August Sad Stories (part 1)

August 19, 2016 in Child Death, Crime and Courts, education, Foster Care, Guardian ad-Litem, Health and Mental Health, International Child Abuse, Politics and Funding, Public Policy, The States by Mike Tikkanen

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NJ man charged after child death

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LANSING, Mich. – A New Jersey man who served more than three years in prison for injuring his baby daughter in 2002 has been charged with murder …

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Child death remains under investigation, presents low health risk

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The unexpected death of a child from Sheshatshiu suspected to be caused by meningococcal disease remains under investigation by …

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Ways to help prevent child death in hot cars

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23 children across the U.S. have died this year in hot cars, the latest case reported in Texas on Sunday. It may seem like something that would never …

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Mom’s account of son’s death questioned amid custody dispute

Miami Herald

Idaho State Police still have not completed their investigation into the June 2 crash that killed 4-year-old Titus Harder. The boy was ejected when the …

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Mom’s account of son’s death questioned amid custody dispute

News & Observer

Mom’s account of son’s death questioned amid custody dispute … He refuted her description of Titus as a child who frequently tried to get out of his …

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Police: Death of child left in hot car apparently accident

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The death of a 4-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was left in a car for hours on a hot day apparently was an accident, although …

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Stafford man gets 6 months for foster child’s death

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(WRIC) — A Stafford man will serve just six months for the death of his … his sentencing on the fact that he believes the child’s death was an accident.

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Child death under investigation by Labrador-Grenfell Health

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A child’s unexpected death, likely from meningococcal disease, is under investigation by Labrador-Grenfell Health. In a news release, the health …

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Tulsa Dentist Charged With Murder In OKC Child’s Death

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OKLAHOMA CITY -. The Tulsa Dentist accused of killing the19-month-old son of the woman he was having an affair with will be tried for First-Degree …

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Pennsylvania Girl, Texas Boy Die in Hot Cars in Three-Day Span | The Weather Channel

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Four young children died in four days in separate hot-car incidents in Texas, … The child was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, where he was …

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Texas child’s death during dental surgery reawakens ‘deadly dentistry’ debate

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Several months after its seven-part Deadly Dentistry series, the Dallas Morning News is following the case of another child left dead after a dental visit.

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Bangladeshi child labourer ‘tortured to death‘ at textile mill

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Bangladeshi child labourer ‘tortured to death‘ at textile mill. Author: AFP [Dhaka], Published on: 25 July 2016. Police in Bangladesh have arrested a …

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Child dies a day after being named honorary Marine

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An 8-year-old from California was named an honorary Marine on Saturday.

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Child Dies of Anthrax in Russia’s Northern Siberia

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A 12-year boy has died from anthrax in a hospital in northern Siberia amid an outbreak in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district, the Interfax news …

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Child Hot-Car Deaths Reach 23 So Far This Year, Closing in on 2015 Total

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That raised the total number of children who have died of heatstroke in a vehicle so far this year from 23. KidsAndCars said that a total of 25 children …

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TOOWOOMBA COURT: Mason Lee’s mother died bail over child’s death

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TOOWOOMBA COURT: Mason Lee’s mother died bail over child’s death … Mason Lee has been refused bail after being charged over his death.

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Child Dies After Being Left in Hot Car by Babysitter

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A child was pronounced dead Friday after being left in a hot car for several hours on Friday. An investigation of the incident is underway.

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CA: County supervisors begin in-depth look at child welfare system
Davis Enterprise – July 31, 2016
Yolo County supervisors have begun what one expert called a “remarkable” in-depth examination of the county’s child-welfare services program, with workshops, interviews, analysis and more that will continue well into the fall – all with the goal of determining how best to serve Yolo children at risk for abuse and neglect.
http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/county-government/county-supervisors-begin-in-depth-look-at-child-welfare-system/

CA: Undercover LA County Detectives Catch Child Traffickers Online (Includes video)
NBC Los Angeles – July 29, 2016
Some 70 percent of trafficked children in Los Angeles come from foster care or group homes, although anyone’s child could become a victim, authorities said.
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Undercover-Detectives–388723022.html

MN: Kresha raises question about police’s role in child protection cases
Morrison County Record – July 29, 2016
State Representative Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, who co-chairs the Legislative Task Force on Child Protection, is raising questions over whether or not there is a better way to remove children from abusive or neglectful homes.
http://mcrecord.com/2016/07/29/kresha-raises-question-about-polices-role-in-child-protection-cases/

NC: Guilford still in need of foster homes
News & Record – July 30, 2016
The county currently has 83 licensed foster homes providing shelter and care for children who are separated from their families by the court system. It’s a large increase from nine months ago, when the county first began a push to actively recruit foster parents. But the number of children in foster care continues to grow and more homes are needed to meet the demand, according to Fran George, a social work supervisor for the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.greensboro.com/news/guilford-still-in-need-of-foster-homes/article_c93029ce-99a5-5ce7-9c5d-90ba4de48ba5.html

NY: ‘Disturbed’ kids at city foster-care center ‘drugged’ at hospital
New York Post – July 31, 2016
Dozens of kids housed in a city-run foster-care center are labeled “emotionally disturbed persons” and hauled next door to Bellevue Hospital, where some get drugs to sedate them, The Post has learned.
http://nypost.com/2016/07/31/disturbed-kids-at-city-foster-care-center-drugged-at-hospital/

NY: Oswego County grappling with lower state, federal funds for foster care (Requires registration)
Oswego County News – July 30, 2016
A spike in the number of children needing foster care in Oswego County, coupled with a decrease in state and federal funding, has left the Department of Social Services needing a $2.5 million increase in funds for that program.
http://www.oswegocountynewsnow.com/news/oswego-county-grappling-with-lower-state-federal-funds-for-foster/article_832460f8-55df-11e6-bfe2-23e2294f78e8.html

OR: Boy, 2, dies in care of stepfather after DHS was shown he’d hurt toddler; lawyers seek $10 million
The Oregonian – July 31, 2016
Lawyers for a 2-year-old boy who died after child protective workers and police were twice called to check on suspicious bruises attributed to his stepfather have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Dallas Police Department.
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/07/boy_2_dies_in_care_of_stepfath.html#incart_2box

VA: Shenandoah Valley DSS director moving forward
News Virginian – July 31, 2016
Harris said this week that her staff has met most all the suggestions of the review, which was released in February and identified no “extremely serious” problems with the overall department, Harris said. The review report did say, however, that the CPS division of the agency was fraught with problems and reported staff there had complained about a “hostile working environment” during the previous administration.
http://www.dailyprogress.com/newsvirginian/shenandoah-valley-dss-director-moving-forward/article_df28810a-5787-11e6-8207-3b1f42c78ac5.html

US: Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #6: Requiring Educational-Vocational Specialists
Chronicle of Social Change – August 10, 2016
Require states to designate one educational-vocational specialist (EVS) in each child welfare agency in order to qualify for reimbursement under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. The EVS would be responsible for assessing the individual challenges for any student in foster care, and connecting them with any resources or assistance that can help in the pursuit of employment or college.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/featured/child-welfare-ideas-from-the-experts-6-requiring-educational-vocational-specialists/11522

US: Pregnant in Prison? Some States Deliver Doulas
Governing – August 01, 2016
In a small but growing number of states, expectant inmates are getting help dealing with the trauma of giving birth and then having to say goodbye.
http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-prison-pregnant-doulas.html

US: Why Did International Adoption Suddenly End?
Priceonomics – July 30, 2016
From its historic peak in the mid-2000s, the number of international adoptions began to fall. It has been falling ever since. According to figures collected by the U.S. State Department, Americans adopted 5,647 children from other countries last year, the lowest figure since the early 1980s. That is a 75% decline in just over one decade. Information Gateway Resource: Intercountry Adoption : https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/adopt-ethics/types/intercountry/
http://priceonomics.com/why-did-international-adoption-suddenly-end/

US: Foster Youth are Traumatized Enough: Why Psych Meds Should be Better Regulated (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – July 29, 2016
According to San Jose Mercury News’ Drugging Our Kids series, which I participated in, foster kids in California are 3.5 times more likely than other adolescents in the U.S. to be put on a psychotropic drug.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-trauma-2/foster-youth-traumatized-enough-psych-meds-better-regulated/19981

US: Post Adoption Resources for Foster to Adopt Families
About Parenting – July 29, 2016
Families who have adopted children from foster care often tell us that one key to success is accessing financial and medical assistance and services that support parents, children, and youth.
http://adoption.about.com/od/adopting/fl/Post-Adoption-Resources-for-Foster-to-Adopt-Families.htm

US: Questions About Failed Adoptions and Rehoming
About Parenting – July 29, 2016
Rehoming is the term currently being used to describe a privately arranged second placement for an adopted child when the first adoptive placement fails. Such a failure is called a “disruption.” Usually, it is the initial adoptive family that arranges the “rehoming” of a child to another adoptive family.
http://adoption.about.com/od/adopting/fl/Questions-About-Failed-Adoptions-and-Rehoming.htm

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Australia: Mick Gooda and Margaret White to lead royal commission into NT juvenile detention
The Guardian – August 01, 2016
The Turnbull government has appointed two royal commissioners to head its inquiry into juvenile detention and child protection in the Northern Territory – Margaret White, a former justice of the supreme court of Queensland, and the social justice commissioner, Mick Gooda.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/01/mick-gooda-and-margaret-white-to-lead-royal-commission-into-nt-juvenile-detention

Egypt: First doctor convicted for female circumcision serves just 3 months of sentence
Mada Masr – July 31, 2016
Fadl was initially sentenced to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, and an additional three months for female circumcision. The case was lauded as a landmark verdict, as Fadl was the first doctor to be convicted for performing circumcision despite the practice being outlawed in 2008.
http://www.madamasr.com/news/first-doctor-convicted-female-circumcision-serves-just-3-months-sentence

United Kingdom: Scottish Government press ahead with named person scheme despite Supreme Court setback
Scottish Daily Record – July 31, 2016
Ministers are pressing ahead with the policy designed to act as a safety net for families and children, despite a setback this week in the form of a Supreme Court ruling.
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/scottish-government-press-ahead-named-8532136#O4qpMWc6gErSC7R0.97

United Kingdom: We need better data on FGM, not propaganda (Opinion)
The Guardian – July 31, 2016
Let’s stop sensationalist headlines. Let’s recognise the limitations of this uninterpretable data collection and question whether the wider cost can be justified; and push for better data rather than peddle propaganda. Failure to do so risks setting back the many commendable efforts to tackle FGM in the UK.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/31/we-need-better-data-on-fgm-not-propaganda

CA: An Upstream Approach: Using Data-Driven Home Visiting to Prevent Child Abuse
Chronicle of Social Change – August 02, 2016
In particular, data identifying heightened maltreatment risk for children born to young mothers who have experienced abuse themselves provides an opportunity to better target the county’s home visiting programs. While the county appears to be getting it right with pregnant foster youth, two premier home visiting programs do not triage their severely limited service capacity based on families at the highest statistical risk for abuse.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/featured/targeting-home-visiting-programs-prevent-child-abuse/20119

FL: Abandoned babies highlight importance of publicity for ‘Safe Haven’ law, officials say (Includes video)
Orlando Sentinel – August 02, 2016
Three abandoned babies found in Central Florida in recent months have drawn attention to the state’s “Safe Haven” law and led to questions about the way the program is publicized. Information Gateway Resource: Public Awareness & Creating Supportive Communities: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/communities/
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-florida-safe-haven-law-20160802-story.html

NC: Moore County Board of Commissioners chairman questions decision by DSS board
Fayetteville Observer – August 03, 2016
The chairman of the Moore County Board of Commissioners wants to know why a woman once assigned to protect a toddler who drowned in a pond was denied an opportunity to speak to the county’s Department of Social Services board. Also: Picerno Questions Decision by Social Services Board Chair: http://www.thepilot.com/news/picerno-questions-decision-by-social-services-board-chair/article_a0a2c678-5919-11e6-a008-af27ad4deb19.html
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/moore-county-board-of-commissioners-chairman-questions-decision-by-dss/article_d6b60ec6-9c94-5bee-873c-658b128495a7.html

NC: Our VOICE launches two-year project to combat modern-day slavery
Mountain Xpress – August 02, 2016
With support from these two grants, Wind says the big “goal is to end human trafficking in this area.” WEST NC will focus on sex trafficking but no victims of other forms of human trafficking will be turned away, she emphasizes.
http://mountainx.com/news/our-voice-launches-two-year-project-to-combat-modern-day-slavery/

NV: I-Team: Questions surround hospital after child suffers abuse once released into parents’ care (Includes video)
KLAS-TV – August 02, 2016
It appears Child Protective Services did what it was supposed to do to try to help protect the child in the first place, but St. Rose Siena Hospital may not have been as vigilant.
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/i-team-questions-surround-hospital-after-child-suffers-abuse-once-released-into-parents-care

OR: Becoming A Foster Parent In Oregon: A Long, Frustrating Process
Oregon Public Broadcasting – August 02, 2016
Speaking on OPB’s Think Out Loud, Reginald Richardson with Oregon’s Department of Human Services, says he’s heard the complaints and is looking into them. But he said his priority is the 6,000 unfinished investigations of abuse and neglect that were on the agency’s books when he started last year.
http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-foster-parent-application-process/

TN: Hundreds of kids in need of foster care or adoption in Northeast Tennessee (Includes video)
WCYB-TV – August 02, 2016
Thousands of kids in Tennessee are in need of foster care or adoption, including hundreds right here in the Tri-Cities.
http://www.wcyb.com/news/hundreds-of-kids-in-need-of-foster-care-or-adoption-in-northeast-tennessee/41019998

US: Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #8: State Family Drug Court Standards, Federal Funds for Substance Abuse
Chronicle of Social Change – August 03, 2016
Morin would make the presence of family drug court standards a prerequisite for states receiving any Title IV-E funds. He would also have Congress incentivize states to utilize a recovery-focused approach in cases where abuse and neglect are attributed to substance abuse.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/analysis/child-welfare-ideas-experts-8-2/19700

US: A Healthier Start: Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Opioid Misuse during Pregnancy
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – August 02, 2016
There has been a five-fold increase in babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) from 2000 to 2012. These babies are a part of why HHS has made addressing the opioid epidemic a Department-wide priority.
http://blog.samhsa.gov/2016/08/02/a-healthier-start-addressing-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-and-opioid-misuse-during-pregnancy/

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India: Petition Against Female Genital Mutilation Evokes An Angry Backlash
National Public Radio – August 02, 2016
Until the petition went public in December, many Indians didn’t know female genital mutilation – or FGM – happens in the country at all. In India, the Dawoodi Bohra Muslims are the only community that practices female genital mutilation in the form of circumcision, a practice they call khatna that dates back 1,400 years, according to the clergy. There are about a million Dawoodi Bohra Muslims globally; the majority live in India and some in Pakistan, with diaspora populations across the world.
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/08/02/486927642/petition-against-female-genital-mutilation-evokes-an-angry-backlash?ft=nprml&f=

Somalia: Somalia urged to pass law banning “horrendous” FGM
Reuters – August 02, 2016
Somalia’s next government should ensure a law is passed banning all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), a U.N. official said on Tuesday, describing the deeply entrenched practice as a “horrendous rights violation”.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3720330/Somalia-urged-pass-law-banning-horrendous-FGM.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

CA: A Vision for California Policy from Youth in Foster Care
The Chronicle of Social Change – August 03, 2016
Over 100 members of California Youth Connection (CYC) and their adult supporters gathered last weekend at the University of Southern California to discuss crucial issues facing youth in the foster care system, and create policy recommendations to remove these barriers to success for young people in the future.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news-2/a-vision-for-california-policy-from-youth-in-foster-care/20172

CA: Homeschooled children to face more oversight
Monterey Herald – August 03, 2016
Monterey County top education officials are proposing changes that would dramatically increase oversight of children being homeschooled. The revisions are being proposed in the wake of a severe maltreatment case that ended with a moribund girl and her siblings dead in a storage unit in Northern California. Two of the children were enrolled in the Monterey County Home Charter School after being pulled out of a regular school.
http://www.montereyherald.com/social-affairs/20160803/homeschooled-children-to-face-more-oversight

IL: Department of Human Services Moves to Implement Rule on Overtime Policy (Press release)
Illinois Department of Human Services – August 02, 2016
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) will publish a proposed rule to govern overtime in the Home Services Program. The Home Services Program pays providers to care for our customers with disabilities where our customers reside.
http://www.publicnow.com/view/2154C7779D6D9BEAD406388C3BDA9B347EA9F40A?2016-08-03-16:31:21+01:00-xxx8126

IN: How To Protect Your Child From Sexual Predators (Opinion)
Indianapolis Star – August 04, 2016
Individuals who sexually abuse children often know they need to create a sense of safety and trust with the people around them, so that concerns are dismissed.
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/investigations/2016/08/04/how-protect-your-child-sexual-predators/87906268/

MN: St. Louis County social workers rally for more staff
Duluth News Tribune – August 03, 2016
On Wednesday, many of those county workers, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 66, used their lunch hour to hold informational rallies in front of county offices in Virginia and Hibbing to increase public awareness of a lack of staffing, especially child protection workers.
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4087525-st-louis-county-social-workers-rally-more-staff

NC: Pender Co. sees increase in child abuse, neglect reports
WWAY – August 03, 2016
Health and Human Services Director Carolyn Moser said the reports have been on the rise for the last six to eight weeks. “Staff are stressed,” Moser said. Moser is talking about the staff at the department of social services.
http://www.wwaytv3.com/2016/08/03/pender-co-sees-increase-in-child-abuse-neglect-reports/

NE: Lancaster County family drug court revamp earns national attention
Lincoln Journal Star – August 03, 2016
The changes got the local drug court team – Heideman, Nebraska HHS Child and Family Services supervisor Jamie Bahm and Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children Co-Director Jennie Cole-Mossman — an invitation to present at the Child Welfare League of America’s national conference this week. in Garden Grove, California.
http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/lancaster-county-family-drug-court-revamp-earns-national-attention/article_f3f090c5-c50a-53fa-b269-d2058b31497b.html

NJ: Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children changes name to Visions and Pathways
Community Bulletin – August 03, 2016
After operating for more than 40 years as Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children, a Bridgewater-based nonprofit, has expanded and is changing its name to Visions and Pathways. The agency’s mission will continue to be to provide abused, neglected, homeless and missing youth ages 13-21 with housing, a stable environment, and supportive services that guide them in becoming self-sufficient.
http://www.nj.com/messenger-gazette/index.ssf/2016/08/somerset_home_for_temporarily_displaced_children_changes_name_to_visions_and_pathways.html

NV: CASA volunteers give abused children hope for future in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review-Journal – August 03, 2016
The need for CASA is great. While there is no monetary compensation for serving as a CASA, nobody explained the reward better than Sullivan: “If you give a child a CASA, then you’ve given that child a voice. And if you’ve given the child a voice, then you’ve given that child hope. And if you’ve given the child hope, then you’ve given that child a future.”
http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/columns-blogs/herb-jaffe/casa-volunteers-give-abused-children-hope-future-las-vegas

OH: Sharonville woman continues push for foster care reform
Community Press – August 03, 2016
Desperate to bring meaning to the murder of 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel by his foster parents, one woman continues her effort to shine a spotlight in dark places that many people can’t see or intentihelping abused children in onally avoid.
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/sharonville/2016/08/03/sharonville-woman-continues-push-foster-care-reform/88006604/

OK: DHS Announces More Budget Cuts (Includes video)
News9 – August 03, 2016
The state budget crisis forced the Department of Human Services to make $45 million worth of cuts on Wednesday. But DHS says without additional funding, by spring, the department will have major issues that will affect the people they serve. Also: Oklahoma to Eliminate 91 Jobs: http://newsok.com/dhs-to-cut-91-positions-as-it-struggles-with-funding/article/5512333?custom_click=rss
http://www.news9.com/story/32681191/oklahoma-dhs-announces-more-budget-cuts

PA: Changes to state law not having desired effect in Bradford County
The Daily Review – August 03, 2016
Changes made in 2014 to the state’s Child Protective Services Law, which were aimed at uncovering more cases of child abuse by county investigators, have not had that effect in Bradford County.
http://www.thedailyreview.com/news/2016-08-03/Today%27s_Top_Stories/Changes_to_state_law_not_having_desired_effect_in_.html

PA: Mayor Rallies Child Welfare Professionals, Parents At ‘Summit’ (Includes audio)
KYW 1060 – August 03, 2016
Mayor Jim Kenney gave a pep talk, of sorts, Wednesday to parents and professionals who are trying to improve Philadelphia’s child welfare system, at an event billed as a “Strengthening Families Summit.”
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/08/03/child-welfare-professionals-parents-summit/

TX: Need for foster parents in Jasper (Includes video)
Fox4 – August 02, 2016
According to Child Protective Services, the number of foster children in Jasper has nearly doubled since since September 2015.
http://fox4beaumont.com/news/local/need-for-foster-parents-in-jasper

US: Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #8: State Family Drug Court Standards, Federal Funds for Substance Abuse
The Chronicle of Social Change – August 03, 2016
Morin would make the presence of family drug court standards a prerequisite for states receiving any Title IV-E funds. He would also have Congress incentivize states to utilize a recovery-focused approach in cases where abuse and neglect are attributed to substance abuse.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/analysis/child-welfare-ideas-experts-8-2/19700

US: ChildFund Alliance Members Work to Reduce Child Migration from Mexico and Central America with $9.7 Million Grant (Press release)
Enhanced Online News – August 03, 2016
Through a $9.7 million USD grant from the Canadian government’s foreign relations department Global Affairs Canada, ChildFund Alliance members are working to reduce recent waves of child migration in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
http://www.enhancedonlinenews.com/portal/site/eon/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20160803006684&newsLang=en&permalinkExtra=ChildFund-Alliance-Members-Work-Reduce-Child-Migration

US: How USA Gymnastics protected coaches over kids (Opinion)
Indianapolis Star – August 03, 2016
Top executives at one of America’s most prominent Olympic organizations failed to alert authorities to many allegations of sexual abuse by coaches – relying on a policy that enabled predators to abuse gymnasts long after USA Gymnastics had received warnings. An IndyStar investigation uncovered multiple examples of children suffering the consequences, including a Georgia case in which a coach preyed on young female athletes for seven years after USA Gymnastics dismissed the first of four warnings about him.
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/investigations/2016/08/04/usa-gymnastics-sex-abuse-protected-coaches/85829732/

US: States Focus on Improving Child Welfare (Press release)
National Governors Association – August 03, 2016
The National Governors Assoiation (NGA) today announced that eight states-Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin-will participate in a 18-month technical assistance effort focused on improving safety and preventing fatalities within the child welfare system. Information Gateway resource: Building and Sustaining System Reform Efforts: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/reform/building/
http://www.nga.org/cms/home/news-room/news-releases/2016–news-releases/col2-content/states-focus-on-improving-child.html

US: What Does Trauma-Informed Mean to Foster Youth? (Opinion)
Youth Today – August 03, 2016
Trauma-informed approaches offer frameworks grounded in an understanding of trauma, which provide safe spaces for engaging youth, delivering services and creating opportunities for individuals to successfully rebuild their lives.
http://youthtoday.org/2016/08/what-does-trauma-informed-mean-to-foster-youth/

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Canada: Country Announces Terms of Probe Into Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women
The Canadian Press – August 03, 2016
Family members wiped away tears Wednesday, Aug. 3, as the federal government outlined the terms of an inquiry into the phenomenon of missing and murdered aboriginal women-along with a price tag that is nearly $14 million higher than expected.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2131229-feds-announce-terms-of-probe-into-missing-murdered-indigenous-women/

Germany: Country Took Charge of Over 42,300 Unaccompanied Underage Refugees in 2015
Latin American Herald Tribune – August 04, 2016
Child protection services in Germany took custody of over 42,300 unaccompanied refugee children in 2015, the Federal Statistics Office of Germany said in a statement on Tuesday.
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=12395&ArticleId=2417882

United Kingdom: New Website for Childline
Parenting Without Tears – August 04, 2016
To make it easier for young people to contact Childline, the NSPCC has unveiled a new brand and website (https://www.childline.org.uk/) which enables simpler access from mobile and tablet devices. It also allows users to create a “mood journal” so they can record, in confidence, how they feel each day and counsellors can respond if they have any concerns.
http://www.parentingwithouttears.com/articles/new-website-for-childline

DC: Homeless and stuck in a D.C. motel with family (Includes video)
WJLA – August 04, 2016
D.C. is right in the middle of a sweeping overhaul on how the District handles homelessness. Its goal is to re-house families who end up on the streets in 60 days or less by the year 2020.
http://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/homeless-and-stuck-in-a-dc-motel-with-family

MD: School system sees rise in abuse reports, report shows
The Washington Post – August 05, 2016
Child welfare officials received nearly 340 reports of suspicious incidents involving employees of the Montgomery County school system during the most recent academic year as the school district stepped up its efforts to protect against child abuse.
http://www.districtadministration.com/news/school-system-sees-rise-abuse-reports-report-shows

MI: Local law enforcement build play area to help children of abuse escape pain
NBC25 – August 04, 2016
Local law enforcement members came together today to help children suffering from emotional trauma find an escape. The Weiss Advocacy Center called upon the help of officers from Burton, Grand Blanc City and Township, Flint, Genesee County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan State Police to help them build a ‘playscape’ for children who have been victims of abuse and other crimes.
http://nbc25news.com/news/local/local-law-enforcement-build-play-area-to-help-children-of-abuse-escape-pain

NC: Our View: Moore DSS Board Needs a Big Dose of Openness
The Fayetteville Observer – August 04, 2016
We need to share an unpleasant fact of life with the Moore County Department of Social Services advisory board: For most people, appearance is reality. And since it looks like the board is trying to circle its wagons and block out criticism for its role in the April drowning death of a neglected toddler, for most residents of Moore County, the stonewalling image will ring true.
http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-moore-dss-board-needs-a-big-dose-of/article_f01148bf-fcbe-586f-b988-6cc2eea27845.html

NY: Suit over NYC foster care system continues
Queens Chronicle – August 04, 2016
Beatings, sexual abuse, neglect and malnutrition. That’s what countless kids in the city’s foster care system have experienced on a daily basis, according to Marcia Robinson Lowry.
http://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/suit-over-nyc-foster-care-system-continues/article_954882d5-e188-5626-b8c8-fdd23c87c6ab.html

PA: Child abuse cases are on the rise in Franklin County (Includes video)
WHAG – August 04, 2016
In Franklin County there has been a spike in the number of child abuse cases. The Franklin County Children and Youth services have seen a 42 percent increase frpm 2014 to 2015.
http://www.your4state.com/news/pennsylvania/child-abuse-cases-are-on-the-rise-in-franklin-county

TN: Foster care advocate wants to help kids ‘break the cycle’
The Tennessean – August 05, 2016
The North American Council on Adoptable Children is hosting a conference in Nashville this week. As part of that, the council, the state Department of Children Services and others are hosting a bus tour through the state’s foster care system Friday, Aug. 5.
http://www.tennessean.com/story/life/2016/08/05/foster-care-advocate-wants-help-kids-break-cycle/87909852/

TX: Lawmakers Look for Ways to Help Abused Children (Opinion) (Includes video)
The Star-Telegram – August 04, 2016
It’s time for Texas to step up and do more to protect the state’s most vulnerable people. That starts with reducing caseloads and boosting salaries for the people who investigate child abuse cases and recommend where those children should live, several local and state officials said Thursday.
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article93813137.html

UT: A foster child, now grown, contemplates the family you leave and the families you find
Deseret News – August 04, 2016
The system can put shelter over a child’s head. Providing stability or permanency is more difficult – something many of America’s estimated 415,000 children in foster care know very well. Case workers try first to put families back together again, and just over half the time they succeed. But the other nearly half of the children will never reunite with their parents.
http://beta.deseretnews.com/article/865659371/A-foster-child-now-grown-contemplates-the-family-you-leave-and-the-families-you-find.html?pg=all

VA: 51 formally ignored cases of child abuse reopened in Rockbridge by state (Includes video)
WSLS – August 04, 2016
An investigation into the Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services has led to more than 50 cases of potential child abuse being re-opened.
http://wsls.com/2016/08/04/51-formally-ignored-cases-of-child-abuse-reopened-in-rockbridge-by-state/

US: Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #10: Better Policing of Adoption Subsidies
The Chronicle of Social Change – August 05, 2016
Johnson would pursue, through legislation or administrative program instructions, changes to the way in which adoption subsidies are monitored at the state level. He calls specifically for two policy changes: Requiring that states terminate adoption subsidies when the adoptive parent is no longer providing support to an adopted child. Requiring states to annually “track dissolutions to determine subsidy eligibility, and investigate “all suspected fraud cases.”
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/analysis/child-welfare-ideas-experts-10/19706

US: Depression screening tools not accurate for children and adolescents
Medical News Today – August 04, 2016
In Canada and the U.S., doctors are increasingly being encouraged to try to identify depression in children and adolescents – even if they do not have obvious indications of the disease. In order to do so, the physicians often use short questionnaires that ask about symptoms of depression. But, according to new research, there is insufficient evidence to show that any of these questionnaires accurately screen 6- to 18-year-olds for the disease. The researchers believe that this calls into question the use of these assessment tools for this group and raises worries about possible misdiagnosis of the disease in this age range. Information Gateway resource: Tips and Tools for Parents and Caregivers of Teens: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/youth/development/understanding/tips/
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/312103.php

US: Poised to hit Obama’s target of 10,000 Syrian refugees
Associated Press – August 04, 2016
After a slow start, it appears increasingly likely that the Obama administration will hit its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States before the end of September.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3724214/US-poised-hit-Obamas-target-10-000-Syrian-refugees.html

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Australia: Child abuse trial hears former Bishop
Australian Associated Press (AAP) – August 05, 2016
Bishop Richard Appleby, who served as auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Newcastle in the Hunter region of NSW from 1983 to 1992, said on Thursday he was not aware during that time of allegations of child sex abuse against clergy and lay workers in the diocese.A child sex abuse victim has given evidence that he spoke with Bishop Appleby in 1984 about being abused by a parish priest.
http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/nsw/2016/08/05/child-abuse-trial-hears-former-bishop.html

Australia: SA child protection system needs to change to give kids ‘life they deserve’, royal commissioner says
ABC News Australia – August 04, 2016
South Australia’s children deserve better and the state’s child protection system needs to be changed to protect kids from abuse, royal commissioner Margaret Nyland says.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-05/sa-child-protection-system-needs-to-change-margaret-nyland-says/7693084

Japan: Child abuse in Japan at worst level on record in FY 2015
Japan Today – August 05, 2016
Child abuse in Japan reached its worst level on record in fiscal 2015, with the number of cases handled by welfare officials surpassing 100,000 for the first time, a government survey showed Thursday.
http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/child-abuse-in-japan-at-worst-level-on-record-in-fy-2015

Pakistan: Govt urged to enforce child protection laws
Daily Times – August 05, 2016
The Children Advocacy Network (CAN) Pakistan along with ActionAid, a leading policy and advocacy group working for promotion and protection of children’s rights, have urged the federal and provincial governments to set up an adequate mechanism for implementation recommendations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/05-Aug-16/govt-urged-to-enforce-child-protection-laws

United Kingdom: New kit to help kids up for award
News Guardian – August 05, 2016
Linda Tallent and her team at the Learning and Training Consultancy (LTC) in North Shields have created an early intervention toolkit – known as itkit. The kit, to help schools and nurseries support children who are not reaching age-related expectations, has been shortlisted for the Nursery World Awards.
http://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/local/new-kit-to-help-kids-up-for-award-1-8049547

 

How trauma may affect your child

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Tanzania: Critically Burnt Child’s Mother in Deep Trauma

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EMS/trauma nurse coordinator at Joliet medical center is commited to child safety

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Livett, the EMS/trauma nurse coordinator at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, joined the hospital’s staff in 2001. Livett said she loves the …

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Report: Childhood trauma linked to poor adult health

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(KMAland) — A new report from the Central Iowa ACEs 360 Coalition shows a link between childhood trauma and poor adult health. The report — titled …

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‘Sweet Cases’ from Local Ob/Gyn Office Soften the Trauma of Child Abuse

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3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Employees at a Bryan Ob/Gyn practice found a hole in the transition process for local abused children. So they filled that hole …

‘Sweet Cases’ from Local Ob/Gyn Office Soften the Trauma of Child Abuse – PharmiWeb.com (press release)

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We need trauma sensitive schools in Pakistan

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In Pakistan, a leading cause of childhood trauma is poverty. Increasing violence in society and use of addictive substances by parents may also cause …

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Shelby County Juvenile Court Seeks To Provide Trauma-Informed

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A trauma- informed court means that staff will know how to recognize and interact with children who have faced tremendous trauma or are battle a …

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Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness — So Why Isn’t The Medical Community …

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Donna Jackson Nakazawa Writer exploring the science of illness and extraordinary healing. Books: Childhood Disrupted, The Last Best Cure, The …

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Head trauma evidence to be included in murder trials

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Scientific evidence about head trauma in children will be part of two upcoming murder trials, a Calhoun County judge ruled Friday. Circuit Judge John …

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ACES conference focuses on consequences of child abuse, neglect

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“If you rank four or five, the odds are good that you suffered some trauma in your childhood,” she said. Researchers predict, as a result, “ you may run …

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5-month-old baby’s death in Queens ruled a homicide

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Detectives are investigating the family’s claims of a ritual involving Baque at the family’s home. The child was possibly being treated for an “evil eye.

Parents blame priestess for death of baby, but cops don’t buy it – New York Daily News

Queens baby Alaia Baque died of abusive head trauma, medical examiner says – amNY

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Heartbroken Family Hopes Baby’s Death From Whooping Cough Raises Awareness

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A California couple grieving the loss of their infant son from whooping cough is vowing to raise awareness of the disease. Ty’Ree Rodgers of San …

Heartbroken Family Hopes Baby’s Whooping Cough Death Raises Awareness – ABC News

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Gloucester baby death case pair accused of neglect

BBC News

A man and a woman arrested after the death of a baby in Gloucester have been charged with child neglect. Hannah Henry, 20, and Alistair Walker, 26, …

Two murder arrests after baby’s death in Gloucester – BBC News

Baby dies in hospital as Gloucester couple arrested on suspicion of murder – Gloucestershire Live

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Baby death: company that installed gas pipes in Sydney hospitals sacked

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A baby boy died and a newborn girl suffered suspected brain damage after they were mistakenly given nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas”, instead of …

Engineer who installed gas outlets stood down following the death of newborn at Sydney hospital – NEWS.com.au

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Newcastle baby death: Neighbours react with shock after baby’s death treated as murder

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Neighbours have spoken of their shock after a murder probe was launched into a baby’s death on their street. A 13-week-old baby boy was taken to …

Newcastle baby death: Murder probe launched after death of 13-week-old boy – ChronicleLive

Two arrested on suspicion of murder after baby dies in Newcastle – Metro

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Baby dies after father takes him into pond, police say

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The child’s father carried the infant into the water around 8:45 p.m. and walked until he was submerged up to his chest. The child died soon after.

Baby’s death haunts neighborhood – Columbia Daily Tribune

Father charged with murder in baby’s death – WDJT

Milwaukee Police investigating baby’s death as a homicide – WISN Milwaukee

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Friends set up GoFundMe after baby’s death

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Family and friends of a 5-month-old baby from Kenton who died over the weekend have created a GoFundMe page to help the family pay for medical …

Family asks for prayers after baby’s death – Jackson Sun

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Jackson police investigate baby’s death

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PARKER EXPLAINS WHY POLICE ARE NOT CHARGING THE MOTHER. ANNE: IT APPEARS SOMEONE ROLLED OVER ON THAT BABY WHILE IT …

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Concord police investigating baby’s death on Penacook Street

Concord Monitor

The police presence seen the past two days on Penacook Street in Concord is a result of the untimely death of a baby at a home there Monday.

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Alton baby death under investigation by state agency

fox2now.com

ALTON, IL (KTVI) – Police and state authorities are looking into the death of a baby, found unresponsive at her babysitter’s home. police and state …

Alton police say death of baby girl appears to be accidental – STLtoday.com

Infant death believed to be accidental – RiverBender.com

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Baby Death Under Investigation

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(Alton, IL) — There are a few details regarding an investigation underway in Alton into the death of a baby.

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Statements from family and CPS

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Following on from the previous press release relating to the convictions of Ronnie Tayler-Morrison and Hardeep Hunjan relating to the death of …

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Man sentenced in the death of a 10 week old baby

WAXI

Man sentenced in the death of a 10 week old baby. August 4, 2016 State and Local News. wilson. Yesterday morning a Vigo County court handed …

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Norwalk Sex Offender Child Beating Case: Extent of Injuries to 2-Year-Old Girl Is Extensive

Patch.com

Salinas is alleged to have so severely shook and beat the child that it caused her to require extensive assistance to walk, writes reporter John …

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Queens stepmom convicted of broom handle beating 12-year-old kid

New York Daily News

A Queens woman charged with starving and beating her pre-teen … Ranot and her husband Rajesh tortured the child for nearly two years in their …

Jury Convicts Queens Woman of Starving, Beating Stepdaughter – NBC New York

Indian-origin US woman found guilty of starving, beating 12 yr-old step-daughter – Hindustan Times

Ozone Park Woman Found Guilty of Beating and Starving Her Stepdaughter – DNAinfo

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OUTCAST’s Cast and Crew on Beating up a Child, Exorcisms, and D&D

Nerdist

There aren’t many shows on television where you can seriously ask the adult actor in the lead role, “So how do you prepare yourself mentally to fight a …

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Man indicted on child abuse charge

Las Cruces Sun-News

LAS CRUCES – A Las Cruces man accused of beating a 12-year-old boy was indicted Thursday by a Doña Ana County grand jury, according to the …

Man accused of injuring boy this 4th of July out on bond – KVIA El Paso

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6 teachers at Tel Aviv haredi school indicted for severe child abuse

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

(JTA) — Six haredi Orthodox teachers were indicted for abusing and assaulting children at the Hasidic school in Tel Aviv where they worked.

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Warrant suggests Raleigh girl’s beating may have been recorded

News & Observer

… 42, of 3206 Dove Tree Lane with attempted murder and felony child abuse. Police said they had been caring for the girl since April 13 and beat her …

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Afro American

Ga. Mother Beats Daughter on Facebook Live

Afro American

Shanavia Miller beating daughter Facebook … If you or someone you know is a victim of child abuse call the National Child Abuse Hotline at …

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Kansas baby suffers violent shaking and abuse; Prosecutors charge her father

fox4kc.com

Danny Sumter, 30, is charged in Linn County, about 80 miles south of Kansas City, with aggravated battery and child abuse. His daughter named …

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Teacher arrested in Chitral for savagely beating kids

ARY NEWS

CHITRAL: A schoolteacher, accused of beating young schoolchildren brutally, was on Wednesday arrested in Chitral, ARY News reported. A case was …

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A Doña Ana County Judge reduces bond for a man facing child abuse charges

KFOX El Paso

Dustin Wagner was indicted today on one count of child abuse, a third-degree felony. Wagner had his bond reduced on July 22 after Dona Ana …

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Burnsville Mom Charged after Neighbors Report Child Neglect Concerns

KSTP.com

A Burnsville mother has been charged with child neglect and child endangerment after concerned neighbors reported to police that her three young …

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Parents arrested on child neglect charges in Vinton County, Ohio

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VINTON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – Two parents from McCarthur, Ohio, were arrested Friday on child neglect charges after one of their young kids was …

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Tulsa World

Woman to await child neglect trial in prison after judge orders her incarcerated for probation …

Tulsa World

22 with child neglect in connection with the death of Arrow Hyden. … Hyden and Crawford are set for trial in the child neglect case on March 27.

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Suffolk man arrested on abuse, child neglect charges

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Suffolk man is facing charges, including abuse and neglect of children, after being arrested by authorities on Monday.

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Atoka police say drunk mom was arrested for child neglect

KXII-TV

30-year-old Amy Cochran is charged with child neglect, public intoxication and resisting arrest. Officers say Cochran was looking for car keys in the …

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Bismarck man charged with child neglect in pool incident

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man has been charged with felony child neglect after a toddler in his care had to be rescued from an apartment …

Rescue of boy from pool results in arrest of man – WDAY

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Tulsa World

Woman to await child neglect trial in prison after judge orders her incarcerated for probation …

Tulsa World

A Tulsa woman who had posted bond to stay out of jail while she awaited a child neglect trial instead will spend that time in prison. Anna Marie Hyden …

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Tulsa woman to await child neglect trial in custody after judge sentences her to prison for probation …

Tulsa World

A Tulsa woman who had posted bond to stay out of jail while she awaits a child neglect trial instead will spend that time in prison. Anna Marie Hyden …

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Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Terrington St Clement woman could face jail over child neglect

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Lynsey Schonfelder, of Alan Jarvis Way, Terrington St Clement, appeared at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Friday accused of neglecting a child …

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Pair charged with child neglect in Sydney

NEWS.com.au

A man and a woman have been charged with child neglect after three children were found in unhygienic conditions in a southwestern Sydney home.

Couple charged for neglecting children – Liverpool City Champion

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Report suspected child abuse or neglect. Call 000 in an emergency. To report a reasonable suspicion that a child has been or is being abused or …

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Couple charged with child neglect after abandoning toddler to play Pokemon Go

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A couple in Arizona have been charged with child neglect after abandoning their toddler to play Pokemon Go. Brent (27) and Brianne Daley (25) were …

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Parents Charged With Neglect of Dependent Following Death of Child in Custody

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In Gary, police announced today that two at-large suspects charged with neglect of a dependent, following the death of their child earlier this month, …

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Pair charged with child neglect in Sydney

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A man and a woman have been charged with child neglect after three children were found in unhygienic conditions in a southwestern Sydney home.

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SHARED VIEW: You can stop child abuse, neglect

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About 1580 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States in 2014, according to childwelfare.gov.

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Couple charged with child neglect after abandoning toddler to play Pokemon Go. A couple in Arizona have been charged with child neglect after …

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Guilford still in need of foster homes

Greensboro News & Record

The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services holds monthly information sessions for people interested in becoming foster parents.

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Basset Hound Rescue of AL looking for foster homes

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The Basset Hound Rescue of Alabama is looking for foster homes for their adoptable dogs. The all-volunteer organization is only able to take in as …

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Senior couple step up as foster parents

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Susan and her husband, Dick, a retired college professor, are now foster parents who specialize in the temporary care of homeless infants and …

Angels Foster Family Network does things a little differently than the County program – San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

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Alton Telegraph

A call for foster families in Madison County

Alton Telegraph

Nearly 500 children in Madison County, such as 9-year-old Yaendi, are in need of loving foster families. Children in foster care stay with their foster …

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Children’s Aid Society seeking diverse foster families

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With Windsor’s Children’s Aid Society reporting its number of foster families are at an all time low, it’s reaching out to the city’s cultural communities for …

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APPEAL: Hundreds Of Children Need Foster Homes

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We are actively looking for responsible, nurturing adults who have a spare room and can give children and young people in need of a foster home the …

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Applications invited for foster home for children programme

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Under Foster Care guidelines, 2015, and under the Juvenile Justice Act, applications are invited from parents seeking to provide foster home for …

The Racialization of Adoption – Charisma News

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Kansas City Star

Overhaul the Kansas foster care system

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A top-to-bottom overhaul of the Kansas Department for Children and Families should follow a blistering audit that revealed the agency fails to properly …

Audit blasts Kansas foster care system over missed visits, background checks – Hays Daily News

Kansas Legislation finds some problems with Kansas foster care system – KVOE

Audit: Kansas foster care system puts children at risk – Daily Dunklin Democrat

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Meeting to highlight need for foster families

Gainesville Daily Register

Kitie Hermes said being foster parents is a “calling” which she and her husband Larry Hermes accepted without reservation. To help generate interest …

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New York Post

‘Disturbed’ kids at city foster-care center ‘drugged’ at hospital

New York Post

Dozens of kids housed in a city-run foster-care center are labeled “emotionally … and removed from their parents but not yet placed in foster homes.

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Foster homes needed

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Do you love dogs and love to make a difference? Do you have some extra room in your home and heart to help care for a dog? If so, please consider …

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Boston Clinic Finds Higher Rates Of Adoption Among Transgender Children04:47

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He’s transgender — and adopted. “I thought I was just a packaged deal, like, this only happens to one kid in every place in the world,” he said. But then …

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Nearly 100 ducks illegally released up for adoption soon

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SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 100 domesticated ducks that officials say were illegally released in New Jersey are expected to be available for …

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30 Million Child Abuse Images Recovered, 77 Suspects Charged

NBCNews.com

LONDON — Around 30 million images of child abuse have been recovered as part of a crackdown by police in Scotland, officials announced Friday.

Police find 300 million images of child abuse in major anti-paedophile operation – Telegraph.co.uk

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Woman charged with child abuse previously investigated by DCS

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PHOENIX – A woman who was arrested for child abuse had been the subject of 30 prior communications to the Department of Child Safety, court …

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Grand jury indicts parents on child abuse

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A Clark County grand jury has indicted the parents of a baby severely injured on child abuse charges. Robert Aufdenberg and Katie Lynn Maynard …

Trial Set for Burk Mother Acccused of Child Abuse – KFDX

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30 Million Online Child Abuse Images Found

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30 Million Online Child Abuse Images Found. A Police Scotland operation finds more than 30 million pictures involving children being abused online …

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Vatican Treasurer Investigated for Child Abuse

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Cardinal George Pell, the Australian-born Vatican treasurer, is being investigated in relation to multiple allegations of child abuse in his home country, …

Cardinal George Pell: Australian cleric accused of child abuse – The Week UK

Pope’s aide being probed for child abuse – gulfnews.com

Pope’s aide investigated over Australian child abuse claims – Chronicle

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KLAS-TV

I-Team: Grandmother believes child abuse claims against parents of grandson is conspiracy

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An infant is fighting for his life following a child abuse incident that police said was at the hands of his parents. However, 8 News NOW spoke with the …

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Tulsa World

Sarah McAmis: Child Abuse team leader fights for abused children

Tulsa World

Tulsa County Assistant District Attorney Sarah McAmis, as leader of the child abuse team, has those dual responsibilities. The guilty must be …

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Shoplifting case helps officer identify case of possible child abuse

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Lucinda Escobar, 30, of Salt Lake City, was arrested Tuesday for investigation of child abuse after police say she beat her 5- and 10-year-old …

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Jackson Sun

Gibson man charged with child abuse

Jackson Sun

A Gibson County man is charged with aggravated child abuse after an injury to a 5-month-old infant, according to a press release. Braxton Edwards …

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Waikato Times

Faces of Innocents: High rates of child abuse among Maori can be traced back to colonisation …

Waikato Times

“Historical trauma caused by colonisation is the root cause of intergenerational issues, particularly child abuse within Maori families,” Pihama said.

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To report a reasonable suspicion that a child has been or is being abused or neglected phone the Child Abuse Report Line (CARL) on 131 478.

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Blue-Green Algae / Child Abuse

101.5 LITE FM Radio, Miami

In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Stacey Honowitz, supervisor of the Sex and Child Abuse Unit of the Broward County State Attorney’s office about how …

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Ray Hadley: Disturbing child abuse case

4BC

Ray reveals a shocking child abuse case. This is one of the most distressing cases Ray’s ever seen. Listen to the full audio from The Ray Hadley …

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Psychopaths: Parents charged with child abuse after forcing child to stand on pavement barefoot in …

Signs of the Times

Mark Simmons was arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse the next day. His wife was arrested Thursday and charged with intent to …

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Document Dispute in Palmdale Child Abuse Murder

KFI AM 640 – iHeartRadio

The files detail the Sheriff’s Department’s internal investigation into at least eight deputies who were questioned about why so many child abuse …

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Texas detective fired for mishandling child abuse cases

Crossroads Today

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A veteran police detective in Fort Worth has been fired after supervisors say he repeatedly mishandled child abuse cases, …

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SHARED VIEW: You can stop child abuse, neglect

Pharos-Tribune

About 1580 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States in 2014, according to childwelfare.gov.

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Ray Hadley: Disturbing child abuse case

2GB

This is one of the most distressing cases Ray’s ever seen.

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Attorneys Head to Utah for Expert Testimony in Columbus Child Abuse Case

News Channel Nebraska

COLUMBUS – Two Platte County Attorneys will be heading to Salt Lake City to cross examine experts for a Columbus child abuse case, where an …

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The Register Star

Inclusion and adoption

The Register Star

They attended an informal information session at a library primarily focused on foreign adoption, but the costs of traveling to a distant country during …

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Ruling says adoption challenge OK without using registry

Washington Times

PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a biological father can assert his paternity and challenge his child’s adoption though the …

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WCYB

Hundreds of kids in need of foster care or adoption in Northeast Tennessee

WCYB

Thousands of kids in Tennessee are in need of foster care or adoption, including hundreds right here in the Tri-Cities.

The Racialization of Adoption – Charisma News

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Textbook Adoptions

NC State Bookstores – NC State University

Read our textbook adoption best practices. Interested in instructor desk copies? Contact the book publisher directly. Need help? Email us!

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Foster Care and Adoption Resource Specialist (FCARS)

Idealist.org

The Adoption Exchange Association (AEA) is accepting applications for the full-time position of Foster Care and Adoption Resource Specialist …