a need in the Arkansas foster care system. Officials with Bridge of Hopes Ministries noted that when it comes to getting young people out of that system, the numbers show it’s harder for teenage boys.
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/non-profit-group-works-to-improve-ar-foster-care-system

AZ: DCS putting children back in agency’s offices (Includes video)
12 News – January 23, 2016
Arizona’s child welfare agency will once again house young children in its Phoenix offices after it closes a seven-month-old emergency shelter next month. Also: As Phoenix’s Emergency Shelter for Kids Closes, Children Will Sleep in DCS Offices Again: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/as-phoenix-s-emergency-shelter-for-kids-closes-children-will-sleep-in-dcs-offices-again-7999251
http://www.12news.com/story/news/local/arizona/2016/01/23/dcs-putting-children-back-agencys-offices/79204834/

CA: Editorial: What went wrong in children’s deaths?
Monterey Herald – January 24, 2016
Monterey County residents deserve to find out exactly why the Family and Children’s Services Branch of the county Department of Social Services did not adequately respond to warnings that could have led to the prevention of the horror that led to the two children’s deaths and the abuse of a third child.
http://www.montereyherald.com/opinion/20160123/editorial-jan-24-2016-what-went-wrong-in-childrens-deaths

FL: Countless migrant children vanish in Florida
Associated Press – January 25, 2016
U.S. authorities trying to keep up with the tens of thousands of children who have been fleeing from violence in Central America since 2013 granted her step-father custody. He forced her to work at several cantinas in central Florida where there was prostitution and alcohol.
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/countless-migrant-children-vanish-in-florida

HI: Number of abused kids up slightly
Hawaii News Now – January 25, 2016
The number of victimized or abused children in Hawaii rose slightly in 2014, but is down by nearly 24 percent from five years earlier, according to a federal report released Monday. Report: Child Maltreatment 2014: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/cm2014.pdf
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/31053746/number-of-abused-kids-in-hawaii-up-slightly

ID: Faith not adequate reason to let kids die (Opinion)
Idaho Press Tribune – January 24, 2016
If a child is found to be living in a squalid home, with 30 dogs roaming around, feces covering the floor and litter strewn throughout, Child Protective Services has the legal authority to remove the children from the parents’ custody. The children don’t even need to be sick. Just the unhealthy living environment is enough. Yet if parents refuse to take a sick child to a doctor for life-saving medical treatment based on religious reasons, the state is powerless to do anything about it. The child can die — and it has already happened.
http://www.idahopress.com/members/faith-not-adequate-reason-to-let-kids-die/article_3fb94072-c22d-11e5-941f-b3c56a05015d.html

IL: Budget impasse hitting social service agencies hard (Includes video)
CLTV – January 25, 2016
The budget impasse in Springfield is now hitting social service agencies hard, including Children’s Home and Aid, an organization that aims to keep kids out of the juvenile justice and foster care systems. Also: State’s largest human service provider cutting 30 programs because of budget mess: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-states-largest-human-service-provider-cutting-30-programs-because-of-budget-mess-20160125-story.html
http://cltv.com/2016/01/25/budget-impasse-hitting-social-service-agencies-hard/

IL: DCFS Partners with Sheriff Dart to Rescue At-Risk Runaways
Burr Ridge Patch – January 25, 2016
The Illinois Department of Children & Family Services is joining forces with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in a landmark mission to locate and save runaway state wards, who are particularly vulnerable to crime and trafficking.
http://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/dcfs-partners-sheriff-dart-rescue-risk-runaways

IL: Social Services President Says Pressure Is Off Politicians To Establish Budget
Northern Public Radio – January 25, 2016
Illinois is spending millions of dollars on foster care, Medicaid, and other expenses despite a lack of budget. That’s because of laws that require it, as well as court orders.
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/social-services-president-says-pressure-politicians-establish-budget

IN: Legislators should pass protections for foster parents
KPC News – January 23, 2016
In 2014 and again last year, the foster parents for a Noble County child became the targets of anonymous threats — in one instance threatening to shoot the foster mother. State Rep. Dennis Zent has responded with a bill aimed at increasing protections for foster parents.
http://kpcnews.com/opinions/our_view/kpcnews/article_a4ae7e7f-32ee-5f56-9e71-8cafe4d6271c.html

MS: Pender: Mississippi has cut taxes, but not spending (Opinion)
Clarion-Ledger – January 24, 2016
A shortfall in revenue, a $52.4 million deficit in Medicaid, more than $30 million to meet terms of a federal order on foster care — this will crash headlong into initiatives to cut taxes and increase spending (and taxes) to fix crumbling roads and bridges. Then there’s the perennial need for more public education spending, K-12 and higher.
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/01/23/state-budget-cuts/79173608/

MT: Montana Gets Alarm with Increase in Child Abuse Cases; Protection Programs, Courts Can’t Handle Everything
Lawyer Herald – January 26, 2016
Montana is seeing an increase in the number of child abuse reports in the last five years. The rise of these cases is alarming the government agencies who handle them. It was reported that those agencies are very much underfunded and lack manpower.
http://www.lawyerherald.com/articles/29476/20160126/montana-alarm-increase-child-abuse-cases-protection-programs-courts-handle-everything.htm

NY: New York State’s Safe Harbour Project is working to combat human trafficking (Opinion)
Buffalo News – January 24, 2016
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) works to combat human trafficking through efforts that include the Safe Harbour Project, which assists local social services and volunteer agencies in developing and providing services such as safe housing or emergency housing, mental health counseling, medical care, substance abuse counseling and education and employment skills for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.
http://www.buffalonews.com/opinion/viewpoints/new-york-states-safe-harbour-project-is-working-to-combat-human-trafficking-20160124

OK: Internal review finds DHS had three referrals from parents before 5-year-old Braydon Creech was slain
Tulsa World – January 26, 2016
In a volatile divorce that ended with the shooting death of a 5-year-old last year, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services had three prior referrals from the parents. An internal review found caseworkers did not follow protocol in one of those situations.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/internal-review-finds-dhs-had-three-referrals-from-parents-before/article_7c3e2f25-177c-5d10-9b79-a566e3961c79.html

PA: Physicians And Practice Staff Are Not Required To Obtain Child Abuse Clearances In Pennsylvania
Fox Rothschild LLP – January 25, 2016
Although the Law used to require physicians (and other health care practitioners) to obtain child abuse clearances, the July amendments to the Law limited the clearance requirement to certain programs, activities and services. As a result, a long-standing rule that physicians must obtain child abuse clearances appears to have been eliminated.
http://physicianlaw.foxrothschild.com/2016/01/articles/practice-management/physicians-and-practice-staff-are-not-required-to-obtain-child-abuse-clearances-in-pennsylvania/?utm_source=Mondaq&utm_medium

TX: Children’s advocacy center to expand in Longview, Marshall
Longview News-Journal – January 25, 2016
The Martin House, established in 2009, serves child abuse victims in Harrison, Marion and Gregg counties, offering children an opportunity to be heard, feel protected and receive free vital services — in a child-friendly environment — for their continued safety and future well-being, officials said.
http://www.news-journal.com/news/2016/jan/25/childrens-advocacy-center-to-expand-in-longview-ma/

TX: Floyd: Broken foster care system is breaking lives
Dallas Morning News – January 22, 2016
The barely concealed anger in a federal judge’s 260-page ruling last month suggests “protective” is a breathtaking misnomer. With the ruthless consistency of a malfunctioning machine, the state takes vulnerable, fragile children — and makes them worse.
http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2016/01/broken-foster-care-system-is-breaking-lives.html/

UT: Activists plead for help in the fight against human trafficking
Deseret News – January 23, 2016
Each year in Utah, scores of young people barely of legal age fall prey to predators and are forced into indentured servitude or sex slavery. Local advocates say the time is now to break the cycle of victimhood.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865646052/Activists-plead-for-help-in-the-fight-against-human-trafficking.html

US: Five Revealing Facts About Homeless Youth
Newswise – January 26, 2016
The federal government has set a goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020 with Opening Doors, a strategic plan released in 2010. But as the plan acknowledges, figuring out how many youth are homeless is no easy task. Information Gateway resource: Support Services for Youth in Transition: Housing: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/outofhome/independent/support/housing/
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/26/five-revealing-facts-about-homeless-youth/

US: Child abuse, neglect data released
Administration for Children and Families – January 25, 2016
This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States during federal fiscal year 2014. Also: Child Maltreatment 2014: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/child-maltreatment-2014
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/media/press/2016/child-abuse-neglect-data-0

US: Childhood development effects vulnerability and restoration in sex trafficking
Examiner – January 25, 2016
Child development research such as Erickson’s stages of psychosocial development and The Life Model’s levels of maturity reveal that critical beliefs and emotions about self, others, and the world begin as early as infancy. Feeling consistently safe, joyful, important, or lovable throughout life can depend on the whether the basis to do so is established by the age of three.
http://www.examiner.com/article/childhood-development-effects-vulnerability-and-restoration-sex-trafficking

US: Feds finally putting families first (Opinion)
New York Nonprofit Media – January 25, 2016
Removing a child from his or her family is inherently traumatic and de-stabilizing to the child and the family. In some cases, this is the only way to ensure safety. However, early interventions that consistently include families are often more effective long-term solutions and cost less taxpayer money.
http://nynmedia.com/news/feds-finally-putting-families-first

US: Mass deportation comes at a high cost (Opinion)
University Star – January 25, 2016
The cost of deporting just one individual is about $23,480, according to a 2010 report of Immigrant and Customs Enforcement financial appropriations by the Center for American Progress. Taking into account the estimated 11.3 million illegal immigrants, a five-year deportation campaign would cost a hefty $285 billion.
http://star.txstate.edu/2016/01/25/mass-deportation-comes-at-a-high-cost/

US: New federal data shows nearly 3 percent rise in child abuse
Associated Press – January 25, 2016
According to the report released Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services, the estimated number of victimized children in the 2014 fiscal year was 702,208 — up from 682,307 in 2013.
http://www.columbiachronicle.com/news_wire/regional/us/article_d242da04-1bc2-588d-8c4d-6eb08e70dc0d.html

US: The hidden harms of the foster-care system
Rock River Times – January 23, 2016
Firestorms regarding child-protective systems have become sadly commonplace, occurring recently in Massachusetts, Colorado and Florida. Elected officials and the general public often don’t pay much attention to child protection systems until a child dies in a family known to the state agency charged with protecting children at risk.
http://rockrivertimes.com/2016/01/23/the-hidden-harms-of-the-foster-care-system/

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Canada: Human rights tribunal to rule whether Canada discriminated against First Nations children on reserves
CBC News – January 25, 2016
Nine emotional years after she first challenged the federal government, First Nations child welfare advocate Cindy Blackstock is awaiting a ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that will determine if Canada has discriminated against children on reserves.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/advocates-await-first-nations-welfare-ruling-1.3418492

Finland: Stricter rules boost reports of child abuse
YLE.fi – January 25, 2016
Legislation that came into force last year requires that anyone working with children must file a report of suspected child abuse not only with child welfare officials, but also with the police.
http://yle.fi/uutiset/stricter_rules_boost_reports_of_child_abuse/8621820

Norway: 5 Christian Kids Seized by Norwegian Gov’t Over ‘Spankings,’ Not Family’s Faith, Activist Says
Christian Post – January 25, 2016
The reason why five Romanian Pentecostal children were seized from their parents in November by Norwegian child services is because authorities used the fact that parents disciplined their children with spankings to charge them with child abuse, an activist close to the situation says.
http://www.christianpost.com/news/norway-bodnariu-family-five-christian-kids-children-seized-barnevernet-government-over-spankings-155862/

25 January 2016: New York

A recent report by the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the number of victimized children has surged from 682,307 in the fiscal year of 2013 to 702,208 in 2014. This increase by almost 3% is indicative of the systemic shortcomings regarding child protective services in the US. The report also estimated that up to 1580 children died as a result of child abuse and child neglect. The report is aimed to help child welfare officials target the states and regions where children are most at risk of facing abuse.

26 January 2016: Kansas

The latest annual report by the Department of Health and Human Services in Kansas has estimated that the rate of child abuse victims in Kansas has risen by more than 30% over the past five fiscal years (2010-2014). Tina Abney, a program administrator with the Kansas Department for Children and Families, has attributed this dramatic surge to an increased number of “in-takes.” Abney said that more people have finally come forward to report abuse cases, which will allow the state to take more action.

 

AZ: Gilbert moms fight for foster care changes (Includes video)
ABC 15 – January 21, 2016
Three Gilbert moms are on a mission to cut red tape for foster care children across Arizona. Woodruff says the foster care system, simply overwhelmed with kids, has long waiting lists for care and is also cluttered with red tape.
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/gilbert/gilbert-moms-fight-for-foster-care-changes

AZ: Where you can donate and volunteer to help Arizona’s abused children
ABC 15 – January 21, 2016
Child advocates hope people turn their anger about a Mesa abuse case involving a 3-year-old into action to help all Arizona’s abused and neglected kids.
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/mesa/where-you-can-donate-and-volunteer-to-help-arizonas-abused-children

CA: Acute need for teen foster homes
Del Norte Triplicate – January 21, 2016
Only one home in the county had taken in teenage boys until the foster parent retired. Now, many teenage boys are sent to group homes outside the county for six months at a time.
http://www.triplicate.com/Northcoast-Life/Northcoast-Life/Acute-need-for-teen-foster-homes

CA: Monterey County Social Services makes changes after child abuse deaths
KION – January 21, 2016
As the state continues its investigation into the deaths of two children in Salinas, Monterey County Department of Social Services announced some changes.
http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/local-news/deadly-salinas-child-abuse-case-prompts-county-resource-changes/37557326

CA: Should Los Angeles County Predict Which Children Will Become Criminals? (Opinion)
Pacific Standard – January 21, 2016
Though the program–which was officially dubbed the Los Angeles County Delinquency Prevention Pilot, or DPP–ended in 2014, a new report from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency looks into how the program functioned. It not only suggests that L.A. County’s strategy was on the right path, but also that more government agencies should consider testing similar programs all over the country. Report: http://www.nccdglobal.org/sites/default/files/publication_pdf/la_dpp_evaluation_report.pdf
http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/minority-report

ID: Child deaths bring urgency to debate over faith healing
Twin Falls Times-News – January 21, 2016
A bill challenging Idaho’s exemptions for faith healers whose children are injured or die could have a better shot at a hearing this year. “If they want to bring it to my committee, I’ll be happy to hear the bill,” said Sen. Lee Heider, R-Twin Falls.
http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article55976870.html

IN: Indiana Senate passes measure to open adoption records
Associated Press – January 22, 2016
Adoptees born between 1941 and 1994 would be able to access their birth records under a bill passed Thursday by the Indiana Senate. Information Gateway resource: Obtaining Birth and/or Adoption Records: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/search/records/
http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/indiana-senate-passes-measure-to-open-adoption-records/article_bd37f2a4-9e5f-585b-acdc-5da22b53678f.html

KS: Foster parents needed; training will be offered
The Hutchinson News – January 21, 2016
“At least 108 Reno County children must stay in homes outside the county because there are not enough local families to accommodate them,” according to John Young, foster care homes recruiter with Saint Francis Community Services. “These children urgently need 62 new foster families to help house them closer to home.”
http://www.hutchnews.com/news/local_state_news/foster-parents-needed-training-will-be-offered/article_8dadfd1a-2373-505b-8f65-bdb79b521345.html

MA: Gov. Baker’s 1st State Of The Commonwealth Address In 9 Quotes
WBUR – January 21, 2016
The Republican governor discussed reforms his administration has undertaken at two of the state’s most embattled agencies: the MBTA and the Department of Children and Families.
http://www.wbur.org/2016/01/21/live-coverage-baker-state-of-the-commonwealth

MI: Child welfare system receives improvements
Hillsdale Daily News – January 20, 2016
Vulnerable Michigan children are safer and are finding permanent homes more quickly through improvements to the state’s child welfare system, according to the U.S. Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
http://www.hillsdale.net/article/20160120/NEWS/160129952

MS: Mississippi’s foster care system is in trouble (Opinion) (Includes video)
Mississippi News Now – January 21, 2016
Mississippi’s foster care system is in jeopardy of a federal takeover. Now, the state is trying to take steps to right the wrongs.
http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/31027369/mississippis-foster-care-system-is-in-trouble

MT: Committee reviews Child and Family Service audit
Great Falls Tribune – January 11, 2016
The Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Committee reviewed the audit, heard about the Protect Montana Kids panel set up by the governor, received a report from the state’s Child and Family Ombudsman and heard from a representative of a grandparents at odds with the state’s Child and Family Services division.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2016/01/11/committee-reviews-child-family-service-audit/78661694/

NC: Our view: State must better protect its children (Opinion)
Winston-Salem Journal – January 21, 2016
Roughly 10,000 children are in North Carolina’s child welfare system on any single day, and a new federal review finds the state should be caring better for many of them. The state should promptly respond with better care.
http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-state-must-better-protect-its-children/article_f99c8fb5-25e2-5db4-97ab-a6b1d141c7b0.html

NM: Unaccompanied children to start arriving at Holloman
Alamogordo Daily News – January 21, 2016
The first group of 700 refugee children will begin to arrive at Holloman Air Force Base Sunday, Jan. 24. A total of 250 children will arrive first. It was previously reported that up to 400 children would be sheltered but the number has since changed once the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) saw how they could utilize the space. Holloman will be able to accommodate the 700 temporary shelter beds when at total capacity.
http://www.alamogordonews.com/story/news/local/holloman/2016/01/21/unaccompanied-children-start-arriving-holloman/79125662/

NV: Search for county child welfare director ongoing
Las Vegas Review-Journal – January 21, 2016
It’s been more than six months since Clark County’s child welfare leader resigned amid repeated criticism of her leadership, and county officials are not in a rush to get a permanent replacement. “We wanted to give people the opportunity to continue to look at the job and continue to apply for it,” Assistant County Manager Jeff Wells said Wednesday. “It’s more important, we think, to make the right decision, than to make a quick decision.”
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/search-county-child-welfare-director-ongoing

NY: Agency supporting at-risk children and families cites “significant need” for more foster care homes (Includes audio)
WBFO – January 21, 2016
On any given day, there are hundreds of children in foster care in Erie County. Agencies providing support to those families say there is a “significant need” for more foster homes locally.
http://news.wbfo.org/post/agency-supporting-risk-children-and-families-cites-significant-need-more-foster-care-homes#stream/0

OK: Health Care Authority Discusses Cuts That Affect Medicaid (Includes video)
News 9 – January 21, 2016
These cuts will apply to all children covered by Medicaid who need mental health services. Thursday afternoon, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority held a meeting giving anyone two minutes each to speak up about the cuts. Most of them were health care professionals and those in the foster care community.
http://www.news9.com/story/31024270/meeting-to-discuss-policy-that-could-jeopardize-funding-for-foster-children

RI: Sex abuse scandal rocks R.I. prep school
Associated Press – January 21, 2016
For more than a century, St. George’s School has been part of the pedigree of some of America’s richest and most influential families. Astors, Vanderbilts and Bushes have attended the exclusive boarding school, where students can go sailing, play on world-class squash courts or simply enjoy a sweeping view of the sea from the hilltop campus. But since at least the 1970s, leaders at St. George’s kept a secret. Also: Dozens Say They Were Sexually Abused While Attending Rhode Island School: http://elitedaily.com/news/people-abused-rhode-island-prep-school/1356306/
http://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/state/8331238-129/sex-abuse-scandal-rocks-ri-prep-school.html

TX: Texas Legislature Substantially Amends Several Family Law Codes in 2016 (Press Release)
ReleaseWire – January 21, 2016
The Texas legislature has amended several family law bills; some changes went into effect September 1, 2015 and others went into effect with the new year. The many changes to previous provisions of the Lone Star State family code could dramatically and legally affect family law cases across Texas.
http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/texas-legislature-substantially-amends-several-family-law-codes-in-2016-659033.htm

VT: Updated: Budget has $38 million savings, $30 million new revenue
VTDigger – January 21, 2016
While the governor would add 48 employees to the child protection system and health care-related offices, he would cut 59 employees from the Department of Corrections and an eligibility unit in the AHS.
http://vtdigger.org/2016/01/21/174475/

US: The hidden harms of the US foster-care system
The Conversation – January 22, 2016
Some may express outrage that the child wasn’t removed from the dangerous home sooner and placed in foster care–the intended social safety net for children who are unable to live with their birth parents. However, such a sentiment ignores the fact that foster care harbors its own threats to the safety and well-being of vulnerable children.
http://theconversation.com/the-hidden-harms-of-the-us-foster-care-system-49700

US: Betrayal by Labels: The Feebleminded, ADHD Native Child (Opinion)
Indian Country Today – January 21, 2016
Diagnosing Native children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and treating them with stimulants does nothing to improve their educational or intellectual growth. Even worse, it sets them up for failure. Such an idea may upset the many caretakers, educators and mental health providers who think they are helping so-called “ADHD children,” yet Native children have been sabotaged by a similar mentality for generations.
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/01/21/betrayal-labels-feebleminded-adhd-native-child-163122

US: Feds Finally Putting Families First (Opinion)
The Huffington Post – January 21, 2016
For over 20 years, best practice and policy has been transitioning to investment in preventive care and family support, but funding has not followed. Our Federal child welfare financing system gives states little incentive to invest in prevention and family services that help keep children safely at home.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeremy-christopher-kohomban-phd/post_10923_b_9032502.html

US: The fetal impact of substance abuse: January is Fetal Impact of Substance Abuse Awareness Month
The Union Daily Times – January 21, 2016
Studies show that using drugs, legal or illegal, during pregnancy has a direct impact on the unborn baby. If you smoke, drink alcohol, or ingest caffeine so does the fetus. If you use marijuana or meth, your baby also feels the impact of these dangerous drugs. And if you are addicted to cocaine, you’re not only putting your life in danger but that also of your unborn baby.
http://uniondailytimes.com/features/health/3502/the-fetal-impact-of-substance-abuse

US: The Doctrine Of Fugitive Disentitlement And Its Impact On Child Custody Matters
Mondaq – January 18, 2016
In the realm of family law, this doctrine poses a unique question to Courts who are required to balance (1) their power to enforce their orders against those who have evaded them, against (2) a fugitive’s parental rights, duty of support and, most importantly, the best interest of the child(ren) whose parent is evading the law.
http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=459020

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International: Committee on the Rights of the Child Considers the Report of Brunei Darussalam (Press Release)
The United Nations – January 21, 2016
Being a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Brunei Darussalam was committed to ASEAN initiatives on the promotion and protection of the rights of children. One key challenge arose from the fact that the country had limited technical expertise in the development and implementation of child protection strategies.
http://www.unog.ch/unog/website/news_media.nsf/(httpNewsByYear_en)/7DA8505A1DE3AB94C1257F41005C336D?OpenDocument

United Kingdom: Home school worry after Dylan Seabridge’s scurvy death
BBC News – January 22, 2016
Calls have been made for a mandatory home education register after an eight-year-old boy who had no contact with the authorities died from scurvy.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-35380182
27 January 2016: Pennsylvania

The Department of Human Services has funded the Family Support Alliance in Pennsylvania to provide free face-to-face training to thousands of so-called mandated reporters in order to properly recognize and report cases of child abuse. After a report found that over 180 children died from child abuse over the past five years in Pennsylvania, $2.5 million were allocated to curb and hopefully prevent child abuse.

7 January 2016: California

A teacher’s aide at a California special needs school is facing felony child abuse charges after a video surfaced that shows the 26-year-old woman punching a 9-year-old student. The report notes that, although parents at the school were appalled at the teacher aide’s violent behavior, they were not “necessarily surprised” since similar incidents had occurred in the past.

CA: How predictive analytics is saving children’s lives in Los Angeles
Smart Cities Now – January 20, 2016
If resources were unlimited, maybe spending more would make a dent in the problem, but Los Angeles County is among those trying a new approach: It’s using advanced analytics to predict which children are in the greatest danger and is concentrating its resources on them.
http://smartcitiescouncil.com/article/how-predictive-analytics-saving-childrens-lives-los-angeles

CO: More calls coming to El Paso County child abuse hotline over new state number
The Gazette – January 20, 2016
Many of them likely used the number they were accustomed to, Hilbert said. But the goal of the state hotline is to encourage more people to pick up the phone, including people not required to by law.
http://gazette.com/more-calls-coming-to-el-paso-county-child-abuse-hotline-over-new-state-number/article/1568243

GA: Georgia missing a chance to strengthen its workforce (Opinion)
Coastal Courier – January 20, 2016
A new Georgia Budget and Policy Institute report shows how the state could better leverage the potential of safety net programs Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) to build a more skilled workforce. Using these initiatives to educate Georgians with low incomes would have long-term benefits for the state.
http://coastalcourier.com/section/4/article/78718/

KS: About A Quarter Of Social Workers At Kansas Agency For Children And Families Left In 2015
KCUR – January 20, 2016
DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore told the House Children and Seniors Committee on Tuesday that recruitment and retention were areas of focus for the agency, and its strategic plan also pointed to a need to hold on to employees. But that’s a challenge in part because social workers can make more money with other employers, she said.
http://kcur.org/post/about-quarter-social-workers-kansas-agency-children-and-families-left-2015#stream/0

MI: Many grandparents raise grandchildren in Traverse City area
Traverse City Record-Eagle – January 20, 2016
Bev is one of more than 1,000 grandparents in northwest Michigan responsible for their grandchildren, according to U.S. Census data. She’s one of almost 300 doing so without help from her children’s biological parents. Information Gateway resource: Kinship Care: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/outofhome/kinship/
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/019b27366e7f48879f4fd9113e3f3a63/MI–Grandparent-Parents

MN: State funds expand child protection services
Park Rapids Enterprise – January 20, 2016
Last year, at Gov. Mark Dayton’s direction, a legislative task force on child protection was created to “expand the efforts into related areas of the child welfare system.” This fall, with funding from the state, Hubbard County Social Services welcomed Deb Vizecky on board as supervisor for children’s services, as well as an additional child protection worker.
http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/news/local/3928942-state-funds-expand-child-protection-services

NJ: Michele Picone appointed Director Department of Human Services
Parsippany Focus – January 20, 2016
Michele Picone was officially appointed to the Director, Department of Human Services at a recent Township Council Meeting. Picone, was acting Director, since January 2015, when long-time Director Barbara Ievoli retired.
http://parsippanyfocus.com/2016/01/20/michele-picone-appointed-director-department-human-services/

OH: Training was key emphasis for children services in 2015
Mansfield New Journal – January 20, 2016
In her annual report, Harrelson told the Richland County Commissioners on Tuesday that a major part of the effort involved bringing in nine employees from a children services program in Minnesota who did in-field coaching with local line workers on safety and solution-focused work. The goal is to build a safety network around families with problems that does not involve children services or other public agencies.
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2016/01/20/training-key-emphasis-children-services-2015/79053948/

PA: Judge reinstates limited background checks for state-system professors
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – January 21, 2016
The State System of Higher Education said Wednesday it is resuming criminal background checks on those faculty at its 14 state-owned universities who are covered by a Commonwealth Court judge’s order partially reinstating the program.
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2016/01/21/Judge-reinstates-limited-background-checks-for-state-system-professors/stories/201601210088

PA: Removing kids from troubled homes: Are child welfare agencies doing enough? (Includes video)
ABC27 – January 20, 2016
Snyder had custody of her two grandsons because her daughter struggled with addiction. She says Dauphin County Children and Youth threatened her if she didn’t bring the boys to their mother. “They want the children to be around a drug addict, a drunk, even if they’re still using? No. No, why would you do that?” Snyder asks.
http://abc27.com/2016/01/20/removing-kids-from-troubled-homes-are-child-welfare-agencies-doing-enough/

RI: St. George’s investigator replaced
Boston Globe – January 21, 2016
Ten days after he was selected to oversee a sex abuse investigation at the embattled St. George?s School, Scott Harshbarger was replaced on Wednesday by Martin F. Murphy, a former Middlesex County prosecutor and a partner at the Boston firm Foley Hoag.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/01/20/harshbarger-replaced-george-investigator/S29eOCWXfODuVlpNhX0O3K/story.html

TX: Call Legislature into session to fix Texas foster care system
The Texas Tribune – January 20, 2016
Gov. Greg Abbott should boldly call a special legislative session to reform foster care and protect these children.
http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/other-voices/article55712585.html

TX: Foster care children at risk for sex trafficking predators (Includes video)
FOX 7 Austin – January 20, 2016
January is Human Trafficking and Awareness and Prevention Month across the country. And in Austin on Wednesday, state and local agencies joined forces to learn how to better identify the signs.
http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/77894803-story

TX: Organization seeks court advocates for children in foster care
Houston Herald – January 20, 2016
CASA volunteers complete a 30-hour pre-service training. Once assigned to a case, they can expect to spend an average of about 10 hours a month getting to know the child, gathering information, exploring resources to meet the child’s needs, advocating for the child in court and writing reports.
http://www.houstonherald.com/news/organization-seeks-court-advocates-for-children-in-foster-care/article_c04f72d0-bf88-11e5-9d36-8f004a415338.html

WI: Assembly OKs bill to improve child victim investigations
Associated Press – January 20, 2016
The state Assembly has approved a bipartisan bill that would require child protective agencies adopt formal procedures for investigating reports of abuse and neglect of disabled children. Also: Wisconsin Assembly passes bipartisan bill to aid disabled children who are victims of abuse: http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/wisconsin-assembly-passes-bipartisan-bill-to-aid-disabled-children-who/article_8d2ce9ed-0ce6-5664-b9c7-ea2271010533.html
http://www.wtmj.com/news/local-news/assembly-oks-bill-to-improve-child-victim-investigations

US: Evaluation of Foster Care Agency Should Look Beyond ‘Performance Scorecard’ (Opinion)
The Chronicle of Social Change – January 20, 2016
Accountability systems can be harmful when service providers are evaluated based on outcomes they cannot control. It is common knowledge that schools in low-income neighborhoods are often blamed for the poor performance of their students. This problem occurs as well in child welfare, where a public or private agency can be rated as poorly performing because it works with a harder-to-serve population.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/featured/ill-conceived-benchmarks-can-bad-consequences-kids/15177

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Australia: We need zero tolerance of violence against child protection social workers
Community Care – January 20, 2016
Newly published research, carried out by Community Care and Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia, has confirmed this violence has a significant negative impact on workers’ personal and professional lives. It also reinforces established research that shows children are less protected if social workers feel intimidated or threatened.
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/01/20/need-zero-tolerance-violence-child-protection-social-workers/

Canada: Statement of Claim Issued in SickKids “Motherisk” Lab Class Action
Canada Newswire – January 20, 2016
Koskie Minsky LLP and Sutts, Strosberg LLP have issued a Statement of Claim on behalf of representative plaintiff, Yvonne Marchand, in a proposed class action against The Hospital for Sick Children (“SickKids”) due to flawed hair-strand drug and alcohol testing conducted by its Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory (“Motherisk”) between 2005 and 2015.
http://stocks.moneyshow.com/intershow.moneyshow/news/read?GUID=31386329

Canada: Suspected child abuse not reported due to privacy myths, officials say
The Canadian Press – January 20, 2016
Recent inquests into the deaths of Ontario children have failed to shake persistent myths that prevent many people from reporting concerns about kids to child welfare authorities, two provincial offices said Wednesday.
http://london.ctvnews.ca/suspected-child-abuse-not-reported-due-to-privacy-myths-officials-say-1.2745024

Democratic Republic of the Congo: DRC drafts new legislation for international adoptions
Jurist – January 20, 2016
The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Tuesday announced new international adoption legislation as well as a review of pending cases since the country banned non-residents from adopting in 2013. The new legislation would mandate [AP report] an in-person hearing from anyone who looks to adopt from the DRC and would require that all prospective parents hail from a country that has established good domestic relations with the DRC.
http://jurist.org/paperchase/2016/01/drc-drafts-new-legislation-for-international-adoptions.php

India: Couple arrested for trafficking kids of poor parents, single moms
Mumbai Mirror – January 21, 2016
The Thane crime branch, in a joint operation with the Anti-Human Trafficking wing and the district child welfare unit, nabbed a couple for running a child trafficking racket targeting children born out of wedlock or born to poor parents.
http://www.mumbaimirror.com/mumbai/crime/Couple-arrested-for-trafficking-kids-of-poor-parents-single-moms/articleshow/50662734.cms

AL: United Way needs push to fund agencies (Audio)
Montgomery Advertiser – January 19, 2016
Child Protect helps state officials investigate child abuse cases across the River Region and provides a neutral, child-friendly environment for interviews. About 10 percent of its budget comes from the River Region United Way.
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2016/01/19/united-way-needs-push-fund-agencies/78961078/

AZ: US review finds gains, shortfalls in Arizona DCS
Arizona Daily Star – January 17, 2016
A federal review of 65 Arizona neglect and abuse cases shows the state has made some gains in recent years, but still falls short in six of seven recommended outcomes for children and their families.
http://tucson.com/news/local/us-review-finds-gains-shortfalls-in-arizona-dcs/article_e8ad5ce1-6ae8-57fc-948e-d7cb7be050e0.html

CA: I-Team: Santa Clara Sheriff failed to investigate molestation case years ago (Includes video)
KGO San Francisco – January 19, 2016
A Los Gatos couple is accused of sexually abusing their adopted son and in an exclusive investigation, ABC7 I-Team reporter Dan Noyes has learned the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office failed to pursue the case when the first complaint came in three years ago.
http://abc7news.com/news/i-team-santa-clara-sheriff-failed-to-investigate-molestation-case-years-ago/1166260/

CA: State reviews Monterey County social services in wake of child deaths
Monterey Herald – January 19, 2016
In response to alleged child abuse and torture that led to the deaths of two children and left another fighting for her life, the California Department of Social Services conducted a review of the Family and Children’s Services Branch of the Monterey County Department of Social Services. Information Gateway Resource: Child Abuse & Neglect Fatalities: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/can/fatalities/
http://www.montereyherald.com/general-news/20160119/state-reviews-monterey-county-social-services-in-wake-of-child-deaths

CO: Calling it in: Statewide child abuse hotline meets Morgan County
Fort Morgan Times – January 19, 2016
In 2015 the hotline received more than 26,000 calls statewide, but many people are still using the old, county-specific numbers, and Morgan County is no different. Before 2015, people who suspected a case of child abuse would typically call the police or the Morgan County DHS directly. The new hotline automatically links callers to the appropriate call-taker for their county. In Morgan County, that’s usually someone in the DHS, who then notifies the police if necessary.
http://www.fortmorgantimes.com/fort-morgan-local-news/ci_29405816/calling-it-statewide-child-abuse-hotline-meets-morgan

CT: Funding Shortfall At DCF Endangers Children, Court Monitor Says
Hartford Courant – January 19, 2016
Excessive caseloads at the state’s child-protection agency have led to mistakes and omissions that “compromise the safety” of children facing abuse or neglect, according to an oversight report.
http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-dcf-excessive-caseloads-0120-20160119-story.html

FL: Kevin Maloney: What happens when foster care ends? (Opinion)
Ocala Star Banner – January 17, 2016
Kids Central is the Community-Based Care Lead Agency for Circuit 5 responsible for caring for those children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Our geographical boundaries include Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Lake and Sumter counties.
http://www.ocala.com/article/20160117/OPINION/160119855/1183/OPINION?Title=Kevin-Maloney-What-happens-when-foster-care-ends-

KS: DCF secretary condemns lawmakers’ ‘distraction’
Topeka Capital-Journal – January 19, 2016
Gilmore engaged the House Children and Seniors Committee in a lengthy question-and-answer period where she vehemently pushed back against accusations of discrimination.
http://www.gctelegram.com/news/state/dcf-secretary-condemns-lawmakers-distraction/article_99bf3e0e-acd9-5c46-99c5-f42562db04b5.html

KS: DCF audit
Hutchinson News – January 17, 2016
The Legislative Post Audit Committee has been directed to examine how safe children are when placed in Kansas foster care homes and how effective and successful the program is after the state’s decision to privatize the system. Absent, or at least delayed, is an audit on whether the program discriminates against actual or hopeful foster parents who are not involved in a heterosexual marriage.
http://www.hutchnews.com/opinion/editorials/dcf-audit/article_339a39f0-ec6c-50a1-bdeb-bcde5b4220d8.html

NV: No geographic, economic boundaries for sex trade
Laughlin Nevada Times – January 19, 2016
Davis explained that some socio-economic backgrounds can make a child vulnerable to trafficking. She said those can include a history of abuse or neglect in the home, foster care or involvement with Child Protective Services, family members involved in commercial sex trade, missing or absent parents, sexual identity issues and substance abuse.
http://www.mohavedailynews.com/laughlin_times/no-geographic-economic-boundaries-for-sex-trade/article_679bd616-bee7-11e5-b56f-4b15b02a755b.html

OK: New Policy Could Jeopardize Funding For Foster Children (Includes video)
News 9 – January 17, 2016
A new proposed policy could eliminate special services for children in foster care in Oklahoma.
http://www.news9.com/story/30988708/new-policy-could-jeopardize-funding-for-foster-children

SC: River Oaks Foundation challenges the Charleston community to stop child sex trafficking
Moultree News – January 19, 2016
The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) announced the receipt of a 5-year challenge grant of $20,000 per year from the River Oaks Foundation to address the issue of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), which includes child sex trafficking, in our own local community and throughout our state.
http://www.moultrienews.com/article/20160119/MN01/160119735/-1/feed&source=RSS

TN: Bill removes protections for parents choosing prayer over medicine
Tennessean – January 19, 2016
It is a crime in Tennessee to fail to provide medical care to children, with an exception, known as the Spiritual Treatment Exemption Act, for parents who want to rely on “spiritual means through prayer alone,” according to state code. State Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, filed SB 1761 to repeal the exception.
http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/industries/health-care/2016/01/19/bill-removes-protections-parents-choosing-prayer-over-medicine/79001194/

TX: Paxton asks federal appeals court to stop “judicial takeover” of Texas’ foster care system
Dallas Morning News – January 19, 2016
Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to block District Judge Janis Jack of Corpus Christi from naming a special master and freezing further placements of children in certain group foster homes. Also: Texas Fights Back Against Judge’s Foster Care Reforms: http://www.texastribune.org/2016/01/20/texas-fights-back-against-judges-foster-care-refor/
http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2016/01/paxton-asks-federal-appeals-court-to-stop-judicial-takeover-of-texas-foster-care-system.html/

WI: FOX6 investigation gets results: Assembly OKs bill to improve child victim investigations
AP Wire Service – January 19, 2016
A FOX6 investigation is getting results. The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bipartisan bill that would require child protective agencies adopt formal procedures for investigating reports of abuse and neglect of disabled children.
http://fox6now.com/2016/01/19/fox6-investigation-gets-results-assembly-oks-bill-to-improve-child-victim-investigations/

US: The scourge of human trafficking: It’s not just other countries’ problem
Salon – January 17, 2016
Forty percent of human trafficking cases in the U.S. involve the sexual exploitation of a child according to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Children as young as 12 years old are trafficked for sexual exploitation. In many states, these children can be arrested for prostitution, even though they are below the age of consent.
http://www.salon.com/2016/01/17/the_scourge_of_human_trafficking_its_not_just_other_countries_problem/

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India: Only 10.5% of 8904 child abuse cases disposed of in 2014; delayed police investigation
Legally India – January 20, 2016
“According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 8,904 cases of sexual offenses against children were reported in 2014 under POCSO Act. Of these, 7,970 cases are still lying pending pegging the pendency rate at a staggering 95 percent. Such an enormous delay, combined with apathy towards the victims beats the purpose of the act,” said senior advocate HS Phoolka appearing for the NGO.
http://www.legallyindia.com/bar-bench-litigation/only-10-5-of-8904-child-abuse-cases-disposed-of-in-2014-delayed-police-investigation

Zimbabwe: Committee on the Rights of the Child Considers the Report of Zimbabwe (Press Release)
United Nations Office at Geneva – January 19, 2016
The Committee on the Rights of the Child today considered the second periodic report of Zimbabwe on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
http://www.unog.ch/unog/website/news_media.nsf/%28httpNewsByYear_en%29/BA593CC38BA421EAC1257F3F005D913E?OpenDocument
AL: Lawmakers seek tougher penalties for abusers of young children
Birmingham News – January 15, 2016
State Sen. Clyde Chambliss and state Rep. Paul Beckman have pre-filed bills for the 2016 legislative session, both referred to as “Winston’s Law,” that would create the crime of aggravated child abuse of a child under the age of 6. The offense would be a Class A felony, which carries a prison sentence of no less than 10 years.
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/01/alabama_lawmakers_seeking_toug.html

AL: Medicaid leader says agency needs additional $156M in 2017
Decatur Daily – January 14, 2016
Medicaid serves about 1 million people in Alabama, mostly the disabled, elderly, children and pregnant women. Rep. Ken Johnson, R-Moulton, is the vice-chairman of the House General Fund budget committee. He said lawmakers are frustrated by federal rules, including one that won’t allow the state to mandate a co-pay on Medicaid services.
http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2016/01/14/medicaid-leader-says-agency-needs-additional-156m-in-2017.html

AZ: Gov. Ducey’s budget plan: Modest increases to education, child safety; no tax cuts — yet (Includes video)
AZCentral – January 16, 2016
The governor’s budget would allocate new money to universities, K-12 education, private prisons, child-welfare programs, a center that aims to reduce the prison population, and a task force to target drug and human smugglers.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2016/01/15/gov-doug-ducey-announces-arizona-budget-proposal-2016/78847816/

CA: Editorial: Ireland case deceit destroys credibility of Fresno County supervisors
Fresno Bee – January 14, 2016
For starters, Judge Jeffrey Hamilton on Jan. 14 imposed sanctions of $4,500 on the county for failing to hand over a county report that investigated what Child Protective Services did –and didn’t do — in the days, weeks and months before the 10-year-old Ireland was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend in 2009.
http://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/editorials/article54991965.html

FL: Editorial: Fight against slavery, human trafficking far from over
Palm Beach Post – January 15, 2016
The legislation requiring them was passed, signed by Gov. Rick Scott and took effect with the new year. And now, those signs aimed at raising awareness about human trafficking are going up all across Florida — including in Palm Beach County.
http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/opinion/editorial-fight-against-slavery-human-trafficking-/np3NG/

FL: Editorial: When in doubt, take the child
Tampa Bay Times – January 15, 2016
Phoebe Jonchuck never had a chance. Her short life was scarred by parental neglect, countless homes, domestic violence and her father’s mental health issues. The number of opportunities to save her was staggering, and so was the courage of people who sounded the alarm on her behalf.
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-when-in-doubt-take-the-child/2261516

FL: Spanish speaking foster homes needed (Included video)
Fox 35 – January 15, 2016
Representatives from Community Based Care of Central Florida say the need for foster families in Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties is great, but the need for those who speak Spanish is especially high. Of the approximately 100 children who are in a group home instead of a foster home, one in every three speaks Spanish as a first language.
http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/75224548-story

GA: Georgia governor files record budget request
The Telegraph – January 14, 2016
He also wants to work on spending money to reduce turnover at the state agencies that oversee prisons, juvenile justice, health and child welfare. The budget includes $7.9 million for 175 additional case workers and other staff at the Division of Family and Children Services.
http://www.macon.com/news/local/politics-government/article54745755.html

HI: HCAN Launches Children’s Policy Agenda
Big Island Now – January 14, 2016
Child advocates and lawmakers brought together by the Hawai’i Children’s Action Network came together Thursday morning at the Hawai’i State Capitol, where they launched the state’s first Hawai’i’s Children’s Policy Agenda.
http://bigislandnow.com/2016/01/14/hcan-launches-childrens-policy-agenda/

KS: State Takes Kids Away From U.S. Veteran Who Uses Medical Marijuana For PTSD (Includes Video)
Opposing Views – January 15, 2016
Raymond Schwab, an honorably discharged Gulf War veteran, planned to move from Kansas to Colorado in 2015 so he could take a new job — and legally use medical marijuana to treat his chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. However, the State of Kansas took away his kids before the move.
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/kansas-takes-kids-away-colorado-us-veteran-who-uses-medical-marijuana

KY: Substitute teacher sues JCPS, claims she was let go for reporting abuse (Includes video)
WAVE 3 – January 15, 2016
Former JCPS substitute teacher Lisa Clinton-Garces said she was let go for video-taping and reporting an alleged assault of a student. She claims JCPS and school officials told her to delete the video or say goodbye to teaching.
http://www.wave3.com/story/30979075/substitute-teacher-sues-jcps-claims-she-was-let-go-for-reporting-abuse

MD: Free-range parents make video to ‘Frozen’ theme: ‘Let Them Go’
Washington Post – January 15, 2016
Meitiv says it was a difficult time last April. The family was the focus of police and child protective services investigations for allowing the children to walk the neighborhood without adult supervision. Her children were scared. The Meitivs — who had by then become nationally known for their beliefs about “free range” parenting — were told by lawyers to keep a low profile. So the family started making a video for fun, playing off of the song “Let It Go” the wildly popular theme from the 2013 animated Disney film “Frozen” — and an idea that resonated with a family that felt under siege. Video: https://youtu.be/LNAD6gYHXiE
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/free-range-parents-make-video-to-frozen-theme-let-them-go/2016/01/15/d0f51466-bba8-11e5-829c-26ffb874a18d_story.html

MI: 5 things to know about Flint’s water crisis
CNN – January 18, 2016
State officials initially told residents everything was OK — then-Mayor Dayne Walling even made a point to drink the water on local TV — until Virginia Tech researchers in August performed tests and found the elevated lead levels. The scope of the problem came into even better focus when local pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha announced that records showed lead levels in toddlers had doubled, and in some cases tripled, since the switch from Lake Huron. There could be greater demand for adoptive and foster parents “as a result of social services needed due to the detrimental effects of the high blood lead levels,” she has said.
http://www.wdsu.com/national/5-things-to-know-about-flints-water-crisis/37498120

MI: Legislators and advocates push for changes to foster care system (Includes audio)
WKAR – January 15, 2016
One of the few issues to find bipartisan support in the Michigan legislature last year were bills that proposed changes to the state’s child welfare system, which has come under fire for safety and timeliness issues in the past several years.
http://wkar.org/post/legislators-and-advocates-push-changes-mi-s-foster-care-system#stream/0

MI: Studies from Western Michigan University in the Area of Medicare and Medicaid Described (Timely Health Service Utilization of Older Foster Youth by Insurance Type)
Managed Care Weekly Digest – January 15, 2016
Research findings on Medicare and Medicaid are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Kalamazoo, Michigan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “To evaluate the impact of a policy change for older foster care youth from a fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid program to health maintenance organization (HMO) providers on the timeliness of first well-child visits (health care physicals).
http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2016/01/15/studies-from-western-michigan-university-in-the-area-of-medicare-and-medicaid-described-timely-health-service-utilization-of-older-foster-youth-by.html

MO: Juvenile office lauds Family Access Center creation
Columbia Daily Tribune – January 18, 2016
A new avenue for connecting children to mental health services is expected to further reduce the number of kids ending up in juvenile court. “There are times when there’s a kid who has a mental health” issue and immediate referral to the juvenile office might not be the best course of action, said Ruth McCluskey, juvenile court supervisor for the 13th Judicial Circuit.
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/juvenile-office-lauds-family-access-center-creation/article_9bd33bdb-5665-5bc1-bb94-c3a9f87520b0.html

MO: Changes to a Missouri law requires caregivers to receive up to date training
WGEM – January 16, 2016
The Department of Health and Senior Services has added requirements for licensed caregivers training in the state of Missouri.
http://www.wgem.com/story/30983414/2016/01/16/changes-to-a-missouri-law-requires-caregivers-to-receive-up-to-date-training

MS: Mississippi Fights to Keep Control of Its Beleaguered Child Welfare System
New York Times – January 17, 2016
More than a decade later, after a 2008 settlement and an admission by the state in July that it had never complied with the requirements, Mississippi is now trying to avoid becoming the first state to have its child welfare system put in receivership and an outside group hired to run it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/us/mississippi-fights-to-keep-control-of-itsbeleaguered-child-welfare-system.html

MT: Northern Cheyenne raise funds for Adolescent Safe Home
Indianz – January 13, 2016
The Northern Cheyenne Adolescent Safety Task Force (NCASTF) had a rather large presence at the All American Indian Shootout Basketball tournament, Dec. 10, 11 and 12 in Billings, an annual and largely attended Native American basketball tournament involving schools from across the state. NCASTF was there in full force, beginning to raise funds for an adolescent “Safe Home” on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.
http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/020044.asp

NC: North Carolina’s child welfare program got poor grades in a new federal report performed every several years
Associated Press – January 16, 2016
North Carolina’s child welfare program, stretched in the past by low funding and high caseload levels, now must grapple with a new federal report that found few things to praise.
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/1db9c7cf2a7d48fe99ad1366190a9928/NC–Capitol-Letter

ND: Protecting Kids from Sex Trafficking (Includes video)
KXNews – January 18, 2016
Sex crimes involving children often require a trained eye. That’s why the North Dakota Department of Human Services in the Children and Family Services Division have started statewide trainings that focus on children involved in sex trafficking crimes. The training for case managers and law enforcement focuses on how to help child victims.
http://www.kxnet.com/story/30994615/protecting-kids-from-sex-trafficking

NE: Bill would shield religious child welfare agencies
Associated Press – January 15, 2015
A Nebraska senator is seeking legal protections for faith-based welfare agencies that refuse to provide services to same-sex couples.
http://www.chron.com/news/article/Nebraska-bill-would-shield-religious-child-6762145.php

NM: Report: New Mexico Has Highest Rate of Child Poverty (Includes audio)
Public News Service – January 19, 2016
Despite gains in other areas, New Mexico children are ranked last among the 50 states for their high poverty rate, according to the annual KIDS COUNT report. The latest data, released today, shows that of the 16 factors cited, New Mexico kids made gains in a few areas, including a decline in teen births and higher graduation rates.
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-19/childrens-issues/report-new-mexico-has-highest-rate-of-child-poverty/a49941-1

OH: DeWine seeking to replace Ohio’s obsolete criminal-ID system
IndeOnline – January 18, 2016
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is working to put together a sizable stash of cash to replace his office’s flawed criminal-background-check system. A problem surfaced last summer when it was discovered that hundreds of teachers, foster parents and others apparently escaped detection of their criminal charges when the system did not trigger arrest alerts to employers and officials.
http://www.indeonline.com/article/20160118/NEWS/301189993/10971/NEWS?rssfeed=true

OK: Foster parents can’t lawfully carry guns around their foster children
Washington Post – January 16, 2016
If you want to be a foster parent in Oklahoma, or to be a prospective adoptive parent, you need to sign a “Weapon Safety Agreement,” which provides: To ensure the safety of a DHS custody child residing in the foster or adoptive family home, the following safety measures for weapons are required: 1. Weapons are maintained in locked storage while in the home or when not in use …
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/01/15/foster-parents-cant-lawfully-carry-guns-in-oklahoma-around-their-foster-children/

OR: Are Oregon foster children safe? DHS director says ‘No’
Statesman Journal – January 16, 2016
The state’s foster care system has been under intense scrutiny since this summer when news broke that Portland-based foster care provider Give Us This Day did not provide adequate conditions for children in its care. According to recently released documents, allegations of prolonged sexual abuse against children at Give Us This Day facilities were not investigated by the state.
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/politics/2016/01/15/oregon-foster-children-safe-dhs-director-says-no/78793642/

OR: Militant Says Foster Children Were Pulled From His Home
Oregon Public Broadcasting – January 16, 2016
A militant leader on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge told OPB his involvement in the occupation has resulted in the loss of his four foster children. Also: Foster children removed from home of Oregon militant, says he’s now lost his ‘main source of income'(Opinion): http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/01/18/1471293/-Foster-children-removed-from-home-of-Oregon-militant-says-he-s-now-lost-his-main-source-of-income Also: Oregon stalemate: Militia members with Mohave County connections say Gov. Ducey had kids removed; Governor’s Office says not true: http://www.havasunews.com/news/oregon-stalemate-militia-members-with-mohave-county-connections-say-gov/article_58c70cd0-be6c-11e5-9f4a-97c25ef7fb87.html
http://www.opb.org/news/series/burns-oregon-standoff-bundy-militia-news-updates/militant-says-foster-children-were-pulled-from-his-home-lavoy-finicum-burns-oregon/

TN: DCS gun incident second in 3 months
Tennessean – January 15, 2016
When a curious 10-year-old pulled a loaded gun out of a contractor’s bag left in a cubicle at a Department of Children’s Services office in Lebanon earlier this month, it was the second recent incident in which a child being supervised by the agency has got a hold of a weapon.
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/01/15/dcs-gun-incident-second-3-months/78852956/

TN: How the mandatory reporter law applies to educators and coaches (Includes video)
3 WRCB-TV – January 15, 2016
The Hamilton County District Attorney’s office says the three faculty members charged knew about the sexual and physical assault of four freshman players, knew they should report it, and did not. Channel 3 is taking a closer look at the mandatory reporting law and who is required to speak up.
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/30979297/how-the-tn-mandatory-reporter-law-applies-to-educators-and-coaches

TN: DCS holds community reassessment event
Cleveland Daily Banner – January 14, 2016
Crystal Parker, network development program manager for the state DCS, led attendees through updates on how the department has shifted its focus in recent years. “In the past, we have not put as much focus on our prevention efforts,” Parker said. “We’re trying to move that spotlight.”
http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/dcs-holds-community-reassessment-event,25834?

TX: Texas Names Special Unit to Combat Human Trafficking (Includes audio)
Public News Service – January 19, 2016
“Texas, unfortunately, is at the heart of trafficking in the United States,” says Paxton. “We’re responsible for the nation’s second-highest number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Resources Center, and Houston has the highest number of trafficking victims in the country.”
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-19/juvenile-justice/texas-names-special-unit-to-combat-human-trafficking/a49935-1

TX: CPS, law enforcement team up to boost family violence investigations
Corpus Christi Caller-Times – January 16, 2016
Officers who complete the course may apply for a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement investigator certificate, Department of Family and Protective Services spokesman John Lennan said. More than 40 officers over 11 agencies are participating in the ongoing course.
http://www.caller.com/topstories/cps-law-enforcement-team-up-to-boost-family-violence-investigations-296ad0d0-bba0-0303-e053-0100007f-365504961.html

TX: St. Francis starting program for sex trafficking victims
Salina Journal – January 16, 2016
Saint Francis Community Services has announced plans to start a new program to provide assistance to young girls who have been rescued from human trafficking. In December, Saint Francis purchased a property in Saline County that will house as many as four girls ages 12 and older, along with a caregiver.
http://www.salina.com/news/st-francis-starting-program-for-sex-trafficking-victims/article_170fd5c2-c694-594d-be88-148884595a7e.html

TX: Fort Worth nonprofit determined to help fix Texas foster care (Opinion)
Star-Telegram – January 15, 2016
When federal District Judge Janis Graham Jack ruled last month that the state foster care system endangers Texas children, she harshly criticized the state for its halting efforts on an improvement program launched more than five years ago. A Fort Worth nonprofit, ACH Child and Family Services, formerly known as All Church Home, runs the only active part of that improvement program. ACH has put more than a year of intense, dedicated effort and a significant amount of its own money into the effort called Foster Care Redesign.
http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/editorials/article54981715.html

VA: Legislators get schooled on foster care ‘aging out’ issue
Richmond Times-dispatch – January 15, 2016
About 580 children, or 20 percent of those who left foster care in 2013 in Virginia, did so without returning to their families or getting adopted by a new one, according to the latest information available from the Kids Count Data Center. Information Gateway resource: Transition to Adulthood and Independent Living: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/outofhome/independent/
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_f6e79f74-fd8c-51c6-a9be-8563c913b92c.html

US: From Very Good to Tragic: What the Mormons Did for Native Children
Indian Country Today Media Network – January 15, 2016
Although it often helped Native children break out of poverty and gave them unprecedented access to high-quality education, its secondary purpose was to bring America’s indigenous population into the Mormon Church. (Final article in a three-part series about the Indian Student Placement Program, a foster-care and education program for Native youths administered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1947 and 2000.)
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/01/15/very-good-tragic-what-mormons-did-native-children-162963

US: For Teenagers, Adult-Sized Opioid Addiction Treatment Doesn’t Fit
Youth Today – January 15, 2016
Lack of effective treatment in the teen years can blight an entire life. “When substance use disorders occur in adolescence, they affect key developmental and social transitions, and they can interfere with normal brain maturation,” the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported in 2014. “These potentially lifelong consequences make addressing adolescent drug use an urgent matter.”
http://kcur.org/post/teenagers-adult-sized-opioid-addiction-treatment-doesnt-fit#stream/0

US: House opens inquiry into deaths of drug-dependent newborns (Includes video)
Reuters – January 15, 2016
The chairman of a U.S. House committee that oversees child abuse issues opened an inquiry Friday into whether the federal government is failing to enforce a law meant to protect thousands of babies born dependent on drugs each year. Also: Babies born dependent on drugs are dying at an alarming rate after leaving the hospital: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-house-opens-inquiry-into-deaths-of-drug-dependent-newborns-2016-1?r=UK&IR=T
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/01/15/us-house-opens-inquiry-into-deaths-of-drug-dependent-newborns/21297960/

US: Child Care Costs Have Become Huge Burden to Families
Youth Today – January 14, 2016
Child care is unaffordable for low-income families and a heavy burden to middle-income families, according to a recent report by Child Care Aware, a nonprofit that advocates for access to child care.
http://youthtoday.org/2016/01/child-care-costs-have-become-huge-burden-to-families/

US: Reid Introduces Legislation To Bring Child Sexual Abusers To Justice (Press release)
Office of United States Senator for Nevada Harry Reid – January 14, 2016
Nevada Senator Harry Reid has introduced legislation helping victims of child sexual abuse bring their abusers to justice by expanding the window in which perpetrators can be prosecuted. Under Senator Reid’s bill, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act would be amended to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide grants to states that eliminate statutes of limitations on laws involving child sexual abuse, giving victims more time to come forward and report their abusers.
http://www.reid.senate.gov/press_releases/2016-1-14-reid-introduces-legislation-to-bring-child-sexual-abusers-to-justice

INTERNATIONAL

New Zealand: Are we still not getting the car seats for kids message? (Opinion)
stuff.co.nz – January 15, 2016
Police are warning parents they could be charged with child neglect if their kids are not restrained in car seats after a mother was caught speeding with a baby on her lap.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/75929090/Are-we-still-not-getting-the-car-seats-for-kids-message

Philippines: What Philippine officials found in child detention centers
Manila Times – January 16, 2016
“Houses of Horror” is how one visitor described the centers where children are held illegally behind bars or in cages. Senior Philippine officials responsible for the protection of Filipino children at risk made spot inspections of four child detention centers around Metro Manila this week on the orders of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman following reports in the foreign media.
http://www.manilatimes.net/what-philippine-officials-found-in-child-detention-centers/239813/

United Kingdom: Pilot programme helps new mums with learning difficulties
Medical Xpress – January 14, 2016
Commissioned by Mencap and funded by the Department of Health, the Parent Pioneers programme was piloted between 2012 and 2015 in Northumberland and the borough of Islington. The Mellow Parenting programme was adapted for parents with a learning disability with support from Mencap and a group of ‘parent experts’ from the Elfrida Society, who had learning disabilities. The mothers who took part were assisted by a volunteer mentor.
http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2016-01-programme-mums-difficulties.html

19 January 2016: Minnesota

The recent release of personnel files on over eighteen monks at St. John’s Abbey in Minnesota comes after a legal settlement was reached that accused at least one of the monks of sexually abusing a former underage student in 1977. While the release of the clergy files is aimed at facilitating the prosecution of further perpetrators, Patrick Marker, a former student at St. John’s, notes that the files remain incomplete and that some monks accused of sexually abusing children were fully omitted. Most alarmingly, however, the files show how St. John’s Abbey retained the monks who were accused of “sexual improprieties” and merely transferred them to other religious work without notifying the police.

19 January 2016: Colorado

The Colorado Department of Human Services is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its statewide child abuse and neglect hotline this month. The hotline had been implemented last year in an effort to provide so-called “mandatory reporters” as well as others with a single phone number to call in order to report suspected cases of child abuse. While the hotline still suffers from a few logistical hiccups – in that it slightly delays the response time of police officers in emergencies – the DHS is confident that the collaboration between hotline workers and police officers will be mended soon.

19 January 2016: Arizona

Following the gruesome discovery of a 3-year-old girl who was found locked away in a closet, where she had been duct taped and sat in her own feces for hours, the question as to how children are able to cope with severe abuse has been raised several times. Maureen Basenberg, director at the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona, commented on the necessity as well as urgency of undergoing therapy in order to overcome the trauma caused by child abuse. Basenberg further noted, “For a child who has endured severe trauma, it is a lifelong journey of healing.”

20 January 2016:

The recent launch of Enough Abuse Rensselaer County by law enforcement and social service agencies is aimed at educating locals to better understand and recognize “difficult-to-detect” cases of sexual child abuse. The effort came after a staggering research report by the American Medical Association showed that 25% of women and roughly one out of six men report having been sexually abused during childhood.

AK: ‘We need foster parents badly’ lawmaker calls for more support of Alaska foster children (Includes video)
KTUU – January 14, 2016
“We’ve done okay on getting resources but it’s an underfunded foster system and there’s a lot of things people can do,” Gara said. “We need foster parents badly, we need adoptive parents badly.”
http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/we-need-foster-parents-badly-lawmaker-calls-for-more-support-of-alaska-foster-children/37443984

CA: Hard-Charging Prosecutor Becomes a Champion for Children (Opinion)
Metropolitan News-Enterprise – January 14, 2016
When Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Nash announced his plan to leave the court two years ago, after nearly three decades as a judge and 16 as head of the juvenile court, tributes were heard throughout the juvenile justice community, and even on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
http://www.metnews.com/articles/2016/nash011416.htm

CA: In San Francisco, City Schools Are Focusing on Students With Incarcerated Parents
TakePart – January 14, 2016
“Even with parent-teacher conferences, teachers will ask, ‘Where’s your parent?” or ‘How come they’re not here?'” Haney told TakePart. “As a school district, we’re not really talking about it or how teachers need to handle those situations.”
http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/01/14/plan-to-help-kids-with-incarcerated-parents-san-francisco

CA: Life after foster care: How young adults are winding up on the streets
Angelus News – January 14, 2016
Kenneth, Maria and other youth living on the street in Los Angeles, California and across the nation, of course, are not doing OK. And their numbers keep climbing. Information Gateway resource: Support Services for Youth in Transition: Housing: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/outofhome/independent/support/housing/
http://www.angelusnews.com/news/local/life-after-foster-care-how-young-adults-are-winding-up-on-the-streets-9840/#.VpiNSqBIiPM

KS: Kansas lawmaker wants to prohibit unmarried couples from being foster parents (Includes video)
KWCH – January 14, 2016
A bill introduced at a legislative committee meeting would prohibit unmarried couples who live together from fostering Kansas kids.
http://www.kwch.com/news/local-news/kansas-lawmaker-wants-to-prohibit-unmarried-couples-from-being-foster-parents/37445428

MI: Budgets leave kids by wayside in Mich. cities
CNN – January 16, 2016
One crisis in which the welfare of a major city’s children were sacrificed in the budget-tightening process would be enough to concern any state. But two crises? That’s the case in Michigan.
http://www.wdsu.com/national/budgets-leave-kids-by-wayside-in-mich-cities/37438178

MN: Child Protection: county deadline pushed to 2017
Chisago County Press – January 14, 2016
After a few well-publicized deaths of youngsters who were well within Minnesota’s child protective services radar–the governor formed a task force to bring recommendations to the legislature, and some of those resulted in new legal standards for social work performance throughout the state.
http://www.chisagocountypress.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=21454

NC: Forensic Experts Offer Guidance on Identifying Past Child Abuse
Archaeology – January 14, 2016
Forensic scientists at North Carolina State University say that their analysis of the injuries of modern child abuse victims can be used to shed light on how children were treated in the past.
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4071-160114-skeleton-child-treatment

OR: Head Of Oregon DHS Says Not All Foster Care Kids Are Safe
OPB – January 14, 2016
The head of Oregon’s Department of Human Services told lawmakers Thursday that he didn’t believe all children in the state’s foster care system are safe.
http://www.opb.org/news/article/head-of-oregon-dhs-says-not-all-foster-care-kids-are-safe/

TX: Adoption group supports bill to access original birth certificates (Includes video)
KXAN – January 14, 2016
According to Gray who is with Texas Adoptee Rights, there are only two ways for adults in Texas who were part of closed adoptions to get the original birth certificate: they must know their birth parents’ names, or go to court and ask a judge.
http://kxan.com/2015/01/19/adoption-group-pushing-for-access-to-original-birth-certificates/

WI: Sauk County Board may oppose child welfare bills
Baraboo News Republic – January 14, 2016
Critics of the two bills, Senate Bill 326 and Assembly Bill 429, say they take discretion away from social workers and could have unintended consequences for families and public employees. But supporters, including law enforcement professionals, say they are necessary in order to beef up child protection.
http://www.wiscnews.com/news/local/article_2a53065c-0825-55b1-afab-0fcd3734f8e4.html

US: Can life as a data point save America’s at-risk children? (Includes video)
CNBC – January 14, 2016
Browning is betting that the LA child welfare agency’s $2 billion budget will more effectively serve its caseworkers and help the 36,000 children in LA County at risk–and save millions of dollars–by adopting the big data tool. Also: CNBC Covers Predictive Analytics in Child Abuse Prevention: https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/featured/cnbc-covers-predictive-analytics-in-child-abuse-prevention/15157
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/14/an-80-billion-annual-tax-bill-thats-failing-our-children.html

US: Combating Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (Audio)
WNPR – January 14, 2016
A new UCONN study suggests the problem extends beyond colleges and into high school and middle school classrooms, with students and educators alike calling for more education earlier on as a preventative measure. And we’ll talk to Mia Fontaine about her journey from child sexual abuse victim, to drug addict, to Georgetown graduate.
http://wnpr.org/post/combating-sexual-assault-and-child-abuse#stream/0

US: Speaking Up and Speaking Out About My Time in Foster Care (Opinion)
The Chronicle of Social Change – January 14, 2016
I was so excited to be in a new setting where no one had to know about my foster youth identity, and I could finally be “normal.” The only thing that still tied me to that identity was my involvement with the Guardian Scholars Program (GSP).
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/blogger-co-op/15088/15088

US: Raise Medicaid reimbursement rate so all children can access quality health care (Opinion)
The Seattle Times – January 06, 2016
Currently, children on Medicaid face big disadvantages when accessing medical care compared to their privately insured peers because Medicaid reimbursement rates are too low. These kids have fewer options of available clinics and longer wait times for appointments. The community health clinics that do accept Medicaid are overwhelmed with patients. Also: Obamacare helping improve access to medical care for the poor, new studies show: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-medicaid-states-health-20160105-story.html?
http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/raise-medicaid-reimbursement-rate-so-all-children-can-access-quality-health-care/?

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Canada: Hotel stays for B.C. foster kids reflect overloaded system: advocates
The Globe and Mail – January 14, 2016
The unexpectedly high number of children in government care placed in hotels–mostly in the Lower Mainland–reflects an overburdened system in which more appropriate placements, such as group homes or foster care, are difficult to find, say some people who work with vulnerable youth.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/hotel-stays-for-bc-foster-kids-reflect-overloaded-system-advocates/article28208208/

Liberia: Liberia’s Ebola orphans rebuild lives with new families as epidemic declared over (Press release)
Thompson Reuters Foundation – January 14, 2016
About 8,000 children in Liberia lost one or both parents to the haemorrhagic virus, government data shows, leaving them vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and violence, with some forced to work in bogus orphanages or shunned due to fears of Ebola. Also: Liberia declared Ebola free today, yet thousands of children still need care and support in wake of epidemic says UNICEF (Press release): http://stocks.moneyshow.com/intershow.moneyshow/news/read?GUID=31350595
http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/reuters/news/report/20160114_Reuters_L8N14Y3QI_FEATURE_Liberia_s_Ebola_orphans_rebuild_lives_with_new_families_as_epidemic_declared_over.html

Romania: Romanians blast Norway over child welfare case
New Europe – January 14, 2016
More than 60,000 people in Romania have signed a petition calling on Norway to find a fair solution in a case involving a Romanian-Norwegian family whose five children were taken into custody over allegations of mistreatment.
http://neurope.eu/article/romanians-blast-norway-over-child-welfare-case/

Singapore: Remove profit motive from adoption process (Opinion)
AsiaOne20 – January 15, 2016
In highly regulated Singapore, it is perhaps an anomaly that adoption agencies–given the life-changing and emotionally charged issues involved in the process–have remained unregulated here.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asian-opinions/remove-profit-motive-adoption-process

United Arab Emirates: Workshops in UAE to put new focus on child welfare
UAE News – January 14, 2016
A series of workshops are being held for parents, teachers and other professionals to raise awareness of the estimated 95 per cent of child abuse cases that go unreported.
http://7days.ae/workshops-uae-put-new-focus-child-welfare

United Kingdom: Government changes legislation in line with bid to increase adoption numbers
Family Law – January 14, 2016
In a bid to increase adoption numbers across England, the government announced today (14 January 2016) that it will be fundamentally and rapidly amending the law to ensure courts and local authorities prioritise permanence and therapeutic care when making placement decisions.
http://www.familylaw.co.uk/news_and_comment/government-changes-legislation-in-line-with-bid-to-increase-adoption#.VpiTa6BIiPM
AL: State Medicaid Agency seeks $156 million increase
Anniston Star – January 13, 2016
Buckner also wants to hire more child welfare workers, who make an average of $37,000 per year and who have a 29 percent annual turnover rate. Buckner said more staff would help deal with a schedule that includes late-night calls to deal with emergencies.
http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2016/01/14/alabama-medicaid-agency-seeks-156-million-increase.html

AZ: Social Work Association Calls For New Leadership At Arizona DCS
KJZZ – January 13, 2016
The Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is calling for new leadership at the state’s child welfare system. Greg McKay has been leading the Department of Child Safety for 11 months. In that time the June 2014 backlog of child abuse and neglect cases has increased 11 percent and caseworker turnover is nearly 40 percent.
http://kjzz.org/content/251091/social-work-association-calls-new-leadership-arizona-dcs

CA: CASA volunteers a voice for children in legal system
New Times – January 13, 2016
Known as Court Appointed Special Advocates, those volunteers are part of a national nonprofit organization that trains adults to represent the needs of abused and neglected children in court. The SLO County CASA currently has about 105 volunteer advocates who take on the tough but rewarding task. Information Gateway Resource: CASAs and GALs: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/courts/specialissues/casa-gal/
http://www.newtimesslo.com/news/13298/casa-volunteers-a-voice-for-children-in-legal-system/

CA: Judge says Fresno County must turn over report about Seth Ireland’s death
Fresno Bee – January 13, 2016
A judge has tentatively ruled that Fresno County must turn over an investigative report that details why Child Protective Services failed to prevent the death of 10-year-old Seth Ireland, who died in 2009 after he was beaten by his mother’s boyfriend. In addition, Hamilton denied the county’s request to prohibit releasing the report to the public and said it must be turned over without redactions.
http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article54587955.html

CT: Greater New Haven scenes play role in new video that appeals to Obama to halt deportations
New Haven Register – January 13, 2016
Chi’s video will now serve the purpose of rallying advocates to stop the administration from targeting the last big wave of immigrants, many of them women and children, who came here in summer of 2014 to escape the violence in Central America. Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcjq5z4nze3zh1d/FelipesLetterEnglishFINAL.mp4?dl=0
http://www.nhregister.com/government-and-politics/20160113/greater-new-haven-scenes-play-role-in-new-video-that-appeals-to-obama-to-halt-deportations

FL: After years of abuse, foster care brings healing, hope for future (Opinion)(Requires free registration)
Orlando Sentinel – January 13, 2016
Growing up the victim of physical abuse robbed me of a normal childhood.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-foster-care-godsend-newvoices-011416-20160113-story.html

IN: Adoptees may get access to records
Associated Press – January 14, 2016
State senators will soon debate a bill that could help people adopted in Indiana between 1941 and 1994 find records about their biological family and medical history.
http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/indiana/Adoptees-may-get-access-to-records-10924904

IN: Chief justice says state courts feel burden of drug crisis
Indiana Lawyer – January 13, 2016
“We cannot afford to incarcerate or institutionalize our way out of this drug crisis,” Rush said in her State of the Judiciary address Wednesday to the General Assembly. “Our approach must include helping sons, daughters, husbands and wives return to a life after addiction. There are no easy answers, but your courts stand ready to help communities bring productivity back to those who have lost their way.”
http://www.ibj.com/articles/56625-chief-justice-says-state-courts-feel-burden-of-drug-crisis

KS: DCF audit approved, discrimination question tabled (Includes video)
KSN – January 13, 2016
The audit comes after KSN investigations into response-time policies and discrimination of allegations of who can be foster parents made headlines. Also: DCF official calls request to audit alleged agency bias ‘inflammatory’: http://cjonline.com/news/2016-01-13/dcf-official-calls-request-audit-alleged-agency-bias-inflammatory; Also: Child welfare audit won’t cover discrimination allegations: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/13/child-welfare-audit-wont-cover-anti-gay-discrimina/
http://ksn.com/2016/01/13/dcf-audit-approved-discrimination-questioned-tabled/

ME: Sex Trafficking Bill Pushes Three Components (Includes video)
WFVX – January 14, 2016
Among the many bills in the works at the capitol, GOP Representative Deb Sanderson said sex trafficking is of utmost importance and wants Maine on par with federal standards. Sanderson explained, “We want to become more aligned, in their child welfare and sex trafficking laws in accordance to what the federal law has at this time.”
http://www.foxbangor.com/news/local-news/12923-sex-trafficking-bill-pushes-three-components.html

NY: Cuomo proposes new felony charge for child abuse
Associated Press – January 14, 2016
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed making criminal child abuse a felony, saying abusers too often don’t go to prison even after disturbing violent crimes.
http://poststar.com/news/state-and-regional/cuomo-proposes-new-felony-charge-for-child-abuse/article_929d29fe-2c0d-510e-ac7d-96fed1a332fc.html

OR: Senator: DHS ‘chose to do nothing’ on abuse allegations (Includes video)
KOIN 6 – January 13, 2016
State Senator Sara Gelser will chair an oversight hearing into how DHS handled the allegations against Give Us This Day on Thursday. She told KOIN 6 News she wants to make sure it never happens again.
http://koin.com/2016/01/13/senator-dhs-chose-to-do-nothing-on-abuse-allegations/

VT: T. Elijah Hawkes: Opiates or Algebra (Opinion)
VTDigger – January 13, 2016
I don’t know if Shumlin’s particular proposals are the best ones, but from my vantage point in the schools, I can confidently say that we have a child welfare system in need of additional resources.
http://vtdigger.org/2016/01/13/t-elijah-hawkes-opiates-or-algebra/

WI: Bill aims to protect child welfare workers
Stevenspoint Journal – January 14, 2016
The law already protects police officers, firefighters and parole officers by imposing increased penalties for anyone convicted of hurting them — a bill now in the hands of state lawmakers would add child welfare workers such as Kovach to that list.
http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/news/local/2016/01/13/bill-aims-protect-child-welfare-workers/78732058/

WI: Sauk County Board may oppose child welfare bill
Baraboo News Republic – January 14, 2016
The Sauk County Board next week will consider whether to go on record in opposition to state legislation that would tighten reporting requirements in child abuse and neglect cases. Critics of the two bills, Senate Bill 326 and Assembly Bill 429, say it takes discretion away from social workers and could have unintended consequences for families and public employees.
http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/article_2a53065c-0825-55b1-afab-0fcd3734f8e4.html

WI: Childcare providers receive child abuse awareness training (Includes video)
WBAY – January 13, 2016
“If we don’t have the conversations about child sexual abuse and how to recognize it and what to do about it, who’s keeping our kids safe,” said Jamie Tramte Brassfield, early childhood manager, “and that’s really why we want to do this.”
http://wbay.com/2016/01/13/childcare-providers-receive-child-abuse-awareness-training/

WI: DA urges agencies to work together on child-abuse proposal (Requires free registration)
Gazette Extra – January 13, 2016
A bill requiring more coordination between county human services and law enforcement is likely to become law.
http://www.gazettextra.com/20160113/da_urges_agencies_to_work_together_on_child_abuse_proposal

US: Opioid use in pregnancy puts infants at risk
Medical News Today – January 13, 2016
In the US, it is estimated that 14-22% of pregnant women receive an opioid prescription while pregnant. The increase has been linked with a parallel rise in misuse, fatal overdoses and heroin use. CDC Study: Infant and Maternal Characteristics in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome ? Selected Hospitals in Florida, 2010?2011: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6408a3.htm
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304953.php?tw

US: Reuters report, “Helpless and Hooked.”
KPFA – January 13, 2016
Up next, we talk about a body of research that’s challenging the stability of America’s inner city families and more importantly infants born to addicted mothers. Report: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/baby-opioids/
https://kpfa.org/episode/hard-knock-radio-january-13-2016/

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Australia: Former foster child works to make life better for kids in care
ABC News Australia – January 14, 2016
“The community isn’t aware that these children have done nothing wrong except be born into a family that is not a functional family. And that’s something we really need to bring attention to,” she said.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-14/woman-grew-foster-system-makes-life-better-kids-care/7088662

Canada: B.C. Children’s Ministry argues judge ignored evidence in child-abuse case
Tucson News Now – January 13, 2016
The British Columbia government says a judge ignored evidence in a case involving a father who was granted unsupervised visits even after he was found to have abused his other children.
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/30960662/dcs-report-details-more-allegations-of-abuse

Canada: New report shows 117 B.C. foster children were placed in hotels
The Vancouver Sun – January 13, 2016
Now, a startling new report issued Wednesday shows the ministry was wrong again. In fact, 117 kids– five times its original estimate–stayed in hotels between November 2014 and October 2015. Report: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/family-and-social-supports/services-supports-for-parents-with-young-children/reporting-monitoring/00-public-ministry-reports/rcy_placementinhotels-jan2016.pdf
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/report+shows+foster+children+were+placed+hotels/11649781/story.html

Canada: Dispute settled over southern Manitoba First Nations child welfare control
Turtle Island News – January 12, 2016
An announcement was expected as early as Tuesday on a new seven-person board of First Nations People who will regain control of a southern Manitoba child-welfare organization.
http://theturtleislandnews.com/index.php/2016/01/12/dispute-settled-over-southern-manitoba-first-nations-child-welfare-control/

Ireland: Changes to adoption law prioritise placing children ‘as quickly as possible’
Belfast Telegraph – January 14, 2016
The law is to be changed to make it clear that these bodies must look first at long-term placements in a family that will give youngsters who have been suffering from abuse or neglect stability throughout their childhood, she said.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/changes-to-adoption-law-prioritise-placing-children-as-quickly-as-possible-34363442.html

Ireland: Doctor ‘unaware of protocols on child abuse’
Irish Examiner – January 14, 2016
Orthopaedic consultant Mutaz Jadaan, who worked with Dr Hassan in Galway in early 2014, yesterday expressed his concern that Dr Hassan seemingly left a child with a single arm fracture in the emergency department for two to three hours.
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/doctor-unaware-of-protocols-on-child-abuse-376088.html

United Kingdom: Children in stable homes: Judges told they must put happiness of youngsters first after fall in number going to new families
Daily Mail – January 14, 2016
Supreme Court justices put David Cameron’s drive to increase adoption numbers into reverse when they ordered that no child should be permanently taken from its birth mother and father except as ‘a last resort’ and in circumstances ‘where nothing else will do’. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3398500/New-adoption-law-speed-placing-children-stable-homes.html#ixzz3xCNpSfjb Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3398500/New-adoption-law-speed-placing-children-stable-homes.html

CA: Closed Adoption Divides Teen from Family
The Chronicle of Social Change – January 12, 2016
In February, along with other CYC members, Rodriguez will make a visit to the state capitol in Sacramento, where she’ll present some of her research to legislators in support of a bill to better protect the rights of family members in the adoption process.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/featured/closed-adoption-divides-calif-teen-from-family/15013

CA: Couple sues Marin County alleging adoption fraud
Marin Independent Journal – January 12, 2016
Accusing the county of betraying their trust, a San Rafael couple has filed suit, claiming adoption fraud in which they said the county intentionally misled them into adopting a disturbed child who may require around-the-clock care.
http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20160112/couple-sues-marin-county-alleging-adoption-fraud

CA: Dad of boy killed by dogs files claim against Sacramento County CPS
KSBW – January 12, 2016
The father of a 9-year-old boy who was mauled to death by his sister’s dogs in Yuba County has filed a claim against Sacramento County Child Protective Services.
http://www.ksbw.com/news/dad-of-boy-killed-by-dogs-files-claim-against-sacramento-county-cps/37396982

CO: State child abuse and neglect hotline saw more calls than projected
Summit Daily News – January 12, 2016
Just a year after Colorado’s statewide child abuse and neglect reporting hotline was launched on Jan. 1, 2015, the number of calls across the state has exceeded expectations. Initially expecting about 130,000 calls, hotline supervisor Jack Hilbert said Colorado saw nearly 209,000 calls this year.
http://www.summitdaily.com/news/20116121-113/colorado-child-abuse-and-neglect-hotline-saw-more

FL: Program educates parents on child sleeping deaths in Fla. (Includes video)
WFTV Orlando – January 12, 2016
The state of Florida continues to deal with a silent killer. New numbers show that investigators are looking into more child sleeping deaths in the state than in previous years.
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/program-educates-parents-child-sleeping-deaths-fla/np3rH/

IL: Gov. Rauner to seek end of consent decrees, ACLU responds (Press release)
American Civil Liberties Union – January 12, 2016
Governor Rauner should know that adherence to terms of a consent decrees is not a political option to be debated in the media. These agreements exist because the State violated the law – often over decades – in ways that impose significant harms to our clients and others in Illinois. Information Gateway Resource: Meeting Legal, Professional, and Regulatory Requirements: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/administration/requirements/
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Gov-Rauner-to-seek-end-of-consent-decrees-ACLU-responds-/53914.html

OH: Commissioners voice concerns over House Bill 50 and Senate Bill 240
Register-Herald – January 12, 2016
The two bills, also known as the Ohio Fostering Connections Bill, would extend foster care services to those in foster care from the age of 18 to the age of 21.
http://registerherald.com/news/3321/commissioners-voice-concerns-over-house-bill-50-and-senate-bill-240

OR: Foster care scandal: State releases years of shocking abuse complaints
Oregonian – January 12, 2016
A troubled Portland foster care provider has faced dozens of abuse and neglect reports since 2001, newly released complaint logs show – with serious accusations, including rape and sexual assault, allowed to pass without full investigations.
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/01/foster_care_scandal.html

TX: Foster care decision targets right problems, but wrong solutions (Opinion)
Star-Telegram – January 12, 2016
Most parents who lose children to foster care are neither brutally abusive nor hopelessly addicted. Far more common are cases in which family poverty has been confused with “neglect.”
http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/other-voices/article54366280.html

WA: New non-profit aims to increase adoptions (Includes video)
King 5 News – January 12, 2016
They’ve launched a non-profit called The Beautiful Collective to inspire local families to foster and adopt. They’re organizing events in Skagit County to tell people how easy, inexpensive and rewarding fostering can be, and enlisting local churches to encourage their congregations to adopt.
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2016/01/12/new-non-profit-aims-increase-adoptions/78704492/

WI: NEW INFORMATION: Senate votes for tougher penalties on repeat child abuse
Associated Press – January 12, 2016
The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that makes repeated acts of child abuse a felony. Also: State Senate adopts parts of package aimed at curbing child abuse http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/state-senate-adopts-parts-of-package-aimed-at-curbing-child/article_a36919f6-fd8c-5418-bd3d-72d6e320af7a.html
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Senate-to-vote-on-new-child-abuse-crime-364971051.html

US: College Bound
Youth Today – January 13, 2016
Some 1.3 million homeless children and youth are currently enrolled in U.S. public schools, according to the National Center for Homeless Education, and could also face difficulties in the college application process.
http://youthtoday.org/2016/01/college-bound/

US: Foster Care Company’s “Abnormal Level Of Lobbying”
BuzzFeed News – January 12, 2016
A Senate committee is investigating Mentor, a giant for-profit foster care firm. Now, the firm has hired lobbyists who used to work for the leaders of the very committee conducting the investigation.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/aramroston/foster-care-company-hires-lobbyists#.npLvMDVy9l

US: Parents’ Drug Abuse Strains Child-Welfare Agencies
Wall Street Journal – January 12, 2016
Abuse of opioids like heroin and prescription painkillers is straining child-welfare agencies across the U.S. and sending more children into foster care, officials say. Addiction treatment for opioids only occasionally succeeds, relapse is common and children often languish for years in the system.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/parents-drug-abuse-strains-child-welfare-agencies-1452538476

US: Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Case on Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse (Requires free registration)
Education Week – January 12, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a case with implications for the legal protections for teachers, school administrators, and others required under state laws to report suspected child abuse to authorities.
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/school_law/2016/01/supreme_court_declines_to_take_2.html

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United Kingdom: Adoption rate for children in care falls to 5% in Poole, well short of 17% target
Bournemouth Echo – January 12, 2016
The proportion of children leaving care to adoption – used as a ‘key performance indicator’ by Borough of Poole- has fallen to 5 per cent according to the midyear update – well short of the 17 per cent target.
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/districts/poole/14200302.Adoption_rate_for_children_in_care_falls_to_5__in_Poole__well_short_of_17__target/

United Kingdom: New online diagnostic support tool set to transform children’s health, UK (Press release)
Medical News Today – January 12, 2016
Paediatric Care Online, hosted by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, may reduce child deaths by ensuring children receive the best possible treatment before they become too unwell, say child health experts.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/304940.php?tw

AK: Anchorage transitional housing facility to temporarily close for renovations
Alaska Dispatch News – January 09, 2016
As residents move out of Eagle Crest Transitional Housing in downtown Anchorage, the beds will remain empty until the building is renovated in the summer. The housing opened in 1985 and the interior has not been renovated in over 20 years, said Duke Markham, secretary of the Alaska division of the Salvation Army. Eagle Crest provides transitional housing at low cost to adults 19 years and older. The facility is alcohol-free and staffed 24 hours a day, according to the program’s website. Clients can stay there for up to two years.

http://www.adn.com/article/20160109/anchorage-transitional-housing-facility-temporarily-close-renovations

AZ: Arizona in desperate need of foster homes (Includes video)
ABC 15 – January 11, 2016
In his State of the State address, Governor Doug Ducey called for state lawmakers to take action on laws to encourage more parents to open up their homes to foster children. The Arizona’s Children Association says the numbers are heartbreaking, nearly 19,000 kids are in need of foster homes and there are only 3,500 hundred homes statewide to place them in. Also: Valdez: Ducey’s weak tea for foster kids (Opinion): http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/lindavaldez/2016/01/11/doug-duceys-weak-tea-foster-kids/78656218/
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/arizona-in-desperate-need-of-foster-homes

CA: Our View: Maybe homeless problem isn’t hopeless (Opinion)
Daily Press – January 09, 2016
A bipartian, but mostly Democratic, coalition of state Senate members last Monday introduced the “No Place Like Home” initiative at a press conference in Los Angeles. It aims to help local communities prevent and address homeless, which has become a far bigger problem than most of us ever imagined it would.
http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20160109/OPINION/160109768/12966/OPINION?rssfeed=true

CA: Report: Support systems failing California children
Daily Journal – January 09, 2016
Despite progress made in recent years, more should be done to support young children across the state, especially those born into poverty, according to a recent report. Children Now, an education and children’s health advocacy group, released Wednesday, Jan. 6, its annual report card gauging the overall well-being of the state’s youth population. Report: http://www.childrennow.org/files/6214/5192/8816/CN-2016CAChildrensReportCard.pdf
http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2016-01-09/report-support-systems-failing-california-children/1776425156495.html

CA: Out of Options, California Ships Hundreds of Troubled Children Out of State
Alternet – January 05, 2016
Over more than a dozen turbulent years, he lived with a half-dozen foster families and in five different group homes. Now he is among the more than 900 children that California sends to out-of-state residential facilities, most of them in Utah, a ProPublica analysis shows.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/out-options-california-ships-hundreds-troubled-children-out-state

CO: Human Services chief keeps job with county
Daily Sentinel – January 11, 2016
Two of three Mesa County commissioners on Monday voiced continued support for the head of the county’s Department of Human Services, meaning that Tracey Garchar will keep his job. The commission on Oct. 12 put Garchar on a probation of sorts until now after commission Chairwoman Rose Pugliese sought to remove him from his $125,000-a-year job.
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/human-services-chief-keeps-job-with-county

CT: Child Welfare: Officials See Challenges Online and Overseas (May require registration)
Connecticut Law Journal – January 11, 2016
DCF anticipates more involvement with refugees and sex-trafficking victims.
http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202746779817/Child-Welfare-Officials-See-Challenges-Online-and-Overseas

FL: Miami foster group home under scrutiny for video of kids fighting, reports say
Miami Herald – January 11, 2016
In an extraordinarily blunt language, the judge blasted Children’s Home Society of Florida, a statewide company that runs 11 foster homes in Miami-Dade. CHS is contracted to operate the group homes through Our Kids of Miami-Dade, a nonprofit child welfare agency itself contracted by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article54125210.html

FL: State lawmakers should put kids first, equalize funding (Opinion) (Requires free registration)
Orlando Sentinel – January 09, 2016
Across Florida, the child-welfare system is under tremendous strain. As the number of kids entering foster care continues to skyrocket, the organizations responsible for their well-being are not receiving adequate state funding.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-foster-care-funding-myword-011016-20160109-story.html

GA: Foster care crisis: Desperate need for parents
Online Athens – January 11, 2016
In the last few years, the number of children annually entering foster care in DFCS’ Region 5, which includes Clarke, Oconee, Madison, Barrow, Jackson, Oglethorpe and other nearby counties, more than doubled. In Athens-Clarke County alone the number of children annually entering foster care nearly tripled.
http://onlineathens.com/special-features/fostercrisis/

HI: Hawaiians at risk: Healing efforts return to roots (Includes video)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – January 11, 2016
Under the firm but gentle guidance of Wayde Hoapili Lee, a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner, the youths meet privately with their parents, guardians or others they are close to, confessing past wrongs, seeking forgiveness and expressing unconditional love.
http://www.staradvertiser.com/hawaii-news/hawaiians-at-risk-healing-efforts-return-to-roots/

IN: Drug addiction program keeps moms, kids together
Indianapolis Star – January 09, 2016
That intervention enabled the 26-year-old to participate in a relatively new residential addictions treatment program that she hopes will keep her clean. She wants to regain custody of her children and go back to school for cosmetology.
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/01/09/drug-addiction-program-keeps-moms-kids-together/78263098/

KS: Panel wants study of family structure in foster care
Associated Press – January 11, 2016
A foster family’s structure should be an important factor when Kansas places abused and neglected children in temporary homes, a legislative panel said Monday in a recommendation that one lawmaker said would encourage discrimination against gays and lesbians. Also: Kansas Panel Urges Adding ‘Family Structure’ To Discussion In Foster Care Placements: http://kcur.org/post/kansas-panel-urges-adding-family-structure-discussion-foster-care-placements#stream/0 Also: Legislative panel recommends consideration of family structure in foster care: http://cjonline.com/news/2016-01-11/legislative-panel-recommends-consideration-family-structure-foster-care
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/article54076180.html

KS: Top priority is fixing state’s fiscal mess (Opinion)
Wichita Eagle – January 09, 2016
Lawmakers also must act quickly to bring court funding out of jeopardy, to protect patients and restore federal Medicare funding at Osawatomie State Hospital, and to audit and otherwise scrutinize the foster care system — including whether it’s systemically discriminating against same-sex foster parents.
http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article53808845.html

MA: DCF’s foster-parent process exposed (Opinion)
Sentinel and Enterprise – January 11, 2016
If you want to know what’s wrong with the state’s system of foster care, look no further than the SJC’s rejection of this Fitchburg couple’s application to be foster parents. Gregory and Melanie Magazu initially applied with the Department of Children and Families, which in 2013 denied their request because they occasionally used corporal punishment to discipline their own two daughters, in accordance with the religious beliefs.
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/editorial/ci_29369480/dcfs-foster-parent-process-exposed

MI: Groups Call on Obama to Stop “Immoral” Raids (Includes audio)
Public News Service – January 12, 2016
Ahead of his final State of the Union address, some Michigan groups are calling on President Obama to end immigration raids of Central American refugee families. The demand comes from 40 organizations representing faith, labor and civil-rights organizations in the state. The raids, described by the groups as “immoral,” are targeted at families who entered the country from Central America after May 1, 2014.
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-12/immigrant-issues/mi-groups-call-on-obama-to-stop-immoral-raids/a49791-1

MS: Governor names new Human Services director
Associated Press – January 11, 2016
Gov. Phil Bryant is nominating a new director for the Mississippi Department of Human Services, which faces federal court scrutiny over its handling of foster care cases. Bryant said Monday that John Davis will become director after Rickey Berry retires Jan. 31. Davis has been deputy director under Berry the past four years. The state Senate must confirm him in the top job.
http://www.sunherald.com/news/state/mississippi/article54133825.html

MT: Child and Family Services director says she needs more resources
Missoulian – January 12, 2016
Sarah Corbally, director of the agency, told the Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Committee that if her department had enough resources, many of the problems could be fixed.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/child-and-family-services-director-says-she-needs-more-resources/article_149d9b24-5686-558c-a3b3-f55b8e54b948.html

NE: Kids Count report: Nebraska barriers hurt minority and poor families
Lincoln Journal Star – January 12, 2016
Statistically speaking, equality for all Nebraskans is seriously lacking — even failing — when it comes to African American and Native American youth, according to the 2015 Kids Count Data Report released Tuesday. Report: http://voicesforchildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/2015-Kids-Count-in-Nebraska-Report.pdf Link for 1/13 presentation on Kids Count report: http://www.unomaha.edu/news/events/2016/01/2015-kids-count-in-nebraska-report.php
http://journalstar.com/news/local/kids-count-report-nebraska-barriers-hurt-minority-and-poor-families/article_d24a7e7a-7760-5a1f-b6e4-29272cf840ef.html

NJ: Christie vetoes child welfare worker safety bill prompted by stabbing
NJ.com – January 11, 2016
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill sparked by the near-fatal stabbing of a state child welfare worker that would have assigned police officers to work from child welfare offices and accompany employees on potentially dangerous home visits in New Jersey. Also: Governor Christie endangers child protection workers (Opinion): http://njtoday.net/2016/01/12/governor-christie-endangers-child-protection-workers/
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/01/christie_vetoes_child_welfare_worker_safety_bill_p_1.html

OH: How ProKids And CASAs Work To Support Children Placed In Foster Care (Audio)
WVXU – January 11, 2016
Joining us to discuss how ProKids, along with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), helps these children find safe, secure and permanent homes are ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook; CASA Volunteer and Clinical Research Coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cameron Laue; and CASA volunteer Wynndel Watts.
http://wvxu.org/post/how-prokids-and-casas-work-support-children-placed-foster-care#stream/0

OK: Officials say shelter’s closing resulting in children waiting in offices, police cars, for hours
Tulsa World – January 12, 2016
The closure of the Laura Dester Shelter has caused some foster children to be removed from their homes to wait for hours in office buildings and cars at odd times while placements can be found, say Tulsa police and prosecutors.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/officials-say-shelter-s-closing-resulting-in-children-waiting-in/article_dd4f584a-6eba-5b31-9a65-e5419143b36f.html

OK: Boys group home closed after one year in operation
Muskogee Phoenix – January 10, 2016
A group home for boys, which was run by Muskogee County Council of Youth Services and was hotly contested in the City Council, closed down after one year of operation.
http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/news/boys-group-home-closed-after-one-year-in-operation/article_51c97b7f-d1ce-568a-b84b-ef13d4eb5d2f.html

TX: State Appeals Ruling That Would Force Officials to Actually Prevent Foster Kids From Being Abused and Raped
Houston Press – January 11, 2016
In an appalling but not unsurprising move, state officials are appealing a federal judge’s December ruling ordering an overhaul of a foster care system that, according to the ruling, has shown deliberate indifference to children’s safety.
http://www.houstonpress.com/news/state-appeals-ruling-that-would-force-officials-to-actually-prevent-foster-kids-from-being-abused-and-raped-updated-8063402

US: Report: For-Profit Prison Lobby Influences Immigrant Detention Policy (Includes audio)
Public News Service – January 11, 2016
Arnie Alpert, co-director of the American Friends Service Committee’s Presidential Campaign Project, said the group’s new report shows that for-profit prison corporations, which invest millions in lobbying, also end up housing nearly two-thirds of the immigrants currently in detention. Report: The role of for-profit prison corporations in shaping U.S. immigrant detention & deportation policies: http://gui.afsc.org/resources/role-profit-prison-corporations-shaping-us-immigrant-detention-deportation-policies
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-12/campaign-finance-reform-money-in-politics/report-for-profit-prison-lobby-influences-immigrant-detention-policy/a49763-1

US: The Reality of Child Sex Trafficking and Foster Children
Huffington Post – January 11, 2016
Child Sex Trafficking. It’s an ugly secret that many in the 21st century simply do not know about. It is also an ugly dark secret that many today wish to ignore. Yet, today’s children are at risk more than ever. For children in foster care, it is an ever present danger.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-john-degarmo/the-reality-of-child-sex-_b_8954560.html

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Czech Republic: SF Gay Couple Spearhead Change to Czech Family Law
Edge Boston – January 10, 2016
A San Francisco couple who challenged the Czech Republic’s ban on gay adoption won a landmark decision for their family, and they hope it will better the lives of other LGBT families in Europe.
http://boston.edgemedianetwork.com/news/family/news//191553/sf_gay_couple_spearhead_change_to_czech_family_law

Europe: Protests in Europe, the US in support of Romanian family whose children were taken by the Norwegian authorities
Romanian Business Insider – January 11, 2016
Thousands of people went to the streets in Romania’s biggest cities, as well as in other European and American cities, in support of a Romanian family living in Norway, whose children had been taken by the Norwegian social services.
http://www.romania-insider.com/protests-in-europe-the-us-in-support-of-romanian-family-whose-children-were-taken-by-the-norwegian-authorities/162819/
AK: Jessie Archibald returns to Tribal Child Support Unit
Juneau Empire – January 10, 2016
Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced in a press release on Jan. 7 that Jessie Archibald recently accepted the position of Tribal Child Support Unit Manager.
http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2016-01-10/jessie-archibald-returns-tribal-child-support-unit

CA: Sonoma County Children’s Village property for sale
North Bay Business Journal – January 08, 2016
After closing in October and while continuing to pursue other avenues to help foster children, Sonoma County Children’s Village has put their property up for sale.
http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/sonomacounty/5041664-181/childrens-village-santa-rosa-sale#CHIpeU5QLC2iIkYp.97

CA: Luke: Abuse in Foster Care as Trans Youth (Video)
Youth Today – January 07, 2016
This video trailer shares the voice of Luke McNamara, 25, who recounts the abuse and humiliation he faced as a transgender young person growing up in the California foster care system.
http://youthtoday.org/2016/01/luke-trailer/

FL: State lawmakers should put kids first, equalize funding (Opinion) (Requires free registration)
Orlando Sentinel – January 09, 2016
Across Florida, the child-welfare system is under tremendous strain. As the number of kids entering foster care continues to skyrocket, the organizations responsible for their well-being are not receiving adequate state funding.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-foster-care-funding-myword-011016-20160109-story.html

HI: At risk: Keiki locked in cycle of foster care system (Includes video)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – January 10, 2016
Those with Hawaiian blood make up half the roughly 2,300 children who have been removed from their families because of abuse and neglect concerns and currently are in foster care. Yet Hawaiians comprise only a third of the statewide population of minors.
http://www.staradvertiser.com/hawaii-news/special-report-hawaiians-at-risk-keiki-locked-in-cycle-of-foster-care-system/

IA: Woodruff: Human services agencies put child safety second (Opinion)
Iowa State Daily – January 11, 2016
Thousands of people from around the nation are reported for suspected child abuse each year, and too many of these reports, approximately 40 percent, are overlooked without any investigation.
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/opinion/article_d9dd2018-b302-11e5-8cc7-3342b16b0125.html

IN: Children Home to open emergency shelter for homeless youth
Associated Press – January 11, 2016
Don Phillips, CEO and president of Bashor Children’s Home, made the announcement inside the vacant building located near the intersection of C.R. 15 and C.R. 30 on Bashor Children’s Home existing campus in Goshen. The Poyser Cottage, which is an estimated 2,500 square feet, will be staffed around the clock by trained professionals and will offer transitional housing to about four to six children at a time, Phillips said.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160111/news/301119958/

KY: Bevin names new Ky. social service commissioner
Courier Journal – January 08, 2016
Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday named Adria Johnson as commissioner of the Department for Community Based Services, one of the key positions within the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2016/01/08/new-ky-social-service-commissioner-named/78506396/

MA: Failed Oliver case boss to head DCF in Western Mass.
Boston Herald – January 09, 2016
The child welfare boss who oversaw the state office that dropped the ball in the shocking case of Jeremiah Oliver — the 5-year-old Fitchburg boy who disappeared in 2013 after social workers failed to check on him for months and was later found dead — is now in charge of another agency trouble spot.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2016/01/failed_oliver_case_boss_to_head_dcf_in_western_mass

MA: Activists: Baby Safe Haven law working to prevent abandonments
State House News Service – January 08, 2016
The flip of the calendar to 2016 marked another year in Massachusetts — the fourth out of the past five — with no newborns abandoned by their parents, advocates say. Information Gateway Resource: Infant Safe Haven Laws: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/statutes/safehaven/
http://wwlp.com/2016/01/08/activists-massachusetts-baby-safe-haven-law-working-to-prevent-abandonments/

MA: Parents Defend Spanking After Court Ruling: We “Just Want to Help Kids”
Yahoo – January 08, 2016
A born-again Christian couple hoping to adopt a foster child are not allowed to do so because they believe in spanking as a form of discipline, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled recently.
https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/parents-defend-spanking-after-court-ruling-we-174508071.html?src=rss

MI: Child and Family Services CEO to retire
Traverse City Record Eagle – January 10, 2016
Jim Scherrer he thought he was destined to graduate as an engineer when he entered school at Western Michigan University. Instead he walked across the stage in 1972 and received a degree in psychology, the start of a 40-plus year career in child welfare. Scherrer, now 65, is preparing to retire from his job as Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan’s CEO — a nonprofit where he has worked for nearly 36 years.
http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/child-and-family-services-ceo-to-retire/article_4d2ee94a-5f03-5805-a3e4-863dea986924.html

MS: Report finds Mississippi foster care system still worsening
Associated Press – January 08, 2016
A new report finds that Mississippi’s child welfare system continues to deteriorate, raising the stakes for state government’s effort to stave off a federal judge from taking over the system.
http://www.meridianstar.com/news/state_news/report-finds-mississippi-foster-care-system-still-worsening/article_29e56f42-b61a-11e5-9877-1ff841350750.html

NY: The Collaborative for Children and Families Announces First Executive Director (Press release)
PR Web – January 11, 2016
The Collaborative for Children and Families (CCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jodi Saitowitz as its first Executive Director. Beginning in February 2016, Saitowitz will be leading the collaborative’s first initiative as a Children’s Health Home serving children and Families in New York City, Westchester, Suffolk, and Nassau counties.
http://thenumbers.marketplace.org/publicradio/news/read?GUID=31321589

NY: A new phase in juvenile justice reform
NYMedia – January 08, 2016
After months of delays, the second and final phase of the New York City Administration of Children’s Services’ Close to Home program has commenced, with four of the six planned sites online, according to a spokesman for the agency. The onboarding of the four new residential sites, with more integrated and comprehensive educational and mental health services, marks an important milestone for the Close to Home program, which seeks to help juvenile offenders more seamlessly transition back into the community.
http://nynmedia.com/news/a-new-phase-in-juvenile-justice-reform

NY: Home Visiting Program Helps Parents Help Their Kids (Includes audio)
Public News Service – January 08, 2016
The Parent-Child Home Program serves parents and 2- to 3-year-old children with two years of intensive, twice-weekly home visits. Lisa Jamison, a division director at Family Service League, said those visits focus not only on developing learning skills but on strengthening parent-child interactions.
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-08/early-childhood-education/home-visiting-program-helps-parents-help-their-kids/a49737-1

OH: Foster system needs slots for teens, especially boys
Columbus Dispatch – January 11, 2016
The East Side resident’s focus makes her an increasingly elusive segment of the nation’s foster-care network. Too many troubled teens and too few foster homes willing and able to welcome them, advocates say, threaten the promise of family-setting care for older youths.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/01/11/a-real-need-for-foster-homes-for-teens.html

OK: Foster parents sue DHS over firearms policy
Associated Press – January 11, 2016
Two foster parents are suing the state Department of Human Services in Oklahoma City federal court over an agency rule they claim is unconstitutional because it prohibits foster and adoptive parents from legally possessing firearms for self-defense.
http://newsok.com/article/5471832

OR: Records reveal officials knew earlier of troubled foster care provider
Associated Press – January 10, 2016
The records show that in 2009, the head of Oregon’s child welfare programs emailed her boss with worries about Give Us This Day. Erinn Kelley-Siel wrote to Department of Human Services Director Bruce Goldberg that every single staff person working for the provider had a criminal record. Kelley-Siel also wrote that Give Us This Day wasn’t licensed. Also: Former employee sues Give Us This Day: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/288115-165151-former-employee-sues-give-us-this-day
http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/jan/10/records-reveal-officials-knew-earlier-of-troubled-foster-care-provider/

PA: More foster kids finding homes with kin
Associated Press – January 09, 2016
Kinship care, the practice of family members taking in relatives’ children when parents are unable to care for them, has been around for ages. But it’s only been in recent years that Pennsylvania joined a national trend, with courts pushing child welfare agencies to make finding kin a priority.
http://timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/1013901/More-foster-kids-finding-homes-with-kin-in-Pennsylvania.html?isap=1&nav=5038

TX: Federal Judge Halts New Placements Of Texas Children To Foster Group Homes Without 24-Hour Awake Supervision
Open Minds – January 10, 2016
On December 17, 2015 as part of a court ruling ordering a sweeping reform to the Texas foster care system, a federal judge ordered the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to immediately halt new placements to foster group homes without 24-hour awake supervision. DFPS plans to appeal the ruling.
https://www.openminds.com/market-intelligence/news/federal-judge-orders-sweeping-overhaul-of-texas-broken-foster-care-system.htm/

TX: Court decision shows Texas needs stronger safety net for foster children (Opinion)
Star-Telegram – January 08, 2016
As a state judge who oversees the child welfare cases in Travis County, I was saddened but not shocked by U.S. District Judge Janis Jack’s Dec. 17 ruling against Texas? foster care system.
http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/other-voices/article53816575.html

TX: State appeals federal judge’s ruling that its foster care system is “broken”
Dallas Morning News – January 08, 2016
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has appealed a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s foster care system is “broken” and has asked her to stay last month’s injunction barring further placements to certain group homes and promising a sweeping overhaul guided by a court-appointed special master. Also: State briefs: Texas to appeal federal foster care overhaul ruling :http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/state-briefs-texas-to-appeal-federal-foster-care-overhaul-ruling/article_aff970ca-d0e8-5070-b89d-8690a28b5ca5.html
http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2016/01/texas-appeals-federal-judges-ruling-that-its-foster-care-system-is-broken.html/

US: Financial aid elusive for those who can’t prove their lack of parental support
Yakima Herald Republic – January 11, 2016
The 21-year-old had been in foster care since she was 13, but struggled to find the documents she needed to prove that she had been separated from her parents. Youths up to age 24 need their parents’ income information to apply for financial aid. Those who are not supported by their parents must show proof — a daunting task.
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/financial-aid-elusive-for-those-who-can-t-prove-their/article_99b57554-b833-11e5-afef-cf2872200fcc.html

US: Human Trafficking Awareness Day calls for family awareness
Mission Network – January 11, 2016
January 11 is known as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day — a time to refocus, and remember the work being done to free millions stuck in modern-day slavery. Furthermore, starting in 2011 by Presidential Proclamation, the entire month of January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
https://www.mnnonline.org/news/human-trafficking-awareness-day-calls-for-family-awareness/

INTERNATIONAL

International: The Trouble With the Christian Adoption Movement (Opinion)
New Republic – January 11, 2016
In 2009, adoption was a preeminent evangelical social cause in the United States. Beginning in the early 2000s, American evangelicals became one of the most powerful forces in international adoption, lining up devout believers to follow the biblical mandate that Christians care for “orphans and widows in their distress.” This call would become a movement that launched major conferences, spawned a small library of books on “adoption theology,” and changed the complexion of many conservative U.S. churches.
https://newrepublic.com/article/127311/trouble-christian-adoption-movement

CA: Antioch teacher’s aide arrested, faces child abuse charges (Includes video)
KTVU – January 06, 2016
A video is making the rounds on the Internet that shows a student from a special-needs school in Antioch being held and slapped. Now a teacher’s aide faces child abuse charges. Also: Second Family Alleges Child Abuse at Special Needs School in California: http://abc13.com/news/second-allegation-of-child-abuse-surfaces-at-special-needs-school/1151080/
http://www.ktvu.com/news/70128048-story

FL: The Long Fall of Phoebe Jonchuck (Includes video)
Tampa Bay Times – January 08, 2016
Phoebe clung to her dad as he drifted from address to address. She slipped through one safety net after another. So many people could have stopped him. No one did.
http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2016/features/the-long-fall-of-phoebe-jonchuck/

IN: A genetic genealogist’s view (Opinion)
Kokomo Tribune – January 07, 2016
The legislature of my home state of Indiana will soon be considering a bill (S.B. 91) to provide open access to birth records for all adoptees.
http://www.kokomotribune.com/opinion/columns/a-genetic-genealogist-s-view/article_25ee2bb0-b32e-53ad-916f-625e20773a76.html

KY: Parents slam Kentucky School for the Blind
Courier-Journal – January 07, 2016
They say that children who once flourished are now failing under a dramatic shift in practices ushered in by the new administration, a shift some parents believe is aimed at weeding out children with disabilities other than blindness, such as autism or behavioral disorders.
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2016/01/07/parents-slam-ky-school-blind/78023528/

MS: Infant death cited as another foster care failing
The Clarion Ledger – January 07, 2016
An infant in foster care died five days after arriving in a home that caseworkers had never inspected, according to a court monitor’s report. Report: http://www.clearinghouse.net/chDocs/public/CW-MS-0001-0020.pdf
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2016/01/07/infant-death-cited-another-foster-care-failing/78412052/

NY: NYC Makes Paid Parental Leave Policy Official
Associated Press – January 07, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed a personnel order that provides paid parental leave to approximately 20,000 New York City employees.
http://hamodia.com/2016/01/07/nyc-makes-paid-parental-leave-policy-official/

TX: Will changes be made to the Foster case system in Texas? (Includes video)
KRIS-TV – January 07, 2016
Last month, a class action lawsuit was filed again Texas’ Child Protection Services, and as a result Federal Judge Janis Jack ordered a overhaul of the foster care system that she called, “broken.”
http://www.kristv.com/story/30913083/will-changes-be-made-to-the-foster-case-system-in-texas

WV: Finding a Family–Breaking Down the Myths of the Foster and Adoption Process (Includes video)
The State Journal – January 06, 2016
Peters said the Children’s Home Society and other agencies work with individuals to make sure potential hurdles don’t prevent them from becoming a family.
http://www.statejournal.com/story/30900824/2016/01/06/finding-a-family-breaking-down-the-myths-of-the-foster-and-adoption-process

US: A Dad Adopting: An Interview With Claude Knobler (Opinion)
The Good Men Project – January 07, 2016
Adoption is a noble and selfless act. Claude Knobler knows what it’s like to be the dad of an adopted child. Here are his thoughts.
http://goodmenproject.com/families/dad-adopting-interview-claude-knobler-admc/

US: Minority Students With Disabilities Fast-Tracked to Prison: Activist Leroy Moore, Jr. Talks Solutions (Opinion)
The Huffington Post – January 06, 2016
As an activist and one of the founders of the National Black Disability Coalition, he’s been part of the discussion for some time. Leroy discusses the possible solutions, including training additional black men to teach in the classrooms, as well as better training of teachers to recognize behavioral problems associated with certain disabilities. Information Gateway resource: Services for Families and Caregivers of Children and Youth With Disabilities: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/service-array/services-to-children-and-youth-with-disabilities/youth/grandparents/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathleen-kiley/minority-students-with-disabilities_b_8912862.html

US: Parents Face Felony Charges After Kids Play Hooky. Is It Fair? (Opinion)
Yahoo!! Parenting – January 06, 2016
Hopping aboard the growing national trend to criminalize parents of truant kids is at least one middle school, which charged two moms and one dad with felonies on Tuesday after authorities had deemed their adolescents’ lack of attendance to be excessive.
https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/parents-may-face-prison-time-after-kids-play-212134579.html

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Malaysia: Netizens root for adoptive parents
The Star – January 08, 2016
The future of two-year-old Angie Tiong, who was allegedly sold to a Singaporean couple by her father, has been the subject of debate on social media. Many are in favour of the toddler being in the custody of her adoptive family.
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/01/08/netizens-root-for-adoptive-parents/

United Kingdom: Dalbeattie man wants law changed to allow him to “divorce” his adoptive parents
Daily Mail – January 08, 2016
Joseph Duncalf wants to see legislation introduced that will allow him to sever all links with the couple who raised him in England.
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/dalbeattie-man-wants-law-changed-7132528

7 January 2016: Colorado

A 29-year-old woman was charged with felony counts of enabling child abuse and failure to report prolonged child abuse after she failed to report the sexual abuse of her 12-year-old daughter. The girl had repeatedly told her mother that her 25-year-old husband had sexually abused her multiple times but the mother refused to alert authorities, refusing to believe that her husband had raped the girl.

9 January 2016: Florida

A prominent Florida couple is facing charges of aggravated child abuse after authorities discovered that they regularly locked up their 12-year-old adopted daughter in a confined space for hours on end, further denying the girl food and access to the bathroom. The couple, a radiologist and a lawyer, attempted to rationalize their abusive behavior by arguing that the girl was prone to “violent outbursts” and needed to be “restrained” so as to protect the couple’s six other children. The case does not only challenge the common misconception that child abuse is often linked to socioeconomic disparities but it also highlights the deficiencies of the Florida child protective services’ mental assessment of prospective adoptive parents.

9 January 2016: Rhode Island

A male special education aide at a Providence middle school is facing charges for second-degree child abuse after abusing a male student who suffers from autism. The case sheds light on how sexual perpetrators often strategically target disabled children in the hope that the victims’ psychological or physical disabilities will refrain the latter from reporting the abuse.

AZ: Mixed success for Bolick on litigation front
Arizona Daily Sun – January 07, 2016
The Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick went to court in a bid to void the federal Indian Child Welfare Act which requires require state courts when placing Indian children who do not live on the reservation for adoption to give preference to a member of the child’s extended family and, ultimately, to other Indian families. That case is still pending in federal court. Also: Ducey appoints Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick to Arizona Supreme Court: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ducey-appoints-goldwater-institute-s-clint-bolick-to-arizona-supreme/article_ab1b5aeb-1d88-5081-ae3c-f640792c6728.html
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/mixed-success-for-bolick-on-litigation-front/article_1cdaf929-f6e8-5764-8b5e-47a0918c928d.html

CA: Report: California Shortchanging its Children (Includes audio)
Public News Service – January 07, 2016
Kelly Hardy, senior managing director of Children Now, says the lowest grade, a D-minus, came in the category of childhood trauma because the state doesn’t spend enough to properly assess or treat children in kindergarten through third grade who have mental health challenges. Report: http://www.childrennow.org/files/6214/5192/8816/CN-2016CAChildrensReportCard.pdf Information Gateway resource: Examples of Mental Health Treatment Interventions Across Service Types: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/mentalhealth/services/examples/
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-07/childrens-issues/report-california-shortchanging-its-children/a49732-1

CA: Community Groups Can Make Up for Local Officials’ Lack of Action on Gangs (Opinion)
Voice of San Diego – January 06, 2016
As a result of the city and county of San Diego’s lack of focus and sporadic funding, we have agencies competing against one another instead of working together and we don’t have a continuum of care that we can point to that really makes a difference in the communities impacted by gang violence, poverty and racism…the following programs and services might begin to paint a picture of a possible resolution.
http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/opinion/community-groups-can-make-up-for-local-officials-lack-of-action-on-gangs/

GA: Georgia Legislative Session preview (Press release)
Dentons – January 06, 2016
Dentons’ State Government Affairs team examines a battery of local third-rail issues on tap when the Georgia General Assembly convenes January 11. Child welfare: Governor Deal and several key members of the General Assembly have focused on child welfare issues over the past two years by a commission, appointed by the governor, and legislative study committees, so we anticipate other legislation or agency regulations to follow on that initial work to improve safety and efficiency.
http://www.dentons.com/en/insights/alerts/2016/january/6/georgia-legislative-session-preview

GA: Mother charged 4 years after Georgia 2-year-old’s mysterious death
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – January 06, 2016
Aubart, who has been jailed since Dec. 9, is not charged with killing her son. Still, her prosecution could bring resolution to a case that confounded law-enforcement officials while symbolizing the epic failures of Georgia’s child welfare system.
http://investigations.blog.ajc.com/2016/01/06/jonathan-sturdy/

IN: Need for foster homes in Northeast Indiana is up by 25% (Includes video)
21Alive – January 06, 2016
The number of cases involving physical and sexual abuse has remained constant. What’s exploded has been the sheer number of cases involving parents and drugs and their subsequent severe neglect of their children.
http://www.21alive.com/home/Northeast-Indiana-needs-more-foster-homes–364423501.html

KS: Lawsuit over killing of El Dorado toddler being sent back to court
The Witchita Eagle – January 06, 2016
The question of whether the state child protection agency bears liability for the killing of an El Dorado toddler is back in play nearly four years after her death.
http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article53264525.html#storylink=rss

MA: The Massachusetts High Court Has Made an Important Decision on Spanking (Opinion)
PopSugar – January 06, 2016
Spanking is an oft-debated parenting method: is it a harmless disciplinary technique, or outdated and inappropriate? The topic was once again debated last year when Melanie and Gregory Magazu, Boston parents to three small children, were unable to become foster parents because of their stance on physical discipline.
http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Massachusetts-Court-Decision-Foster-Parents-Spanking-39679198

MO: With Merger and Grant, Wyman Hopes to Expand Work with Underserved Kids
Youth Today – January 07, 2016
The Wyman Center, a St. Louis-based nonprofit youth-development organization, has merged with a local academic support program–and received a $1 million grant to support the merger. The combined organization hopes to provide thousands of disadvantaged St. Louis youth with social, emotional and academic support–and to expand the effort nationally.
http://youthtoday.org/2016/01/with-merger-and-grant-wyman-hopes-to-expand-work-with-underserved-kids/

MO: Delinquent Taxes to Fund Expansion of Medicaid Dental Coverage
Ozarks First – January 06, 2016
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says $35-million collected in delinquent taxes under HB 384 will go towards expanding dental coverage for 282,000 low-income Missourians. Children enrolled in Missouri’s CHIP and Medicaid programs currently do, and will continue to, receive dental coverage.
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/millions-in-delinquent-mo-taxes-help-to-expand-dental-coverage_

NY: Schumer: Feds should help Syracuse deal with NY’s 2nd highest rate of drug-addicted babies
Syracuse.com – January 06, 2016
The federal government should give the Syracuse area emergency aid to deal with a prescription-drug epidemic that has led to a record number of babies born addicted to narcotics, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday.
http://www.syracuse.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/01/schumer_feds_should_help_syracuse_deal_with_nys_2nd_highest_rate_of_drug-addicte.html

OH: Children should not be shackled — Ohio Supreme Court right to re-examine rules: Darlene Byrne (Opinion)
Cleveland.com – January 06, 2016
The Supreme Court of Ohio is considering a rule that would end the practice of automatically shackling children in juvenile court. This is sound reform endorsed by legal, health care and child welfare experts.
http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/01/children_should_not_be_shackle_1.html

OH: Positive foster care action
Hillsboro Times Gazette – January 06, 2016
Wilkin said that Highland County’s scale for pay for a foster child is based on age with the highest amount paid per day at $20, but it is anticipated that that highest per day amount will be “bumped” to $30. Wilkin said previously that when in-county and out-of-county placements are considered, the average cost to the county is $50 to $60 per day per child when factoring in higher costs to place children outside the county.
http://timesgazette.com/news/4955/positive-foster-care-action

OR: State threatens license of Yoncalla’s Scotts Valley boarding school for troubled teens
The News-Review – January 07, 2016
A boarding school for troubled teens has come under fire from the Department of Human Services Child Welfare Program. The director of the school told The News-Review Monday the allegations are false. He has filed an appeal that will bring the case before an administrative law judge.
http://www.nrtoday.com/news/19988178-113/state-threatens-license-of-yoncallas-scotts-valley-boarding

WA: Mom helping children with Down Syndrome find homes (Includes video)
King 5 – January 06, 2016
A woman in Tacoma has given birth to a movement to help orphan children with Down Syndrome find forever homes.
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/tacoma/2016/01/06/helping-children-with-down-syndrome/78389718/

US: Here’s what it’s like when your father gets out of prison
Fusion – January 07, 2016
More than 2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. This series looks at what happens to their lives: their relationships, families and future prospects–when they get out. Report: Parents Behind Bars: What Happens to Their Children?: http://www.childtrends.org/?publications=parents-behind-bars-what-happens-to-their-children&utm_source=E-News%3A+Top+10+Most-Read+Research+of+2015&
http://fusion.net/story/252290/parents-released-from-prison/

US: Bill John Baker: It takes a tribe (Opinion)
Grand Rapids Herald-Review – January 06, 2016
Thirty-seven years ago, the federal government passed a law to keep Indian children safe. Today that promise, embodied in the Indian Child Welfare Act, is under assault.
http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/opinion/it-takes-a-tribe/article_2f67e870-b3de-11e5-a016-532f9b8f6b8d.html

US: The Need to Align Values of Schools, Family Services Providers
Chronicle of Social Change – December 28, 2015
Opportunities abound for educators and nonprofit partners in California to align values between schools and community partners. With the adoption of the local control funding structure, California began to require each school district to create a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) responsible for ensuring the academic growth of students with disabilities and addresses the unique needs of students who live in poverty, students who are English language learners and students who are in foster care.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/featured/the-need-to-align-values-of-schools-family-services-providers/14912

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Central African Republic (CAR): U.N. Peacekeeping in Crisis as Fresh Child Abuse Allegations Emerge in CAR
Newsweek – January 06, 2016
United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping personnel must lose their status as “a privileged class,” according to a former senior U.N. official, after fresh allegations of sexual abuse of minors by peacekeepers in Central African Republic emerged.
http://www.newsweek.com/un-peacekeeping-crisis-fresh-child-abuse-allegations-emerge-car-412302

Czech Republic: Czech court recognizes gay adoption
Czech News Agency – December 07, 2015
The court in Prostejov, south Moravia, has delivered a breakthrough ruling when it recognized the adoption of 10-year-old twins by a Czech-French gay couple living in the US, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes.
http://praguepost.com/the-big-story/51058-czech-court-recognizes-gay-adoption

India: Abandoned kids with learning disabilities have just one sanctuary in Mumbai
The Hindu – January 07, 2016
There is only one home at Mankhurd in Mumbai for the mentally challenged children abandoned by their families, a report on the condition of such homes submitted at the Bombay High Court says.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/news/abandoned-kids-with-learning-disabilities-have-just-one-sanctuary-in-mumbai/article8075396.ece

Norway: Five children seized by Norwegian gov’t to be adopted out, as protests grow
LifeSiteNews – January 06, 2016
International protest on behalf of the beleaguered family is building via Facebook. Demonstrations at the Norwegian embassies are planned in 24 countries so far, including Russia, Poland, India, Slovakia, Denmark, Ireland, Romania, as well as in the USA and Canada, where rallies are scheduled in Washington DC on January 8, 2015, and in Ottawa on January 9.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/five-children-seized-by-norwegian-govt-to-be-adopted-out-as-protests-grow

United Kingdom: A fostering leadership board is needed to tackle issues in the sector
Community Care – January 06, 2016
Efforts to tackle problems in fostering should be given equal weight to those in place in adoption, writes Andy Elvin of TACT Fostering and Adoption.
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/01/06/fostering-leadership-board-needed-tackle-issues-sector/

CA: New Efforts to Provide a Stable Foster Care System for California Youth (Includes audio)
KQED – January 04, 2016
Foster youth will stay at treatment centers for a maximum of six months and group homes will be officially be phased out around 2021. These treatment centers are designed to better fuse the services of the mental health and child welfare systems. Information Gateway Resource: Common Mental Health Issues for Children, Youth, and Families Involved in Child Welfare: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/mentalhealth/common/
http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/01/04/providing-a-stable-foster-care-system-for-california-youth

DC: Poor Planning and Lack of Oversight Lead to Foster Care Crisis in District of Columbia (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – January 06, 2016
The latest report from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), the agency monitoring the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), contained a startling revelation. For the first time in 15 years, children in the District of Columbia have spent the night in agency offices (and even motels) because there were no foster homes available. Report: http://www.cssp.org/publications/child-welfare/district-of-columbia-lashawn-a-v-fenty/document/LaShawn-A.v.-Bowser-Progress-Report-December-2015.pdf
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/blogger-co-op/poor-planning-lack-oversight-lead-foster-care-crisis-district-columbia/14987

DC: Tardies at all D.C. schools would not count as absences under proposed law
Washington Post – January 05, 2016
Students can still be penalized by their schools for being tardy, but the measure would reduce the number of students categorized as truant, which would mean fewer would be referred to Child and Family Services or to court.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/tardies-at-all-dc-schools-would-not-count-as-absences-under-proposed-law/2016/01/05/a865d2ba-b3dd-11e5-a76a-0b5145e8679a_story.html

KS: The start of a new mentoring program for poor, foster kids
Associated Press – January 06, 2016
Kansas is preparing to start a new program to provide mentors for poor residents receiving cash assistance from the state and for foster children reaching adulthood.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/6/kansas-to-start-new-mentoring-program-for-poor-fos/

LA: Opinion: Child welfare agency merits Edwards’ attention
Hammond Daily Star – January 05, 2016
This agency has immense responsibilities to children and families but also tight legal restrictions on privacy rights. Those should never get in the way of an appropriate and searching inquiry into how well the agency is performing.
http://www.hammondstar.com/opinion/editorials/opinion-child-welfare-agency-merits-edwards-attention/article_305b28cc-b3fd-11e5-a737-830fa86d0d1e.html

LA: Policy change limits number of foster children in home (Includes video)
KPLC TV – January 05, 2016
A policy change in 2015 capping the number of children in one home – biological, foster, and adoptive – means certified homes once deemed “open” are now considered “full.”
http://www.kplctv.com/story/30890127/policy-change-limits-number-of-foster-children-in-home

MT: Group home for youths in Lewistown to close
Great Falls Tribune – January 05, 2016
The Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, headquartered in Billings, will close the therapeutic group home and day treatment services in February and March, said Christi Beals, chief development officer for YBGR.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2016/01/05/group-home-youth-lewistown-close/78329682/

NM: CYFD asks for aid to upgrade facilities for foster children (Includes video)
KOBTV – January 05, 2016
“What we want is a more trauma informed environment where we are not just dealing with the immediate issues these kids are facing but that we are not re-traumatizing these kids in anyway,” she said.
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S4008589.shtml?cat=500#.Vo0dU1KE1eE

OR: Crook, Jefferson counties at child abuse prevention ‘tipping point’
KTVZ – January 04, 2016
KIDS Center said Monday it has reached a tipping point in creating new standards of child safety by training 5 percent of the adult population in our families, schools, and youth-serving organizations with Darkness to Light’s “Stewards of Children®” child sexual abuse prevention program.
http://www.ktvz.com/news/Crook-Jefferson-counties-at-child-abuse-prevention-tipping-point/37258076

PA: First anti-child abuse grants from PSU’s $48M Sandusky fine issued
Associated Press – January 05, 2016
The first round of grants to combat child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania has been awarded from a $48 million fund endowed by Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
http://www.news88nteractive.post-gazette.com/sports/psu/2015/12/11/1st-anti-child-abuse-grants-from-Penn-State-s-48M-issued/stories/201512110303

RI: At least 40 former students allege harrowing sexual abuse at prestigious Rhode Island prep school (Includes video)
Washington Post – January 06, 2016
An internal investigation found that at least 26 students had been sexually abused by at least six former employees during the 1970s and ’80s. The perpetrators were fired or otherwise left the school, but St. George’s did not report them to child-protection services at the time, as is required by law.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/01/06/at-least-40-former-students-allege-harrowing-sexual-abuse-at-prestigious-rhode-island-prep-school/

TX: Ex-CPS worker arrested in connection to Tiffany Klapheke case
KTXS-TV – January 05, 2016
According to court documents, Denny “intentionally altered and concealed” documents in the investigation of the Klapheke children.
http://www.ktxs.com/news/excps-worker-arrested-in-connection-to-tiffany-klapheke-case/37277690

WA: Head of state’s largest agency, DSHS, announces resignation
Associated Press – January 05, 2016
The head of Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services has announced his resignation after three years at the state’s biggest agency.
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/head-of-states-largest-agency-dshs-announces-resignation/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_all

WI: Area district opposes bill requiring school volunteers to report child abuse (Includes video)
WEAU – January 04, 2016
The Chippewa Falls School District says current law already requires school employees to report signs of abuse and by placing that responsibility on volunteers who may not know the whole story could create problems for the district and its families. Information Gateway Resource: Mandated Reporting: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/responding/reporting/mandated/
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Area-district-opposes-bill-requiring-school-volunteers-to-report-child-abuse-364185331.html

US: Increase seen in subsequent maltreatment in children with disabilities after an unsubstantiated report for neglect
Medical News Today – January 05, 2016
“Our findings highlight the significant incidence of maltreatment experienced by children with unsubstantiated referrals for neglect, particularly children with disabilities. Such children may benefit from targeted interventions to prevent subsequent maltreatment,” the authors write. Also: Rumor of neglect ups risk of later maltreatment for kids: http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/reuters/news/report/20160105_Reuters_L1N14P1GT_Rumor_of_neglect_ups_risk_of_later_maltreatment_for_kids.html
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/304701.php?tw

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Canada: Inuit adopted kids fare better than non-adopted peers: research
Nunatsiaq News – January 04, 2016
While North American studies have shown adopted children display more negative behaviour than their non-adopted peers, that’s not the case among Nunavik children, a study by Quebec-based researchers has found.
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674inuit_adopted_children_fare_better_behaviourally_than_non-adopted_peer/

AK: Foster care needs continue to rise in Alaska (Includes video)
KTVA – January 01, 2016
Five hundred more children need out-of-home-care than this time last year. Statewide that’s 2,800 kids, and there are only about 1,400 licensed foster care homes in Alaska.
http://www.ktva.com/foster-care-needs-continue-to-rise-in-alaska-432/

CA: Santa Clara County determined to fund psychiatric facility for children
Paradise Post – January 02, 2016
Despite a rash of teen suicides and hundreds of children in need of emergency mental health care each year, Northern California’s most populous county does not have a single inpatient psychiatric bed for young people.
http://www.paradisepost.com/health/20160102/santa-clara-county-determined-to-fund-psychiatric-facility-for-children

CT: DCF list a state secret: Former foster parent unable to have name taken off DCF registry
Waterbury Republican American – January 02, 2016
Connecticut is one of 41 states that maintain central abuse and neglect registries, although each list operates differently, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Connecticut list now tops 99,000 names, Mysogland said.
http://www.rep-am.com/news/local/930947.txt

IN: New Program Aims to Curb Truancy
WKVI – January 04, 2016
The Starke County Prosecutor’s Office, juvenile probation department and child protection services are joining forces with local schools in an effort to address truancy issues. Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff says this is becoming a significant problem in some schools, where students have anywhere from 30 to 40 unexcused absences.
http://www.wkvi.com/2016/01/85876/

MA: Court: Spanking enough to deny foster parent application
WCVB – January 04, 2016
Massachusetts’ child welfare agency acted within its rights when it denied a couple’s application to become foster parents because they spanked their children, the state’s highest court ruled Monday. Also: spanking after losing appeal to become foster parents: http://www.telegram.com/article/20160104/NEWS/160109716/101373 Also: Massachusetts high court: State may refuse to place foster children with parents who occasionally spank their own children: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/01/04/massachusetts-high-court-state-may-refuse-to-place-foster-children-with-parents-who-occasionally-spank-their-own-children/ Information Gateway Resource: Discipline Versus Abuse: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/can/defining/disc-abuse/
http://www.wcvb.com/news/dcfs-decision-to-deny-foster-parents-over-spanking-upheld/37255586

MD: Keeping foster kids from becoming homeless
Baltimore Sun – January 04, 2016
Social workers say they reflect a growing and troubling trend of homeless youth considered too old to be wards of the state but who aren’t quite ready to be on their own. Often jobless or underemployed, these young adults have become an almost invisible segment of the homeless population. The problem is even thornier on the Eastern Shore, where there are fewer resources to address foster care transition and homelessness than in urban areas like Baltimore.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-homeless-teens-20151225-story.html

ME: New program to help parents
Portsmouth Herald – January 03, 2016
A new program at Families First, beginning Jan. 7, will offer help and guidance for families struggling to deal with various at-risk teen behaviors.
http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20160103/NEWS/160109980/101043/LIFESTYLE

MI: CPS investigator who tackles tough child abuse cases wins award for her work
Michigan Live – January 04, 2016
Paula Leonard was recently named the 2015 John P. Steketee Child Welfare Advocate of the Year, which recognizes Kent County professionals who work with vulnerable children. The award honors the late Judge Steketee, who presided over Kent County Juvenile Court and was regarded as a tireless advocate for children.
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/01/cps.html

OH: Abuse becoming more complex, intense locally
Chillicothe Gazette – January 04, 2016
Hidden just under the surface of Ross County’s issues with drug abuse and poverty rests a growing problem of familial child abuse and trafficking that the executive director of Ross County’s Child Protection Center says is kept mostly out of sight, but is on the rise.
http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2016/01/02/abuse-becoming-more-complex-intense-locally/78181608/

OK: Editorial: Laura Dester Shelter should close, but not on an artificial schedule
Tulsa World – January 02, 2016
The Laura Dester Shelter for abused and neglected children will remain open until 19 children have found homes instead of closing as scheduled. The children will remain in a safe setting until the Department of Human Services finds them suitable individual or group homes, a task that can be challenging.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/editorials/tulsa-world-editorial-laura-dester-shelter-should-close-but-not/article_56118591-187d-530d-a6fe-51ed26483ab9.html

PA: Brandon’s Forever Home, 2 new laws helping foster children thrive
Times-Leader – January 02, 2016
The new state laws are in response to the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, which mandates states to implement policies that protect youth from harm and improve their ability to develop skills, talents and connections with family and community.
http://lancasteronline.com/news/health/brandon-s-forever-home-new-laws-helping-foster-children-thrive/article_a886280b-a417-5f95-be12-07514c27f8cd.html

PA: More foster kids finding homes with kin, thanks to shift in courts (Includes video)
Morning Call – January 02, 2016
Kinship care, the practice of family members taking in relatives’ children when parents are unable to care for them, has been around for ages. But it’s only been in recent years that Pennsylvania joined a national trend, with courts pushing child welfare agencies to make finding kin a priority.
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-kinship-foster-care-new-trend-20160102-story.html

RI: Editorial: Foster frustration
Providence Journal – January 05, 2016
Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth and Families is in charge of ensuring that, as far as possible, every child in the state grows up in a loving home. A key component of that effort is the foster care system. Unfortunately though, recent efforts to improve the system have temporarily stalled it.
http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20160105/OPINION/160109751/13984

UT: Judge retires after criticism in lesbian foster parent case (Includes video)
CBS News – January 04, 2016
Judge Scott Johansen faced widespread criticism and calls for his impeachment after he ordered a 9-month-old baby taken from the home of April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce on Nov. 10. He later reversed the ruling and recused himself.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/utah-judge-retires-after-criticism-in-lesbian-foster-parent-case/

VT: How state could respond to family opiate crisis
Burlington Free Press – January 02, 2016
Child protection is a large and complex system, and problems often start long before the state is involved. Advocates stress the need for affordable housing, transportation, child care and overall family support programs.
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2016/01/02/how-vt-could-respond-family-opiate-crisis/78100680/

WI: Public-sector unions plot fightback as supreme court case looms
The Guardian – January 04, 2016
Paul Spink, president of the Wisconsin branch of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said public-employee unions have to convince the public that workers’ ? and unions’ — concerns are also public concerns. Child protective services workers now often have a caseload of 50, he noted, and that’s bad for the children, the workers, and the public.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/04/wisconsin-public-sector-unions-plot-fightback-as-supreme-court-case-looms

WI: School volunteers would be mandated reporters of child abuse under bill
Madiscon.com – January 02, 2016
Parents who volunteer in schools would be legally required to report signs of child abuse and neglect under a Republican-backed bill.
http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/school-volunteers-would-be-mandated-reporters-of-child-abuse-under/article_b8cfc10c-8709-51a3-a456-83d9771408e1.html

US: ABA publishes practice manual for attorneys representing those accused of parental unfitness (Press release)
Noodls.com – January 04, 2016
‘Representing Parents in Child Welfare Cases,’ a new book release from the American Bar Association, is a guide for attorneys representing parents seen as unfit due to parental unfitness due to abuse or neglect.
http://www.noodls.com/view/9C838B7E93853FA766A5F00B7DB97D338E77FA7A?5384xxx1451946711

US: The Poignant Question About Addiction One Young Girl Asked Hillary Clinton
Huffington Post – January 03, 2016
“I feel strongly we’ve got to improve our foster care system, because when children come to foster care they become all of our children,” Clinton said according to Mashable. “They should be given all of our love and support when they face a situation like this. Thank you for raising it.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-poignant-question-about-addiction-one-young-girl-asked-hillary-clinton_568ab0d6e4b0b958f65c4053

US: Fewer parents of US-citizen kids being deported
Arizona Daily Star – January 02, 2016
Removals of parents with U.S.-born children in fiscal 2014 fell by nearly half compared to 2013, according to data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement obtained through a public-records request.
http://tucson.com/news/fewer-parents-of-us-citizen-kids-being-deported/article_e45be3ba-b66e-5017-ab9c-9e0905b35c87.html

US: Health and Human Services notes uptick in unaccompanied youths from Central America
Deseret News – January 02, 2016
In an effort to head off a repeat of the chaos at the U.S. — Mexico border in 2014 when thousands of unaccompanied children fled Central America, the Department of Health and Human Services will open new facilities this year to temporarily house youths entering the country.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865644733/HHS-notes-uptick-in-unaccompanied-youths-from-Central-America.html?pg=all

US: US gov’t prepares for another influx of child immigrants
KSL-TV – January 02, 2016
In an effort to head off a repeat of the chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014 when thousands of unaccompanied children fled Central America, the Department of Health and Human Services will open new facilities this year to temporarily house youths entering the country.
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=37988541&nid=148&s_cid=rss-extlink

US: Waiting on a foster child is a lot like being pregnant (Opinion)
She Knows – January 02, 2016
What sits on the surface is how I feel as I prepare a room for our new child. I know there is a good chance our first placement, and any other placements that follow, will only be a part of our family for a little while.
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1104683/foster-care

US: Deportation Raids Against Families Exacerbates Due Process and Human Rights Problems (Opinion)
Human Rights Campaign – December 30, 2015
When asylum seekers are stopped by federal immigration authorities, the government does not always provide them with adequate explanations regarding the immigration court process and their obligations to appear for hearings. In particular, when an increasing number of children and families sought protection at the southwest border last year, Human Rights First and other groups documented failures in providing adequate, accessible information related to appearance and supervision requirements, as well as clerical errors that can have serious consequences.
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/blog/deportation-raids-against-families-exacerbates-due-process-and-human-rights-problems

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Canada: Ontario’s flawed drug tests special concern for Aboriginal families, lawyer says
GCO News – January 04, 2016
Last year’s independent review found that between 2005 and 2015 the Motherisk lab was “inadequate and unreliable” and did not meet internationally recognized forensic standards. It also found the lab’s hair testing evidence in child protection proceedings has serious implications for the fairness of those proceedings.
http://www.gconew.com/us/20680/ontario-s-flawed-drug-tests-special-concern-for-aboriginal-families-lawyer-says.html

International: Boy in ISIS terror video ‘is a victim of child abuse’
Evening Standard – January 05, 2016
A young boy from London featured in an Islamic State execution video is the victim of child abuse and must be taken away from his jihadi bride mother, Boris Johnson said today.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/boy-in-isis-terror-video-is-a-victim-of-child-abuse-a3148811.html
AL: Governor’s DHR Task Force gets another year to do work
AL.com – December 30, 2015
McCutcheon said the task force’s meetings have been very productive, but the scope of DHR’s work in Alabama makes the task of examining it that much bigger. DHR has a yearly budget of $2 billion, administers child welfare programs, child support, licenses day cares, administers food assistance and adult protective services and oversees senior care, among many other tasks.
http://www.al.com/news/anniston-gadsden/index.ssf/2015/12/governors_dhr_task_force_gets.html

CA: Hillsides, a Pasadena child welfare agency, warns of data breach
Pasadena Star-News – December 30, 2015
A Pasadena child welfare agency has warned of a computer security breach that may have exposed the personal information of nearly 1,000 clients and staff members.
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20151230/hillsides-a-pasadena-child-welfare-agency-warns-of-data-breach

CA: Mercury News editorial: Spotlight on ‘Drugging Our Kids’ pays off
San Jose Mercury News – December 30, 2015
Legislature and governor approved a package of bills to, among other things, increase judicial oversight of the use of psychotropic drugs on foster kids. Additional legislation will be taken up in 2016. Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, has been a hero of that fight.
http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_29326381/mercury-news-editorial-spotlight-drugging-our-kids-pays#

CO: Colorado Child Abuse Hotline A Success But More Calls Needed From The Community (Includes video)
CBS4 – December 30, 2015
Jan. 1 will mark one year since the start of Colorado’s statewide hotline for reporting child abuse. The hotline replaced a patchwork system that allowed victims to fall through the cracks of the safety net system–sometimes with fatal consequences. Also: Colorado Department of Human Services’ child abuse hotline turns 1; Is it working?: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/colorado-department-of-human-services-child-abuse-hotline-turns-1-is-it-working Information Gateway resource: Hotlines: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/responding/reporting/hotlines/
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/12/30/colorado-child-abuse-hotline-a-success-but-more-calls-needed-from-the-community/

GA: With More Kids In State Care, Georgia Faces Foster ‘Crisis’ (Includes audio)
WABE – NPR – December 30, 2015
Quick turnover is indicative of how pressured the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is to place children who come into state custody. In the last few years, the number of children in state custody has grown by the thousands.
http://news.wabe.org/post/more-kids-state-care-georgia-faces-foster-crisis

GA: Clement Arts helps families with adoption process
Ledger-Enquirer – December 25, 2015
Established in 2012, Clement Arts provides ongoing opportunities for the community to financially support families who are in the process of adoption. Money is raised through shows, dancing and art classes taught at its headquarters in the former Porter Memorial Church on 40th Street in Columbus.
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/living/religion/article51651955.html#

IN: Offering kids a little respite
The Journal Gazette – December 31, 2015
Daybreak aids families who need short-term care for their children, anywhere from four hours up to seven days. The need is often based on a family hospitalization, incarceration or parental distress. It is not foster care, but the paperwork is about the same.
http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/Offering-kids-a-little-respite-10691961

KS: No. 1: Banda raises issue of medicinal marijuana
The Garden City Telegram – December 30, 2015
The arrest of Shona Banda, a medicinal marijuana advocate from Garden City, has generated national interest since the issue began back in March. Her case brought to Kansas a clash that’s also playing out in other states between police and state officials tasked with enforcing anti-drug laws and child protection laws and residents who are convinced marijuana is harmless or even a medical necessity.
http://www.gctelegram.com/news/local/no-banda-raises-issue-of-medicinal-marijuana/article_ec5688e2-e7ea-5a4a-8866-77e1ed20f936.html

MD: A life sentence of debt (Opinion)
The Baltimore Sun – December 31, 2015
As lawmakers meet in Annapolis this month to examine possible reforms to the state’s criminal justice system, we hope they will take a hard look at a related issue as well: The plight of inmates who fall behind on their court-ordered child-support payments, which continue to accumulate while they’re behind bars and which leave them with crushing debts they cannot possibly pay off when they are eventually released.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-child-support-20151231-story.html

MT: The New Normal: Meth, Treatment, and Addiction
Lake County Leader – December 30, 2015
“The problem is multilayered,” Bell said. For example, if two people, both parents, are arrested (which is not uncommon), that means Child Protective Services needs to be involved, which draws on tax dollars. “I think the maternal aspect is there–they still love their kids,” Bell said. “But the drive for drugs is so strong; it sometimes overshadows their kids.” Bell wants to see more treatment options so the County doesn’t have to depend so much of the draw of tax dollars.
http://www.leaderadvertiser.com/health/the-new-normal-meth-treatment-and-addiction/article_ccddfce4-af50-11e5-9f6f-5b8e9d6ef5ce.html

NY: New NY state laws give corporations, minimum wage workers, a boost in 2016
The Post-Standard – December 30, 2015
On Jan. 19, a new law will give law enforcement agencies investigating missing child cases expedited access to Child Protective Services records if there is reason to believe that a parent, guardian, or other person legally responsible for the child is the subject of a report of child abuse or maltreatment.
http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2015/12/new_ny_state_laws_give_corporations_minimum_wage_workers_a_boost_in_2016.html

NY: Orange County, Family Reach $250K Settlement
Times Herald-Record – December 30, 2015
Orange County has reached a $250,000 settlement with the parents of a 5-year-old girl who was illegally questioned by Child Protective Services following secondhand accusations of sexual abuse, according to a joint statement by the county and the family’s attorneys.
http://www.recordonline.com/article/20151230/NEWS/151239933/-1/OPINION

NY: Shining a Fresh Spotlight on New York’s Church Child Abuse (Opinion)
Newsweek – December 30, 2015
Because of New York’s failure to amend the law, there are likely thousands of New Yorkers–many of whom are abuse victims of clergy and other members of the Church–who have no avenue for relief. What’s the answer? How do we rectify or even begin to enumerate the harm done?
http://www.newsweek.com/shining-fresh-spotlight-new-yorks-church-child-abuse-410222

OH: Foster care fund fed
Hillsboro Times Gazette – December 30, 2015
A fund created recently to help offset the costs of foster children in care was plugged with $600,000 on Wednesday as commissioners prepare for the new year.
http://timesgazette.com/top-stories/4870/foster-care-fund-fed

WV: Fairmont Police Hope to Combat Child Neglect, Drug Abuse in 2016 (Includes video)
WBOY – December 30, 2015
The issues of child neglect and drug abuse continue to plague the area, though. Chief Shine said he sees the child neglect and abuse problems staying about consistent with previous years, but said the drug problem is increasing. Shine added that people are becoming more daring in their crimes.
http://www.wboy.com/story/30856452/fairmont-police-hope-to-combat-child-neglect-drug-abuse-in-2016

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Russia: Three Years Into Foreign Adoption Ban, Russian Children Feel The Impact (Video)
Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty – December 30, 2015
In December 2012, Moscow passed a law banning U.S. citizens from adopting Russian children. Russian officials say that their efforts to promote domestic adoptions instead of foreign ones have paid off, citing falling numbers at state-run orphanages. But some family advocates say the numbers are far from clear, and warn that the ban has only hurt countless orphans and potential parents. (Melani Bachina, RFE/RL’s Russian Service)
http://www.rferl.org/media/video/27458059.html

South Africa: Community takes firm stance on child negligence over festive season
Eyewitness News – December 30, 2015
Some Lavender Hill parents have petitioned the Department of Social Development to prosecute parents whose children are left unattended over the New Year’s long weekend. Last year, around 500 children went missing over the festive season across Cape Town.
http://ewn.co.za/2015/12/30/Community-takes-firm-stance-on-child-negligence-during-festive-season

United Kingdom: Herald View: Adoption ‘parties’ could help children find their forever home (Opinion)
The Herald – December 30, 2015
There are surely few more vulnerable groups in our society than children waiting to be adopted. Being on the adoption list means two things; first, that a short life has already been filled with unimaginable trauma, quite possibly neglect and abuse. But secondly it also means being ready for a new “forever” family, and that must fill such youngsters with a sense of hope.
http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/14174559.Herald_View__Adoption__parties__could_help_children_find_their_forever_home/

 

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State-Sponsored Child Abuse and Neglect in Flint

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Imagine if Rick Snyder kept giving his kids water that tests showed was dangerous, even toxic. Thankfully he’s now trying to help the sickened city, but …

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Child abuse rises 3%; Michigan a leader in child deaths

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NEW YORK — The number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect increased by nearly 3% in the latest annual reporting period, according to …

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Bitcoin and darknet are making it harder to track online child abuse

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Online child abuse is a multi-billion dollar industry, but alternative currencies are making criminals harder to trace. Photograph: Elise Amendola/AP …

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US Judge Clears Oklahoma Man of 3 Kenyan Child Abuse Charges

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A federal judge Tuesday acquitted an Oklahoma man on three charges accusing him of sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage but rejected …

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Couple charged with alleged child abuse

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Bullfighter investigated for child abuse over baby photo

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Should bullfighter Francisco Rivera be prosecuted for child abuse? … in Spain as a famous bullfighter is being investigated by child welfare officials.

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Child abuse may play role in military suicides

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Child abuse offender registry moves forward

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Rep. Chris Smith: ‘Planned Parenthood Is Child Abuse Incorporated’

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New federal data shows nearly 3 percent rise in child abuse

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Mesa man accused in child abuse case is living in U.S. under deferred-action program for undocumented immigrants.

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Senate subcommittee examines migrant children abuse

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Lawsuit: Childhood trauma ‘disables’ students

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Compton, California (CNN) The stories that teenage brothers “Virgil” and “Phillip” tell about growing up in Compton, California, sound like war stories.

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Canadian troops more likely to have experienced childhood violence: study

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The research, conducted by the Department of National Defence and the University of Manitoba, also found that exposure to child abuse and trauma is …

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Tackling trauma: A new way to slash health costs?

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For two decades, there’s been evidence that people who suffered childhood trauma — violence, sexual abuse or family dysfunction — are much more …

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Child abuse may play role in military suicides

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People who join the military are more likely to report being abused as children, and that trauma may be more closely linked to suicide risk than trauma …

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Preliminary hearing set for accused child murderers

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Mental health care ‘insufficient for abused children

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The FBI pedals child porn to catch predators at the cost of the kids

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Ginnie Graham: Even babies have long-term effects from home chaos

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Father charged in infant’s death denies hitting son

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Before being jailed last week, Devonta Lewis, 22, had told police he didn’t really hit his son, but that he “probably tugged his shirt a little bit” when the …

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Infant Deaths Blamed on Unsafe Sleeping Conditions

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Just two days ago, tragedy struck another family as another infant death … led to the child’s death like an unsafe sleeping condition,” Dr. Knight said.

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State closes Homewood daycare in wake of infant’s death, other complaints

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The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit accuses the daycare of putting Micah in a crib on December 16th on a “pillow-type sleeper” unsupervised.

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Infant death triggers homicide investigation near Manitoba First Nation

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WINNIPEG — A two-month-old baby girl has died following injuries reported earlier this month. RCMP responded to an area new Sioux Valley Dakota …

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Young Father Indicted in Infant Death

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Attorneys in the case of a Travis Air Force Base baby sitter accused of the shaking death of an infant in December agreed Thursday to a brief delay …

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Local mother gets charged in connection with infant’s death

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The mother’s boyfriend, Kevin Crawford, has already been taken into custody, after allegedly leaving the infant alone in the shed, near Admiral and …

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BU researchers find link between pre-pregnancy obesity and infant death

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Boston University researchers have found a strong link between infant mortality and pre-pregnancy obesity, saying that physicians need to encourage …

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Coahoma native held in infant death

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Former Coahoma resident Damian Cate, 22, is accused of contributing to a the death of a newborn baby who died in an Abilene home last Monday.

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Jury selection is scheduled to start Monday in the trial of an Inger man charged in the Oct. 17, 2014 death of his infant son. During court proceedings …

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Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Could Lead to Infant Death

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WilCo daycare operator in jail following infant’s death

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Video Game in Which You Play an Abusive Father Beating Your Child Removed from Steam

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Macon mom charged with fatally beating child: ‘I didn’t kill my son’

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No bail for a man who beat a child to death in Bloemhof

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A 29 year-old man charged with murder of a five year-old child in Bloemhof in the North West, has been denied bail for the second time by the …

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Police arrest Florence man for beating up mother of his child

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Woman Stripped and Forced to Walk Outside Naked By Her Child’s Dad

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MANHATTAN — A man beat and threatened to kill the mother of his child before forcing her to walk on the street naked while filming her for a video …

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Mum beat and starved 8 children

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A jury yesterday found a mother, aged 39, guilty of beating, starving, and neglecting eight of her children over a number of years, at a time when she …

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Uncle charged with beating 13-year-old over slice of pizza

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Jackson police confirm that the uncle of a 13-year-old boy is being charged with felony child abuse. JPD received a call just before 8 pm on Monday at …

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Watch: Angry Mpumalanga crowd assaults advocate outside court for defending suspected child

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Fall River man sentenced for beating over lost weed

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Man gets 20 years in beating death of toddler

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A Burlington County man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison in the 2013 beating death of a 1-year-old child. Steven Donaldson, 32, of …

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Mom gets 25 years in prison for Florida baby’s death

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16 death of Chance Walsh. As part of a plea deal she must now testify against the child’s father, Joseph Walsh. He faces second-degree murder and …

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Day care owner near Georgetown charged in baby’s death

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Hunt apologises for NHS failings over baby death

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England’s Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the NHS will learn from serious failings that led to the death of a one-year-old boy. William Mead, from …

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Prosecutors drop murder charges in baby death

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Mother charged in baby’s death ordered held without bail

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SKOWHEGAN, Maine —Kayla Stewart, 20, of Fairfield was officially charged with murder in the death of her infant son at her first court appearance on …

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Coroner inquest may be linked to baby’s death

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Last summer, though, a 6-month-old baby named Clayton Lemmons diedChild, is set to stand trial for manslaughter in connection with his death.

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Authorities investigating baby’s death in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE — Authorities are investigating the death of a 5-month-old girl on … The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says the baby was …

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Former day-care operator pleads guilty in 2012 baby death

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Nemeth is accused in the death of Louis Michael Oliver. Prosecutors said Nemeth shook the baby, causing head and spinal injuries, at the …

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News3LV

Tulsa mother wanted for child neglect after baby’s death arrested

News3LV

TULSA, OK (KTUL) — An Oklahoma mother charged with felony child neglect following the death of her six-month-old son has been located and …

Affidavit: DHS Called Five Times Before Death Of Tulsa Baby – News On 6

Tulsa Woman Arrested In Infant Son’s Death – News On 6

Tulsa Mom, Boyfriend Charged With Neglect In 6 Month Old’s Death – News On 6

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wivb.com

Murder charge dropped in baby’s death

Buffalo News

BATAVIA – A murder charge lodged by police against Christina M. Colantonio, 28, who was accused of killing a newborn child and leaving its corpse …

Murder charges dismissed in Batavia baby death – News 10NBC

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Tulsa mother wanted for child neglect after baby’s death arrested

WPDE

An Oklahoma mother charged with felony child neglect following the death of her six-month-old son has been located and arrested.23-year-old Anna …

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Mom gets 25 years in prison for Florida baby’s death

Associated Press

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman whose 8-week-old infant was found buried near their home has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Maine Mom Charged in Baby’s Death Does Not Enter Plea

WGAN

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) A woman charged with murder in connection with her newborn son’s death did not enter a plea during a video court …

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Mayle faces several charges related to baby’s death

WTOV

Lindsey Mayle, a man charged in the death of 5-month-old Tyler Gump, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon.Gump was found unresponsive and …

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Tulsa World

Mother, boyfriend charged with child neglect following infant’s death

Tulsa World

Anna Marie Hyden, 23, and Kevin Lee Crawford, 52, each were charged Friday with child neglect, stemming from the conditions in which Hyden’s …

Mother, grandfather charged with child neglect after north Tulsa house fire – Tulsa World

Woman charged in death of 6-month-old son arrested Sunday – Tulsa World

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WTVC

Two in Red Bank Charged with Child Neglect

WTVC

Red Bank — Police in Red Bank, Tennessee are charging a man and a woman with child neglect. A police report obtained by NewsChannel 9 from …

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fox6now.com

Muskego couple sentenced for child neglect, chinchilla mistreatment

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Garrett R. Rees, 51, and Tricia L. Rees, 39, each pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child neglect and misdemeanor intentional improper animal …

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News On 6

Tulsa Mom, Grandpa Charged With Child Neglect After Kids Left Alone, Escape House Fire

News On 6

Child neglect charges have been filed against the mother and grandfather of four children who were left home alone and had to escape a house fire.

Tulsa Mom, Grandpa Charged With Child Neglect After Kids Left Alone Escape House Fire – news9.com KWTV

Tulsa mother wanted for child neglect after baby’s death arrested – News3LV

Arrest warrant issued for Tulsa mother charged with child neglect – KOKH FOX25

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Daily Beast

State-Sponsored Child Abuse and Neglect in Flint

Daily Beast

Imagine if Rick Snyder kept giving his kids water that tests showed was dangerous, even toxic. Thankfully he’s now trying to help the sickened city, but …

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azcentral.com

Pinal County woman accused of child neglect

Tucson News Now

PINAL COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. A Pinal County woman is facing charges after authorities said they found a 2-month-old living in a filthy …

PCSO: San Tan woman arrested on child neglect, drug charges – ABC15 Arizona

PCSO: Women arrested on child neglect, drug charges – KVOA Tucson News

Woman arrested after infant found living in deplorable conditions – FOX 10 News Phoenix

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kjrh.com

Mother, boyfriend face child neglect charge in child’s death

kjrh.com

(AP) — The mother of an infant and her boyfriend have been charged with child neglect following the child’s death. 23-year-old Anna Marie Hyden and …

Family of father and daughter charged with child neglect speaks out – kjrh.com

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Omaha World-Herald

Bluffs woman arrested for child neglect after 6-month-old suffered at least 20 fractures, had drugs in

Omaha World-Herald

COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Council Bluffs woman has been arrested and accused of neglecting her 6-month-old son. The 19-year-old woman was taken …

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News On 6

Tulsa Woman Released After Plea In Child Neglect Case

News On 6

A Tulsa woman pleaded no contest to child neglect and two counts of running a day care without a license Monday. The woman’s name is Chelsea …

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Richmond.com

Mother Also Charged With Child Neglect

Greeneville Sun

A woman was taken into custody Sunday and charged with child neglect in connection with an incident on Jan. 8, Greeneville police Officer Eric Scott …

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Tulsa mother wanted for child neglect after baby’s death arrested

WPDE

An Oklahoma mother charged with felony child neglect following the death of her six-month-old son has been located and arrested.23-year-old Anna …

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Protecting children from neglect and abuse: Serbian young people with disabilities show the way to

Lumos

AN INNOVATIVE booklet created by children and young people with intellectual disabilities to help their peers understand neglect and abuse has …

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Supporting services to better identify neglect

nspcc

There’s no definitive criteria for when to intervene in child neglect and research shows that professionals struggle to identify it and respond robustly.

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Trial of woman accused of child neglect continues

Western People

The woman, who can’t be named to protect her children’s identities, is facing over 40 charges of neglect and cruelty, which allegedly took place at five …

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Trial of woman accused of child neglect continues

WLR FM

The jurors in the trial of a woman accused of beating and neglecting her children for five years will resume their deliberations this morning (10am).

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WZZM

Cardboard ‘baby boxes’ proposed to curb infant death

WZZM

The product consists of a small cardboard box with a firm mattress inside, specifically designed to avoid what doctors say is a deadly but avoidable …

Smart Woman: Baby Boxes Helping Prevent Sudden Infant Death – Big Country Homepage

Cardboard ‘baby boxes’ proposed to curb infant death – KENS 5 TV

If Fennoscandian Baby Boxes Can Come to Texas, Then Anything Is Possible – Slate Magazine (blog)

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WIAT 42

Day care facing lawsuit over infant’s death shut down

WAFF

16 and died at a hospital six days later. The infant’s cause of death is unclear. McMullen’s parents have filed a lawsuit against La Petite Academy and …

State closes Homewood daycare in wake of infant’s death, other complaints – WBRC FOX6 News – WBRC.com

Day care facing lawsuit over infant’s death shut down – Times Daily

State closes Homewood daycare in wake of infant’s death – WBRC FOX6 News – WBRC.com

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WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)

Woman in court for infant death

WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)

CUDAHY–A quiet Cudahy neighborhood is shaken to find out a baby may have died at the hands of her home daycare provider. Some of the sounds …

Unlicensed daycare operator charged in infant death – WSAU

CBS 58 – Cudahy Woman Charged for Death of 7-Month-Old at Unlicensed Dayc – WDJT

Unlicensed Day Care Operator Arrested in Death – WSAU

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kjrh.com

Kevin Crawford, man wanted for questioning in connection to infant death, arrested Monday morning

kjrh.com

TULSA – A 52-year-man was arrested for drug-related charges after fleeing the scene of an infant death, according to Tulsa police. Police say Kevin …

Police investigate infant death in midtown Tulsa – KOKI FOX 23

Tulsa Man Arrested In Infant’s Death – News On 6

Tulsa man arrested in death of girlfriend’s infant – KOKH FOX25

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10News

Alpine man charged with murder in infant’s death

10News

On Thursday, Brett Brown of Alpine was arrested by deputies at a Best Western Plus hotel on Shelter Island in connection with Orlando’s death. Brown …

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CBS 8 San Diego

Daycare provider pleads guilty in infant’s death

CBS 8 San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – A daycare provider has pleaded guilty to several charges in the death of an infant left in his care. James Patrick Nemeth, 39, …

Former San Diego daycare operator pleads guilty to shaking infant to death; hitting and choking – Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News

San Diego Day-Care Owner Guilty in Baby’s Death – NBC 7 San Diego

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KMAland

Shenandoah Police Investigate infant death

KMAland

(Shenandoah) — Shenandoah Police Chief Kris Grebert confirms his department is investigating the death of an infant at a private day care provider on …

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cleveland.com

Infant’s death likely an accident, Cleveland police say

cleveland.com

Infant’s death likely an accident, Cleveland police say … The circumstances surrounding the girl’s death are still under investigation, police said …

Cleveland police say medical examiner to investigate death of infant – WTAM.com

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CBC.ca

Evidence in Labrador infant death case likely thrown out with medical waste, docs show

CBC.ca

Key evidence to prosecute a Labrador father accused of causing a fatal head injury to his infant son was kept in a room with medical waste destined …

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Infant death: Manslaughter charge dismissed against woman

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge has dismissed a reckless manslaughter charge against a woman after police said her infant daughter …

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Page County Infant death under investigation

96.5 KSOM

(Shenandoah) Authorities are investigating the death of an infant that happened Wednesday afternoon at a State Licensed Daycare in Shenandoah.

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Update on infant death in Shenadoah

96.5 KSOM

(Shenandoah) The Shenandoah Police Department released more information on the death of a three month old. Page County 911 received a call at …

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Police Investigating Infant Death

WESB.com

State police are investigating the death of a 5½ week old boy in Elk County. The infant was found unresponsive by his mother Thursday morning at her …

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Infant’s death ruled a homicide, mother maintain’s father is innocent

RocketCityNow

Autopsy results are in for the death of a two-month-old baby in Tuscumbia.

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The Guardian

Child detainee mental trauma will last, immigration healthcare provider warns

The Guardian

Children in detention suffer more serious mental health crises than adults and their mental health deteriorates the longer they are detained, the …

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WBOY-TV

Child Trauma Program Expanding to Harrison County

WBOY-TV

In 2013, the West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice launched “Handle With Care.” A program to help children who’ve experienced a traumatic …

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The Providence Journal

Mental health in Rhode Island: Lifelong damage from childhood trauma

The Providence Journal

PAWTUCKET — Robin Riley, 39, was 7 when an adult male relative began to sexually abuse her. It continued, regularly, for five years. Like many …

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WalesOnline

2000 people spoke about how childhood trauma affected their lives and it makes disturbing reading

WalesOnline

The extent to which trauma in childhood – from a parent’s divorce to a relative’s mental illness or abuse – affects a child’s development and causes …

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CNN International

Lawsuit: Childhood trauma ‘disables’ students

WPTZ The Champlain Valley

The lawsuit cites studies showing trauma can effectively rewire a child’s brain, making it hard for them to concentrate, memorize, or rationalize. It says …

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Trauma Causes Students to Struggle in Grade Levels As Y…

Education World

The child who has experienced the trauma is more likely to devote energy to coping and surviving as opposed to learning in school, and in order to …

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Balita

Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

Balita

Childhood trauma can impede emotional well-being, diminish kids’ school performance and set children up for a lifetime of problems,” he said.

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Medical Xpress

Kindergartners with traumatic life experiences struggle more in school

Medical Xpress

It’s unclear how these traumatic experiences might cause long-term … “When a child and parents need to focus energy on adverse experiences, there …

Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School – HealthDay

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Troubling trend of trauma

MyDaytonDailyNews

For Dayton Children’s, a troubling trend emerged in a review of 2015. The number of children with traumatic injuries reached an all-time high. Dayton …

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Children Now Releases 2016 California Children’s Report Card

The Chronicle of Social Change

For the first time, the report card has included a score for “childhood trauma and resilience,” marking a shift in the prominence of trauma as a …

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Eyewitness News

Young mother appears in court for alleged child neglect

Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – A Kagiso mother has appeared in court on charges of negligence after she allegedly left her two-year-old child unattended …

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WOWK

Roane County man charged with sexual assault, child neglect

WOWK

A Roane County man is facing multiple charges including sexual assault and child neglect. According to a news release, on Wednesday January 13, …

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WZVN-TV

Golden Gate woman charged with child neglect for third time

WZVN-TV

A 31-year-old Golden Gate woman who’d already been arrested twice for child neglect faces the same charge after a Tuesday morning arrest.

Collier man arrested on child sex charges – Naples Daily News

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KOKI FOX 23

Four Children Home Alone Escape Tulsa House Fire

News On 6

Firefighters say four children – two in diapers – escaped a Tulsa house fire … Krystal Penheiro, AKA Snell, and her father, Lee Snell, for child neglect.

Tulsa Family Grappling With Neglect Arrests After 4 Children Escape Fire – News On 6

Four Children Home Alone Escape Tulsa House Fire; Mother Arrested For Child Neglect – news9.com KWTV

Mother and Grandfather of four arrested after children escape afternoon house fire – KTUL

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BBC News

Sunderland child neglect: Nine serious case reviews revealed

BBC News

More cases of child neglect are being reviewed in Sunderland, amid claims of social workers being overworked. Nine serious case reviews are being …

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W.Va. couple charged in ‘horrific’ childneglect case

Herald-Mail Media

Leigh Ann Hunter, 34, and Eric Scott Starke, 46, both of Vintage Court, were arraigned Friday on two felony counts of child neglect by Berkeley County …

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FOX13 Memphis

Millington father being charged with aggravated child neglect in court

FOX13 Memphis

A father accused of killing his daughter, who suffered from asthma, hypertension and obesity, will be in court Thursday for opening statements in a …

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KSWO

Altus man charged with child neglect following Dec. shooting

KSWO

13 at his home on an unrelated felony warrant. However, two additional charges were added late Wednesday afternoon: child neglect and possession …

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Kirksville woman arrested on drug, child neglect charges

Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News

A Kirksville woman wanted on multiple charges was arrested earlier this week by the Adair County Sheriff’s Office. Krista McPeak, 24, was wanted on …

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Woman Charged with Child Neglect

St, Thomas Source

The V.I. Police Department on Monday arrested 32-year-old Shermer Joseph of Prindsens Gade and charged her with child neglect. According to the …

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4th Regional Conference on Child Protection against Violence

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. TRANSLATE … 4th Regional Conference on Child Protection against Violence.

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Times Daily

Autopsy confirms Tuscumbia baby’s death homicide

Times Daily

TUSCUMBIA — Police said an autopsy determined the death of a 2-month-old Tuscumbia baby who died in August 2014 was a homicide.

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WISN Milwaukee

Unlicensed day care provider in Cudahy arrested in baby’s death

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A baby sitter running an unlicensed day care at her home in Cudahy has been arrested in connection with the death of a 6-month-old girl left in her …

Charges expected in death of baby in Cudahy – WISN Milwaukee

Baby sitter arrested after 6-month-old’s death – WISN Milwaukee

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Belfast Telegraph

Portlaoise baby death report finds significant failings

Belfast Telegraph

Criticisms have also been made of the care and support provided to Joshua’s parents Shauna Keyes and Joseph Cornally following their baby’s death …

23 recommendations in Portlaoise baby death report – RTE.ie

Report into baby’s death reveals ‘significant failings’ at Portlaoise hospital – BreakingNews.ie

‘Significant failings’ found in Portlaoise baby death report – UTV Ireland

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NBC 7 San Diego

San Diego Day-Care Owner Guilty in Baby’s Death

NBC 7 San Diego

San Diego day care provider James Nemeth pleaded guilty Wednesday to several charges in the death of an infant in his care. Lou Oliver was alert …

Ex-day care operator admits injuring, killing baby – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Former daycare worker pleads guilty in shaking death of 11-month-old boy – 10News

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WISN Milwaukee

Cudahy woman appears in court accused of baby’s death

WISN Milwaukee

POLICE SAY THE SIX MONTH OLD BABY WAS IN HER CARE FOR THREE WEDNESDAY. THE 30-YEAR-OLD APPEARED IN COURT TO FACE …

Cudahy woman charged in death of baby girl in her care – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

Baby sitter charged with death of 6-month-old – WISN Milwaukee

Cudahy woman is charged in the death of a baby girl in her care – WKOW

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The Boston Globe

Lynner guilty in shaken baby’s death

Daily Item

SALEM — A Lynn man accused of shaking a 3-month-old baby he initially believed was his own son to death pleaded guilty Friday in Superior Court …

Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Shaken Baby Death – NECN

Lynn man pleads guilty in beating death of baby – MassLive.com

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NJ.com

Underage prostitution ring, baby death tops the Week in Crime

NJ.com

Elsewhere in Atlantic County, a baby girl died after her allegedly drugged-up mother rolled on top of the infant. The 31-year-old Ventnor woman was …

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BBC News

Poppi Worthington: Father abused baby before her death, judge rules

BBC News

A 13-month-old girl was sexually assaulted by her father shortly before her sudden death, a judge has found. Poppi Worthington was found with …

Father who sexually assaulted baby poppi before death ‘faces no criminal action’ – Daily Mail

Barrow MP demands answers off government over baby death – NW Evening Mail

Poppi Worthington’s father in hiding after death threats over judge’s child abuse ruling – Mirror.co.uk

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WHAS 11.com (subscription)

Grand jury indicts teen in baby’s death from 2015

WHAS 11.com (subscription)

According to the police report, Wade, who was 15-years-old at the time, admitted to intentionally smothering the female baby causing the baby’s death.

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Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Fairfield baby death ‘remains under review’ by Maine State Police

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Nine days after state police discovered the remains of a full-term baby boy in a garage next to a mobile home on Norrdgewock Road in Fairfield, the …

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WEB
Mother’s friend upset by baby’s death at Shenandoah day care

KMTV.com

A tragic death in a southwest Iowa town after a 3-month-old baby didn’t wake up in a Shenandoah at-home day care.

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Cudahy woman appears in court accused of baby’s death

MSN.com

A Cudahy baby sitter is accused of first-degree reckless homicide in a baby’s death.

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Report into baby’s death reveals ‘significant failings’ at Portlaoise hospital

WLR FM

A report into the death of a baby at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise has found “significant failings” in the care provided to him and his …

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HLNtv.com

Rachel Stevens and Kayla Jones arrested for beating child

HLNtv.com

A 5-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with numerous lesions and broken bones after he was allegedly beaten with a belt and hammer, court …

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Daily Mail

Man beat up a Glenbrook Primary School teaching assistant after she told his son off

Daily Mail

‘As a teaching assistant you go to work to help children. You don’t expect to end up in a situation like this and if you do you should get justice.

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Ex-convict gets 5 years in prison for beating girlfriend, abusing child

Saipan Tribune

Palacios, a 24-year-old ex-convict who allegedly beat up his girlfriend and physically abused a child. Govendo sentenced Palacios to five years in …

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WND.com

Lesbian couple arrested in severe beating of boy, 5

WND.com

Lesbian couple arrested in severe beating of boy, 5 … (Tulsa World) Two Muskogee women accused of beating a 5-year-old so severely that he … while in a hospital were arrested Tuesday on charges of child abuse and neglect.

Two women charged with child abuse after 5-year-old has strokes – CBS News

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MassLive.com

Lynn man pleads guilty in beating death of baby

MassLive.com

Anthony Gideika beat baby Chase Gideika so badly that prosecutors told the court that some doctors found injuries on the child that they had never …

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Mandalay mob beats alleged child kidnapper to death

Myanmar Times

Police in Mandalay have opened an investigation into the deadly mob beating of a man by bystanders who believed he was attempting to kidnap a …

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Gospel Herald

Terrified Young Brothers Miraculously Escape ISIS, Beaten Daily For Not Being Child Soldier

Gospel Herald

Children who refuse to fight for ISIS are being bullied, beaten and killed in Northern Iraq, cites multiple officials. Recent accounts point to 600-plus …

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ABC News

Leah Still Credits Dad Devon for Her Strength in Beating Cancer

ABC News

The disease develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body and primarily affects children younger than 5, according to the …

Devon Still’s Daughter, Leah, Is ‘Doing Good’ After Beating Cancer – Entertainment Tonight

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

The states where teachers still beat kids

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Every time a child is beaten in school, Mr. Startz writes, “something or someone has failed that child along the way.” In at least 19 states, those failings …

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Southeast Missourian

Father accused of severely beating son

Southeast Missourian

Officers determined Morin struck his son several times, covered his nose to prevent him from breathing, slammed the child’s head against the wall, …

Dad arrested after beating, kicking and biting 13-year-old boy – Standard-Democrat

Man arrested on child abuse charges – WPSD Local 6

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Albany Times Union

New effort launched to battle child abuse cases

Albany Times Union

A key aim is to educate residents about the difficult-to-detect signs of child sex abuse, according to participants. Classes will be targeted to people who …

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ABC15 Arizona

Police: Francisco Javier Rio-Covarrubias, Mayra Solis arrested in egregious child abuse case

ABC15 Arizona

MESA, AZ – The mother of a 3-year-old girl and a friend entrusted with her care are behind bars accused of committing egregious acts of child abuse …

Suspects arrested in child abuse case that ‘shocks the soul’ – Fox 32 Chicago

Police: Two people arrested in egregious child abuse case – ABC Action News

3-Year-Old Girl Found in Child Abuse Case That ‘Shocks the Soul’ – TheBlaze.com

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More calls coming to El Paso County child abuse hotline over new state number

Colorado Springs Gazette

El Paso County residents kept one local phone number on speed dial, despite the introduction of a new statewide hotline for reporting child abuse and …

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WXYZ

Charlie Bothuell pleads guilty to child abuse

WXYZ

He and his wife, Monique Dillard, were soon charged with Torture and Child Abuse 2nd. Those charges were dismissed in the summer of 2015 due to …

Charlie Bothuell pleads guilty to 4th-degree child abuse – Fox 2 Detroit

Father of Detroit boy found emaciated in basement admits child abuse – Toronto Sun

Father Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse In Boy-In-Basement Case – WILX-TV

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Times Daily

Suspected illegal immigrant pleads guilty in child abuse trial

Times Daily

RUSSELLVILLE — Just minutes before the start of his trial Thursday morning, a Franklin County man pleaded guilty to assaulting a young girl in 2014.

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Times Herald-Record

Cuomo proposes new felony charge for child abuse

Times Herald-Record

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed toughening the penalties for child abuse, expanding food stamp benefits, and granting bail based on …

Cuomo proposes new felony charge for child abuse – Washington Times

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Omaha World-Herald

Ralston woman arrested on child abuse charge

Omaha World-Herald

6 and was charged with child abuse by intent — serious injury, a class II … Ralston Police officers were called to the Children’s Hospital & Medical …

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Charisma News

Mike Huckabee Politely Rebukes Woman Who Says He Supports Child Abuse

Charisma News

Mike Huckabee was accused of supporting child abuse because of his close relationship with the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Family in his home …

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The Guardian

Met offers to meet Lord Bramall to explain child abuse inquiry

The Guardian

A senior Scotland Yard officer has offered to meet Edwin Bramall, a former head of the army, to explain the Metropolitan police’s actions after he was …

Lord Bramall: Met refuses to apologise over dropped child abuse investigation – ITV News

Scotland Yard refuses to apologise to Lord Bramall over dropped child sex abuse inquiry – Telegraph.co.uk

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Daily Mail

Sara and Padraig Keenan accused of child abuse after baby died at a New York hospital

Daily Mail

A family whose baby died after a series of ‘medical errors’ were then falsely accused by a doctor of causing the tragic death through child abuse, …

CPS Takes Couple’s Children After False Accusations Of Shaking Infant Daughter To Death By MD – The Inquisitr

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WEB
Child abuse victim believes Mesa girl can recover

12 News

Child abuse victim believes Mesa girl can recover Eshawn Peterson’s mother was violent and physically abusive. Check out this story on 12news.com: …

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calls coming to El Paso County child abuse hotline over new state number

ColoradoSprings.com

El Paso County residents kept one local phone number on speed dial, despite the introduction of a new statewide hotline for reporting child abuse and …

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second-degree child abuse

CopBlock

Three Baltimore police officers have been suspended and charged with assaulting a juvenile as a result of an incident that happened one year ago on …

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Child Abuse Clearance

PA.gov – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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Mesa PD: Girl, 3, duct taped in trash bag, covered in feces

12 News

Mesa police say a man has been arrested and accused of sex trafficking and child abuse after a 3-year-old girl was found in his apartment bound in …

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Abuse compensation decision due soon

ASCA – Adults Surviving Child Abuse

Australia will know in two weeks whether it will have a national compensation scheme for survivors of shocking abuse in orphanages, children’s …

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1-20-16 disabled child abuse bill

Radio Plus Inc

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly has approved a bipartisan bill that would require child protective agencies adopt formal procedures for …

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4th Regional Conference on Child Protection against Violence

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. TRANSLATE … 4th Regional Conference on Child Protection against Violence.

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NQ Child Abuse Solicitor

TotallyLegal

NQ Child Abuse Solicitor in £40000 – £49999, NQ, Personal Injury, Solicitor with Bolt Burdon Kemp. Apply Today.

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A Detroit father has pleaded guilty to child abuse in the case of a boy who says he hid in his

AccessWDUN

A Detroit father has pleaded guilty to child abuse in the case of a boy who says he hid in his basement for 11 days out of fear of being mistreated.

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CBS News

Granpda guilty of child abuse over hikes found shot to death

CBS News

INDIANAPOLIS – Police in Indianapolis say a man convicted of child abuse in 2012 for forcing three grandsons to hike the Grand Canyon has been …

Christopher Carlson found shot dead after Grand Canyon child abuse – Daily Mail

Indianapolis man convicted of child abuse shot dead – The Rakyat Post

Indiana man who forced grandchildren through grueling Grand Canyon hike found shot dead in alley – New York Daily News

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Appleton Post Crescent

Senate OKs tougher child abuse penalties

Appleton Post Crescent

MADISON – The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that makes repeated acts of child abuse a felony. The bipartisan bill passed Tuesday would …

NEW INFORMATION: Senate votes for tougher penalties on repeat child abuse – WEAU

Senate to vote on new child abuse crime – Journal Times

Senate to vote on new child abuse crime – WMTV

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Bradenton Herald

Bradenton man charged with aggravated child abuse after slamming girlfriend’s daughter on floor

Bradenton Herald

MANATEE — A Bradenton man is facing aggravated child abuse charges after investigators say he admitted pulling his girlfriend’s daughter off the …

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Lake Geneva child abuse case featured on ‘Dr. Phil’ TV show

Gazettextra

Two adopted children at the center of a drawn-out Lake Geneva child abuse case will appear on the “Dr. Phil” show Wednesday. Two of the six …

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Sydney Morning Herald

Qantas flight home like child abuse, say New Zealand couple

Sydney Morning Herald

A New Zealand couple have likened their experience on a Qantas flight to child abuse, after departure delays and problems with the airline’s food …

Christchurch couple on a Qantas flight reveal child abuse-like experience – Daily Mail

Family furious after Qantas flight they likened to ‘child abuse – NEWS.com.au

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WBIR-TV

Woman charged with 2 counts of child abuse

WBIR-TV

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman for child abuse Friday night following an investigation by KCSO’s Family Crisis Unit. Around 9:30 …

Knoxville woman charged with child abuse – Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville woman arrested for child abuse – Local 8 Now

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Child abuse takes center stage at Ocala Civic Theatre

Ocala

Child abuse, particularly sexual abuse, takes center stage in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a young woman’s complicated relationship with her …

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Tampabay.com

Sarasota couple accused of aggravated child abuse

Tampabay.com

A husband and wife in Sarasota have been charged with aggravated child abuse of their 12-year-old adopted daughter, who authorities say was kept …

Couple kept adopted daughter in ‘glorified cage’ – New Zealand Herald

Florida couple accused of tying, locking 12-year-old daughter up in playhouse – AL.com

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Wyoming Tribune

Cheyenne man, Larkins, denies charges of child abuse

Wyoming Tribune

CHEYENNE – A local man charged last year with 11 counts of child abuse pleaded not guilty Friday in Laramie County District Court to eight of those …

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Times Daily

Woman, man arrested in separate incidents for child abuse, domestic violence

Times Daily

Jennifer Robin Zimmerman, 26, 352 Thompson St., Florence, is charged with child abuse. Darcus Demon Anderson, 34, 1937 Maple Ave., Florence, …

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Parents Charged with Felony Child Abuse and Felony Child Neglect

Sarasota Police Department

Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department have arrested a father and mother for felony child abuse and felony child neglect after learning they …

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McLaughlin Man Sentenced for Child Abuse

US Department of Justice

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Child Abuse was sentenced on January 5, …

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child abuse charges

KOBI – TV

Yalonda Ashley, 36, and Steven Sanchez, 31, are charged with child abuse. Ashley is accused of duct taping … Continue reading… No more posts.

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Reporting child abuse: Who is responsible?

KVII

In cases of suspected sexual assault, police say it’s hard to give an indicator as to when to make the call to authorities.Theres not a light that goes off …

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Colorado child abuse and neglect hotline saw more calls than projected

Always Mountain Time

Just a year after Colorado’s statewide child abuse and neglect reporting hotline was launched on Jan. 1, 2015, the number of calls across the state …

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Man sentenced for child abuse

Nottinghamshire Police

A man who abused two young children for over five years has been sent to jail. Simon Stocken … Stocken then continued to abuse the boy for five years.

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Man Falsely Accused Of Child Abuse Opens Up To James

audioBoom

This is the incredibly powerful call that James O’Brien took from a man who was falsely accused of abusing a child.

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Former Chief Minister did not want police to investigate child abuse, Harper tells inquiry

Jersey Evening Post

FORMER Chief Minister Frank Walker did not want a police investigation into historical child abuse and his attitude during it was a ‘disgrace’, former …

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Lenny Harper Suspected ‘Systemic Child Abuse

Channel 103

Lenny Harper Suspected ‘Systemic Child Abuse‘. 2:40 pm, 12th January 2016. A former senior Jersey police officer has spoken of a culture of cover …

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DCS report details more allegations of child abuse

Western Mass News – WGGB/WSHM

A Tucson man arrested on a child abuse charge was released from jail the same day the Arizona Department of Child Safety published a report …

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CWS working to treat childhood – and parents’ – trauma

Visalia Times-Delta

Childhood trauma crosses geographic, economic and racial lines. Children who have experienced trauma, or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), …

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News On 6

Boy treated in OKC for child abuse trauma, officials say

Muskogee Daily Phoenix

A 5-year-old boy suffered two strokes — an ailment prevalent in older populations — while being treated for child abuse trauma in an Oklahoma City …

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Bill Would Fund Mental Health Care for Children Experiencing Trauma

California Healthline

Meanwhile, Children Now’s 2016 California Children’s Report Card released last week gave the state a “D-” for how it deals with childhood trauma …

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Children Now Announce – Imperial Valley News

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KMBC Kansas City

Day care offers trauma-informed care to children, families in violent neighborhoods

KMBC Kansas City

“Everywhere you go, it’s a murder, gunshots,” said Kevin Hutchinson, a father of two children who attend the daycare. “It’s necessary to have some …

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California bill seeks help for kids impacted by trauma

SFGate

For 20 years, the program worked. It cost $15 million a year to provide mental health services to California school children struggling with anxiety, …

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WTVC

Man charged with negligent child cruelty after baby’s head trauma

WRCB-TV

The charge comes after a head trauma investigation put a two-and-a-half month-old baby in the hospital earlier this month. The child survived the …

Man arrested, charged with child cruelty after baby’s head injury – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Dalton man charged with Negligent Child Cruelty in the 2nd Degree – WDEF News 12

Dalton Man Charged with Negligent Child Cruelty – WTVC

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California Healthline

State Dropping Ball in Dealing With Childhood Trauma, New Report Says

California Healthline

In Children Now’s biennial assessment of the status of California kids, researchers gave the state a “D-” for how it deals with childhood trauma.

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UN News Centre

Deprived of school, future of 24 million children in conflict zones under threat – UN report

UN News Centre

“Schools can also protect children from the trauma and physical dangers around them. When children are not in school, they are at an increased …

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Appleton Post Crescent

Man sentenced to prison for child’s death

Appleton Post Crescent

Doctors told police the child suffered severe head trauma consistent with … The child’s mother returned home early after Vandenbusch sent texts …

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KTXS

Police: Abilene man, 18, arrested for injuring 6-month-old child

KTXS

In a court document, an Abilene police detective said the child was taken to Cook Children’s … 2 after “suffering a suspected abusive head trauma.”.

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CBS Local

STEPHENVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – A disturbing video on Facebook shows a child beating a dog

CBS Local

“My thoughts were, that poor child has to have been through hell to be able to do that to an animal. He didn’t just naturally do that, he had to learn it …

Puppy surrendered to shelter after video shows child beating him – Examiner.com

Video posted to Facebook appears to show child beating dog – CBS News

Video of 10-year-old child from Stephenville beating puppy goes viral – Examiner.com

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Monroe News Star

Sentence for childbeating mom reversed

Monroe News Star

A Monroe mother who plead guilty to repeatedly hitting her 1-month-old twins in their heads with her fist had her sentence reversed by Second Circuit …

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WFLA

Deputies: Mom, dad arrested for beating, starving 3 children

WFLA

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – A mother and a father are in jail on five felony counts after Sarasota detectives found out that their three children …

Parents arrested for starving, beating children – WTSP 10 News

Deputies: Florida mom, dad arrested for beating, starving 3 children – WATE 6 On Your Side

Sarasota couple arrested, accused of malnourishing, beating children – WWSB ABC 7

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KSTP.com

Minneapolis Police Arrest Man Accused of Beating Child

KSTP.com

A man has been arrested in connection to the severe beating of a 20-month-old child. On Sunday, Jan. 3, Minneapolis police were called to the …

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Opposing Views

Prosecutors: NJ couple indicted in beating of man’s young child

NorthJersey.com

Gloucester County prosecutors say Jacob Lihn and Jennifer Pandorf also face child endangerment charges in the indictment handed up by a county …

Prosecutors: Couple indicted in beating of man’s young child – Cherry Hill Courier Post

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$25000 bail for Berkshire pair accused in severe beating of 2-month-old child

Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

PITTSFIELD — A Hinsdale woman and a Pittsfield man are facing charges for allegedly beating a two-month-old child, who suffered potentially …

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Yahoo7 News

US teacher arrested after video allegedly showing her beating special-needs child shared on

Yahoo7 News

DISTURBING VIDEO: A teacher’s aide in California was arrested after a video allegedly showed her beating a special-needs child in a classroom was …

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Police seek man accused of beating child

Chambersburg Public Opinion

CHAMBERSBURG – Local police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man charged with severely injuring a young child last month.

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CBS News

Police make arrest after video shows student beating

CBS News

The incident happened Tuesday morning at Tobinworld II, a school for special education children in Antioch. Police have opened an investigation as …

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ABC Action News

Police: Sarasota parents not feeding children, beating them

ABC Action News

According to police, Kimberly Haygood, 27 and Anthony Jones, 30, of Sarasota are both charged with felony child abuse and felony child neglect.

Sarasota parents accused of beating and starving twins and 6-year-old son – ABC Action News

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Taunton Daily Gazette

New Bedford man sentenced to life in prison for 2013 baby death

Taunton Daily Gazette

FALL RIVER — A 24-year-old New Bedford man was sentenced to life in prison, after pleading guilty Thursday in Superior Court to second-degree …

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DesMoinesRegister.com

Baby death trial set to begin

DesMoinesRegister.com

Opening statements in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused in a 20-month-old’s death is expected to start Friday afternoon. Judge Jeanie …

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New York Post

Rats gnaw baby to death

New York Post

Rats gnawed a Mexican newborn to death after her teen mom left the child home alone to go dancing, according to a report. Lizbeth Jeronima Fuentes …

Rats bite four-month-old baby to death – FOX 11 Los Angeles

Rats bite baby to death while her mum was at party in Acolam, Mexico – Metro

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Sky News Australia

Man charged over baby’s death

Sky News Australia

The parents of the baby girl say they are ‘struggling to come to terms with the loss of our daughter and with the terrible injuries that my wife and her …

Baby’s death sparks support group call – 9news.com.au

Grandfather charged over fatal stabbing of baby Queenie Xu in Brisbane ‘wants death penalty’ – ABC Online

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KXII-TV

Whitewright woman pleads guilty in connection with baby’s death

KXII-TV

Mayfield and the child’s father, Charles Lee, were charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and injury to a child.

Whitewright mother pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of infant – Sherman Denison Herald Democrat

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First Coast News

Lake City man charged with manslaughter in baby’s death

First Coast News

Charges against a Lake City man whose girlfriend’s infant died at a hospital Wednesday have been upgraded to aggravated manslaughter of a child, …

Mother’s boyfriend charged in Columbia County baby’s death – ActionNewsJax.com

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Detroit Free Press

Eastpointe mom’s trial in baby death may be delayed

Detroit Free Press

The trial for an Eastpointe mother accused of murder in the death of her days-old son, who was left in an unheated residential garage before …

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Pacific Daily News

Prosecutors want attorney dismissed from baby’s death

Pacific Daily News

… General is asking a Superior Court judge to disqualify an attorney from representing a couple accused of causing their child’s death in 2014.

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Inquest resumes into SA baby’s death

9news.com.au

Baby Ebony suffered multiple skull fractures, more than 50 broken ribs and fractures to her collarbone, fingers and toes before her death in Adelaide in …

Inquest resumes into SA baby s death – Yahoo7 – Yahoo7 News

Families SA supervisor ‘can’t remember’ why baby Ebony’s file was closed – ABC Online

Baby case not re-opened despite alert – The Advertiser

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WBRC FOX6 News – WBRC.com

ALEA and Winston County deputies investigate baby’s death

WBRC FOX6 News – WBRC.com

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) along with the Winston County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a 6-month-old found …

Arley couple charged with capital murder in infant’s death – Cullman Times Online

Mother, stepfather charged with capital murder of 6-month-old baby girl – WIAT 42

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Man charged in ‘Baby Doe’ death due in court in murder case

Associated Press

The girl was known for months as “Baby Doe” after her body washed up on Deer Island in June. Her mother, Rachelle Bond, is accused of helping …

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Winnsboro PD completes investigation into baby’s death, turns case over to AG

MyEastTex

The Winnsboro Police Department has completed their investigation into the death of Madison Cannon, a 16-month-old baby.

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UPDATE: Murder charge dropped in Freckleton baby death investigation

The Bee

A 65 year old man and a 29 year old woman from Freckleton have been arrested and questioned on suspicion of child neglect.

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nwitimes.com

Man sentenced to community corrections, probation in infant’s death

nwitimes.com

The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the boy’s death a homicide. The infant had multiple skull fractures, bleeding in his brain and he had …

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Pacific Daily News

Couple will plead guilty in infant death

Pacific Daily News

A couple accused of leaving a 4-month-old boy in a car, causing the child’s death, is expected to plead guilty Friday. The agreement won’t involve any …

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Great Falls Tribune

Police investigating Great Falls infant death

Great Falls Tribune

The Great Falls Police Department is investigating the death of a 10-month-old girl. Police, Great Falls Fire/Rescue and Great Falls Emergency …

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WRCB-TV

DEVELOPING: Whitfield Co coroner investigating infant’s death

WRCB-TV

The Whitfield County coroner and deputies are investigating the death of an infant early Tuesday morning. The all came in around 5 a.m. of an infant …

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WTVQ

KSP investigating infant death

WTVQ

CARROLLTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a six-week-old child in Carollton. Officers say they received a call …

Death of Carrollton infant under investigation – WLWT Cincinnati

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WRCB-TV

Walker County Sheriff investigating infant death

WRCB-TV

The child was transported from a Fairview community home to Hutcheson Medical Center on January 12. The child was pronounced dead at the …

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Boyfriend gets 4 years for his role in infant’s death

Chicago Tribune

A former Gary man who admitted he failed to get medical attention for his girlfriend’s infant son after she handled the baby in an abusive manner was …

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Elmira Star-Gazette

Police investigate infant death in Bradford County

Elmira Star-Gazette

Authorities are investigating the death of an 8-week-old baby who was found unresponsive Jan. 4 at a private residence in Leroy Township, Bradford …

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KSFY

New judge sought in infant death case

AberdeenNews.com

The initial appearance for an Aberdeen man accused of murder in the death of a three-week-old infant was postponed Thursday because his …

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Infant death reported in Appleton

Appleton Post Crescent

APPLETON – Appleton police responded to a report of an infant death Wednesday morning. Sgt. Dave Lund of the Appleton Police Department said …

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Infant death cited as another foster care failing

The Donaldson Adoption Institute

An infant in foster care died five days after arriving in a home that caseworkers had never inspected, according to a court monitor’s report.

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Social and behavioural factors in Non-suspicious unexpected death in infancy

BMC Pediatrics – BioMed Central

Risk factors for Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) are well described, and such cases are now investigated according to standard protocols.

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WOWK

Two people from Van, WV arrested for child neglect

WOWK

The West Virginia State Police said the children had access to a lot of hazards. The WVSP add there was human feces and animal feces in the house …

Kroger, other retailers pull Children’s cough syrup off shelves due to potential overdose risk – WOWK

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The Guardian

Three Men Held On Suspicion Of Child Neglect

Sky News

… on suspicion of child neglect. “The Kent Police investigation was launched following a referral from the Medway Local Authority Designated Officer.

Three men arrested on suspicion of child neglect over youth prison abuse allegations – ITV News

Three men arrested for child neglect at G4S-run young offenders centre after Panorama investigation – Mirror.co.uk

Three men held on suspicion of child neglect at Medway young offenders centre – The Guardian

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CBS Local

Man Faces Child Neglect After Girl Eats Synthetic Marijuana

CBS Local

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man is facing child neglect charges after police say a 3-year old girl ate synthetic marijuana while …

Man faces child neglect after girl eats synthetic marijuana – WFTV Orlando

Man faces child neglect after girl eats synthetic marijuana – Wink News

Florida man faces child neglect after girl eats synthetic marijuana – Naples Daily News

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph

New trial date set for mother charged with child neglect

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Christina Lynn Bolin 21, has been indicted on a charge of child neglect resulting in serious injury. Bolin appeared Monday before Circuit Court Judge …

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The Express Tribune

Child neglect

The Express Tribune

In Pakistan, when we talk about child rights, the discourse often focuses on child sexual abuse. There is not much focus on child neglect, which can …

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International Business Times UK

G4S Medway: 3 arrested on suspicion of ‘child neglect‘ following young offender abuse claims

International Business Times UK

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect following a BBC Panorama investigation into the treatment of young offenders at a centre …

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Bismarck Man Arrested for Marijuana Possession, Child Neglect

KFYR-TV

Bismarck police say he was running a marijuana delivery system within city school limits on the 2200 block and Rosser Avenue. Bismarck Police …

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Mother’s 13th conviction for child abuse or neglect lands her behind bars

INFORUM

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation mother who has had 12 previous convictions for child abuse or neglect will spend more …

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Tulsa World

Two Muskogee women charged with child abuse, neglect

Tulsa World

Rachel Jean Stevens, 28, and Kayla Ann Jones, 25, each were charged Tuesday with felony child abuse by injury and child neglect, court records …

Two Oklahoma women charged in horrific child abuse case – FOX 61

Boy treated in OKC for child abuse trauma, officials say – Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Oklahoma Women Arrested for Abusing Son So Badly He’s Had Two Strokes – Breitbart News

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KOIN.com

Woman arrested in West Linn for DUI, child neglect

Longview Daily News

Thirty-one-year-old Terra Nicole Brandenburg faces several charges, including driving under the influence of intoxicants and child neglect. Sgt. Dave …

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16-005 Detectives Arrest Suspect For Child Neglect After Three-Year-Old Ingests Synthetic Marijuana

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Patrol Operations Bureau Christopher Lee Clark (Arrested) DOB: 03/26/1970. Address: 6533 29th Way North, St. Petersburg Arrested for child neglect.

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“Justice for Children” protects victims of abuse, neglect

Wisconsin Department of Justice

MADISON – The Wisconsin State Senate passed two of four “Justice for Children” bills today on a voice vote. Senator Rob Cowles and Attorney …

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Three Men Held On Suspicion Of Child Neglect

Black Country Radio

Three men have been held on suspicion of child neglect in connection with abuse claims at Medway Secure Training Centre.

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Colorado child abuse and neglect hotline saw more calls than projected

Always Mountain Time

Just a year after Colorado’s statewide child abuse and neglect reporting hotline was launched on Jan. 1, 2015, the number of calls across the state …

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Disabled children risk further abuse after unsubstantiated referral for neglect, research finds

BMJ

Children with disabilities who have an initial unsubstantiated referral for neglect are at increased risk of being maltreated subsequently, a research …

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81 FR 1189 – Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

U.S. Government Printing Office

81 FR 1189 – Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities; Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities; …

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Three Men Held On Suspicion Of Child Neglect

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‘Ritualistic Sacrifice’ Investigated in Child’s Death

ABC News

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen says the child’s 27-year-old mother, Egypt Moneeck Robinson, faces a murder charge. He said “ritualistic …

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WOWT

Child’s Death Ruled a Homicide, Caretaker Arrested

WOWT

Police say a death in North Omaha was a homicide. The victim is identified as 4-year-old Alicia Morrow. Her guardian, Chelsey Cook, 22, has been …

Police investigating death of child – Lincoln Journal Star

4-year-old found dead in Omaha home; death ruled homicide – KETV Omaha

Police investigating death of child in northeast Omaha – NTV

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Parents sue county over child’s death

Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — The parents of a toddler whose death resulted in Luzerne County Children and Youth Services’ license being downgraded last …

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Omaha World-Herald

‘Everything’s on the table’ to determine cause of child’s death after body is found in northeast

Omaha World-Herald

A child’s body was found Tuesday night inside a northeast Omaha house, and police were working to determine whether the death was criminal.

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WSB Atlanta

Day care owner charged in child’s death wants case dropped

WSB Atlanta

Prosecutors have charged Janna Thompson with second-degree murder and child cruelty stemming from the July 2014 death of 3-year-old Max …

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KYTX

Longview PD investigating 2-year-old child’s death; couple arrested

KYTX

LONGVIEW (KYTX) – Parents of a Longview child who died from her injuries have been arrested and charged with child endangerment. Longview …

Parents charged in child’s death – Longview News-Journal

Child dies from injuries in Longview; parents arrested – Longview News-Journal

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BAFB airman charged in child’s death on base

KSLA-TV

“The death of a child in any circumstance is a terrible thing, and our hearts go out to all involved in this case,” said Col. Kristin Goodwin, 2nd Bomb …

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NBC New York

Judge: Religious Link Can’t Be Made in Child Death Case

NBC New York

Krisla Rezireksyon, 34, and her roommate, 27-year-old Myriam Janvier, have pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Christiana Glenn. Authorities …

Judge: Expert can’t make religious link in child death case – seattlepi.com

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Defense requests new judge in child death case

Rapid City Journal

Finer is one of the attorneys representing 26-year-old Myron Touche Jr. Touche faces murder and manslaughter charges in the December death of a …

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Times Record News

Vernon woman sentenced in child’s death

Times Record News

A Vernon woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in the death of her toddler son in a car wreck. Alean Louise Addison, 32, was sentenced …

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‘Ritualistic sacrifice’ investigated in child’s death

Associated Press

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen says the child’s 27-year-old mother, Egypt Moneeck Robinson, faces a murder charge. He said “ritualistic …

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6 quotes from Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine on child death investigation

KMTV.com

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine revealed new information in the investigation into the death of a 4-year-old girl and the arrest of her guardian.

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Child death data collection: LSCB1 guide

Gov.uk

A guide to the LSCB1 aggregate return form for local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) and child death overview panels (CDOPs).

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Child death data collection: LSCB1 return forms

Gov.uk

Aggregate and individual child forms for child death overview panels (CDOPs) to submit their child death data for 2015 to 2016.

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Tasmania mum to be sentenced over child’s death

MSN.com

A Hobart woman is due to be sentenced after pleading guilty to causing the death of her four-year-old daughter by negligent driving and driving while …

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WRAL.com

Clayton man charged with child abuse against 4-month-old

WRAL.com

A Clayton man was arrested and charged with felony child abuse on Tuesday in connection to an incident that occurred on New Year’s Eve.

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Fredericksburg.com

Mom pleads guilty to child abuse

Fredericksburg.com

A woman whose 4-year-old son turned up at Stafford Hospital with illegal drugs in his system last year has pleaded guilty to felony child neglect.

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The Courier Life News

School volunteers would be mandated reporters of child abuse under bill

The Courier Life News

MADISON — Parents who volunteer in schools would be legally required to report signs of child abuse and neglect under a Republican-backed bill.

Area district opposes bill requiring school volunteers to report child abuse – WEAU

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WTSP 10 News

Florida man charged with aggravated child abuse after son’s death

WTSP 10 News

Late Wednesday detectives working in conjunction with the Medical Examiner’s Office charged Dearman with Aggravated Child Abuse. He is currently …

Child Abuse: Obese Florida Man Allegedly Sits On 6-Year-Old Boy, Crushing Him To Death – The Inquisitr

Father Played Video Game, Smothers Son, 6, at Same Time Say Deputies – WSPA.com

Deputies: 270 lb. Sarasota father played video game, smothered son, 6, at same time – WFLA

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WRAL.com

Two charged in Moore County child abuse

WRAL.com

Sanford, N.C. — Two people were charged with child abuse after a 7-year-old girl was admitted on Tuesday to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center …

Severely burned 7-year-old results in two charged with child abuse – Fayetteville Observer

NC pair face child abuse charges after girl burned on back and legs – WNCN

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SFGate

Officials seek man in Petaluma child abuse, pornography case

SFGate

Petaluma police and the FBI are asking for the public’s help identifying a man believed to be involved in a child abuse and child pornography …

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Prevention Action

Crook, Jefferson counties at child abuse prevention ‘tipping point’

KTVZ

KIDS Center said Monday it has reached a tipping point in creating new standards of child safety by training 5 percent of the adult population in our …

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Bleacher Report

Adrian Peterson Discusses ChildAbuse Case, Parenthood and More in SI Exclusive

Bleacher Report

In a feature by Greg Bishop, the 30-year-old superstar most notably discussed the death of one of his sons, as well as the childabuse scandal that led …

Adrian Peterson reflects on child abuse case in ‘Sports Illustrated’ interview – USA TODAY

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Daily Mail

Eugenio Erquiaga and wife Victoria charged with child abuse of daughter

Daily Mail

A doctor and his lawyer wife have been charged with child abuse after allegedly routinely tying up their 12-year-old daughter and locking her inside a …

Sarasota parents charged with aggravated child abuse – Wink News

Parents charged with aggravated child abuse in Sarasota – WWSB ABC 7

Sarasota parents charged with child abuse after detectives say they zip-tied daughter, confine her – Bradenton Herald

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La Crosse Tribune

School volunteers would be mandated reporters of child abuse under bill

La Crosse Tribune

The list of mandated reporters of child abuse or neglect would expand to include any adult who volunteers in a school for at least 40 hours in a school …

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Child Abuse

The Maryland People’s Law Library

Children (under age 18) are deemed to be “in the need of assistance” if there is apparent abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) or neglect by a caretaker …

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Child Abuse

Oregon.gov

Report child abuse to a local office of the Department of Human Services (DHS) or a local police department, county sheriff, county juvenile …

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NYC Woman Arrested for Child Abuse After Being Caught on Nanny

Womanista

A 36-year-old woman from Brooklyn, N.Y., has been arrested for child endangerment, after her employers shockingly caught her abusing their …

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Colorado child abuse hotline receives 205000 calls in first year

ColoradoSprings.com

DENVER — State officials are urging members of the public to phone the Colorado child abuse hotline when they suspect a child is being abused or …

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Mobridge Man Sentenced for Child Abuse

US Department of Justice

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Child Abuse was sentenced on January 4, …

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Respected child abuse expert gave voice to the kids who needed it the most

Akron Children’s Hospital

He began his career as a private practice pediatrician but ended up as one of the nation’s most respected experts in child abuse evaluation and …

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Clayton man charged with child abuse against 4-month-old

WILM-TV

Chenault Lamont Moore of 1409 Tulip Street was charged with child abuse inflicting serious physical injury. He was being held at the Johnston County …

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Child abuse school violence workshop online

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The Seattle Times

Grandmother, child rise from trauma with help from Childhaven

The Seattle Times

When Jeanné Cole sought custody of her granddaughter Hope, 5, their lives were in turmoil. Childhaven helped during the transition. “We’ve been …

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Ottawa Sun

Harper’s ex-bandmate, Phillip Nolan, jailed 2 years for child sex raps

Ottawa Sun

Child sexual abuse is not something that happens because a 29-year-old man … “The trauma Mr. Nolan caused was immeasurable,” the judge said.

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Nationally Recognized W.Va. Program Helps Children Deal With Trauma

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The collaborative program is meant to help children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect or other types of trauma succeed in school. The program that …

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Daily Sabah

Project Lift: Trauma therapy for Syrian children

Daily Sabah

The brainchild of the 16-year-old Emir Özsüer, who wanted to do something for the displaced Syrian refugee children in camps and those trying to …

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Volume One

Adverse Childhood Experiences: trauma can impact kids for life

Volume One

“If parents realize that what their children endure now will largely affect … about what these traumatic experiences can lead to years down the road.

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Broadly

Traveling Through ‘KooKooLand’: A Memoir of Childhood, Trauma, and Escape

Broadly

In her new book, Norris describes the extreme violence she was exposed to as a child and how she has come to terms with that trauma today.

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The Guardian

Dentists and housing workers to be trained to spot child sexual abuse

The Guardian

Workers will be taught how to ask someone whether they were sexually abused as children, and given advice on how to handle their clients’ traumatic …

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Canton Repository

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health facility getting a makeover

Canton Repository

French noted that in younger children, trauma can show up as a behavioral problem, adding that each child undergoes a diagnostic assessment as …

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Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

Texas should not condone detention of immigrant children

Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

These children and their families experience extreme trauma as they make the dangerous journey away from the violence in their home countries in …

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WAVY-TV

Medical examiner: 1-year-old Portsmouth boy died from head trauma

WAVY-TV

26 died from abusive head trauma. Police responded to a call on Dec. 26 of an unresponsive child in a home off the 5100 block of George Washington …

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Trauma as a child to one eye

Specsavers

I got hit in my right eye by a soft ball in the childhood and the vision got blurred for few hours. I went to doctor and given eye drops and all was fine.

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ABC Action News

Deputies: Baby with fractured skull leads to child neglect charges

Bay News 9

A Beverly Hills woman is facing child neglect charges after a baby was taken … Deputies said Hubbard offered no explanation for the child’s condition …

Amber Hubbard, 34, is facing child neglect charges; baby found with skull fractures – ABC Action News

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WESH Orlando

Missing Florida boy’s mom pleads guilty to child neglect

WESH Orlando

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —The mother of a missing Florida toddler has pleaded guilty to child neglect and another charge, and could be called to testify …

Missing Florida Boy’s Mom Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect – WCTV

Lonzie’s mother pleaded guilty to child neglect, lying to police – ActionNewsJax.com

Lonzie Barton’s mom pleads guilty to child neglect – WTSP 10 News

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KOLO

Women Arrested for Child Neglect Based on Hazardous Living Conditions

KOLO

RENO, NV – Washoe County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two women on multiple child neglect and animal cruelty charges following a welfare …

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Kingsport Times News

Lee County drug bust spurs child neglect charges

Kingsport Times News

BEN HUR — Lee County officers reportedly found a large amount of synthetic marijuana and cash in the same home as a small child during the …

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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Saltillo parents charged with child neglect

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Both are being held in the Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jail, charged with child neglect for depriving the child of necessary medical attention. The child …

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Man sentenced for child neglect, DUI charges

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — A Wayne County man who pleaded guilty to child neglect creating a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death and third offense …

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Daily Mail

Samantha McCarthy arrested on suspicion of child neglect in Florida

Daily Mail

Samantha McCarthy, 24, of Tampa, is being held on suspicion of child neglect as the children somehow got out of the room they were staying at in a …

Florida woman arrested for child neglect – Cougar

Brooksville woman faces child neglect charge – Thevillagessuntimes

5 children found clad in dirty diapers trying to cross Florida highway – WCBD News 2

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KRNV My News 4

2 women in Sun Valley arrested on charges of child neglect and animal cruelty

KRNV My News 4

Each woman was arrested on three charges of felony child neglect, 19 charges of animal cruelty, and 2 charges of unsanitary conditions, according to …

Two Sun Valley Residents Arrested for Child Neglect, Animal Cruelty – ThisisReno

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The Press

Editorial: Assurances needed that CYF knew about ‘extreme’ child neglect case

The Press

Appalling child neglect in Christchurch caused the worst case of head lice a doctor has seen in a decade. How can children become the victims of …

Family frustrated by lack of action over neglected children – Stuff.co.nz

Christchurch woman shocked by condition of two children with sores and lice – Manawatu Standard

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Barrow woman arrested on suspicion of child neglect

NW Evening Mail

Police were called at 7.56am this morning after receiving reports of concern for the welfare of a child in Rawlinson Street, Barrow. The Evening Mail …

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Missing Florida boy’s mom pleads guilty to child neglect

Tampa Tribune

Mother pleads guilty to child neglect, other charges, in case of missing Jacksonville toddler.

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Fugitive wanted on drug, child neglect warrants

KTVO

Fugitive wanted on drug, child neglect warrants. By KTVO Newsdesk Wednesday, January 6th 2016. ktvo_KristaAnnMcPeak_kvpolice.jpg. Krista Ann …

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Rumor of neglect ups risk of later maltreatment for kids

NewsDaily

(Reuters Health) – When child protective services receives a report of neglect of a child with a disability, even when the report is unsubstantiated, that …

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MassLive.com

Mother’s boyfriend charged with beating 3-year-old

Worcester Telegram

WORCESTER – A 23-year-old Worcester man was held without bail Monday on charges he beat a 3-year-old boy under his care so badly the child …

Man accused of beating 3-year-old – WCVB Boston

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Valley News Live

Bismarck woman arrested for beating child with broomstick

Valley News Live

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) A 29-year-old Bismarck woman was arrested late Tuesday night for hitting a child with a metal broomstick. Bismarck police …

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Express.co.uk

Proton therapy child Ashya King returns to school after beating rare brain cancer

Express.co.uk

A report by Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board found their actions had “put him at risk” but Mr King again defended his decision on Good …

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Eyewitness News

Shock & anger after girl (5) allegedly beaten to death for urinating on couch

Eyewitness News

FILE. Police have arrested the 29-year-old man, who is accused of beating the five-year-old child to death with a belt on Wednesday. Picture: sxc.hu.

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Times of Malta

Care worker to be arraigned over alleged beating of children in Hamrun Home

Times of Malta

A care worker at Fra Diegu home is to be taken to court for allegedly beating children who live there. A magisterial inquiry into the treatment of children …

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Uniontown Herald Standard

Death penalty upheld for Point Marion man convicted of beating a child to death

Uniontown Herald Standard

The state Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the first degree murder conviction and death sentence for Patrick Haney, who was convicted of beating a …

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Valley News Live

Fargo man accused of beating 2-year-old with comb and forcing child into cold shower

Valley News Live

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) A 23-year-old Fargo man is in jail on charges of child abuse. Police say they responded to a child abuse report at …

Fargo man charged with beating toddler’s genitals with comb, forcing him into icy shower – INFORUM

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Daily Mail

Ben Stokes goes from wild child to hero in 198 balls and 258 runs

Daily Mail

The couple have two children together, Layton and Libby. … Fastest 250 in Test cricket (196 balls), beating Virender Sehwag’s 207 balls for India in …

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WRCB-TV

Father charged after beating daughter with tennis racquet

WRCB-TV

Chattanooga Police say Egurtis Butchee allegedly hit his child in the face with his fists; he hit the child in the face and stomach with a tennis racquet, …

Chattanooga Man Charged with Beating Daughter with Tennis Racket – WTVC

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CBS Local

Toddler In Critical Condition After Severe Beating

CBS Local

Toddler In Critical Condition After Severe Beating … Hours later, her mother says she got a call from the hospital saying her child was in critical …

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Baby’s death means life for Douglas County couple

Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Douglas County couple who killed a baby in early 2013 were sentenced Wednesday to life in … A medical examiner declared her death a homicide.

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Brisbane Times

Parkinson baby death: ‘Grandfather may be responsible’, say police

Brisbane Times

A grandfather is under police guard in hospital after his wife, daughter and granddaughter are allegedly stabbed at Parkinson, in Brisbane’s south.

Grandfather arrested after baby girl stabbed to death in Brisbane – 9news.com.au

Brisbane baby death: ‘grandfather may be responsible’ – The Sunshine Coast Daily

Grandfather in police custody after Brisbane baby stabbing death – The Guardian

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cleveland.com

Cuyahoga Falls dad gets prison time in baby’s death

cleveland.com

AKRON, Ohio — A Cuyahoga Falls man will spend the next eight years in prison for abusing his 3-month-old daughter who eventually died.

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WTVC

New Details Revealed in Case of Dalton Baby Death

WTVC

Dalton (WTVC) — We’re learning more about the woman charged with second degree murder in the death of her child. We found out 21-year-old …

Dalton mom charged in death of sick baby who went days without being treated – Examiner.com

Breaking News: Dalton Mother Charged With Child Death – WDEF News 12

Police: Sick 17-month-old died after mom ignored doctors’ orders – WXIA-TV

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WSET

Two Sentenced In Campbell County Baby Death

WSET

Campbell Co., VA – A Campbell County judge has sentenced the father and grandmother of a three month old baby who died in their care. Prosecutors …

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NBC Connecticut

Man Sentenced to 42 Years in Baby’s Death

NBC Connecticut

The man charged in the stabbing death of a baby girl in Bristol has been … After being accused of stabbing and killing a 1-year-old baby, Arthur …

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Ocala baby’s death not foul play, ME says

Gainesville Sun

OCALA — The death of a 17-month-old boy found unresponsive in his crib by … The child’s parents performed CPR until emergency officials arrived.

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NBC Montana

Woman gets 40 years at State Hospital for baby’s death

Montana Standard

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 24-year-old woman found guilty but suffering from mental illness in the death of her 3-month-old daughter in Billings has …

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Daily Herald

Search warrant: Provo baby died of heroin

Daily Herald

According to reports from the Lehi Police Department, three days after the baby’s death, on Dec. 5, a female overdosed on drugs at 3331 N. 280 West.

Police investigate death of 1-year-old baby with heroin in system – KUTV 2News

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Mom granted new trial in baby’s death is back behind bars

KFOX El Paso

Lindsey Hradek was convicted in the death of her 2-month-old son in August, but she was recently granted a new trial and released from prison.

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Mother in ‘Baby Doe’ Death Pleads Not Guilty

MSN.com

The mother of a 2-year-old formerly known as Baby Doe has pleaded not guilty to an accessory charge after being indicted by a grand jury in …

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KTVZ

Madras Couple Facing Murder Charge in Infant’s Death

KEZI TV

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) – A Jefferson County couple is facing charges in the death of an infant by neglect and maltreatment. KOIN-TV reports that …

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Lynchburg News and Advance

Mother, son sentenced in infant’s death

Lynchburg News and Advance

A man and a woman charged in the death of the man’s 3-month-old son received prison sentences in Campbell County Circuit Court. Timothy Mark …

Murder trial to start today in 2014 death of infant boy – Sentinel-Tribune

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The News Journal

Mother seeking answers in infant death

The News Journal

Zinnia Davis is still looking for answers after the July 2014 death of her 16-month-old daughter A’Niah Davila-Torres at a Southbridge daycare. Latoya …

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CBS Local

Family Mourns Infant’s Death in Woodbridge

Patch.com

At the time of the child’s death, she was watching seven other infants along with William, the Middlesex County prosecutor charges, and kept her home …

Parents ‘relieved’ after babysitter charged in infant’s death – NJ.com

Iselin babysitter charged in death of infant – MyCentralJersey.com

Iselin baby sitter charged in death of 6-month-old boy – News 12 New Jersey

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KTAL

Airman charged for on-base infant death

KTAL

23 with the murder of his two-year-old infant stepson in base housing. … “The death of a child in any circumstance is a terrible thing, and our hearts go …

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WMTW Portland

Dad charged with shaking baby to death pleads not guilty

seattlepi.com

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A father charged with killing his 3-month-old son told a state police detective that he pressed down on the infant’s chest …

Father charged in infant’s death pleads not guilty – Foster’s Daily Democrat

Father charged in infant’s death pleads not guilty – SFGate

Standish man accused of killing infant son pleads not guilty – WCSH-TV

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Patch.com

Dad Charged in Infant’s Death

Patch.com

TAMPA, FL — A 23-year-old Tampa man faces first-degree murder and aggravated child neglect charges following the New Year’s Eve death of his …

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cleveland.com

University Hospitals recruits EMS, firefighters to spread infant mortality message

cleveland.com

Sleep-related infant deaths include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation in sleep environments – such as parents accidentally …

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International Business Times AU

Police arrest grandfather in Brisbane for stabbing infant to death

International Business Times AU

The grandfather of a two-month-old baby girl was taken into custody on Wednesday after a row of brutal stabbing left the infant dead and other …

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Q13 FOX

Police: Everett couple arrested in death of abused infant

The Seattle Times

EVERETT — Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a 3-month-old girl. The (Everett) Herald reports (http://goo.gl/Y1pD23 ) a …

Police: Everett couple arrested in death of abused infant – KHQ Right Now

Police: Everett couple arrested in death of baby girl who had broken ribs and arm, black eye, viruses – Q13 FOX

Couple arrested after infant dies: ‘This baby was tortured’ – KOMO News

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Drug withdrawal cause of infant’s death

NewGreekTV.com

Featured Drug withdrawal cause of infant’s death. A 28-day baby girl was pronounced dead at the Venizeleio Hospital in Heraklion on Friday, doctors …

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Father Charged in Infant’s Death Pleads Not Guilty

WGAN

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A Maine father charged with killing his 3-month-old son told a state police detective that he pressed down on the infant’s …

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The News Herald

‘Ritualistic Sacrifice’ Investigated in Child’s Death

ABC News

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen says the child’s 27-year-old mother, Egypt Moneeck Robinson, is suspected in the death. She faces a murder …

“Ritual Sacrifice” Possible In FL Child’s Death – News Talk Florida

More details released in death of child – The News Herald

Mom in possible ritualistic murder: ‘I was just trying to save my baby’ – The Northwest Florida Daily News

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The News Herald

BCSO: ‘Ritualistic sacrifice’ not ruled out in child’s death

The News Herald

Investigators have not ruled out that “ritualistic sacrifice” played a role in the death of a 3-year-old discovered in a suitcase with what appeared to be a …

Bay County: ‘Ritualistic sacrifice’ suspected in toddler’s death – The Northwest Florida Daily News

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Clark County reports the first flu-related child death of the season

Las Vegas Review-Journal

A Clark County child died from the flu, being the first pediatric flu-related death in Clark County for the 2015-16 season, the Southern Nevada Health …

First flu-related death of child this season reported in Clark Co. – FOX5 Las Vegas

Clark County records season’s first flu death of child – Las Vegas Sun

Clark County reports the first flu-related child death of the season – Waltonian

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wreg.com

Foster child’s death is one in list of problems for DCS

wreg.com

This week’s death of 6-year-old foster child Destine King in Memphis is just another example of where children removed from their home still ended up …

Teen charged with first-degree murder in death of child – WTVM

Teen charged with first-degree murder in death of child – KFVS

Teen charged in death of child; police identify teen and victim – FOX10 News

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KTVZ

Madras pair charged with murder by abuse in child’s death

KTVZ

Leriche said the charges related to the death of Katerina Austria on or about March 30, just nine days after her first birthday. Judge Annette Hillman …

Madras couple plead not guilty in connection with child’s death – Bend Bulletin

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WDEF News 12

Breaking News: Dalton Mother Charged With Child Death

WDEF News 12

Moran faces charges of second degree murder, cruelty to children in the first degree, and making false statements to law enforcement officers.

Dalton mom charged in child’s death – CBS46 News Atlanta

Dalton woman charged in child’s death – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Mother charged in death of child – The Daily Citizen

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The Augusta Chronicle

Warrant issued for Augusta woman charged in child’s death

The Augusta Chronicle

Bell is accused of causing the death of 8-month-old Ja’Karheyonne Houges-Double on Sept. 20. The baby was found by a relative strapped in a car …

Warrant issued for Augusta woman charged in child’s death – The Augusta Chronicle

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wtkr.com

Portsmouth child’s death is ruled homicide

Richmond.com

The medical examiner’s office notified police on Tuesday that the infant’s death was ruled as a homicide. Holley says Child Protective Services …

Death of 1-year-old Virginia boy investigated as a homicide – WJHL

Death of 1-year-old Virginia boy being investigated as a homicide – NEWS10 ABC

Portsmouth police investigating infant boy’s death as a homicide – wtkr.com

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Hindustan Times

Panipat DC orders probe into uncovered manholes after child’s death

Hindustan Times

It was alleged that the child had fallen into an uncovered manhole in the industrial area, where the family resided. Following a search, an infant’s body …

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Anti-tip-over law, inspired by Ogdensburg child’s death, signed into law

North Country Now

A toddler’s death in Ogdensburg has resulted in a new law sponsored by State Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, to prevent “tip-over” accidents. In 2012 …

Ogdensburg Toddler’s Death Inspires New State Law – WWNY TV 7

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‘Ritualistic sacrifice’ investigated in child’s death

Associated Press

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen says the child’s 27-year-old mother, Egypt Moneeck Robinson, is suspected in the death. She faces a murder …

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A child’s death in Ogdensburg inspires a new law.

INFORMNNY.com

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law that is meant to protect children from being injured or killed when furniture falls on top of them.

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Child Deaths Annual Report

Queensland Family and Child Commission

Child death reports and data. The Commission is responsible for a number of functions relating to child deaths in Queensland, including: maintaining …

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The Guardian

Former Glee star Mark Salling arrested for possession of child abuse images

The Guardian

Actor Mark Salling, best known for being on the TV show Glee, was arrested for possession of child abuse images on Tuesday. Photograph: Jason …

Ex-Glee star Mark Salling held on child abuse image claims – BBC News

Glee Star Held Over Child Sex Abuse Images – Sky News

Glee star Mark Salling caught possesing ‘over 1000 images of child abuse – The Sun

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9NEWS.com

Colorado officials urge public to use hotline to report child abuse

The Denver Post

Social Caseworkers at Denver’s Department of Human Services maintain a call center to report child abuse. It is part of the state wide network from …

State logs 205000 child abuse, neglect calls in 2015 – 9NEWS.com

Child abuse hotline receives 205000 calls in first year – KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

Colorado Department of Human Services’ child abuse hotline turns 1; Is it working? – The Denver Channel

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People Magazine

Man Who Inspired Hit Taylor Swift Song Arrested for Alleged Child Abuse

People Magazine

Andrew Hardwick – the man who inspired Taylor Swift’s hit country song “Teardrops on My Guitar” – was arrested for alleged child abuse in …

Man Who Inspired Taylor Swift’s ‘Teardrops’ Charged With Child Abuse – Taste of Country

Drew Hardwick, inspiration for Taylor Swift’s ‘Teardrops on My Guitar,’ arrested for child abuse – New York Daily News

Taylor Swift’s Inspiration for ‘Teardrops on My Guitar’ Arrested for Child Abuse – Wide Open Country

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The Guardian

​Scotland Yard spent nearly £5m on three child abuse inquiries in 2015

The Guardian

Scotland Yard has spent nearly £5m this year on three separate investigations into allegations of historical child sexual abuse by celebrities and …

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County investigates thousands of child abuse reports annually

Hamilton Journal News

Every year millions of reports of child abuse are made in the United States, involving more than 6 million children. The U.S. has one of the worst …

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Town Hall

Defining Political Child Abuse: A Tale of Two Cruz Families

Town Hall

Instead, Telnaes focused her supposed wrath over political child abuse last week on another Cruz family: GOP presidential candidate and U.S. …

Michelle Malkin: A Tale Of Political Child Abuse: Two Cruz Families – Investor’s Business Daily

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FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Tampa man charged with aggravated child abuse

Tampabay.com (blog)

A Tampa man is facing two counts of aggravated child abuse after a two-month-old baby left in his care was taken to a local hospital in critical …

Hillsborough Sheriff Charges Tampa Man with Aggravated Child Abuse – TB Reporter (press release) (registration) (blog)

Tampa man arrested for abusing infant – Bay News 9

Father charged with severely injuring infant son – ABC Action News

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TheBlaze.com

Martial Arts Instructor Charged With Child Abuse for Knocking Out a 5-Year-Old

TheBlaze.com

A Virginia man has been charged with felony child abuse for allegedly knocking a 5-year-old-boy unconscious, Price William police reported.

Justin Patrick Branick charged with child abuse after slinging boy over his shoulder – Daily Mail

Va. martial arts teacher faces child abuse charge – FOX 5 DC

Virginia martial arts teacher charged with child abuse after student, 5, knocked out by angry throw – New York Daily News

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Charlotte Observer

Gala set to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse Rowan

Charlotte Observer

“Jacques’ New Years Eve Red Carpet Gala to Support Prevent Child Abuse Rowan” is happening Thursday on New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m. at Mambo …

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WTVD-TV

Cumberland County daycare worker arrested on child abuse charges

WTVD-TV

A daycare worker in Cumberland County is facing child abuse charges after authorities say she dislocated a 22-month-old’s elbow when trying to …

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YouCaring

Kappa Delta Sorority invites you to help make 2016 a better year for the children of Pennsylvania and this nation as a whole. Our chapter hopes that …

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Bell County woman facing child abuse, several other charges

WYMT

FERNDALE, Ky. (WYMT) – A Bell County woman is behind bars following an anonymous tip that her children could be in danger. Sheriff’s deputies and …

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Child Abuse

Pan Macmillan

Child Abuse. Narrow down your search. Child abuse · Sins of the Mother. © 2015 Pan Macmillan. About · Contact and FAQs · Careers. Author:.

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nih.gov

Clin Anat. 2015 Dec 28. doi: 10.1002/ca.22683. [Epub ahead of print]. Skeletal and Radiological Manifestations of Child Abuse: Implications for Study …

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Persuasive Essays Child Abuse

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Robert Cormier abuse essays persuasive child My objective is to know that the risk and bear the entire time. free dissertation topics in psychology.

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Man Who Inspired Taylor Swift’s ‘Teardrops’ Charged With Child Abuse

Always Mountain Time

The “Drew” that inspired Taylor Swift’s “Teardrops on My Guitar” has been arrested and charged with child abuse after an incident in Hendersonville, …

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Was Man Arrested on Suspicion of Child Abuse Inspiration for Early Taylor Swift Hit?

Mix 92.9

A man named Andrew Hardwick , arrested in connection with a child abuse complaint in Hendersonville, Tennessee on Saturday, reportedly is the …

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In his Own Word: Thomas McCue on False Child Abuse Charges

WXERFM.com

The charges of child abuse and disorderly conduct were dropped last month after an investigation determined what was seen by someone was not …

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Bryan Hayes

Part time jobs in barnsley for 16 year olds best online sites what is traderush review. Child abuse school violence workshop online is signals any good …

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Child Abuse Material – Man Charged – Alice Springs

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services – Northern Territory Government

Detectives from the Southern Child Abuse Taskforce have charged a 56-year-old male in relation to possession of child abuse material in Alice …

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WZZM

Father and uncle charged in infant’s death

WZZM

(WZZM) — A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 5-month-old nephew. The infant’s father has also been charged …

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Medical News Today

Post-birth skin-to-skin contact reduces infant death

Medical News Today

A new study demonstrates how KMC reduces infant deaths for those with a low birthweight. The study, led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan …

Kangaroo mother care can reduce rates of low birth weight infant death – Global Viral News

Skin-to-Skin Kangaroo Care linked to Lower Infant Death Rates – I4U News

Kangaroo mother care can reduce infant death rate: Research – West Texas News

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Fox17

Two charged in Kent County infant death

Fox17

WYOMING, Mich. — Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a 5-month-old infant. Joseph Nguyen, the baby’s uncle, was …

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Morganton News Herald

Dallas, NC mother charged with involuntary manslaughter in infant’s death

Morganton News Herald

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A woman is facing involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the death of her 6-month-old child on Christmas Eve.

Mom Charged in infant’s Christmas Eve Death – WLTX.com

Mom charged in infant’s Christmas Eve death – WCNC

Lincoln County mom charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of baby – Charlotte Observer

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WAVY-TV

Portsmouth detectives investigate infant death as homicide

13newsnow.com

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) — Detectives in Portsmouth are investigating the death of a one-year-old boy. According to officials, police …

Infant’s Death Ruled a Homicide – The Charlottesville Newsplex

Death of Portsmouth infant ruled homicide – WTOP

Police: Death of Portsmouth infant being treated as homicide – Daily Press

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Patch.com

Woodbridge Babysitter Charged in Infant’s Death

Patch.com

Woodbridge, NJ – A woman who was watching as many as eight infants in her “unsanitary” home has been charged in connection with the death of a …

New Jersey Baby Sitter Charged in Death of 6-Month-Old Boy – NBC New York

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New York Daily News

Mother’s prosecution in accidental suffocation death of newborn shows risk of ‘tragedy on top of

New York Daily News

Parents who put their babies in unsafe sleeping positions risk criminal charges in addition to their children’s lives, experts say. A Northern Virginia …

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Aberdeen man faces murder, manslaughter charges in infant’s death

AberdeenNews.com

A 26-year-old Aberdeen man faces murder and manslaughter charges in the death of an infant earlier this month. Myron Lee Touche Jr. faces three …

Aberdeen Man Facing Murder Charge In Death Of Infant – KELOLAND TV

Aberdeen man facing murder charge in death of infant – KSFY

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Sampson Independent

Decreasing Sampson’s infant deaths

Sampson Independent

According to statistics, Sampson County is eighth in infant deaths from 2010 to 2014. During those years, more than 4,000 babies were born and close …

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Portsmouth infant’s death ruled a homicide

The Virginian-Pilot

Pathologists with the Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday told Portsmouth police they’d ruled an infant’s death that happened three days before a …

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Death of Portsmouth infant ruled homicide

The Virginian-Pilot

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Police say the death of a 1-year-old Portsmouth boy has been ruled as a homicide.

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ABC15 Arizona

PCSO: Maricopa girl dies from blunt force trauma, three arrested

ABC15 Arizona

Along with Main, the child’s biological mother, 27-year-old Tina Morse and 46-year-old Maria Tiglao were both charged with five counts of child abuse.

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Trauma unit chief recounts night of the deadly Las Vegas Strip crash

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Katie Ryan, head of UMC trauma emergency department, stands in the … There, away from the chaos of the trauma ward, the child was seen and …

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OK! Magazine

Millie Mackintosh reveals trauma of childhood bullying

OK! Magazine

MILLIE Mackintosh has opened up about being bullied as a child in an honest new interview, this week. The former Made In Chelsea star revealed …

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Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Shaken baby syndrome in WV more common than we think

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

The West Virginia Abusive Head Trauma Incidence Monitoring Team is a collaboration of CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital, WVU Children’s …

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Keeping Trauma-Informed Teachers in Oakland’s Schools

The Chronicle of Social Change

Continuous, or chronic, childhood trauma has been identified as a large public health issue across the country. Classified as extended exposure to …

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Parents of two babies charged with killing their children by neglect

Washington Post

The parents of two Northern Virginia babies have been charged with manslaughter in their children’s deaths, Prince William County police said …

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WTSP 10 News

Woman faces child neglect charge after young children found trying to cross highway

Tampabay.com

WEEKI WACHEE — A woman faces a charge of child neglect after five young children under her care, all wearing nothing but soiled diapers, tried to …

Florida woman arrested for child neglect – WTSP 10 News

Deputies: Woman charged after 5 small children tried to cross US 19 alone – Bay News 9

5 Children, Ages 1-5, Found In Dirty Diapers Trying To Cross Fla. Highway Alone – WSPA.com

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Times Record News

Father indicted in child neglect case

Times Record News

Albert Petroni Jr. has been arrested in Collin County on four indictments stemming from child endangerment charges issued from 97th District Court.

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Evansville man arrested, facing child neglect charges

14 News WFIE Evansville

An Evansville man was arrested Friday night, accused of putting his kids in a potentially dangerous situation. Police say they got calls about an …

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Florida Times-Union

Woman holding infant on Main Street bridge charged with child neglect after rescue

Florida Times-Union

A group of construction workers, along with a pair police officers, saved a woman and her 4-month-old baby from potentially jumping off the Main …

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Kingsport Times News

Lee County drug bust spurs child neglect charges

Kingsport Times News

A large amount of synthetic marijuana and cash have reportedly been found in the same home as a small child during the execution of a search …

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WAVY-TV

Newport News mother charged with child neglect, marijuana possession

WAVY-TV

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A mother of three has been arrested facing three counts of child neglect after officers found her young children …

Newport News mother charged with child neglect, marijuana possession – Press Telegraph (blog)

Newport News mom charged with neglect – 13newsnow.com

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The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Clarksburg woman’s drug conspiracy, child neglect case continued

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

CLARKSBURG — A preliminary hearing for a woman accused of drug conspiracy and gross child neglect was continued Wednesday by Harrison …

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KOLO

Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse or Neglect

KOLO

RENO, NV – In the wake of a deadly child abuse case in northern California where the bodies of two young children were found in a storage unit in …

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WBOY-TV

Fairmont Police Hope to Combat Child Neglect, Drug Abuse in 2016

WBOY-TV

The issues of child neglect and drug abuse continue to plague the area, though. Chief Shine said he sees the child neglect and abuse problems …

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Newport News mom arrested on drugs, child neglect charges after 3 boys left home alone, police say

WXGM

A 27-year-old Newport News woman was arrested on drugs and child neglect charges over the weekend after her three boys were found home alone, …

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WMUR Manchester

Man convicted of beating child says he never assaulted him

WMUR Manchester

“I would never harm a child. I didn’t assault James. I don’t think the jury thinks that I assaulted James. I think I should be sentenced accordingly.”.

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Man accused of beating woman, burning children with lighter

Ocala

An Ocala man wanted for burning two children with a lighter and beating a … In early September, officers were told that children ages 6 and 9 were …

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Qaraqe’: Slain Palestinian Child Beaten to Death after Being Shot by Military

International Middle East Media Center

He said that there are marks of torture and savage beating on his body, which is the case of other countless Palestinian victims of the Israeli forces.

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KATC Lafayette News

Man accused of attempting to remove child from car on top of bridge, beating woman

KATC Lafayette News

Officers also learned that Morgan stopped his vehicle on top of the U.S. Hwy 90 Bridge in Morgan City and attempted to remove a child from a car.

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Metro

Midwife is caught on CCTV ‘biting and beating‘ newborn baby in Bulgaria

Metro

The nurse was arrested after the child was seen to be suffering and a … A later check of CCTV images revealed the beating by the midwife was the …

Brutal nurse who savagely beat newborn in her care charged with attempted murder – The Sun

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FOX13 Memphis

Teen charged in death of child; police identify teen and victim

KLTV

A 14-year-old boy is charged in connection with the death of a 6-year-old foster child. That same boy is also facing charges of child abuse for beating …

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WPXI Pittsburgh

Springdale man behind bars for allegedly beating son with light saber toy

WPXI Pittsburgh

… County Jail after allegedly beating his 10-year-old son with a light saber toy, … Jones is charged with child endangerment, simple assault, reckless …

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Catholic Online

The Power of Prayer: How one child was brought back to life following Mass

Catholic Online

After Gemma suffered cardiac arrest, her heart stopped beating. Doctors and nurses frantically performed CPR in an attempt to revive the child, but her …

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The Northwest Florida Daily News

Child porn sentencing postponed after jail attack

The Northwest Florida Daily News

Jonathan Arn Bryant’s sentencing on 67 child pornography-related charges has been postponed following a severe beating he received at the …

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MLive.com

Uncle charged in baby’s death, father accused of lying to police

MLive.com

WYOMING, MI – The uncle of a 5-month-old boy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after allegedly covering the child with blankets and …

Uncle, father charged in 5-month-old’s death – WOODTV.com

Two charged in Kent County infant death – Fox17

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News & Observer

No bond for 2 charged with baby’s death

News & Observer

Tylena Williams was standing outside, holding her baby girl on Christmas Day when she saw a car roll down the hill into the Trinity Court parking lot.

2 more charged in death of Chapel Hill toddler – Asheboro Courier Tribune

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Grand Forks Herald

Video celebrating Palestinian baby’s death inflames Israel debate on Jewish violence

Grand Forks Herald

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Video footage of Jewish zealots mocking the death by arson of a Palestinian baby has sparked outrage in Israel, even as …

Video Shows Israeli Extremists Celebrating Palestinian Child’s Death – New York Times

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Video shows Jewish zealots celebrating Palestinian baby’s death – Yahoo Finance

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CBS Local

East Windsor Baby’s Death Does Not Appear Suspicious

Hartford Courant

EAST WINDSOR — An autopsy Thursday did not determine the cause of death of a 2-month-old boy, who was found unresponsive about 11 a.m. …

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah man charged with murder in newborn baby’s death makes first court appearance

Salt Lake Tribune

The child died on Dec. 20, four days after police were called to a home near 3200 North and 1250 West because the baby was not breathing, …

Police: Pleasant View baby’s death resulting in murder charge wasn’t accidental – Standard-Examiner

Pleasant View man charged with murder in death of 2-week-old son – Deseret News

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Daily Press

Hearing set for Hampton woman charged in baby’s death

Daily Press

Gracielle Garnett, 33, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kyrie Devon Crooms. Crooms died Dec. 6, almost a week after he was …

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Lincoln Times-News

Deputies investigating baby’s death

Lincoln Times-News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the Christmas Eve night death of a 6-month-old boy. Deputies and Lincoln County EMS …

More details emerge from investigation of baby’s death – Lincoln Times-News

Bond reduced for Lincoln County woman after baby found dead – WSOC Charlotte

Baby son dies as mum ‘gets high on prescription drugs’ – Daily Star

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NBC New York

New Jersey Baby Sitter Charged in Death of 6-Month-Old Boy

NBC New York

A 62-year-old baby sitter has been arrested in the death of a 6-month-old boy who was in her care, authorities say. Marianne McIntire-Caulfield, of …

Iselin baby sitter charged in death of 6-month-old boy – News 12 New Jersey

NJ baby-sitter charged in death of 6-month old boy – NorthJersey.com

Woodbridge Babysitter Charged in Infant’s Death – Patch.com

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The Detroit News

Mom of girl shot to death: ‘My baby deserves justice’

The Detroit News

Kiana Johnson, mother of Chanell Berry, 7, hugs her brother, Chanell’s uncle Dominique Johnson outside of the home where shooting occurred.

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Lincoln Times-News

Mother charged with involuntary manslaughter in baby’s death

Lincoln Times-News

A Dallas woman has been charged with felony involuntary manslaughter after the death of her 6-month-old son. Stephanie Amber Tillman, 30, of 1747 …

Mother charged in baby’s death (updated) – Gaston Gazette

Lincoln County mom charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of baby – Charlotte Observer

NC woman now charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of baby – WXII The Triad

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Hearing set for Hampton woman charged in baby’s death

WXGM

A Hampton probable cause hearing date has been set for next year for a woman charged in the death of a 4-month-old boy. Gracielle Garnett, 33, is …

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Fairfield babysitter accused in 18-month-old baby’s death

MSN.com

A woman who was babysitting an 18-month-old baby in a Fairfield home was arrested and accused of shaking the little boy to death, police said.

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Video shows Jewish zealots celebrating Palestinian baby’s death

MSN.com

Wedding party video of Jewish zealots celebrating a Palestinian baby’s death by arson sparks outrage in Israel and inflames the debate on Jewish …

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