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There is no current formal process addressing what the Dallas Office of the Administration for Children and Families says is a glitch for the State of Oklahoma and for all other States regarding the federal government’s inability to respond when known problems arise in child and family state based service systems. http://modenook.com/oklahoma-city-in-oklahoma-city/what-you-really-can-do-7-million-dollars-later-okdhs-loses-head
Most people are ready for a change, but don’t understand what might make actual progress come forward, and who is pushing in that direction together for such improvements.
Ending child abuse deaths and malfunctioning child and family services systems is the desire of many. Nationallly, there are a number of groups who have banded together to pool energies and resources for systems improvement….. This will require legislative and community supports and must be shared with the public by the media for best response. The Plan? To work towards 1.) To hold Hearings on Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths 2.) To create a National Commission on Child Abuse Deaths In America 3.) To develop a national strategy to prevent future deaths
This week, the bipartisan Protect Our Children Act with companion legislation has been introduced into forums of discussion via Senators John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, Lloyd Doggett, Democrat of Texas and 10 other legislators…. and Joan Levy Zlotnik, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Foundation Social Work Policy Institute.
This Act is an attempt to improve responses that provide better help in preventing child abuse or neglect and deaths of children in or out of systems care in the US.
Many individuals have been involved for a number of years in trying to evolve better responses. This Act would improve the public’s understanding of what risk factors are. Per the NASW NEWS, having a holistic approach that also invites preventative education for all involved is a particular key to increased success. Understanding healthy parent child relationship components, family resillience, infant/child/adolescent developmental milestones, stress management, need for readily available non-stigmatized mental health and addictions treatment options, sufficient resources for adequate food, clothing and secure permanent shelter, sober social outlets, healthy community supports, responsible sounding boards for parents who have questions and need supports.
Higher expectations of systems of response ( Child Welfare, Judicial, Child Investigative and Child Sexual Assault Response), better training for persons in those systems as reponders and improved mandated reporter training.
Organizations that endorse improved child and family services monitoring legislation on the National level are: The National Association of Social Workers, The National Children’s Alliance, The National District Attorney’s Association, The Every Child Matters Education Fund, The National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths, The American Professional Society for the Prevention of the Abuse of Children, Child Welfare League of America, Children’s Advocacy Institute, The Center For Public Policy Priorities, Prevent Child Abuse America, First Star, and the National Child Protection Training Center.
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Contact the Coalition: Kimberly Day, MSW (202) 223-8864 endCAD@everychildmatters.org
Involved Groups Listed This Article
The National Association of Social Workers http://www.naswdc.org/ http://www.naswok.org/
Joan Zlotnik http://www.naswfoundation.org/pioneers/z/zlotnik.html http://www.socialworkpolicy.org/
The National Children’s Alliance http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/
The National District Attorney’s Association http://www.ndaa.org/
The Every Child Matters Education Fund http://www.everychildmatters.org/
The National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths http://childdeathreview.org/
The American Professional Society for the Prevention of the Abuse of Children http://www.apsac.org/
The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse http://www.ispcan.org/
Child Welfare League of America http://www.cwla.org/
Children’s Advocacy Institute http://www.caichildlaw.org/
The Center For Public Policy Priorities http://www.cppp.org/
Prevent Child Abuse America http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.shtml
First Star Child Rights Organization http://www.firststar.org/about-first-star/mission.aspx
National Child Protection Training Center http://nrccps.org/