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NYC subway platform not a safe haven for abandoned baby

Child Welfare
by Allie Hulcher
Posted 7/09/14, 10:47 am

This week, a 20-year-old woman stepped off a New York City subway, left a stroller holding her 10-month-old daughter on the platform, and rode off on the subway. When authorities tracked the mother down, she told them she is homeless.

“She felt she couldn't take care of the baby and thought she was leaving her in a safe public space,” said Stephen Davis, spokesman for the New York Police Department.

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Efforts to stamp out child labor have opposite effect

Child Welfare
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/27/13, 08:00 am

Banning child labor in developing countries may increase the number of child laborers, especially in poor families, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) paper published last month. Three economists from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Toronto, and Michigan State University contributed to the report. 

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Child Welfare | The Pines youth treatment facilities, following sex abuse scandal in April, allowed limited admissions
by Eric Burk
Posted 8/25/11, 05:55 pm

Virginia officials said Monday they would allow limited admissions at three treatment centers for troubled youth in the Hampton Roads area after officials halted admissions in April for a series of violations.

Beginning Sept. 1, the centers, operated by The Pines Residential Treatment Center, can begin admitting three residents per week, said Les Saltzberg, director of the Office of Licensing for the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services.

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