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Compilation of information and writing on this page is the hard work of  David Vang, Mike Toronto, Jamar Weston, Adolf Nchanj and Blaz Zlate,  Callie Benscoter, (student volunteers at Century College) Katie Frake, Boston College, Julie O, and KARA.

IL: Adoption agency accuses couple of failing to obtain home study in botched adoption suit

Madison County Record – November 29, 2016

An adoption agency argues that a Jersey County couple failed to seek out an agency to provide a home study and consent to their adoption in a suit alleging a conflict of interest.

http://madisonrecord.com/stories/511049542-adoption-agency-accuses-couple-of-failing-to-obtain-home-study-in-botched-adoption-suit

IN: Child abuse cases nearly double in decade

NWI Times – November 29, 2016

Child abuse and neglect cases filed in Indiana courts have increased 97.4 percent in the last 10 years. Data recently released by the Indiana Office of Court Services show 17,491 Child in Need of Services (CHINS) cases were opened in the state’s 92 counties during 2015, up from 8,861 CHINS filings in 2006.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/indiana-child-abuse-cases-nearly-double-in-decade/article_0d2a9cf6-0d3e-5e49-8dc5-4d68d5d65a7b.html

LA: Man accused of having had sex with boys for at least 7 years

KSLA – November 29, 2016

A foster parent is accused of having sex with at least 3 boys under age 12 for a number of years and of producing and possessing child pornography.

Also: Bossier foster parent arrested on multiple rape charges: http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/local-news/bossier-foster-parent-arrested-on-multiple-rape-charges

http://www.ksla.com/story/33821714/man-accused-of-having-had-sex-with-boys-for-at-least-7-years

MD: From Family Data to Neighborhood Outcomes

Stanford Social Innovation Review – November 29, 2016

By offering better early support for struggling families, child welfare services can reduce the need for more serious interventions down the line and improve the wellbeing of whole neighborhoods.

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/from_family_data_to_neighborhood_outcomes

MN: Child protection cases on the rise [Correction]

Grand Rapids Herald-Review – November 26, 2016

Total intakes to F&CS as of the end of this September totaled 2,938, of which 1,615 were child protection intakes (or 55 percent of total calls). For the entire year of 2013, this number was 2,789, or 1,456 child protection intakes (52 percent).

http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/news/child-protection-cases-on-the-rise/article_371e38f2-b32a-11e6-b900-83764fbf1838.html

OR: DHS settles class action suit over foster care housing

Statesman Journal – November 29, 2016

The Oregon Department of Human Services has agreed not to house foster children in hotels, hospitals, jails or its offices unless it is an emergency, according to a settlement reached between the agency and lawyers representing foster children.

Also: Oregon agrees not to put foster kids in hotels or offices: http://www.kgw.com/news/local/oregon-agrees-not-to-put-foster-kids-in-hotels-or-offices/358480496

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/29/dhs-settles-class-action-suit-over-foster-care-housing/94612510/

TN: Parents lose kids as opioid crisis rages on (Includes video)

The Tennessean – November 26, 2016

Knoxville County Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin presides over more terminations of parental rights cases than any other judge in Tennessee.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/investigations/2016/11/26/nas-loss-parental-rights/94231538/

TX: Gov. Abbott approves new CPS hires, expects lawmakers to sign on (Includes video)

KXAN – November 29, 2016

Gov. Greg Abbott has approved shifting funds around at health agencies so the state can immediately hire new workers at Child Protective Services with pay increases. After negotiations before and during the Thanksgiving holiday, four key lawmakers need to approve the plan before it becomes reality.

http://kxan.com/2016/11/29/gov-abbott-approves-new-cps-hires-expects-lawmakers-to-sign-on/

TX: School bill places LGBT students at risk

She Knows – November 29, 2016

In January, Texas lawmakers will consider a bill that would give parents unfettered rights to all the information a school has about their child. Supporters of the bill say that it protects the rights of parents, but what it will actually do is put many kids – especially those who are LGBT – at risk.

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1130125/texas-school-bill-lgbt-students

VT: Opioid Crisis Impacting Vermont Families (Video)

ABC 22 – November 29, 2016

Shea says there are more than 500 children aged five years or younger in state custody, more than half of those cases involve opioids.

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/opioid-crisis-impacting-vermont-families

WA: Dismantle DSHS and create a new child-focused agency (Opinion)

Seattle Times – November 23, 2016

After decades of grumbling but not acting, the Legislature should finally break up the mega-sized Department of Social and Health Services and create a child-focused agency.

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/dismantle-dshs-and-create-a-new-child-focused-agency/

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Australia: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission: SA commits $432 million to changes

ABC Online – November 29, 2016

Premier Jay Weatherill told Parliament the Government had accepted 196 of the 260 recommendations from the final report handed down in August.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-29/child-protection-systems-royal-commission-weatherill-response/8074090

India: Bengal To Introduce Strict Adoption Rules To Prevent Child Trafficking

Indo-Asian News Service – November 30, 2016

In an attempt to stop child trafficking, the West Bengal government has decided to step up vigilance of the state’s orphanages and ensure police verification of the adopters before they are given a child’s custody, a minister said on Tuesday.

http://www.ndtv.com/kolkata-news/bengal-to-introduce-strict-adoption-rules-to-prevent-child-trafficking-1631892

International: SOS Children’s Villages and partners outline priorities to protect young migrants

ReliefWeb – November 29, 2016

SOS Children’s Villages is joining 77 other organisation in urging the European Commission and EU member states to step up protections of migrant and refugee children.

http://reliefweb.int/report/world/sos-childrens-villages-and-partners-outline-priorities-protect-young-migrants

United Kingdom: Police launch probe into claims of historic child abuse within Scottish football

Scottish Daily Record – November 30, 2016

Police Scotland have confirmed they have received reports in connection with historic child abuse within football.

Also: Could UK football scandal trigger similar child abuse revelations in Ireland?: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/could-uk-football-scandal-trigger-similar-child-abuse-revelations-in-ireland-766313.html

Also: UK asks sporting bodies to do more to protect children from abuse: http://www.firstpost.com/world/uk-asks-sporting-bodies-to-do-more-to-protect-children-from-abuse-reuters-3130918.html

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/police-launch-probe-claims-historic-9359892

 

 

 

DE: Delaware gets a ‘B’ for child sex trafficking response

News Works – November 28, 2016

Shared Hope International gave Delaware an overall B grade for its domestic minor sex trafficking laws. This is a major improvement from its 2011 D grade-but some improvements should be made to ensure the protection of children who are commercially sexually exploited, the organization reports in its Protected Innocence Challenge.

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/delaware/item/99175-delaware-receives-b-grade-for-its-domestic-minor-sex-trafficking-laws-

GA: Advocates: Churches needed to support foster families

Times-Herald – November 26, 2016

There’s a shortage of foster families in Georgia and in Coweta, and some see church involvement as one solution. Coweta has just 18 foster homes through the Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services. Of that number, 16 are full-time; the other two provide respite care for other foster parents. At the end of September, there were 129 Coweta children in the foster care system. Because there aren’t enough local foster families, some Coweta children have to be placed in other counties – sometimes hours away – or in group homes.

http://times-herald.com/news/2016/11/advocates-churches-needed-to-support-foster-families

IA: Proposal: Expand Child Abuse Reporting to Include Mother’s Alcohol Use

Iowa Public Radio – November 28, 2016

Women who use legal drugs such as alcohol during pregnancy could be reported for possible child abuse under proposed legislation state lawmakers may be considering in January. Currently, mandatory reporters of child abuse must speak up if it appears an infant is born with exposure to illegal drugs.

http://iowapublicradio.org/post/proposal-expand-child-abuse-reporting-include-mothers-alcohol-use#stream/0

IN: Judge: DCFS must turn over records in sex assault case

Pantagraph – November 28, 2016

The state’s child welfare agency will be ordered to turn over records related to a woman who has accused a man of raping her during an on-campus orientation event at Illinois State University.

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/judge-dcfs-must-turn-over-records-in-sex-assault-case/article_e05bb372-ff3d-5c0d-8d1b-8d606f689ef8.html

KY: New policies aid in serving child victims of human trafficking

BG Daily News – November 26, 2016

The department’s latest report issued Nov. 1 shows that modern-day slave trading of children in Kentucky has increased every year since the state began tracking incidents in 2013. Through Sept. 30, the state noted 169 incidents of human trafficking involving 208 victims. The number of incidents reported in 2013 was 40; in 2014 the number was 57; and 99 incidents were reported in 2015. The number of reported victims from 2013 through Sept. 30 is 447.

http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/new-policies-aid-in-serving-child-victims-of-human-trafficking/article_e8cac2cc-5bd0-551f-8542-05da27daa1d5.html

LA: DCFS: Rate of drug addicted newborns tripled since 2008

Louisiana Radio Network – November 28, 2016

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services finds Louisiana’s rate of newborns born with drugs and alcohol in their system has tripled over the last 8 years. Regional Administrator for Child Welfare, Denise Evans, says more than 1,500 babies were born exposed to drugs or alcohol in 2015.

http://www.louisianaradionetwork.com/blogs/rate-drug-addicted-newborns-tripled-since-2008#.WD1_zn3MbFk

MI: Child protection cases on the rise

Grand Rapids Herald-Review – November 26, 2016

Total intakes to F&CS as of the end of this September totaled 2,938, of which 1,615 were child protection intakes (or 55 percent of total calls). For the entire year of 2013, this number was 2,789, or 1,456 child protection intakes (52 percent).

http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/news/child-protection-cases-on-the-rise/article_371e38f2-b32a-11e6-b900-83764fbf1838.html

NY: Human trafficking not just big city issue, say Madison County officials (Includes video)

Rome Sentinel – November 28, 2016

“The potential for human trafficking is a reality here,” Madison County Youth Bureau Director Joanne Eddy said. “We are located in the center of the state between two large cities, Syracuse and Utica, we are near the thruway, and we are near a large casino.”

http://romesentinel.com/county/human-trafficking-not-just-big-city-issue-say-madison-county-officials/QBqpkz!zG7LZngxIxWv7jRX9E47nQ/

NY: Report calls for improvements at Dutchess Family Court

Poughkeepsie Journal – November 27, 2016

The Dutchess County Family Court should take a number of steps to improve how its serves its community, from accounting more effectively for firearms in domestic violence cases, to ensuring bilingual support is offered more readily.

Report: http://moderncourts.org/files/2013/10/Court-Monitoring-Dutchess-County-2016-.pdf

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2016/11/27/dutchess-family-court-report/94268996/

OH: Report: Foster Parents Need Support to Help Kids Heal (Includes audio)

Public News Service – November 29, 2016

Child-welfare agencies need to focus on helping foster parents meet the needs of the children in their care, according to new research from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. For a child, placement in foster care often is one more trauma in an already troubled life. The report said agencies need to develop strong relationships with foster parents to help them meet that child’s needs.

Report: http://www.aecf.org/blog/new-report-shows-how-public-agencies-can-transform-foster-parenting

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-29/childrens-issues/report-foster-parents-need-support-to-help-kids-heal/a55138-1

SD: Lend-A-Hand: Family Visitation Center empowers kids, builds relationships

Argus Leader – November 26, 2016

The Family Visitation Center opened in Sioux Falls in 2000 with the mission of empowering children to maintain healthy relationships with their parents. Each year, the center relies on donations to help children visit their parents in a safe, monitored environment.

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2016/11/26/lend–hand-family-visitation-center-empowers-kids-builds-relationships/94289150/

TN: Children’s Services nears end of court oversight

The Tennessean – November 28, 2016

The Department of Children’s Services is edging closer to operating independently for the first time in 15 years, without the federal court oversight it has been under since child advocates filed suit in 2000.

Information Gateway resource: Stakeholder/Community Involvement in Agency Oversight: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/administration/partnerships/oversight/

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/11/28/tennessee-childrens-services-nears-end-court-oversight/94286414/

TX: Statement on State’s Response to Foster Care Special Masters report

Texas Insider – November 28, 2016

“The Texas’ foster care system is in need of expanded placement and service capacity and a reduction in demand to meet the capacity.”

Also: Report: More and Better Trained Foster Parents Needed: http://www.ktsa.com/report-better-trained-foster-parents-needed/

http://www.texasinsider.org/statement-on-states-response-to-foster-care-special-masters-report/

TX: Troubled agency needs help (Opinion)

Houston Chronicle – November 23, 2016

One universal way to protect yourself from accusations, blame and disrespect at the office: Create a paper trail. While caseworkers and managers in the Department of Family and Protective Services are keeping bloated and disorganized files – some are more than 32,000 pages long – children are being harmed in the permanent custodial system that U.S. District Judge Janis Jack of Corpus Christi in December observed amounts to “institutionalized child abuse.”

http://www.oaoa.com/editorial/views/texas_opinion/article_bb25ecc2-b194-11e6-86cf-67d217b93b2a.html

VA: Lawsuit accuses Newport News workers of negligence in 2013 child’s death

Daily Press – November 26, 2016

Madyson’s grandmother, Tracy D. Jaskowak, filed the $4.7 million lawsuit last year, contending that the CPS workers missed crucial signs of child abuse and “failed to take appropriate action to protect Madyson.”

http://www.dailypress.com/news/newport-news/dp-nws-wrongful-death-suit-20161126-story.html

WV: If not us, then whom? State’s foster care system needs help now (Opinion)

Clarksburg Exponent Telegram – November 29, 2016

In a thought-provoking continuing series, the West Virginia Press Association commissioned M.K. McFarland, a journalism instructor at West Virginia University, to put a spotlight on the foster care system in the Mountain State. In the first two stories, McFarland did an excellent job humanizing the situation – and after all, that’s what we’re talking about, people, not statistics; children, not budget shortfalls.

http://www.theet.com/opinion/editorials/if-not-us-then-whom-state-s-foster-care-system/article_0a1135ab-d798-5d11-bd9e-4a4973e37e2e.html

WV: Sunday Perspective: Children, foster families also strained by drug epidemic

Charleston Gazette-Mail – November 27, 2016

Of the 5,182 children in state custody, almost 4,000 are in some kind of foster care. Another 739 are in group homes, sometimes deemed necessary to deal with behavioral problems, but too often a last resort when the first choice – a foster home – is unavailable.

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161127/GZ0404/161129634

US: When the Good Guys Ride into the Sunset, Leaving Their Algorithms Behind

Chronicle of Social Change – November 28, 2016

The push to embrace “predictive analytics,” an unreliable, racially biased method in which algorithms “inform” the decisions of caseworkers – decisions such as when to tear apart a family – is led largely by the same people who deny the very existence of a racial bias problem in child welfare, want to see far more families torn apart, or both. They seem to be willfully blind to the enormous inherent risks of unnecessary foster care placement, including the risk of abuse or even death in foster care.

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/blogger-co-op/good-guys-ride-sunset-leaving-algorithms-behind/23040

US: Here’s The Truth About Foster Parents

Huffington Post – November 26, 2016

I fight for my foster children with all that I have. It doesn’t always make me popular with the case workers. It doesn’t always make me popular with the birth parents, or the court systems.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-john-degarmo/what-you-do-not-know-abou_b_11834646.html

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Kenya: Families advised on using officially Registered agencies for children adoption

Kenya News Agency – November 29, 2016

Potential families wishing to adopt children in Kiambu County have been advised to do so through legal foster care agencies. Speaking during preparation meeting to mark Adoption Day at Karuri primary school in Banana on Monday, Deputy Children County Coordinator, Ms. Jane Kabiro said there are only 6 registered foster care Agencies in the country.

http://kenyanewsagency.go.ke/en/families-advised-on-using-officially-registered-agencies-for-children-adoption/

 

 

 

 

confidential hearing involving a child “mired” in the state’s foster care system, according to court records. On Wednesday, attorney Karen Faulkner asked Judge Paula Sherlock to open to the public a case in which a child has “remained in foster care for months while there is a suitable family member willing” to take in the juvenile. A hearing has been set for Dec. 1.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/33792880/judge-asked-to-open-confidential-family-court-hearing-involving-foster-child-to-public-media-as-part-of-new-law2

LA: Kids in Crisis: Human trafficking victims ending up in state’s care (Includes video)

WVUE – November 23, 2016

With surveillance cameras keeping an eye on the house and schedules keeping kids on track, it’s a Louisiana safe house for sex trafficking victims. Salcedo has helped more than 40 young girls there.

http://www.fox8live.com/story/33785173/kids-in-crisis-human-trafficking-victims-ending-up-in-states-care

MA: Foster care system is looking for new options as opioid epidemic increases children in system

Mass Live – November 28, 2016

Children, as young as newborns, are quickly becoming what some are calling the “invisible victims” of the opioid epidemic. As the opioid epidemic sweeps across the U.S., the country’s children are being affected, with an increasing number of them entering the foster care system. A number of states, including Massachusetts, are struggling to keep up with them.

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/11/massachusetts_foster_care_syst.html

MN: Itasca County Board hears update on child protection statistics

Grand Rapids Herald-Review – November 27, 2016

Child protection cases are on the rise in Itasca County – with prospects of nearly doubling the number they were just three years ago. According to Lauer, more than $100,000 has already been spent on overtime to manage the F&CS caseload. This doesn’t include comp time that’s been banked on top of that. To give perspective, back in 2013, this department paid out a yearly total of $42,215 in overtime.

http://www.hibbingmn.com/news/local/itasca-county-board-hears-update-on-child-protection-statistics/article_d616a072-b44a-11e6-be99-9b4b97755d01.html

MN: Center’s goal: Minimize trauma in child abuse investigations

Star Tribune – November 26, 2016

They tell their story once, to one person, in a quiet, private room. Their interviewer is trained to be neutral, to allow the child to lead the interview. It’s designed so as not to lead a child to a story that isn’t true, and to allow the child to share the stories they’re ready to tell.

http://www.startribune.com/center-s-goal-minimize-trauma-in-child-abuse-investigations/403094826/

MO: Suit: Abusive teen molested boy after foster home placement

Associated Press – November 25, 2016

A Missouri woman is suing a foster care contractor, alleging that her 3-year-old grandchild was molested by a teenager with a history of sexual abuse who was placed in her home.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Suit-Abusive-teen-molested-boy-after-foster-home-10635726.php

MT: One death leaves a big hole – and spotlights growing need for reservation foster care

Billings Gazette – November 25, 2016

Many kids here need extra attention, educators and social workers say. The reservation is poverty-stricken and many struggle with alcohol and drug addictions. The combination has left a foster-care gap.

http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/death-leaves-a-big-hole-and-spotlights-growing-need-for/article_b34c636e-d8f4-5219-aba7-6ed1c79840e4.html

NY: Richards sponsors foster care survey legislation

Times Ledger – November 28, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed several pieces of legislation earlier this month aimed at improving the transparency and efficacy of the Administration for Children’s Services, including a bill sponsored by Queens Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Arverne) that will provide all youth in foster care with an annual survey to rate their experience in the system.

http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2016/48/fostercare_2016_11_25_q.html

NY: New Judges Help to Speed New York’s Family Courts, But Holdups Remain

City Limits – November 23, 2016

Nine additional judgeships were added to the New York City Family Court system in 2015, increasing the total number of judges in the city from 47 to 56. This was part of a 2014 bill passed in the New York State Senate to establish 25 new Family Court judgeships in the state, allocating $5 million in funding.

http://citylimits.org/2016/11/23/new-judges-help-to-speed-new-yorks-family-courts-but-holdups-remain/

OH: Suspected missing funds leads to search warrant at Troy foster care center

WDTN – November 23, 2016

The city of Troy Police Department served a search warrant at the office of Isaiah’s Place, a foster parent training organization, on Wednesday. The warrant seized computer and financial records related to suspected theft or misappropriation of funds in excess of $100,000, he said.

http://wdtn.com/2016/11/23/suspected-missing-funds-leads-to-search-warrant-at-troy-foster-care-center/

OK: Slew of crimes-against-children charges filed in Tulsa County before Thanksgiving

Tulsa World – November 25, 2016

Charges in 15 cases with a total of 20 defendants accused of crimes against children were filed in Tulsa County District Court on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving. In the two-day span before the holiday, when the courthouse is closed, prosecutors filed charges in 15 cases ranging from child neglect to sexual abuse.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/courts/influx-of-crimes-against-children-charges-filed-in-tulsa-county/article_e36a4c8c-8980-5c24-a47f-dd3c8d6d50f5.html

PA: Our children are our greatest blessing. Here’s how we can protect them: Angela M. Liddle (Opinion)

Penn Live – November 22, 2016

My job requires me to delve into the darker sides of human behavior and measure their impact on children. I’m forced to explore the horrific reality of children’s deaths and injuries at the hands of perpetrators, some of whom are their parents, caregivers, and so-called “loved ones.”

http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2016/11/our_children_are_our_greatest.html#incart_2box_opinion

TX: “If a child is missing, they’re in danger”, says Odessa’s Center for Search & Investigations (Includes video)

Your Basin – November 27, 2016

Many of the children reported missing are usually repeats, therefore they’re considered runaways. Regional Director for the Center for Search & Investigations (CFSI) Lexie Stephens said she knows the stress of having a missing child. “We are trying desperately to get a bill introduced in 2017 to get rid the terminology, ‘runaway’, and have it replaced with ‘missing and endangered’.”

http://www.yourbasin.com/news/if-a-child-is-missing-theyre-in-danger-says-odessas-center-for-search-investigations

TX: Local, state officials say placement need for foster care rises

Longview News-Journal – November 27, 2016

The number of children in line for adoption and foster care families has risen steadily locally and statewide, officials in Longview and Austin reported. “We are desperate for foster parents all across the state,” Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokeswoman Shari Pulliam wrote in an email Thursday.

Related: Beds of Hope offers sweet dreams to Gregg County children: https://www.news-journal.com/news/2016/nov/27/beds-of-hope-offers-sweet-dreams-to-gregg-county-c/

https://www.news-journal.com/news/2016/nov/27/local-state-officials-say-placement-need-for-foste/

TX: Tax-cutting Texas is out of balance, and the foster care crisis is the latest evidence (Opinion)

Dallas Morning News – November 25, 2016

Outrage is not enough. Not when thousands of vulnerable children slip through the cracks in Texas’ foster care system. Not when millions of Texans have no health insurance. Not when the vast majority of high school graduates aren’t ready for college and the state ranks next to last in adults with a high school degree.

Also: COMMENTARY: Texas lawmakers: Now is time for action: http://www.themonitor.com/opinion/board_of_contributors/commentary-texas-lawmakers-now-is-time-for-action/article_4eab7544-b1bc-11e6-a661-7790c736ab5e.html

Also: Analysis: Some politicians want your attention and some don’t: https://www.texastribune.org/2016/11/28/analysis-some-politicians-want-your-attention-and-/

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2016/11/25/tax-cutting-texas-balance-foster-care-crisis-latest-evidence

TX: State Disses Experts’ Recommendations on Fixing Foster Care System

Houston Press – November 23, 2016

The recommendations came nearly a year after Jack’s scathing rebuke of the state’s mistreatment of a class of children relegated to Permanent Managing Conservatorship – essentially, kids for whom the state has ceased adoption efforts. The suit was filed in 2011 by New York-based advocacy group Children’s Rights.

http://www.houstonpress.com/news/texas-disses-experts-recommendations-on-fixing-foster-care-system-8968988

UT: Volunteers survey hundreds of homeless people on their needs

KSL – November 27, 2016

About 650 surveys had been completed by midday and a steady stream of participants were lined up in the late afternoon at the dining hall, which was gearing up for the evening meal. Part of the survey was a nationally used assessment tool that asks whether someone is housed, health issues, education, employment, whether they aged out of foster care, are a refugee among other questions to gauge their vulnerability.

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=42313938&nid=148

VT: Windham County foster care numbers cause worry

VT Digger – November 27, 2016

Officials say Windham County’s foster care population has jumped more than 50 percent in the past year, leading to increased pressures on families, social agencies and schools. At a recent Brattleboro meeting that included social workers, educators, legislators and others, the problem was summed up in four words: “a system under stress.”

https://vtdigger.org/2016/11/27/windham-county-foster-care-numbers-cause-worry/

WA: Dismantle DSHS and create a new child-focused agency (Opinion)

Seattle Times – November 23, 2016

The state’s mega-sized human-services agency, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), was created in 1970 by consolidating five smaller offices. Often in the decades since, lawmakers frustrated by the behemoth’s performance have talked about breaking it up, usually with the idea of improving the child-welfare system.

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/dismantle-dshs-and-create-a-new-child-focused-agency/

WV: Foster care West Virginia’s growing concern

West Virginia Press Association – November 27, 2016

The children taken in by the Grays were among 5,169 West Virginia kids in foster care in June. That was 608 more than at the same time last year and almost 1,000 more than in June 2013, according to the state’s monthly legislative foster care reports.

Also: Foster care can put intense strain on family: http://www.timeswv.com/news/foster-care-can-put-intense-strain-on-family/article_3ec49ada-b44a-11e6-b25c-632f1f9c467e.html

http://www.timeswv.com/news/foster-care-west-virginia-s-growing-concern/article_94017c6a-b44b-11e6-9623-afaf27d94988.html

US: Applying Safety Science to Child Welfare (Opinion)

Chronicle of Social Change – November 28, 2016

Since 2007, when MITRE launched its research focus on aviation safety, there have been only two fatal accidents involving U.S. commercial air carriers on domestic soil, a 67 percent reduction compared to the previous ten years. Could this same level of success be possible in the child welfare system?

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/opinion/applying-safety-science-child-welfare/23063

US: Report: Benefits of Early Care and Education for Children in the Child Welfare System

Chronicle of Social Change – November 25, 2016

The Administration for Children and Families, under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, released a new report titled “Benefits of Early Care and Education for Children in the Child Welfare System.” The report points to recent research showing that children under the age of 5 are at the greatest risk of child maltreatment and neglect and says there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that early care and education (ECE) may improve child safety and well-being among children involved in the child welfare system.

Report: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/benefits-early-care-education-for-children-in-the-child-welfare-system

Information Gateway resource: Early Childhood Programs: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/prevention-programs/earlychildhood/ec-programs/

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/report/report-benefits-early-care-education-children-child-welfare-system/22999

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Australia: Commission Report: Jehovah’s Witnesses Do Not Adequately Protect Kids from Child Abuse

Patheos – November 28, 2016

For well over a year now in Australia, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been investigating child abuse in the Jehovah’s Witnesses, even holding widely covered hearings in the summer of 2015. The culmination of that investigation – a lengthy report documenting their findings – was just released today? and the Witnesses do not come out looking good.

Report: http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/getattachment/c2d1f1f5-a1f2-4241-82fb-978d072734bd/Report-of-Case-Study-No-29

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/11/28/australian-commission-report-jehovahs-witnesses-do-not-adequately-protect-kids-from-child-abuse/?ref_widget=trending&ref_blog=friendlyatheist&re

Canada: National Chief Bellegarde Presses Federal Government to Comply with Human Rights Tribunal Order: “Our Children Cannot Wait”

Morning Star – November 23, 2016

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde has filed a motion with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) to once again push Canada to take action to address the Tribunal’s January 2016 ruling that Canada is discriminating against First Nations children in its provision of First Nations child and family services.

http://news.morningstar.com/all/canada-news-wire/20161123C8649/national-chief-bellegarde-presses-federal-government-to-comply-with-human-rights-tribunal-order-our-children-cannot-wait.aspx

France: & Democratic Republic of the Congo: France suspends international adoption from DRC citing irregularities

AfricaNews – November 25, 2016

“It is a difficult decision but one which, due to inadequate legal and ethical safeguards for adoption in that country, was deemed imperative,” a statement form the French Foreign Affairs Ministry read. France added that even though it took into account the legitimate expectations of families wishing to adopt, it also had a duty to “as a matter of priority, ensure the best interests of the children concerned and comply with its international obligations under the Hague Convention.”

http://www.africanews.com/2016/11/25/france-suspends-international-adoption-from-drc-citing-irregularities/

France: Charity: A third of minors missing after Calais closure (Includes video)

Al Jazeera – November 24, 2016

Refugee Youth Service said on Wednesday that it could not locate a third of the 179 child migrants it had been tracking since authorities bulldozed the Jungle, home to up to 10,000 people fleeing war or poverty in the Middle East and Africa. The fate of children staying in the squalid camp where migrants converged in the hope of making it across to Britain has been a political problem for the UK government.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/charity-minors-missing-calais-closure-161124095000924.html

International: Why is it so expensive to adopt a child?

Washington Post – November 28, 2016

Across the world, there are thousands of children in need of homes. In America, there are thousands of families looking for children to adopt. Sounds like a match made in heaven, right? Until you look at the price tag.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/11/28/why-is-it-so-expensive-to-adopt-a-child/

Lebanon: World: Community workers’ guide to understanding gender-based violence and child protection basic concepts

Relief Web – November 07, 2016

In February 2015, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) field office in Lebanon conducted a rapid needs assessment with Women Program Centers (WPCs) and Palestine refugee women in eight Palestinian refugee camps to identify capacity-building needs of community based organizations (CBOs) working with Palestine refugee communities in Lebanon.

http://reliefweb.int/report/world/community-workers-guide-understanding-gender-based-violence-and-child-protection-basic

United Kingdom: My child was nearly adopted – here’s why adoption targets are wrong (Opinion)

Community Care – November 28, 2016

Last week the Transparency Project, an organisation which seeks to promote the transparency of proceedings within the family courts, published findings from a Freedom of Information request into adoption targets. It found: “Significant numbers of councils in England are setting local numerical targets for how many children (or what percentage of their care population) should be adopted from care”.

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/11/28/my-child-was-nearly-adopted-and-here-is-why-adoption-targets-scary/

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

KS: Report: Kansas Improving In Fight Against Human Trafficking

KMUW – November 22, 2016

Kansas has been given a grade of “B” for legislative laws regarding the sex trafficking of minors. The grade has risen over the past several years.

http://kmuw.org/post/report-kansas-improving-fight-against-human-trafficking

MO: Company placed abusive teen in foster home where he molested little boy, suit alleges

Kansas City Star – November 24, 2016

A company that places disabled children with foster families put a teenager with a history of sexual abuse in a home, then retaliated against the foster parent when she reported that the youth had molested her grandchild, a lawsuit filed last week alleges.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article116806908.html

WV: Gazette-Mail Charities: Children’s Home Society helps children find safe homes

Charleston Gazette – November 25, 2016

The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is a private, nonprofit child welfare organization that was founded in 1896. Each year, the organization serves thousands of children and families, like Joseph and Betty, throughout the state

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161125/GZ0104/161129733

WV: Wards of the State: Foster care can strain the family

West Virginia Press Association – November 24, 2016

The need for people to open their homes to children is a challenge for West Virginia agencies.

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20161124/wards-of-the-state-foster-care-can-strain-the-family

US: Five states struggle with surging numbers of foster children

Associated Press – November 24, 2016

The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase. Reasons range from creation of a new child-abuse hotline to widespread outrage over the deaths of children who’d been repeatedly abused. Addictions among parents are another major factor.

http://wjtv.com/2016/11/24/five-states-struggle-with-surging-numbers-of-foster-children/

US: Investigation: Child identity theft may go unnoticed for years, ruining credit history

KBAK – November 23, 2016

Imagine having a bad credit report before you’re old enough to read. While identity theft is well known to strike adults, few realize that children are vulnerable victims of having their identities stolen resulting in their credit history being compromised before they even hit their teens.

http://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/child-identity-theft-may-go-unnoticed-for-years-ruining-credit-history

US: HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Helps End Youth Homelessness

Citiesspeak – November 22, 2016

Across the country, local, state and national initiatives are working to end youth homelessness, and many recognize the essential role of law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies in these efforts.

https://citiesspeak.org/2016/11/22/huds-youth-homelessness-demonstration-program-helps-end-youth-homelessness/

US: Olympic Gymnastics Doctor Arraigned for Sex Abuse

NBC News – November 22, 2016

Former Michigan State University and Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was arraigned Tuesday for criminal sexual conduct with a child younger than 13. WILX’s Susan El Khoury reports.

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/olympic-gymnastics-doctor-arraigned-for-sex-abuse-815691843798

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Turkey: Controversial Bill Withdrawn That Eased Penalties On Child Sexual Abuse

National Public Radio – November 22, 2016

Turkey has tabled a controversial measure by the ruling party that would have allowed some sexual abusers of children to escape prison time if they married their victims. The bill was sharply criticized by opposition parties and human rights groups.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/22/503036189/turkey-withdraws-controversial-bill-that-eased-penalties-on-child-sexual-abuse

Vietnam: Over 14500 children get adopted in 2011-2015

VietNamNet Bridge – November 25, 2016

Up to 14,539 Vietnamese children were adopted in 2011-2015, with 12,768 fostered domestically and the remainder lived with foreign foster families, said the Justice Ministry’s Department of Adoption.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/167560/over-14-500-children-get-adopted-in-2011-2015.html

 

 

 

 

CA: Grant Helps Journalism Nonprofit to ‘Seed’ Child Welfare Stories (Press release)

PRLog – November 22, 2016

Fostering Media Connections has received a $75,000 grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation to fuel its continued production and distribution of solution-based news stories on the child welfare system in Southern California.

https://www.prlog.org/12603445-grant-helps-journalism-nonprofit-to-seed-child-welfare-stories.html

MI: Child Abuse Council’s ex-financial director pleads guilty to embezzlement

Mlive.com – November 22, 2016

The former financial director of a Muskegon nonprofit group for abused children last week pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars away from the organization.

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2016/11/child_abuse_councils_ex-financ.html

OK: Longtime foster parent named director of Child Protection Coalition

Tulsa World – November 22, 2016

Stepping out of the foster care role has provided Nellie Kelly with a new challenge. Now she is the Tulsa County Child Protection Coalition executive director and is helping 26 member agencies that often helped her

http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/tulsabusiness/longtime-foster-parent-named-director-of-child-protection-coalition/article_a72bfe3b-b21d-5fb8-9d4e-6ae8bb7280c1.html

OR: Fostering gratitude, pt 1: Solving the foster care crisis during the holidays (Includes video)

KTVL News 10 – November 22, 2016

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is making big changes as it faces lawsuits and criticism about its system for foster children. News10 found some southern Oregonians who are finding solutions to the foster care crisis.

http://ktvl.com/station/fostering-gratitude-solving-the-foster-care-crisis-during-the-holidays

TX: Planning Commission tables foster care proposal

Greenville Herald-Banner – November 22, 2016

A proposal to open a foster care facility at the site of the former Travis Elementary School has been put on hold, as members of the Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission indicated there were “too many unknowns” with the project.

http://www.heraldbanner.com/news/planning-commission-tables-foster-care-proposal/article_797d1d54-b077-11e6-a96b-5fc990be26dc.html

TX: State rejects court-ordered proposal to fix foster care system

Austin-American Stateman – November 22, 2016

Attorneys for the state of Texas have rejected dozens of recommendations made through a court-ordered process to overhaul the state’s beleaguered foster care system, calling such changes unnecessary and ill-advised.

State leaders object Foster Care suggestions: http://www.kvue.com/news/local/state-leaders-object-foster-care-suggestions/355091548

The Brief: Texas wants to reform foster care on its own: https://www.texastribune.org/2016/11/23/the-brief/

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/state-rejects-court-ordered-proposal-to-fix-foster/ntCnz/

TX: The fight for what some are calling a civil right (Includes video)

News 4 San Antonio – November 22, 2016

In Texas, in order to get your original birth certificate, you need to know the name of your birth parents. Something adoptees in closed adoptions don’t have. Something Dorner says, has to change.

Information Gateway Resource: Ethics Related to Postadoption: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/adopt-ethics/ethics-related-to-postadoption/#privacy

http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/the-fight-for-what-some-are-calling-a-civil-right

WA: Emergency sanctuary for Pierce County foster kids prepares to open (Includes video)

NWCN – November 22, 2016

Amara, a Seattle-based foster care organization, is opening an emergency sanctuary to temporarily house foster kids in Pierce County who have been removed from their home and haven’t been placed with a foster family yet.

http://www.nwcn.com/news/local/emergency-sanctuary-for-pierce-county-foster-kids-prepares-to-open/355111176

WV: Overloaded foster system often delays family’s needs

West Virginia Press Association – November 23, 2016

Because kinship caregivers aren’t entitled to boarding care payments from the state, the bureau helps them get certified as foster families. That process can take 90 days or more.

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/overloaded-foster-system-often-delays-family-s-needs/article_3a353725-e59a-5e0a-9965-9c8c073a2b3a.html

US: Adopting Kids with Medical Needs: The Better Part of Sainthood

Healthzette – November 21, 2016

From babies born to drug-addicted moms to those abandoned because of their special needs, many young children don’t just need parents – they need someone who can go the extra mile for them and provide medical, emotional, and post-traumatic care.

http://www.lifezette.com/healthzette/adopting-kids-with-medical-needs-better-part-sainthood/

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Australia: Mason Jet Lee: Child protection staff stood down over ‘errors of judgement’ after report into toddler’s death

ABC Online Australia – November 23, 2016

Twelve protection staff facing disciplinary action for “errors of judgement” leading up to the death of Caboolture toddler Mason Jet Lee should not be made scapegoats for what is a flawed system, a union has said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-23/mason-lee-death-staff-stood-down-errors-judgement-child-safety/8049742

Australia: NT child abuse reports skyrocketing, children’s commissioner report shows

ABC Online Australia – November 23, 2016

Almost 1,800 children have been abused or neglected in just one year in the Northern Territory, and Territory Families failed to protect almost a quarter of them from more abuse, a new report has revealed.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-23/nt-child-abuse-reports-skyrocketing-new-report-shows/8050668

Canada: Chief urges child-welfare ‘partnership’ between governments, First Nations

Globe and Mail – November 22, 2016

Any changes to the way indigenous children receive government care must be part of a co-operative effort between the federal and provincial governments and First Nations, says the author of a report released in B.C. this week that called for an overhaul of the current system.

BC commits to indigenous control of child welfare after release of report: http://aptn.ca/news/2016/11/22/b-c-commits-to-indigenous-control-of-child-welfare-after-release-of-report/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/chief-urges-child-welfare-partnership-between-government-first-nations/article33000463/

Canada: MNAs studying bill to modernize adoption laws

Montreal Gazette – November 22, 2016

Currently, there is much secrecy around adoptions in Quebec; no information can be exchanged between adoptees and their birth parents unless both parties consent.

http://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/quebec-mnas-studying-bill-to-modernize-adoption-laws

Japan: Osaka group launches ‘easy-matching’ baby adoption website

Japan Times – November 23, 2016

A nonprofit organization in Osaka recently launched what it touts as an easy-matching adoption website, triggering criticism from experts that adoptions should be made more carefully.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/11/23/national/social-issues/osaka-group-launches-easy-matching-baby-adoption-website/#.WDWEW02FNzk

United Kingdom: Leading barrister: Child abuse inquiry has ‘crumbled'”(Includes video)

BBC – November 22, 2016

A number of lawyers have expressed concerns over the leadership and direction of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse which has been charged with investigating allegations of child sexual abuse in a wide range of institutions from the Anglican and Catholic churches to Westminster.

Abuse inquiry ‘is gagging the lawyers who resigned’: New secrecy row after accusation staff were stopped from talking to MPs about why they quit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3959232/Abuse-inquiry-gagging-lawyers-resigned-New-secrecy-row-accusation-staff-stopped-talking-MPs-quit.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38059845

 

 

 

 

AR: Foster care system overwhelmed, children aging out (Includes video)

KAIT 8 – November 21, 2016

In the United States, there are tens of thousands of children waiting to be adopted. In Arkansas alone, 1,414 children are waiting for a forever home, according to the charity organization Together We Rise. However, when it comes to children needing a temporary foster home, the number more than triples. In Region 8, the problem is getting worse.

http://www.kait8.com/story/33763445/foster-care-system-overwhelmed-children-aging-out

FL: Foster care can lead to forever families for hundreds of kids (Opinion)

Orlando Sentinel – November 21, 2016

Thanks to the support of caring families across Central Florida – as well as creative business partnerships and innovative programs – we’re making excellent progress toward that goal. And because our community has rallied behind child welfare in a big way, important outreach efforts promise to keep the momentum going.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-adoption-foster-care-myword-112116-20161122-story.html

FL: Hall DFCS: Adoptions, children returning home up from last year

Gainesville Times – November 20, 2016

Since Jan. 1, 129 children have been discharged from Hall County foster care, 35 of them adopted. In 2015, Hall County DFCS finalized 34 adoptions. Between July and August, Hall County adoption case manager Megan Chancey was the No. 1 “finalizer” in the state with six adoptions, according to Rule.

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/120391/

KS: Bus tour shows what it’s like for children in the Kansas foster care system (Includes video)

KSHB – November 21, 2016

On Monday, a group of health care workers, elected officials and social welfare workers took a field trip to get a first-hand look at what it’s like to be a child in the foster care system.

http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/bus-tour-shows-what-its-like-for-children-in-the-kansas-foster-care-system

MN: Goal: Minimize trauma in child abuse investigations

St. Cloud Times – November 19, 2016

In a building separate from any law enforcement office or medical offices, children can be interviewed and given support services after accusations of abuse arise. The center is new for Central Minnesota. Other areas of the state have similar programs, and there are nearly 800 in the U.S.

Information Gateway Resource: Decision-Making in Investigations: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/responding/iia/investigation/decision/

http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2016/11/19/goal-minimize-trauma-child-abuse-investigations/92479664/

MN: Study: Minnesota kids, youth most likely to be homeless

St. Cloud Times – November 19, 2016

A report last week from Wilder Research estimates 15,000 people are homeless in Minnesota on any given night and about 40,000 people were homeless at some point in 2015. That’s down 9 percent since the group’s last study in 2012 and the first drop in a decade, said Michelle Decker Gerrard, co-director of the Minnesota Homeless Study and Wilder senior research manager.

http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/homelesskids/2016/11/19/study-minnesota-kids-youth-most-likely-homeless/93978182/

NH: Dave Solomon’s State House Dome: Panel is told that child protection statute misses point (Opinion)

New Hampshire Union Leader – November 19, 2016

The legislative push to revise the state’s child protection statute to become more child-friendly began in earnest on Friday, as the Commission to Review Child Abuse Fatalities in New Hampshire heard from a prominent pediatrician and the leader of the group that advocates for children in potentially abusive situations.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20161120/NEWS0604/161119203&source=RSS#sthash.WYQ36gNe.dpuf

OK: Latest Report: Too Many Children Still Being Abused In State Custody (Includes video)

News 9 – November 21, 2016

Caseworkers missed opportunities to identify and address safety risks during visits to foster homes. So, DHS will be improving the quality of monthly visits and kids and foster parents will be interviewed separately, Powell said.

DHS, Governor’s Office respond to latest report from child welfare monitors (Press release): http://www.okdhs.org/library/news/rel/Pages/comm11212016.aspx

http://www.news9.com/story/33764853/latest-report-too-many-children-still-being-abused-in-state-custody

TX: A third of Texas foster care runaways remain missing: CPS (Includes video)

KXAN – November 21, 2016

A grim reality is adding to the ongoing shortage of foster homes in Texas. State lawmakers are now hearing a third of the children who ran away from foster care this year have not been found – some as young as 11. Children who run away from foster care prime targets for child sex traffickers.

http://kxan.com/2016/11/21/a-third-of-texas-foster-care-runaways-remain-missing-cps/

TX: How will lawmakers fix CPS? (Includes video)

Click 2 Houston – November 21, 2016

State lawmakers are grappling with how to right an agency that is struggling to answer thousands of calls for help from abused and neglected children across Texas. Child Protective Services has been plagued by low morale, staff turnover and high-profile missteps.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/how-will-lawmakers-fix-cps

TX: Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces Additional Legislative Priorities (Press release)

Texas Insider – November 21, 2016

DFPS Child Protection Bill -SB 11 will strengthen our ability to protect Texas children by enhancing investigations to reduce abuse and neglect and ensure child safety, addressing access to appropriate treatment and placement options, improving foster care contract oversight and accountability, and strengthening adoptions.

http://www.texasinsider.org/lt-governor-patrick-announces-additional-legislative-priorities/

TX: Leeson: With GOP in power nationally, now it’s time to govern in Texas (Opinion)

Lubbock Online – November 20, 2016

A lot about Texas needs to be made great again. In this, lots of disadvantaged children, declining communities and congested areas are notable onlookers.

Also: Mental health care funding, facilities, progress still lacking in State of Texas: https://communityimpact.com/houston/guides/2016/11/19/mental-health-care-funding-dodges-cuts-in-texas-85th-legislative-session-cyf/

http://lubbockonline.com/news/2016-11-20/leeson-gop-power-nationally-now-its-time-govern-texas#

WA: Collaboration critical to meeting needs of Yakima homeless

Yakima Herald Republic – November 19, 2016

After a year-long hiatus following the shake-up of the county’s Human Services department, the Homeless Network of Yakima County reunited last week for a general meeting. Representatives from a dozen community organizations gathered around a table, sharing their latest projects and swapping ideas for how to address unmet needs.

http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/collaboration-critical-to-meeting-needs-of-yakima-homeless/article_d42fd232-aee7-11e6-bd82-eb47b7643654.html

US: Illegal immigrants pose as families, tell tales of woe to gain entry to U.S.

Washington Times – November 21, 2016

That is one of the tactics feeding the surge of illegal immigrants in recent months, which the Border Patrol’s intelligence unit says was part of a pre-election rush to try to get into the country. The U.S. set records for illegal immigrant children and families in fiscal year 2016 and is on pace to break those records one month into fiscal year 2017.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/21/illegal-immigrants-pose-as-families-tell-tales-of-/

US: Kids Can Thrive with Gay Parents

Psychology Today – November 21, 2016

None of the outcome measures showed any difference between families headed by gay versus straight parents. Children’s behavior problems were no different between these groups, whether behavior was rated by parents or teachers. Parental stress and family functioning were no different between these groups. In sum, there was no evidence whatsoever to suggest that children generally fared better or worse depending on the sexual orientation of their parents.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/adopting-reason/201611/kids-can-thrive-gay-parents

US: Putting Lipstick on the Predictive Analytics Pig (Opinion)

Chronicle of Social Change – November 19, 2016

So the real question is: Would you take a kid away from his mother based solely on the fact that a predictive measure, however unreliable, said there is a 70 percent chance the child would be severely maltreated? Does anyone doubt the answer is yes?

Report: Big data is watching you: Predictive Analytics: The Dangerous New Fad in Child Welfare: http://nccpr.org/reports/bigdata.pdf

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/putting-lipstick-predictive-analytics-pig/22913

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Australia: laws will make it easier for child abuse victims to sue for damages (Includes video)

Sydney Morning Herald – November 22, 2016

Child abuse victims will be able to sue for compensation more easily under new laws that will force institutions such as churches and schools to prove steps were taken to protect children under their care.

http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/new-laws-to-make-it-easier-for-child-abuse-victims-to-sue-for-damages-20161121-gsub6y.html

Belgium: Organization finds foster families for 121 underage refugees

Sina English – November 21, 2016

The organization? which coordinates over 4?000 foster families in Belgium? launched a campaign named “Give the world a home” in September 2015? with the goal of helping unaccompanied underage refugees find foster homes.

http://english.sina.com/news/2016-11-22/detail-ifxxwmws3434133.shtml

India: Children keep disappearing from state-run children’s homes

Deccan Chronicle – November 20, 2016

A recent status check carried out by the Social Justice Department in state-run children’s homes has found that 106 children, 100 boys and six girls, had disappeared from these homes in the last five years.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/201116/children-keep-disappearing-from-state-run-childrens-homes.html

Malta: ‘Neglected children are owed more than shelter’

Times of Malta – November 19, 2016

Malta needs more foster carers and residential home placements for children, because the time they spend waiting for an available spot can hugely impact their mental development, according to a social work researcher.

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20161119/local/neglected-children-are-owed-more-than-shelter.631211

Turkey: Turkey should reject child abuse law shielding men who marry from punishment: U.N.

Thomson Reuters Foundation – November 21, 2016

A bill that could allow men accused of sexually abusing girls in Turkey to avoid punishment if they marry their victim would create a climate of impunity for child abuse in the country, U.N. agencies warned on Monday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-politics-law-sexcrimes-idUSKBN13G22K

United Kingdom: Compassion fatigue widespread among foster carers

Phys.org – November 22, 2016

‘No-one told us it was going to be like this’ is the first national study of compassion fatigue in foster carers in England and calls for greater support and understanding of the debilitating effects of caring for some of the most vulnerable children in society. The findings will be submitted to the Government’s Fostering Inquiry, led by the Education Committee, which is expected to examine all evidence in January 2017.

Report: Compassion fatigue in foster carers: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/research/projects/current/compassion-fatigue-in-foster-carers/

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-compassion-fatigue-widespread-foster-carers.html

 

 

Center’s goal: Minimize trauma in child abuse investigations

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Katie Boecker, coordinator of the Child Advocacy Center in St. Cloud, said the center avoids the intimidating and busy atmosphere of a police …

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Parents May Not Notice Children’s PTSD Symptoms

GoodTherapy.org (blog)

Three years following a trauma, parents of children with PTSD often failed to recognize their children’s symptoms. Even some parents with PTSD did …

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Defense: No evidence of trauma in infant’s death

St. George Daily Spectrum

The defense in a long-running child homicide trial moved quickly … that injuries inside the baby’s head were the result of “abusive head trauma.”.

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Effects of Childhood Trauma on Depression and Suicidality in Adulthood

Psychiatric Times

Immediate and short-term effects of childhood trauma have been a focus of clinical attention. However, recent studies demonstrate the far-reaching …

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Hope carved by Colorado Springs law officers into special toys for traumatized children

Colorado Springs Gazette

They will be given to children who have been affected by a traumatic event, including sexual assault and homicides. Made up of two supervisors, …

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Trauma of seeing abuse at home

The Straits Times

Growing up in a violent household can have the same emotional impact on a child as a car crash or a natural disaster. In fact, social workers from the …

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Free webinar training on trauma planned

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Trauma 101 training focuses on understanding how trauma impacts the body and the brain, how people adapt to trauma, and what …

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In disaster, trauma, dog brings comfort

Toledo Blade

The county prosecutor’s office hopes to use the dog to support two children … “The idea is that the more at ease the child feels, the more effective the …

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Goal: Minimize trauma in child abuse investigations

St. Cloud Times

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Past trauma haunts former Myanmar child soldiers

TODAYonline

Former child soldier Su Thet Htoo, 21, fell out with his family as his drinking continued and he bounced from job to job before finally going to a …

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Chester Co. parent speaks about trauma her child endured in Nashville bus crash

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screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-5-56- NASHVILLE, Tenn — A Chester County school bus taking kids to a conference overturns in Nashville sending 43 …

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When Adoption Stories Don’t Have Happy Endings

Slate Magazine

Adam said his adoptive father duct-taped the children’s mouths shut, … In adoption, intergenerational trauma does not just flow from the child to his …

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Helping children: Stress of poverty, violence, pain can alter brains

Detroit Free Press

Children who experience excessive stress face immediate and lifelong … His research has found that participants who experience childhood trauma …

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When trial adds trauma to child sex abuse victims

Times of India

Judicial inadequacies have marred the implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, 2012, leading to unwarranted …

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Hyper-Masculinity, War And Intergenerational Trauma

The Good Men Project (blog)

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Overcoming childhood trauma through art

The Hindu

Overcoming childhood trauma through art … The ‘Colors of Vision’, organised by Trust for Youth and Child Leadership (TYCL) and Mughil, was …

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Creating Trauma-Informed Communities

Alaska Public Radio Network

Our understanding of brain development and the impact of adversity and chronic stress in childhood are changing how we understand risk and how …

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Kids Heal From Trauma in Youth Grief Class

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Child Trauma Handbook : A Guide for Helping Trauma-Exposed Children and Adolescents

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Originally published in 2005, the Child Trauma Handbook is a user-friendly manual that teaches a comprehensive, research-based, phase-model …

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Trauma resuscitation:” A child is shot; here’s what happens when they get to Children’s Hospital

fox6now.com

Emergency room staff at Children’s Hospital train for different traumatic scenarios. For this simulation, they treated a six-year-old who was shot in the …

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Nadine Burke Harris Carries Message about Child Trauma to White House and Back

The Chronicle of Social Change

The efforts of pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris to address of trauma experienced early in life have vaulted her to national attention. In September …

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How ‘vicarious trauma‘ is passed down from parent to child in military families

CBC.ca

When retired soldier Jacqueline Buckley sees her four-year-old grandson get angry, she can’t help but think of her own capacity to explode with rage.

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Childhood trauma damages children, adults and society

St. Louis American

She stated, “I have seen many children labeled with learning disabilities that are just traumatized from sexual abuse, neglect, poverty, and witnessing …

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District to offer trauma-informed care

Beloit Daily News

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Divorce, other childhood trauma impact education, health

The News-Press

When a child loses a friend shot in the crossfire of a street fight, how can anyone expect that child to do well in school? When Dad loses his job, can’t …

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Trauma-informed care making waves at Mooretown

Shreveport Times

“If you want to address corporal punishment, address trauma,” Walker said. “If you look at the fact that a child is abused, the solution can’t include …

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‘Vicarious trauma‘ from PTSD can be passed from parent to child

The Globe and Mail

The former sergeant believes this is the legacy of her post-traumatic stress … It can also affect professionals such as psychotherapists, child welfare …

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Emotional damage from trauma of childhood sexual abuse can last a lifetime

MetroNews Canada

Extensive interviews with experts, indigenous leaders and victims suggests child sexual abuse is an open secret in many aboriginal communities …

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Parenting: Children in trouble

The News-Press

Childhood trauma is not isolated to mass shootings at schools and teen nightclubs. It’s a parent dying. It’s divorce. It’s living in an abusive household.

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How ‘vicarious trauma‘ is passed down to from parent to child

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TORONTO — When retired soldier Jacqueline Buckley sees her four-year-old grandson get angry, she can’t help but think of her own capacity to …

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Changing Minds Launches Child Trauma PSAs

The Chronicle of Social Change

A new national campaign launched last week hopes to raise awareness around childhood trauma, starting with a series of videos that highlight the …

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Parents don’t notice children’s PTSD — but may need support themselves

Knowridge Science Report

Young children may experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for years without it being recognized by their parents, according to new …

Parents don’t notice young children’s PTSD — but may need support themselves University of East … – EurekAlert (press release)

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How ‘vicarious trauma‘ is passed down from parent to child in military families

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Toddler in murder case had brain scans consistent with ‘non-accidental trauma

Greeley Tribune

John White is charged with first-degree murder of a child under 12 by a person in a position of trust, and child abuse resulting in death. If found guilty …

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Rainbow Project treats childhood trauma in creative way

The Badger Herald

The Rainbow Project in Madison is taking a different approach to treating children who have experienced trauma. The Rainbow Project’s main goal is …

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Parents urged to hold children close as figures show childhood trauma leads to adult mental health …

The Canberra Times

A leading mental health advocate has urged parents to provide a safe environment for their children, from birth, to prevent later life impacts, after new …

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PTSD can persist for years in kids, but parents may not see it

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After a car crash, children can experience post-traumatic stress disorder for months or years afterward although parents may have trouble recognizing …

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SAMSHA supports trauma recovery programs

Beckley Register-Herald

The grant program going to West Virginia included in this SAMHSA effort is the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative, which aims to improve the …

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Trauma, hatred haunt children in Nasirnagar

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A two-and-a-half-year-old girl in Kashipara, one of the neighbourhoods in Brahmanbaria’s Nasirnagar upazila, has not calmed down since she …

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Objective Parents are often children’s main source of support following fear-inducing traumatic events, yet little is known about how parents provide …

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The Lingering Pain of Childhood Trauma

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Baseline parent posttraumatic stress relating to the child’s trauma, and not trauma severity, was correlated with optimal-report child PTSD-AA at each …

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AR: Private firms OK’d to tend DHS finances

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette – November 19, 2016

The Legislative Council signed off Friday on the state Department of Human Services’ proposed contracts for nearly $680,000 with companies in Mississippi and Chicago to provide financial staff and consulting services after last week’s death of the department’s chief financial officer.

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2016/nov/19/private-firms-ok-d-to-tend-dhs-finances-1/

AZ: Before the Wall: Central American migrants ‘pouring’ into Arizona

RT – November 19, 2016

There has been a surge in migrants from Central America across the US border into Arizona, as people fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras attempt to secure asylum in fear of the “border wall” promised by President-elect Donald Trump.

Also: Central American migrants journey to U.S.: http://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/politics/border-issues/2016/11/17/central-american-migrants-journey-to-us/94051264/

Also: Central Americans Now Illegally Pouring Into U.S. Near Yuma, A Formerly Ultra Quiet Spot: http://www.patdollard.com/central-americans-now-illegally-pouring-into-u-s-near-yuma-a-formerly-ultra-quiet-spot/

https://www.rt.com/usa/367456-central-american-migrants-arizona/

CA: Bakersfield residents protest alleged corruption in Kern County Child Protective Services (Includes video)

23 ABC News – November 18, 2016

Organizers said they want to raise awareness to ongoing corruption, including “Kids for Cash”, a program where a foster family takes a child from CPS in exchange for federal title funding.

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/bakersfield-residents-protest-alleged-corruption-in-kern-county-child-protective-services

CA: L.A. County child-abuse reports should be made public: Guest commentary

Pasadena Star-News – November 18, 2016

Last week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to further consolidate its child protection system by placing a little-known but critically important group of investigative attorneys under the authority of the Office of Child Protection. This comes at a time when the county is looking for answers in the wake of a horrific child death. Some of the answers are likely to be found in a stack of hitherto confidential files that should be made public.

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinion/20161118/la-county-child-abuse-reports-should-be-made-public-guest-commentary

CA: Report Rates Child Well-Being in California Counties

Chronicle of Social Change – November 18, 2016

The 2016-2017 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being looks at a series of indicators organized around the three domains of child welfare and economic well-being; health; and education. The report provides a comparison over time for each of 28 indicators, as well as a breakdown by ethnicity on each data point for every county in the state.

Report: http://pub.childrennow.org/2016/

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/research-and-resources/report-rates-child-well-california-counties/22928

CT: 73 children find new homes during Connecticut’s Adoption Day

Journal Inquirer – November 18, 2016

The Vauchiers, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, were among 57 families who adopted children during Connecticut’s Adoption Day. A total of 73 children – including 16 pairs of siblings – were adopted in ceremonies at 11 state juvenile courts as part of an ongoing partnership with the state’s Department of Children and Families.

Information Gateway Resource: National Adoption Month 2016: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/

http://www.journalinquirer.com/connecticut_and_region/children-find-new-homes-during-connecticut-s-adoption-day/article_8d7076c6-ae0b-11e6-98db-bf88084c8d74.html

CT: Human trafficking and child prostitution on DCF radar; Law enforcement taking note, too

Journal Inquirer – November 18, 2016

“In schools we have seen kids recruiting other kids,” particularly where sexual activity among 13- to 17-year-olds is “normalized,” and encouraged at parties, Tammy M. Sneed, state Department of Children and Families’ director of gender responsive adolescent services, said this week in an interview with the Journal Inquirer. That’s a more prevalent route than the stereotypical situation of an older man snatching a youngster off the street and forcing the child into prostitution, Sneed said.

http://www.journalinquirer.com/crime_and_courts/human-trafficking-and-child-prostitution-on-dcf-radar-law-enforcement/article_224bfcb8-adf6-11e6-98d5-f397cb55e1cf.html

HI: Medicaid platform powers broader transformation

GCN – November 18, 2016

In December 2015, the state auditor found that KOLEA did not integrate with DHS’ other human services programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or interface with the Internal Revenue Service for other income data. That integration will take place in Phase Two, which will open the system to other state programs within the DHS’ Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division.

https://gcn.com/articles/2016/11/18/kolea-platform.aspx

ID: Respecting Children’s Boundaries at Thanksgiving (Includes audio)

Public News Service – November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together, but it also is important for parents and other adults to respect children’s boundaries, according to Taryn Yates, grant manager for the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund.

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-21/childrens-issues/respecting-childrens-boundaries-at-thanksgiving/a54984-1

IL: Rauner Administration Moves to Improve Outcomes for Dually-Involved Youth (Press release)

Office of the Governor of Illinois – November 18, 2016

Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Director George Sheldon today announced the next step to improving outcomes for youth who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems through a first-of-its-kind pay for success initiative.

http://www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=36&RecNum=13897

IN: REPORT: Foster Parents Need A Voice

Indiana News Service – November 18, 2016

Indiana has around 15,000 children in foster care, and a new report highlights the connection between foster families and getting those kids back at home with their parents. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s report “A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting,” foster parents need a bigger voice.

Report: http://www.aecf.org/resources/a-movement-to-transform-foster-parenting

http://eaglecountryonline.com/local-article/report-foster-parents-need-voice/

KS: DCF Implements Changes in Response to Kansas Foster Care Audit (Includes audio)

Kansas Public Radio – November 20, 2016

In July, an audit blasted the Kansas Department for Children and Families for not doing enough to ensure the safety of kids in foster care. As Stephen Koranda reports, a legislative panel has received an update on what the agency has been doing to respond to the findings.

http://kansaspublicradio.org/kpr-news/dcf-implements-changes-response-kansas-foster-care-audit

KS: Foster care system may create financial ‘clash’ for contractors

Salina Post – November 18, 2016

Kasey Rogg, deputy general counsel for the Kansas Department for Children and Families, told a legislative committee that the current system of bundled payments encourages the state’s private contractors to spend less on services for children in foster care. Placement agencies also have incentives to put foster children in homes that might not be appropriate, he said.

http://salinapost.com/2016/11/18/kan-foster-care-system-may-create-financial-clash-for-contractors/

ME: State receives near-failing grade for dealing with juvenile sex trafficking

Bangor Daily News – November 18, 2016

Shared Hope International, a Vancouver, Washington-based organization, on Thursday released its sixth annual Protected Innocence Challenge Report Card grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on preventing sex trafficking of children through local legislation and gave Maine a D grade, the same rating as last year.

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/11/18/news/state/maine-receives-near-failing-grade-for-dealing-with-juvenile-sex-trafficking/

MN: Paid parental leave granted for Minnesota state employees

StarTribune – November 17, 2016

State government employees have a new benefit that DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith say will help retain and attract good workers: up to six weeks of paid leave for parents following the birth or adoption of a child. Minnesota is the fourth state – following California, New Jersey and Rhode Island – to offer such a plan.

http://www.startribune.com/paid-parental-leave-granted-for-minnesota-state-employees/401810145/

NC: Family Focus: National Adoption Awareness Month highlights need to adopt older children (Includes video)

WSOCTV – November 18, 2016

November marks National Adoption Awareness Month and every year more than 100,000 children are waiting for a permanent home. But there’s a critical need for older children to be taken out of the system.

http://www.wsoctv.com/community/family-focus/family-focus-national-adoption-day-highlights-need-to-adopt-older-children/468496917

ND: Charles Hall Youth Services recommissioned

KFYRTV – November 20, 2016

The ceremony was included in the Bismarck congregations standard Sunday service. It is estimated that the organization has helped five thousand children over the last fifty years. “We are a strength based program, and we work with them to identify their strengths and to teach them life skills for maturing and being able to make it through life,” said Klopp.

http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Charles-Hall-Youth-Services-recommissioned–402188346.html

NJ: 3 arrested in assault on N.J. child welfare worker

NJ Advance Media – November 18, 2016

A child welfare case worker was attacked inside her Newark office building by three clients on Thursday and suffered multiple injuries that sent her to the hospital, a state spokeswoman confirmed Friday.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2016/11/3_arrested_in_assault_on_nj_child_welfare_worker.html

NY: Foster parents fill important need

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – November 19, 2016

Monroe County celebrates National Adoption Day the weekend before Thanksgiving every year. This year, the Monroe County Legislature recognized National Adoption Day at its meeting where a proclamation was presented to Family Court judges Dandrea Ruhlmann and Joseph Nesser, the co-chairs of the local celebration of National Adoption Day.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/guest-column/2016/11/19/foster-parents-fill-important-need/94074528/

NY: Mott Haven Academy Charter School maintains educational link for foster care children

Amsterdam News – November 18, 2016

According to the U.S. Department of Education, children in foster care are at high-risk of dropping out of school and are unlikely to attend or graduate from college. Many deal with issues including, lower scores on standardized tests and higher absenteeism, tardiness, truancy, and dropout rates.

http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2016/nov/18/mott-haven-academy-charter-school-maintains-educat/

NY: The Children’s Aid Society’s continuing mission (Includes video)

Fox 5 NY – November 18, 2016

The Children’s Aid Society’s mission is to support families living in poverty since 1853 in New York City. It serves 50,000 children and their families. Their help starts from the moment a child is born. The society offers early childhood programs, after school programs, summer camps, teen programs, a health division, foster care and adoption services.

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/218492568-story

OK: DHS gets down to biggest challenges to improve foster care

Lake Expo – November 20, 2016

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is at the most difficult and crucial part of improving its foster care system – ridding the problem of abuse and neglect of children in state custody and finding a permanent home for teenagers.

Also: Oklahoma making foster parent progress: http://www.woodwardnews.nfostet/opinion/oklahoma-making-foster-parent-progress/article_a422b88a-ad79-11e6-ab04-1ba049d6a486.html

http://lakeexpo.com/news/politics/dhs-gets-down-to-biggest-challenges-to-improve-foster-care/article_da75edf6-82b8-5f84-9541-502c51116001.html

OR: Top child welfare official overturns abuse finding against youth program

Oregon Live – November 18, 2016

One of Oregon’s top child welfare officials intervened this fall to protect a residential program for boys and young men in eastern Oregon, telling investigators to overturn abuse and neglect findings that could have jeopardized the program’s license.

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/11/top_oregon_child_welfare_offic.html

PA: Philly locks up kids for truancy, fighting — then goes after parents for child support

Philly.com – November 21, 2016

Her son, Kameron, had spent nine months in juvenile placement for a fight at school. Davis-Spears had protested, arguing that Kameron, then 16, had never been in trouble before. But a judge sent him away anyway, and now the city wanted to recoup part of the cost of his care.

http://www.philly.com/philly/about/pcom_corrections/402172305.html

PA: York County child welfare agency gets full license, averting possible state takeover

Penn Live – November 18, 2016

The county’s Office of Children, Youth and Families was issued its fourth provisional license in June by the state Department of Human Services. Kait Gillis, spokesomwan for the department, had said in April that if the agency had not earned a full license by the time it’s fourth provisional license had expired – which happened Tuesday – that “the state would have to assume management of the agency.”

Also: York County CYF gets full license: http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2016/11/18/york-county-cyf-gets-full-license/94070070/

Also: York CYF fully licensed, but ‘long road ahead’: http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2016/11/18/york-cyf-fully-licensed-but-long-road-ahead/94067470/

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/11/york_county_child_welfare_agen.html

TX: Lawmakers to tackle human trafficking-foster care connection (Includes video)

KXAN – November 20, 2016

Steven Phenix looks through the blue prints and sketches of what will soon be “the refuge.” The longtime residential facility just broke ground and will soon house 40 teenage girls – a safe place after being rescued from the sex trade industry.

http://kxan.com/2016/11/20/lawmakers-to-tackle-human-trafficking-foster-care-connection/

TX: More than 1,200 kids live on Dallas streets, many from the foster system

Dallas Morning News – November 20, 2016

Many of the teens Dallas police help are chronic runaways and typically have a history in the CPS system. Homeless youths have trouble regularly attending school and tend to cluster around public transit areas, like the West End rail station downtown.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/social-justice-1/2016/11/20/promise-house-sleep

TX: PERRYMAN – A Texas crisis: Toward reducing child maltreatment (Opinion)

OA Online – November 20, 2016

Dealing with maltreatment is difficult due to both the magnitude and complexity. Resources are insufficient, resulting in overloaded caseworkers, inadequate and disorganized documentation, and too few options in the form of quality foster care homes and support (or efforts to reduce the need for such care). Because of years of chronic underfunding and neglect, nowhere is the problem more acute than in Texas.

http://www.oaoa.com/news/business/ray_perryman_column/article_4179b58a-aee1-11e6-ac1f-e35a04d2ee43.html

TX: ‘Tremendous’ amount of area foster families needed

Belton Journal – November 18, 2016

With November being adoption awareness month, there is a strong need to spread the word about how families can help kids that are in the system, whether it be adopting or fostering. Bright Future is a local foster care service that provides its services to Belton, Killeen, and Temple.

http://beltonjournal.com/tremendous-amount-of-area-foster-families-needed/

WV: Wards of the state: WV’s drug epidemic strains foster care system

West Virginia Press Association – November 20, 2016

Carla Harper, a program manager with the state Department of Health and Human Resources, said substance abuse was a factor in 80 percent of 9,116 cases in which petitions were filed to remove children from their homes between 2011 and 2015. This number does not include cases excluded from the count because risk factors were unreported. – See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20161120/wards-of-the-state-wvs-drug-epidemic-strains-foster-care-system#sthash.TrP6GyxH.dpuf

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20161120/wards-of-the-state-wvs-drug-epidemic-strains-foster-care-system

WV: Court orders more work in case over juvenile facility changes

Charleston Gazette-Mail – November 18, 2016

Because the decision involves the fate of West Virginia children, the state Supreme Court has returned a case involving the state Department of Health and Human Resources and how it pays to place juveniles in residential facilities to a Kanawha County judge.

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-cops-and-courts/20161118/court-orders-more-work-in-case-over-juvenile-facility-changes

US: Parenting Children With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders: How Important Are Pre-Emptive Strategies?

Parent Herald – November 21, 2016

A new study conducted by a research team from the University of Rochester in New York found that educating families and caregivers with children who have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are ihighly important, PsychCentral reported. The researchers said that parents who attribute their kids’ misbehavior to their FASD tend to use pre-emptive strategies more. These strategies are designed to prevent these children’s negative behaviors.

Also: Best Parenting Strategies for Kids with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: http://psychcentral.com/news/2016/11/20/best-parenting-strategies-for-kids-with-fetal-alcohol-syndrome/112788.html

http://www.parentherald.com/articles/87309/20161121/parenting-children-fetal-alcohol-syndrome-disorders-important-pre-emptive-strategies.htm

US: Surge in Illegal Border Crossings Leads US to Open New Facility

ABC News – November 20, 2016

In response to the surge in immigrants crossing along the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) opened a new facility Saturday to help process unaccompanied minors and families. The total number of Border Patrol apprehensions were up by 23 percent in fiscal year 2016 from the year before and family apprehensions nearly doubled. Apprehensions are used as an indicator of total number of attempts to cross the border illegally.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/us-govt-opens-facility-surge-illegal-border-crossings/story?id=43671183

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Australia: ‘Holistic fix’ for Aboriginal kids (Includes video)

West Australian – November 21, 2016

Chief Justice Wayne Martin said dysfunctional families were well known to government agencies and should be the focus of resources. Justice Martin said the issue was pronounced in the Aboriginal population, which made it more complex to deal with but should not deter the State Government from acting.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/33270469/holistic-fix-for-aboriginal-kids/#page1

Bangladesh: The less talked about abuse of children

Bangladesh Daily Star – November 19, 2016

Our culture has a deep-rooted tradition of punishing children harshly. Older generations especially took pride in disciplining their children through caning, flogging and other forms of physical punishment that would supposedly make disciplined, obedient human beings out of errant, rebellious children. Teachers practiced similar methods of corporal punishment in classrooms, the most common of which were slapping students’ palms with rulers and squeezing their fingers together with pens held between them.

http://www.thedailystar.net/in-focus/the-less-talked-about-abuse-children-1316995

Finland: Govt apologies to children abused in care centres

Finland Times – November 21, 2016

Family and Social Services Minister Juha Rehula submitted an apology on Sunday to those who have been mistreated under child protective services over the decades. The minister submitted the apology on International Day of Children’s Rights observed by the United Nations.

http://www.finlandtimes.fi/national/2016/11/21/31658/Govt-apologies-to-children-abused-in-care-centres

 

 

 

 

 

AR: Police chief says DHS failed to respond to abandoned baby report

KATV – November 17, 2016

The West Memphis police chief is speaking out after he says the Department of Human Services failed to respond or assist after his agency found an abandoned baby in a restaurant parking lot.

http://katv.com/news/local/arkansas-police-chief-says-dhs-failed-to-respond-to-abandoned-baby-report

CA: Report Recommends Greater Input for Foster Parents (Includes audio)

Public News Service – November 18, 2016

California’s foster-care system looks after 60,000 children a year, and a new study points out ways to make improvements, by giving foster parents more of a voice. Researchers at The Annie E. Casey Foundation suggest that state agencies make their treatment plans with the observations of the foster parents, treating them as partners, not just service providers.

Report: A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting: http://www.aecf.org/resources/a-movement-to-transform-foster-parenting

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-18/childrens-issues/report-recommends-greater-input-for-foster-parents/a55015-1

CO: Courts celebrate National Adoption Day

The Villager – November 16, 2016

National Adoption Day is being celebrated in many of Colorado’s Judicial Districts throughout November, with judges and magistrates across Colorado finalizing the adoptions of 132 foster children into permanent families. Colorado is currently home to 283 children waiting for permanent families.

http://www.villagerpublishing.com/84066/news/government/colorado-courts-celebrate-national-adoption-day/

CT: National Adoption Month: Helping Connecticut kids find forever families (Includes video)

WTNH – November 17, 2016

Here in Connecticut DCF says there are about 4,000 kids in their care. Statistically half of them will return to live with their birth family.

http://wtnh.com/2016/11/17/national-adoption-month-helping-connecticut-kids-find-forever-families/

FL: Dungy leads campaign to find homes for 23,000 Florida foster children

Tampa Bay Times – November 18, 2016

Dungy appeared Wednesday to announce a new statewide campaign aimed at getting children into permanent homes. With him were Carroll, former state House Speaker Will Weatherford, and Kurt Kelly, head of the Florida Coalition for Children.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/dungy-leads-campaign-to-find-homes-for-23000-florida-foster-children/2303285

FL: Report: Give Foster Families More Say (Includes audio)

Public News Service – November 18, 2016

Kurt Kelly is president and CEO of the Florida Coalition for Children, which works to recruit and train foster families. He said implementing a community-based approach to child welfare in Florida, the only model of its kind so far in the nation, is paying off.

Report: A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting: http://www.aecf.org/resources/a-movement-to-transform-foster-parenting

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-18/childrens-issues/report-give-foster-families-more-say/a55014-1

GA: State underpaying child service groups, memo confirms

Georgia Health News – November 17, 2016

Cliff O’Connor, chief financial officer for Georgia DFCS, reported in the June memo, obtained by GHN, that those organizations providing child placement services and group settings for foster kids are not getting enough compensation from the state. These providers “are woefully underpaid,” says Ron Scroggy, executive director of Together Georgia, an alliance of organizations providing child welfare services.

http://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2016/11/state-underpaying-child-service-groups-memo-confirms/

IL: Foster Parents Can Help Reunite Families

Public News Service – November 18, 2016

Illinois has 15,000 children in foster care, and a new report highlights the connection between foster families and getting those kids back at home with their parents. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s report “A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting,” foster parents need a bigger voice.

Report: http://www.aecf.org/resources/a-movement-to-transform-foster-parenting

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-18/childrens-issues/foster-parents-can-help-reunite-families/a55018-1

IL: Get IN Chicago Announces Support for 11 Community-Based Organizations for Capacity Building and Program Training to Bring Mentoring and Therapy to Acutely High-Risk Youth (Press release)

PR Web – November 17, 2016

Get IN Chicago is currently collaborating with more than 20 agencies to strengthen mentoring and CBT programs and create a rigorous, central intake and case management system for acutely high-risk youth in Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, Roseland, South Shore, and West Englewood. Since September, staff from the 11 community-based organizations have participated in a comprehensive curriculum designed to improve how they implement evidence-based interventions with fidelity and measure the results.

http://finance.minyanville.com/minyanville/news/read?GUID=33282087

IL: DCFS program kicks off

Mt. Vernon Register News – November 16, 2016

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is launching a new strategic plan, and Mt. Vernon was chosen as one of the initial immersion sites. “An immersion site is our method of introducing new innovations and major changes into the Department of Children and Family Services,” said Pete Digre, DCFS associate director. “We’re building a much richer array of the kind of help and services that families and children need, and particularly making sure that those services are in their own homes.”

http://www.register-news.com/news/dcfs-program-kicks-off/article_1ec04b8e-ac26-11e6-a79a-5771a17c769d.html

KS: DCF counsel says foster care system may create financial ‘clash’ for contractors

Kansas Health Institute – November 16, 2016

State officials acknowledged during a legislative hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse that the organizations overseeing and placing children in foster homes may have financial conflicts of interest.

http://www.khi.org/news/article/dcf-counsel-says-foster-care-system-may-create-financial-clash-for-contract

KY: Baptists place emphasis on foster care

News-Enterprise – November 17, 2016

Concerns for foster children at home and AIDS outreach in Sub-Saharan Africa were on the hearts of Kentucky’s largest religious organization this week. A resolution urging church-goers to actively address foster care needs was part of the Ken­tucky Baptist Convention’s annual meeting held this year at Florence Baptist Church.

http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/kentucky-baptists-place-emphasis-foster-care

MA: Officials outline treatment for growing problem of drug-addicted babies

The Boston Globe – November 17, 2016

It’s a problem borne of the opioid crisis that sometimes can’t be detected until it’s too late: A woman uses opioids during pregnancy but keeps her drug abuse secret. But within hours of giving birth, the cries of an inconsolable newborn can reveal the new mother’s painful secret.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/11/17/moms/JB7l42hZDGMlUVYesGmmaK/story.html

ME: DHHS spotlights November as Adoption Awareness Month and encourages more families to open their homes to some of our neediest children (Press release)

Maine.gov – November 16, 2016

November is recognized as Adoption Awareness Month and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) wants to express our appreciation to those individuals and families who have opened their hearts and their homes to Maine children.

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Portal+News&id=721307&v=article-2016

MN: MNPrairie plans forums to discuss future of child protection

Waseka County News – November 17, 2016

After a series of warnings that procedures at Minnesota Prairie County Alliance were failing to protect area children, its executive director is planning a series of public forums in an effort to move forward.

http://www.southernminn.com/waseca_county_news/news/article_a7a71fc0-0453-5b12-bc9b-fb65913e63d2.html

MN: Number of children waiting for adoption nearly quadruples in Hennepin County

StarTribune – November 17, 2016

The number of children in Hennepin County waiting to be adopted has nearly quadrupled since 2009, to 339 children this year – the highest number in recent years, according to new county data.

http://www.startribune.com/number-of-children-waiting-for-adoption-nearly-triples-in-hennepin-county/401813395/

NM: Adoption gives kids a new chance (Opinion)

Albuquerque Journal – November 18, 2016

Tomorrow, children and families will again fill Bernalillo County’s Children’s Court as part of the ongoing effort to make dreams come true. A myriad of volunteers, including court-appointed special advocates, law students, social work interns, CYFD employees and court staff will make the joyful event a reality.

https://www.abqjournal.com/891861/adoption-gives-kids-a-new-chance.html

NY: Steuben County Families Encouraged to Consider Adoption (Includes video)

Time Warner Cable News – November 17, 2016

“Permanency is so important for children. It gives them a sense of belonging. In foster care, sometimes the kids don’t know from one year to the next where they’re going to be for Christmas,” said Steuben County Adoption Case Worker Paul Sands. Raising awareness of those issues adoptive families gathered in Bath on Thursday to mark National Adoption Day.

http://www.twcnews.com/nys/binghamton/news/2016/11/17/families-in-steuben-county-mark-national-adoption-day.html

OR: Top Oregon child welfare official overturns abuse finding against youth program

The Oregonian – November 17, 2016

One of Oregon’s top child welfare officials intervened this fall to protect a residential program for boys and young men in eastern Oregon, telling investigators to overturn abuse and neglect findings that could have jeopardized the program’s license.

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/11/top_oregon_child_welfare_offic.html

TX: A Look Inside The Investigative Series On Child Abuse And Neglect (Includes audio)

KACU – November 17, 2016

Coming up this Sunday, the Abilene Reporter-News will publish the second part to their series, “Too Many Cries,” an investigative report on why Abilene’s region ranks highest in the state for child abuse and neglect.

http://kacu.org/post/look-inside-investigative-series-child-abuse-and-neglect#stream/0

TX: New hires and raises for CPS workers stalled in negotiations

KXAN – November 17, 2016

State leaders say they want to pump more resources into the struggling child welfare system but negotiations over who gets paid what have stalled the process. Child advocates say the Department of Family and Protective Service officials and the elected leadership of Texas missed a key deadline for immediate action and have limited time with the state’s attention.

http://kxan.com/2016/11/17/new-hires-and-raises-for-cps-workers-stalled-in-negotiations/

TX: State Department Commissioner explains plans for CPS

Fox 34 – November 17, 2016

Hank Whitman outlined his strategies and request for more funding at a house county affairs committee hearing. Rep. Dustin Burrows of Lubbock said Whitman’s recommendations include hiring more investigators, and an across-the-board thousand dollar pay increase for CPS investigators.

http://www.fox34.com/story/33740634/state-department-commissioner-explains-plans-for-cps

TX: State of Child Welfare in Bexar County

San Antonio Magazine – November 17, 2016

More children die because of child abuse or neglect annually than die of childhood cancer. That was one of the findings in a recent report by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities about the state of child welfare in America, said Susan Dreyfus, president and CEO of the Alliance, who spoke during a town hall hosted on Thursday, Nov. 17, by The Children’s Shelter and Texas Public Radio (TPR).

http://www.sanantoniomag.com/Online/November-2016/State-of-Child-Welfare-in-Bexar-County/

TX: To help fix CPS, get parents into drug treatment, lawmaker says

The Dallas Morning News – November 17, 2016

Sixty percent of children whom Child Protective Services removed from birth families last year were placed in state custody because a parent was abusing alcohol or drugs, a key House social services policy writer said Wednesday. Too few of the parents, though, receive effective substance abuse treatment, said House County Affairs Committee Chairman Garnet Coleman.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article115464153.html

VA: Huge need for foster families in the Shenandoah Valley (Includes video)

WHSV – November 17, 2016

The need for foster parents in Virginia is huge. For a lot of the kids in foster care, the future is uncertain. We’re looking into how you can help these kids find a loving home and better our community in the process.

http://www.whsv.com/content/news/CHANNING-TSR-DO-NOT-PUBLISH-YET-400309551.html

US: A Question of Outcomes

Stanford Social Innovation Review – November 17, 2016

Across the United States, government officials, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, and impact investors talk about the need to pursue not just program outputs but “positive outcomes”-results that make a genuine difference in beneficiaries’ lives. They talk about adopting models that are designed to focus attention on such outcomes: public-private partnerships, collective impact projects, pay-for-success (PFS) initiatives. And they talk about rigorously using data to track progress toward a given set of outcomes. But all of this talk presupposes that everyone agrees on the meaning of “positive outcome.”

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/a_question_of_outcomes

US: Homelessness In The U.S. Was Down Slightly Over The Past Year

National Public Radio – November 17, 2016

Overall, almost 550,000 individuals were homeless on a single night earlier this year, according to a new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s a 3 percent decline from 2015, and continues a downward trend in homelessness over the past few years. The numbers are based on a count conducted in January by communities across the country.

Report: The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/2016-AHAR-Part-1.pdf Information Gateway resource: Housing & Child Welfare: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/service-array/housing/childwelfare/

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/17/502359805/homelessness-in-the-u-s-was-down-slightly-over-the-past-year?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us

US: Ray Perryman: Protecting children pays off in many ways

Denton Record-Chronicle – November 17, 2016

There is no social issue more important than protecting children from abuse and neglect. At present, millions of children in the United States are living in households where abuse occurs

http://www.dentonrc.com/opinion/columns-headlines/20161117-ray-perryman-protecting-children-pays-off-in-many-ways.ece

US: Where Are All the Social Workers Going?

Governing – November 17, 2016

Turnover in public-sector jobs is a ubiquitous problem. But when it comes to social services, the problem is particularly painful. One well-known study found that with one caseworker, the chance for a child to achieve a permanent and stable living situation was 74 percent. If a child had two caseworkers in one year, the odds dropped to 17 percent. With three caseworkers, it was a mere 5 percent.

http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/gov-social-workers-turnover.html

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Norway: One in three dentists refrained from reporting suspected child neglect or abuse

Dental Tribune International – November 17, 2016

Owing to its good public health system, 98 per cent of Norwegian children between the ages of 3 and 18 regularly see a dentist. Public dental clinics are thus in the unique position to identify cases of possible neglect or abuse in this vulnerable population and notify the authorities. A nationwide survey among 1,200 public dental hygienists and dentists has now examined how often dental professionals actually reported concerns about child welfare to the Norwegian child protection agency, Barnevernet.

http://www.dental-tribune.com/articles/news/nordic/31942_one_in_three_dentists_refrained_from_reporting_suspected_child_neglect_or_abuse.html

United Kingdom: John Swinney accused of letting down survivors of child abuse after refusing to extend remit of inquiry

The Herald – November 17, 2016

The Education Secretary was criticised after he said he would not expand the independent Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry to cover day schools and youth groups. The four year inquiry will focus on sexual, physical and emotional abuse in foster care, children’s homes, boarding schools and long-term hospital care.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14912529.Historic_abuse_inquiry_remit_will_not_be_expanded/

 

 

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Baltimore school tutor charged with child abuse in Trayvon Grayson beating

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3-Year-Old Boy On Life Support After Fracturing Skull, Mother’s Boyfriend Arrested

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Woman charged with felony child abuse after belt beating that left bruises, marks

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Most charges dismissed in child beating case

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Charlie Sheen’s ex Brooke Mueller hospitalised after alleged child beating

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Man arrested for beating woman, raping child

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Child murderer says ‘his spirit died.’ Judge sends him to prison.

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Clearfield 2-year-old recovering after serious injuries in alleged child abuse

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Police: Assault by mom’s boyfriend leaves toddler with life-threatening ‘level 1 trauma’ injuries

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Tulsa Couple Arrested For Felony Child Abuse

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Tioga man charged with beating child

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Donna Woman Sentenced To 20 Years In ChildBeating Case

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Chicago Man Allegedly Beat, Stomped 21-Month-Old Girl to Death

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Indian-origin lottery winner jailed for beating wife, 5-year-old child in UK

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Wentzville man shoved fingers in throat of infant son to stop his crying, police say

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Evansville man pleads guilty to child abuse

The Gleaner

3 in Henderson Circuit Court to two counts of first-degree criminal abuse (child under 12) just days after he declared his intentions to represent himself.

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Back of the Yards man charged with fatally beating Raiylana Vasquez, his girlfriend’s 21-month-old …

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A man has been charged with beating Raiylana Vasquez, his girlfriend’s 21-month-old baby, to death Tuesday morning in their Back of the Yards …

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Exorcisms & religious abuse of children missed by untrained UK police

RT

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Police: Mom’s Boyfriend Accused Of Child Abuse, Drugs Found In Toddler’s System

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Assemblywoman who allegedly beat son was a child advocate

New York Post

The Crown Heights assemblywoman arrested Saturday night for allegedly beating her 12-year-old son with a broom handle has sponsored an array of …

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Dad beat, stomped 3-year-old boy to death on Halloween: Prosecutors

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Devon Thomas, 22, is charged with stomping and beating his son, Tayveon Thomas, age 3, to death on Halloween, and attacking his fiancee, the …

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Kate Gosselin: Horrific New Details in Child Abuse Investigation?!

The Hollywood Gossip

But now we’re learning that the reason Jon hasn’t commented on the alleged child abuse investigation might be that he’s just too damn sad.

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Kate Gosselin Accused Of Spanking Kids With Wooden Spoon For Bad Behavior

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Woman accused of beating girl, 14, at behavioral facility in Viera

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Vegas Mother Charged with Murder in Child’s Abuse Death

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Houston man accused of beating his baby’s mother while she held newborn at hospital

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Woman beat child with hands, dustpan, police say

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Religion law in Indiana proves no defense for child abuse

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Man Charged With Beating Baby Girl To Death In Back Of The Yards

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Local Sudden Infant Death Cases on the Rise in Maryland

NBC4 Washington

Anthony Boston is a proud father with a distinction he wouldn’t wish on any parent. “I was the last one to see my child alive,” he said, describing a cold …

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Defense: No evidence of trauma in infant’s death

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Local rate for infant deaths above state average

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Father of suspect in infant death speaks out

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The father of a man accused of beating an infant to death said his son is … The death investigation quickly turned into a homicide investigation after …

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Sacramento man convicted of murder in infant’s death, mother acquitted

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21 to find the infant’s mother, Davonna Rae Byrd, not guilty of murder, involuntary manslaughter and assault charges in the child’s death. Byrd, who …

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Stark County’s infant mortality rate improved in 2015

Massillon Independent

The rate of deaths among infants in their first year of live dropped to the lowest level in at least four years, but health officials say to hold off celebrating.

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Witnesses testify in hearing for baby sitter accused in infant’s death

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Yakima infant death probed

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Defendant pleads guilty in infant death

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Cambridge woman enters guilty pleas in connection with infant’s death

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Isabella Tipton to serve time for involuntary manslaughter, endangering children. CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — A Cambridge woman charged in connection …

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Infant death case set for spring trial

Madison Press

A London woman charged in the death of a 7-month-old baby boy intends to take the case to trial, it seems. Jessica Carter, 35, was arraigned in …

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Man wanted for questioning in Southeast Texas infant’s death

mySanAntonio.com

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 27-year-old man sought in Southeast Texas for three counts of endangering or abandoning a child is …

Police searching for man suspected in injury, death of infant – Brazosport Facts (subscription)

Two-Month-Old Baby Boy Killed By Mother’s Boyfriend? Authorities Search For Mom’s BF As … – Parent Herald

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New Test Could Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Or SIDS, In Newborns

The Inquisitr

A recent scientific breakthrough may allow doctors to evaluate newborns for their risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) before it’s too late.

WellSpan doctor helps write new safe sleep recommendations – York Dispatch

New parent? Pediatrician breaks down the new sleep rules for infants – LancasterOnline

Stats On Co-Sleeping & How Moms Do It – Romper

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Indigenous overrepresented in every category of child or infant death in NT

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Indigenous children and infants die at much higher rates than non-Indigenous infants and children in the Northern Territory. Photograph: Alamy.

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Infant mortality high in Alabama despite improvement

SFGate

(AP) — New statistics show Alabama’s infant death rate remains high … State health officials say the rate of 8.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015 …

Ohio sees uptick in infant deaths, widening white-black gap – Chronicle Telegram

Alabama infant mortality almost three times higher for African-Americans – AL.com

Infant mortality high in Alabama despite improvement – Washington Times

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Probe into allegations of infant death in Pune hospital

The Hindu

Don’t argue. Stop stressing me out!” His voice had assumed a breathless, nasal tone. This was most unlike my father. His Zen-like demeanour had …

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Mother arrested in infant’s death

Appleton Post Crescent

APPLETON – A mother has been arrested in the August 2015 asphyxiation death of her 3-month-old daughter, police said Friday. Keshia M.

Wisconsin Woman Charged in Death of Infant Daughter – WDIO-TV

Wisconsin mother charged in baby’s 2015 death – Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Infant’s death in Erving fire prompts outpouring of donations

The Recorder

Firefighters from 13 towns were called to an early morning fire in which three people were injured at 10 West Main St. in the center of Erving Tuesday, …

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Dad charged in infant’s death during ‘spiritual ritual’

New York Post

The father of a 5 month old baby girl who died this summer during an alleged spiritual ritual, has been charged with murder in her death. Jorge Baque …

Queens father arrested in death of infant daughter – New Jersey Herald

Queens father arrested in death of infant daughter – SFGate

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Infant Mortality Numbers Hit Record Low in Shelby County

Memphis Flyer (blog)

This morning, the Shelby County Health Department announced that the infant mortality rate has fallen to the lowest number ever recorded by the …

Fewer babies dying in Memphis, but rate still higher than US – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Fewer babies dying in Memphis, but rate still higher than US – Beaumont Enterprise

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After autopsy update, man charged in infant’s death pleads guilty for lesser sentence

KFOX El Paso

The man charged in the death of an 11-month-old El Paso infant received a seven-year prison sentence during a plea hearing on Wednesday.

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Man wanted for questioning in Southeast Texas infant’s death

Crossroads Today

Man wanted for questioning in Southeast Texas infant’s death … is wanted for questioning about the death of one of the children he was babysitting.

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Wyoming man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Cheyenne infant’s death

KNEB

Wyoming man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Cheyenne infant’s death. A Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a baby …

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Research Breakthrough Suggests Biological Factor

Newsweek

Breakthrough biological research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) suggests babies die as a result of decreased levels of a brain protein, …

Australian researchers find victims of sudden infant death syndrome have lower levels of orexin – Daily Mail

Research makes major breakthrough in understanding sudden infant death syndrome – NH1 News

Low levels of protein linked to cot deaths – Times LIVE

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Sleep-Related Infant Death on the Rise in Illinois: Expert

NBC Chicago

Experts all agree that the data is underreported, but NBC 5 Investigates found that in the past decade, an average of 30 to more than 50 babies die in …

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Sudden infant death syndrome research breakthrough suggests biological factor

The Guardian

Researchers at the Royal Alexandra hospital for children at Westmead say they have discovered babies who die from sudden infant death syndrome …

End of SIDS in sight? Australian researchers make breakthrough in understanding cot death – Telegraph.co.uk

The end of diagnosis ‘unknown’: Researchers come closer to taking mystery out of SIDS – The Sydney Morning Herald

Babies dying from SIDS have hope with breakthrough from Sydney Hospital – Daily Mail

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Lebanon couple charged in infant’s death

abc27

12 after the baby boy was found unresponsive. He was … The autopsy was unable to determine the cause of death, but officials say the injuries were …

Lebanon couple charged in child’s death – Lebanon Daily News

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Cousins say mother used drugs on day her infant died

The Boston Globe

On Thursday, nearly a month later, Carlos was dead, and Gallegos and her boyfriend, the … Infant dead, adults found unresponsive, in Marlborough.

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Infant’s death: Doc booked over claims of refusing treatment in Mumbai

Hindustan Times

A police case was registered against a Govandi doctor over the death of a newborn boy on Saturday, a day after the infant died after being allegedly …

Govandi infant’s death: 3-member expert committee will meet on Tuesday – Hindustan Times

Doc says no to deposit in Rs 500 notes, baby dies awaiting help – Mumbai Mirror

Newborn dies as parents run out of cash – Chandigarh Tribune

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Infant death under investigation

WCVB Boston

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Lucas County infant mortality rate improves

Toledo Blade

Lucas County’s infant mortality rate dropped in 2015 from 2014 according to new numbers released today by the Ohio Department of Health, bucking …

Ohio sees uptick in infant deaths – Canton Repository

Ohio sees uptick in infant deaths, widening white-black gap – WHIO

Ohio sees uptick in infant deaths, widening white-black gap – Washington Times

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Dozing mom may have rolled onto son, causing infant’s death: cops

New York Daily News

A 2-month-old boy died Saturday in the Bronx, and cops are investigating whether his mother may have accidentally rolled on top of him while …

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Suspect Arrest in Infant Death Case

Tristatehomepage.com

A Henderson man arrested accused of abusing an infant who later died is … charges in connection with the death of her five-month-old-son, Jordyn.

Grandmother finds comfort in recent arrest linked to her grandson’s death – WAVE 3

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Possible Breakthrough

MSN.com

Breakthrough biological research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) suggests babies die as a result of decreased levels of a certain brain …

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Marlborough Police investigating infant death

WHDH.com

MARLBOROUGH, MA (WHDH) – Police in Marlborough say they are investigating the death of an infant Thursday. Police say they responded to the …

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Home Births Resulting in Infant Death Often Linked to Delivery Issues

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When an infant death occurs during a home birth, oftentimes delivery complications are to blame. Learn about child injuries and safety at Thomas J.

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Infant death under investigation

MSN.com

An infant was found dead and two adults were found unresponsive in a home in Marlborough.

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Ohio sees uptick in infant deaths, widening white-black gap

Delaware Gazette

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state saw an uptick in its infant mortality rate last year, with black babies dying at a rate approaching three times that of …

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Marlborough Neighbors Shocked, Curious About Infant’s Death

Boston.com

Marlborough Neighbors Shocked, Curious About Infant’s Death.

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Ohio Sees Uptick In Infant Deaths, Widening Gap Among Blacks

Review Times

Data released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Health shows the state’s overall infant mortality rate increased to 7.2 deaths per 1,000 births last …

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Man, woman arrested after infant’s death

Waco Tribune-Herald

A Robinson woman and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday after the woman’s child died in May and tested positive for methamphetamine, arrest …

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Wyoming woman pleads guilty in infant’s death

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Lubbers’ child was found dead July 31 in the back seat of a car parked outside a gas station. Lubbers was arrested Aug. 3. She has four other children …

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Portsmouth police investigating infant death

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC)—The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating the death of an infant that occurred early Saturday evening in the …

Portsmouth infant death under investigation – Daily Press

Police investigating infant death in Portsmouth – WAVY-TV

Infant in Portsmouth dies Saturday, police say – Virginian-Pilot

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Manhattan man charged in infant’s death has preliminary hearing

WIBW

TOPEKA (WIBW)– A Manhattan man charged in the death of a three-month-old baby had his preliminary hearing Friday. Andrew Gibson, 25, was …

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Mother arrested after infant death probe; father being sought

The Gleaner

A probe into a Henderson infant’s death has resulted in the arrest of the baby’s … Henderson police are searching for the baby’s father, Joseph Scott …

Henderson Police Arrest Mother as Part of Investigation into – Tristatehomepage.com

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Police investigating infant’s death in Seward County

KSNT (press release) (registration) (blog)

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) – Police in Seward County are investigating the death of an infant that authorities say is suspicious. Liberal Police Department …

Police investigating infant’s death in Seward County – SFGate

Police investigating infant’s death in Seward County – Topeka Capital Journal

19-year-old Kansas man faces murder charge in death of infant son – hays Post

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Man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Smithfield infant death

WNCN

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) — A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of an infant in Smithfield earlier this month, police …

Smithfield man charged in infant daughter’s death – News & Observer

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Mom pleads in infant’s death

Morganton News Herald

The mother of a 3-month-old twin boy who died in early February will spend six to eight years in prison. Brittany Nichole Hefner, 25, from Connelly …

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Remembering Gunnar: Family speaks out after tragic infant death

WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) – A parent’s worst nightmare – a Grand Forks family is coming to grips with the death of their 5-month-old son after a …

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Modesto mom sentenced for infant daughter’s death

Modesto Bee

There was nobody in the courtroom Friday to speak about how they were affected by the death of A’Shayla Jackson, a 3-month-old who died alone in …

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Police investigating infant’s death in Seward County

Kansas City Star

Police in Seward County are investigating the death of an infant that authorities say is suspicious.

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Grim details emerge in infant death case

Z-963

Grim details emerge in infant death case. A Manhattan man charged with first degree murder and child abuse appeared in the Riley County District …

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New Sleep Suggestions Aim to Reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Mercy

Sleep is top of mind for new parents, even when they are getting so little of it. Concerns about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) are constantly in …

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GBI joins probe of infant death in Rabun County

AccessWDUN

The GBI has joined Rabun County officials in their investigation of the death of an infant. “On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was …

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Chelan-Douglas Trends | Number of Infant Deaths per 1000 Live Births

NCW Calendar

This indicator measures the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births in Chelan and Douglas counties, both individually and combined.

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Baby Dies of Vicks VapoRub Poisoning? : snopes.com

snopes.com

A viral Facebook post claimed that a baby died in his sleep after his mother applied Vicks VapoRub to soothe his fever, but we found no evidence the …

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Five more ‘avoidable’ baby deaths in another Scottish maternity unit

Telegraph.co.uk

But the disclosure of the Caithness cases came less than a week after it emerged six babies had died “unnecessarily” at Crosshouse Hospital in …

Apology over baby deaths at Caithness General Hospital – BBC News

Health board apologises over deaths of 5 babies in Caithness – Scotsman

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McComb police investigate baby’s death

Jackson Clarion Ledger

A 5-month-old child was found unresponsive Sunday morning and could not … the Mississippi Medical Examiner’s Office report as to cause of death.

Baby’s death under investigation in McComb – WAPT Jackson

McComb Police investigate death of 5-month-old baby – WJTV

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Bramley baby death: Newborn was left in carrier bag

BBC News

A newborn baby who died after being left outside a church vicarage was abandoned in a supermarket carrier bag. The boy was found outside St …

Newborn baby dies after being found dumped outside Yorkshire church – The Sun

Police search for mother after newborn baby left in a bag outside church dies – BreakingNews.ie

Newborn baby and placenta found abandoned in Tesco bag outside vicarage – ITV News

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Infant Dies During Police Protest in Baltimore After Cop Heroically Tries to Save Her Life

PEOPLE.com

An infant who stopped breathing during a protest of a police-involved shooting in Baltimore died on Saturday, according to authorities. In a statement …

Baby girl dies during Baltimore police shooting protest – New York Daily News

Infant dies during protest of Baltimore police-involved shooting – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Infant dies during protest of shooting by Baltimore police – NH1 News

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Full investigation into baby’s death should have happened years ago: Nunavut health director

CBC.ca

A full investigation into what happened the night Makibi Timilak died should have taken place years ago, a Nunavut health director testified …

On-call nurse breached protocol, Nunavut inquest witnesses say – Nunatsiaq News

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Baby boy in Wentzville child abuse case dies

STLtoday.com

WENTZVILLE • The baby boy victimized in a high-profile child abuse case here has died, spurring prosecutors to elevate the felony charge already …

Charge Upgraded for Father After Missouri Infant Dies – ABC News

Wentzville infant at center of horrific child abuse case dies – KSDK.com

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4 People, Including A Baby, Have Died In A Jail Run By Potential Trump Nominee Sheriff David …

Huffington Post

Four people, including a newborn baby, have died at the Milwaukee County Jail since April. One man, a 38-year-old with mental health issues, died of …

How Long Did My Dead Sister Suffer in Your Jail, Sheriff Clarke? – Daily Beast

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3 adults, 1 child found shot to death inside Alaska hotel room

New York Daily News

McKay Hutton and his baby daughter, Teagan, died in a murder-suicide that also claimed the life of his wife, Emily McDonald, at a Hampton Inn hotel …

Family of four found dead in an Alaska hotel room in suspected murder-suicide – Daily Mail

Man Shot and Killed His Wife, 8-Week-Old Baby, and Mother Before Turning the Gun on Himself – Inside Edition

Bodies of 4 people found ‘shot to death‘ in Alaska hotel room – International Business Times UK

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Nunavut coroner’s inquest says baby’s death highlights problems

CTV News

Two of Joanasie’s constituents are the parents of baby Makibi Timilak, who died in the community of Cape Dorset in murky circumstances. Late Friday …

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Nunavut coroner’s inquest says baby death highlights problems

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IQALUIT, Nunavut – A coroner’s inquest has recommended significant changes to health care in Nunavut after the death of an infant in a remote Arctic …

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West Yorkshire Police Give Update On Baby Death

Pulse 1

Officers say the cause of death is not yet known but they are very concerned for the child’s mother. West Yorkshire Police have given an update after a …

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Woman faces charges for infant’s death

Madison Press

Charges have been filed against a private daycare provider in London for the death of an infant. Jessica Carter, 35, of London, was caring for …

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Ambulance trust speeds pregnancy calls following baby’s death

Health Service Journal

An ambulance trust has upgraded how it responds to some emergency calls from pregnant women, following the death of a full-term baby.

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Penticton Herald

IQALUIT, Nunavut – A coroner’s inquest has recommended significant changes to health care in Nunavut after the death of an infant in a remote Arctic …

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Baby died after jail staff ignored labor, inmate says

USA TODAY

MILWAUKEE — A former inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail says a corrections officer laughed off her request for medical help as she went into labor …

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Baby Died in Milwaukee Jail After Birth Ignored: Inmate

TIME

A former inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail is seeking $8.5 million dollars in damages after her newborn baby died in a jail cell in July.

Newborn baby died in jail after staff refused help to laboring mother, former inmate says – RT

Woman Sues Milwaukee County Over Jail Baby Death – WSAU

Milwaukee Jailers Mock and Ignore Pregnant Inmate Going into Labor, Resulting in Baby’s Death – PINAC News

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Kansas baby found in Dallas two days after mom was shot to death

CBS News

WICHITA, Kan. — A week-old newborn girl who went missing after her mother was shot to death was found alive Saturday in Dallas, police said.

Baby missing in Kansas, mother shot dead – Fox News

Infant of slain woman ‘considered missing and endangered’ – Wichita Eagle

Kansas baby who disappeared after her mum was shot to death two days ago found safe and well – The Sun

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Wyoming man pleads guilty to manslaughter in baby’s death

The Denver Post

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a baby boy whose disappearance prompted an …

Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Baby’s Death – CBS Local

Wyoming Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Baby’s Death – ABC News

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in baby’s death – KKTV 11 News

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Pregnant woman shot to death, her baby is saved

USA TODAY

Doctors hurried to deliver the baby through an emergency C-section. The mother died and doctors saved the baby, a boy, who is in good condition, …

Pregnant woman shot and killed, baby delivered by emergency C-section in Visalia – KFSN-TV

Fatal shooting of pregnant woman could be gang-related; baby delivered by emergency C-section – Fresno Bee

Pregnant Mom Shot Dead in Drive-By Shooting, Doctors Save Unborn Baby – Inside Edition

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Man sought in baby’s death in Freeport

Chron.com

Authorities are searching for a man in connection to the death of a two-month-old baby Tuesday night in Freeport. The man, who uses the name Luther …

Person of interest wanted in death of Freeport baby – KHOU.com

Police Search For Person Of Interest In Baby’s Death – Patch.com

Freeport PD: 7-week-old baby found not breathing inside apartment – KTRK-TV

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Baby death: Ryker Daponte-Michaud had died before 911 was called, the trial of his mom and her …

London Free Press

The 911 calls made it clear: baby Ryker Daponte-Michaud was dead before the paramedics got there. “The baby is dead. It is cold,” Scott Bakker’s …

Baby dead before 911 called jury hears – CTV News

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TV star baby’s death inquest halted after claims evidence was tampered with

Express.co.uk

A CORONER has halted an inquest into the death of a TV star’s baby son amid claims the NHS tampered with evidence which could result in criminal …

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Doctor: Baby’s death possibly linked to earlier health issue

Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The same breathing problem that sent an infant girl to the hospital a day after her birth may have contributed to her death 13 …

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Crosshouse Hospital baby deaths review announced by minister

BBC News

It comes after the BBC revealed that there have been six so-called “unnecessary” deaths of babies at the hospital since 2008. Ayrshire and Arran …

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29-year-old mother and baby daughter found dead at foot of Blk 443B Fajar Road

Stomp

Singapore Stomp – A mother and her baby daughter were found dead at the foot of Block 443B Fajar Road in Bukit Panjang on Wednesday (Nov 23) …

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Milwaukee County inmate: Baby died after staff ignored labor

Star Tribune

MILWAUKEE — A mother whose baby died after she gave birth in a Milwaukee County Jail cell in July has filed a claim notice against the sheriff’s …

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Wyoming man pleads guilty to manslaughter in baby’s death

Star Tribune

A Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a baby boy whose disappearance prompted an unsuccessful police search of a …

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Newborn baby died in Milwaukee County jail after staff refused help to laboring mother, former …

Signs of the Times

The child was “born alive, cried profusely and was breastfed,” Swayzer said in the claim. Yet complications led to the child’s death later in the day.

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Woman Says Baby Died In Jail Cell After Guards Refused Her Medical Care For Labor

CopBlock

The newborn baby would be pronounced dead later that day. The results of an autopsy conducted on the child have not yet been released, making the …

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Baby dead before 9-1-1 called jury hears

iHeartRadio.ca

It was a frantic 911 call, but it was made too late. On Wednesday, a London jury heard how baby Ryker Daponte-Michaud was already dead when the …

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Police Find 1 Week Old Baby After Mother Was Shot to Death

MSN.com

On Saturday, police in Dallas said that a week-old newborn girl who went missing after her mother was shot to death, was found alive . Early morning …

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Fire Officials: Overdose Reversal Drug Used At Scene Of Marlborough Baby’s Death

CBS Local

MARLBOROUGH (CBS) — Investigators are still searching for answers after a baby was found dead and two adults were unresponsive in a …

Massachusetts police investigating baby’s death – wwlp.com

Authorities tight-lipped on Marlboro baby’s death – Worcester Telegram

Cops probing infant’s death, ‘unresponsive adults’ in Marlboro – Boston Herald

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Infant’s death: Doc booked over claims of refusing treatment in Mumbai

Hindustan Times

A police case was registered against a Govandi doctor over the death of a newborn boy on Saturday, a day after the infant died after being allegedly …

Demonetisation: Newborn baby dies in Govandi after doctor ‘refuses’ treatment for want of cash – Firstpost

Maharashtra: After baby death, Centre asked to raise cash time limit for hospitals – The Indian Express

Baby Dies After Mumbai Hospital Allegedly Refuses To Take 500, 1000 Rupee Notes – NDTV

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Baby’s death serves as reminder of dangers of co-sleeping

WBRC FOX6 News – WBRC.com

The Jefferson County Coroner said the little girl was sleeping in a bed with an older sibling when she died. Sadly, it’s something that can happen to …

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Jasmine Gregory jailed for baby’s bath death

BBC News

A mother whose baby died after being left alone in the bath for 10 minutes has been jailed for three years. Jasmine Gregory, of Ulfgar Road, Oxford, …

Mother who left baby to drown in bath jailed – Sky News

Mum who left baby to drown in bath jailed for three years – ITV News

Mum who left baby to drown in bath after drinking jailed for 3 years – International Business Times UK

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Pneumonia-stricken baby found unconscious in Bronx day care dies

New York Daily News

A 4-month-old boy battling pneumonia died after he was found unconscious in his Bronx day care, police said Friday. Workers at Lil Star Daycare on …

4-month-old baby dies after getting sick at day care – New York Post

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Baby died after ‘doctors abandoned emergency C-section when mum was already on way to theatre’

Mirror.co.uk

A dad has blamed blundering medics over his baby’s death at a scandal-hit hospital. The baby died in the womb after doctors allegedly abandoned …

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Baby boy is DROPPED 30ft to his death down the side of an escalator in China

Daily Mail

This is the horrifying moment a baby is accidentally dropped 30ft down the side of an escalator to its death. Devastating CCTV footage from China …

Horrifying moment gran slips on escalator and drops a baby to its death from 30ft – The Sun

Warning to parents after gran slips on escalator and drops baby 30ft to his death – Mirror.co.uk

Grandmother dropped baby 30ft to his death after tripping on escalator in China – Metro

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Father of dead baby said he remembers ingesting a ‘substance’

The Boston Globe

Carlos was also on the bed, face up and cold to the touch. Gallegos’s mother called 911, but it was too late for the baby. He was pronounced dead the …

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Couple who hired Irish nanny awarded $4M over baby’s death

Fox News

WOBURN, Mass. – A Boston couple who say their Irish nanny killed their 1-year-old daughter have been awarded $4 million in damages in their …

Couple awarded $4 million in lawsuit over baby’s death – Bryan-College Station Eagle

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Infant dead, adults found unresponsive inside Marlborough home

WCVB Boston

Sources told 5 Investigates that the infant was found in a bed with the two … They were taken to a hospital where the infant was pronounced dead.

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Shea Morrissey: ‘Co-sleeping’ warning after baby death

BBC News

A coroner has issued a warning about the dangers of “co-sleeping” following the sudden death of a month-old baby in Whitehead, County Antrim.

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Police: Dad blamed ‘ego,’ lack of insurance for baby’s death

seattlepi.com

A 27-year-old father and 26-year-old mother from Des Moines neglected their infant until he died in February at 6 months old, King County prosecutors …

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Guests quizzed over baby’s death

Perth Now

The baby, Cinta Amora Gurney, lived at the villa in Canggu with her … Police in Bali said the baby’s father was believed to be in Perth at the time, …

Perth toddler drowns while on family holiday in Bali – The West Australian

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Cops Investigate Bathtub Death of 10-Month-Old Girl in Brooklyn

NBC New York

Police are investigating the death of a 10-month-old girl in Brooklyn who may have briefly been left alone in a bathtub with her older brother, according …

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Hot Car Killer Never Slept: Sexted All Night Before Baby’s Death

RadarOnline

Justin Ross Harris’ defense had a witness testify that he “absolutely” could have forgotten his son in the car the day he died but the prosecution …

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Police investigate baby’s death in Cuijk

NL Times

The police are investigating the death of a baby in an apartment on Parallelweg in Cuijk on Tuesday night. The baby became unwell while emergency …

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Man in custody after death of baby girl in Back of the Yards

Chicago Sun-Times

A man is in custody after a baby girl died Tuesday morning in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.

Person in custody after death of 9-month-old in Back of the Yards – WLS-TV

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Medical negligence led to baby’s death, court finds

Times of Malta

The distraught parents of an 18-month girl have been awarded €60,500 in compensation after a court found that medical negligence led to the death …

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Mother arrested after infant death probe; father being sought

The Gleaner

A probe into a Henderson infant’s death has resulted in the arrest of the baby’s mother and an arrest warrant issued for the mother’s boyfriend.

Henderson mother charged after baby dies – Tucson News Now

Henderson Police Arrest Mother as Part of Investigation into – Tristatehomepage.com

Child Abuse Case Shocks, Saddens Henderson Neighborhood – Tristatehomepage.com

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Coroner: Autopsy contradicts foster parent’s account of baby’s death

Sacramento Bee

The results of an autopsy of 1-month-old Macey Wilson contradict her foster parents’ account of the baby’s death in May, the Sacramento County …

Sacramento police actively investigating baby’s foster care death – ABC10.com

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60500 compensation to parents of child who died due to doctors’ negligence – TVM News

TVM

The Government’s Chief Medical Officer and two doctors were ordered to pay €60,500 in damages to the parents of a one and a half year old baby.

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Pair in custody, facing charges of child abuse

Boston Herald

HELD: Donna Rodeheffer, 33, of Webster, and her husband, Nicolas Emory, 24, are facing abuse charges after three children in their custody were …

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Woman faces three charges of child neglect

Ocala

OCALA – Ocala police officers arrested a 23-year-old woman for three counts of child neglect after one child was found wandering at an apartment …

Panama City Woman Facing Child Neglect Charges – My Panhandle

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Ostrander couple charged with child abuse

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PRESTON — An Ostrander couple has been charged after authorities documented a long list of abuse against at least one of their children, crimes …

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Tampa mother admits to child neglect in plea deal over death from rare disease

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TAMPA — A Tampa mother who faced a manslaughter charge after failing to provide medical care for her sick daughter pleaded guilty this week to a …

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PD: Mother arrested after ‘malnourished’ and ‘neglected‘ kids found at CT home

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The children’s father is also expected to face charges in the case. … Her arrest comes after state police were called to a report of child neglect at a …

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Bond set for Pontotoc County woman in child neglect case

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(KXII) — The Pontotoc County woman accused of neglect in the drowning death of a … Amber Thurman is charged with five counts of child neglect.

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Deputies searching for man wanted on child neglect, sex charges

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Deputies with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect wanted on on child neglect and sex offenses …

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Police: Child Found Locked Up, Bruised; Fillmore County Couple Charged

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31-year-old Angela Stewart is charged with four felony counts including attempted second-degree manslaughter, child neglect and malicious …

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Devils Lake couple couple charged with Child Neglect, after alledgedly leaving children at home to …

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. A Devils Lake couple each faces a felony charge of child neglect, after allegedly leaving 2 small children at home and going …

Couple accused of child neglect barricaded kids in apartment to go to Kmart, prosecutors say – Grand Forks Herald

Police name couple charged in child neglect case – Devil’s Lake Daily Journal

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Fire alarm leads to charges of child neglect

Enid News & Eagle

Two of the children belonged to Selvey, and the other two she was … Slevey, 30, is charged with a felony count of child neglect for the incident from …

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Marion County Couple Sentenced for Child Neglect – WBOY

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A Marion County couple was sentenced Tuesday for four counts of child neglect.

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Couple Face Felony Child Neglect Charges

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Local parents are facing felony child neglect charges — after they allegedly left their children alone barricaded in their apartment. Police say Monday …

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Mom faces child neglect after kids exposed to heroin

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A Lake Park mother is behind bars after sheriff’s officials say she was caught with heroin in front of young children believed to be her own.Palm Beach …

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2 People Arrested On Child Neglect Charges In Elkins

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Police in Elkins arrested two people on a child neglect charges. Timothy Hedrick and Amanda Williams face a charge of child neglect causing serious …

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Child Abuse, Neglect Cases Soar

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Indianapolis, Ind (WIBQ) – Child abuse and neglect cases have taken a startling jump in Indiana over the past decade. Data released by the Indiana …

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Teacher says parent beat her up for reporting child neglect

New York Post

An Upper West Side special needs teacher says she was beaten up by a mother she reported to authorities for suspected child neglect — and now the …

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Titusville mother, 2 day care workers arrested on child neglect charges

WFTV Orlando

Channel 9 found out the Department of Children and Families investigated the boy’s mother for suspected child neglect and substance abuse in the …

Titusville woman arrested on child neglect charges – WFTV Orlando

Titusville mother bonds out of jail after arrest on child neglect charges – WFTV Orlando

Titusville mom, daycare workers booked on neglect charges – Florida Today

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Mother arrested after 3 children found ‘extremely neglected‘ in Danielson home

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(WTNH)– State police have arrested a woman on child neglect charges … also found that the children were underweight and extremely neglected.

Webster woman charged with child neglect after 3 children were found malnourished and missing … – MassLive.com

Webster woman charged with child neglect in Conn. – Worcester Telegram

Pair Charged With Child Neglect – CBS Local

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North Port family arrested for drug trafficking, child neglect

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Three members of a North Port family were arrested on drug trafficking and child neglect charges after an undercover operation in the presence of two …

Sheriff: Family sold drugs with their children – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Deputies: Sarasota Co couple brought kids, 11, 13, along on drug deal – WFLA

Couple sold drugs with 2 kids in the car, cops say – Bradenton Herald

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Man charged with enabling child neglect

Enid News & Eagle

CHEROKEE — A Helena resident was charged Tuesday with a felony count of enabling child neglect. Oklahoma State Bureau Investigation Special …

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Police seeking man in child neglect investigation

Johnson City Press (subscription)

ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton Police Department is continuing to investigate injuries to a 3-year-old boy officers classified as suspicious.

EPD officers search for man accused of child neglect after 3-year-old critically injured – WJHL

Suspect named in toddler abuse case in Elizabethton – WCYB

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Mother pleads guilty to child neglect

WTOV Steubenville

Amanda Humes pleaded guilty to child neglect while the attorney for her father, Willard Humes, said he should be free of charges because the kids …

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Father found guilty of child neglect; Chesterfield mother, nurse still missing

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A Chesterfield doctor arrested for child neglect has been found guilty. The child’s mother, Zulma Pabon, has been missing since 2014. Dr. John Gibbs …

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NYC teacher says she was beaten by parent she reported for child neglect

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New York — A teacher in New York City is suing after she says she was beaten by a parent she reported for suspected child neglect. Jessica Golian, a …

Teacher beaten after she calls child abuse hotline – WBNG-TV

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Woman indicted for child neglect after toddler accidentally shot himself

WNDU-TV

A grand jury has indicted 19-year-old Hope Magiera on a neglect charge, after police say her 2-year-old son shot himself in January. The Saint Joe …

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Mother charged with child neglect, meth possession

Alva Review-Courier

Police say they found a mother with her 1-year-old in a local motel room where they also found meth. According to court records, on Tuesday, Nov. 15,

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Teacher Allegedly Attacked by Mother After Reporting Her for Child Neglect

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Teacher Allegedly Attacked by Mother After Reporting Her for Child Neglect. Tribune Broadcasting. A New York City teacher claims she was attacked …

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Helena man charged wit…Marione Martin

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Remy Alexander Trammell, 21, of Helena has been charged with enabling child neglect, a felony. This crime is punishable by imprisonment in the …

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Titusville mother, 2 day care workers arrested on child neglect charge

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Two day care workers from the Shining Stars Learning Center and the mother of a 4-year-old boy who was left behind in a day care van have been …

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MUSC Value Institute: Child Abuse & Neglect

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Peds Non-accidental Trauma Evidence Summary (Child Abuse & Neglect). This document includes the content and critical evaluation of primary …

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Parental Refusal of Childhood Vaccines and Medical Neglect Laws

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To examine the relation of vaccine refusal and medical neglect under child welfare laws. Methods. We used the Westlaw legal database to search …

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Parents charged with child neglect in Osceola County house fire

WESH Orlando

Two parents are facing charges after a Poinciana home caught fire while children were home alone, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

Parents charged after children rescued from burning home in Poinciana – WFTV Orlando

Unattended children playing with lighter start… – WKMG Orlando

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Four Salinas women accused of child neglect

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WEBVTT ACTION NEWS REPORTER FELIX CORTEZ LIVE OUTSIDE THE SALINAS POLICE STATION, FELIX: DAN, POLICE SAY THE CHILDREN …

Salinas police: Babies swapped to cover up child abuse – KSBW The Central Coast

4 arrested in NorCal conspiracy to hide child abuse – KCRA Sacramento

A strong plan to protect Texas’ kids – mySanAntonio.com

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Kristen DePasquale charged with murder and child neglect of daughter Mia Rice

Daily Mail

Kristen DePasquale, 27, was arrested on Monday on counts of first-degree murder and child neglect with great bodily harm after investigators with the …

Oviedo woman faces first-degree murder charge in connection with child’s death – WFTV Orlando

Oviedo mother charged in death of toddler – WESH Orlando

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4 Arrested In Alleged Effort To Conceal Child Neglect In Motel Off Hwy 101

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MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – Five children were placed in protective custody and four adults have been arrested in connection with an alleged …

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Mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect get new tool

Columbia Missourian

Under federal law, adults who work with, or are responsible for the well-being of children under 18 are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.

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Alabama woman arrested, charged with child neglect

WJHG-TV

Aimee Totherow, 22, of Calera, Alabama, is charged with child neglect after she was found intoxicated and unable to care for her child, who was seen …

Alabama woman charged with child neglect in PCB – The News Herald

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Salinas police arrest four in child neglect case

The Salinas Californian

Salinas police arrested four people Thursday on suspicion of child neglect and more after family members allegedly hid an injured baby from them by …

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Trial Relocated For Local Woman Accused Of Child Neglect

Lake Expo

The trial for a local woman accused of child abuse and neglect will be moved away from the Lake area, and will be reassigned to the newly appointed …

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Florida man and woman arrested for neglect after their children start a fire

Daily Mail

A Florida man and women have been arrested after their house caught fire home they left their two children home alone, according to Osceola County …

Parents Arrested After Their Two Young Boys Are Injured in Fire While Home Alone – Inside Edition

Parents arrested after children left alone start house fire, deputies say – Orlando Sentinel

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Tulsa Mom Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect

News On 6

A 45-year-old Tulsa woman charged with child neglect and hoarding animals waived her right to a trial and pleaded guilty. Prosecutors charged Stacy …

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Salinas child abuse case leads to several arrests

KION

A 19-year-old woman is facing child neglect and conspiracy charges after the child she was caring for was hurt in Salinas.

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Bicknell Couple Arrested for Child Neglect

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Bicknell City Police arrested a Bicknell couple after their child was found last night on State Road 67. Officers found the boy had wandered away from …

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Columbia gets $150G for child abuse, neglect

Press Enterprise

HARRISBURG — Columbia County has received $150,000 from a state fund to help with county-run child abuse and neglect programs. The funding …

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Woman arrested for child neglect after allegedly abandoning kids – azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix …

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A Phoenix woman was arrested for child neglect after police say she abandoned her daughter and younger sister at a park near 15th Avenue and …

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Jonesborough pair charged with felony child neglect

WCYB

A Washington County, Tennessee couple will be arraigned in Sessions Court Wednesday after one of their children was found on another resident’s …

Jonesborough pair charged after child found away from home in T-shirt, covered in feces – WJHL

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Woman faces child neglect, drug paraphernalia charges

Ocala

DUNNELLON — A 27-year-old woman found having a seizure in the middle of a road with an infant dangling from a stroller that had flipped on top of …

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Woodbridge mom charged with felony child neglect

WJLA

A Woodbridge mother has been charged with felony child neglect after police say they found her three children, ages 11, 10, and 6, locked out of their …

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Engaged couple charged with abuse, neglect of child

Journal Times

RACINE — An engaged Racine couple was charged Wednesday for physical abuse of a child and child neglect after their 33-day-old son ended up …

33-Day-Old Infant Being Treated for Possible Child Abuse – WDJT

Caledonia Couple Charged With Child Abuse – Racine County Eye (blog)

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Fort Pierce woman charged with child neglect

Fort Pierce Tribune

Crime: Authorities found three children, between the ages of 4 and 10, living in a dirty home that contained no pots, dishes, silverware, soap, shampoo …

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A&M sorority raising awareness about child neglect and abuse

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Last year $36,000 was raised for Scotty’s House at the 6th Annual ThetaFest. Scotty’s House provides services to nearly 400 child victims of abuse and …

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Home invasion report leads to child neglect arrest

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(WOWT) — A home invasion call ends with a woman being booked for child neglect as authorities found a teen with autism living in disgusting …

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Woman charged with neglect after allegedly bringing child to drug deal

Grand Forks Herald

Shyanne Kelly DeCoteau, 21, was charged with child neglect, a Class C felony, and false reports to law enforcement, a misdemeanor in August.

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Developing: Racine couple accused of child abuse, neglect with month-old child

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RACINE COUNTY — A Racine woman and man are accused of abuse and neglect of a month-old boy in Racine County. The accused are 25-year-old …

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The Effects of Child Neglect Demonstrated in Two Shocking Brain Scans

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Child neglect can cause severe developmental problems into adulthood. However, brain size has never been considered an issue, until now.

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Mom accused of child neglect, found passed out with baby in lap

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Mom accused of child neglect, found passed out with baby in lap.

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Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect. Child abuse is a growing problem in the U.S.A, that is leaving many people mentally and physically ill. We need to …

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Child Neglect Essay

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Child abuse & neglect statistics

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The Link Between Child Abuse and Neglect and Delinquency

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The Link Between Child Abuse and Neglect and Delinquency: Examining the Mediating Role of Social Bonds. Posted on November 4, 2016 by gary.

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UK football child abuse: Wayne Rooney offers support

CNN

London (CNN) Wayne Rooney has become the first star player to urge victims of past child abuse in the world of football not to suffer in silence.

Eleven people come forward after Andy Woodward’s child abuse in football revelations – Mirror.co.uk

Two more victims of football child abuse scandal reveal their hell and claim it was a ‘cover up’ – Mirror.co.uk

Dario Gradi reveals Crewe chairman told him club will only respond to child abuse claims if they … – Daily Mail

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FBI closes Brad Pitt child abuse investigation

CNN

(CNN) The FBI has closed an investigation into child abuse allegations against Brad Pitt involving one of his children, an FBI spokeswoman said.

FBI ends child abuse investigation of Brad Pitt – CBS News

FBI drops child abuse inquiry against Brad Pitt – USA TODAY

FBI officially clears Brad Pitt of child abuse allegations – Business Insider

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Crewe to launch independent review into handling of child abuse allegations

The Guardian

Crewe Alexandra football club announced it will launch an independent investigation into how it has dealt with child sex abuse allegations concerning …

Crewe launch independent review on handling of child abuse allegations – ESPN FC

The Observer view on child abuse – The Guardian

Football sex abuse: Crewe launch child abuse investigation – BBC News

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Let child abuse inquiry do its work, says victim

The Guardian

The child abuse inquiry’s chair, Prof Alexis Jay, has yet to publish her review of how the investigation should operate. Photograph: Dave Higgens/PA.

Child abuse victims call for public hearing to drive inquiry forward – The Guardian

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Pair in custody, facing charges of child abuse

Boston Herald

HELD: Donna Rodeheffer, 33, of Webster, and her husband, Nicolas Emory, 24, are facing abuse charges after three children in their custody were …

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Ostrander couple charged with child abuse

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PRESTON — An Ostrander couple has been charged after authorities documented a long list of abuse against at least one of their children, crimes …

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Ted Heath’s accuser ‘gave child abuse inquiry fantastical evidence’

The Guardian

A woman who accused Sir Ted Heath of satanic child abuse contributed to “a catalogue of fabrication” by making outrageous allegations after …

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Met Police making ‘serious errors’ in child abuse cases, inspectors warn

The Independent

Britain’s largest police force is putting children at risk because of “serious errors” in its response to child sexual abuse, according to inspectors.

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Baby boy in Wentzville child abuse case dies

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Robert Burnette and Megan Hendricks, of Wentzville, were charged with child abuse. Police say Burnette shook and slammed his 6-week-old son and …

Wentzville infant severely injured in child abuse case dies – fox2now.com

Wentzville infant at center of horrific child abuse case dies – KSDK.com

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Northern Territory reveals 20% rise in reports of child abuse

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The Northern Territory children’s commissioner said the state was ‘struggling with the enormity’ of child abuse reports. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP.

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Child Abuse, Neglect Cases Soar

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Indianapolis, Ind (WIBQ) – Child abuse and neglect cases have taken a startling jump in Indiana over the past decade. Data released by the Indiana …

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Fairmont Couple Arrested On Child Abuse Charges – WBOY

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A Fairmont couple was arrested after deputies said they left multiple bruises on a 9-year-old child.

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Child abuse inquiry vital but must act to restore confidence

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The Home Affairs Committee publishes a short report on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) alongside evidence from former …

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Opportunity: Programme Officer, Child Abuse Programme East Africa

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Oak Foundation is recruiting a Programme Officer for the Child Abuse Programme and its work in East Africa, who will also have some administrative …

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Child abuse apology needed

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“The Government is choosing not act on the need for an independent body to investigate historical abuse claims in state care or issue a public apology …

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Lancaster Man Sentenced For Uploading Child Abuse Fantasies To Internet

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Preston Crown Court heard how 48 year old Philip Fawcett uploaded scores of sick child abuse stories onto a blog after viewing indecent images …

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Angelina Jolie Resurfaces In Video Plea To End Child Abuse Worldwide

Huffington Post

Angelina Jolie has resurfaced in a video plea to support the International Criminal Court’s efforts to protect the lives of children worldwide, after she’s …

Angelina Jolie returns to spotlight for the first time since Brad Pitt split – Fox News

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out About Kids in Video Message to International Criminal Court: ‘We Aren’t … – Us Weekly

Chelsea Handler Rips Angelina Jolie Again, Jokes About Brad Pitt’s ‘Emancipation’ – Us Weekly

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Victims’ group withdraws from child abuse inquiry

Sky News

In a strongly-worded statement the group said it believes the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is a “botch job” and chair Professor …

Senior panel member defends head of child abuse inquiry – BBC News

Child abuse survivors’ group withdraws from ‘contrived’ UK inquiry – The Guardian

John Swinney accused of letting down survivors of child abuse after refusing to extend remit of … – Herald Scotland

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Sharing the Untold Stories Of Child Abuse to Raise Awareness In Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is home to about 53 million children (0-14), who constitute around 34 percent of the country’s total population. Child abuse is rampant in …

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Football child abuse ring could be investigated amid claims two ex-players abused by second coach

Mirror.co.uk

Claims of a child abuse ring in football could be investigated after two ex-players said they were abused by a second paedophile in the sport.

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Dundee couple face child abuse charges after teen found suffering from severe malnutrition …

The Ledger

DUNDEE — A Dundee couple is facing child abuse and related charges after a medical exam revealed a 17-year-old girl was suffering from severe …

Dundee couple face child abuse charges after teen found suffering from severe malnutrition … – News Chief

Abused, malnourished teen found hiding in woods in Dundee – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

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Adoptive parents charged with aggravated child abuse of 14-year-old boy in Helena

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HELENA, AL (WBRC) -. Helena police are investigating a child abuse and neglect chase that the police chief called one of the most disturbing cases …

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Bond set for man charged with child abuse resulting in death

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Bond set for man charged with child abuse resulting in death … to reflect that on Wednesday after Floyd was initially charged with felony child abuse.

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Child abuse inquiry head Alexis Jay vows to ‘fight on’ as major survivors’ group quits

The Independent

The head of the embattled child abuse inquiry has vowed to continue after a major survivors’ group withdrew its support and called on her to quit.

Child abuse inquiry head Alexis Jay vows to continue – BBC News

Head of child abuse inquiry vows to keep ‘fighting’ – ITV News

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Bond set for Bellevue man arrested on suspicion of child abuse after child found unresponsive in …

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Bond set for Bellevue man arrested on suspicion of child abuse after child found unresponsive in bathtub. Updated: 5:09 PM CST Nov 17, 2016.

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Sex offender accused of punching child, ex-girlfriend

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Sex offender accused of punching child, ex-girlfriend. By Gary … Vincent Kahn is facing charges of burglary, child abuse and criminal mischief.

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A study on child abuse led to a rare formal state apology in Finland

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A research project on child abuse directed by Professor Pirjo Markkola has resulted in a rare apology to the victims by the Finnish government.

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Baltimore Child Abuse Center

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The Election and Increases in Bullying: How Schools and Parents can Help

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In the days following the presidential election, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of bullying related incidents within schools across the …

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Brad Pitt cleared of child abuse allegations

The Mercury News

Brad Pitt has been officially cleared of all child abuse allegations, a source told … Pitt was investigated by the Los Angeles Department of Children and …

Brad Pitt Cleared in ChildAbuse Investigation – Vanity Fair

Brad Pitt Cleared of ChildAbuse Allegations – Daily Beast

Brad Pitt cleared of child abuse charge – The Hindu

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Fort Collins parents found guilty of child abuse

The Denver Post

FORT COLLINS — A Fort Collins couple has been found guilty of abusing their 7-year-old daughter, who weighed just 37 pounds and was unable to …

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Salinas police: Babies swapped to cover up child abuse

KSBW The Central Coast

Five children, ranging in ages from 8 months to 10 years old, are in protective custody after being taken from a Salinas motel room on Thursday on …

4 arrested in NorCal conspiracy to hide child abuse – KCRA Sacramento

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Four Arrested in Salinas For Child Abuse

KSBW The Central Coast

On Monday, November 7, Monterey County Child Protective Services requested help from the Salinas Police Department to assist with a welfare …

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Wentzville couple charged with child abuse

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WENTZVILLE, MO. – A Wentzville is charged with child abuse. … They say he also abused the 6-month-old child while the baby’s mother looked on.

Wentzville man shoved fingers in throat of infant son to stop his crying, police say – STLtoday.com

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Two people arrested as part of police probe into child abuse allegations against Sir Edward Heath

Telegraph.co.uk

Two people have been arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of child abuse made against former prime minister Sir Edward Heath.

Cops arrest two in investigation into allegations of child abuse made against former prime minister … – The Sun

Two arrests in Ted Heath child abuse investigation – The Times (subscription)

Wiltshire Police probing ‘sex attacks’ by Edward Heath have arrested two suspects – Daily Mail

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“Horrific”: Prosecutor’s description of Wentzville child abuse case

KSDK.com

Both are charged with felony child abuse. St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar calls the case “horrific”, and the actions of the parents …

New details emerge in Wentzville child abuse case – KMOV.com

UPDATED: Wentzville Couple Faces Child Abuse Charges – CBS Local

Parents arrested after baby severely injured in alleged child abuse – Q13 FOX

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Prince George’s Co. parents get lesson in spotting child abuse

WTOP

Parents of Prince George’s County Public Schools students left with information they could use if they suspect any child they encounter is being …

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Police: Woman threatened to shoot neighbor over suspected child abuse

Scranton Times-Tribune

Scranton police arrested a woman Saturday on charges she threatened to shoot her neighbor because she suspected child abuse. Police found no …

Police: Man threatened to shoot neighbor over suspected child abuse – Scranton Times-Tribune

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Hearing into handling of child abuse allegations against Lord Janner delayed

The Guardian

A public hearing into allegations of child abuse against the late Lord Janner is to be put back to an undisclosed date, the national inquiry into …

Another senior lawyer quits child abuse inquiry – BBC News

Child sex abuse inquiry: Late Lord Janner hearings delayed – BBC News

Child sex abuse inquiry crisis: Another senior lawyer ‘quits over leadership concerns’ – Telegraph.co.uk

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The investigation into Brad Pitt’s child abuse allegations has concluded.

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Brad Pitt child abuse allegations cleared by department amid the actor’s very public divorce from fellow star Angelina Jolie.

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Brad Pitt Didn’t Commit Child Abuse, So Rules DCFS

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TMZ reported yesterday that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services closed their file on Brad Pitt after coming to the con.

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Salinas child abuse case leads to several arrests

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A 19-year-old woman is facing child neglect and conspiracy charges after the child she was caring for was hurt in Salinas.

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Brad Pitt cleared in child abuse investigation

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Fox411: Incident involving son reportedly led to Jolie filing for divorce from actor.

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Cleared of child abuse charges, Brad Pitt makes first statement since Angelina Jolie split.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Pitt was officially cleared of child abuse charges by the Los Angeles Country Department of Children and Family Services.

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In 2008, there were 14,403 substantiated cases of child abuse in Alberta.*. 36. 36% of adults in Alberta have experienced some form of child abuse in …

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Brad Pitt Cleared Of Child Abuse

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(Los Angeles, CA) — Brad Pitt is being cleared of charges of child abuse during a family dispute on a private jet. Multiple sources report the Los …

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Brad Pitt Child Abuse Investigation Closed

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Brad Pitt’s child abuse investigation was closed on Wednesday, Gossip Cop has learned. Pitt had been under investigation by the Los Angeles …

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Essays about child abuse

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Woman Arrested for Felony Child Abuse

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AZ: Child deaths from suicide, maltreatment increase in Arizona

Arizona Daily Star – November 17, 2016

Preventable child deaths in Arizona increased in 2015 while the overall number of children who died has decreased, with 301 of the 768 recorded deaths deemed avoidable, a new state report shows.

http://tucson.com/news/local/child-deaths-from-suicide-maltreatment-increase-in-arizona/article_003424b1-fbe5-54d6-b2ec-136e310e307f.html

AZ: Report: Agencies Must Forge Partnerships With Foster Families (Includes audio)

Public News Service – November 17, 2016

In the report, researchers from The Annie E. Casey Foundation recommended that foster families be valued as important members of the foster-care team, not viewed as mere beds in the system.

Also: New Report Shows How Public Agencies Can Transform Foster Parenting: http://www.aecf.org/blog/new-report-shows-how-public-agencies-can-transform-foster-parenting

Report: A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting: http://www.aecf.org/resources/a-movement-to-transform-foster-parenting

Information Gateway Resource: Foster Parent Inservice Training: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/training/curricula/foster/foster/

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-17/childrens-issues/report-agencies-must-forge-partnerships-with-foster-families/a54991-1

AZ: My Turn: 6 steps to fix Arizona’s Department of Child Safety (Opinion)

azcentral.com – November 16, 2016

The Arizona Department of Child Safety has been receiving its fair share of criticism over the past two years. I have been one of the critics, but I also sympathize with the challenges inherent in fixing a broken system.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2016/11/16/department-child-safety-turnaround-gilliland/93435728/

CA: New Foster Care Rules a ‘Sea Change’ for Riverside County

Murrieta Patch – November 16, 2016

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a Riverside County Department of Public Social Services request to allocate $3.25 million over the next five years to broaden foster care training programs. The allocation was needed to keep the county in compliance with changes in state law that stiffen the licensing process for caregivers.

http://patch.com/california/murrieta/s/fy4r9/new-foster-care-rules-a-sea-change-for-riverside-county?

CO: Preventing Child Abuse in Mesa County (Includes video)

KREX-TV – November 16, 2016

According to officials at Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, child abuse continues to be a growing problem in Mesa County.

http://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/preventing-child-abuse-in-mesa-county

CO: Traveling exhibit aims to find forever homes for Colorado foster care children

The Gazette – November 16, 2016

“There are 283 children in Colorado who are waiting for a family. They all need safe and nurturing homes, but the need is especially high for older children and sibling groups, which we do not want to split up,” said Office of Children, Youth and Families director Robert Werthwein in an email. “Having a supportive, stable family is one of the best ways for children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect to live happy, healthy lives.”

http://gazette.com/traveling-exhibit-aims-to-find-forever-homes-for-colorado-foster-care-children/article/1590368

FL: Art exhibit highlights kids awaiting adoption

Pensacola News Journal – November 16, 2016

The “Art of Adoption” photo exhibition is a three-week campaign to raise awareness of the roughly 100 local children currently lingering in foster care because they are “too old,” a package group of siblings or require special care physically, mentally or medically. Many prospective adoptive parents shy away from these children, afraid their needs are too complicated or too burdensome for them to handle.

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/pensacola/2016/11/16/art-exhibit-highlights-kids-awaiting-adoption/93911050/

FL: State teams up with Dungy to encourage adoption (Includes video)

Fox13 – November 16, 2016

The Department of Children and Families has teamed up with pro football hall of famer Tony Dungy to persuade families to foster or adopt.

http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/218013769-story

KS: Foster care advocates point to shortcomings of privatized system

Topeka Capital Journal – November 16, 2016

Foster care advocates in Kansas shared with legislators Wednesday complaints about the privatized system of caring for children in need while calling for resignation of the Cabinet secretary responsible for the welfare of more than 6,700 minors removed from homes.

http://cjonline.com/news/2016-11-16/foster-care-advocates-point-shortcomings-privatized-system

KY: Social workers ask lawmakers for help

The Richmond Register – November 16, 2016

Citing “heartbreaking” conditions among their child clients and horrible working conditions, a current and former child social worker pleaded with lawmakers Wednesday for help. State child protection workers are leaving for jobs with better pay and far less stress, according to Rachel Blandford, one who left last year after working for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services for 13 years

http://www.richmondregister.com/news/social-workers-ask-lawmakers-for-help/article_839bd08e-ac42-11e6-b8a9-935803fb7eb6.html

MA: Bay State In-Line: New “Blueprint” for More and Better-Trained Foster Parents (Includes audio)

Public News Service – November 17, 2016

It’s being called a blueprint for government and helping agencies to better meet the needs of children coming into foster care. The new paper from The Annie E. Casey Foundation cites a critical need for more and better-trained foster parents.

Report: http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-TransformFosterParenting-2016.pdf Press release: http://www.aecf.org/blog/new-report-shows-how-public-agencies-can-transform-foster-parenting

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-17/childrens-issues/bay-state-in-line-new-blueprint-for-more-and-better-trained-foster-parents/a54997-1

MD: Downtown Department of Social Services lease still up for debate

The Frederick News-Post – November 16, 2016

The state will pay back-rent to the landlord of the downtown Frederick building where the Department of Social Services office is – and the landlord has taken steps in recent weeks to keep the department there. County lawmakers have lobbied for months to keep the department’s offices in downtown Frederick, even as the state’s Department of General Services sought leases at different facilities in other parts of the city, where rents are lower.

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/politics_and_government/downtown-department-of-social-services-lease-still-up-for-debate/article_ac27dbff-dcaf-580b-9d77-5cd1236a1d72.html

MI: Deaths of drug-exposed babies prompts law review (Includes video)

WOOD-TV – November 16, 2016

A state legislator is launching a review of child protection laws after Target 8 exposed a disturbing pattern of drug-positive babies dying within their first year.

http://woodtv.com/2016/11/16/deaths-of-drug-exposed-babies-prompts-law-review/

NC: Moore DSS seeks outside investigation in handling of toddler’s case

The Fayetteville Observer – November 16, 2016

The Moore County Department of Social Services’ board on Wednesday authorized its director to hire three people to conduct an independent investigation into the drowning of toddler Rylan Ott.

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/moore-dss-to-hire-investigators-in-rylan-ott-drowning-case/article_d6e48266-004b-5271-824c-46327a51c414.html

NY: ACS employees suspended after 6-year-old Zymere Perkins’ death return to work at lower positions

New York Daily News – November 16, 2016

Four top child welfare staffers suspended following the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins have returned to work, but in lower level jobs, officials said Wednesday. The four were suspended without pay for 30 days following the Sept. 26 death of the little boy, whose mother and companion were charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/acs-workers-return-jobs-zymere-perkins-death-article-1.2876417

NY: Child’s death in Rochester sparks investigation

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle – November 16, 2016

Rochester police are awaiting the results of an autopsy on Brooke Stagles before deciding whether they need to launch a full investigation into the 3-year-old’s death.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/11/16/childs-death-rochester-sparks-investigation/93957432/

PA: Helping Foster Parents Help Children (Includes audio)

Public News Service – November 17, 2016

Child welfare agencies need to focus on helping foster parents meet the needs of the children in their care, according to a new report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. For a child, placement in foster care often is one more trauma in an already troubled life. The report, titled, “A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting,” says agencies need to develop strong relationships with foster parents to help them meet that child’s needs.

Report: http://www.aecf.org/blog/new-report-shows-how-public-agencies-can-transform-foster-parenting

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-17/childrens-issues/helping-foster-parents-help-children/a55008-1

PA: County Hopeful State will Fully License Child Welfare Office

York Daily Record – November 16, 2016

After failing to reach mandatory requirements for two years, the York County Office of Children, Youth & Families will learn next week if it will finally receive a full operating license or be taken over by the state.

http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2016/11/16/county-hopeful-state-fully-license-child-welfare-office/93971414/

TX: Judge: Expansion of family drug courts can help fix CPS

KXAN – November 17, 2016

After twenty years in investigating child abuse for Child Protective Services, Susan Rial became a part of the infamous CPS turnover. “With the huge case loads, you’re juggling cats,” said Rial. She says there were signs of domestic violence, mental health issues, or substance abuse in every case of child abuse and neglect.

http://kxan.com/2016/11/17/judge-expansion-of-family-drug-courts-can-help-fix-cps/

TX: Report: Critical Need for More, Better-Trained Foster Parents (Includes audio)

Public News Service – November 17, 2016

A new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls for giving foster parents a larger role in developing policies in the foster care system, saying they are crucial in a displaced child’s development.

Also: New Report Shows How Public Agencies Can Transform Foster Parenting: http://www.aecf.org/blog/new-report-shows-how-public-agencies-can-transform-foster-parenting

Report: A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting: http://www.aecf.org/resources/a-movement-to-transform-foster-parenting

Information Gateway Resource: Foster Parent Inservice Training: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/training/curricula/foster/foster/

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-17/childrens-issues/report-critical-need-for-more-better-trained-foster-parents/a54993-1

TX: CPS Previously Intervened in Child Abuse Case (Includes video)

KRGV – November 16, 2016

Investigators said Child Protective Services was previously involved in a child abuse case.

http://www.krgv.com/story/33729826/cps-previously-intervened-in-child-abuse-case

WA: Judge deports man who was adopted as a child from South Korea 38 years ago (Includes video)

KCPQ – November 16, 2016

A federal judge in Tacoma has ordered the deportation of an Oregon man who was adopted from South Korea 38 years ago.

http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/11/16/judge-deports-man-who-was-adopted-as-a-child-from-south-korea-38/21607392/

WI: Foster Parents Play Critical Role (Includes audio)

Public News Service – November 17, 2016

A new report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation says it’s critical for children who have had chaotic childhoods to have at least one strong and consistent relationship with a reliable adult. The report also points to an urgent need for more foster parents.

Report: http://www.aecf.org/blog/new-report-shows-how-public-agencies-can-transform-foster-parenting

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-17/childrens-issues/wisconsin-foster-parents-play-critical-role/a54979-1

US: How to Reduce the Use of Chemical Restraints on Foster Children (Opinion)

Youth Today – November 17, 2016

We American taxpayers spend many, many millions of dollars on chemical restraints, also known as antipsychotic medications, that we administer to children in foster care. Why do we do this? How can we bring ourselves to do less of it?

http://youthtoday.org/2016/11/how-to-reduce-the-use-of-chemical-restraints-on-foster-children/

US: Child Welfare Systems Grapple with How to Translate Brain Science into Practice

The Chronicle of Social Change – November 16, 2016

The idea of brain science in child welfare is hardly new but a pair of recent efforts highlight a growing push in the child welfare field to move an influx of findings drawn from the worlds of neuroscience and child development into practice.

Information Gateway resource: Brain/Cognitive Development: Child Abuse & Neglect Impact of Child Abuse on Child Development: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/can/impact/development/brain/

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/child-welfare-systems-grapple-translate-brain-science-practice/22894

US: Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders

Medical News Today – November 16, 2016

Contrary to research that suggests marijuana may act as a gateway drug, encouraging the use of other harmful substances, a new study indicates it may have the opposite effect.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/314159.php

US: Most of the Top Companies in the U.S. Don’t Guarantee Paid Family Leave

New York Magazine – November 16, 2016

Many people would assume that working for the top companies in the U.S. would guarantee them paid family leave when the time comes. However, a new report uncovered that the majority of major American companies have “inadequate and discriminatory” policies that don’t guarantee time off, and also tend to neglect fathers, adoptive parents, and lower-wage workers.

Report: https://plus.nationbuilder.com/corporate

http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/11/pl-us-report-on-paid-family-leave-at-top-us-companies.html

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Ireland: HSE to reveal today if it will publish foster care abuse reports

Irish Examiner – November 16, 2016

In response to last month’s publication of the state-commissioned Conor Dignam report into alleged foster abuse in Waterford between the mid-1980s and 2013, Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath set a deadline of today for the HSE to publish two previous reports into the scandal.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/hse-to-reveal-today-if-it-will-publish-foster-care-abuse-reports-430722.html

Japan: Community isolation seen as common factor in Japan’s fatal child abuse cases

The Japan Times – November 17, 2016

Most families that have lost children due to child abuse did not have contacts often with neighbors, a government survey showed Wednesday.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/11/17/national/social-issues/community-isolation-seen-common-factor-japans-fatal-child-abuse-cases/

United Kingdom: Child abuse inquiry dubbed ‘a legal Titanic’ after another top lawyer resigns over leadership concerns

The Sun – November 17, 2016

Barrister Aileen McColgan quit over “serious concerns” about its leadership.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2202328/child-abuse-inquiry-dubbed-a-legal-titanic-after-another-top-lawyer-resigns-over-leadership-concerns/

 

 

 

 

AR: Organization that serves foster kids becomes non-profit (Includes video)

KAIT – November 15, 2016

Christians 4 Kids of Arkansas has always worked to recruit families to care for children in need of a loving home.

http://www.kait8.com/story/33720355/organization-that-serves-foster-kids-becomes-non-profit

CA: Investigative Attorney Unit to Join L.A.’s Office of Child Protection

Chronicle of Social Change – November 15, 2016

Today, Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors will vote on a motion that would bring a rarely heard from, but critically important, group of investigative attorneys under the Office of Child Protection’s control.

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news-2/investigative-attorneys-join-office-child-protection/22853

KY: Give Foster Parents a Bigger Voice in Helping Kids (Includes audio)

Public News Service – November 15, 2016

A leading children’s advocacy group is calling for a fundamental shift in the culture of child-welfare agencies.

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-11-16/childrens-issues/give-foster-parents-a-bigger-voice-in-helping-kids/a54939-1

MN: Archdiocese Offers $132 Million Settlement For Sex Abuse Claims (Includes video)

MSN News – November 15, 2016

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has offered to pay 132 million dollars, The archdiocese is one of 15 U.S. Catholic districts and religious orders that must seek Chapter 11 protection by the church’s sex abuse scandal. It said the plan would become the second-largest bankruptcy settlement of pedophile priest claims in America.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/video/minnesota-archdiocese-offers-dollar132-million-settlement-for-sex-abuse-claims/vp-AAkl751

ND: Population increase, drugs lead to jump in ND foster children

Forum News Service – November 15, 2016

The growth of North Dakota’s population has led to an increase in children in foster care.

http://bismarcktribune.com/population-increase-drugs-lead-to-jump-in-nd-foster-children/article_2476404d-8d54-547f-a691-37fc10ce8088.html

OR: Foster care urgent problem in Oregon

Daily Astorian – November 16, 2016

Statewide, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting, 11,000 children spend at least one day a year in foster care. Some deeply disturbing reports show that across Oregon, on average, six children who need foster care per week end up spending the night at a human services office or a hotel.

http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/forum/editorials/foster-care-urgent-problem-in-oregon/article_eefafcf7-1dd9-5945-85ed-bcee7b008dec.html

TN: Groups partner for awareness about child abuse

Daily News Journal – November 15, 2016

CASA of Rutherford County is partnering with the Child Advocacy Center to support the public awareness campaign, “19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children and Youth.”

http://www.dnj.com/story/news/2016/11/15/groups-partner-awareness-child-abuse/93914898/

TX: Make Child Protective Services a better place for social workers (Opinion)

Star-Telegram – November 15, 2016

As our state grapples with workforce issues in Child Protective Services, it’s time to address the workplace environment that has discouraged social workers from applying and working there.

http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/other-voices/article114968493.html

TX: Memorandum of Understanding between the Consular Network of Mexico in Texas and the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (Texas CASA)(Press release)

Business Wire – November 15, 2016

The MOU sets the collaborative framework between Texas CASA and the Consular Network of Mexico in Texas to work together in cases of Mexican minors or children of Mexican origin, who are in the care of the Texas state child protective services, and whose cases are included in the Texas CASA Collaborative Family Engagement Initiative (CFE).

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/memorandum-understanding-between-consular-network-002100829.html

TX: Special Report: Foster Care in the Coastal Bend (Includes video)

KRIS-TV – November 15, 2016

Thousands of kids like David are in the system right now. Some only need a temporary foster home until they can go back home to their biological parents. Others have had parental rights terminated and are waiting to be adopted.

http://www.kristv.com/story/33717980/special-report-foster-care-in-the-coastal-bend

US: National Adoption Day Needs to be More Than a PR Stunt (Opinion)

Chronicle of Social Change – November 16, 2016

Overall, I am a strong advocate for adoption. I support numerous organizations spreading the adoption holiday cheer and acknowledge the many hard-working individuals within child welfare. But forgive me if I continue to convey pessimism and transmit sarcasm surrounding the marketing of adoption by both private and public organizations.

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/blogger-co-op/national-adoption-day-needs-to-be-more-than-a-p-r-stunt/22492

US: Children’s Guild foster parent selected as Angels in Adoption honoree

Parkville-Overlea Patch – November 15, 2016

Doreen Moore, a parent in The Children’s Guild’s Treatment Foster Care program, has been selected as a Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) Angels in Adoption honoree.

http://patch.com/maryland/parkville/children-s-guild-foster-parent-selected-angels-adoption-honoree

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Australia: WA Child Protection Department in ‘crisis’ due to funding cuts, staff shortages, union says

ABC Online – November 16, 2016

Western Australia’s child protection sector is facing a “mega-crisis” as funding cuts and staff shortages place workers under increased pressure, a peak union says.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-16/child-protection-department-in-crisis-claims-union/8031542

Canada: New calls for change follow two more deaths of Alberta children who received government care

CBC News – November 15, 2016

In the case of the four-year-old girl, called Marie in the report (which was not her real name), Graff called for changes in the oversight of the kinship care system, which places children in homes where there might be family connections or close relatives.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/new-calls-for-change-follow-two-more-deaths-of-alberta-children-who-received-government-care-1.3850794

Russia: Russia-America Adoption Ban: With Trump As President, Russia Might Drop Its Adoption Ban On American Families (Includes video)

International Business Times – November 16, 2016

Under Donald Trump’s presidency, Moscow and the United States might restart talks to overturn the ban on American families adopting Russian children. Russia’s children’s ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova said at a presidential council meeting Tuesday that chances of returning to the negotiating table were significantly higher.

http://www.ibtimes.com/russia-america-adoption-ban-trump-president-russia-might-drop-its-adoption-ban-2446865

 

 

 

 

Missouri neighbors discover adopted daughters from China are half-sisters

USA TODAY

Adoptive families share an obvious bond, but two Missouri parents share more – their daughters, adopted from different cities in China, are half-sisters.

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Nicole Kidman on adoption, giving birth and surrogacy: ‘I am a mother because I love being a mother’

CNN

Kidman adopted two children with ex-husband Tom Cruise and has two biological children with husband Keith Urban. She told CNN that her desire to …

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Why is it so expensive to adopt a child?

Washington Post

Across the world, there are thousands of children in need of homes. In America, there are thousands of families looking for children to adopt. Sounds …

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The Heartbreaking Way the U.S. Has Failed Thousands of Children Adopted From Overseas

Slate Magazine

As a global community, we agree that adoption is a legal process by which a child goes from a bad situation to a better one. The child becomes a …

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Woman Starts Foundation to Help Fund Adoptions, Build Families

ABC News

November is National Adoption month, and one woman is helping turn dreams into reality for families looking to adopt for those who don’t have the …

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Nonprofit helps families defray adoption costs

Tampabay.com

But adopting baby Lucas proved bittersweet. The pair were thrilled about their son but anxious about how to pay the thousands of dollars it would cost …

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2 brothers, 3 mothers, 1 memorable adoption story

The Tennessean

The letter, written in bubbly cursive with a purple pen, begins like this: To My Precious Son,. This is a very hard letter for me to write. I have so much …

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‘It meant everything to me’: Mich. does Adoption Day

The Detroit News

More than one year later, his forever family was made official Tuesday at a Michigan Adoption Day hearing before Macomb County Circuit Court …

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St. Luke’s adoption and surrogacy program ranks #1 in U.S.

KTVB.com

BOISE – November is National Adoption Month, and some may not know – but a program at St. Luke’s Hospital called the “Unique Families Program” is …

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Home for the Pawlidayz Adoption Drive

NBC Southern California

The Zappos Home for the Pawlidayz adoption event, which coincides with the mega, post-Thanksgiving sales weekend, is not about deals but rather …

Home for the Pawlidayz | Waived adoption fees at The Animal Foundation this weekend – News3LV

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Don’t Miss Cat Friday at the ASPCA Adoption Center!

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Have you heard? The best Black Friday deal has four paws! This Friday, November 25, come meet your new furry best friend at the ASPCA’s Sixth …

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I’m not called to adopt. Now what?

ERLC

There are multiple ways for the church to get involved in proclaiming the gospel. Adoption is a clear way to display the gospel, but it’s not the only way.

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Brother’s response to baby’s adoption has courtroom laughing

MSN.com

This Florida courtroom erupted into laughter when a big brother was asked about his baby sister’s adoption.

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Mustang Emergency Adoption (Adopt Now!)

craigslist

ISMB HORSE EMERGENCY ADOPTION CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW and HOW TO ADOPT . This campaign’s purpose is to help facilitate the adoption …

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Two Sisters Adopted Six Children on National Adoption Day

MSN.com

In fact, they’re not even people you’d expect to be raising children together – the thirty-something women, who just adopted six children, are sisters.

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National Adoption Day encourages adoption of foster kids in North Platte and beyond

Omaha World-Herald

They were two of thousands of people across the country celebrating National Adoption Day, a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more …

DC courthouse celebrates ‘Adoption Day’ – FOX 5 DC

DC courthouse to celebrate ‘Adoption Day’ – WUSA9.com

DC courthouse to celebrate ‘Adoption Day’ – Washington Post

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Celebrate National Adoption Day With Your Favorite Stars

Yahoo Finance UK

In honor of National Adoption Day, we’re taking a look at celebrity parents like Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, and Madonna, who …

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Butler County adoption day brings smiles

Hamilton Journal News

Butler County Probate Judge Randy Rogers with the Bennett family of Liberty Twp. Saturday was National Adoption Day and Rogers approved three …

Twenty kids find homes on National Adoption Day – WREX-TV

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Adoption Joy for Little Boy After He’s Taken in by Family Friend of Parents Who Adopted His 3 …

PEOPLE.com

After starting the process to adopt three brothers who had spent more than four years in foster care, Julie Washington received some surprising news …

10 families adopt 15 children Friday at Tyler’s Texas Adoption Day event – Tyler Morning Telegraph

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DC Adoption Day ends in smiles for 2 brothers adopted together

WTOP

“I get a new life, I get new parents,” said Jalonnie Wade Rencher-Butler, 8, whose adoption was made final during the 30th annual D.C. Adoption Day …

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Number of children waiting for adoption nearly quadruples in Hennepin County

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The number of children in Hennepin County waiting to be adopted has nearly quadrupled since 2009, to 339 children this year — the highest number …

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Brown: Wife dies, but man goes ahead with adoption they’d planned

Chicago Sun-Times

Darnell Steele completed the adoption of his 6-year-old son, Daniel, in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday, six months after the death of his wife, …

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National Adoption Day in Hennepin County

Minneapolis Star Tribune

On Saturday, 21 kids celebrated their adoptions being finalized as part of National Adoption Day, adding to more than 100 adoptions so far this year in …

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Families rejoice at ‘Adoption Saturday’

Stockton Record

STOCKTON — Ralph and Lisa Butler knew they were adopting two of their grandchildren the minute they were placed in foster care. It was about 3:45 …

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Don’t Protect Yourself From Adoption

Russell Moore

She, like us, was in the former Soviet Union to pursue adoption. She had heard, she said, “horror stories” about fetal alcohol syndrome and various …

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South Africa Adoption Fast Facts

Adoptive Families

Discover fast facts on South Africa adoption plus find links to helpful resources and adoption agencies placing children from South Africa in your state.

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Ecuador Adoption Fast Facts

Adoptive Families

Discover fast facts on Ecuador adoption plus find links to helpful resources and adoption agencies placing children from Ecuador in your state.

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Number of children waiting for adoption nearly quadruples in Hennepin County

Star Tribune

But the most effective way to deal with growing adoption numbers is more families willing to adopt kids, said Jennifer DeCubellis, deputy county …

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Powering Broadband Access, Adoption and Use (PDF)

American Library Association

broadband adoption, access and ability to use. Libraries are taking actions that include (1) spurring home adoption by increasing awareness of and …

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Children join their forever families at Baylor Law School’s Adoption Day

Baylor Proud – Baylor University

The “Finding Dory”-themed event was part of the McLennan County Adoption Day Celebration hosted by Baylor since 2008. In a series of emotional …

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Celebrating National Adoption Day

HHS.gov

We’re asking people to raise awareness about children living in foster care and the power of adoption.

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Top Office 365 Adoption Challenges

Microsoft Tech Community

Hi – curious to know what are the top adoption challenges people are facing when rolling out Office 365 in their organization?

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On National Adoption Day, Trial Court Chief Justice Carey Asks

Mass.Gov

BOSTON, MA — It was a day of celebration for more than 100 children who were adopted today in ceremonies in three courthouses across the state as …

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Strengthening Families Means Empowering Adoptions

Governor

My administration is unambiguously and unapologetically pro-adoption.” – Governor Ducey.

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HRC Celebrates National Adoption Month and Transgender Awareness Week

Human Rights Campaign (blog)

Throughout November, HRC is proud to celebrate National Adoption Month (NAM), a nationwide effort to bring awareness to the more than 400,000 …

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Adoption in reach for Chicago families

WLS-TV

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and the organization Gift of Adoption is celebrating its 20th anniversary in a big way. (WLS).

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Bethenny Frankel ‘Definitely Serious’ About Adopting Abandoned Girl Who Led Police to Her Slain …

PEOPLE.com

Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel says she wants to take in a 5-year-old girl who was abandoned at a New York bus terminal on …

Bethenny offers to adopt little girl abandoned at Port Authority – Page Six

Bethenny Frankel Makes An Important Statement About Adoption, Because Many Kids Need Homes – Romper

Bethenny Frankel Tweets About Wanting To Adopt A 5 Year Old Girl & How She Is Not Legally Able … – Reality Tea

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A Baby — At Last! Jennifer Aniston ‘Considering Adopting‘ Child From Mexico Orphanage

RadarOnline

Mama-wannabe Jennifer Aniston has finally satisfied her baby cravings — by supporting two Mexican orphanages! Now, RadarOnline.com has …

Jennifer Aniston sparks adoption rumors – AOL News

Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux Might Adopt A Baby From Mexico? [Report] – The Inquisitr

Jennifer Aniston Mexican Baby Adoption News Not True Says Actress’ Rep – MStarsNews

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U.S. adoption system needs more transparency: Sharon Broussard

cleveland.com

And as hard as it is to hear them, we ought to listen if we want to help more adopted children grow up with healthy attachments to their adoptive and …

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Nicole Kidman says adoption movie ‘Lion’ is ‘love letter’ to her kids

Fox News

Nicole Kidman’s latest role is extremely close to her heart. The 49-year-old actress stars in Lion, in which she plays a mother who adopts her son from …

Nicole Kidman: Lion Is a ‘Love Letter’ to My Children – PEOPLE.com

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Christian couple blocked from adoption amid ‘gay parents’ row

Telegraph.co.uk

A couple have been blocked from adopting their two foster children after expressing concerns about them being raised by a gay couple. The husband …

Adoption Ban for Christian Foster Carers who Objected to Gay Parents – Breitbart News

Adoption ban on foster carers who objected to gay parents – The Times (subscription)

Why adoption is now mother of all debates about Christianity – Belfast Telegraph

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Breaking the Silence: Britain’s Adoption Scandal was a heartbreaking look at the women betrayed …

Telegraph.co.uk

The past, where they do things differently, was in the dock in Breaking the Silence: Britain’s Adoption Scandal (ITV). This was a truly distressing …

Forced adoption, destroyed lives and a scandal that shames Britain: CHRISTOPHER STEVENS … – Daily Mail

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Australian families still face a long wait for intercountry adoption

The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian couples wishing to adopt children from overseas still face a lengthy wait despite a federal government push to make the process easier.

Australia is decades behind on adoption and it’s time to put children’s interests first – The Guardian

Adoption lobby welcomes new law – Times LIVE

Government aims to improve adoption process – NEWS.com.au

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How international adoption creates a market for child trafficking

Fusion

International adoption is often presented in the U.S. as a morally justified way of helping poor children around the world. But there’s a criminal side of …

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Springfield ceremony marks National Adoption Month

MassLive.com

SPRINGFIELD — In honor of National Adoption Month, Mayor Domenic Sarno hosted a reception Thursday to raise awareness of the growing need to …

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Dozens of Central Texas children get forever families at adoption day

KXAN.com

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The theme at this year’s Austin Adoption Day was the “Wizard of Oz.” Organizers say, for 31 Central Texas families, it represents …

New forever families celebrate 15th annual Austin Adoption Day – KVUE.com

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Adoption provides new family for Elkhart boy

WSBT-TV

Today, trial courts around the country are celebrating National Adoption Day, a time set aside to increase the awareness of the value of adoption.

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Annual Adoption Celebration provides resources, hope

WANE

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Hundreds of people attended the 18th Annual Adoption Celebration at Wallen Baptist Church. The event provides a fun …

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Adoption Monday: Help ‘Happy’ find a forever home

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Adopting a pet is a lifelong commitment, so finding the right match is very important. Adopters should have a place to live where they are allowed to …

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