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Number of Child Abuse and Neglect Victims Reached Record Low in 2019
As America headed into the coronavirus pandemic, the number of children who were confirmed to have been victims of abuse or neglect fell to its lowest point in a long time, perhaps more than two decades, according to the annual report released today by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
Texas Lawmaker Wants to Require Trauma Training for Attorneys, Judges
Tara Hutton remembers how the little girl she had been fostering for a year began acting out on the day a new social worker came to their house in Magnolia, Texas.
Falling Isn’t Failing: Skateboarding Program Teaches Arizona Kids How to Thrive
“I’ve never seen so many foster kids in one place smiling. What are you doing?”
We Can Reduce Childhood Toxic Stress without ACEs Screening
In a recent article in The Imprint, Karen de Sá and Nadra Nittle reviewed arguments for and against universal pediatric screening for adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, in California. They noted that California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, who has led the push for this plan, recognizes the serious concerns of critics but does not hear alternative proposals from them that might achieve her important goal of reducing toxic stress among children.
During the Pandemic, Children of Incarcerated Parents Struggle To Be Seen
Georgia Dissolves Child Abuse and Neglect Registry
Georgia will no longer maintain its child abuse registry, which launched four years ago to help investigators quickly identify and locate substantiated cases and keep tabs on the scale of the problem.
The Pandemic Reawakened My PTSD
For Foster Youth, Coronavirus Piles Grief Upon Grief
The siblings – a teen and a pre-teen – waited for good news that never came. Their mother was sick, and doctors suspected it was COVID-19, the potentially deadly disease barreling through New York.
Outrage Over Looting Misses Point, Young People in Los Angeles Say
Eight years after her 14-year-old cousin was shot and killed by law enforcement during a mental health crisis, Los Angeles youth activist E.V. is closely watching the protests against police brutality that have now gripped every major American city.