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CA: Drugging Our Kids: Governor signs bills to curb psych drugs prescribed to California foster youth (Opinion)
The Mercury News – September 29, 2016
Capping years of efforts to stop California’s foster care system from overmedicating the state’s most vulnerable children, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a controversial bill that for the first time puts doctors who recklessly prescribe psychiatric drugs at risk of losing their medical license.
http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/29/drugging-our-kids-governor-signs-bills-to-curb-psych-drugs-prescribed-to-california-foster-youth/

CA: Why some wonder if there will be enough Inland foster homes
The Press-Enterprise – September 29, 2016
Aiming to improve the experience for tens of thousands of uprooted children, California is rolling out a sweeping foster care reform campaign that is phasing out traditional group homes. And while many support that goal, some worry the effort will overwhelm Inland Southern California’s child welfare system and create a shortage of foster homes.
http://www.pe.com/articles/foster-814507-children-homes.html

CA: Yolo Supervisors continue digging up dirt on Child Welfare (Opinion)
Daily Democrat – September 29, 2016
Yolo County’s Child Welfare Services system is in the midst of a major overhaul as supervisors take an in-depth look into its often veiled operations. Frustration with the agency, which falls under Yolo County’s Health and Human Services Department, reached a breaking point earlier this year after Supervisor Matt Rexroad made an impassioned speech to his colleagues pointing out its defects. Many of the issues discussed are not unique to Yolo County.
http://www.dailydemocrat.com/article/NI/20160929/NEWS/160929807

CO: Foster care shortage in Jackson County (Includes video)
KOBi5 – September 29, 2016
Jackson County kids in need of emergency housing are starting to sleep in offices. Beds were recently added at the Department of Human Services to make up for a lack of foster parents.
https://kobi5.com/news/foster-care-shortage-in-jackson-county-37116/

CT: Schools can’t make up for generations of unloved kids (Opinion)
Journal Inquirer – September 29, 2016
I am a retired professional social worker with a master’s degree in social work administration and planning. I was educated to think in terms of systems and I could not agree with Powell more about the perverse incentives we have in Connecticut that produce such unwanted outcomes in society.
http://www.journalinquirer.com/opinion/other_commentary/schools-can-t-make-up-for-generations-of-unloved-kids/article_aa163768-862c-11e6-a2ac-ffb0eb7a2bee.html

CT: State, Advocates Broker Child Welfare Agreement (Includes video)
CBS Connecticut – September 29, 2016
The state and child advocates appear closer to a plan to streamline the system and remove the Department of Children and Families from court oversight. The new plan, before a U.S. District Court judge, reduces the remaining goals from 22 to 10.
http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2016/09/29/state-advocates-broker-child-welfare-agreement/

GA: DFCS Director: Georgia is in a ‘foster care crisis’ (Includes video)
WMAZ – September 29, 2016
Nearly 700 children in the Central Georgia area need foster homes, but there are only a little more than 120 homes available. That’s according to the Department of Family and Children Services. Claire Davis spent the day with DFACS director Bobby Cagle who says the state is in a foster care crisis.
http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local/dfcs-director-georgia-is-in-a-foster-care-crisis/327779999

IL: Judge orders DCFS to send him Laquan McDonald’s juvenile records
Chicago Sun-Times – September 29, 2016
The judge presiding over the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke asked the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Thursday to send him over 8,200 pages of Laquan McDonald’s juvenile court records. However, Judge Vincent Gaughan hasn’t decided whether Van Dyke’s defense team will see the files when he receives them. He said he will first analyze them himself to see if they are relevant for the officer’s pending trial.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago/judge-orders-dcfs-to-send-him-laquan-mcdonalds-juvenile-records/

KY: Gagging Kentucky’s social workers won’t save its children (Opinion)
Lexington Herald Leader – September 29, 2016
Stress and low pay have long taken a toll on child-protection ranks, but the turnover has worsened. In Louisville, one-third of workers have resigned or retired this year. Statewide a record-high almost 8,000 children are in foster care in Kentucky.
http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/editorials/article104998836.html

KY: Residential child-care facilities to get rate increase
WTVQ – September 29, 2016
Residential child-caring facilities in Kentucky that care for foster children with elevated needs are getting a rate increase to better support those children.
http://www.wtvq.com/2016/09/29/residential-child-care-facilities-get-rate-increase/

KY: Stumbo Appoints House Task Force to Combat Child Abuse
WKMS – September 29, 2016
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has appointed a group of legislators to combat child abuse. The House Task Force on Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention will examine and propose legislation designed to protect children.
http://wkms.org/post/stumbo-appoints-house-task-force-combat-child-abuse

KY: State report on child abuse, neglect is out
WHAS – September 28, 2016
A new report by state child welfare officials is giving a closer look at child abuse and neglect In Kentucky. At least 9 Kentucky children died from child abuse or neglect over the past year and another 41 suffered life-threatening injuries at the hands of adults. Report: http://chfs.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D2C43321-C1D1-407E-89ED-905CB59ADAE5/0/2016ChildFatalityorNearFatalityAnnualReport.pdf
http://www.whas11.com/news/local/state-report-on-child-abuse-neglect-is-out/327414324

NH: 44 percent of NH’s DCYF cases involved substance abuse in 2015 (Includes video)
NH1 – September 29, 2016
The number of child protection investigations involving substance misuse is on the rise, according to the Department of Children and Youth Services (DCYF). Manchester police reports show 32 calls from Jan. 1 through Sept. 26 where a child was present for an overdose.
http://www.nh1.com/news/44-percent-of-nh-s-dcyf-cases-involved-substance-abuse-in-2015/

NY: Union, lawmakers urge governor to sign Child Protective Services Safety Act
Mid-Hudson News – September 29, 2016
Legislation that would limit the caseload of county child protective services workers to no more than 15 cleared the state legislature in June. Three months after passage, the measure has yet to make it go Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.
http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2016/September/29/ChildProtective-29Sep16.htm

NY: New York City’s history of failure to prevent fatal child abuse (Opinion)
New York Daily News – September 28, 2016
It’s been a series of broken promises between the city and many of its abused kids.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-city-history-failure-prevent-fatal-child-abuse-article-1.2810934

TX: Area lawmakers at Lubbock forum: Education a priority in ’17
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal – September 29, 2016
Legislators also discussed Child Protective Services and mental health, which are believed to be key issues coming up in the next session and are topics being looked at by the County Affairs Committee in the Texas House, which held public hearings across the state this year.
http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2016-09-29/texas-area-lawmakers-lubbock-forum-education-priority-17

VA: Grand jury selected to investigate Rockbridge social services
Martinsville Bulletin – September 29, 2016
Nine Rockbridge County citizens were selected Wednesday to serve on a special grand jury that will investigate whether their social services department shirked its duty to protect neglected and abused children.
http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/region_and_state/grand-jury-selected-to-investigate-rockbridge-social-services/article_4870050d-5bc4-5333-9fae-65d86587f835.html

VT: Gathering explores keys to child abuse prevention
VT Digger – September 29, 2016
Gov. Peter Shumlin identified opiate addiction as the greatest challenge to the prevention of child abuse and maltreatment in Vermont during a conference in Montpelier on Thursday.
https://vtdigger.org/2016/09/29/gathering-explores-keys-child-abuse-prevention/

WA: State looking for foster parents: ‘It feeds your soul’ (Video)
King5 – September 29, 2016
Since 2010, the number of foster parent applicants in Washington has decreased. Despite an uptick in 2016, a Department of Social and Health Services spokesperson said the state remains in a shortage. Also: Yakima is in need of foster parents: http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/33284189/yakima-is-in-need-of-foster-parents
http://www.king5.com/news/local/state-looking-for-foster-parents-it-feeds-your-soul/327873958

US: Involving Dads in the Lives of Children Born out of Wedlock
Stateline – September 29, 2016
States are starting to more closely examine custody arrangements for children born out of marriage, which have traditionally favored mothers, either by law or default, to give fathers a greater role in raising their children. Studies indicate that consistent paternal involvement can result in more child-support payments, and better mental health and academic results for the children. Information Gateway resource: Engaging Fathers and Paternal Family Members: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/famcentered/engaging/fathers/
http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2016/09/29/involving-dads-in-the-lives-of-children-born-out-of-wedlock

US: The Newborn Illness That Is Costing Our Health Care System Billions — And It’s Not Zika (Opinion)
Forbes – September 29, 2016
The medical expenditures for a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) baby are about $66,700 with an average hospitalization of nearly 17 days, compared to $3,500 and a two-day hospital stay for the average healthy baby. Taxpayer-funded state Medicaid agencies are struggling to keep up, having to shoulder approximately 80% of the costs. NAS also carries heavy societal costs, requiring increased expenditures on social services, special education, and sadly, the criminal justice system. These children are born at a social, mental, and physical disadvantage as a result of a condition that is 100% preventable.
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfrist/2016/09/29/the-newborn-illness-that-is-costing-our-health-care-system-billions-and-its-not-zika/&refURL=&referrer=

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Canada: ‘Her hurt is what hurts us’: Foster parents lose emergency motion to keep Metis toddler
CTV News – September 29, 2016
The Vancouver Island couple has lost multiple court battles to adopt the nearly three-year-old girl. On Thursday, they suffered a devastating blow when the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed their emergency motion to keep the toddler until they learn whether their appeal will be heard.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/her-hurt-is-what-hurts-us-foster-parents-lose-emergency-motion-to-keep-metis-toddler-1.3095284

Canada: Ministry-funded CAS report urges overhaul to keep black kids out of care
The Toronto Star – September 29, 2016
A system that “undermines the stability of African Canadian families and can, in fact, destroy them” needs sweeping reforms, says a hard-hitting report on reducing the number of black kids in the care of children’s aid. The two-volume report, obtained by the Star ahead of its release, is called “One Vision One Voice: Changing the child welfare system to better serve African Canadians.” It demands that every aspect of child protection in Ontario be transformed by “anti-black racism” structures and practices. Also: Why are so many black children in foster and group homes?: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/12/11/why_are_so_many_black_children_in_foster_and_group_homes.html
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/09/29/ministry-funded-cas-report-urges-overhaul-to-keep-black-kids-out-of-care.html

Philippines: RSCWC-NIR partner agencies urged to be pro-active vs child abuse (Press release)
The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – September 29, 2016
The Regional Sub-Committee Council for the Welfare of Children in Negros Island Region (RSCWC-NIR) is urging its partner-agencies to be pro-active in the fight against child abuse.
http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1971475111334/rscwc-nir-partner-agencies-urged-to-be-pro-active-vs-child-abuse

United Kingdom: Rise in English foster care for refugee children prompts call for govt action
Thomson Reuters Foundation – September 29, 2016
“Given the unprecedented number of children facing crisis around the world, and the rise in the number of unaccompanied children being taken into care, the UK could and should be doing more,” said Sol Oyuela, director of Public Affairs at UNICEF UK. She said the government must reunite lone refugee children who have become stranded in Europe with their families in Britain, and ensure local authorities are equipped to care for unaccompanied child asylum-seekers.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3813869/Rise-English-foster-care-refugee-children-prompts-call-govt-action.html

United Kingdom: Bullying Can Leave Children With Mental Health Scars For Life – We Need To Take It Seriously (Opinion)
The Huffington Post – September 28, 2016
We also know that bullying has a toxic triple effect: feeling unsafe both at home and at school, substantial physical health consequences, and long term mental health difficulties that can go on well into adulthood. Report: Children who are bullied suffer worse long-term mental health problems than those who are maltreated: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/children_who_are/
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/natasha-phillips/bullying-children-mental-health_b_12229038.html
 

CA: Where Will California’s Foster Kids Go? (Includes video)
KTXL – September 28, 2016
Group homes are facilities where multiple foster children live together. David Ballard, CEO of the Children’s Receiving Home, believes group homes can provide supportive environments for foster children who have often experienced severe trauma. “I truly believe that kids get better by being with other kids who have been through what they’ve been through,” Ballard said. But the state of California disagrees.
http://fox40.com/2016/09/28/where-will-californias-foster-kids-go/

CA: Yolo doing ‘reasonably good job’ on child welfare services, supervisors told
Davis Enterprise – September 28, 2016
Data presented by Daniel Webster, principal investigator of the Child Welfare Indicators Project at UC Berkeley, showed that Yolo County has a lower incidence of maltreatment among children in the system, lower rates of repeat instances of substantiated abuse and neglect, higher placement stability and a higher proportion of siblings placed in care together than nearby counties like Butte, Solano and Sonoma.
http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/county-government/yolo-doing-reasonably-good-job-on-child-welfare-services-supervisors-told/

CA: Pasadena Homeless Count Drops Sharply
Pasadena Now – September 15, 2016
“Some of the reasons that could make a youth homeless are running away from home due to a history of trauma in their family or they could have been abandoned,” Herrera said. “We need to react properly if we find a youth on the street because we want to make sure they aren’t being abused by human traffickers.”
http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/pasadena-homeless-count-drops-sharply/#.V-p6v6QVDXc

CT: State launches Pay for Success substance abuse program for parents
theday – September 28, 2016
Five hundred families with substance abuse problems will be receiving treatment in their homes over the next 4.5 years, and the state of Connecticut will be paying the $11.2 million price tag for the first-of-its-kind program only if it works.
http://www.theday.com/statenortheast/20160928/state-launches-pay-for-success-substance-abuse-program-for-parents

HI: Are you ready to become a professional foster parent? (Opinion)
The Garden Island – September 28, 2016
Becoming a professional parent can be one of the most rewarding and loving acts of your life, but it is not an easy decision. Nor should it be.
http://thegardenisland.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/are-you-ready-to-become-a-professional-foster-parent/article_148a8d20-afa2-5db9-8c2a-2400828ca0a5.html

IL: Chicago area workplaces where adoption benefits are best
Chicago Parent – September 28, 2016
Benefits for adoptions are left up to the judgment of workplaces themselves. Fortunately, there are some workplaces that simply get it, and 13 out of the 14 top adoption-friendly workplaces are here in Chicago, according to The Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation, which released its annual list of the best places in September.
http://www.chicagoparent.com/magazines/chicago-parent/2016-october/adoption

KY: NKY mother says her plan for child abuse registry moving forward (Includes video)
WLWT Cincinnati – September 28, 2016
A northern Kentucky mother pushing for an online child abuser’s registry is seeing her plan move forward.
http://www.wlwt.com/article/nky-mother-says-her-plan-for-child-abuse-registry-moving-forward/3959341

MD: Uptick in School Child Abuse Reports Creating Backlog for Investigators (Video)
NBC4 – September 29, 2016
News 4’s Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins looks at how child protective services is handling a growing number of reports involving alleged child abuse, including the bus aide accused of abusing special needs children on a school bus.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Uptick-In-School-Child-Abuse-Reports-Creating-Backlog-for-Investigators_Washington-DC-395184721.html

MN: Lawmakers Explore Child Protection Gaps (Includes video)
KARE – September 28, 2016
Minnesota is making progress in protecting children from abuse in their homes, but data privacy laws make it more difficult for agencies to work with investigators. Also: Children at Risk Update: Lawmakers Begin Talks on Data Sharing within the Child Protection System: http://kstp.com/news/children-at-risk-lawmakers-data-sharing-child-protection-system-welfare-governors-task-force-on-child-protection/4276663/?cat=1
http://www.kare11.com/news/lawmakers-explore-child-protection-gaps/327560343

NY: Death of 6-Year-Old Boy in Harlem Raises Questions for Child Welfare Agency
The New York Times – September 28, 2016
Zymere had died on Monday, his body covered in bruises both old and new. On Wednesday, his mother and her boyfriend faced charges of child endangerment, and Mayor Bill de Blasio faced questions about how the city had responded to signs that Zymere had been in peril. Also: Murdered on Bill’s watch: The death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins must lead to a new era of child welfare accountability: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/murdered-bill-watch-adults-failed-zymere-perkins-article-1.2810791
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/nyregion/death-of-6-year-old-boy-in-harlem-raises-questions-for-child-welfare-agency.html?_r=0

OH: Summit County addresses human trafficking in new juvenile court program that is a first in Ohio
Ohio.com – September 27, 2016
Welcome to a recent session in Restore Court, a new program in Summit County Juvenile Court to help youths who are victims – or in danger of becoming victims – of human trafficking. The program provides participants with services, rewards and punishments to try to steer them onto the right path.
http://www.ohio.com/news/local/summit-county-addresses-human-trafficking-in-new-juvenile-court-program-that-is-a-first-in-ohio-1.715057

OH: Heroin’S Hold on Us, Part 3: Judges as drug counselors
The Suburbanite – September 26, 2016
Von Allman watched addict after addict lose custody of their young children, return to jail or worse: they overdosed.
http://www.thesuburbanite.com/news/20160926/heroins-hold-on-us-part-3-judges-as-drug-counselors

OK: Nonprofit Unveils New Tool To Help Fight Child Abuse (Includes video)
KWTV – September 28, 2016
Prosecutors and police have a new weapon in the fight against child abuse. It’s a camper turned mobile-advocacy center, and it goes by the name “Joey.”
http://www.news9.com/story/33272830/nonprofit-unveils-new-tool-to-help-fight-child-abuse

OR: Jackson County schools training to prevent child abuse (Includes video)
KTVL – September 28, 2016
This year Oregon schools will provide training on the signs of sex abuse to parents, teachers, and students. It’s all because of Erin’s Law, which requires prevention-based education. Ashland is the first Jackson County school to participate.
http://ktvl.com/news/local/jackson-county-schools-training-to-prevent-child-abuse

PA: Babies addicted to drugs surging in Pa.
PennLive – September 28, 2016
The frequency of pregnant women being hospitalized for problems related to drug abuse rose by 120 percent from 2000 to 2015, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. Report: http://www.phc4.org/reports/researchbriefs/neonatal/092716/docs/researchbrief_neonatal_2000-2015.pdf/ Also: Rate of drug-dependent newborns in Beaver County up nearly 400 percent since 2000: http://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/news/local_news/rate-of-drug-dependent-newborns-in-beaver-county-up-nearly/article_a75ac496-8594-11e6-8568-277922480bda.html
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/09/heroin_addiction_pennsylvania.html

TX: Eye-opening numbers prompt workshop to protect children
The Belton Journal – September 28, 2016
“In 2015, the specific number of missing children’s cases nationwide was 460,699, of those numbers 46,046 were reported from Texas, and 745 were reported from Bell County,” said Meghan Zuraw, Texas Regional Office Outreach Manager. Zuraw covered prevention techniques, trafficking indicators, and sources of trafficking recruitment. “The overwhelming thing that ties trafficking victims together is that they all have some sort of void in their life, and the trafficker has stepped in to fill that void,” says Zuraw.
http://beltonjournal.com/eye-opening-numbers-prompt-workshop-to-protect-children/

TX: Paving the Way
Fort Worth Weekly – September 28, 2016
A devoted cadre of mentors is helping local teens with mental health issues.
http://www.fwweekly.com/2016/09/28/paving-the-way/

US: Review Highlights Research, Policy and Practices to Best Serve LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
Annie E. Casey Foundation – September 22, 2016
As the child welfare field responds to the growing number of older youth who are coming into foster care, new research, policies and practices are emerging that point the way to how child welfare agencies can most effectively serve those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ).
http://www.aecf.org/blog/research-policy-and-practices-to-best-serve-lgbtq-youth-in-foster-care/

US: Child Poverty Declines After Peaking in 2011
Annie E. Casey Foundation – September 16, 2016
After the Great Recession, the nation’s child poverty rate increased steadily, peaking at 23% in 2011. Since then, the rate has been on a slow decline and, in 2015, reached its lowest level in five years, at which point one out of every five children lived in poverty.
http://www.aecf.org/blog/child-poverty-declines-after-peaking-in-2011/

US: New Report Underlines Role of Family in Preventing Youth Homelessness
True Colors Fund – September 14, 2016
The Urban Institute has released a new report to fill that knowledge gap. Through literary review and conversations with key individuals in the field, Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or at Risk of Homelessness highlights several effective family intervention strategies and offers insight into what makes these strategies successful. Report: http://www.urban.org/research/publication/family-interventions-youth-experiencing-or-risk-homelessness Information Gateway resource: Research on Youth Outcomes: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/youth/outcomes/research/
https://truecolorsfund.org/2016/09/14/new-report-underlines-role-of-family-in-preventing-youth-homelessness/

 

CA: Brown Signs Bill to Close Mental Health Gap for California’s “Out-of-County” Foster Youth
The Chronicle of Social Change – September 27, 2016
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday that aims to resolve issues preventing kids placed in out-of-county foster homes from getting needed mental health treatment.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/childrens-mental-health/brown-signs-bill-close-mental-health-gap-californias-county-foster-youth/21543

CA: DCFS Has 60 Days to Come Up with Plan to Curb Inappropriate Spending
Marina del Rey Patch – September 27, 2016
The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to give Los Angeles County’s child welfare agency 60 days to explain how it will curb inappropriate spending on office supplies and other goods.
http://patch.com/california/marinadelrey/s/fwa24/dcfs-has-60-days-to-come-up-with-plan-to-curb-inappropriate-spending?utm_source=article-mostrecent&utm_medium=rss&utm_term=politics%20%26%20government&

CA: New California Law Decriminalizes Prostitution for Minors (Includes video)
Fox40 KTXL – September 27, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown signed six separate bills into law that essentially treat those who’ve been involved in prostitution as victims, rather than criminals. Also: California changes laws so children can no longer be prostitutes: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trafficking-law-idUSKCN11X1ZI?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews
http://fox40.com/2016/09/27/new-california-law-decriminalizes-prostitution-for-minors/

GA: Group seeks help to help young women transition from foster care
Gainesville Times – September 27, 2016
“We are asking the entire community to invest and make a difference in the lives of young ladies from Northeast Georgia aging out of foster care,” Williams said. “There are so many ways the community can support Northern Star’s participants, from being a mentor family to partnering with us for career opportunities.”
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/119325/

IL: Human trafficking in Chicago? Sadly, yes.
Crains Chicago Business – September 22, 2016
Nationally, as many as 300,000 kids are at risk of being trafficked, including runaways or kids who have been kicked out of their homes; children pimped out by drug-using parents or guardians; and children who disappear from foster care programs. Globally, it’s a $32 billion-a-year enterprise.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160922/ISSUE03/160929916/no-little-girl-gala-to-raise-funds-for-victims-of-human-trafficking

KY: Kids still dying from abuse and neglect
Louisville Courier-Journal – September 27, 2016
At least nine Kentucky children died from child abuse or neglect over the past year and another 41 suffered life-threatening injuries at the hands of adults, according to an annual report produced by state child welfare officials. Report: http://chfs.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D2C43321-C1D1-407E-89ED-905CB59ADAE5/0/2016ChildFatalityorNearFatalityAnnualReport.pdf
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/27/ky-kids-still-dying-abuse-and-neglect/91172266/

NY: CPS caseworkers push for caseload reduction bill (Includes video)
Binghamton Homepage – September 27, 2016
Local Child Protective Services caseworkers along with state leaders are urging the Governor to sign a bill that would ease their workload. Information Gateway resource: Workload/Caseload: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/workforce/retention/workforce-retention/workload/
http://www.binghamtonhomepage.com/news/local-news/cps-caseworkers-push-for-caseload-reduction-bill

OR: New lawsuit accuses DHS of ‘warehousing’ children (Includes video)
KOIN Local 6 – September 27, 2016
A new federal lawsuit accuses the Department of Human Services of “warehousing” foster children, or temporarily placing them in hotels, offices and sometimes even detention centers.
http://koin.com/2016/09/27/new-lawsuit-accuses-dhs-of-warehousing-children/

PA: Report: Rate of newborns with drug problems up 250 percent in Pennsylvania
WTAE – September 27, 2016
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council report says nearly 2 percent of the roughly 2,700 newborn hospitalizations last year were due to substance-related issues. The group says that rate of 19.5 for every 1,000 newborn hospitalizations rose from 5.6 in 2000. Report: http://www.phc4.org/reports/researchbriefs/neonatal/092716/docs/researchbrief_neonatal_2000-2015.pdf
http://www.wtae.com/news/report-rate-of-newborns-with-drug-problems-up-250-percent-in-pennsylvania/41846226

TX: Foster Care Overhaul Would More Than Triple the State’s Returns (Includes audio)
Texas Standard – September 27, 2016
In a new report, Perryman says that for every dollar the state puts into the plan to overhaul the foster care system, it would see a return of $3.44. Report: http://www.achservices.org/images/stories/documents/ACH_Progress_Report_071316_final.pdf
http://www.texasstandard.org/stories/foster-care-overhaul-would-more-than-triple-the-states-returns/#

WV: Drug Epidemic Takes Toll on Foster Care System (Includes audio)
West Virginia Public Broadcasting – September 28, 2016
The drug epidemic in West Virginia affects more than just the work force, or the number of people in a prison cell or treatment center. It’s also had a major impact on the state’s foster children.
http://wvpublic.org/post/drug-epidemic-takes-toll-foster-care-system

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Canada: Adoption system in Ontario riddled with red tape, needs overhaul: Children’s advocate (Opinion) (Includes video)
CityNews – September 27, 2016
The process of adopting a child in Ontario is so lengthy and convoluted that many hopeful parents are instead adopting abroad, depriving scores of children from experiencing the joys of a happy family life.
http://www.citynews.ca/2016/09/27/adoption-system-in-ontario-riddled-with-red-tape-needs-overhaul-childrens-advocate/

International: World: World Vision and ChildPact to release new tool measuring government efforts to protect children
ReliefWeb – September 28, 2016
Today, World Vision and ChildPact, will launch the Child Protection Index in Brussels. This tool serves to prevent and end violence, child trafficking, child labour, discrimination and other violations of a child’s rights. The CPI makes use of 600 indicators drawn from child protection language in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
http://reliefweb.int/report/world/world-vision-and-childpact-release-new-tool-measuring-government-efforts-protect

International: Strengthening child protection in the EU and globally (Opinion)
EUobserver – September 27, 2016
But how do we translate our lofty declarations into sustainable systems which ensure that no child anywhere experiences and suffers from violence? Reform is the answer. It may not be the most compelling idea or media-friendly message, but it is the only way that European and other societies around the world will succeed in changing things for children, for good.
https://euobserver.com/opinion/135232
CA: Foster care: Psych meds audit review hearing beginning
East Bay Times – September 27, 2016
As foster youth advocates anxiously await decisions by California Gov. Jerry Brown on three key pieces of legislation related to the Bay Area News Group’s series, “Drugging Our Kids,” two legislators hope a hearing Monday on the state’s scathing audit on the topic will inspire Brown to sign the bills into law. Also: Lack of data blamed for over-medicating foster children in Sonoma County: http://lists.icfwebservices.com/t/231035/1663013/20522/7/
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/09/26/california-foster-care-psych-meds-audit-review-hearing-beginning/

CA: California Test Scores Show Little Progress With Foster Children
Education News – September 26, 2016
For the first time, the scores of the state’s foster youth have been separated by education officials, finding that these students are learning less than their peers. As the scores for the 2014-15 school year show, the first year that scores of the new, harder exam were reported, 18.8% of students in the foster care system met or exceeded standards on the English exam in comparison with 44.2% of their non-foster peers across the state.
http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/california-test-scores-show-little-progress-with-foster-children/

CA: One High School’s Plan to Bring School to the Most Overlooked Students
Education Post – September 26, 2016
RISE co-founder and assistant principal Erin Whalen said homeless and foster youth often feel discouraged by the lack of institutional support: “The system doesn’t always work for them. The system is not always there to support them. They’ve internalized ideas that this is where they’re at and this is where they’ll always be. School can be a force to counteract that.” Information Gateway Resource: Educational Stability: Joint Collaboration: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/service-array/education-services/meeting-needs/educational-stability/collaboration/
http://educationpost.org/one-high-schools-plan-to-bring-school-to-the-most-overlooked-students/

CT: Family and Children’s Agency continues to make a difference
Greenwich Time – September 25, 2016
For nearly 75 years, the Family & Children’s Agency has become one of the largest change-makers in Fairfield County working with individuals across the life cycles. The agency opened its doors in 1942 as the Family Service Bureau of Norwalk focusing primarily on offering counseling services for women and families who experienced difficulty coping with stress, separation and loss during World War II.
http://www.greenwichtime.com/topworkplaces/article/Family-and-Children-s-Agency-continues-to-make-9241665.php

FL: The tiniest victims of heroin
Bradenton Herald – September 24, 2016
From 2014 to 2015, the number of babies born with NAS in Florida increased by 30 percent and broke the 2,000 mark, with 2,487 NAS babies born last year out of 218,176 total live births, or 1.14 percent, according to the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration.
http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/heroin-epidemic/article103778121.html

GA: Circuit’s first full-time juvenile judge aims to help troubled kids, families get on right track
Madison Journal Today – September 26, 2016
Northern Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court Judge Warren Caswell has stacks of papers on the living room floor in his Ila home. He has no office – not yet at least. And those papers, well, they represent the welfare of children around the five-county circuit. He has a caseload of approximately 240.
http://www.madisonjournaltoday.com/archives/8616-Circuits-first-full-time-juvenile-judge-aims-to-help-troubled-kids,-families-get-on-right-track.html

GA: Referendum on millions for sexually exploited children
Macon Telegraph – September 24, 2016
On her desk at the Capitol in Atlanta, state Sen. Renee Unterman has a stack of purple-and-white fliers to hand out. They ask Georgians to vote this fall to set up a “Safe Harbor” fund for services to help heal sexually exploited children.
http://www.macon.com/news/politics-government/election/article103972891.html

KS: Review highlighted in new audit shows DCF fell short on two-thirds of foster care benchmarks
Topeka Capital-Journal – September 24, 2016
The Kansas Department for Children and Families’ foster care system complied with federal standards for protecting children from abuse and neglect, according to a federal review highlighted in a newly released state audit. But the agency failed to reach substantial compliance on two-thirds of the benchmarks examined, the review found.
http://cjonline.com/news/2016-09-24/review-highlighted-new-audit-shows-dcf-fell-short-two-thirds-foster-care-benchmarks

LA: In mental health care, are we treating the symptom but not the cause?
New America Media: – September 26, 2016
But when it comes to young people, service providers who work with some of the youth most vulnerable to mental health issues are finding that their clients’ most significant social and emotional issues are ones that aren’t necessarily treated with traditional mental health care like therapy and medication. These youth include young people involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, as well as ones who deal with housing instability.
http://www.louisianaweekly.com/in-mental-health-care-are-we-treating-the-symptom-but-not-the-cause/

LA: Family services caseworkers scrambled to track foster children after flood disaster
Advocate – September 24, 2016
The first phone calls from Hannah Gettys’ supervisors came in as the foster care caseworker stood in ankle-deep water in her Denham Springs home.
http://www.theadvocate.com/louisiana_flood_2016/article_f1962f9a-8036-11e6-9c16-e7d4d1d55663.html

MD: Timeline reveals depth of Prince George’s head start crisis
WUSA 9 – September 27, 2016
From allegations of child abuse, to cries of “cover up”, the Prince George’s County School system has been upended by a scandal in the Head Start program that forced federal officials to take over, and cost the a county $6.4 million grant.
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/maryland/timeline-reveals-depth-of-prince-georges-head-start-crisis/326264553

MT: Olszewski: Child protection must be No. 1 priority
Missoulian – September 26, 2016
The Montana Child Protection System is in serious crisis. In less than a decade, the number of children in Montana who are abused and/or neglected has more than doubled.
http://missoulian.com/news/elections_2016/olszewski-child-protection-must-be-no-priority/article_62a1198e-1794-5ffa-97a8-84af31217094.html

NV: Child welfare commission reports progress fixing ‘broken’ system
Las Vegas Review Journal – September 26, 2016
A blue-ribbon commission created to oversee reform of Clark County’s “broken” child welfare system reported Monday that the agencies that work to keep kids safe have made progress, implementing training for various players and streamlining and clarifying court procedures.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/child-welfare-commission-reports-progress-fixing-broken-system

NY: CUNY to Waive Application Fees for Low-Income and Homeless Students (Includes video)
NY 1 – September 26, 2016
Students who are homeless, in foster care, or qualify for free or low-priced school lunches will also be eligible for the waivers. The expanded program will cost the city $2.4 million a year. The mayor describes that as an investment.
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/education/2016/09/26/cuny-to-waive-application-fees-for-low-income-and-homeless-students.html

OR: Department of Agriculture looking at opioid crisis in rural communities
KTVL – September 26, 2016
“A lot of these families, they can’t go out and keep jobs and earn jobs or money to support their families. So DHS gets involved, foster care, adoption. Property crimes are up. Thefts, robberies, burglaries, everything thaty goes with it,” director Bill Landis said.
http://ktvl.com/news/local/department-of-agriculture-looking-at-opioid-crisis-in-rural-communities

TX: Biker group stands guard for child abuse victims
Times Record – September 25, 2016
“We go to court with those kids and stay in the courtroom with them,” said J.R. “Puck” Mello, vice president of the Falls Town chapter of Guardians of the Children (GoC). “Usually … that child has to sit in a courtroom that has not a single familiar face. We’re that familiar face. Related graphic: https://66.media.tumblr.com/af966fb9fec132771d2477235d6f58d0/tumblr_oe4duxRnI91roqv59o1_500.png
http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/local/biker-group-stands-guard-for-child-abuse-victims-3d1aefdf-595f-5915-e053-0100007f8ee5–394712261.html

TX: Foster care a critical need
OA Online – September 24, 2016
“Our shortage of foster parents is so great that a high percentage of children are taken to Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. The trauma in their lives is not dealt with when they are 4 or 5. They don’t have the language skills to express that and when they get to be teenagers, they have real problems.”
http://www.oaoa.com/people/article_873f3f2e-81f3-11e6-84c7-9f0b1a212fac.html

WI: Sex trafficking
Wisconsin State Journal – September 25, 2016
A trafficking task force created in 2012 is no longer formally active, but Madison police continue collaborating on communications and investigations with federal and state authorities. Madison police have done in-house training for some staff and are coordinating training with Milwaukee police. The state created a task force to fight sex trafficking of children, and Act 367 will require child welfare agencies to investigate all cases of alleged sex trafficking, including cases where the trafficker isn’t the child’s caregiver, starting in May 2017. The state Department of Health Services is proposing $12.4 million in new funding for victims of sex trafficking in the next two-year budget. Also: Helping the victims of sex trafficking: http://lists.icfwebservices.com/t/231035/1663013/20538/45/
http://host.madison.com/wsj/sex-trafficking/article_1a6e4e33-d653-5a1f-843d-3d4adb743606.html

US: Greater support needed to improve, expand foster parent system (Opinion)
Yomiuri Shimbun – September 26, 2016
It is essential that efforts be made to promote and expand the foster parent system to provide warm, reassuring environments in which children who cannot live with their parents due to abuse or other reasons can grow up.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/national/greater-support-needed-to-improve-expand-foster-parent-system-20160926

US: Growing number of pediatricians turn away unvaccinated children
WNCT – September 26, 2016
10% of parents are now refusing vaccines for their kids. On the flip side, nearly one in eight pediatricians reported they always dismiss these patients. That’s double what it was in 2006.
http://wnct.com/2016/09/26/growing-number-of-pediatricians-turn-away-unvaccinated-children/

US: My Children’s Adoption Stories Are Beautiful, But They’re None of Your Business (Opinion)
Babble – September 26, 2016
I’m often asked these questions, and many more, by those who see our family in a store, at a restaurant, or out playing at the park. In fact, I can’t recall the last time we went longer than a week without someone approaching our family to ask us a personal question about adoption.
https://www.babble.com/parenting/my-childrens-adoption-stories-are-beautiful-but-theyre-none-of-your-business/

US: Why Do We Punish Parents For Letting Their Kids Go Outside Unattended? (Opinion)
Fast Company – September 26, 2016
In the U.S., the chance of having your teen or child abducted is vanishingly small, around 0.00007%, or one in 1.4 million annually, according to Daniel Gardner in his book The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain. The most common cause of preventable death for kids is car crashes, so it’s actually far more dangerous to drive your child to and from school (perhaps to prevent them from being kidnapped) than it is to let them walk.
https://www.fastcoexist.com/3063977/why-do-we-punish-parents-for-letting-their-kids-go-outside-unattended

INTERNATIONAL

Indonesia: Renewed campaign to end female genital mutilation
Asian Correspondent – September 27, 2016
THE Indonesian government is looking to stop the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) through a renewed campaign, despite opposition from religious leaders in the world’s largest Muslim country.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/09/indonesia-end-female-genital-mutilation/

International: Shutting Down All Orphanages is a Risky Act that Could Leave Thousands of Children in Danger (Opinion)
Huffington Post – September 26, 2016
Last month, J.K. Rowling sent sent out a series of tweets denouncing the practice of volountourism in orphanages, and the support of orphanages in general. It is risky to make broad statements against orphanages, hereafter referred to as children’s centers, that often serve as community hubs where vulnerable children can seek refuge.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacqueline-herrera/shutting-down-all-orphana_b_11935162.html?utm_hp_ref=impact&ir=Impact

New Zealand: Child protection reform excluding Maori
Waatea News – September 27, 2016
It is essential that efforts be made to promote and expand the foster parent system to provide warm, reassuring environments in which children who cannot live with their parents due to abuse or other reasons can grow up.
http://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_story_id/MTQ3MjU=/National/x_story/Child-protection-reform-excluding-Maori

United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi schools implement child protection policy
The National – September 27, 2016
All pupils under the age of 18 at both public and private schools in Abu Dhabi will now be covered by a new child protection policy.
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/education/abu-dhabi-schools-implement-child-protection-policy

 

 

AK: OPINION: Social workers can’t protect kids on a shoestring budget
Alaska Dispatch News – September 23, 2016
The reason so many social workers in this state are young and raw is because it’s not the career path most people take after their first experience with it. The hours are long, the pay is not anywhere near the grief that comes with the job and, if you are the social worker in a village, your social life can be extremely limited. Social workers in Alaska carry caseloads three times the nationally recommended average.
http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1638social_workers_cant_protect_kids_on_a

AR: Child welfare system in the spotlight following report
KAIT 8 – September 23, 2016
Last year, the Arkansas Department of Human Services reported having 400 family service workers with an average caseload of 29, and just half a bed for each child in care. NBC affiliate KARK reports those numbers haven’t changed much this year, with the exception of an additional 1,000 kids in the system.
http://www.kait8.com/story/33167230/arkansas-child-welfare-system-in-the-spotlight-following-report

AR: One Year Update on Fixing Arkansas’ Foster Crisis (Includes video)
Ozarks First – September 23, 2016
A year ago, Governor Asa Hutchinson put the Division of Children and Family Services in the spotlight following an evaluation that found a system in need of a fix. Now we are working to see where DHS says it has made progress and which problems still persist. Information Gateway Resource: Transition to Adulthood and Independent Living Programs: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/outofhome/independent/programs/
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/one-year-update-on-fixing-arkansas-foster-crisis

AR: The CALL hopes to recruit foster families
Siftings Herald – September 23, 2016
The CALL is a Christian organization with branches throughout Arkansas that seeks to provide foster care for children in need. They collaborate with the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services to “recruit, train, and support foster and adoptive families.” The Clark County chapter was launched in late 2014.
http://www.siftingsherald.com/news/20160923/call-hopes-to-recruit-foster-families

AZ: With More Than 750 Young Adults Aging Out Of Foster Care Every Year, Where Do They Go? (Audio)
KJZZ – September 23, 2016
Without family networks or resources, these 18 year olds can struggle to get on their feet. There is a program they can take advantage of, though only a fraction of them do. It’s called the Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP) and it’s run by Arizona’s Children Association. Information Gateway Resource: Transition to Adulthood and Independent Living Programs: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/outofhome/independent/programs/
http://kjzz.org/content/369183/more-750-young-adults-aging-out-foster-care-every-year-where-do-they-go

CA: San Jose’s family-friendly court part of national trend
East Bay Times – September 25, 2016
Last month, Terraine and five other rundown courthouses were replaced by the new $208 million Family Justice Center Courthouse – one of only a few in the nation devoted solely to cases involving families and children.
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/09/25/san-joses-family-friendly-court-part-of-national-trend/

CA: Former foster youth still need help to attend college, enter workforce
Community Foundation – September 23, 2016
The Rancho Damacitas cottages in the Temecula area have been helping foster children since 1983 – but recent efforts will help emancipated foster youth while they attend school or enter the workforce.
http://www.pe.com/articles/children-814039-damacitas-rancho.html

CA: Legislators to review state foster system’s misuse of psychotropic drugs
Press Democrat – September 23, 2016
State Sen. Mike McGuire will head an oversight hearing Monday to publicly discuss the findings of a state audit criticizing county foster care systems, including Sonoma County’s, for not adequately monitoring the use of psychotropic drugs among local foster youth.
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6121696-181/legislators-to-review-state-foster?artslide=0

CO: Five Questions for Lori Nadeau
The Seratogian – September 23, 2016
Lori Nadeau is a recruiter/homefinder for Northern Rivers Family of Services, the Capital Region organization that oversees the Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center.
http://www.saratogian.com/lifestyle/20160923/five-questions-for-lori-nadeau

CO: Peterson stepping down from Family Resource Center’s leadership
Journal-Advocate – September 23, 2016
Peterson said in a press release Wednesday that she submitted her resignation to the FRC Board of Directors on Tuesday. She cited her main reason for leaving as the accomplishment of the tasks she was asked to complete. When she was hired in 2014, she said, the main goal the Board of Directors gave her was to grow and expand the programs being offered at the center.
http://www.journal-advocate.com/sterling-local_news/ci_30393700/peterson-stepping-down-from-family-resource-center-leadership

IL: Why state couldn’t save Laquan McDonald and 10 other slain youths (Includes video)
Chicago Tribune – September 24, 2016
McDonald was one of a record-high 11 youths killed while in the Department of Children and Family Services’ care during a two-year period through June 30, 2015, and examined by its Office of Inspector General. The sad trend is continuing, officials said, with at least seven more teenage wards slain since Jan. 1. That’s about double compared with most years and mirrors the larger trend of widespread violence plaguing the city. Also: Slain wards of state included in state report: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-slain-state-wards-bios-20160923-htmlstory.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-dcfs-slain-state-wards-met-20160923-story.html

KS: Family says state knew baby was being abused (Includes video)
KAKE – September 23, 2016
Family and friends made their voice clear outside the Department of Children and Families Friday, claiming the system failed to protect a little girl from being abused by her mother’s boyfriend. “I feel like DCF has failed to protect the children that do need it,” said Sammy Sage, the child’s father’s girlfriend. “Ciana is as, I know it, the third child that’s been abused and neglected by DCF.”
http://www.kake.com/story/33180088/family-says-state-knew-baby-was-being-abused

KY: Heroin overdoses spark need for more foster parents (Includes video)
WCPO – September 23, 2016
More than 1,100 children in foster care need homes, according to Kat Swope, family development specialist at Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth.
http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/kenton-county/covington/heroin-overdoses-spark-need-for-foster-parents

MD: PGC school officials explain “action plan” to county council members regarding abuse allegations
Andrews Gazette – September 23, 2016
The Prince George’s County Council held a committee meeting briefing Sept. 19 at the County Administration in Upper Marlboro to hear updates directly from school system officials about ongoing issues concerning student safety and the Head Start program.
http://www.dcmilitary.com/andrews_gazette/news/pgc-school-officials-explain-action-plan-to-county-council-members/article_de9b5e82-eb58-5948-8791-5c6daf1459fe.html

MT: Bridging the Gaps in Foster Care
Flathead Beacon – September 25, 2016
Child Bridge, a local organization that supports foster and adoptive parents, receives Congressional honor for its work.
http://flatheadbeacon.com/2016/09/25/bridging-gaps-foster-care/

NE: Improvement, but still too many ‘tragic outcomes’ in Nebraska child welfare system, report says
World-Herald Bureau – September 14, 2016
A report released Wednesday highlights lessons learned from investigations into these and other cases – 26 in all – in which Nebraska children died or were seriously injured in the past three years. Most of the children had been involved in some way with the child welfare or juvenile justice systems. Report: http://www.omaha.com/read-the-inspector-general-of-child-welfare-s-report/pdf_52b90a98-7ab2-11e6-a4fa-6bca05919f9d.html
http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/improvement-but-still-too-many-tragic-outcomes-in-nebraska-child/article_edf6c0da-7a9a-11e6-bed2-7febaca11836.html

OH: Heroin epidemic forcing more kids into foster care, state funding falling short (Includes vdeo)
WCMH-TV – September 23, 2016
Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO) are calling children of addicts the “invisible victims” of the epidemic. According to PCSAO, there are nearly 14,000 Ohio children in agency custody. That’s up 19 percent since 2009, but there’s been no new funding from the state.
http://nbc4i.com/2016/09/23/heroin-epidemic-forcing-more-kids-into-foster-care-state-funding-falling-short/

TX: Abbott plans to withdraw from refugee program
Amarillo Globe News – September 25, 2016
This would end roughly 40 years of Texas’ participation from the Office of Refugee Resettlement and also affect the way funding is distributed for the state’s refugee resettlement agencies, including both Refugee Services of Texas and Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle in Amarillo.
http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2016-09-25/abbott-plans-withdraw-refugee-program

TX: CPS is Housing Foster Kids in a Former Juvenile Detention Center (Includews audio)
KUT – September 23, 2016
Ward says these 37 kids are mostly from the Fort Worth area and the surrounding counties and are classified as high-needs and have multiple behavioral and emotional issues. Also: Fort Worth foster kids housed at former youth detention center: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article103678112.html
http://kut.org/post/cps-housing-foster-kids-former-juvenile-detention-center

TX: State Supreme Court Allows Medicaid Cuts to Children’s Therapy to Proceed
Texas Tribune – September 23, 2016
Last year, a group of concerned Texans filed a lawsuit seeking to block the $350 million cut to Medicaid, the federal-state insurance program for the poor and disabled, from taking effect. That group included speech, physical and occupational therapy providers and the families of children who receive their service. They argued that the cuts were so steep that providers would have to close their businesses and forgo seeing as many as 60,000 children.
https://www.texastribune.org/2016/09/23/texas-supreme-court-allows-medicaid-cuts-childrens/

UT: Foster parents, agency heads urge Senate to act on Family First Prevention Services Act
Deseret News – September 25, 2016
For decades, child welfare authorities operated under the assumption that the best course for children who had been neglected or abused was to remove them from their homes and place them in foster care or group homes. But years of studying outcomes and advances in neuroscience have confirmed that children removed from their families experience intense trauma that can last a lifetime.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865663289/Foster-parents-agency-heads-urge-Senate-to-act-on-Family-First-Prevention-Services-Act.html?pg=all

WA: Foundations Launch Initiative to Support Homeless Students in Washington State
Philanthropy Digest News – September 25, 2016
The Raikes Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a partnership aimed at helping help thirty-five thousand homeless students in Washington secure the support and stability they need to thrive.
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/foundations-launch-initiative-to-support-homeless-students-in-washington-state

WA: Child-Abuse Death Pinned to School Failures, Lawsuit Claims
Indian Country Today Media Network – September 23, 2016
The estate of a 5-year-old Hoh Tribe boy is suing the Washington Department of Social and Health Services and the Riverside School District, alleging their failure to follow policies regarding foster-home placement and the reporting of possible child abuse led to the boy’s death.
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/09/23/child-abuse-death-pinned-school-failures-lawsuit-claims-165839

WI: Teen dies after ending care for incurable disease
Associated Press – September 22, 2016
Jerika’s decision drew widespread attention and led to a challenge from disability rights organizations who asked child protection officials to stop her from going without her ventilator. Outagamie County officials had declined to comment on the case. Also: Jerika Bolen dies after ceasing treatment: http://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/2016/09/22/jerika-bolen-dies-after-ceasing-treatment/90848584/
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/09/22/wisconsin-teen-dies-after-ending-care-for-incurable-disease.html

US: Child Marriage Still Happens in America
Cosmopolitan – September 26, 2016
Every year in the United States, thousands of teens are pushed into marriage – and often face horrific abuse as a result. Here, three survivors share their stories.
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a3846102/child-marriage/

US: Domestic adoption isn’t as scary or impossible as it may seem
She Knows – September 23, 2016
This may go against the myths you have heard, but domestic infant adoption can actually be pretty fast. This is especially true when you use experienced adoption professionals for your parenthood journey.
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1128508/domestic-adoption

US: Family First Act is Critical for Parents in Recovery (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – September 23, 2016
My son was 5 when I went into substance abuse treatment. After two days in an emergency shelter, he was placed in a group home in the isolated hills of inland Orange County. I was in a facility for women and children – one of the few treatment programs that allows children to be with their parents while parents recover from addiction. Yet for several months my son remained in foster care. I was told the reason he couldn’t come live with me was because child welfare funding does not pay for kids to be with their parents, only for them to be in foster care.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/family-first-act-is-critical-for-parents-in-recovery/21481

US: Finding Foster Homes: Try Harder and Treat Them Better (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – September 23, 2016
We have fewer families today to handle the increasing influx of foster children. Women are joining the workforce in large numbers, leaving fewer stay-at-home moms. Lifestyles have changed. Our foster care system needs rethinking, but that may be long and slow in coming.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/blogger-co-op/finding-foster-homes-try-harder-treat-better/21224

INTERNATIONAL

Canada: Vancouver endorses innovative strategy for at-risk and Indigenous youth
CBC News – September 23, 2016
On Wednesday, Vancouver City Council voted unanimously to support the work of Youth Matters, a coalition of agencies aimed at addressing service gaps faced by the disproportionate number of Indigenous youth in government care and all vulnerable families in the Downtown Eastside.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/vancouver-strategy-indigenous-youth-1.3774110

Japan: Greater support needed to improve, expand foster parent system
Japan News – September 26, 2016
In cases when parents are unable to raise their children, priority is given to placing these children in a family setting, such as with foster parents. The revised Child Welfare Law passed in May spells this out. Support for foster parents has been made a new duty for child consultation centers. This change from a policy of relying heavily on placing children in institutions is hugely significant.
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003240407

 

AR: Fixing the Foster Crisis: Where are We Now? (Includes video)
KNWA – September 22, 2016
A year ago, Governor Asa Hutchinson put the Division of Children and Family Services in the spotlight following an evaluation that found a system in need of a fix. Now we are working to see where DHS says it has made progress and which problems still persist.
http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/fixing-the-foster-crisis-where-are-we-now

AZ: Group to Protest Goldwater Institute’s Anti-ICWA Suit in Phoenix
Indian Country Today – September 22, 2016
In July 2015, the institute filed A.D. v. Roberts in federal court, challenging the constitutionality of the 38-year-old statute designed to protect Native children, families and communities from dissolution. The Goldwater case, as it has become known, seeks to overturn ICWA based on the contention that ICWA is “race-based.”
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com//2016/09/22/group-protest-goldwater-institutes-anti-icwa-suit-phoenix-165868

CA: How technology could shield high risk children from abuse (Audio)
KPCC – September 22, 2016
For a look at the alternatives to SDM and challenges of investigating child abuse cases, Alex Cohen spoke with Daniel Heimpel founder of the Chronicle of Social Change, an online publication that covers child welfare issues and Emily Putnam-Hornstein, an associate professor at the USC School of Social Work. She’s also director of the Children’s Data Network.
http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2016/09/22/52280/how-technology-could-shield-high-risk-children-fro/

CA: It’s Time for a Deep Look at Child Protection in Los Angeles (Opinion)
The Chronicle of Social Change – September 22, 2016
As a former child protection worker, I know that the death of a child is the worst possible outcome, the one that we all fear. Words can’t express the sorrow we feel when a child dies. A young life lost, especially due to neglect or abuse, leaves us all wondering what we could have done to prevent it.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/opinion/time-deep-look-child-protection-los-angeles/21440

CA: Sonoma County approves foster care overhaul
The Press Democrat – September 21, 2016
Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday approved a major overhaul of the local foster care system, a move aimed at dramatically scaling back on group home placements while increasing the use of home-based family care.
http://www.petaluma360.com/news/6113199-181/sonoma-county-approves-foster-care

MD: Prince George’s schools shake up staff as system reels from abuse allegations
Washington Post – September 22, 2016
The chief executive of the Prince George’s County school system has asked his top aide to step down, part of the fallout of an ongoing furor over child abuse in the Head Start program.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/top-aide-asked-to-resign-as-md-school-system-reels-from-head-start-abuse-cases/2016/09/22/20b8789e-8043-11e6-a52d-9a865a0ed0d4_story.html?hpid=hp_local-n

MI: Report: Housing program helps Michigan decrease homelessness by 6%
WUOMFM – September 22, 2016
Homelessness in Michigan is dropping. That’s according to a 2015 report by Ending Homelessness in Michigan. They found the number of homeless residents decreased by 6% in Michigan to 69,163 people. Report: http://www.endhomelessness.org/page/-/files/2016%20State%20Of%20Homelessness.pdf
http://michiganradio.org/post/report-housing-program-helps-michigan-decrease-homelessness-6

MI: This Week in Civic Tech: California Launches Police Use-of-Force Database, Michigan Showcases Foster Care Analytics
Government Technology – September 22, 2016
On Sept. 21, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) pulled the curtains off of CareConnect360, the state’s newest care management platform that is equipped with analytics and a data warehouse that integrates information from a bevy of departments.
http://www.govtech.com/civic/This-Week-in-Civic-Tech-California-Police-Use-of-Force-Database-Michigan-Foster-Care-Analytics.html

MN: Children at Risk: Child Protection Workers, Police and Courts Need Faster Access to Crucial Information
KSTP – September 23, 2016
To best protect child victims of abuse, officers tell 5 Eyewitness News they need immediate access to family case plans. Courts need to know about maltreatment history and open investigations on families. When a new case is first assigned, no one depends more heavily on those records than the child protection case workers themselves. However, one former Hennepin County case worker says that information is not easily accessible and can be extremely delayed.
http://kstp.com/news/children-risk-child-protection-workers-police-courts-information/4271418/?cat=1

MT: Bozeman in need of foster parents to house over 3,000 kids (Includes video)
MTN News – September 22, 2016
Youth Dynamics is a non-profit mental health center that provides a variety of services including foster care. Without enough foster care homes, children can be moved to other cities where there are homes available.
http://www.kxlf.com/story/33163739/bozeman-in-need-of-foster-parents-to-house-over-3000-kids

OR: Independent Report Calls for Massive Child Welfare Overhaul, Increased Spending
The Lund Report – September 21, 2016
An independent consultant says that the Oregon Department of Human Services needs to raise rates for all types of foster care providers and develop an assessment tool to determine children’s needs when they enter the system. The consultant, Public Knowledge of Federal Way, Wash., also recommended that the state centralize its hotline for reporting child abuse and redesign the process for reporting and handling potential incidents of abuse. Report: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/DHSNEWS/CWIndependentReview/draft-findings.pdf
https://www.thelundreport.org/content/independent-report-calls-massive-child-welfare-overhaul-increased-spending

PA: Study to measure effects of early environment on mental and physical health
Penn State News (Pennsylvania State University) – September 21, 2016
A child’s development can be affected by a number of factors, including biology and the environment. As part of a new, multi-institutional collaboration, Penn State researchers will focus on understanding the effects early environmental exposures have on children’s mental and physical health.
http://news.psu.edu/story/427158/2016/09/21/research/study-measure-effects-early-environment-mental-and-physical-health

SC: 6 Murphy Village minors taken from families by South Carolina Department of Social Services (Includes video)
WJBF – September 22, 2016
WJBF NewsChannel 6 has learned 6 girls between the ages of 6 and 13 were taken from their homes in North Augusta. Family members we spoke with say 5 of the girls are still in the state’s custody. One of the minors was released and is back with her family. The families say they are outraged at the state for not giving them a reason why D.S.S. took the girls.
http://wjbf.com/2016/09/22/6-murphy-village-minors-taken-from-families-by-south-carolina-department-of-social-services/

TX: Families matter in the child welfare system (Opinion)
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation – September 22, 2016
This is part of a blog series that focuses on the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s investment in organizations working to improve the experience of children in foster care in Central Texas. In this series, we will highlight how our partners are working to put an end to the cycle of abuse and neglect. Series: https://www.msdf.org/blog/tag/foster-care-series/
https://www.msdf.org/blog/2016/09/families-child-welfare-system/

TX: When Can Child Protective Services Intervene? A Recent Incident Has Raised Questions (Opinion)
Romper – September 22, 2016
It turns out that Child Protective Services can not legally intervene as often as you may have thought. This recent incident has raised questions about the ethics surrounding the laws preventing child protective service agents, as well as law enforcement officers, from stepping up to stop allegedly abusive situations.
https://www.romper.com/p/when-can-child-protective-services-intervene-a-recent-incident-has-raised-questions-18900

TX: Judge: 11 children to remain in state custody
Associated Press – September 20, 2016
A West Texas judge has decided 11 children of a couple who’ve faced child welfare investigations in three states will remain in state custody for now.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/judge-11-children-to-remain-in-state-custody/2016/09/20/9343f550-7f80-11e6-ad0e-ab0d12c779b1_story.html

VI: Fathers Commended For Participation In First Fatherhood Initiative
The Virgin Islands Consortium – September 22, 2016
Attorney General Claude Earl Walker publicly commended a group of fathers for completing a 22-week program aimed at helping them to become better parents, according to the V.I. Department of Justice.
http://viconsortium.com/news-2/fathers-commended-for-participation-in-first-fatherhood-initiative/

WA: 4 fixes for Washington’s foster-care crisis (Opinion)
Crosscut – September 22, 2016
Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services faces what internal documents reveal is a crisis in finding places to house foster children – kids removed from their parents’ homes as a result of neglect or abuse. Many young people are being shuttled between hotels and emergency housing. This story is part of a series produced by InvestigateWest for KCTS 9 and Crosscut about the crisis facing Washington’s foster care system.
http://crosscut.com/2016/09/4-fixes-for-washingtons-foster-care-crisis/

US: Adoption competent mental health services can make all the difference (Opinion)
The Hill – September 21, 2016
This September, a divided Congress is put to the test on whether to act for the most vulnerable among us. The bipartisan Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 passed the House of Representatives and is just waiting for the Senate. After a decades-long push to make a commitment to the mental health needs of children and families adopted and in foster care, this legislation is a leap forward to ensure much-needed mental health services when children are most at risk. Information Gateway resource: Collaboration With Mental Health Services: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/practice-improvement/collaboration/health/
http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/opinion/letters/297146-adoption-competent-mental-health-services-can-make-all-the-difference

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Australia: NSW foster care system ‘needs more fixing’
Australian Associated Press (AAP) – September 22, 2016
Questions have been raised about whether a shake-up of the NSW foster care system does enough to help vulnerable children.
http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/nsw-to-overhaul-foster-care-system/news-story/8bca44a8ab252533c50daea23d9f3016

Canada: ‘She was happy. She was loved’: Metis toddler taken from B.C. foster parents, moving to Ontario soon
The Canadian Press – September 22, 2016
The case has raised cultural issues as the foster mother is Metis, while the adoptive parents in Ontario are not. Also: Watchdog asks AG to intervene in Metis adoption: http://globalnews.ca/news/2957479/watchdog-asks-ag-to-intervene-in-metis-adoption/
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/she-was-happy-she-was-loved-metis-toddler-taken-from-b-c-foster-parents-moving-to-ontario-soon

Gibraltar: Govt defends action on children’s rights and domestic abuse
Gibraltar Chronicle – September 22, 2016
The Gibraltar Government has said it is actively adopting strategies on both children’s rights and combating domestic abuse. This comes after the Equality Rights Group expressed concern over the lack of progress on both issues.
http://chronicle.gi/2016/09/govt-defends-action-on-childrens-rights-and-domestic-abuse/

South Africa: ‘No protection’ for refugee kids
The Citizen – September 22, 2016
The constitution and the Children’s Act do not guarantee that the needs of undocumented children are taken care of, and thus do not afford such children protection from abuse, the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has said in a submission to the United Nation’s committee reviewing South Africa’s child’s rights this week.
http://www.citizen.co.za/1292971/no-protection-for-refugee-kids/

South Africa: Cosatu backs ACDP’s proposal for parental, adoption leave
Eyewitness News – September 22, 2016
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says it hopes there will be cross-party support for a new Bill that aims to provide for paid leave for parents who adopt a child or have one through a surrogate mother.
http://ewn.co.za/2016/09/22/Cosatu-backs-ACDPs-proposal-for-parental-adoption-leave

 

CA: L.A. Supes Want Answers on Child Abuse Risk Assessment, Fast
The Chronicle of Social Change – September 21, 2016
In response to the death of an 11-year-old boy, the Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection will evaluate how the county’s child protection system measures risk and report to the Board of Supervisors in 30 days. During a board meeting yesterday, the five county supervisors discussed the need to evaluate how social workers in the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) assess risk and to compare the tools they use with potential alternatives. Also: County to Reevaluate Child Protective Services after Death of Emaciated Boy: http://patch.com/california/beverlyhills/s/fw1hj/county-to-reevaluate-child-protective-services-after-death-of-emaciated-boy
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/l-a-supes-want-answers-on-child-abuse-risk-assessment-fast/21413

CA: Tracking educational progress of California’s foster children just a first step (Opinion)
EdSource – September 21, 2016
This is a big moment for California’s foster youth. The achievement gap for students in foster care is no longer invisible. We have a baseline. We can track educational progress for foster youth, measure the impact of our collective efforts to close the achievement gap between them and other students and calibrate those efforts to ensure we’re supporting this amazing group of young people as effectively as possible.
https://edsource.org/2016/tracking-educational-progress-of-californias-foster-children-just-a-first-step/569620

CO: Failure to protect (Opinion)
The Daily Sentinel – September 21, 2016
Hindsight is 20/20. It’s easy to say after the fact what should or shouldn’t have happened. While the series highlighted some glaring missteps, it also provided valuable context as to why certain decisions were made and revealed the pressure that state and national policies place on case workers. It would be a grave disservice to take these worst-case scenarios as evidence of systemic incompetence. A gross oversimplification of a complex problem won’t prevent future tragedies from happening. But changes in policy might.
http://www.gjsentinel.com/opinion/articles/failure-to-protect

KS: Audit into DCF finds agency not meeting all federal standards (Includes video)
KSNW – September 21, 2016
A legislative post audit into the Department for Children and Families found that the agency is not meeting all its state and federal requirements for the foster care program.
http://ksn.com/2016/09/21/audit-into-dcf-finds-agency-not-meeting-all-federal-standards/

MS: Fostering Children on a Faith-based Fast Track
Jackson Free Press – September 21, 2016
Becoming a foster parent can take anywhere from six months to a year, but the “Rescue 100” initiative has shortened that process significantly. The goal is that families who successfully complete the training can get certified in just a few months. The State is partnering with the faith-based nonprofit 200 Million Flowers to help facilitate orientations and trainings in the metro area. Craig and Rachel Robertson, the Ridgeland-based adoption agency’s founders, said that prospective foster families need to attend orientation before they can go to the training weekend.
http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2016/sep/21/fostering-children-faith-based-fast-track/

NC: New Moore County DSS investigation planned in wake of toddler’s drowning (Includes video)
WNCN – September 21, 2016
A new investigation is expected to start soon of the social services department in Moore County, board member Catherine Graham said Wednesday. Graham, who is also a county commissioner, called for the independent investigation last month.
http://wncn.com/2016/09/21/new-moore-county-dss-investigation-planned-in-wake-of-toddlers-drowning/

NJ: Court Appointed Special Advocates seeks volunteers
NJ.com – September 21, 2016
There are currently over 1,500 children in Camden County who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continues to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child welfare and court systems.
http://www.nj.com/south-jersey-towns/index.ssf/2016/09/court_appointed_special_advoca_2.html

NM: Victoria, Omaree, Baby Brianna: AG points to gaps in child welfare system
Las Cruces Sun-News – September 21, 2016
Despite reforms of the state’s child welfare system, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says there still are unacceptable gaps that need to be addressed. Also: Mother of Baby Brianna released from prison (Includes video): http://www.koat.com/news/Mother-of-Baby-Brianna-released-from-prison/41762374
http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2016/09/21/victoria-omaree-baby-brianna-ag-points-gaps-child-welfare-system/90797380/

NY: DA: Grand jury probing NY foster care system
Associated Press – September 22, 2016
A special grand jury has been empaneled to investigate New York’s foster care system following the arrest of a suburban man on child sex abuse charges. The man had welcomed dozens of boys into his Long Island home, dating back two decades, before the revelations of alleged sex abuse surfaced, creating questions about oversight over the foster parent system.
http://federalnewsradio.com/u-s-news/2016/09/ap-newsbreak-da-grand-jury-probing-ny-foster-care-system/

NY: Five Questions for Bill Marszalek
The Record News – September 21, 2016
Bill Marszalek is executive program director for foster care for Northern Rivers Family of Services, the Capital Region organization that oversees the Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center, providing more than 60 programs and services ranging from residential and foster care services and behavioral health programs to business and workforce development.
http://www.troyrecord.com/general-news/20160921/five-questions-for-bill-marszalek

OH: More Ohio kids in foster care amid opioid epidemic
Associated Press – September 21, 2016
Child welfare advocates in Ohio say children have become the “invisible victims” of the opioid crisis, as more kids are put into foster care and funding for children services agencies falls short.
http://www.crescent-news.com/on_the_wire/editors_pick/more-ohio-kids-in-foster-care-amid-opioid-epidemic/article_29893b71-8ee1-5118-bb69-4e6eb81413b6.html

OR: Our View: Foster care problems run deep (Opinion)
Mail Tribune – September 04, 2016
It’s unsettling to learn that foster children in the care of the state child welfare system wind up sleeping in state offices or motel rooms. But that’s just scratching the surface of a state system that is failing on multiple levels. Also: Horrifying Conditions In Oregon’s Foster Care System (Opinion): https://pjmedia.com/parenting/2016/09/21/horrifying-conditions-in-oregons-foster-care-system/
http://www.mailtribune.com/opinion/20160904/our-view-foster-care-problems-run-deep

PA: EDITORIAL: Words backed by action
York Dispatch – September 21, 2016
Early this year, York County officials at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Supper sparked a discussion about an issue that previously didn’t receive much attention: homeless and unaccompanied youth.
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/09/21/editorial-words-backed-action/90791020/

PA: Meet the woman charged with protecting the city’s children
The Philadelphia Inquirer – September 21, 2016
When Cynthia Figueroa was named the commissioner of the Department of Human Services in July, she received more condolences than congratulations. “It really struck me. Before I had even started, [I got] this defeatist, almost negative, ‘oh, look, she’s got a smile now but just wait’ attitude,” Figueroa said in an interview last week, her first on the job. “If people want, or hope, for this department and this position to get it right, we really have to be in this more together.”
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160919_Meet_the_woman_charged_with_protecting_the_city_s_children.html

TX: New Child Protective Services Directors Named
Alice Echo News-Journal – September 21, 2016
The newest regional directors for Child Protective Services (CPS) were announced today by Henry “Hank” Whitman, Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). “Each of these veteran CPS managers began as a caseworker, working with our families in their communities. Each has a solid reputation in those communities, and each has indicated readiness for leadership in this critical time for CPS,” Whitman said. “The protection of children and services to families in more than 60 Texas counties are now their responsibility.”
http://www.alicetx.com/news/20160921/new-child-protective-services-directors-named?rssfeed=true

US: A Push for Family Court Reform
Pacific Standard – September 21, 2016
Anti-domestic violence advocates planned to cite the Castillo case and others like it at a Congressional briefing in Washington last Tuesday in an attempt to gain support for family court reform. The advocates say that children are too often endangered by family courts and the supposed experts those courts rely on. Psychologists used by the courts to help make decisions “in the best interest” of children, the advocates argue, often lack expertise in child abuse and domestic violence. Information Gateway resource: Domestic Violence, Child Welfare, and the Courts: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/domviolence/collaboration/courts/
https://psmag.com/a-push-for-family-court-reform-2b21dc9e3fb7#.16avnn1d9

US: Advocates Urge Senate to Pass Family First Act (Opinion)
The Huffington Post – September 21, 2016
The fate of the most substantial piece of child welfare legislation in the last 10 years rests in the hands of a few U.S. Senators this week. The Family First Prevention Services Act, sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) would address a critical flaw in our current child welfare financing system in this country. Namely, the fact that federal funding is available for out-of-home placements and foster care when a child is removed from the home, but not for community services that could help children remain with their families.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-mckay/advocates-urge-senate-to-pass-family-first-act_b_12064250.html?utm_hp_ref=impact&ir=Impact

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Canada: “We want to encourage dialogue, not litigation,” says CHRC (Press release)
Canadian Human Rights Commission – September 20, 2016
In the wake of the most recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order that the federal government implement the ruling in the First Nations Child Welfare Case, the Canadian Human Rights Commission is calling on all parties to come together and start talking about realistic solutions that will have a positive impact on the lives of Indigenous children and families.
http://www.publicnow.com/view/D63179AC3E79BE21B5ED2524000E0EE18D5BFC53?2016-09-21-16:01:49+01:00-xxx7080
CA: Supervisors Are Right to Push L.A. County on Replacing SDM (Opinion)
The Chronicle of Social Change – September 20, 2016
The Supervisors are correct to question the effectiveness of the Structured Decision Making (SDM) protocol that Los Angeles and many other jurisdictions use to guide decision making in cases of child maltreatment. SDM, described as an “actuarial model” of risk assessment, is a series of questionnaires to be used at different phases of a case to determine the risk level for a child in a given situation.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/blogger-co-op/supervisors-right-push-la-county-replacing-sdm/21361

CO: Kin favored over foster care
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – September 20, 2016
Some have suggested that Mesa County’s child welfare system could be improved by allowing social workers more flexibility when making placement decisions, and making more resources available to people who find themselves suddenly in charge of a relative’s child. Also: Too little, too late: http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/too-little-too-late
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/kin-favored-over-foster-care

CO: Study: County needs to repair relations with foster families
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – September 20, 2016
Frustrating. Overwhelming. Difficult. Inconsistent. Conflicted. Poorly organized. Challenging. Roller coaster. These are the eight words that participants in a study of Mesa County’s foster-care system used to describe their experiences providing foster care or kinship care, if they only had one word. In focus groups and interviews, more than 80 stakeholders revealed that the department has work to do in repairing and maintaining relationships with families that care for the children in the system in Mesa County. Also: Q&A with mesa county officials: http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/qa-with-mesa-county-officials
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/study-county-needs-to-repair-relations-with-foster

HI: Senators Introduce Bill to Help At-Risk Youth
Big Island Now – September 20, 2016
The YASHS act would authorize the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary to award competitive grants for programs that expand access to sexual health services for marginalized youth, including young people of color, immigrant youth, LGBTQ youth, youth in foster care, homeless youth, youth in juvenile detention and others. Information Gateway resource: State Contacts (State agencies involved with child abuse and neglect prevention): https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/overview/relatedorgs/state/
http://bigislandnow.com/2016/09/20/senators-introduce-bill-to-help-at-risk-youth/

IN: Teachers could face more background, reference checks
Indianapolis Star – September 20, 2016
The proposal would require school employees to face background checks every five years, as opposed to current practice, in which they are screened only at hiring. The periodic checks would apply to any employee who has contact with children, including teachers, coaches and substitutes.
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2016/09/20/teachers-could-face-more-background-reference-checks/90728624/

KY: Report: Childhood Hunger Persists in KY (Includes audio)
Public News Service – September 21, 2016
In the past two years, according to the Food Research and Action Center, nearly one in four Kentucky households with children has been unable to afford enough food.
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-21/hunger-food-nutrition/report-childhood-hunger-persists-in-ky/a54119-1

NM: Senator seeks investigation into CYFD after Martens’ death (Includes video)
KOBTV – September 20, 2016
It was a case that had many around the state reeling: 10-year-old Victoria Martens’ gruesome murder. Now a New Mexico state senator is calling on the attorney general to investigate CYFD to see if the department dropped the ball in her case.
http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/senator-seeks-investigation-into-cyfd-after-martensrsquo-death/4268714/?cat=500

OH: Sen. Cafaro pushing bill to help Children Services track kids (Includes video)
WKBN 27 First News – September 20, 2016
The bill seeks to prevent Children Services agencies from losing track of kids when they are moved from one school district to another. The proposal would have the principal of the school or other designee check the child’s name through the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System for every new child in their district. If the system flags a child’s name, the person would be required to contact the local child services’ office.
http://wkbn.com/2016/09/20/sen-cafaro-pushing-bill-to-help-children-services-track-kids/

TX: Advocates needed to speak for abused, neglected children
Wichita Falls Times Record News – September 21, 2016
“Because children are subject to less adult supervision over the summer it’s not uncommon for reports of suspected abuse and neglect to spike when they go back to school,” said Laura Grimsinger, Child Advocates executive director.
http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/local/advocates-needed-to-speak-for-abused-neglected-children-3cf0dd8a-1308-37e0-e053-0100007f0277-394192201.html

UT: The need is pressing for Utah foster parents (Opinion)
St. George Daily Spectrum – September 20, 2016
The numbers highlight this tremendous need, with the Department of Child and Family Services reporting approximately 98 children in foster care in Iron County, with only 30 licensed foster families.
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/opinion/2016/09/20/need-pressing-utah-foster-parents/90622288/

VA: Juveniles: Sentenced to Debtors’ Prison? (Includes audio)
Public News Service – September 21, 2016
Young people in Virginia’s juvenile-justice system often end up jailed longer because of their inability to pay fines and court fees, according to a new analysis by the Juvenile Law Center. Graphic: http://debtorsprison.jlc.org/#!/map
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-21/juvenile-justice/virginia-juveniles-sentenced-to-debtors/a54117-1

WA: Foster care system in crisis: A special report
InvestigateWest – September 20, 2016
Children entrusted to state care after they are abused or neglected by their parents are bouncing between hotels and other emergency housing, and even being shipped out of Washington with growing frequency, victims of a severe shortage of foster homes.
http://features.crosscut.com/washington-foster-care-system-failing-children-investigation

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Australia: Child Protection Minister Susan Close’s Bill would allow same-sex couples to apply for adoption in SA
The Advertiser – September 20, 2016
Child Protection Minister Susan Close will today introduce the Bill to the Lower House which contains a raft of changes to the Adoption Act 1988 and Adoption Regulations 2004, including allowing same-sex couples the right to apply to adopt a child in SA.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/child-protection-minister-susan-closes-bill-would-allow-samesex-couples-to-apply-for-adoption-in-sa/news-story/9255ce438410cee3e65e759b7c02e525

United Kingdom: Unmanageable caseloads make you feel like you’re failing everybody (Opinion)
Community Care – September 21, 2016
There are times when one family can be all consuming and take up much of your time due to individual events, complexity and immediacy of risk. When this occurs, supervisors must take supportive action to assist with the management of your other cases. A blanket expectation to cope with your caseload under any circumstances will ultimately lead to risky practice.
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/09/21/anybody-really-understand-much-time-child-protection-case-takes/

 

AR: Guhman staying at Youth Services
NorthWest Arkansas Democrat Gazette – September 20, 2016
Betty Guhman was named director of the Youth Services Division on Monday, after leading the agency as its interim chief since July. Throughout her career, Guhman, 66, has focused on issues affecting Arkansas children — through the Arkansas Department of Human Services decades ago and as a child welfare policy coordinator under Gov. Bill Clinton — and she was Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s senior adviser for two years when tapped to take over the division. Also: Interim leader of Arkansas’ Division of Youth Services picked as director: http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2016/sep/19/interim-director-arkansas-youth-agency-fill-role-p/
http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2016/sep/20/guhman-staying-at-youth-services-201609-1/

AZ: Chief justice concerned about implications in child molestation decision
Sierra Vista Herald – September 19, 2016
The chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court is openly worrying that a new ruling will let police charge parents with child molesting for changing a baby’s diaper. Scott Bales said the majority in the 3-2 decision puts the burden on someone who is accused of intentionally or knowingly touching the genitals or anus of a child of showing that it was not done with a sexual intent. Also: AZ justice said ruling on child molestation has worrisome possibilities: http://tucson.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/az-justice-said-ruling-on-child-molestation-has-worrisome-possibilities/article_42cd9cf0-27a8-5019-b9a6-f4972f77c9e8.html
http://www.svherald.com/news/arizona-chief-justice-concerned-about-implications-in-child-molestation-decision/article_2ccd5a8a-7ece-11e6-bbf5-a7ba034be82a.html

CA: Huge Need for Foster/Resource Families in Santa Barbara County
KCOY – September 19, 2016
There is a huge need right now for local families to mentor, foster and adopt babies, kids and teenagers who are right here in our own backyard.
http://www.keyt.com/news/huge-need-for-fosterresource-families-in-santa-barbara-county/41737286

CA: L.A. Weighs Traditional Risk Assessment and Predictive Analytics in Wake of Child Death
Chronicle of Social Change – September 17, 2016
In response to the death of an 11-year-old boy, Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors will discuss a motion Tuesday that calls for a re-evaluation of how the county’s child protection system measures risk. Also: After boy’s death, LA County supervisors to consider reevaluating tool that calculates child abuse risk: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-supervisors-yonatan-aguilar-death-20160919-snap-story.html Gateway Information Resource: Risk & Protective Factors: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/can/factors/ Also: LA County Supervisors question social workers’ methods after boy found dead: http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20160919/la-county-supervisors-question-social-workers-methods-after-boy-found-dead
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news-2/l-weighs-predictive-analytics-wake-child-death/21300

IL: Improve safeguards in foster care system (Opinion)
Times-Tribune – September 18, 2016
We have the ability to free the next generation of young people who experience foster care and enable them to become the best versions of themselves. Children in foster care must be provided proper environments to develop and the best treatment available to overcome the trauma they have experienced.
http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/improve-safeguards-in-foster-care-system-1.2092393

IN: Drug arrests lead to spike in children needing foster care (Includes video)
ABC 21 – September 19, 2016
According to DCS, the number of cases involving children and physical or sexual abuse has remained constant. The number of cases involving children being surrendered from homes involving drugs like heroin and meth however has spiked.
http://www.21alive.com/home/Drug-arrests-lead-to-spike-in-children-needing-foster-care-394037231.html

MD: Abuse allegations on the rise in Prince George’s Co. schools (Includes video)
WUSA 9 – September 19, 2016
Allegations of child abuse and neglect inside Prince George’s County Schools has quadrupled since teachers and staff were retrained in the wake of a child porn scandal at the Sylvania Woods elementary school in early 2016, Schools officials told County Council Members Monday.
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/abuse-allegations-on-the-rise-in-prince-georges-co-schools/321677298

MD: Frederick schools do a lot with a little to help homeless students (Opinion)
Frederick News-Post – September 17, 2016
Just like many other public school systems nationwide, Frederick County Public Schools has identified a startling increase in the number of children and youth who experience homelessness during the school year compared to eight years ago. At the close of the school year last June, more than 800 children in Frederick public schools were identified as homeless. According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are 1.3 million public-school students experiencing homelessness in the United States.
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/opinion/columns/frederick-schools-do-a-lot-with-a-little-to-help/article_2ab6c5bd-422d-5d52-81ed-7efdf8ca0fd7.html

ME: Preschool expulsions set up children for failure, and that’s something Maine can’t afford (Opinion)
Bangor Daily News – September 19, 2016
A new survey of Maine child care providers conducted by the National Center for Children in Poverty, at the Maine Legislature’s urging, shows how widespread challenging behaviors are among the young children enrolled in child care centers and prekindergarten programs. And it sheds light on the services and training that child care professionals say are missing as they struggle to help these children. Survey: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B61rrpmRSrQWcFpySDRDS21JdU9jUHZXUUJ0b0lLcUVqMXFv/view
http://bangordailynews.com/2016/09/19/opinion/editorials/preschool-expulsions-set-up-children-for-failure-and-thats-something-maine-cant-afford/

MT: Governor orders CFS to move forward with changes
Great Falls Tribune – September 18, 2016
The state’s Child and Family Services Division is already implementing recommendations from a panel convened by the governor to review child protection services in Montana following complaints from the public, its interim administrator said Thursday.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2016/09/19/governor-orders-cfs-move-forward-changes/90561180/

ND: Two years after children ‘kidnapped’ to SD reservation, court battles linger
Bismarck Tribune – September 17, 2016
It’s now been two years since a Fargo mother secretly whisked her two children off in the dark of night to the Cheyenne Sioux Indian Reservation in far northwest South Dakota. A new ruling from the tribal appeals court came down this past week granting the two fathers “immediate” visitation rights, but they are afraid to step foot on the reservation and what they really desire is to gain full custody — something they’ve been awarded in North Dakota courts.
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/two-years-after-children-kidnapped-to-sd-reservation-court-battles/article_12acada8-bbd0-5378-9a52-e22ae16e9790.html

OH: A Family and the Future of Adoption in the Hands of Ohio State Supreme Court
Huffington Post – September 19, 2016
Several issues were of concern to the Supreme Court Justices. First was the role of the AGC social worker who represented herself as being there to help and serve Carri. Next was what counseling Carri was or was not given by the this representative of AGC in accordance with the statutes, and in particular whether or not she was duly informed of her right to temporary care for her infant son.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mirah-riben/a-family-and-the-future-o_b_11940424.html

OH: Parents’ heroin addictions put too many kids in foster care
Columbus Dispatch – September 19, 2016
Neglect also extends to public policy, advocates say. Federal and state legislative action has largely focused on opioid-prescribing practices and treatment for addicts, with comparatively scant attention turned toward the child-welfare system.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/public/2016/heroin/1-0919-parents-addictions-put-too-many-kids-in-foster-care.html

TX: Lt. Governor calls for investigation of special education abuse allegaltions (Includes video)
Fox 26 – September 19, 2016
A champion for the safety of students with special needs, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has been following the exclusive FOX 26 News investigation into a Katy Independent School District elementary campus and is intervening on behalf of angry parents.
http://www.fox26houston.com/news/206473810-story

TX: This Child Was Removed From Her Parents by CPS. Where Will She End Up? (Includes audio)
KUTR – September 19, 2016
The Texas foster care system is not perfect. We’ve all heard stories about children bouncing around from one foster placement to another, or kids who are in and out of the system – as if going through a revolving door
http://kut.org/post/child-was-removed-her-parents-cps-where-will-she-end

TX: Three new regional directors for CPS start this week
KXAN – September 19, 2016
“Each of these veteran CPS managers began as a caseworker, working with our families in their communities. Each has a solid reputation in those communities, and each has indicated readiness for leadership in this critical time for CPS,” said Henry “Hank” Whitman, Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), in a statement Friday.
http://kxan.com/2016/09/19/three-new-regional-directors-for-cps-start-this-week/

VA: Social workers and police in Pulaski working to be proactive when it comes to child trauma (Includes video)
WDBJ 7 – September 19, 2016
Over the past several months, the Police Department and Department of Social Services in Pulaski have been talking about solutions when it comes to child welfare. Now, both departments are taking the first of many steps to address ways to be proactive when dealing with children who have experienced traumatic events.
http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Social-workers-and-police-in-Pulaski-working-to-be-proactive-when-it-comes-to-child-trauma–393957761.html

VA: TCC hosts child-abuse prevention project on all four campuses
Southside Daily – September 19, 2016
The organization, based in Virginia Beach, is run by Regina Marscheider. The performance has won an Emmy Award and led to the arrest and incarceration of 158 child molesters in Hampton Roads alone, according to the organization. It’s performed throughout the country.
http://southsidedaily.com/2016/09/19/tcc-hosts-child-abuse-prevention-project-on-all-four-campuses/

US: Veterans now can use GI Bill to work in child welfare
Tulsa World – September 18, 2016
Part of the GI Bill allows for use of the benefits by veterans hired by approved agencies to complete classroom instruction, undergo supervised on-the-job training and work full time. A signed training agreement between DHS and the trainee is required by the U.S. Veterans Administration.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/columnists/ginniegraham/veterans-now-can-use-gi-bill-to-work-in-child/article_58d0054a-d938-56a7-a250-3c14d13285eb.html

INTERNATIONAL

Canada: Supporting foster kids to age 25 would save money: report
Vancouver Sun – September 19, 2016
The cost of supporting foster children in B.C. for six additional years would be about $99,000 for each young person, but the benefits would far outweigh that cost, says the report Opportunities in Transition: An Economic Analysis of Investing in Youth Aging out of Foster Care. Report: http://www.fosteringchange.ca/opportunities_in_transition_out_now
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/supporting-foster-kids-to-age-25-would-save-money-report

Canada: Trudeau government on notice in First Nations child welfare dispute: Blackstock
Canadian Press – September 19, 2016
A leading aboriginal rights advocate says she is disappointed the federal government is defending its actions on First Nations child welfare despite having failed to comply with a binding decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/09/19/government-fails-to-recognize-tribunal-findings-on-child-welfare-blackstock.html

Europe: Game to keep young people safe across Europe (Press Release)
Anglia Ruskin University – September 19, 2016
The Keep Me Safe in Europe (KMSE) e-learning tool is a collaboration led by Anglia Ruskin University and the University of East London. It was co-designed and co-produced by groups of young people based in the UK, Cyprus and Greece who have knowledge and experience of the care system and young asylum seekers.
http://www.publicnow.com/view/D2851C83A3AF065A1EDC2E20FF9BAE3AD3436C3E?2016-09-19-13:01:50+01:00-xxx1456

International: UNICEF: Int’l agency wants states to enact legislation to criminalise genital mutilation
Nigeria Today – September 20, 2016
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged state governments to have a comprehensive legislation to criminalise female genital mutilation and ensure strict enforcement to serve as deterrent.
http://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2016/09/unicef-intl-agency-wants-states-to-enact-legislation-to-criminalise-genital-mutilation/

International: The internationally-recognised legal team
Asian Express Newspaper – September 16, 2016
Until relatively recently, the idea of Foster Care in Brazil and Latin America was inconceivable. Abandoned and orphaned children were cared for exclusively in children’s homes and institutions. Switalskis Director and Child Care Solicitor Advocate Ranjit Uppal, travelled to Brazil at the beginning of September with children’s charity SFAC (Substitute Families for Abandoned Children). Ranjit was asked by the charity to deliver training as part of its ongoing work in Brazil to help deliver and promote foster care programmes.
https://www.asianexpress.co.uk/2016/09/the-internationally-recognised-legal-team/

United Kingdom: Foster care workers vote to form first ever trade union
BBC News – September 20, 2016
The Department for Education said it was launching a fundamental review of fostering across the country. Foster carers can be employed by private agencies but the majority are given work by local authorities. There are around 55,000 fostering households in the UK which care for some 64,000 children.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37411759

United Kingdom: Met tries to bar FGM practitioner from Britain
Morning Star – September 20, 2016
SCOTLAND Yard is urging the government to intervene to prevent a “high-profile” practitioner of female genital mutilation from entering Britain. A High Court judge was told by a police barrister yesterday that a request for the woman to be stopped from entering was “in motion.”
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-d7ac-Met-tries-to-bar-FGM-practitioner-from-Britain#.V-E4FDXMZps

 

AK: Opinion: A message to the tribal members of Kotzebue
Arctic Sounder – September 16, 2016
This public posting of a family matter caught us all by surprise. I just wanted to take a moment to reassure our tribal members and community that our tribe takes all child welfare matters seriously, that our staff has acted appropriately as the tribal representative for this Indian child.
http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1637a_message_to_the_tribal_members_of_kotzebue

CA: Governor: Keep the promise to care for mothers-to-be in foster care (Opinion)
Sacramento Bee – September 18, 2016
Young women in foster care are 2 1/2 times more likely to become pregnant by age 19 than other teens. Due to a lack of resources, these young parents often walk out of the hospital completely unprepared. And, too often, the cycle continues – children born to foster youths in California are 300 percent more likely to enter foster care themselves. Gov. Jerry Brown has the power to help change this.
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article102410547.html

CA: County lays out staffing plans for child welfare agency in response to grand jury report
Daily Press – September 16, 2016
Laying out its plans to keep Children and Family Services staffing levels strong and defending the agency’s law enforcement relationship, county officials authorized a formal defense this week to a critical grand jury report.
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160916/county-lays-out-staffing-plans-for-child-welfare-agency-in-response-to-grand-jury-report?rssfeed=true

CA: State Announces New Education Data To Look At Foster Care
KHTS – September 16, 2016
The state’s Department of Education announced new data this week meant to help in assisting foster care youth statewide in California’s schools, officials said Friday.
http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/education/state-announces-new-education-data-to-look-at-foster-care-176659

CA: Bill Aims to Keep Siblings Connected
The Chronicle of Social Change – September 15, 2016
Governor Jerry Brown now has the chance to sign a new piece of state legislation into law that would alleviate the trauma and uncertainty associated with sibling separation within the state’s child welfare system. Add Information Gateway resource: Sibling Groups: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/adoptive/who-are-the-children-waiting-for-families/sibling-groups/
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/california-bill-aims-to-keep-siblings-connected/21183

CO: Child abuse hotline nets thousands of Larimer reports
Coloradoan – September 16, 2016
Nearly two years since it launched, a Colorado child abuse hotline has fielded thousands of reports from Larimer County, state records show.
http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2016/09/16/child-abuse-hotline-nets-thousands-larimer-reports/90417126/

DC: District to Start its 2nd Annual Homeless Youth Census (Includes video)
NBC Washington – September 16, 2016
Friday is the start of the D.C. Homeless Youth Census in which teams will take to the streets across the city to find out how many people under the age of 24 are experiencing homelessness.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/DC-Start-2nd-Annual-Homeless-Youth-Census-393778581.html

ID: Recent incidents raise awareness about child neglect
Idaho State Journal – September 16, 2016
Recent incidents of child abuse and neglect in Southeast Idaho are giving local authorities the opportunity to talk about the problem.
http://idahostatejournal.com/members/recent-incidents-raise-awareness-about-child-neglect/article_53d8840a-4dd6-5035-b62b-95f806ac7c71.html

KY: Social workers say problems growing dire
The Courier-Journal – September 16, 2016
Frustrated state social workers have turned to Facebook to vent about what they say is an ongoing crisis in the overwhelmed, underfunded Child Protective Services agency charged with investigating child abuse and ne­glect and protecting children.
http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/ap/article_c72ed572-7b6d-11e6-8187-d7d5ddcb835b.html

KY: Drugs devastating lives of Appalachian women (Opinion)
Lexington Herald Leader – August 27, 2016
Today, the ubiquity of the drug culture has devastated the lives of many Appalachian women. As a result, we are seeing more and more women with a history of addiction in our programs: women who do not have custody of their children, women raising grandchildren, women who have served time in jail, and women whose basic needs like shelter, food and clothing are unmet.
http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article98212817.html

MD: Pr. George’s Co. schools explain employee screening process
WTOP – September 16, 2016
After a year in which a former school volunteer faced hundreds of charges in a child sex abuse case, and the more recent bus aide accused of molesting a 4-year-old boy, the Prince George’s County public school system has faced more questions about what it does to protect children.
http://wtop.com/prince-georges-county/2016/09/pr-georges-co-schools-explain-employee-screening-process/

MN: Lower Child Poverty Numbers in MN Don’t Tell the Whole Story (Includes audio)
Public News Service – September 19, 2016
New census numbers show a big drop in the number of Minnesota kids living in poverty, but thousands more still need help than before the recession.
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-19/childrens-issues/lower-child-poverty-numbers-in-mn-dont-tell-the-whole-story/a54084-1

MN: Starting the conversation about sexual assault
Hutchinson Leader – September 18, 2016
Approximately 80 percent of female rape victims were raped before age 25, nearly half of them before age 18, while 28 percent of male victims were first raped when they were 10 years old or younger, according to the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
http://www.crowrivermedia.com/big_fish_lifestyle/events/starting-the-conversation-about-sexual-assault/article_4fbc81a8-f0c0-5c15-8bf1-cbdbc6d100fd.html

MO: Children’s exposure to meth via parents is growing; Children’s Division seeing effects
Southeast Missourian – September 18, 2016
The 32nd Judicial Circuit Court Juvenile and Missouri Children’s Division officers have become familiar with decisions related to removing children from homes where methamphetamine use is a regular reality.
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2340160.html

MO: KC police must restore public trust after failures in children’s crime unit (Opinion) (Includes video)
Kansas City Star – September 18, 2016
Crimes against children deserve immediate and special investigation to ensure youngsters’ safety, eventual recovery and to prevent the perpetrators from doing more harm. But that didn’t happen in the Kansas City Police Department’s crimes against children unit, where detectives for years failed to properly investigate some rapes, serious abuse and other crimes.
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article102332202.html

MS: Foster care in Hancock County bears watching (Opinion)(Requires registration)
Sun Herald – September 18, 2016
The Hancock County Supervisors are keeping an eye on the Youth Court and foster care system. And the people of the county should thank them for that. For too long, the court and system have operated off the radar of a lot of people. The supervisors, though, have been on the frontlines, hearing directly from the people and families affected.
http://www.sunherald.com/opinion/editorials/article102307237.html

NC: Foster care success: Program helps Gillie, others move forward
Asheville Citizen-Times – September 16, 2016
Gillie, 18, of Hendersonville, spent the majority of her life as a ward of the state. She is one of thousands of youth to grow up in foster care in North Carolina, moved about from family to family as social workers tried to keep her safe.
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/09/16/foster-care-success-program-helps-gillie-others-move-forward/88868150/

NE: Editorial: Child welfare workers face big duties, big consequences
Omaha World Herald – September 16, 2016
How difficult but important is the job of Nebraska case workers helping children in crisis? A new report from Julie Rogers, the state inspector general for child welfare, provides a sobering example.
http://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-child-welfare-workers-face-big-duties-big-consequences/article_e715530a-f647-54ab-bbd3-b6755652bfed.html

NM: #SAFE on phone makes reporting child abuse, neglect easy
Albuquerque Journal – September 19, 2016
Reportings of suspected child abuse and neglect have ticked up nearly 20 percent in the wake of last month’s brutal killing of 10-year-old Victoria Martens and a campaign by the state Children, Youth and Families Department to remind people about its #SAFE program.
https://www.abqjournal.com/847838/safe-on-phone-makes-reporting-suspected-abuse-neglect-easy.html

NM: Shifting child abuse focus from prosecution to prevention
Albuquerque Journal – September 16, 2016
“If we’re really going to take child abuse seriously, we need to look at the evolution of how it got to this point,” said Bill Wagner, executive director of Centro Sávila, a grass-roots behavioral health clinic in the South Valley.
https://www.abqjournal.com/847153/shifting-child-abuse-focus-to-prevention.html

NY: Debtors’ Prison for Kids: When Families Can’t Afford to Free Jailed Youths (Includes audio)
Public News Service – September 19, 2016
Jessica Feierman, associate director at the Juvenile Law Center, called it a punishment for being poor. “We’re creating two separate systems of justice. This is really a glaring example of justice by income,” Feierman said. “We really can do better. We can set a system that’s fair to all young people, not just the ones who have access to money.” Report: http://debtorsprison.jlc.org/documents/JLC-Debtors-Prison.pdf
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-19/juvenile-justice/debtors-prison-for-kids-when-families-cant-afford-to-free-jailed-youths/a54075-1

OH: Hospitals try to heal, soothe growing number of babies with drug dependency (Includes video)
Columbus Dispatch – September 19, 2016
Between 2004 and 2014, nearly 3,900 infants statewide were found to have been exposed to heroin or other opioids, either during pregnancy or through breast milk, according to the most recent data from the Ohio Department of Health. Hospitalizations for opioid exposure in infants jumped 1,427 percent during that time, from 63 in 2004 to 962 by 2014.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/public/2016/heroin/1-0919-hospitals-try-to-heal-tiniest-victims.html

OH: Parents’ addictions put too many kids in foster care (Includes video)
Columbus Dispatch – September 19, 2016
Neglect also extends to public policy, advocates say. Federal and state legislative action has largely focused on opioid-prescribing practices and treatment for addicts, with comparatively scant attention turned toward the child-welfare system. “Everybody’s patting themselves on the back, saying we’ve shut down the pill mills, we’ve got more treatment, we’re doing all kinds of stuff,” said Joel Potts, executive director of the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association. “Well, what about the kids?”
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/public/2016/heroin/1-0919-parents-addictions-put-too-many-kids-in-foster-care.html

OH: ‘Healthy Ohio’ plan not healthy for Ohio: Wendy Patton, Policy Matters Ohio (Opinion)
Cleveland.com – September 18, 2016
The Ohio Department of Medicaid is asking the federal government for permission to change Ohio’s Medicaid program in ways that will make it far less effective. Medicaid provides health care to those who cannot afford health insurance. It is our largest insurer, covering a quarter of Ohioans.
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/09/healthy_ohio_plan_not_healthy.html

OH: Car Seat Safety: The Struggles are Real (Includes audio)
Public News Service – September 16, 2016
Child Passenger Safety Week kicks off this Sunday (9/18), and safety experts are spreading the word about the importance of proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 33 seconds in the United States, a child age 13 or younger is involved in an auto accident. Comments from Donna Laake, registered nurse, injury prevention coordinator, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-16/childrens-issues/car-seat-safety-the-struggles-are-real/a54066-1

PA: CHOP’s international adoption team providing healthier, brighter futures (Includes video)
WXTF – September 16, 2016
A local couple is expanding their already large family by adopting children from overseas, and a program at CHOP is helping them hit the ground running to make sure their children get the medical help they need.
http://www.fox29.com/news/local-news/205806388-story

PA: Local Agencies See Rise in Child Abuse Reports (Incldes video)
WBRE/WYOU – September 16, 2016
“In just one year we had a 14 percent increase in the number of calls that came in,” said Dallas. The increase in reports impacted efficiency. In some cases it took up to a month to process child abuse clearances instead of the state required 14 days.
http://www.pahomepage.com/news/local-agencies-see-rise-in-child-abuse-reports

RI: The most disturbing aspect of a sexual-abuse scandal at an elite, New England prep school
Business Insider – September 18, 2016
Among its findings, the report determined the rules and standards in place at the school – which “paved the way for abuse of students” – were common among most boarding schools during the 1970s and 80s, and the school’s leaders “did little, and certainly not enough” to remedy the situation, according to the report. Report: https://sgsinvestigationdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/report-of-independent-investigator-martin-murphy-with-exhibits.pdf
http://www.businessinsider.com/st-george-abuse-scandal-2016-9

TX: Perryman: Foster care redesign for the children
OA Online – September 18, 2016
More than 16,000 Texas children are presently in foster care. However, this crucial safety net for thousands of the state’s most vulnerable residents has experienced challenges in recent years. Children are spending nights in offices and hotels because there aren’t enough places to stay, reports of ongoing abuse and neglect make headlines, a federal judge called the system broken and mandated changes and it is difficult to keep caseworkers from quitting.
http://www.oaoa.com/news/article_5548d2a0-7d4d-11e6-982e-c38e6fa34c01.html

WV: In America’s drug death capital: How heroin is scarring the next generation
CNN – September 16, 2016
Her third-floor unit, a calm and quiet space with dim lighting, is meant to accommodate 12 babies, but it’s been two years since the numbers were that low. One in 10 born at the hospital endures withdrawal from some type of drug — heroin, opiates, cocaine, alcohol or a combination of many. That’s about 15 times the national average.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/16/health/huntington-heroin/index.html

US: Call for paid family leave has reached the state and national levels
Southeast Missourian – September 19, 2016
The call for paid family leave has grown louder in recent months, thanks to the upcoming presidential election. While the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a year to care for a newborn, adopted or foster child, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), only 12 percent of U.S. private sector workers have access to paid family leave through their employer.
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2340007.html

US: Credit Czar Howe Notifies CenturyLink, Law Enforcement of Child Identity Fraud and Victimization (Press release)
Business Wire – September 18, 2016
“Once again – and among the hundreds and hundreds of child crimes I’ve exposed – I’m engaged with the terrible crime of child identity theft,” stated David Howe, SubscriberWise founder and CEO. “And once again I’m dismayed because Congress has continued to ignore a myriad of pleas to solve this problem and protect our children with simple technology solutions that are so long overdue.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/billingoss/20160918005047/en

US: Special Issue of APSAC Advisor Tackles Controversial Differential Response Program
Chronicle of Social Change – September 16, 2016
Three years after a group of researchers sought to evaluate the research base of differential response programs, the effectiveness of the much-debated program has been revisited in a special edition of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Advisor.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/special-issue-apsac-advisor-tackles-controversial-differential-response-program/21173

US: 10 high schools receive $10M for rethinking traditional model
Education Drive – September 16, 2016
The XQ Institute awarded $100 million to 10 schools around the country experimenting with nontraditional teaching and learning techniques as part of its Super School Project, funded by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The New York Times reports the Somerville Steam Academy in Massachusetts operates without standard class periods or grade levels, Rise High in Los Angeles is organized around the needs of students who are homeless or in foster care, and Brooklyn Laboratory Charter High School will have a nearly 9-hour long school day.
http://www.educationdive.com/news/10-high-schools-receive-10m-for-rethinking-traditional-model/426460/

US: Latest Objection to Family First Act: You’re Kidding, Right? (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – September 16, 2016
The argument goes like this: Under current law, under a collection of highly unlikely circumstances, a small subset of kinship foster care placements could, at some point, lead to a situation where a later placement that otherwise would be eligible for federal aid would not be eligible for such aid.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/blogger-co-op/latest-objection-family-first-act-youre-kidding-right/21147

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International: Papal commission steps up work to educate church about abuse
Catholic News Service – September 18, 2016
Members of the pope’s commission for child protection, including an abuse survivor, have been speaking with new bishops and major Vatican offices as part of a mandate to develop and educate the church about best practices.
http://www.catholicnewworld.com/cnwonline/2016/0918/1.aspx

United Kingdom: Think ‘Honour’ Killings Don’t Happen In The UK? Think Again
Debrief – September 18, 2016
While tabloids would have you believe that honour killings have long been associated with Islam, the practice has also occurred in Sikh, Hindu and Christian communities as well. That’s not to say mainstream religions justify honour killings though. Despite the fact that this is ultimately a cultural as opposed to a religious issue religion has become synonymous with honour killings: the supposed shame which causes an act of violence to be carried out in the name of a long-held notion of ‘honour’ is seen to come about when traditional cultural beliefs are not conformed to, wearing ‘western clothes’ or dating someone from a different culture can increase a woman’s risk of honour-based violence.
http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/news/politics/uk-honour-killings-20160964920
 

AR: Lawmakers Push for More Oversight in Child Abuse Cases (Includes video)
KARK – September 15, 2016
During a Thursday morning hearing lawmakers peppered DHS and State Police child abuse investigators with questions and were repeatedly shot down. Leading the charge was State Sen. Alan Clark, R-Hot Springs, co-chair of the performance review committee. He’s been critical of the state’s handling of child abuse and custody cases.
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/lawmakers-push-for-more-oversight-in-child-abuse-cases

CA: How educators can help homeless and foster youth overcome instability (Includes audio)
KPCC – September 15, 2016
A team of local educators has won a $10 million grant to start a school serving foster and homeless youth in Los Angeles. Take Two’s Deepa Fernandes spoke with Shari Walker, a former foster youth, to understand more about the obstacles this group faces in the school system. Walker spent part of her childhood in foster care and now helps others navigate the foster care system. Information Gateway resource: Services for Youth: Homeless and Runaway: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/youth/interventions/homeless-runaway/
http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2016/09/15/52129/how-educators-can-help-homeless-and-foster-youth-o/

CA: Angels Foster Care hits milestone with 200th baby placement (Opinion)
Santa Maria Sun – September 14, 2016
Since its founding in 2006, Angels Foster Care has been improving the way foster care is delivered to children in Santa Barbara County and is thrilled to announce that their exceptional program of care has placed their 200th baby in an Angels foster home. This milestone is a big one for the Angels Foster Care team who have been helping local babies and toddlers and placing them in safe, loving, and stable Angels foster homes for the past 10 years.
http://www.santamariasun.com/commentary/15112/angels-foster-care-hits-milestone-with-200th-baby-placement/

FL: An urgent cry for foster parents in Manatee County over heroin crisis among adults
Bradenton Herald – September 15, 2016
Manatee County faces a shortage of those benevolent adults who take on a huge responsibility when becoming foster parents – today, due to the surge in children deserted by wayward adults adrift in a sea of drugs. This community’s addiction epidemic – most conspicuous by the once again alarming number of heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths – ranks as the worst in Florida and one of the worst in the nation.
http://www.bradenton.com/opinion/editorials/article102059717.html

GA: Foster parents indicted for murder in death of 2-year-old Laila Daniel
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – September 15, 2016
A Henry County grand jury today indicted two foster parents on murder charges in connection with the death of Laila Marie Daniel, a 2-year-old girl in their care. The formal charges come 10 months after Laila’s death and set the stage for a legal battle that could extend into next year should it come to trial. Also: The short life and tragic death of Laila Marie Daniel: http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/lailas-short-life/nqBCs/?icmp=ajc_internallink_referralbox_free-to-premium-referral
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/foster-parents-indicted-for-murder-in-death-of-2-y/nsYrk/

IN: Outraged at violence around the city? Here are 8 ways to make a difference (Includes video)
WRTV – September 15, 2016
Children who are disconnected and disengaged from their families and community are more likely to feel unloved and engage in violence, according to Mindi Goodpaster, Public Policy and Advocacy Director for the Marion County Commission on Youth. Information Gateway resource: Public Awareness & Creating Supportive Communities: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/communities/
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/call-6-investigators/outraged-at-violence-around-the-city-here-are-8-ways-to-make-a-difference

LA: Center opened to reunite foster children with their families
The News Star – September 15, 2016
Last year, 947 children in Northeast Louisiana entered foster care – over half of them were under the age of five. The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana is helping those children with a new resource center.
http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2016/09/15/center-opened-reunite-foster-children-their-families/90413122/

NJ: Changing adoption law in New Jersey
Catholic Star Herald – September 15, 2016
On Jan. 1, 2017, a new adoption law will go into effect in the State of New Jersey. It allows adult adoptees, and others, access to adoptees’ original birth certificates, which had been sealed under New Jersey law for more than 75 years. The unsealing of the certificates means adoptees will have access to information like their birth parents’ names and their social and medical history.
http://catholicstarherald.org/changing-adoption-law-in-new-jersey/

OH: Drug problem’s link to foster kids outlined
The Times-Gazette – September 15, 2016
The drug problem in Highland County and the growing number of children in foster care are inherently linked, a point made clear when speakers from two local agencies made presentations to Hillsboro Rotarians this week.
https://timesgazette.com/news/10342/drug-problems-link-to-foster-kids-outlined

PA: Back to school brings child abuse reports; Pa. says it’s better able to react (Includes video)
PennLive – September 15, 2016
A Pennsylvania official on Thursday said the state has made great progress in improving a child-abuse reporting system that was rife with failures as of early 2015. Much of the problem involved ChildLine, the state-run child abuse reporting hotline that saw a surge in attempted reports in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/09/back_to_school_brings_reports.html

PA: Officials: Significant Improvements’ To Child Abuse Hotline Response
CBS Philly – September 15, 2016
The State Department of Human Resources says it has made ‘significant’ strides toward resolving problems with Pennsylvania’s child abuse hotline… problems that were highlighted by the auditor general in May.
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/09/15/officials-significant-improvements-to-child-abuse-hotline-response/

SC: Child dies in foster care; removed from home after falsified drug test (Includes video)
WSPA – September 15, 2016
According to a new lawsuit, a 3-year-old died after being removed from his family because of a falsified drug test by Accurate Diagnostics of Laurens County.
http://wspa.com/2016/09/15/child-dies-in-foster-care-removed-because-of-falsified-drug-test/

WA: Nonprofit rescues kids from chaos at home
Bellevue Reporter – September 15, 2016
For hundreds of children in Washington’s foster care system, life can be chaotic. Olive Crest, a nonprofit with a significant Bellevue presence, has a goal to help stabilize lives, promote healthy families and keep children safe.
http://www.bellevuereporter.com/news/393589311.html

WA: Toddler death sparks child welfare discussion (Includes video)
KXLY – September 15, 2016
The recent deaths of several children in the Spokane area have experts reminding people to speak up if they think they know of a child that is in an unsafe situation. Also: CPS had previous history with dead child’s family: http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/cps-had-previous-history-with-dead-childs-family/41680930 Also: Court docs: dead child lived in home with multiple felons: http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/court-docs-dead-child-lived-in-home-with-multiple-felons/41680342
http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/toddler-death-sparks-child-welfare-discussion/41687576

US: & India: In US, 80 abduction cases in which parent took child to India, says Susan S Jacobs Special adviser on children’s issues
The Indian Express – September 16, 2016
Interview with Susan S Jacobs, Special adviser on children’s issues, US Department of State: “You met WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi Thursday. What did you discuss?” “In general, the reasons why we are having the bilateral meetings is to encourage India to join the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and to see how we can be helpful in having them join.”
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/surrogacy-us-abduction-cases-parents-took-child-to-india-ban-commercial-susan-s-jacobs-3033434/

US: The Foster Families We Need (Opinion)
The Chronicle of Social Change – September 15, 2016
The overwhelming message was that we have fewer foster family homes than in the past, and recruitment is becoming quite difficult.
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/blogger-co-op/foster-families-need/21092

US: Trump’s Parental Leave Proposal Sure Leaves Out A Lot Of Parents (Opinion)
The Huffington Post – September 15, 2016
On Tuesday, the Republican presidential nominee presented a policy offering new mothers six weeks of maternity leave, but the details were murky. The campaign told The Huffington Post that fathers wouldn’t be included, but did they actually mean to exclude gay men who adopt? Or women who adopt? Would same-sex couples get the benefit at all? Also: Donald Trump’s child care plan covers gay parents, and evangelicals aren’t happy: http://circa.com/politics/trump-child-care-plan-will-be-extended-to-legally-married-gay-couples
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-ivanka-parental-leave-gay-adoptive_us_57daf111e4b08cb140946035

US: If you leave your kids alone, it’s not predatory strangers who are a risk
Toronto Star – September 10, 2016
A California study found it’s moralizing do-gooders who are most likely to make mischief.
https://www.thestar.com/life/2016/09/13/if-you-leave-your-kids-alone-its-not-predatory-strangers-who-are-a-risk.html

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Canada: Tribunal orders action on child welfare
The Canadian Press – September 15, 2016
The Trudeau government is consciously discriminating against 163,000 children in its delivery of child welfare services on reserves, First Nations advocate Cindy Blackstock said Thursday as a human rights tribunal issued a second compliance order on the issue.
http://www.theweeklynews.ca/news-story/6860257-tribunal-orders-action-on-child-welfare/

Nauru: UN calls on Nauru to continue work on children’s rights
Relief Web – September 14, 2016
The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined initial to sixth periodic report of Nauru on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
http://reliefweb.int/report/nauru/un-calls-nauru-continue-work-childrens-rights

Sierra Leone: Committee on the Rights of the Child Reviews the Report of Sierra Leone (Press release)
The United Nations – September 15, 2016
The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined third to fifth periodic report of Sierra Leone on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
http://www.unog.ch/unog/website/news_media.nsf/(httpNewsByYear_en)/AE1FD4BFD2199636C125802F00416F84?OpenDocument

United Kingdom: Croydon Council waiting to hear if it can send asylum seeking children away to ease pressure
Croydon Advertiser – September 14, 2016
Croydon Council is waiting to hear if some of the asylum seeking children in its care can be sent to other areas to ease the pressure as a report outlines the “considerable drain” on resources by those who go missing. In total, 84 unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) who are in the care of Croydon Council went missing between April 2015 and March this year.
http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/8203-asylum-seeking-children-in-croydon-who-go-missing-are-considerable-drain-on-police-and-council/story-29717119-detail/story.html

 

Drugging Our Kids: Governor signs bills to curb prescribing of psych drugs to California foster youth

The Mercury News

Joymara Coleman, a 24-year-old Cal State East Bay student, displays two of the psychotropic medications she was prescribed while in foster care.

Lack of data blamed for over-medicating foster children in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The audit found Sonoma County often failed to show that it properly tracked cases in which foster kids were prescribed multiple psychotropic drugs …

Legislators to review state foster system’s misuse of psychotropic drugs

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

State guidelines recommend that foster children should take no more than one psychotropic drug from each medication class, which include …

Medicated: Many children in SLO County foster care are prescribed psychotropic drugs

New Times SLO

23, more than 17 percent of the children in SLO County’s foster care system were prescribed psychotropic medication during the 2014-2015 fiscal year …

Our foster kids may be over-medicated, but under-supervised medically, report says – OCRegister

South St. Paul Mother Sentenced in Death of Her Infant

Patch.com

A South St. Paul woman has been sentenced for the death of her infant daughter. The woman admitted to taking drugs and alcohol before co-sleeping …

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Mother Gets 3 Months In Jail For Daughter’s Death

CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 31-year-old South St. Paul woman was sentenced to three months in jail in the death of her infant daughter, after she fell …

South St. Paul mom gets 90 days in jail for infant daughter’s death – KARE

South St. Paul mother sentenced to jail in death of infant – Watertown Public Opinion

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Charges dropped against MN father in baby suffocation

KARE

Stucky was charged in the July 2015 death of his infant son, Myles Stucky. The boy’s mother initially told investigators she found the baby face-down …

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Second charged with hindering Camden child killing case

Metro.us

She died two days later from her injuries at Cooper University Medical … By Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) – The earthy, endearing and …

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Opposition to Differential Response Dealt Heavy Blow

The Chronicle of Social Change

There, re-abuse of children and deaths of children “known to the system” declined during most years DR was in effect. But deaths may have spiked in …

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Derek Falvey named Twins new president of baseball operations.

HardballTalk (blog)

… marking only the second time since the franchise moved to Minnesota that it has … Fernandez’s backstory made his death even more heart-wrenching. … his Instagram page, announcing that the couple was expecting its first child.

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Mom, boyfriend charged in bruised boy’s death

Metro.us

A Harlem mother of a 6-year-old boy and her boyfriend are being accused of causing the … Zymere Perkins had severe bruising to his head and body and died …. By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) – Eight months after …

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‘All My Children‘ creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93

WQOW TV News 18

ABC said that her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Sarah Nixon, confirmed her death. She died Wednesday in Haverford, Pennsylvania, at age 93, …

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Florence M. Glover, 100

Austin Herald

Florence M. Glover, 100, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, Sept. … farm, and upon the death of her parents when Florence was a child, she and her 4 …

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Black boy with toy gun shot dead by OH policeman

Cosumnes Connection (subscription)

A 13-year-old black child was shot dead by police in OH after they say he … near St. Paul, Minnesota, and a gunman killed five Dallas police officers.

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Topeka Police investigate infant death LIVE HIT

KSNT (press release) (registration) (blog)

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A 2-year-old girl was killed after an animal attack on Saturday night. According to Topeka Police Lt. Bryan Wheeles, the toddler was …

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Local infant death stats sound alarm

The Northwest Florida Daily News

In the past 10 years, Okaloosa County’s infant mortality rate has dropped from 6.7 to 5.6, falling below Florida’s rate of 6.1 deaths for every 1,000 live …

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Parents convicted in infant’s death

WBRZ

NEW ROADS – The parents of a 3-month-old infant, who died from severe malnutrition and dehydration in 2014, have been convicted of …

Parents convicted in infant’s death – The Daily Progress

Parents convicted in infant’s death – KATC Lafayette News

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Mother sentenced for infant’s death during overdose recovery

wlfi.com

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette mother has been sentenced to seven years after her infant died while she was in the hospital for an overdose.

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Force pleads guilty in infant’s death

Hays Daily News

Jason Force listens to the judge speak during his plea hearing Friday morning at the Trego County Courthouse in WaKeeney. To the left is attorney …

Force enters plea in infant’s death – Hays Daily News

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Man responsible for 2010 infant death sentenced

wivb.com

Prosecutors say Raymond Gonzalez, 39, caused the death of his girlfriend’s infant son more than six years ago on Busti Ave. The baby suffered head …

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Walk to spotlight high infant mortality rate

Canton Repository

Infant mortality is defined as the death of a baby before his or her first … The vision of Canton-Stark County THRIVE is that all Stark County babies will …

Walk to spotlight high infant mortality rate – Massillon Independent

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Salmon woman enters guilty plea in infant’s death

Post Register

A Salmon woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter for allowing her 6-month-old baby to ingest …

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Limerick parents to get ‘Baby Box’ aimed at reducing infant deaths

Irish Times

Thousands of ‘baby box’ sleeping cots are to be provided free of charge to parents of children born in Limerick, in a first of its kind national initiative, …

Cot death expert urges mothers to research baby boxes – Daily Mail

Limerick parents get ‘baby boxes’ for newborns to sleep in, to tackle risk of infant deaths – Irish Examiner

Limerick parents get ‘baby boxes’ for newborns to sleep in, to tackle risk of infant deaths – Laois Nationalist

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Spreading awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

WMTV

The goal is to spread awareness to local communities because nearly 3,400 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly each year in the United States.

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Infant Deaths

Australian Bureau of Statistics

INFANT DEATHS In 2015, there were 991 infant deaths (deaths of children less than one year of age) registered in Australia (542 males and 449 …

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Parents convicted in infant’s death

Washington Times

(AP) – The parents of a 3-month-old infant, who died from severe malnutrition and dehydration in 2014, have been convicted of second-degree murder.

Parents convicted in infant’s death – Beaumont Enterprise

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Police investigating infant’s death

WMC Action News 5

Chief Alan Cockrill told Region 8 News his officers responded to a call Tuesday morning of an infant not breathing. Officers immediately began CPR …

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Woman behind required daycare training for sudden infant death, honored at Fargodome Saturday

WDAZ

Addison was Tammy Czapiewski’s 6-month-old daughter who died at daycare in 2012. She says the new law is a way to keep her daughter’s legacy …

Local Daycare Holds Conference On How To Prevent SIDS – KVRR

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Lake Charles man accused of negligent homicide in infant’s death

KATC Lafayette News

A 29-year-old Lake Charles man is accused of negligent homicide after an infant was transported to a hospital and died. On Monday, September 12, …

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Judge hears killer’s appeal in 2009 infant death

Times Record News

The Wichita County District Attorney’s Office did not request the death penalty at Prince’s trial in June 2012, pointing out the difficulty in getting an …

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Clarskville Police detective: Stepfather’s actions led to infant’s death

Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Clarksville Police Department homicide investigator Detective Michael Urley took the stand Wednesday morning in a …

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Mother guilty of murder in baby’s death by freezing

Miami Herald

Samantha Green was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in California in the death of little Justice Rees, with the jurors’ verdict ending a saga …

Mother guilty of murder in baby’s death by freezing – The Bellingham Herald

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Woman gets prison time for Neoga infant’s death

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

… bathtub while she was in Gordon’s care. An ambulance crew took the infant to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, where she was pronounced dead.

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30 years for infant death support group

The Press

Sands Canterbury coordinators Jackie Plimmer and Karlena Kelliher with their memory boxes containing volunteer-made blankets, candles, tissues …

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Oceanside mother sentenced to 21 years in infant’s death

CBS 8 San Diego

VISTA (CNS) – An Oceanside woman who told police she drowned her 21-month-old son in a bathtub to keep him away from her estranged husband …

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Autopsy Ordered After Infant Death at ‘Sixth Street Apartments’

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Autopsy Ordered After Infant Death at ‘Sixth Street Apartments’

Big Apple News Radio

NEBRASKA CITY – The Otoe County Coroner’s Office has ordered an autopsy of an infant after authorities responded to Arbor Village Apartments, …

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Mother charged with homicide in infant’s death served time for death of another baby in 2011

PennLive.com

A 28-year-old Peach Bottom woman has been charged in the July death of her infant son. Jessica Harper was sleeping in the same bed as her …

Police: Mother charged in infant’s death after co-sleeping – FOX 29 News Philadelphia

‘Reckless indifference’: Peach Bottom mother charged with homicide after second infant dies in her … – LancasterOnline

Police: Mother caused baby’s death by co-sleeping, ignored repeated warnings – KXAN.com

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Port Orange man arrested months after infant’s death in motel

WESH Orlando

ORANGE CITY, Fla. —Months after a nine-month-old girl died, the boyfriend of the child’s mother has been arrested in connection with the death.

Man arrested months after infant’s death in Florida motel – WCTV

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Briscoe indicted on murder for 2014 infant death

Times Record News

A Wichita Falls man has been indicted for murder in the death of an infant back in August 2014. Catlin Wayne Briscoe, 31, was previously indicted on …

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Parolee charged with murder in infant death case

The Coloradoan

Prosecutors have formally filed first-degree murder charges against a Fort Collins man accused of fatally striking an 11-month-old girl with a chair after …

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Africa: Overcoming the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

AllAfrica.com

Dr Tharcisse Ngambe, a pediatrician at King Faisal Hospital describes this type of death as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). “It occurs in …

SIDS becomes major cause of infantsdeath – The News International

Session on infant sleep safety planned – Argus Press

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Fairfield daycare owner arrested in infant death

WTNH Connecticut News (press release)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)– A Fairfield woman was arrested on manslaughter charges Thursday, after a 4-month-old infant died at the unlicensed …

Police: Fairfield Day Care Operator Charged With Infant’s Death – Hartford Courant

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Infant death prompts state probe of Plain Twp. home …

Canton Repository

State and local investigators are investigating whether the woman in whose care an infant died last week was operating a daycare in her township …

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Deputies investigating infant death in East Naples

Naples Daily News

A 2-month-old infant died unexpectedly Monday, and Collier County sheriff’s … Medical Examiner’s Office will determine a cause and manner of death.

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Infant’s death under investigation in Naples

Fox 4

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 2-month-old girl that was found unresponsive in a car Monday. According to CCSO …

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Overcoming the sudden infant death syndrome

The New Times

Dr Tharcisse Ngambe, a pediatrician at King Faisal Hospital describes this type of death as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). “It occurs in …

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Charges Filed In Infant’s Death

WDAC

FULTON TOWNSHIP – Authorities say a Lancaster County woman caused her infant son’s death in July, when the boy suffocated as he slept, …

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New Partnership to Educate on Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Mississippi State Department of Health

Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health is partnering with American Medical Response (AMR) to train their staff on a safe sleep …

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Parents Charged In Infant’s Death

LEX18 Lexington KY News

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington man was sentenced to more than thirty years in prison for distributing heroin and fentanyl resulting in the death …

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Police investigating infant death in Tobyhanna

WFMZ Allentown

Pocono Mountain Regional Police are investigating the death of an infant in Tobyhanna, Monroe County. On August 11 police were dispatched to a …

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Daycare provider appears in court for first time since infant’s death

KKTV 11 News

Daycare provider appears in court for first time since infant’s death … In April, a 9-month-old died while under Humphrey’s care in her in-home daycare.

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Woman charged in infant’s death not competent to stand trial

KCRG

GRANT COUNTY, Wis. (KCRG-TV9) — A woman from Boscobel, Wis., is not competent to stand trial on charges in the death of her infant daughter.

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Dr. Christopher Pezzullo: How Maine is confronting infant mortality

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

And I am heartbroken when I review our state and national infant mortality statistics. In the United States, now, nearly six out of every 1,000 babies will …

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Bourbon County man sentenced to life in prison for infant’s death

KWCH

(KWCH) A Bourbon County man was sentenced to life in prison in the death of an infant on Friday. Anthony Anderson, 22, was found guilty in May of …

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Ishpeming Mother Sentenced for Infant’s Death

UpperMichigansSource.com

IRON MOUNTAIN (WLUC) – Accused of smothering her infant son to death, an Ishpeming woman was sentenced Tuesday for involuntary …

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Infant mortality a complex problem locally and nationally

Richland Source

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part series on infant mortality in Richland County. Parts two and three will follow on Wednesday and …

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Laurel Co. parents charged with murder in infant’s death

WKYT

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says that a couple will now face murder charges in the death of their 7-week old …

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Search Warrant Identifies Driver in Infant Death

Loudoun Now

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching the cell phones of a Leesburg man believed to have driven into a Lansdowne mother and …

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Duluth man sentenced to 30 years for infant’s death

Gwinnettdailypost.com

Herbert George Landell, at a May 2015 court hearing, was found guilty Monday in the death of his daughter who was 11 weeks old. (File Photo).

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Taylor man arrested in connection with infant’s death

KXAN.com

TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — Taylor Police arrested the step-father of an infant that died in July. Kerry Pachicano was arrested Thursday and charged …

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Halifax police say infant’s death considered suspicious, more tests needed

Toronto Star

She said the baby was taken to hospital, but it died on Sunday. Woodworth said the death is considered suspicious and an autopsy has been …

Halifax police say infant’s death considered suspicious, more tests needed – Times Colonist

Infant’s death in Dartmouth deemed suspicious – TheChronicleHerald.ca

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Woman released on bond after infant’s death at her Virginia Beach home

Virginian-Pilot

The woman charged with child abuse and neglect after an infant died at her home was released from jail Wednesday afternoon after she posted a …

Woman granted bond after infant’s death at her Virginia Beach home – Virginian-Pilot

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Murder charge added in July infant death

Marion Star

MARION – Tyler Sprow now faces murder and involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the death of his two-month-old daughter, Lithariel …

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Spokane County detectives investigating infant death

KXLY Spokane

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime Detectives are investigating the death of an infant at a home in the 19600 block of East Wellesley in …

Spokane County deputies investigating infant’s death – Myfoxspokane.com

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SLED charges 17-year-old mother in infant’s death

WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says it arrested a 17-year-old woman Thursday in connection to …

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Charges dropped for 21-year-old accused of hiding dead infant in shoebox

PennLive.com

Charges have been dropped for the Springettsbury Township woman police accused of concealing the death of her newborn baby by hiding the body …

DA drops charges in infant death case – abc27

Case against woman in death of her newborn child dismissed – FOX43.com

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Lawyer Says Charge Against Client In Infant Death Case Is Racism

LawOfficer.com

A Mississippi lawyer claims racism and gender bias have led prosecutors to charge his client with manslaughter in the hot car death of his …

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Halifax police say infant’s death considered suspicious, more tests needed

Penticton Herald

Halifax police say they are investigating the death of a three-month-old boy.

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Social workers study trauma to better serve children

BlueRidgeNow.com

Looking at children and their families through the lens of traumatic … The trauma-informed approach to child welfare, launched as a training program …

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Elkhart Police dealing with emotional trauma after 2 children found dead

WNDU-TV

ELKHART, Ind. — The community is in shock after a mother told police she smothered her two children. The Elkhart Police Department hasn’t been …

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We could be doing more to help child witnesses: lawyer

Sunday Star Times

An Oamaru father walked free this week after his children changed their … to improve the court process for child witnesses and reduce that trauma.

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Leading Experts Convene in Los Angeles to Discuss Best Practices in Trauma Treatment for …

PR Newswire (press release)

Conference supporters include the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family …

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Trauma-Informed Pilot Program Launched at Long Beach’s Beach High School

Long Beach Post

The pilot program, It’s About T.I.M.E.(Trauma-Informed Movement in … by child psychiatrist and founder of ChildTrauma Academy, Dr. Bruce Perry and …

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Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Awarded $2 Million Grant to Create Children’s Center …

News from Rutgers

The Center is a National Child Trauma Stress Network–Category III Community Service and Treatment Center funded to provide evidence-based, …

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Judge rejects delays in trials over child deaths

Battle Creek Enquirer

In both cases doctors concluded that the children died from severe head trauma and that the injuries were caused by intentional and violent acts and …

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Memorial Hospital gets $2 million grant to help traumatized children

South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — Memorial Hospital has been awarded a $2 million federal grant to launch a five-year research program to help traumatized children …

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Marshall police arrest woman after infant dies from apparent head trauma

ABC17News.com

Marshall police say they have arrested a woman on suspicion of abuse or neglect of a child after her eight month old baby died from an apparent head …

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Grant funds STRONGER to help trauma victims

University of Rochester Newsroom

“The grant allows us to continue in our role as the only funded member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) outside the New York …

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“left-behind” children in China

Schizophrenia Research

Background. Large scale migration of workers due to wage differences across regions of China has separated millions of children, called “left-behind …

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Child dies from blunt force trauma, mother charged

KRCG

Child dies from blunt force trauma, mother charged. By Greg Dailey Monday, September 26th 2016. house.JPG. A Marshall woman was charged with …

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Psychiatrist to travel the globe to help child victims of conflict, violence and poverty

University of Leicester

A child psychiatrist from the University of Leicester will be embarking on a global mission to raise awareness about child victims of trauma and build …

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Penn State conference to focus on child trauma in schools

Penn State News

The theme for this year’s conference is “Trauma Informed Schools: How child maltreatment prevention, detection, and intervention can be integrated …

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Agency hosts child and family trauma training

Foster’s Daily Democrat

DOVER — Community Action Partnership of Strafford County was the recent host site for a well-attended training on understanding child and family …

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When a child’s trauma begins at home

The New Indian Express

Someone who witnesses the screaming, the bruises and sometimes are caught in the middle as bait or threat — the children. Do you know the impact …

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Jewel: How Her Childhood Trauma Fueled Her Career Success

Forbes

I spoke to Jewel, a singer, songwriter and author of Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story, about the inspiration for her career, the long term …

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Sprang Receives $2 million Grant to Expand Services at UK Center on Trauma and Children

UKNow (press release)

When Sprang began her research she focused on the field of traumatic stress, investigating event-specific factors that influenced how trauma …

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Social workers and police in Pulaski working to be proactive when it comes to child trauma

WDBJ7

PULASKI, Va. (WDBJ7) Over the past several months, the Police Department and Department of Social Services in Pulaski have been talking about …

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Chicago officer saves child shot in night of violence

wtvr.com

Sgt. Bryan Topczewski used a trauma pack to save Tavon Tanner. … have been killed with a firearm in Chicago, including one child age 13 and under, …

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Jimmy Barnes On Releasing His Childhood Trauma In Memoir: ‘I’m Not Running Anymore’

The Inquisitr

The trauma of his childhood pain continued to haunt him even after he became a rock star, with Jimmy Barnes’s mental turmoil enabling him to …

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Program for caretakers of kids who’ve had trauma

News-Press Now

The program, called “Fostering Resilience: Preparing Children and Teens to Thrive Through Both Good and Challenging Times with a Trauma …

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Medical Experts Testify About Child’s Injuries in Dorsey Trial

The People’s Vanguard of Davis (subscription)

Medical Experts Testify About Child’s Injuries in Dorsey Trial … Still, Dr. Lee does not exclude the possibility of trauma, because trauma injuries are not …

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National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Center for Parent Information and Resources

National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Useful to Parent Centers, educators, service agencies, and families working with individuals with disabilities …

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Childhood Trauma: Focus on Validating Feelings

PsychCentral.com (blog)

childhood trauma, focus on validating feelings When you’re a child and you suffer abuse, whether it’s physical, sexual, or emotional, you make it your …

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Violence haunts Chicago’s children, whether they’re shot or not

Chicago Tribune

Brad Stolbach is a psychologist who specializes in treating child trauma in urban areas. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune).

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The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span

US News Health

A past history of abuse and trauma can have a significant impact on a … That question: “As a child or adolescent, did you ever experience abuse of …

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Millions of children fleeing war ‘systematically denied’ basic rights

The Guardian

Stoddart says the needs of displaced children go beyond the basics of food and water. “Children who have fled violence are suffering extreme trauma …

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Youth Trauma Program at Saint Anne’s Hospital offers programs for children and families

Sippican Week

Fall River, Mass. – The Youth Trauma Program at Saint Anne’s Hospital invites children who have experienced sexual abuse and other traumas and …

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Westfield Senior Center to host evening presentation Thursday

MassLive.com

WESTFIELD – ‘The Impact of Trauma on Children and Families’ will be offered at the Senior Center Thursday night. The program is directed towards …

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Arrowhead Center expands services

Mesabi Daily News

When children experience trauma or stress beyond their ability to cope, the brain changes to accommodate the threatening environment. As a result …

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Teens teach trauma care to Camden schools

Cherry Hill Courier Post

CAMDEN – Gemyra Wynn doesn’t need to go into the details of her childhood in Camden. After sketching out how adverse childhood events can …

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Why Child Friendly Spaces are vital

SOS Children

Children have the chance to express their feelings through arts and crafts as a method of communicating their trauma. SOS staff working at our Child …

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Childhood trauma led to addiction, resignation: Nunavut MP

Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo gave his most revealing interview yet to CBC Sept. 7, in which he describes the childhood trauma he says provoked …

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Child, Adolescent and Adult Trauma Counsellor

Seek

Child, Adolescent and Adult Trauma Counsellor. Northern Rivers Community Gateway is celebrating 40 years in operation as a not-for-profit, …

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Moving Beyond Trauma: Child Migrants and Refugees in the United States

The Chronicle of Social Change

These are mostly traumatized children who are fleeing violence in their home countries, often without an adult. In a new report, “Moving Beyond …

How Trauma Shapes the Lives of Refugee and Immigrant Children in the United States – PR Web (press release)

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Trauma’s epigenetic fingerprint observed in children of Holocaust survivors

Science Daily

The children of traumatized people have long been known to be at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and mood and anxiety …

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Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention and Baltimore Child Abuse Center Announce New …

Afro American

Baltimore Child Abuse Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides victims of child sexual abuse, trauma, and other Adverse Childhood Experiences in …

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Trauma handicaps educating Black students

The Philadelphia Tribune

As we prepare our children for another year of school, many African … to recent research and the country’s top child trauma experts — nearly twice the …

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Conversation touts trauma-informed care

Pamplin Media Group

Trauma-informed care is based on the idea that adverse childhood experiences — such as child abuse, family dysfunction, parental incarceration and …

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Trauma Drama: Austin Man Allegedly Held Child At Gun Point In Waxahachie Hospital

CW33 NewsFix

WAXAHACHIE — Looking at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Waxahachie on Sunday you’d have no clue what was going on hours earlier.

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ROP warns about children safety during Eid celebrations

Times of Oman

Muscat: Parents are solely responsible for their children’s safety during Eid Al … harming the eyes, hearing loss, child trauma and property damage.

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Child asylum seeker tells of escape to UK

BBC News

Figures obtained by the BBC England data unit show the number of asylum-seeking children being cared for by local councils has risen by nearly two …

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Study Shows How Trauma May Be Transmitted to Children of Holocaust Survivors

PsychCentral.com (blog)

It has long been known that the children of traumatized people are at increased risk for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as mood and …

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Letter: Advocating for Trauma Informed Communities

goskagit.com

On Aug. 22, I attended a workshop sponsored by the Skagit County Child and Family Consortium on the topic of prolonged trauma and its effects on …

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Trauma Systems Therapy for Children and Teens, by GN Saxe, BH Ellis, & AD Brown

Taylor & Francis Online

He is the principal developer of Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) which is currently used as a format to guide child clinical care in 14 states. Additionally …

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Issue Brief 49

Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI)

Connecticut has made significant progress to ensure that trauma-informed care is part of its child welfare system. The majority of children in the child …

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Girl X: A textbook case of child trauma

dailytelegraph.com.au

“If you could write a textbook on how to traumatise a child, it would be (Girl X),” the caseworker said. Girl X took an overdose to raise the plight of …

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Therapy Dogs Help Children Cope With Courtroom Trauma

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TULSA, Oklahoma -. Since 2013, more than 60 children have used a unique calming tool put in place by the Tulsa County District Attorney’s office.

Therapy Dogs Help Children Cope With Courtroom Trauma – News On 6

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TEHILLIM – Young Child Airlifted To Trauma Center After Falling Off Cliff In Minnewaska State Park …

Yeshiva World News

The child was extricated by rescue personnel from the bottom of the cliff, and was flown by the chopper to the Westchester Trauma Center. Please say …

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Massachusetts: Child Trauma Resource

The Chronicle of Social Change

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Health is soliciting Bidders for the acquisition of a children’s trauma evidence-based …

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Retirees hand make stuffed animals for Tenn. children experiencing trauma

WATE 6 On Your Side

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Volunteers comprised of retired AT&T employees pour their heart and soul into making stuffed bears by hand to be …

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In quake-hit Italy, children express trauma through drawings

Hindustan Times

A firefighter looks at a dog searching for victims in the rubble and debris in the damaged central Italian village of Amatrice on August 27, 2016, three …

Drawing out children’s trauma in quake-hit Italy – gulfnews.com

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Drawing out children’s trauma in quake-hit Italy

Yahoo News UK

Inside a shady tent in the middle of quake-hit Amatrice, a little girl hunches over a table drawing a picture of the soaring mountains overlooking this …

Drawing out children’s trauma in quake-hit Italy – Yahoo7 News

Drawing out children’s trauma in quake-hit Italy – Malay Mail Online

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Model Program Aims to Prevent Effects of Trauma on Children and Families of Patients

Pentagram

Families of service members with traumatic injuries, wounds or long-term … (Dr.) Ryo Sook Chun, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at WRNMMC, …

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Bound will help you dance away your childhood trauma

Geek

The new PS4 game Bound is about a pretty princess ballerina, but there is more to it than prancing around in tutus. It has does have prancing (and …

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Teen in Trauma Unit After Being Hit By Car on Route 1 in Milford

NBC Connecticut

A 14-year-old boy is at the trauma center at Yale-New Haven Hospital after being hit by a car on Route 1 in Milford this morning, according to officials.

Boy hit by car brought to trauma unit – CT Post

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The Child Outside the Door: Primal Scene, Caesura, and the Primary Trauma of Race

Taylor & Francis Online

The narrativization, historicization, and amplification of what is speakable and what is not in terms of the primary trauma of race in the United States is …

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Child neglect charge dismissed by magistrate in case involving alleged heroin in home

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

CLARKSBURG — A felony child neglect charge has been dismissed against a man accused of possessing what police believe was fentanyl-laced …

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Jury retires in Tauranga child neglect trial

Newshub

The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a Tauranga pair charged with child neglect against a toddler. The Crown claims 25-year-old …

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Meth arrests lead to child neglect charges in Hancock County

WTTV CBS4Indy

GREENFIELD, Ind. – Police in Greenfield arrested three people on neglect and drug-related charges last week after a warrant sweep. The first case …

Police: Methamphetamine arrests lead to child neglect charges in Greenfield – Fox 59

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Child neglect charge follows heroin overdose

So Md News (subscription)

A Great Mills man’s heroin overdose while his young daughter was upstairs at their home led to a life-saving response last Friday by authorities, court …

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Ky kids still dying from abuse and neglect

The Courier-Journal

At least nine Kentucky children died from child abuse or neglect over the past year and another 41 suffered life-threatening injuries at the hands of …

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Mom gets 15 years for neglect in child’s death

Indianapolis Star

An Indianapolis woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for neglect that contributed to the 2014 death of her son, after prosecutors say the …

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Mum arrested on suspicion of child neglect after five-year-old girl ‘was left home alone’

Mirror.co.uk

A mother has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a five-year-old girl was allegedly left home alone and had to be comforted by police.

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Podcast: Martha Dismont On Child Neglect/Abuse

Bernews

There are some blatant issues that affect children and lead to neglect such as domestic violence, but other, subtler, things like leaving a child with a …

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Panama City Woman Charged with Child Neglect

My Panhandle

A Panama City woman was charged with two counts of child neglect after she left two small children with a 16-year-old in a house infested with bugs, …

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Tauranga woman found guilty of child neglect

Newshub

A Tauranga woman charged with child neglect has been found guilty, while her co-accused has been found not guilty. Jurors deliberated for more …

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Pleasant Hill Day Care Provider Accused of Child Neglect

WeAreIowa

ANKENY – A mother and daughter from Pleasant Hill are allegedly involved in a child abuse case at a day care the mother runs.

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Children’s Cafeterias’ Combat Poverty, Neglect in Japan

ABC News

Laughter and lively chatter filled a room at a modest apartment in Tokyo one recent Thursday night as more than two dozen kids and volunteers …

Children’s cafeterias’ combat poverty, neglect in Japan – Fox News

Children’s cafeterias’ combat poverty, neglect in Japan – WTOP

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Trio found guilty in Bedford County child neglect case

Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — Three Lynch Station residents were found guilty Tuesday of felony child neglect in the case of a teenage girl who prosecutors said was …

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Details emerge in shocking child neglect case; Judge rules children to stay in CPS custody

KCBD-TV

A West Texas family named in a case of child neglect here in Lubbock has a long history with Child Protective Services, going back to 2001 and …

Correction: Child Neglect-Texas Family Story – ABC News

Judge: 11 children to remain in state custody – The Bellingham Herald

Judge: 11 children to remain in state custody – The Republic

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Carmel couple arrested on child neglect charges

Indianapolis Star

Police arrested a Carmel couple last month following a child abuse investigation. The investigation began Aug. 24 after police found a 14-year-old …

Carmel parents arrested after teens found to be abused, malnourished – WISH-TV

Carmel couple facing child neglect charges – WTHR

Carmel parents charged with child neglect; six children removed from home – WTTV CBS4Indy

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William and Claire Rembis face child neglect investigation in Lubbock

Daily Mail

William and Claire Rembis, 48 and 36, are under investigation for neglect in Lubbock, Texas. They have faced child welfare cases in at least three …

3 states investigating couple amid child neglect accusations – CTV News

Couple Investigated in 3 States Facing Neglect Case in Texas – ABC News

Couple investigated in 3 states facing neglect case in Texas – Austin American-Statesman

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Deputies find meth, guns during drug search; men charged with child neglect

KATU

Two men were arrested on drug and child neglect charges Wednesday after deputies found nearly a pound of meth during a narcotics search.

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Child neglect accusations, mother loses custody of son: Was he in danger?

MyNewsLA.com

A woman lost custody of her son due to false accusations of neglect by seven children’s social workers who work for Los Angeles County, an attorney …

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Recent incidents raise awareness about child neglect

Idaho State Journal

Recent incidents of child abuse and neglect in Southeast Idaho are giving local … Sandra Aviles, 31, is charged with misdemeanor injury to child.

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McGee pleads to child neglect

The DPost

He was initially indicted on a felony charge of child neglect creating the risk of injury. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor version of the charge.

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Father issued summons for child neglect after son found wandering in Norfolk

WAVY-TV

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A father in Norfolk has been issued a summons for child neglect after his 3-year-old son was found wandering Thursday …

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Farmington Woman Arrested on Child Neglect Charge

WBOY

A Farmington woman was arrested Monday and charged with child neglect.

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Children’s cafeterias’ combat poverty, neglect in Japan

Associated Press

Misako Omura’s weekly dinner is one of a growing number of “kodomo shokudo,” or “children’s cafeterias,” that are springing up across Japan.

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Couple investigated in 3 states facing neglect case in Texas

Ap – Associated Press

The testimony came during a court hearing for William and Claire Rembis, who have faced child welfare investigations in at least three states since …

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Child neglect claimed in teen’s plan to end her own life

USA TODAY

APPLETON, Wis. — Child protection authorities were first asked to investigate an Appleton teenager’s decision to die more than a month ago, …

Disabled Teen Jerika Bolen’s Plans To End Her Own Life, Supported By Mother? – Parent Herald

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Spotlight on child neglect

Royal Gazette

A charity will embark on a hard-hitting awareness campaign to tackle the “disturbing” rise in child neglect reports in Bermuda. Referrals for child …

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SJC man charged with child neglect, heroin possession

ActionNewsJax.com

Jason Atkins, 37, has been arrested on a range of charges including possession of heroin, maintaining a drug dwelling, two counts of child neglect …

SJC man charged with child neglect, heroin possession – WOKV

Man found unconscious in room with drugs, kids – WJXT Jacksonville

Heroin overdose call leads police to two endangered children – Historic City News

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Sheriffs charge daycare employee with child neglect in “biting incident”

WWSB ABC 7

Caci Burke, an employee at J’s Bright Learners, has been charged by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office with child neglect after investigators say she …

Toddler bitten, daycare worker charged with child neglect – WTSP.com

Dozen Bite Marks on Toddler: Daycare Worker Charged with Neglect – Patch.com

Florida toddler bitten more than a dozen times at day care, worker charged with neglect – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

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Driver of bus cited for child neglect after 5-year-old left on board

KETV Omaha

—A bus driver has been cited with child neglect after reportedly leaving a … A 5-year-old child reported missing Wednesday night was found on an …

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School van driver cited for child neglect

KMTV

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Omaha Police say the driver of the school van that never dropped a 5-year-old boy off at home Wednesday night has been …

Missing 5-year-old boy found on locked school van; driver ticketed on suspicion of child neglect – Omaha World-Herald

Driver cited while OPS looks for answers about child locked aboard bus – WOWT

Missing 5-year-old Nebraska boy found in locked school van – Fox News

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Tulsa Woman Arrested On Complaints Of Child Neglect

News On 6

A Tulsa mother has been arrested on two complaints of child neglect after she left her four and 5-year-year old kids home alone for more than six …

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Baby Charli’s caregiver arrested, charged with aggravated manslaughter of child

ActionNewsJax.com

She was rushed to the hospital and later died. Matthew Hamrysky was arrested for aggravated manslaughter of a child and child neglect with great …

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New plan aims to reduce child abuse, neglect in Texas

KSAT San Antonio

The PEI approach considers child abuse and neglect a community problem that only a community can prevent. Research and demographic data will …

DFPS to look at child abuse, neglect with public health approach – LubbockOnline.com

State shifts from reactive to proactive efforts against child abuse and neglect – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Texas Raises the Bar on Child Abuse Prevention – EverythingLubbock.com

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PSL parents arrested after kids found in ‘deplorable’ house

TCPalm

Khai Tran, 43, and 40-year-old Kim Nguyen, each were arrested on two felony counts of child neglect after Port St. Lucie police inspected their home …

Children found living in filth, parents arrested – WFXL FOX 31

Children found living in filth, parents arrested – WPEC

‘Deplorable’ conditions lead to parents’ arrest in Port St. Lucie, police say – WPTV.com

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Baby Charli’s caregiver arrested, charged with child neglect

WFOX Jacksonville

A man connected to an investigation into the death of a 9-month-old in Orange Park has been arrested and charged with child neglect.

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Child Neglect Essays

Sportcentrum Life

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SJC man charged with child neglect, heroin possession

WFOX Jacksonville

Jason Atkins, 37, has been arrested on a range of charges including possession of heroin, maintaining a drug dwelling, two counts of child neglect …

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Essay On Child Abuse And Neglect – Selfless Service Essay

Sportcentrum Life

8 essay on child abuse and neglect. 9 essay writing contest criteria a yet unnamed project, spanning cancer and non-cancer disease indications.

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reporting child neglect

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Find keywords like “reporting child neglect“, “how to report child neglect“, “reporting child neglect online”, “report child neglect“, “reporting child abuse”, …

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UAM Professor Presents at 2016 Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect

University of Arkansas at Monticello

MONTICELLO, AR — Marie Jenkins, an associate professor and field education director for the Department of Social Work at the University of …

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Child neglect claimed in Jerika’s hospice battle

Appleton Post Crescent

APPLETON – Child protection authorities were first asked to investigate an Appleton teenager’s decision to die more than a month ago, according to …

Child neglect claimed in teen’s plan to end her own life – kgw.com

Disability groups seek to stop teen from killing herself after she decided to enter hospice – Daily Mail

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Tulsa Couple Fostering 9 Children Charged With Child Neglect

News On 6

Tulsa foster parents looking after nine children between 2 and 15 years old have been charged with child neglect. Police say the Department of …

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Pensacola Mom Arrested For Child Neglect After Boyfriend Beats 2-Year-Old Toddler To Death

The Inquisitr

Police officers from the Pensacola Police Department have arrested a 25-year-old woman on charges of child neglect and related charges nearly a …

Woman charged with two counts of child neglect – WEAR

Mother Of Murdered Toddler Charged With Child Abuse – NorthEscambia.com

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Child neglect yields 36-year prison term

Terre Haute Tribune Star

A Vermillion County man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of child neglect. Gordon Mark Woolley, 58, …

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Man charged with child neglect for seat belt around child’s head area

The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Grand Forks man has been charged with felony child neglect after police said he was driving with his 6-month-old child …

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South Wales house fire tragedy: Mum of dead boy arrested for child neglect

The Sun

THE mum of a four-year-old boy who died in a horrific house fire has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect. Mum-of-four Jenny Davies escaped …

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Claremore couple charged with child neglect after autopsy finds meth in baby’s bloodstream

Tulsa World

Ronald Allen Sanders, 45, and Mandy Jean Wiggin, 26, were both charged Wednesday with child neglect, possession of a controlled dangerous …

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Wayne County woman charged with child neglect

WSAZ-TV

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A woman from Wayne County faces child neglect charges after West Virginia State Police troopers say she …

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Daycare employee could face neglect charges after toddler bitten more than a dozen times

Bradenton Herald

An employee at a daycare in Oneco could face child neglect charged after a toddler was bitten multiple times by another toddler, possibly because the …

Day care employee charged after toddler bites another – Bradenton Herald

18-month-old bitten over a dozen times at Bradenton daycare, teacher fired & arrested – ABC Action News

Florida toddler bitten more than a dozen times at day care center – News965

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Owasso woman arrested for child neglect after allegedly leaving child in hot vehicle

kjrh.com

On Friday, police responded to a Walmart on 12101 East 96th Street north after receiving a call about a child being left in a vehicle. After arriving …

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Three Arrested on Child Neglect

44News | Evansville, IN

Three people are in jail on child neglect charges after the kids are found running in the road. The three arrested, Joey Montgomery, Danielle Thornton …

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Wayne mother faces child neglect charges

WCHS

A Wayne county mother, 23 year old Jessica Nicholson, is now facing child neglect creating risk of injury charges after West Virginia State Police said …

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Locals asked to take pledge to help end child abuse and neglect

97.3 Coast FM

The Department for Child Protection and Family Support in Rockingham is hosting an event during National Child Protection Week in a bid to help end …

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Next in Weiner’s Woes: Child Neglect Inquiry?

Newser

… Per the New York Post, Diaz wrote an open letter calling for an immediate probe and also broached possible racial inequities in child neglect cases.

Call for child neglect probe in Anthony Weiner sexting scandal – Metro.us

Anthony Weiner’s sext could lead to child neglect inquiry – New York Daily News

Lay Off Weiner! He’s a Perv But, Please, Child Welfare Won’t Come After Him – LawNewz

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Tulsa Woman Arrested For Child Neglect, Hoarding Animals

News On 6

Tulsa Police arrested a woman Monday on complaints of child neglect, having an unlawful number of dogs and cats, illegal disposal of dead animals, …

Woman, three kids, many animals found living in filth – KRMG

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Frankfort parents indicted in ‘horrendous’ case of child neglect

WDRB

(WDRB) — Two Frankfort parents are facing serious charges in what the Franklin County Sheriff calls one of the most horrendous cases of child neglect …

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Lafayette mom handed 2 years for child neglect

Journal and Courier

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Sherita Russell will spend two years in prison for leaving her three children home alone last year. Russell pleaded guilty in July …

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Screaming baby found in car; 2 face child neglect charges

TCPalm

David Celentano, 34, who lives in the 10000 block of Southwest Brookgreen Drive, was charged with child neglect without great bodily harm, records …

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Couple arrested for selling drugs, child neglect

ABC Action News

A plant city couple is facing child neglect charges due to their home being … “That’s dangerous for the kids, you know, broken glass bottles and stuff.

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A drug investigation has resulted in a neglect charge for an Evansville mother.

Tristatehomepage.com

The Department of Child Services was called due to the state of the child’s living … Elliot faces charges of neglect and possession of marijuana.

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Homeless woman accused of child neglect, children covered in filth, lice, suffering health problems

Bennington Banner (subscription)

BENNINGTON >> A homeless woman is facing charges after her children were found covered in filth, infested with lice, and suffering numerous health …

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Calgary hosts international anti-child abuse, neglect conference

CBC.ca

Former Flames hockey player Sheldon Kennedy gave a keynote speech to the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect …

Calgary conference focused on preventing child abuse kicks off at Telus Convention Centre – Calgary Sun

More than 1100 delegates in Calgary to attend international conference on preventing child abuse – Calgary Herald

International conference battling child abuse meeting in Calgary – CTV News

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Child neglect case of Unionport-area man now includes molestation charges

Winchester News Gazette

Both McKinney and his wife, Amy, were charged Tuesday with three counts each of neglect of a dependent, a Level 6 felony. At initial hearings, they …

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Local News

Alva Review-Courier / Newsgram

The felonies are possession of CDS in the presence of a minor and within 1,000 feet of a school and child neglect. The misdemeanors are possession …

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Alva Review-Courier / Newsgram

Tests show presence of amphetamine. Authorities believe the father of a 15-month-old knew the child “ingested controlled substances and failed to …

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Westat Staff Attend 2016 National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Westat.com

Westat staff will be attending and participating at the 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) in Washington, DC, August …

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$1M bond for foster father accused in child’s death

WHIO

The boy’s death was ruled a homicide in March 2016. … The Montgomery coroner said in March ruled the child’s cause of death was blunt force …

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Mom gets 15 years for neglect in child’s death

Indianapolis Star

An Indianapolis woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for neglect that contributed to the 2014 death of her son, after prosecutors say the …

Indy mother to be sentenced for failing to get medical help for her 1-year-old who died – WISH-TV

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Mother, grandmother facing charges in relation to child death

WSAZ-TV

VINTON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) — A mother, grandmother, and another man are behind bars; charged in relation to the death of a two-year-old child.

Three arrested for the death of a 2-year-old in Vinton County – ABC6OnYourSide.com

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Man pleads guilty in child’s death

Bowling Green Daily News

Man pleads guilty in child’s death … brought against him in connection with the death of 3-year-old Christ’en Daijon Adams, who was in Hazel’s care.

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Child dies after being struck by vehicle in front of Woodward Park Middle School

NBC4i.com

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — It was just before sunrise this morning when a sixth grader at Woodward Park Middle School was hit and killed running …

Boy, 11, dies after struck by car on way to North Side middle school – Columbus Dispatch

11-year-old killed by car near Woodward Park Middle School – ABC6OnYourSide.com

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Woman pleads guilty to charges related to child’s death

WFMZ Allentown

A Northampton County woman pleaded guilty Friday, to charges related to the death of her child. Heather Surget pleaded guilty to charges of …

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Testimony continues in trial of dad accused of murder in child’s death

WLWT Cincinnati

The trial continues for a man accused of murder in the death of his child. … The coroner’s office said the girl died of blunt force trauma and starvation …

Video: Man in death penalty case admits biting, injuring daughter – Cincinnati.com

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Pocomoke man guilty in child death

Delmarva Daily Times

A Pocomoke City man was found guilty Thursday in connection with death of his … BACKGROUND:Pocomoke City man charged with murder of child.

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Fond du Lac County jury finds man guilty in child’s death

WBAY

The mother of the two children, 25-year-old Airrealle Smart, also faces charges of neglecting a child (resulting in death and great bodily harm) and …

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Child’s death in car in Dayton coincides with call for new safety measure

Houston Chronicle

Kennemer’s son was the 30th child in the U.S., and the seventh in Texas, to die while locked in a hot car this year, according to the advocacy group …

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Child dies from blunt force trauma, mother charged

KRCG

Court records showed that 26-year-old Lara Lynn Browder was charged with abuse or neglect of a child resulting death. On September 18, Marshall …

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Abu Faour demands probe into child death at Hammoud Hospital

nna-leb.gov.lb

NNA – Minister of Public Health, Wael Abu Faour, demanded probe into the death of child Tia Mahmoud Renno at Hammoud Hospital in Sidon, …

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Charges filed in child’s death

Daily Journal Online

Buchanan was released to the hospital at that point. The following day the trooper contacted St. Louis Children’s Hospital and found out the girl was in …

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Police investigate Sydney child’s death

NEWS.com.au

The two-year-old was found dead just after midday on Tuesday, while the toddler’s single mother recovered in hospital from a car crash at the …

Police investigate Sydney child’s death – SBS

Police investigate Sydney child’s death – SBS

Two-year-old child found dead in house in Miller, in south-west Sydney – ABC Online

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Operator of unlicensed Connecticut day care where baby died appears in court

WABC-TV

It was initially ruled accidental, the result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. There were no signs of trauma, and the baby had not been sick.

Operator of unlicensed Connecticut day care where baby died expected in court – WABC-TV

Woman Charged in Baby’s Daycare Death Arraigned – NBC Connecticut

Parents of baby who died at Fairfield daycare speak at operator’s court arraignment – FOX 61

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First Child Dies By Euthanasia in Belgium

Cosmopolitan.com

A terminally ill minor has been helped to die in Belgium for the first time since the country did away with age restrictions on euthanasia two years ago, …

First child dies by euthanasia in Belgium – CNN

Terminally ill child first to be helped to die in Belgium – The Guardian

First Child Dies After Belgium Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children – LifeNews.com

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JURY WATCH: No verdict in child’s death until next week

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Jurors revisited a 911 call and medical testimony but went home Friday without reaching a verdict in the case of a Binghamton man accused of …

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Ohio officer kills robbery suspect, 13, who had BB gun, police say

CNN

(CNN) A police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old robbery suspect in Ohio’s capital after the boy, who is black, pulled a BB gun out of his waistband, …

Columbus police: 13-year-old’s BB gun ‘practically identical’ to guns police carry – fox8.com

Black Child With BB Gun Is Shot by Police in Columbus, Ohio – New York Times

13-year-old with BB gun shot dead by police in Ohio – Los Angeles Times

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Henry County foster parents indicted in child’s death

11alive.com

The Rosenbaums’ attorney is defiant, having said over the phone that she is convinced the Rosenbaums did not kill their foster child, 2-year-old Laila …

Jennifer Rosenbaum indicted in foster child death – Henry Herald

Rosenbaums indicted for malice murder, felony murder in foster child death – Henry Herald

Couple accused of killing foster child indicted on murder charges – WSB Atlanta

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Child dies under care of Delaware facility

The News Journal

State police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl who was under the care of a private Delaware facility that treats people with …

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Woman pleads not guilty in Marion County in child’s death

Bloomington Pantagraph

Officers responded after receiving a call about an unresponsive child at an apartment in Flippin. The girl died at a Missouri hospital as a result of her …

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Mum and gran of baby girl savaged to death by banned pitbull jailed amid chaos outside court

Mirror.co.uk

The mum and gran of a six-month-old baby girl who was mauled to death by an American pitbull in a horror attack have been jailed. Claire Riley, 23 …

Mother and grandmother of baby girl mauled to death by dog face sentencing – Daily Mail

Grandmother and mother jailed over pitbull that killed baby – The Guardian

Mum and gran jailed over baby death – Sky News

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Child Life Corner: Discussing Death with Children

Riley Hospital for Children

Blog Child Life Corner: Discussing Death with Children. Here are some things to consider when talking with children about the death of a loved one.

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Woman pleads not guilty in Marion County in child’s death

Ludington Daily News

Officers responded after receiving a call about an unresponsive child at an apartment in Flippin. The girl died at a Missouri hospital as a result of her …

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Car crashes aren’t the only cause of car-related child deaths in the US

My Fox Yakima

OLYMPIA, WA – Motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of death among children in the United States. Another area of concern with …

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Rossett family wants scope of the inquest into child’s death to be broadened

Chester Standard

THE parents of a seven-year-old girl who died after being misdiagnosed when she was a baby believe it was not a one-off tragedy but part of a …

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Parents of 2-year-old charged in child’s death

WBAL Baltimore

13 to the University of Maryland’s pediatrics unit for a report of a child who was brought in unconscious and unresponsive. Officers found doctors …

Baltimore parents charged in death of 2-year-old who ingested methadone – Baltimore Sun

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Florida father arrested after toddler son dies in hot truck

CNN

The boy had an “extremely high body temperature” and was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the sheriff …

23-month-old dies after being left in truck in Palm Harbor – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Child’s Death Under Investigation in Palm Harbor – Patch.com

Deputies: Pinellas dad charged with aggravated manslaughter after son left in truck for around 8 … – WFLA

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Acquittal in foster child death

The Augusta Chronicle

After 604 days in jail awaiting trial, Elizabeth Osei finally saw freedom Friday after a jury acquitted her of murder in the death of her foster child.

Acquittal in foster child death – The Augusta Chronicle

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Woman sentenced for child’s death in Middletown

WLWT Cincinnati

MIDDLETOWN —A woman who admitted guilt in the death of a boy at a … while the boy’s mother, Theresa Hawkins-Stephens, awaits sentencing for …

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Man indicted in child’s death

Gaston Gazette

(From left) Jackie Figueroa, Sasha Messick, Lucy Lanier and Lisa Rector stood in front of the Gaston County Courthouse Wednesday morning to ask …

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Couple arrested after their eight-month-old baby boydies from multiple injuries’

Daily Mail

The baby was taken to hospital with multiple injuries after police were called to … on suspicion of murder and causing or allowing the death of a child.

Murder arrest over baby ‘multiple injuries’ death in Rochdale – BBC News

Police continue to question man and woman after death of baby in Rochdale – Manchester Evening News

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after death of eight-month-old baby – ITV News

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Hillsborough firefighter arrested after toddler dies in hot pickup truck

Tampabay.com

PALM HARBOR — A man has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child after deputies say he left his toddler son in a hot pickup truck for …

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Fairfield day care operator arrested in death of 4-month-old boy

WABC-TV

Police have made an arrest in connection with the death of an infant earlier … to check a day care’s license before deciding to where to send a child.

Day Care Worker Accused of Killing Infant With Antihistamine – NBC New York

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Moore County DSS problems uncovered in wake of child’s death

Fayetteville Observer

A state review of Moore County’s Child Protective Services reveals a host of concerns from the day the agency took custody of Rylan Ott through April, …

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Jury selection starts again in Georgia hot-car child death trial

Reuters

ATLANTA Jury selection began on Monday for the second time this year in the murder trial of a Georgia man who prosecutors say intentionally left his …

Trial of dad in boy’s hot car death restarts 275 miles away – Fox News

2nd try at jury selection begins in Georgia hot car death – Daily Mail

2nd Try at Jury Selection Begins in Georgia Hot Car Death – ABC News

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Charges Dismissed In Blooming Prairie Child Death Case

KDHL Radio

Cory Neal Stucky, age 31 of Blooming Prairie was charged in the suffocation death of his 8 week old son in July of 2015.

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Therapist Talks On Coming To Grips With A Child’s Death

MSN.com

Ashely Roberts spoke with a family therapist about what’s next for the family of Jacob Wetterling (2:29). WCCO 4 News At Noon – Sept. 7, 2016.

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UPDATE: Child Dies After Thursday Crash

WHO Radio – iHeartRadio

DES MOINES, Iowa – A 12-year-old injured in a crash last week has now died. Lea Phann was among those injured in a crash at Southeast Sixth …

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Deer River couple charged with murder, manslaughter over child’s death

Daily Courier-Observer

Lewis County District Attorney Leanne K. Moser, flanked by police officials, speaks during a Friday morning press conference concerning the murder …

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[DOWNLOAD] Balam Acab Child Death

Behance

DOWNLOAD Balam Acab Child Death ZIP MP3 FULL ALBUM TORRENT FLAC* * ** * *DOWNLOAD LINK: http://urlbucks.net/p0Faz3 [COPY/PASTE …

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Volvo Car Seat Safety Suit Over Child’s Death To Be Retried

LexisNexis

Strict product liability claims in a suit against Volvo and child car seat manufacturer Graco over the automobile accident death of an infant can be …

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Trial of dad in boy’s hot car death restarts 275 miles away

The Big Story – Associated Press

1 photo. Unattended Child Death. FILE – In this Oct. 12, 2015 file photo, Justin Ross Harris arrives for his court appearance at… Read more.

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A year after one Syrian child’s death shook the world, another fights for survival

Washington Post

Exactly one year ago, the war’s toll on children was painfully underscored by the image of a little boy lying facedown on a Turkish beach. In death …

‘Photo of my dead son has changed nothing’, says father of drowned Syrian refugee boy Alan Kurdi – Telegraph.co.uk

One Year After Alan Kurdi’s Death, Government Urged To Accept More Child Refugees – BuzzFeed News

Alan Kurdi’s journey: The children who survived and perished – CNN

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Father sent to prison for endangerment in child death case

Joplin Globe

The defendant’s fiancee, Tearra D. Olson, 21, is charged with second-degree murder and child abuse in the Oct. 29, 2015, death of Emalata “Emma” …

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$1M bond for foster father accused in child’s

WHIO

King of Glory Church on Genesee Avenue in Dayton, where a toddler died in 2015. Weaver was pastor of the church at the time. (Natalie …

Springfield mother indicted in connection – WHIO

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Board denies parole for woman sentenced for child’s death

WMUR Manchester

Gutierrez left her 2-year-old and 8-month-old children in a bathtub in her Merrimack home in 2011 with the water running. Her 8-month-old son, …

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Grand jury to hear child death case

News 12 Westchester

Dasia Bartee, 26, is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of her baby girl. She appeared in Mount Vernon City Court and learned that …

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Trial underway for Georgia daycare owner charged in child’s death

Online Athens

ALPHARETTA | A trial is underway for an Alpharetta woman charged in the death of a 3-year-old boy at her home daycare in 2014. News agencies …

Trial underway for daycare owner charged in child’s death – WRCB-TV

Trial underway for daycare owner charged in child’s death – CBS46 News Atlanta

Trial underway for daycare owner charged in child’s death – The Telegraph

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Georgia daycare owner acquitted of charges in child’s death

Online Athens

ALPHARETTA | A jury has found an Alpharetta woman not guilty in the death of a 3-year-old boy at her home daycare in 2014. Local news media …

Daycare owner acquitted of charges in child’s death – WSB Atlanta

Daycare owner acquitted of charges in child’s death – WRCB-TV

‘Disappointed, frustrated’ jury acquits ex-day care owner in boy’s death – MyAJC

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Lower bond denied for man charged in child’s death

Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON – It took seconds for Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell to deny a motion asking for lower bond for a man charged in the death of …

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Carthage father sent to prison for endangerment in child death case

Springfield News-Leader

His fiancee, 21-year-old Tearra Olson, is charged with second-degree murder and child abuse in the October 2015 death of Emalata “Emma” Hoeft.

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Child death: Zaeem Qadri’s response

Samaa Tv (registration) (blog)

Punjab Government Spokesman Zaeem Qadri was left with no answer when his attention was called to the fact that child is alive and out of danger at …

SAMAA exposes Punjab govt false claim on child death – Samaa Tv (registration) (blog)

Rana speechless over child death claims – Samaa Tv (registration) (blog)

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Custer County woman found guilty in child’s death

KRVN Radio

Custer County woman found guilty in child’s death. Courtesy/ Custer County Sheriff’s Office. Brittney Pryce, March 2014. A Custer County District Court …

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Grandma Covered Up 2-Year-Old’s Beating Death Over Potty Training: Police

People Magazine

A South Dakota mother and grandmother are both facing charges in connection with a 2-year-old’s July beating death, allegedly over the boy’s …

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City investigating tragic death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins

New York Daily News

The mother of a battered 6-year-old Harlem boy told investigators she watched her hulking boyfriend beat her son with a wooden broomstick and hang …

Police Arrest Mother, Boyfriend Following Death Of 6-Yr-Old Harlem Boy – Gothamist

Boy beaten to death with broomstick was abused for months – New York Post

Harlem boy, 6, covered in bruises dies at hospital – New York Daily News

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Man charged with child abuse of girlfriend’s 18-month-old baby

FOX 46 Charlotte

ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (WJZY) – A man is facing charges after allegedly beating his girlfriend’s 18-month-old baby, according to deputies with the …

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Surveillance video from convenience store appears to show man beating child

WPXI Pittsburgh

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – A man who says he witnessed an older man beating a child in the parking lot of his New Kensington motorcycle shop is …

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Video shows beating of child in Arnold parking lot

Tribune-Review

Police are hoping an Arnold store surveillance video or phone calls will reveal the identity of a man who beat a young boy in a parking lot Tuesday …

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Cheyenne couple acquitted of child abuse has again been charged

Wyoming Tribune

Charging documents say Tribby had primary custody of the children in Cheyenne during the timeframe of the alleged abuse – July 2015 to December …

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Brad Pitt admits he yelled at his kids but denies hitting them

Page Six

Brad Pitt admitted to childabuse investigators that he screamed at eldest kid Maddox during a flight from Europe to Los Angeles — but swore he never …

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Divorce Is Just Getting Uglier – Jezebel

Brad Pitt child abuse allegations weakened by video tape – Movie TV Tech Geeks News

Brad and Angelina squaring off in celeb war of the century – Melfort Journal

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Danville, Ky. man accused of beating child for taking toppings o – WDRB 41 Louisville News

WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Danville, Kentucky man is facing a felony charge after police say he beat a child for taking toppings off a pizza.

Police: Boyle Co. Man Beats Child Who Refused To Eat Dinner – LEX18 Lexington KY News

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Trial scheduled for man accused of child abuse in 14-month-old’s death

WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- A Topeka man accused of beating and shaking a one-year-old girl to death was in Shawnee County Court Thursday.

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Deputies: Mother jailed, 4 daughters face charges after family beats up boy in Deltona

WFTV Orlando

DELTONA, Fla. – A Volusia County mother and her four daughters are accused of beating up a 13-year-old student, who suffered a concussion as a …

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Mother sentenced for Middletown fatal child beating

Dayton Daily News

A Butler County judge told a mother who admitted beating her 5-year-old son to … She pleaded guilty to murder and two counts of child endangering.

Mother sentenced for Middletown fatal child – WHIO

Mom sentenced in 5-year-old son’s beating death – Cincinnati.com

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Hemet father accused of child abuse released from jail

KABC-TV

A father accused of child abuse, after chilling video was posted to Facebook by neighbors in Hemet, was released from jail on Friday and says there is …

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Poplar woman pleads not guilty in child’s beating death

Billings Gazette

A Montana woman accused of killing a 13-month-old girl she was caring for and putting the child’s body in a dumpster has pleaded not guilty to federal …

Woman pleads not guilty in death of baby on reservation – Montana Standard

Woman denies baby’s beating death on Montana reservation – AberdeenNews.com

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Mississippi Woman Ties Up One-Year-Old Child, Beats Him, Gets Two-Year House Arrest

The Inquisitr

Elise Bryant was convicted of felony child abuse in a Mississippi court, but managed to negotiate a plea deal with prosecutors. In the terms of the …

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Baby sitter gets 20-year sentence in child’s beating death

Cherry Hill Courier Post

PENNS GROVE – A baby sitter who punched and fatally injured a young girl he was caring for has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Michael …

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Father suspected of beating 8-year-old son faces felony child abuse charge

Santa Fe New Mexican

Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputies say an 8-year-old boy was hospitalized with internal injuries earlier this week after arriving at his Pojoaque school …

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Boswell man charged with felony child abuse

KXII-TV

BOSWELL, Okla. (KXII) — A wanted Boswell man accused of beating up a toddler was booked into the Choctaw County jail this weekend. Sheriff Terry …

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Glen Carbon man found guilty in beating death of child in 2013

STLtoday.com

Tavon Ludy, 27, of Glen Carbon, was found guilty Sept. 15, 2016, of murder and aggravated battery of a child in the death in 2013 of Torian Whitaker, …

Jury issues verdict in boy’s birthday death – Belleville News-Democrat

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Authorities To Probe Handling Of Echo Park ChildAbuse Case

CBS Local

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A horrific and heartbreaking childabuse case has the county rethinking how it conducts its investigations after getting …

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Roanoke man sentenced to 7 years for child abuse, injury

Roanoke Times

A Roanoke man who abused a 5-year-old girl — beating her and, at times, forcing her to put her face in her own feces — was sentenced this week for …

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Thomasville grandmother arrested for child abuse

WCTV

Child abuse does have longterm effects on children. It can impact self-esteem, body image, mental health, and the way a child communicates with …

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Uncle pleads guilty in fatal beating of boy over piece of birthday cake

Toronto Star

Jacob Barajas pleaded guilty to child abuse acknowledging he handcuffed his nephew to a chair to allow his mother’s controlling boyfriend to pummel …

Uncle Pleads Guilty in Fatal Beating Over Birthday Cake – ABC News

Jacob Barajas Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse After Nephew Beaten To Death – Huffington Post Canada

A 9-year-old boy was killed over a piece of birthday cake and now his uncle will pay – Kansas City Star

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Man Faces 20 to Life in Fatal Beating of Child With Belt

The Root

The child had bruises and scabs covering much of her body, officials say. She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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Boy, 10, Charged in Beating Death of 2-Year-Old Cousin

Inside Edition

A 10-year-old Florida boy was charged in the death of his 2-year-old cousin, who officials say died after sustaining head injuries during one of many …

Father of 2-year-old beaten to death by cousin is on trial for 2014 murder – Palm Beach Post

Florida Boy, 10, Charged In Beating Death Of Toddler Cousin – Essence.com

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Beating the odds: Opelika child with fatal disease to celebrate fourth birthday

Opelika Auburn News

He has the infantile form of the disease, which is the most aggressive; most children with GM1 are deaf and blind by their first birthday. Porter peaked …

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Man charged in beating of 4-month-old baby

FOX13 Memphis

Wesley Adams is charged with felony child abuse for allegedly beating the infant on September 8. Police said the child suffered extensive internal …

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Man on parole for child abuse kills infant after growing ‘frustrated,’ officials say

Washington Post

Canales-Hernandez, of Fort Collins, Colo., was on parole for a child abuse conviction when he was left to care for his girlfriend’s daughter, …

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Caretaker charged with beating with fists autistic boy under her care at Newark-area Manor Group …

WDEL 1150AM

Authorities said they received a complaint via the child abuse hotline on April 9, 2016, at 1:39 p.m regarding a 13-year-old who had allegedly been …

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Baby Boy Brain Dead; Grandmother’s Husband Charged With Abuse

NBC4 Washington

A man is accused of beating his wife’s 6-month-old grandson in Capitol Heights, Maryland. News4’s Shomari Stone spoke with relatives of the child.

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Queens stepmom gets 15 years for beating, starving girl

New York Daily News

“Not only did she refuse to provide basic nourishment for the child, but the defendant also wantonly beat and abused the girl inflicting pain still evident …

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That child beating case in Indy: More ‘religion’ coverage that marginalizes religion

GetReligion (blog)

And what was the “dangerous behavior” for which the children was beaten? … Again: What does Thaing’s pastor say about disciplining children?

Religious Freedom Doesn’t Protect Child Abuse – The Atlantic

Woman uses Indiana religious objections law in defense against child abuse charges – Chicago Tribune

Indiana Woman Accused Of Beating Child With Coat Hanger Says State’s Religious Liberty Law … – The Inquisitr

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Lubbock man indicted on aggravated assault charge in child’s beating

LubbockOnline.com

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted Tuesday a 20-year-old man accused of beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son. Jorge Najera is charged with a …

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Babysitting boyfriend found guilty of child abuse but acquitted of murder in toddler’s death

Washington Post

One year later, a Prince George’s County jury convicted Osman Sesay, 29, of child abuse resulting in death and assault in the case. He was acquitted …

Man found guilty in beating death of girlfriend’s toddler – WUSA9.com

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Miami Beach teacher accused of beating toddlers in classroom

7News – WSVN-TV

WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami Beach schoolteacher has been charged with child abuse and neglect on several of her students after, …

Day care worker arrested after surveillance video shows her beating toddlers – Fox News Latino

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Child woke to find killer beating her father

KXLY Spokane

Disturbing details paint a terrifying picture of a murder south of Spokane this week. An 8-year old child was awakened to find the killer beating her …

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Clark County mom fights for stricter child abuse laws

WHIO

Destiny Shepherd was shaken and thrown against a wall when she was a baby. A decade later, she still suffers problems from that and her mom is …

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Augusta woman convicted of child abuse caught on video

The Augusta Chronicle

The Richmond County Superior Court jury found Traci Ann Smith, 37, guilty of two counts of cruelty to children in the second degree and one count of …

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Parents arrested for beating death of 4-year-old girl

Herald & Review

DECATUR – The parents of a 4-year-old girl who was beaten to death … The child, Amarrah C. Reynolds, who turned 4 on July 8, was brought into the …

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Queens couple charged with beating baby so badly he needs surgery

New York Daily News

The parents were charged with assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child and ordered held without bail.

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Consultation on mandatory reporting of child abuse ‘has been buried’

The Guardian

He said claims that “dinner ladies would be jailed” for failing to report signs of child abuse revealed the level of ignorance about the proposed new law …

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Wheat Ridge man convicted of child abuse in boy’s beating

The Denver Post

A 4-year-old boy abandoned by his mother to the care of family friends and who suffered abuse and a traumatic brain injury received a measure of …

Dennis Sage Guilty of Child Abuse with Serious Bodily Injury – North Denver News

Man found guilty of abuse on 2-year-old – 9NEWS.com

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Worried father who installed CCTV in home captures his wife beating their 21-month-old son

Express.co.uk

She the proceeds to strike him several times, with her child laying on his front she begins to shake him violently. In a strange turn of events, she then …

Caught on camera: Bareilly woman beats up her one-year-old child – Hindustan Times

Caught on camera: Uttar Pradesh woman beats, tries to strangulate her crying child – India Today

WATCH: Woman Caught On CCTV Beating And Strangling Her One-Year-Old Child – Huffington Post India

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Indiana woman charged with child abuse claims religious freedom

CBS News

INDIANAPOLIS — The attorney for a woman charged with child abuse says Indiana’s religious freedom law gives her the right to discipline her children …

Son had 36 bruises. Mom quoted the Bible as defense. – Indianapolis Star

Mother invokes religious freedom law as defense in child abuse case – WTTV CBS4Indy

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Murder charges filed against South Bay dad after baby dies from beating

KGO-TV

The six-week old baby girl, whose father is accused of child abuse, has died from a fractured skull. That means her father is now facing murder …

6-week-old baby dies after alleged beating by father in Santa Clara County – KGO-TV

San Jose baby death: Father’s ‘rough’ and ‘frustrated’ handling killed infant, authorities say – The Mercury News

South Bay father charged with murder in baby’s death – SFGate

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St. Louis man charged in beating death of baby son

STLtoday.com

LOUIS • A St. Louis man was charged Sunday in the beating death of his baby son, who was within a week of his first birthday when he died.

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Six-year-old British child prodigy becomes world golfing champion after beating competition at …

Telegraph.co.uk

A six-year-old child prodigy has been crowned world golf champion beating his elders at a USA event. Jaxson Perry, of Bristol, won the title, as well as …

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Shocking moment mother is filmed BEATING her baby son after suspicious husband installs CCTV …

Daily Mail

A man who suspected his wife of beating their infant son was horrified when CCTV caught her in the act of abusing the toddler. The worried husband …

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Stillwater man, two women arrested in child abuse case

Stillwater News Press

A Stillwater man, who was arrested after a nearly three-hour manhunt Wednesday, is charged in a child abuse case with two women, according to a …

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Man arrested for allegedly abusing 6-week-old daughter in Santa Clara County

KGO-TV

Responding deputies called for a severe child injury response team to conduct an investigation based on the life-threatening nature of the alleged …

San Jose: Infant girl in grave condition; child-abuser father arrested – The Mercury News

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Mom accused of child abuse in Facebook video allowed visitation with son

The Denver Channel

Katrina Kennedy-Flores was arrested on child abuse charges May 18 after the disturbing video was posted on Facebook and YouTube, igniting public …

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Brad Pitt investigated for alleged child abuse incident

Entertainment Weekly

Brad Pitt is under investigation for child abuse after he allegedly got “verbally abusive” and “physical” with one of his children with Angelina Jolie on …

FBI Comments on Brad Pitt Child Abuse Rumor – Vanity Fair

Brad Pitt reportedly hires famed lawyer as FBI ‘evaluates’ child abuse allegations – Fox News

LAPD denies investigation into reported Brad Pitt childabuse complaint – Los Angeles Times

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Latest Brangelina shock: Was divorce spurred by child abuse?

USA TODAY

Suppose you are divorcing and seeking sole custody of your kids. Now suppose your spouse is accused of child abuse. Who do you think is in the …

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Shambolic child abuse inquiry is failing in its most important role

The Guardian

Yet in the last few months the shambolic goings on at the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) – the sudden departure of another chair, …

Suspension of child abuse inquiry lawyer a ‘devastating blow’ – The Guardian

Child abuse inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson QC suspended – BBC News

Child abuse inquiry plunged into further controversy after senior lawyer suspended – The Sun

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Spain: British man arrested in past child abuse case

Fox News

MADRID – Spanish police say they have arrested a British man wanted by U.K. authorities in a sexual abuse case against a minor that was first …

Spain: British man arrested in past child abuse case – Washington Post

Spain: British man arrested in past child abuse case – Colorado Springs Gazette

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Police arrest mother in fatal child abuse case

The Coloradoan

The child’s mother, Alexa Coria, 22, faces charges of child abuse resulting in death, accessory to crime and attempt to influence a public servant, …

Fort Collins mother arrested in fatal child abuse case – The Denver Channel

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Woman convicted in two child abuse cases accused of abusing son

Fayetteville Observer

In 2014, she was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of child abuse. … her son in 2009 and 2013 was accused of seriously injuring the child on Aug.

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Brad Pitt Is Not Being Investigated by LAPD for Child Abuse, Contrary to Reports

Us Weekly

Contrary to reports, Brad Pitt is not being investigated by LAPD for child abuse following his recent split from Angelina Jolie, the Los Angeles Police …

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Brad Pitt Not Being Investigated for Child Abuse by LAPD

Entertainment Tonight

The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement to ET on Thursday in regard to reports that they were investigating Brad Pitt for allegedly …

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Clark County mom fights for stricter child abuse laws

WHIO

Clark County mom fights for stricter child abuse laws … The law would increase the penalty for people convicted of assaulting a child, Shepherd said.

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FBI Unlikely to Proceed with Brad Pitt Child Abuse Investigation, Source Says

People Magazine

An investigation into the alleged incident has been launched by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services after it was reported …

Brad Pitt reportedly being investigated for child abuse – Cosumnes Connection (subscription)

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Child Abuse – A Hidden Crime

Kaieteur News

Linden rally calls for silence to be broken. Director of Child Protection Services, Ann Greene, at a Rally aimed at eradicating child sexual abuse, called …

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Report: Brad Pitt Being Investigated for Child Abuse

LawNewz

But LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery told The Hollywood Reporter that police are not investigating the actor, and that no child abuse allegations were …

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And It’s Getting A Lot Messier: Brad Pitt Is Being Investigated For Child Abuse

Dlisted

Well, now the Brangelina divorce drama has gone from rumors about Brad Pitt being a mean stoner and passing his wandering fondue-covered peen …

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BRAD PITT UNDER CHILD ABUSE ALLEGATIONS

Dish Nation

Brad Pitt is under investigation by the FBI for child abuse allegations after an incident last Wednesday. The family was on a private jet where Pitt …

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Child Abuse Investigation Leads To Arrest

Storm Lake Radio

A Storm Lake man was arrested after police Monday afternoon investigated a report of possible child abuse. According to police, the incident was …

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Reports conflict over whether Brad Pitt is being investigated for child abuse

MixFm

LOS ANGELES – There are conflicting reports on whether Brad Pitt is being investigated for child abuse. The Los Angeles County Department of Child …

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Public’s help solicited to help reduce child abuse, child sexual abuse

Government Information Agency

A call has been made for the public to assist in reducing child abuse and child sexual abuse which the Child Care and Protection Agency (CPA) said …

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Man Facing Child Abuse Charges, Infant On Life Support

WCCB Charlotte

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies arrested a man on serious child abuse charges after an infant was found unresponsive at a home in …

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FBI to ‘evaluate’ Brad Pitt’s alleged child abuse incident

talk921.com

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) — The FBI has released a statement confirming that they will “evaluate” claims that Brad Pitt committed child abuse …

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Reminder to register for private sessions by 30 September

Media releases, Child Abuse Royal Commission

Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse are reminded that they must register with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child …

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A Congressional Briefing on RESILIENCE

Prevent Child Abuse America

Yesterday in Washington D.C., Prevent Child Abuse America held a congressional briefing on the topics of toxic stress, ACEs, and the documentary …

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Man faces 10 years for child abuse after using belt on girl

Fox News

RADCLIFF, Ky. – A man in Kentucky faces as much as a decade in prison for child abuse after authorities said he disciplined a child with a belt that …

Man Faces 10 Years for Child Abuse After Using Belt on Girl – ABC News

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Local neurosurgeon raising awareness about child abuse

KSAT San Antonio

Doctors can tell the difference between an accidental injury and a case of abuse. Many times a parent or caregiver will claim a child was injured by …

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Pennsylvania Improves ‘ChildLine’ for Child Abuse Reports

NBC 10 Philadelphia

The head of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services says his agency has improved the performance of a hotline that handles reports of …

Back to school brings child abuse reports; Pa. says it’s better able to react – PennLive.com

Child abuse hotline nets thousands of Larimer reports – The Coloradoan

Officials: Significant Improvements’ To Child Abuse Hotline Response – CBS Local

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Authorities To Probe Handling Of Echo Park ChildAbuse Case

CBS Local

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A horrific and heartbreaking childabuse case has the county rethinking how it conducts its investigations after getting …

Authorities To Probe Handling Of Echo Park Child Abuse Case – CBS Local

LA County Looks to Revamp Tools to Better Identify Child Abuse – Los Feliz Ledger

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Child abuse survivor: ‘You’re not alone’

Jackson Sun

Sherry Cole, Madison County director of the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, said the center helped more than …

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Lawmakers Push for More Oversight in Child Abuse Cases

KARK

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — During a Thursday morning hearing lawmakers peppered DHS and State Police child abuse investigators with questions and …

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Farmington man convicted of child abuse

Farmington Daily Times

In a separate case, Shawn Paris was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for his July conviction on child sexual abuse charges, according to court …

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Man gets 60-80 years for child abuse

Hastings Tribune

Anthony R. Long, 26, was sentenced to 10-20 years on one count of Class 2 felony child abuse and to 50-60 years on one count of Class 1B felony …

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Lawmakers Push for More Oversight in Child Abuse Cases

KNWA

During a Thursday morning hearing lawmakers peppered DHS and State Police child abuse investigators with questions and were repeatedly shot …

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New research identifies need for a national study into prevalence of child maltreatment

Media releases, Child Abuse Royal Commission

Research conducted for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has considered the feasibility and need for a …

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LA Orders Review of Child Abuse Tool

KFI AM 640 – iHeartRadio

Los Angeles County Supervisors have asked for an assessment of a computer system used to identify children at greatest risk of abuse, following the …

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Pennsylvania says child abuse complaint hotline has improved

WTRF.com

The department reports that it’s now processing all child abuse history clearances within the law’s 14-day limit, and the average time is about a day …

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Reports: Brad Pitt under investigation for child abuse

102.5 The Bone

Authorities are investigating allegations that actor Brad Pitt was verbally abusive and got physical with one of the children he has with Angelina Jolie, …

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feasibility and need for a comprehensive study into the prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia

Published research, Child Abuse Royal Commission

Scoping study for research into the prevalence of child abuse in Australia. Policy and research. ExpandOur research. Causes · Prevention …

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Child Abuse?

WRVA – iHeartRadio

Parents proud that thy are dressing their six year old son like a girl. Something to be happy about or reason to call child protective services?

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Cleveland Texas Cop Brushes Off Child Abuse Allegations Lets Abuser Walk Free

Cop Block

Police in Cleveland Texas failed to act on a case of child abuse, thereby potentially putting the child at far greater risk for even worse abuse at home,

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Katy ISD pushes back on child abuse coverup allegation

FOX 26 Houston

With Lt. Governor Dan Patrick calling for an independent investigation of alleged child abuse within Katy ISD the District is now pushing back claiming …

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Mother accused of child abuse arrested by police

WTGS

Mother accused of child abuse arrested by police. By Frank Marro Thursday, September 15th 2016. 9.15.16Jill SandersARRESTED.jpg.

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Day-care provider, a suspect in past child abuse, charged in 2nd case

USA TODAY

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — An unlicensed day-care provider was charged Monday with two felony counts of child abuse. One charge stems from a 2013 …

In-Home Daycare Provider Charged With Child Abuse – KTTS

Daycare Worker Faces Child Abuse Charges – OzarksFirst.com

Daycare Worker Charged with Child Abuse – OzarksFirst.com

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It’s time to end the pointless inquiry into historic child abuse

Telegraph.co.uk

Can Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, find the guts to admit that the inquiry into historic child abuse is simply pointless and should be scrapped …

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Pennsylvania Prosecutors Swamped With Child Abuse Reports

CBS Local

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A nearly 40 percent increase in the number of reported cases of child abuse in Pennsylvania is straining the resources of county …

Pennsylvania prosecutors swamped with child abuse reports – Washington Times

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A Gay Republican, The Child Abuse He Sanctioned, And The Homophobia Used To Defend Him

ThinkProgress

A Gay Republican, The Child Abuse He Sanctioned, And The Homophobia … the school was properly licensed as well as allegations of child abuse.

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New plan aims to reduce child abuse, neglect in Texas

KSAT San Antonio

AUSTIN, Texas – State officials on Monday released the first-ever strategic plan on child abuse prevention and early intervention. The five-year plan, …

DFPS to look at child abuse, neglect with public health approach – LubbockOnline.com

State shifts from reactive to proactive efforts against child abuse and neglect – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Texas Raises the Bar on Child Abuse Prevention – EverythingLubbock.com

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Police reported record number of child abuse cases in first half of 2016

The Japan Times

The number of child abuse cases police reported to juvenile consultation centers between January and June rose to a record 24,511, with …

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Improvements planned for state’s overwhelmed child abuse hotline

WGAL Lancaster

Improvements planned for state’s overwhelmed child abuse hotline … more today about what’s being done to improve the state’s child abuse hotline.

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Child abuse hotline sees increase in calls

KATV

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Around 16,500 calls came in to the state’s child abuse hotline from April through June and out of those, around 8,100 were …

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Judge: Prosecution in child abuse case ‘troubling’

The Tennessean

A man serving an 18-year prison sentence after an infant boy in his care suffered a cut on his tongue may get a new trial in the case that is seen by …

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DFPS unveils new strategic plan to reduce cases of child abuse

FOX 29

To try and reduce those cases, a new plan released by the state of Texas considers child abuse and neglect as a community problem only a …

State releases new strategic plan on child abuse prevention and intervention – WOAI

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Ignoring Child Abuse in Afghanistan

BreakPoint

Last autumn, Marine Corps Major Jason C. Brezler got into trouble for sending classified email via an unclassified email server. But the principle …

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Essay Child Abuse

TopTaal

Essay Child Abuse. 1 pro capital punishment essay document that describes “demographics of the. Hispanic community” and their “cultural differences …

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Submissions on best practice in responding to child abuse complaints

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission released a consultation paper on best practice when responding to complaints of institutional child sexual abuse on 21 March …

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Thesis Statement For Child Abuse Paper

TopTaal

Essay On Cheating In School. 1 thesis statement for child abuse paper has any kind of different subjective flavor post-. Vyvanse than pre- that might be …

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Contact Us

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare – Idaho.gov

Report Child Abuse: 208-334-KIDS (5437) or 1-855-552-KIDS (5437) or call 2-1-1 and be transferred. Report Welfare Fraud: 1-866-635-7515.

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Child abuse case goes to grand jury

WYMT

Child abuse case goes to grand jury. By WYMT Staff |. Posted: Tue 6:42 PM, Sep 13, 2016. LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – A judge sent the case …

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Pennsylvania prosecutors swamped with child abuse reports

iCitizen

Pennsylvania prosecutors swamped with child abuse reports – A nearly 40 percent increase in the number of reported cases of child abuse in …

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Guest Blog: Celebrate CASA Family Day 2016!

Prevent Child Abuse America

Today we’re excited to feature a guest blog from our friends at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. We’re proud to partner with …

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Report into Knox Grammar School and the Uniting Church released

Media releases, Child Abuse Royal Commission

The Royal Commission’s report into Case Study 23 – the response of Knox Grammar School and the Uniting Church of Australia to allegations of child …

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UAM Professor Presents at 2016 Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect

University of Arkansas at Monticello

MONTICELLO, AR — Marie Jenkins, an associate professor and field education director for the Department of Social Work at the University of …

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YAFL coach accused of child abuse

KOAT Albuquerque

Action 7 News obtained the criminal complaint explaining the child abuse charges. In the complaint, Gallup police said someone called 911 around 1 …

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Getting Help: Where to go for Resources to Prevent Child Abuse

WAND

There are resources in Central Illinois to help prevent or intervene in child abuse. “It’s very common,” says Joyce Kirkland. Kirkland is the Youth and …

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Albuquerque mom charged with child abuse

KOAT Albuquerque

Her mother, Brenda Nieto’, is “being charged with child abuse for the educational neglect and the condition of the home for the children,” said Sgt. Amy …

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New figures show child abuse cases unassigned, police investigating the crimes overworked

Waikato Times

Child abuse was high in the public consciousness this year when concerned Kiwis marched in the streets as the killers of toddler Moko Rangitoheriri …

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Former NSW priest charged over child abuse

NEWS.com.au

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will on Monday begin examining how Catholic dioceses in Parramatta and …

Armidale Catholic priest John Joseph Farrell charged with child sexual abuse – ABC Online

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Exclusive photos show ‘deplorable’ home in child abuse case

KOAT Albuquerque

Exclusive photos show ‘deplorable’ home in child abuse case. UPDATED 1:57 PM MDT Sep 03, 2016. Tweet · Next Video: Dog Groomer Caught …

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Religious Freedom Doesn’t Protect Child Abuse

The Atlantic

“The state has a compelling interest in much more modest forms of child … alleged that the new law would enable religious defenses for child abuse.

Mother accused of child abuse claims religious freedom in case – KSN-TV

Religious freedom or child abuse? – El Paso Proud (press release) (blog)

Indiana Woman Charged with Child Abuse Claims Religious Freedom – WDJT

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“It’s your turn” pinwheels event to prevent child abuse

KIII TV3

Organizers will be placing pinwheels outside our studios to symbolize the startling amount of victims of child abuse here in South Texas. You can stop …

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3 South Dakota women facing child abuse charges

The Daily Progress

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Three South Dakota women accused of abusing two children on the Rosebud Indian Reservation are facing charges. The office …

3 South Dakota women facing child abuse charges – KSFY

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Clark County mom fights for stricter child

WHIO

Clark County mom fights for stricter child abuse laws … still suffers problems from that and her mom is fighting for harsher penalties for child abusers.

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Have Fun And Help Stop Child Abuse

1077 WRKR

Play tennis for fun and help stop child abuse. Don’t play tennis? Come for dinner, drinks, entertainment and live & silent auctions. Space is limited so …

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Man indicted on 9 counts of child abuse

WGXA

A Macon man was indicted on multiple child abuse charges on Tuesday.According to an indictment from the Bibb County Superior Court, Tommy …

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Man booked hotel room in preparation for child abuse

National Crime Agency

Man booked hotel room in preparation for child abuse. 7 September 2016. A Woolwich man who attempted to groom and meet a child for sexual …

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Odessa father arrested after school reports child abuse

KOSA

A man was arrested after police say he struck his son with a belt all over his body.

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Local agencies are continuing to give child abuse victims an outlet

WRGT

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WRGT) — Horrific stories of child abuse are becoming all too common, and while it is difficult to read about them in headlines, …

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Conference explores solutions to preventing child abuse

University of Calgary

Conference explores solutions to preventing child abuse. Event hosted by Faculty of Social Work brings together bikers, thought leaders, dignitaries, …

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Gov. Nixon makes appointments to Missouri State Capitol Commission, Child Abuse and Neglect …

Governor Jay Nixon – MO.gov

Gov. Jay Nixon today announced appointments to the Missouri State Capitol Commission and the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board.

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Infant Injured; Odessa Couple Faces Child Abuse Charges

YourBasin

An Odessa mother and her boyfriend both face felony child abuse charges after an 8-month-old boy was taken to Medical Center Hospital with injuries …

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Indianapolis mother charged with child abuse using RFRA as defense

Indiana Public Radio

An Indianapolis mother beat her 7-year-old son. Now, she wants to invoke the state’s religious freedom law as a defense in the child abuse case.

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Moms

Someecards

As she explained to Reason.com, she yelled back at her, demanded to see her ID, and accused her of child abuse. The officer told Koehler that he …

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Woman uses Indiana religious objections law in defense against child abuse charges

Chicago Tribune

The attorney for a woman charged with child abuse for allegedly beating her son with a coat hanger says Indiana’s religious objections law gives her …

Indiana woman charged with child abuse claims religious freedom – CBS News

Indianapolis mother claims RFRA defense in child abuse case – WTHR

Mother invokes religious freedom law as defense in child abuse case – WTTV CBS4Indy

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State Senator says Weiner should be probed for child abuse

New York Post

Bronx Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. (left) speaks out against the latest scandal plaguing Anthony Weiner. Photo: Left: Robert Kalfus; right: Getty Images …

Lay Off Weiner! He’s a Perv But, Please, Child Welfare Won’t Come After Him – LawNewz

Experts expect Children’s Services to investigate Weiner – New York Post

Anthony Weiner’s sext could lead to child neglect inquiry – New York Daily News

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APS says there are rules for reporting child abuse, reinforces responsibility

KOB.com

The thought of child abuse and how to report it has been on the minds of many this last week and while APS came forward to share its policies, they …

Child abuse rules followed, APS reports – Albuquerque Journal

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Augusta woman convicted of child abuse caught on video

The Augusta Chronicle

Siblings fight, and children can be punished with a belt, he said. The children suffer no lasting harm, which is a necessary part of felony child abuse, …

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Augusta woman guilty of child abuse in YouTube case

The Augusta Chronicle

A jury deliberated about two hours Wednesday afternoon before finding an Augusta mother guilty of child abuse for ordering her two preschoolers in a …

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Augusta woman convicted of child abuse caught on video

The Augusta Chronicle

The Richmond County Superior Court jury found Traci Ann Smith, 37, guilty of two counts of cruelty to children in the second degree and one count of …

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Parenting grant aims to prevent child abuse, neglect in Durham County

News & Observer

Galanter and others says making such services more available will enhance parent-child interactions before they deteriorate to childabuse or neglect …

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Community urged to wear blue to raise awareness for child abuse

KOAT Albuquerque

US, THAT COULD HELP SAVE A NEW MEXICO CHILD’S LIFE. SANDRA: NEWS OF VICTORIA MARTENS DEATH BROUGHT AN IMMENSE …

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Child Abuse Reporting

KOAT Albuquerque

NCY’S OFFICE IN ALBUQUERQUE TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. MATT: WHEN PEOPLE REPORT ABUSE , CYFD SAYS IT’S CRUCIAL …

City, county hear sobering calls for help fighting child abuse – Albuquerque Journal

Victoria Martens’ family addresses child abuse crimes – KOAT Albuquerque

CYFD receiving more abuse calls after Victoria Martens’ death – KRQE News 13

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Activist pastor accused of aggravated child abuse

WJXT Jacksonville

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Ken Adkins was arrested Friday morning and charged with one count of aggravated child molestation and one county of child …

Homophobic religious leader arrested for child abuse – International Business Times UK

Pastor who said Pulse victims deserved to die busted for child abuse – LGBTQ Nation

Activist pastor appears in court on child molestation charges – WJXT Jacksonville

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Twentynine Palms Couple Arrested for Child Abuse

KMIR.com

A couple was arrested Tuesday for abusing their 4-month-old baby who was found suffering from multiple fractures last month. Police say Alec Bailey, …

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Corporal Punishment in Schools: An EdWeek Investigation

Prevent Child Abuse America

It has been nearly 15 years since Prevent Child Abuse America adopted a resolution on the dangers of corporal punishment in schools. The reasons …

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Religious freedom used as defense for Indianapolis woman accused of child abuse

95.3 MNC

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for a woman charged with child abuse says Indiana’s religious freedom law gives her the right to discipline her …

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Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC)

Anoka County

This 6 part video series addresses the many facets of child abuse and its impact on the victim, family, and community. Feel free to share these videos …

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Victim of Child Abuse, “Why don’t they like me?”

YouCaring

Through all of this treatment, Aryanna Adele remained a happy child. She never cried or fussed when the ears were cleaned and the bandages …

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Service and support needs of specific population groups

Published research, Child Abuse Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) contracted researchers from the Gendered …

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Bennettsville teen now charged with homicide by child abuse in March death of her infant

WPDE

Heather Marie Roscoe was arrested by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents and charged with homicide by child abuse, …

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Anoka County Child Abuse Prevention Council

Anoka County

When we help children today, we all do better tomorrow. The mission of the Anoka County Child Abuse Prevention Council is to educate the Anoka …

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Westat Staff Attend 2016 National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Westat.com

Westat staff will be attending and participating at the 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) in Washington, DC, August …

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OHP trooper charged with child abuse, placed on administrative leave

Kfaq

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper is on administrative leave after being charged with child abuse.

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GoFundMe shuts down page for mom charged in her baby’s death

Fox News

Fundraising site GoFundMe has shut down a page raising money for a Colorado mother now charged in connection with her baby’s death. The Fort …

GoFundMe shuts down page for Colo. woman accused in baby’s death – New York Daily News

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With her death still a mystery, ‘Baby Hope’ laid to rest in Wheaton

Chicago Tribune

A burial ceremony for Baby Hope is held at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Wheaton on Sept. 22, 2016. The newborn girl was found dead near Wheaton …

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Woman convicted in baby death gets 32 years

Monitor

Defendant Sandy Hernandez Perez gets emotional while listening to autopsy testimony in the death of an infant boy in her capital murder trial in the …

Judge Decides Woman’s Sentences to Run Concurrently in Baby’s Death Case – KRGV

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Jose Fernandez shared baby news just before his death

WSB Atlanta

ATLANTA – Just five days ago, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez posted a picture of his girlfriend, Carla Mendoza, on Instagram, announcing that …

José Fernández shared baby news on Instagram just before his death – Mashable

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez shared baby news just before his sudden death – FOX31 Denver

José Fernández shared baby news just days before his death – Sporting News

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Zephyrhills Police investigate toddler’s death

ABC Action News

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla – Zephyrhills Police are conducting a suspicious death investigation on a 18-month-old child. Police say that they received a 911 …

Police investigate death of 18-month-old boy in Pasco Co. – WTSP.com

Pasco County child protective servcies investigating death of 1-year-old Zephyrhills boy – WTSP.com

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Baby’s death leads to ‘A Life Everlasting’

Press Herald

Baby’s death leads to ‘A Life Everlasting’. Neonatal donations for research rather than organ replacement can lead to cures, a mother learns and …

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Judge asked to throw out man’s statement to police in baby’s death

Turn to 10

The father of a 5-week-old baby who died in 2012 was in court Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, answering to her murder. (WJAR) …

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Hot Car Deaths 2016: NASA Employee Leaves Baby To Die In Hot Car At Alabama Center

International Business Times

A 7-month-old baby is dead after a parent, who works at NASA, left the child in a car parked outside of the Alabama center on Wednesday afternoon, …

Infant found dead in car at NASA space flight center in Alabama – CBS News

Baby found dead in car after ‘NASA worker forgot to drop them off at childcare’ – Mirror.co.uk

Baby dies after NASA employee leaves it in hot car – Metro

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Geronimo Baby Death Update

KFDX

There’s new information tonight in the death of a 4-month-old baby girl in Geronimo. Mame Neta Attocknie’s was left in the car for nine hours tuesday …

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Lake City Man Awaits Trial in Baby’s Death

Erie News Now

The baby died in July at the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh after he was removed from life support.

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Buffalo Man Sentenced For Death Of Baby Boy

Erie County

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 39-year-old Raymond Gonzalez has been sentenced by State Supreme …

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Marshall mom charged in baby’s beating death

93.9 The Eagle

Investigators say Lara Browder’s baby died of blunt force trauma to the head last week. Browder apparently told police she was the last adult to see the …

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Stepgrandfather Charged With Murder After Baby’s Death

NBC4 Washington

Police said a 6-month old baby died from injuries caused by a member of his family. News4’s Shomari Stone spoke with the baby’s parents (Published …

Baby dies, step-grandfather charged with manslaughter – FOX 5 DC

Prince George’s man charged in death of 6-month-old step-grandson – WTOP

Man charged in death of wife’s infant grandson – Hastings Tribune

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Day care owner arraigned in baby’s death

CT Post

Holden ordered the former Fairfield day care operator to have no contact with the baby’s family as the case against Cardillo in the Shelton boy’s death …

Woman Charged in Baby’s Daycare Death Arraigned – NBC Connecticut

Operator of unlicensed Connecticut day care where baby died appears in court – WABC-TV

Fairfield Daycare Operator Charged in Shelton Baby’s Death Appears in Court – Patch.com

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Kim McGuire, Who Played Hatchet-Face In ‘Cry-Baby,’ Dead At 60

Huffington Post

Kim McGuire, known for her iconic character Mona “Hatchet-Face” Malnorowski in John Waters’ cult musical comedy “Cry-Baby,” has died, according …

Kim McGuire, Cry-Baby actress, dies at 60 – Entertainment Weekly

US-Obit-Kim-McGuire – Yahoo Movies (blog)

Kim McGuire Death: ‘Hatchet Face’ In ‘Cry-BabyDies From Pneumonia – The Inquisitr

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Mother guilty of murder in baby’s death by freezing

Miami Herald

Samantha Green was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in California in the death of little Justice Rees, with the jurors’ verdict ending a saga …

Mother guilty of murder in baby’s death by freezing – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Verdict for Calif. mom in death of baby found in swamp – CBS News

Jury finds mother guilty of murder in baby’s death – Davis Enterprise

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A pregnant teen was shot to death in Chicago but the baby survived. Her name — Miracle.

Washington Post

No one expected Beard’s baby to survive, but doctors were able to deliver the child … That’s less than half of Chicago’s death toll for the year so far.

Police: Pregnant woman dies after South Side drive-by – Chicago Tribune

Baby delivered after pregnant woman fatally shot on South Side – WLS-TV

Cops: Pregnant woman killed in South Side shooting, baby saved – Chicago Sun-Times

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Baby koala bonds with plush toy following mother’s death

UPI.com

Shayne, a 9-month old koala that suffered the tragic loss of his mother bonded with a special koala plush doll to deal with the trauma. Shayne will …

Orphaned baby koala finds comfort in stuffed animal after mom’s tragic death – CBS News

Orphaned baby koala finds comfort in stuffed animal after mom’s tragic death – KHOU.com

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Baby boy killed by mother suffered ‘significant’ violence and trauma, Perth court told

ABC Online

A baby who was killed by his mother had extensive bruising to his head and neck and signs of drugs in his system, WA’s Supreme Court has been told …

Baby Lochlan had meth in system after mystery death – The West Australian

Baby killed by mum had meth in system – Perth Now

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Pathologist testifies blunt force head trauma caused baby’s death

Monitor

Defendant Sandy Hernandez Perez gets emotional after listening to autopsy testimony during a break in proceeding in the death of an infant boy in …

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BABY DEATH: No verdict yet in case

Press & Sun-Bulletin

A jury tasked with deciding the fate of a Binghamton man accused of causing an 18-month-old girl’s death in December 2013 left court Thursday …

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Baby death accused appears in court

Stuff.co.nz

A man accused of murdered a three-month-old baby has been granted continued name suppression. The 22-year-old appeared in the Tauranga High …

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Pana Man Faces Murder Charges In Baby’s Death

WICS

A Pana man is now facing first degree murder charges in the death of his own child.Robert Stivers is accused of shaking his four-month old son so …

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Laurel County parents indicted in baby’s death

WYMT

A grand jury indicted a southern Kentucky couple Friday, with the death of their baby.

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Kim McGuire, Who Played Hatchet-Face In “Cry-Baby,” Has Died

Dlisted

That didn’t pan out so he put the character in 1990’s Cry-Baby. Kim got the role just a millisecond after she auditioned for it. And nobody worked a …

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Binghamton Man Cleared in Baby’s Death

WNBF News Radio 1290

Binghamton Man Cleared in Baby’s Death. By Kathy Whyte … Authorities said bleeding on the brain led to the baby’s death. Barrett had been in a …

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Mother in horrific baby torture, death released from prison early

MyEastTex

Wednesday, the mother of baby Brianna Lopez, the 5-month old who was brutally raped and beat to death in 2002 was released from prison.

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Pa. mom jailed in 2011 for baby death accused of killing another

New York Daily News

A Pennsylvania woman who served 85 days in jail five years ago after the death of her baby is now facing a murder charge in the July death of her …

Mother caused baby’s death by co-sleeping, police say – NBC4i.com

Mom caused baby’s death by co-sleeping despite repeated warnings, police say – WNCN

Mother charged after second baby dies from co-sleeping – KTRK-TV

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Kathleen Steele, charged in baby’s death, allowed to remove ankle monitor

Tampabay.com

11 arrest on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child, Steele, 62, was ordered to wear a GPS monitor upon her release from the Pinellas …

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Couple arrested after their eight-month-old baby boy ‘dies from multiple injuries’

Daily Mail

A couple have been arrested in connection with the death of their eight-month-old baby. The baby was taken to hospital with multiple injuries after …

Man arrested in Rochdale over death of eight-month-old baby – The Guardian

Murder arrest over baby ‘multiple injuries’ death in Rochdale – BBC News

Two charged over death of baby boy in Rochdale – BBC News

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Baby dies after TV falls on her at Near West Side home

WLS-TV

A 1-year-old girl died after a TV fell on top of her on Chicago’s Near West … Department of Children and Family Services are investigating her death.

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Mum accused of causing baby’s death breaks down in court sobbing and clutching teddy bear

Mirror.co.uk

A mum accused of causing or allowing the death of a child broke down in court , sobbing and clutching a teddy bear. Chantelle Minnie Flynn, 24, and …

Rochdale couple appear in court charged with murder of baby boy Leyton Dawick – Daily Mail

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Mom who pleaded guilty in baby’s death found dead in cell

Fox News

SARASOTA, Fla. – Authorities say a Florida woman accused of killing her 9-week-old infant has committed suicide in a Sarasota jail. Kristen Bury …

Florida woman convicted of killing baby found dead in jail cell – New York Daily News

Florida mom who pleaded guilty in baby’s death found dead in cell – WPTV.com

Baby Chance’s mother found dead in jail cell in apparent suicide – Orlando Sentinel

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Emotional testimony on day 2 of baby death trial

Monitor

Expected to testify Thursday is county pathologist Dr. Norma Jean Farley, who performed the autopsy on the infant boy, a Child Protective Services …

Emotional testimony on Day 2 of babydeath trial – Brownsville Herald

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Connecticut daycare director arrested in connection with baby’s death

New Haven Register

FAIRFIELD >> A woman who ran what police say was an unlicensed daycare at her Fairfield home has been arrested in connection with a …

Woman Charged in Baby’s Daycare Death – NBC Connecticut

Fairfield Daycare Operator Charged in Baby’s Death – Patch.com

Daycare director arrested in connection with baby’s death – Hastings Tribune

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First day of testimony in Weslaco baby death begins

Monitor

EDINBURG — A Weslaco woman accused of killing her newborn infant shook violently in her chair during opening statements of her trial Tuesday …

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Woman Stabbed to Death in Brooklyn as 9-Month-Old Child Sat in Stroller Nearby; Witnesses Say …

NBC New York

Tragedy on a Brooklyn street where a young mother going to buy diapers with her baby in tow, was stabbed in the chase. The wounds were so severe …

Woman in Brownsville attacked while with 9-month-old, dies – WABC-TV

Mom fatally stabbed while strolling with baby on Brooklyn street – New York Daily News

22-Year-Old Woman Stabbed To Death While Pushing Baby In Stroller In Brooklyn – CBS Local

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Geneva Man Sentenced After Baby’s Death

KUTT995 Ol’ Red

GENEVA, Neb. — A 26-year-old Geneva man convicted this summer of causing his infant son’s death has been sentenced to up to 80 years in prison.

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Man and woman charged in connection with baby death

Cheesy FM

Man and woman charged in connection with baby death. He will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 10 September …

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British mother held after baby death in France

The Local.fr

A British mother was arrested on Saturday after her five-month-old baby was found dead during a family holiday in southwest France, a judicial official …

British woman held by French police over baby’s death – The Guardian

UK mother held over France baby death – BBC News

British mother arrested in France after baby found dead at holiday home – The Independent

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US-born baby found dead at empty lot in Tijuana; authorities seek clues

Los Angeles Times

Authorities in Baja California are investigating the death of a 7-month-old U.S.-born infant whose corpse was found in an empty lot in Tijuana last week …

Mother Returns to US While Mexican Officials Investigate Baby’s Death – NBC 7 San Diego

Baby Found Dead in Tijuana Left by Mom, New Boyfriend: Officials – NBC 7 San Diego

Tulare man seeks justice for baby boy found dead in Tijuana lot – KFSN-TV

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MMA Fighter’s Baby Dies After Alleged Hit-And-Run By Drunk Driver

Huffington Post

About an hour ago, our baby was declared brain dead. He tried to fight so hard. He even died at one point but they brought him back. He’s a little …

Baby Liam removed from life support, His organs will help other children – FOX 11 Los Angeles

MMA Fighter Marcus Kowal’s 15-Month-Old Son Dies in Tragic Accident – Extra (blog)

MMA Fighter’s Baby Son Dies After Being Run Over By Alleged Drunk Driver – The Inquisitr

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Day care owner charged in baby’s death back in court

The Advocate

The New Canaan baby had trouble breathing while at the Wardwell Street day care on July 12 and died at Stamford Hospital several hours later.

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Couple faces murder charges in 8-month-old baby’s death

Atlanta Journal Constitution

A couple accused of beating an 8-month-old to death were issued with murder warrants earlier this week, according to documents issued by the …

Murder Charges Filed In 8-Month-Old’s Beating Death – Patch.com

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Charges dropped in baby’s death; S. Minn. prosecutor questions defendant, mother marrying

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stucky’s attorney, Bruce Rivers, challenged the prosecution’s contention that his client’s marriage to the baby’s mother a year after the death was for …

Charges dropped in death of Steele County infant – KIMT 3

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California parents stunned to find out dead baby’s body was cremated

CBS News

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — How does a healthy newborn baby end up dead in the hospital a day after she is born? That is a question a grieving …

Parents shocked about what happened to baby’s body after death – WDEF News 12

Parents Devastated to Learn Infant Is Cremated After Unexpected Death in Hospital – Inside Edition

Parents devastated to learn infant is cremated after unexpected death in hospital – FOX 29 News Philadelphia

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Detectives working to uncover how Otis Orchards baby died

KXLY Spokane

Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a three-week old baby to determine if the death was the result of an accident or …

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Parents desperate for answers over baby’s death

Radio New Zealand

A New Zealand man and his Australian partner are furious after their seven-month-old baby died in Perth despite them seeking help from doctors three …

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Police investigating baby death in Tobyhanna

Allentown Morning Call

Police are investigating the death of a baby in early August inside a … Pocono Mountain Regional Police said they are investigating the death with the …

Tobyhanna baby’s death under investigation – Pocono Record

Police investigating infant death in Tobyhanna – WFMZ Allentown

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Lackawanna County Man Sentenced in Baby Death

PAHomepage

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A judge in Lackawanna County sentenced Anthony Donvito Wednesday in connection with a …

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San Jose baby death: Father arraigned on murder charge

The Mercury News

SAN JOSE — A convicted child abuser’s “rough” and “frustrated” handling of his 6-week-old daughter led to the violent death this week of the baby, …

South Bay detectives seek murder charge for dad in baby’s death – SFGate

San Jose Father Charged With 6-Week-Old Baby’s Death After Investigation Reveals Horrific … – The Inquisitr

6-week-old baby dies after alleged beating by father in Santa Clara County – KGO-TV

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Gwinnett man gets 20 years in his 10-week-old baby’s death

Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Gwinnett County man who said his religious faith prevented him from providing proper care to his infant daughter was found guilty of second-degree …

Gwinnett man found guilty in baby’s death – WSB Atlanta

Duluth man sentenced to 30 years for infant’s death – Gwinnettdailypost.com

Duluth Father Who Refused Baby Medical Treatment Convicted – Patch.com

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Family sues nurse, healthcare company after baby’s death

KTVB.com

TWIN FALLS — The parents of a baby who died after a hospital worker accidentally gave him the wrong medication have filed a lawsuit against that …

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Baby death: report finds ‘series of tragic errors’ caused gas mix-up at Sydney hospital

The Guardian

The New South Wales health minister, Jillian Skinner, after a newborn baby died and another was seriously affected after they were given the wrong …

Health Minister Jillian Skinner missing as baby death report released – The Sydney Morning Herald

Baby death sees hospital boss suspended – dailytelegraph.com.au

Minister missing as report into gas pipes death revealed – dailytelegraph.com.au

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Jury deliberating in Gwinnett baby death trial

WSB Atlanta

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A Gwinnett County jury is deliberating the fate of a father who waited to take his child to the hospital, because of his …

Father on trial for death of his baby believes in prayer, not medicine – ChristianToday

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Case dropped in woman accused of hiding baby’s death

York Daily Record/Sunday News

Martin, 21, of Springettsbury Township, had been charged with concealing the death of a child. On April 10, 2015, Martin went to York Hospital after …

Charges dropped for 21-year-old accused of hiding dead infant in shoebox – PennLive.com

DA drops charge over dead infant in shoebox – abc27

Case against woman in death of her newborn child dismissed – FOX43.com

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Family files suit against nurse in baby’s death

Twin Falls Times-News

TWIN FALLS — The family of a baby who died last year of a medication overdose at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center has filed a wrongful death …

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Murder charge in Burke baby death

The Augusta Chronicle

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged a man with murder after the death of an infant in Waynesboro. The Burke County Sheriff’s Office …

UPDATE | Waynesboro man accused of murder in death of 6-month-old – WRDW-TV

Murder charge filed in death of 6-month-old baby – WTVM

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Woman enters mental disease plea in baby death

The Sheboygan Press

SHEBOYGAN – A Sheboygan Falls woman pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect on Monday to charges she killed her 2-year-old …

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Parents want answers over baby’s death

Perth Now

THE grieving parents of a baby boy who died days after he was sent home from two Perth hospitals and a doctor’s surgery say they want answers over …

WA parents demand answers over baby death – NEWS.com.au

Perth baby dies after being sent home from two hospitals – Yahoo7 – Yahoo7 News

Parents blast Perth hospitals after death of baby Malakai Matui Paraone – WAtoday

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WA parents demand answers over baby death

MSN.com

More than $13700 has been raised to help the family of a Perth baby who died after being sent home from two hospitals.

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Autopsy on child who died after being found unresponsive inconclusive, more test needed

Local Xpress

Halifax Regional Police say the autopsy on a three-month-old boy who died after being found unresponsive last week is inconclusive, and further …

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Gas pipeline mix-up caused baby’s death: report

Australian Doctor

One baby died and another was left in a serious condition when a Sydney hospital resuscitation gas outlet was wrongly set up to supply nitrous oxide …

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