The Spear Tip of Child Maltreatment Prevention
Any serious attempt to reduce child maltreatment, and its devastating effects on countless children who may or may not interface with child protective systems, requires a clear point of entry. On Nov.
New Study Points to Danger of Child Neglect
While brutal child deaths caused by physical abuse may grab newspaper headlines, a new study shows that the majority of injury fatalities of children five or younger in California stemmed from neglect.
Talking to Parents Before They Stop Using Their Words
By Lauren Gonzalves For 40 years, the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SF CAPC) “TALK (Telephone Aid in Living with Kids) Line” has been helping overwhelmed and often under-supported mothers and fathers cope with the stress of parenthood and all the issues that accompany raising a child.
Americanization, Latino Families and the Future of Foster Care
Latino families come to this country for a new life, but two generations later, many are struggling and their children increasingly end up in foster care. By Daniel Heimpel It is a cool winter night as Elba Covarrubias, a 30-year-veteran of Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), cuts the dark of poor, suburban and largely Latino Pacoima with the bright beams of her big blue 1987 Mercury Marquis station wagon.