Train the Trainers

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Articles July 2013 Thru October 2013

Sept. 12, 2013
Washington Post:
New report finds that effects of child abuse and neglect, if untreated, can last a lifetime (National Academy of Sciences report)
By Brigid Schulte

Sept. 27, 2013
CT: New law: jail time for not reporting child abuse
Stamford Advocate
People who are required by law to report child abuse and fail to do so may face felony charges under one of several new state laws set to take effect on Tuesday.

Oct. 3, 2013
PA: Senate acts on package of child-abuse bills
Associated Press
Six bills designed to strengthen child abuse laws in Pennsylvania as a result of the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy molestation scandals won the unanimous approval of state senators on Wednesday, as lawmakers pursue the first broad update to the laws in nearly two decades.

Oct. 15, 2013
FL: Three Florida school staffers suspended for alleged roles in sex abuse cover-up (Includes video)
ABC News
A former principal and two former assistant principals from a Florida school district have been suspended without pay for their allegedly mishandling complaints of sexual abuse by one of the school's football coaches.

Oct. 16, 2013
PA: Senate unanimously approves Fontana child abuse reporting bill
Pennsylvania Democratic State Senate
Senate Bill 31 does away with the separate reporting requirement for schools and mandates that suspected child abuse be reported within 24 hours to the proper authorities for investigation.

Oct. 19, 2013
PA: Officials differ on when to report child sex abuse
Carlisle Sentinel
Kutulakis was a member of the Governor's Task Force on Child Protection which has made several recommendations to toughen current law. Among the suggestions is a requirement that suspected abuse must be reported both to a school administrator and to Child Line. "We should encourage lots of reports even where we don't know what happened," Kutulakis said. "Let the authorities figure it out." The Carlisle attorney has represented victims of child sex abuse and insists overreporting is preferable to underreporting.

Oct. 28, 2013
US: Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors
Reuters Health
In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Bioethics also said states should repeal any exemptions to child abuse and neglect laws.

Oct. 31, 2013
NM: State court narrows who must report child abuse
Associated Press
The attorney general and governor believe it's clear that "every person" is required to report abuse. The court's opinion said the law should apply to the list of professions, as it put less emphasis on the "every person" reference.