Judge expected to rule in ex-Army couple's abuse sentencing

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Blue pinwheels are planted across the nation this month - each representing the hope and opportunity to thrive that every child deserves. "In particular, we should join together-at the community level-to reach out and touch families who are struggling and do all that we can to support them so they can support their children", B.J. Walker, acting director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, said in a news release. In 2017 there were a total of 76 child abuse reports investigated and sent for prosecution in Chambers County a year ago.

It is more than a year since retired judge Sir Anthony Hart published his report on the appalling treatment of children in the care of the state.

CHFS points to KRS 600.020, a Kentucky law that defines child abuse, neglect, and dependency. "We're not going to be able to solve this on our own".

Livable wages, flexible work schedules, access to high-quality early care, and letting parents know that "it's OK to ask for help" are key areas where improvements could be made, she said. She said getting people to talk about abuse is the first step to prevention. "This is not, 'How many touchdowns can you get",' the judge said.

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The training summit held by the organization Alliance for Children encourages the community to address and end child maltreatment in Georgia.

One of the children, none of whom remain in the defendants' custody, spoke Wednesday about the impact of her time with the Jacksons, describing how she still feels the need to hide food in her backpack, a reminder of the abuse. "We want to give people these skills and build their toolboxes so they can learn to cope with situations in a healthy way".

Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, founded in 1986, supports parents and children, from help with potty training to keeping children safe from sexual abuse, with evidencebased programs and community-based education.

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