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Child Abuse

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  • DNA changes linked to health effects of childhood abuse

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Trauma has lasting effects on mental and physical health that may stem from changes to DNA which undermine a person's ability to rebound from stress, according to new research.
  • Critics of 'Alternative Response' are misinformed [Commentary]

    Over the past year Maryland's Department of Human Resources has begun implementing a different approach to families reported for child abuse and neglect called "Alternative Response" (AR). Also referred to as "Differential Response," similar reforms to...

    Quote's context sheds better light on LAUSD candidate George McKenna

    Quote's context sheds better light on LAUSD candidate George McKenna
    It was one line from a column of mine about the response of Los Angeles Unified officials to revelations of child abuse by a teacher at Miramonte Elementary. I'd quoted senior administrator George McKenna telling a community meeting that Miramonte's...

    DCFS sued over girl's 'torture' death

     DCFS sued over girl's 'torture' death
    The family of an 8-year-old Chicago girl beaten and strangled last summer is suing the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, alleging the agency missed "telltale signs" of abuse. The tortured body of Gizzell Ford was discovered July 12 in...

    'Alternative response' is no solution to child abuse [Commentary]

    Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun published an important story describing the expansion of Alternative Response (AR) across Maryland ("A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland," July 5). The new system assigns child abuse and neglect cases to...