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Mother sues state for strip-searching child without parental consent

Child Welfare
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/22/15, 02:00 pm

A Colorado mother is suing employees of a county Department of Human Services (DHS), alleging they strip-searched and photographed her daughter without her consent or knowledge.

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After abuse case, Arkansas tries to ban 'rehoming' adopted children

Child Welfare
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/25/15, 03:14 pm

An Arkansas state representative is facing criticism for allegedly abandoning his adopted daughters, ages 3 and 6, to a man who sexually abused one of them.

The case has sparked state legislation aimed at banning the private transfer of adopted children, often called “rehoming.” Last week the father in the case, Republican Rep. Justin Harris, voted for the ban.

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High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

Child Welfare
by Laura Edghill
Posted 3/03/15, 03:50 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday regarding statements children make to teachers and other non-law enforcement agents about abuse they have experienced. Depending on the high court’s ruling, prosecutors of these sensitive cases could face increased restrictions regarding which statements they can introduce in court.

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