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

08.23.2014

Civil rights groups sue to bar expedited deportations of Central American families

(Washington Post )

Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Friday asking a federal court to stop the Obama administration from expediting the deportations of Central American immigrant families being held in a New…

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08.22.2014

Texas persists in more foster care outsourcing amid stumbles

(Dallas Morning News)

Providence Service Corp. of Texas, a for-profit company, recently said it wanted out of a five-year, $150 million contract that made it the sole firm charged with buying and coordinating…

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08.23.2014

Immigration dilemma: Children separated from families an issue on US-Mexico border

(El Paso Times)

About 50 representatives of government agencies and organizations from Mexico and the United States on Friday exchanged ideas to improve the way children are reunited with their deported parents. Representatives…

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08.21.2014

Legal experts raise concerns about online access to court records of children's cases

(Associated Press )

Legal experts are concerned that the online posting of sensitive court documents from contentious Child Protective Services cases in Harris County could jeopardize the safety of abused and neglected children…

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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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National Conference on Responding to Missing & Unidentified Persons

September 23, 2014
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Atlanta, GA

This conference will bring stakeholders together to bring a greater awareness to those missing persons populations that are often hidden or forgotten: adults and children with physical and developmental disabilities, veterans and active service members, tribal and minority populations.

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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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