Train the Trainers

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Articles April 2013 Thru June 2013

April 09, 2013
PA: Pennsylvania State Senate panel hears fresh calls for post-Sandusky child abuse law changes
The Patriot News
The chair of the Pennsylvania Senate's Public Heath and Welfare Committee said she wants to see a package of bills designed to strengthen protections for children from all forms of abuse moved to Gov. Corbett's desk by the end of the year.

April 17, 2013
NC: Child abuse law passes legislature
Charlotte Observer
A law that would increase the punishment for child abusers who severely injure children unanimously passed the N.C. Senate on Wednesday and could get the governor's signature before the end of the month.

April 17, 2013
PA: Mandated reporter training bill passes House and moves to Senate
The Patriot-News
Professionals who care for or supervise children will be required to receive regular training on identifying signs of child abuse under two pieces of legislation that the House passed today.

April 16, 2013
US: Child Abuse More Likely if Mom Sees Baby as Bad
MedPage Today
Moms who said their children had negative intentions were more likely to maltreat their child by the time the baby was 26 months old (adjusted odds ratio 1.26, 95% CI 1.02 to 1.56), according to Lisa Berlin, PhD, of the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, and colleagues.

April 19, 2013
CA: Police: Law change makes child abuse hard to track
Associated Press
Law enforcement officers and child welfare advocates are concerned about a little-noticed change to California's child abuse database, saying it could hamper their ability to keep tabs on hundreds of suspected abusers who work with kids outside the home, including teachers, coaches and clergy.

April 21, 2013
ME: The impact of child abuse and neglect
In a study of 17,000 adults, those who were abused as children were more likely to become suicidal; more likely to have heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease; twice as likely to be smokers; twice as likely to be severely obese; twice as likely to become alcoholics; and three times as likely to develop a drug addiction.

April 29, 2013
US: Shhh, The Kids Can Hear You Arguing (Even When They're Asleep)
National Public Radio
"What we see for the infants in higher conflict homes is that they are showing greater reactivity to the very angry tone of voice," Graham says, "and that reactivity is in brain regions that we think are important later on in terms of your ability to regulate your emotions and function well."

May 02, 2013
US: Child abuse, later PTSD show distinctive genetic signature
Psych Central News
An international team of researchers has determined that child abuse leaves a distinct change in biological pathways.

May 14, 2013
PA: Misdemeanor charge filed against two Sullivan County Children & Youth Services employees
Daily Review
Misdemeanor charges were filed Monday against the director of Sullivan County Children & Youth Services and a caseworker for failing to report to a law enforcement agency a suspected incident of child abuse, police said.

May 14, 2013
US: Most Sex Offenders Against Children Are Family Members
Psychology Today
Unfortunately, the media's lack of attention to those typical sex offenses against children often perpetuates the myth that "Don't talk to strangers" as the preventive method to keep children safe.