November 2013 thru January 2014

Train the Trainers


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November 04, 2013
US: Childhood maltreatment can leave scars in the brain [Includes audio]
NPR All Things Considered
Maltreatment during childhood can lead to long-term changes in brain circuits that process fear, researchers say. This could help explain why children who suffer abuse are much more likely than others to develop problems like anxiety and depression later on.

December 01, 2013
US: The hidden epidemic of abuse and neglect of children
The Denver Post
It is time we talk openly about an uncomfortable national emergency affecting some 6 percent of the population. We must address this epidemic through research and education; state-of-the-art treatment for victims; advocacy for children; public awareness; and enforcement of laws to incarcerate convicted abusers with the goal to rehabilitate those afflicted.

December 19, 2013
US: Congressman Mike Honda looking for more child abuse protection, USA Swimming responds
Swimming World
Congressman Mike Honda weighed in supporting recent calls to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) by Congressman George Miller to look into mandatory reporting laws when it comes to child abuse at athletic clubs in the United States.

January 05, 2014
NE: In that case, would you call child protective services?
Omaha World-Herald
Project Harmony's cutting-edge, hands-on training will help them recognize and record signs of abuse and neglect, walking them through the five steps of assessment.

January 06, 2014
CA: Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Improve Child-Abuse Reporting in Schools - AB 1432
California Newswire
Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation today to prevent child abuse in schools by ensuring that school employees identify the abuse and stop it in its tracks. Recent reports showed that certain abuse was prolonged because large numbers of school personnel were unaware of the processes and their responsibilities for reporting abuse.

January 14, 2014
US: New study reveals childhood abuse prolongs depression recovery
All Voices
Earlier this month, University of Toronto researchers released a report in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology that suggests recovery from adult depression is significantly delayed in adults who were abused as children. It did not matter if the abuse was physical, mental or a result of neglect: The study illustrated an average delay of nine months in the recovery process for people who survived abusive situations while growing up.

January 22, 2014
CA: Court upholds mother's right to spank daughter
Associated Press
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Mark H. Pierce agreed with Gonzalez, saying the Legislature has recognized reasonable corporal punishment as a legitimate disciplinary measure.

January 24, 2014
MD: Maryland child & domestic abuse victim laws weakest in nation
Cecil Daily
Of the 50 states, 47 impose civil penalties on those who knowingly and willfully fail to report suspected child abuse. Maryland is one of only three states (in addition to North Carolina and Wyoming) in the nation that fails to impose a penalty on those who knowingly and willingly fail to report suspected child abuse.