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2010-11-08 15:32:00

DENVER, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association, the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, announced today that Suzanne Lohrbach has been named Academic Director of Child Welfare. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97343LOGO) Currently based in Minnesota, Ms. Lohrbach brings to American Humane Association more than 20 years of child welfare experience as a clinical consultant, mental health professional and professor. She...

2010-10-04 23:12:06

Household investigations for suspected child maltreatment by Child Protective Services may not be associated with improvements in common, modifiable risk factors including social support, family functioning, poverty and others, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "A Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation, regardless of outcome, signals a household at risk," the authors write as background...

2010-08-19 10:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new federal grant will strengthen Pennsylvania's work to improve the health and developmental outcomes of at-risk children through quality home visiting programs, Public Welfare Secretary Harriet Dichter said today. A more than $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help the state build on its successful home visiting programs and find ways to reduce gaps in services and obstacles to family...

2010-08-16 08:30:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association announced today that GRAMMY Award-winning R&B recording artist Anthony Hamilton will serve as a national spokesman for the organization. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/national-casa/45650/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/MM49385 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100816/MM49385...

2010-07-27 23:48:44

Mothers who live in poverty and who have abused their children can stop if they are taught parenting skills and given emotional support. A new study has found that mothers in families in which there is a history of child abuse and neglect were able to reduce how much they cursed at, yelled at, slapped, spanked, hit or rejected their children after a series of home visits from therapists who taught them parenting skills. There were large improvements in mothers' parenting in families that...

2010-05-17 11:23:00

Approach Achieves Better Outcomes for Children and Families in the Child Protective Services System DENVER, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of Ohio will expand to 15 additional counties a pilot project that gives caseworkers the freedom to use an alternative approach to reports of child abuse and neglect and which results in better outcomes for children and families. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070521/LAM095LOGO) From fall 2007 through December 2009, the...

2010-05-10 11:03:00

Basic Human Rights a Priority Over Immigration Status of Children and Their Parents DENVER, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Humane Association believes that all children need protection, and that when it comes to child welfare, all children are deserving of services, regardless of their immigration status, nationality, ethnicity or country of origin, or the documentation status of their parents. Immigrant children and children from immigrant families who are involved in the...

2010-03-31 16:53:00

SAN ANTONIO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- At its 2010 National Sales Conference held in early February, leading bank broker-dealer Investment Professionals, Inc. (IPI) announced a $50,000 donation by IPI senior management and financial consultants to Court Appointed Special Advocates for children of San Antonio (CASA) - the largest single corporate contribution since CASA San Antonio was founded in 1984. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100331/DA79806) Judges appoint child...

2010-02-03 10:22:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An orphanage here in Haiti, which we will not name in order to protect the children living there, was already providing a home to more than 150 orphans prior to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th. Now the number of children has expanded to include those who have recently been orphaned or temporarily separated from their families due to the earthquake, and that number far exceeds the facility's capacity to...

2010-01-27 14:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. It has practically nothing. Although the U.N. and other international relief agencies are there, they are mostly stationed where the quake hit the hardest. Orphans International Worldwide Haiti in Cyvadier (www.oiww.org), located just outside Jacmel in the Southern Province, survived the earthquake unscathed. An upcoming benefit in New York City will allow the project to grow. Currently,...