Citizen Connections Spring 2019.
National Citizen Review Panels. National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center.
Federal Publication/Policy Journal Special Issue
Published: Spring 2019
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This brief provides updates from citizen review panels (CRPs) in different States and the District of Columbia. This issue provides updates from Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Information is provided on major initiatives and accomplishments for 2019 that address efforts to: prevent child abuse and neglect, improve children and family services, conduct child welfare investigations when child abuse or neglect is alleged, focus on in-home services and youth aging out of the foster care system, improve worker safety, review child fatality review protocols, improve training related to multidisciplinary investigations, assess the need for educators to receive mandated reporter training, equipping social work student son child welfare practices, explore potential cases for the disproportionality and disparities of minority children in the foster care system, collaborate with community agencies and partners, examine how the prevention community can better address the epidemic of substance abuse that endangers children, conduct training on protocol and medical investigation, address male sexual abuse, develop a Bill of Rights for pregnant and parenting youth, provide a coordinated response to stopping commercial sexual exploitation of children, handle critical incidents, reduce the turnover rates of child welfare workers, develop a data collection tool for a longitudinal study on foster children, and provide input on Program Improvement Plans. An update on the National Advisory Board is included.
child abuse; child neglect; child fatalities; state laws; child welfare reform; CHILD DEATH REVIEW BOARDS; CITIZEN REVIEW BOARDS