Texas Children's Justice Act

Development of a Method to Evaluate Bone Health of Infants and Young Children in the Medical Examiner Setting and Emergency Department

Child abuse cases form one of the most contentious areas of medicolegal investigation. Physicians are responsible for determining with reasonable medical certainty the cause of a specific injury pattern observed in a child.  This opinion must be rendered with comprehensive knowledge of the case, including: medical history, events surrounding… Continue Reading
Texas Children's Justice Act

Strengthening Our Response Through Informed Advocacy

Providing children in CPS' care with a quality education and a chance of educational success has been widely recognized as a need and a challenge.  The final report of the Texas Supreme Court Children's Commission, the Texas Blueprint: Transforming Education Outcomes for Children and Youth in Foster Care, outlines… Continue Reading
Texas Children's Justice Act

Strategies for Change - Enhancing Response to Children with Disabilities

Children with disabilities are at an increased risk of abuse and neglect and they delay reporting abuse longer than peers without disabilities.  Child maltreatment practitioners typically lack the skills and training to respond effectively to to reports of child abuse/neglect in this population.  Children with disabilities are also… Continue Reading

IN THE NEWS

07.25.2014

One thing Congress can agree about: fighting child sex trafficking

(KPCC)

The issue is children who are commercially exploited for sex. TheStrengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act requires states – which get federal dollars for child welfare - to train…

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07.28.2014

Migrant Children Put Foster Care Rules in Spotlight

(The Texas Tribune)

The influx of children into the state from Central America has many Texans wondering how they can help. Foster care is one option, but advocates say potential foster parents should…

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07.28.2014

Ex-judge named to state panel

(Longview News Journal)

Gov. Rick Perry has named retired Longview Family Court Judge Robin Sage to lead a six-member panel that recommends legislation to lawmakers in Austin.  Sage, who retired in 2010…

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07.24.2014

House Passes Bills to Prevent Human Trafficking

(The Hill)

The House on Thursday passed a package of legislation to combat human trafficking. Passage of the eight bills comes amid the debate over how to address the surge of child…

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UPCOMING EVENTS

26th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference

August 11, 2014
Sheraton Dallas Hotel Dallas, Texas

A nationally and internationally-recognized conference for professionals from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.

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Texas CASA Conference

October 23, 2014
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Galveston, Texas

Join more than 600 CASA volunteers, staff and board members from the 71 statewide CASA programs for three days of workshops and speakers presenting their expertise and personal experiences in the child welfare system to help advocates enhance their skills to better serve abused and neglected children in foster care.

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S.A.F.E. 2014: First Annual Global Sex-Trafficking Conference

October 29, 2014
Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn Oak Lawn, Illinois

The 2014 SAFE conference is for anyone who wants to make a difference in the area of sex-trafficking.  Whether you seek to become a part of the solution through prevention, intervention, or aftercare, this conference will equip you with the tools to excel in your field. 

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11th Annual Seminar in Forensic Sciences - Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Investigation

November 5, 2014
Isla Grande Resort South Padre, Texas

To provide up to date instructions for persons Involved in child abuse investigations: including Medical examiners, physicians, nurses, attorneys, law enforcement, forensic pathologists, coroners, social workers, CPS workers, emergency department, EMS personnel, school nurses, forensic nurse examiners and all other related professions. 

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