2019 Legislative Session Is Underway

The Policy Post includes the start of the new session; child-serving bills that focus on the prevention of abuse and neglect; the Freshman Academy hosted by Children’s Trust in December;…

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Legislative Session Is Not Quite a Wrap

The Policy Post includes: Lawmakers Will Return to Finish Business; U.S. Budget Calls for Kinship Navigator Programs; Determining Support of Therapeutic Foster Care; RAND Publishes Essay on How Child Welfare…

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State Budget Heads to Conference Committee

The Policy Post includes: Legislature Set to Finish Session This Week; Mandated Reporters Update; Torture Definition Amended; Safe Sleep Bill Passes House and Senate; and New Bill Comes Out of…

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Child’s Advocate Bill Passes House

The Policy Post includes: Office of Child’s Advocate Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature; Mandated Reporter Bill Passes; Children’s Trust Highlights Child Passenger Safety at State House Event; Committee on Children Annual…

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Child’s Advocate Bill Moves to Full House Vote

The Policy Post includes: Office of the Child’s Advocate Bill Passes Out of Committee; Upstate Partners Saluted by Children’s Trust; Charleston Designated A Pinwheel City for Child Abuse Prevention Month;…

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Bill Proposing Child’s Advocate Office Progresses

The Policy Post includes: Bill Establishing Statewide Watchdog for Children Advances; Governor Proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month at Press Conference; Children’s Advocacy Center Day Held at State House; Children’s Trust…

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April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Policy Post includes: Gov. McMaster Proclaims April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, Holds Press Conference; State Budget Clears Senate and Heads to House; Federal Funding for Children’s Programs Included…

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Child’s Advocate Bill Headed to House

The Policy Post includes Child’s Advocate Bill Update, Safe Sleep Bill Progress, Mandated Reporters, Prevention Guide Release, and HRSA Fact Sheets. Read full Policy Post…

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