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Children's Hope and Voice is an all volunteer child advocacy, non-profit registered in the Commonwealth of VA, USA, with a focus on education, child welfare and juvenile justice issues.

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Ala. Couple Charged in Scheme to Get Girl Pregnant

Ala. Couple Charged in Scheme to Get Girl Pregnant | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
An Alabama couple who wanted a baby repeatedly sexually assaulted an underage girl in hopes she'd get pregnant and give them the infant, authorities said Monday. Court records show Jeremy Swann, 29, and wife Amanda Swann, 28, both of the Jones community in rural Dallas County, were charged...
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Woman Accused In Amish Girls Kidnapping 'Was In A Master-Slave Relationship,' Attorney Says

Woman Accused In Amish Girls Kidnapping 'Was In A Master-Slave Relationship,' Attorney Says | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting two young Amish sisters from a farm stand and sexually abusing them is due in court for a preliminary hearing.

Nicole Vaisey, 25, was expected to be in court Thursday....

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Children with autism have extra synapses in brain

Children with autism have extra synapses in brain | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain 'pruning' process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Because synapses are the points where neurons ...

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Official AndreasCY's curator insight, August 22, 4:52 AM

Very interesting.

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Police: 5 children, 1 woman taken hostage in Harvey, Illinois, after robbery

A pair of robbery suspects took five children and a woman hostage Tuesday inside an Illinois home, police say.
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Happening now, near Chicago.

 

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Timeline: Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

Timeline: Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo. | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
A look at how events in Ferguson, Mo., unfolded after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9.
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Man faces sentencing for beating girlfriend's son

Man faces sentencing for beating girlfriend's son | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it

"BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A man accused of inflicting a "reign of terror" on his girlfriend's 3-year-old son before fleeing to a Florida amusement park was sentenced Thursday to up to 67 years in prison on assault and other charges."...

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Should Crying Babies Be Forbidden at Restaurants?

Should Crying Babies Be Forbidden at Restaurants? | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
Is the message on this sign outside Old Fisherman’s Grotto, a Monterey, California restaurant, clear enough for you?
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Five Steps for Fighting Stress

Five Steps for Fighting Stress | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Everybody gets stressed from time to time. Different people feel stress in different ways. Some ways of dealing with stress — like screaming, hitting someone, or punching a wall — don't solve much. But other ways, like talking to someone you trust, can start you on the road to solving your problem or at least feeling better.

 

Try taking these five steps the next time you are stressed:..."

 

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UPDATE: Montana’s top court suspends judge who blamed 14-year-old girl for being raped

UPDATE: Montana’s top court suspends judge who blamed 14-year-old girl for being raped | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it

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Troop leader: Customs and Border agent held Boy Scout at gunpoint

Troop leader: Customs and Border agent held Boy Scout at gunpoint | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Boy Scout troop from the nation’s heartland is demanding answers and a U.S. senator is expressing outrage after a group of scouts was detained by Border Patrol agents and one child was held at gunpoint.
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'Justina’s Law' Would Protect Wards of the State From Being Used as Medical Guinea Pigs

'Justina’s Law' Would Protect Wards of the State From Being Used as Medical Guinea Pigs | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
Justina Pelletier, the Connecticut teenager who was confined to the psych ward of a Boston hospital without her family’s consent, recalled her 16-month ordeal at a news conference on Capitol Hill Thur

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Mexico: Nearly 500 Children Held as Sex Slaves Rescued in Raid

Mexico: Nearly 500 Children Held as Sex Slaves Rescued in Raid | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (AP) –  Federal and state police officers raided a group home Tuesday in the western state of Michoacan and rescued 458 children who were forced to beg for money and suffered sexual abu...

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Insanely Drunk Woman Tries To Pick Up Child From School: Cops

Insanely Drunk Woman Tries To Pick Up Child From School: Cops | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Florida mom's blood-alcohol level was more than five times the legal limit when she drove to an elementary school to pick up a child, police say.

Renata Congleton, 27, registered a .413 BAC after she was arrested, but not before she allegedly at...
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Alabama couple charged with rape, tried to impregnate girl: report

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Judge Calls Child Rapist A Vile '%*^&!'

Judge Calls Child Rapist A Vile '%*^&!' | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Georgia judge had tough words for a woman who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend rape and molest her two young daughters.

"I don't know that I have ever said a curse word from this bench, but you may be the vilest bitch that I have eve...

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Texas Judge Orders Removal of YouTube Video Exposing Abuse in Foster Care System

Texas Judge Orders Removal of YouTube Video Exposing Abuse in Foster Care System | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it

HOUSTON, Texas -- In a continuing cover-up by Child Protective Services (“CPS’) in Texas, Judge Keith Dean this week ordered the removal of a YouTube video produced by a 13-year-old boy that exposes the sexual and physical abuse that he and his brother endured while in CPS foster care. The video also reveals the 377-day nightmare suffered by him and his six siblings after they were ripped from their loving family and placed in four different foster care facilities out of county. The mother told Breitbart Texas “they are trying to rake this abuse under the rug.” Breitbart Texas has procured the YouTube video from a source outside the family."...

 

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"Lana Shadwick is a 22-year lawyer who has been a family court associate judge, CPS lawyer, and prosecutor.  Follow her @LanaShadwick2  ".


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Thanks for bringing this information to our attention, Darcy.
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Ferguson, MO Teen Killed by Cop | Discussion thread on Care2

Ferguson, MO Teen Killed by Cop | Discussion thread on Care2 | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
Ferguson, MO Teen Killed by Cop. A discussion in Juvenile Justice Advocacy Group hosted by Children's Hope and Voice, Care2 Groups (Children & Youth)
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Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it

"FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store — the same one Michael Brown was accused of robbing."...

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Some Kids Were Never Reported Missing Prior to Recent FBI Trafficking Bust

Some Kids Were Never Reported Missing Prior to Recent FBI Trafficking Bust | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it

 

"“The 168 juveniles recovered last month during an FBI child sex trafficking bust included some kids who had never been reported missing, a population that law enforcement encounters often and that child welfare advocates say they’re especially concerned about."...

 

"But advocates say the recent roundup and others like it reinforces the need for a standardized approach to report children as missing — especially those absent from state foster care systems who are most vulnerable to abuse. State and federal efforts are underway to streamline how police are alerted when kids go missing.

 

“This has been a movement that I would say over the last year has really galvanized,” said John Ryan, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Legislation pending in Congress would require child welfare agencies to alert police and the center, which has specialized response teams and other resources, within 24 hours of receiving information about a child’s disappearance.

 

The current patchwork of state and federal policies has yielded what advocates describe as a fractured safety net with little accountability.


Though states may have policies directing child welfare agencies to report missing children to law enforcement, most don’t have laws requiring that notification, according to the missing children center. That means children can disappear without police knowing they’re missing or being directed to look for them.


Federal law does require law enforcement agencies to enter missing children into the National Crime Information Center — a database available to law enforcement nationwide — but that presumes police are provided the names or have specific enough details about a child. A 2011 Government Accountability Office report said law enforcement agencies are having trouble getting timely information from state agencies.

 

The missing children center says it received more than 57,000

missing-child reports between 2009 and 2013, many of them considered endangered runaways. The center says 1 out of 7 endangered runaways reported to the center last year were likely child sex trafficking victims. And of the children reported missing to the organization last year who were also likely sex trafficking victims, about two-thirds were in the care of child welfare systems when they ran away."...


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How Do I Know If My Child's Being Sexually Abused?

How Do I Know If My Child's Being Sexually Abused? | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
Find out the signs that your child might have been sexually abused and how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

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malek's curator insight, July 27, 4:26 PM

I'm sure you all know what's sexual abuse?

Sexual abuse refers to any action that pressures or coerces someone to do something sexually they don't want to do.

Great, time to know 

  • What is considered sexual abuse?
  • What are some concerning signs that my child may have been abused?


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Carjackers on Run After Crash That Killed 3 Kids

Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000. The children's 34-year-old mother remained in critical condition at Temple...
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Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. (from the start of the year through July 7) Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. (from the start of the year through July 7) Are Now With Relatives, Data Show | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
Officials said more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States.
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Study shows children living in violent, dysfuntional home environments develop changes in DNA that are linked to disease

Study shows children living in violent, dysfuntional home environments develop changes in DNA that are linked to disease | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
Study shows children living in violent, dysfuntional home environments develop changes in DNA that are linked to disease

 


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Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja, Singing Doctor, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC - YouTube

Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja, Singing Doctor, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC - YouTube | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
Singing Doctor at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC: http://UPMC.com/Magee Carey D. Andrew-Jaja, MD, FACOG of Magee has delivered thousands and thousands of babi...
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U.S. investigators focus on money laundering linked to border crisis

U.S. investigators focus on money laundering linked to border crisis | Child Welfare Advocacy | Scoop.it
The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, July 23, 11:58 AM

Thanks Dana! #HELLO!! America??? THEY'RE Making BIG BUCK$$$ with "this CRISIS"!!

malek's comment, July 23, 4:31 PM
they always DID
Dana Hoffman's comment, July 23, 5:15 PM
Bingo!