Texas Hospital Child Abuse Cases Rise in COVID-19 Outbreak: ‘It’s Hard To Think That It’s Just Coincidental’

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Texas Hospital Child Abuse Cases Rise in COVID-19 Outbreak: ‘It’s Hard To Think That It’s Just Coincidental’

March 22, 2020 | Chantal Da Silva | Newsweek
Doctors at a children's hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, have sounded the alarm over concerns about a rise in alleged child abuse cases amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: Child Welfare | COVID-19 | Domestic Violence

Bumpy Ride in Wyoming for Bills to Create Parent and Child Representation Offices

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Bumpy Ride in Wyoming for Bills to Create Parent and Child Representation Offices

February 14, 2020 | Kim Phagan-Hansel | Chronicle of Social Change (CA)
Just days into Wyoming’s legislative session, bills to expand legal counsel to children and parents in child welfare court were killed by a lack of support. But half of the package has already been raised from the dead.
Tags: Child Welfare

The Parent Defender Model Heads West

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The Parent Defender Model Heads West

May 13, 2019 | Ellie Dehghan | Chronicle of Social Change (CA)
In September 2018, Patten and Aleguire launched East Bay Family Defenders with a team of 10 attorneys, a social worker and a peer advocate. It is the dream of two lawyers who came from the East Coast, trained to surround vulnerable parents with a needed support system.
Tags: Child Welfare