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2014-04-16 12:27:18

The "Rethink Foster Care" Regional Initiative Highlights Unique Services in Support of New York City's Most Vulnerable Children NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC), New York City's only child welfare agency exclusively devoted to serving children with severe disabilities and chronic illnesses, is launching a campaign to help more medically challenged children find loving foster families. The marketing initiative, produced by Grey New York and...

2014-04-09 16:34:00

The most comprehensive study ever to be carried out into adoption in England has confirmed that the rate of breakdown is lower than anticipated, but it also reveals a stark picture of the problems faced by families. Researchers from the University of Bristol analyzed national data on 37,335 adoptions over a 12 year period to show that 3.2 per cent of children – around three in 100 - move out of their adoptive home prematurely, known as a ‘disruption’. Adoptions were more likely to...

2013-11-12 12:27:55

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation funds landmark report using data linkages on youth in the child welfare system leading to key new insights regarding teen births. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind study released today links birth and child protective services records in Los Angeles County revealing new insights regarding births to teens involved with the child welfare system. These new data document that one in four teens in foster care give birth before age...

2013-10-09 16:22:57

CALGARY, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sheldon Kennedy, former professional hockey player and international child advocate, will be speaking about his personal story of abuse and recovery and how he became a leader of social reform in Canada. Kennedy's talk titled, "Tragedy to Triumph: Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse and Leading Social Change" will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday October 10(th) in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 100 Henderson Building, on the Penn State University...

2013-09-26 23:22:30

Eighteen months after the close of a child maltreatment investigation, nearly 80 percent of children are still living in the home with their parents or primary caregivers according to a new report from RTI International and the U.S Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Children who remain in the home after maltreatment investigation may require mental and developmental health interventions...

2013-07-12 23:32:13

Kidpower, a leading child safety education nonprofit, will welcome professionals from around the world to San Francisco for its premiere “summer institute”. Organizers say there are just five spots left in the August 3-day training in child safety advocacy and leadership skills to protect children from abuse, abduction and bullying within their schools, youth programs, and communities. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Kidpower, a leading child safety education nonprofit, will...

2013-06-07 23:02:03

All youth leaders in the state of Texas are required to complete a one-hour training course on sexual abuse and child molestation prevention. ExpertOnlineTraining has released a professionally filmed video featuring renowned child psychologist Dr. Chris Thurber and respected attorney Jack Erler, Esq. that has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Exeter, NH (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 Did you know that all youth leaders in Texas must complete a one-hour training program...

2013-05-14 23:27:22

Kidpower, an internationally respected child safety advocacy and protection skills education nonprofit, launches its premiere summer institute this August in San Francisco to prepare educators and other professionals, volunteers, and parents with child safety advocacy and leadership skills to protect children from abuse, abduction and bullying within their schools, organizations, youth programs, communities and families. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Kidpower, an internationally...

2013-04-10 12:27:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Corbett, along with the Department of Public Welfare (DPW), is recognizing the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect this month as part of a statewide campaign to raise awareness of prevention efforts. Acting Deputy Secretary Cathy Utz, of DPW's Office of Children, Youth and Families, today presented a proclamation from Governor Corbett at the annual child abuse prevention breakfast in Harrisburg, recognizing...

2013-04-05 16:23:43

TexProtects (The Texas Association for the Protection of Children), Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards and Child Advocates from Across the State Give a Voice to Abused and Neglected Children AUSTIN, Texas, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Child Protection advocates wearing blue and white and donning blue ribbons  rallied at the State Capitol on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 12 p.m. advocating for protecting Texas Children.  TexProtects and The Texas Council of...