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2011-11-09 10:18:39

A team of researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), report that primary care providers (PCP) fail to report a substantial number of cases of child maltreatment. The study, which is scheduled to appear in the November-December issue of Academic Pediatrics, is the first to examine the validity of a PCP's decision to suspect child abuse as the etiology of an injury and their decision to report a suspicious injury to child protective services...

2011-11-01 07:00:00

Mobile Medical Disaster Relief, http://www.mmdr.org, provides medicines and funding for orphans who were devastated by the January 2010 earthquake. To better enable others to help support these children, they have begun a "Support an Orphan" campaign. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 The orphans in this small suburb of Port au Prince, Haiti are completely cut off from western civilization. Without clean running water, sewer or electricity, these 50 children barely enjoy a...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

Birmingham Maple Clinic recently met with the staff at the Ellis Center, one of three agencies in the nation dedicated to LGBT youth and the only center in the Midwest, to discuss ways to help troubled youth in the community. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 On October 7, 2011 several therapists from Birmingham Maple Clinic, along with the clinicâs owner and director, Lori Edelson, visited Ruth Ellis Center of Highland Park, MI. Ruth Ellis Center is a youth social...

2011-07-13 13:00:00

Following Congressional Hearing, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Recommends Strengthening Data on Child Fatalities to Improve Prevention and Reduce Deaths WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A congressional hearing held on July 12 about child deaths due to maltreatment called on national experts to explain why the number of child deaths has been undercounted. The hearing coincided with the release of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on child abuse...

2011-07-05 12:57:31

Children who remain in the home after a substantiated report of abuse may have more or less risk of further abuse depending on certain characteristics of their caregivers, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. A sizable minority of children involved in abuse cases reported to child protective services (CPS) are at increased risk of more reports (rereports), some of which are substantiated...

2011-06-21 08:35:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grace Race Fund Inc. invites participants and volunteers for the 8th Annual Grace Race road race and walk to be held October 1, 2011 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The Grace Race Fund Inc. (www.gracerace.org) is a unique non-profit 501(c)(3) and all-volunteer organization fueled by the desire to improve the lives of Kenyan children who have been orphaned due to AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. In 2009, 80,000 people died in...

2011-06-15 12:11:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the tragic death of a newborn in northeastern Pennsylvania last week, acting Secretary of Public Welfare Gary Alexander today reminded parents that Pennsylvania's Safe Haven program provides a safe and confidential option to protect infants. "Safe Haven allows parents to drop off a newborn at any hospital in Pennsylvania with no questions asked," Alexander said. He noted the program exists specifically to avoid the...

2011-04-27 06:40:00

FAIRFAX, Va., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparations are nearing completion for the Run for the Children, a 10K Race and 3K Run/Walk hosted by Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Made possible through a generous partnership grant from Verizon and other local corporations, the run takes place on April 30 in historic Fairfax City. This is Fairfax CASA's first community awareness event. Participants will start from the Fairfax County court house complex in a symbolic nod...


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