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Child abuse caseworkers will always be needed

...services, Division of Family and Youth Services and abused children. It was informative and pointed out the sad necessity of caseworkers to help abused and neglected children. I am personally acquainted with all the professional people mentioned in the articles...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051799/Ope_mossltr.html
Opinion
My Turn: Caring for Alaska's children

...the need for more licensed relative and foster care providers throughout the state. This need was urgent when I was an OCS caseworker in 2009 and has only escalated since then.Across Alaska, children ranging from newborns to teenagers are all too often...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-24/my-turn-caring-alaskas-children
Opinion
Juneau rep pulls vote on minority amendment

...expansion.All but one amendment failed. The successful one, brought by Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, would have added 23 caseworkers to the Department of Health and Social Services' Office of Children's Services to monitor foster children placed in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-28
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: An overdue ounce of prevention

...Walker serves as the honorary chair of the Alaska Children's Trust. She is a mother, grandmother, attorney and a former Office of Children's Services caseworker. She spent many years as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/my-turn-overdue-ounce-prevention
Opinion
My Turn: We can do better for foster youth in Alaska

...to implement the 2011 study the state commissioned, which shows we have a major shortage of help at OCS. Overburdening caseworkers so they don't know the youth and families they work with isn't workable. Giving youth a real chance in life isn't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-04/my-turn-we-can-do-better-foster-youth
Opinion
A friendly face in tough times

...said.Sometimes that means helping uninsured patients with plane tickets or filling out paperwork, filling the role of a caseworker. In her own time, Collins raises money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund. In one year, she raised about $40,000 between...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-03/friendly-face-tough-times
Local
First comes housing

...and relapse," Brown said.Unless they're Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc. clients, they don't usually have a caseworker to help them with their issues once they leave, she said."We can't expect people to be successful if they aren't feeling...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/first-comes-housing
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Child abuse caseworkers will always be needed By Kenneth W...and pointed out the sad necessity of caseworkers to help abused and neglected children...Kenneth W. Moss, M.D. Child abuse caseworkers will always be needed 051799 Oped...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051799/Ope_mossltr.shtml
Panel pushes for changes at DFYS

...streamline record keeping, hire more caseworkers and provide additional services including...on how to get the money. Additional caseworkers and expanded services, such as alcohol...federal dollars that now pay for DFYS caseworkers and in-home help for families, the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100302/sta_dfys.shtml
News
High court rules state is not liable

...after Whitaker was released from McLaughlin Youth Center. If caseworkers had to worry about getting sued for releasing a problem youth...his father's custody to work in a remote logging camp. Caseworkers and a review board evaluated Whitaker's progress and agreed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052703/sta_liablity.shtml
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