Tag: Child Neglect

Strengthening Families – Protective Factors: Reduced Likelihood of Child Abuse & Neglect Goal

| December 9, 2015
Strengthening Families – Protective Factors: Reduced Likelihood of Child Abuse & Neglect Goal

Strengthening Families is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs, and communities in building five protective factors. Two of these factors are Concrete Support in Times of Need and the Social and Emotional Competence of Children.

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Latest Child Fatality Review Data Finds Fewer Deaths, But More Resources Needed

| December 6, 2015
Latest Child Fatality Review Data Finds Fewer Deaths, But More Resources Needed

The Arizona Department of Health Services’ Child Fatality Review Team recently released its annual review of child deaths in the state, indicating that while the overall mortality rate in 2014 had dropped from the previous year, there are still too many Arizona children whose lives could have been saved.

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DCS, What works to help families in need

| June 23, 2015
DCS, What works to help families in need

Since the new Department of Child Safety (DCS) was created one year ago, the number of children living in foster care has continued to grow far faster than the number of foster families or the number of staff able to handle their cases. An additional 1,300 children in foster care are overwhelming the system and […]

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Don’t be Fooled by the Claims That Prop 122 Will Protect Children – It Won’t.

| October 22, 2014
Don’t be Fooled by the Claims That Prop 122 Will Protect Children – It Won’t.

Prop 122 supporters are using children for political games. Contrary to their claims, Prop 122 does nothing to keep kids safe or find loving homes for abused and neglected children. Prop 122 will NOT allow CPS or the new Department of Child Safety (DCS) to release more individual child abuse case records to the public. The responsibility […]

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Don’t be Fooled by the Claims That Prop 122 Will Protect Children – It Won’t.

| October 17, 2014
Don’t be Fooled by the Claims That Prop 122 Will Protect Children – It Won’t.

Prop 122 supporters are using children for political games. Contrary to their claims, Prop 122 does nothing to keep kids safe or find loving homes for abused and neglected children. Prop 122 will NOT allow CPS or the new Department of Child Safety (DCS) to release more individual child abuse case records to the public. The responsibility […]

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New brief: State-Level Policy Advocacy for Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

| August 22, 2014
New brief: State-Level Policy Advocacy for Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

SPARC has released a new brief on the importance of addressing parental substance abuse in child welfare advocacy. More than 8.3 million children, or 11 percent of all children in the United States, live in homes where at least one parent or caretaker has a substance use disorder involving alcohol and other drugs. Parental substance […]

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training Available

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training Available

There is an exciting opportunity for receiving training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

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