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Same-sex couples challenge Neb. foster parent rule

...and many have remained silent on the issue, said Linda Spears, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Child Welfare League of America. Similar restrictions have been struck down by courts in Arkansas, Florida and Missouri, according to the...
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When it comes to sexual abuse, silence is never the answer

Many of you read stories in last Wednesday's Juneau Empire about some of the horrific situations facing many Alaska Native teens; situations involving bullying, abuse, violence and rape.
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...statistics are nothing short of shameful. In 1996, the most recent year for such complete information, the Child Welfare League of America reported that Alaska led the nation in cases of abuse and neglect, with 40.9 children per 1,000. This...
Project tries to aid inmates' children

...divorced parents did a generation ago, said Peter Breen, a member of the national advisory committee of the Child Welfare League of America. Children of inmates often are cared for by aging grandparents or friends of their parents with troubles...
Juneau Empire Online Opinion and Letters: Home alone: Crime or questionable parenting? 7/5/98

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