Some recent media articles and resources relating to child abuse and neglect. If you have items that you think would be helpful to include in this occasional post, please forward them to me at the email in my signature block.
These stories were chosen because of their perceived relevance to the child welfare community. MiPSAC is not responsible for the views expressed in any of these articles, nor does it take a position for or against the positions expressed in the articles. They are presented merely to provide a sampling of what the media is saying about child welfare.
Charlie Enright, JD, MSW
4907 Foster Rd.
Midland, MI 48642
Michigan Professional Society on Abuse of Children, MiPSAC
This and previous posts can be found at: http://www.mipsac.org/category/can-articles
RECENT MEDIA ARTICLES
New Federal Standards Call for Sex Education Starting in Early Elementary
Jan 09, Macomb Daily: Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender,” according to new sexual education guidelines released Monday by a coalition of health and education groups. Beyond lessons about puberty by the end of fifth grade, the guidelines say students should be able to define sexual harassment and abuse. Link to Article
Apartment Building Provides Home For Young People In Need
Jan 5, CBS Detroit: Fourteen of the building’s 24 fully furnished units will be set aside for families while the remaining 10 will provide housing for teens who have aged out of the foster care system. The development is a project of Focus: Hope, in partnership with Lutheran Child and Family Services and United Way. Link to Article
Mom Facing Jail Time for Repeated Tardiness That Adds Up to a Truancy Offense
Jan 4, WXYZ.com: After 3 years of trying to work something out, Fitzgerald school district has turned Andria’s case over to the Macomb Country Intermediate School District, where the truancy officer is prosecuting her on charges that could lead to 90 days in jail and lead her son to foster care. Should the mom be held accountable for her son’s tardies? “If they need to reprimand me or he needs to make it up in summer school or something that’s fine, but jail time is not the answer,” says 27-year-old single mother Andria Black. Andria claims her son’s autism affects the time she is able to get him to school in the morning.
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