Articles about child protection


Talking to Your Kids About Race

Last updated: 09/23/2020

As protests against police brutality have blossomed into a new chapter of America’s civil rights movement this year, child welfare experts say it is never too early in a child’s...

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Addressing Systemic Racism in Our Child Welfare System

Last updated: 09/22/2020

Inequities have shaped our country since its founding. Centuries of discrimination have inflicted deep wounds, with disparate rates of COVID-19 infection and brutal policing...

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9 Things You Won’t Remember If You Had A Toxic Parent & What That Means

Last updated: 09/19/2020

A toxic parent's actions can seem obvious in hindsight, making you question why you didn't see how wrong they were when you were young. But there are actually a lot of things...

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Protecting Children from Harm in the Context of Distance Learning

Last updated: 09/18/2020

The nation saw an uptick in domestic violence calls in the midst of the pandemic and the shutdown. The convergence of social isolation, economic pressure, and psychological...

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Families Count: Ministering to Parents of Children in Foster Care - Focus on the Family

Last updated: 09/16/2020

Pure and undefiled religion, as defined by James 1:27, is to look after vulnerable children and widows while maintaining our gospel message. If our churches will embrace care...

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What Every Child Needs

Last updated: 09/15/2020

In an era of aggressive marketing toward kids and parents alike, many parents wonder what kids actually need. Turns out, there's a pretty clear answer. "Years of research in...

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What Do Schools Report to CPS? One State's Experience

Last updated: 09/11/2020

The vast majority of reports of child abuse and neglect emanate from adults outside a child’s family or neighborhood. Most calls come from so-called “mandated reporters,” who...

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Child sex trafficking risks are increasing because of COVID-19. Why?

Last updated: 09/11/2020

Recent social media posts have led to a heightened awareness of child sex trafficking. However, many of these social media posts contain inaccurate information that misleads the...

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Judge Finds State in Contempt for Failing to Improve Foster Care Program - Reform Austin

Last updated: 09/07/2020

Federal Judge Janis Graham Jack on Friday found the state of Texas, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Residential Child Care Licensing in contempt for...

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The One Problem I Had With Netflix's New Kid's Movie About Childhood Neglect

Last updated: 09/06/2020

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) The One Problem I Had With Netflix's New Kid's Movie 'The Willoughbys' as a Childhood Trauma Survivor “Hey Mom, what would the quarantine...

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