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256 results for: youth services law
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Hot weather is coming, and with it we will hear more stories about kids left behind on busses and vans. It’s always a frightening event,...
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One unfortunate part of being a foster parent is protecting yourself against false or unfair allegations. When you sign up for foster...
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Many people think that all youth-serving organizations must follow a rule requiring two adults in any activity involving children. It is...
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The Michigan legislature enacted a common-sense bill that goes against recent trends by taking people off the state’s child abuse...
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An Arkansas prosecutor made a controversial decision not to charge school officials with failure to make a mandated report of a hazing...
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This is National Foster Care Month, and Tuesday was National Foster Care Day. Not everyone has the resources to become a foster parent,...
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It’s not unusual for youth organizations to hear from law enforcement investigating crimes against children who are in our care....
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An interesting study from Israel illustrates one of the core flaws that I have found in mandated reporting laws, which is that the...
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A Massachusetts judge has dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against two foster parents, Matthew Tucker and Cassandra...
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An interesting study recently looked at the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and positive childhood experiences (PCEs)....
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Developing a child protection policy can be a difficult process, in part because there is little evidence which policies actually work....
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As I mentioned in part 1 of this brief series, attorneys, service providers, and journalists often need access to DFCS and other child...
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The CDC last week released a study showing that teen depression and suicidal thoughts have risen by more than 40% in the last ten years....
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I often find myself in a case opposing a party who has designated his or her or a child's treating therapist as an expert witness on...
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A study from Australia indicates that boys who suffer from abuse are less resilient than girls. The researchers started with a sample of...
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A study during the depths of the pandemic offers some evidence that positive childhood experiences may help mitigate stresses from the...