Tag Archives: Child

Grant Opportunity: R40 Maternal and Child Health Research Program (MCHR)

July 30, 2012, Grants.gov: Within the R40 MCH Research Program, funding is available in FY 2013 to support approximately six (6) extramural multi-year research projects. The R40 MCH Research Program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services including services for children with special health care needs, which show promise of substantial contribution to advancement of the current knowledge pool, and when used in States and communities should result in health and health services improvements. Findings from the research supported by the MCH Research Program are expected to have potential for application in health care delivery programs for mothers and children. Research proposals should address critical MCH questions such as public health systems and infrastructure, health disparities, quality of care, and promoting the health of MCH populations, which also support the goals of the Health Resources and Services Administration. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: State governments; County governments; City or township governments; Special district governments; Independent school districts; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education Link to Grant Synopsis

America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012

Each year since 1997, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has published a report on the well-being of children and families. Pending data availability, the Forum updates all 41 indicators annually on its Web site (http://childstats.gov) and alternates publishing a detailed report, America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, with a summary version that highlights selected indicators. The America’s Children series makes Federal data on children and families available in a nontechnical, easy-to-use format in order to stimulate discussion among data providers, policymakers, and the public. Link to Report on ChildStats Web Site; Link to pdf Report

Recent CA&N Articles May 2008

Some recent media articles 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.  
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Texas Supreme Court deals blow to CPS in polygamy case
Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Thursday, May 29th
JOHN MORITZ AUSTIN — Child Protective Services overreached its authority when it seized more than 400 youngsters from a West Texas polygamist camp last month, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.  The high court let stand an appellate court’s order that the children should be returned to their parents.  (Ed. Note: Not so!  Opinion only applies to the thirty-eight mothers who petitioned the court of appeals, seeking return of their 126 children. The record reflects that at least 117 of the children are under 13 and that two boys are 13 and 17. The ages of the other seven, at least two of whom are boys, are not shown.  The Opinion has not been applied yet to any other children.  It certainly would not apply to underage mothers and pregnant girls.) You may find reading the Court’s short opinion to be more helpful than the news articles.
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Texas Supreme Court Decision:
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Talks stall in suit against Mich. foster care system
 An AP article on MLive.com Thursday, May 29th reports that, “Settlement talks have broken down again in a federal class-action lawsuit against Michigan’s foster care system.” (AP/MLive.com)
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Report: Abuse of children widespread in war zones 
The Oakland Press – May 28 5:24 AM
LONDON (AP) — Save the Children UK said in a report released Tuesday that it has uncovered evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children at the hands of peacekeepers and international aid workers in war zones and disaster areas.
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Fair set to roll out family fun, pointers for parents
Livingston County Daily Press & Argus – May 26 2:08 AM
The Child Abuse Prevention Council will kick off the summer with its annual CAP Kids’ Fair on Saturday in Pinckney.
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Foster care policies evolve

An article in Sunday, May 25th’s Ann Arbor News
The number of children entering foster care in Washtenaw County has dropped significantly in recent years.  Susan Reynolds Bunton, services program section manager at the Washtenaw County Department of Human Services, talked with The News about the reason for the drop and about other foster care trends in Washtenaw County.
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Adults get tips to prevent, act on child sex abuse
Detroit News – May 25 10:23 PM
Acts of sexual abuse against a child are difficult for most adults to comprehend, but a new program aims to make sure they aren’t difficult to report.
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Boy gets counseling in school bus sex act 
An article in Saturday, May 24th’s Detroit News reports that, “A 10-year-old boy accused of forcing a 7-year-old to perform oral sex while on a Howell Public Schools’ bus was sentenced to two years’ probation and ordered to undergo counseling and random drug testing.” (Detroit News)
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No-shows face sex charges
An article in Friday, May 23rd’s Detroit Free Press reports that, “State Attorney General Mike Cox said the arrest of 11 men as Internet predators for allegedly soliciting minor children online for sex was a Michigan first because the suspects did not ultimately travel to meet their targets.”
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