http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2011/09/16/20110916Montini0916-cps-worker.htmlA brief article/editorial from an anonymous CPS worker. A good read, written from the heart with facts.
http://www.onewithcourage.org/The eradication of child abuse begins with building informed, empowered communities with the courage to talk openly about this difficult issue. Child abuse — particularly child sexual abuse — has historically been a crime of secrecy. As high-profile cases capture media attention, social outrage continues to drive the conversation out of the shadows. Open conversation... Continue Reading →
http://www.allianceforchildren.org/reporting-child-abuse Reporting Child Abuse In the State of Texas, law requires that ANYONE “having cause to believe that a child’s physical, mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect” MUST report the cause immediately. Failure to report child abuse is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days... Continue Reading →
http://www.allianceforchildren.org/signs-and-symptoms The signs and symptoms of child abuse are not always obvious especially in cases of child sexual abuse. Often children have been threatened or confused by their abuser not to disclose the abuse. The guidelines listed below are general signs and symptoms and if you notice these in your child you should ask them... Continue Reading →
http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/National Children’s Alliance is a professional membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.