- Children taken from mom in pot raid inflame Butte County ballot debate
- Mississippi fights the nation's worst teen pregnancy rate
- Jury acquits couple in 'caged kids' trial
- Key social workers struggling: groups
- Dennis Rodman Child Support Case: Ex-NBA Star Sentenced To Community Service
- Sandusky in court meeting; accusers seek anonymity
- Hynes Wants to Change Law to Make Rabbis Mandated Reporters
- Children running away from care need a safety net
- Rate of indigenous child sex abuse exaggerated, Jay Weatherill insists
- Grandmother who fell carrying baby liable for head injuries after son-in-law sues
- On the front lines of change in the risky world of DCF
Posted: 30 May 2012 05:04 AM PDT
Children taken from mom in pot raid inflame Butte County ballot debate
One of California's more vociferous battles over marijuana was already simmering in the upper Central Valley when an audiotape of a howling, hysterical mother went viral.
"Oh, my God! My baby! My baby! My baby!" screamed Daisy Bram, 30, as Butte County child welfare officers took custody of her newborn infant and 18-month-old toddler during a Sept. 29 marijuana raid on her family's rural house outside Oroville.
Posted: 30 May 2012 04:43 AM PDT
Mississippi fights the nation's worst teen pregnancy rate
With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling all-nighters for most of the semester to take care of her infant daughter.
Posted: 29 May 2012 08:44 PM PDT
Jury acquits couple in 'caged kids' trial
After hearing they had been acquitted late Tuesday afternoon of unlawful imprisonment for keeping two autistic boys locked in a room, John Eckhart collapsed in his attorney's arms, while Alayna Higdon began weeping.
Posted: 29 May 2012 08:39 PM PDT
Key social workers struggling: groups
Social workers specializing in child protection are being seriously exploited, lawmakers and social groups said yesterday.
Social workers involved in protecting children from abuse face heavy workloads and long working hours and cannot protect themselves from danger, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Alicia Wang (王育敏) said.
Posted: 29 May 2012 08:03 PM PDT
Dennis Rodman Child Support Case: Ex-NBA Star Sentenced To Community Service
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman might soon find himself working with at-risk teens or cleaning up streets.
Posted: 29 May 2012 07:53 PM PDT
Sandusky in court meeting; accusers seek anonymity
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky attended a closed-door meeting with the judge in his child sexual abuse case Tuesday and four of his accusers made formal requests for anonymity, a day before what could be the final hearing before the start of trial.
Posted: 29 May 2012 11:09 AM PDT
Hynes Wants to Change Law to Make Rabbis Mandated Reporters
The Brooklyn district attorney, Charles J. Hynes, said Wednesday that he would push for state legislation to add rabbis and other religious leaders to the list of professionals required to report allegations of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities.
Posted: 29 May 2012 11:05 AM PDT
Children running away from care need a safety net
Children in care are three times more likely to run away than those living at home; many are being failed by the systems that are supposed to protect them
Posted: 29 May 2012 08:54 AM PDT
Rate of indigenous child sex abuse exaggerated, Jay Weatherill insists
SOUTH Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has claimed the rate of child abuse in an Aboriginal community, as revealed by a senior federal government adviser, is "exaggerated".
Posted: 29 May 2012 06:13 AM PDT
Grandmother who fell carrying baby liable for head injuries after son-in-law sues
A GRANDMOTHER sued by her own family after falling down stairs while carrying her baby granddaughter has been found legally liable for the girl's head injuries.
Posted: 29 May 2012 05:06 AM PDT
On the front lines of change in the risky world of DCF
The call for help came from an emergency room nurse. Her patient, the mother of a young son, tried to commit suicide while the boy was home.
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