ARTICLE TAG

child abuse

Youth Services Insider
Senators Patty Murray, pictured left, and Ron Wyden, pictured right, launched inquiry into reported abuse at youth treatment facilities.

8/4/2022

Senators Want Answers About Alleged Abuse at Youth Treatment Facilities

Two senators have launched a new inquiry into four major operators of youth residential treatment programs that have been the subject of recent reports of abusive treatment.

Should Social Workers Interview Children Separated from their Parents? Debate in Minnesota Continues

5/24/2022

Should Social Workers Interview Children Separated from their Parents? Debate in Minnesota Continues

A new provision in Minnesota emphasizes the need for private interviews of children in the most serious cases of maltreatment — but not every case.

Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

5/3/2022

Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

Teenagers at a Tennessee detention facility have been sexually abused, locked in isolation cells for 23 hours a day and set up by staff to fight each other, two prominent advocacy groups have found.

A Social Services Department in Upstate New York Gets Independent Review

10/18/2021

Amid Division Over Critical State Audit, St. Lawrence County Approves Outside Review of Embattled Social Services Department

Following concerns about its child protection and foster care services, local lawmakers in St. Lawrence County, New York, are bringing in an independent firm to conduct a comprehensive review.

Youth Services Insider
Maine Plan for Keeping Families Intact Wins Federal Approval

9/17/2021

Maine Plan for Keeping Families Intact Wins Federal Approval

The federal government has signed off on Maine's plan for expansion of prevention and treatment for families whose kids are at risk of falling into the foster care system.

Administration for Children's Services Commissioner David Hansell said they'd seen no indicators of an increase in undetected child abuse during the pandemic.

6/15/2021

No Evidence of Pandemic Child Abuse Surge in New York City, But Some See Other Crises For Child Welfare System

Reports of child abuse in NYC dropped after the coronavirus struck and have not returned to previous levels, but some warn of other crises.

    Youth Services Insider
    lawyers

    6/10/2021

    Senate Bill May Require Legal Counsel for Parents, Children in Child Welfare Cases

    The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved a bill that could provide the first federal requirement of legal counsel to parents and children in child welfare cases, though there appeared to be some discussion of further negotiations on that before a vote of the full Senate.

    A new report from Prevent Child Abuse America recommends President Joe Biden appoint a child abuse prevention czar.

    6/4/2021

    New Report Urges Biden to Appoint Child Abuse Prevention ‘Czar’

    A new report from Prevent Child Abuse America recommends President Biden appoint a child abuse prevention czar.

    Youth Services Insider
    Senate Bill Seeks Better Data on Child Abuse Deaths

    5/23/2021

    Senate Bill Seeks Better Data on Child Abuse Deaths

    States would be required to report all deaths related to child abuse and create recommendations for curbing them under a bipartisan bill being pushed in the U.S. Senate.