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To help raise awareness about Child Abuse in our communities, The Blue Ribbon Project regularly shares articles and news stories related to Child Abuse and Foster Care. All articles shared in this section are from other news sources and do not necessarily reflect the views and thoughts of members of The Blue Ribbon Project.
Before COVID-19 hit, children and youths in the foster care system met with their biological families periodically as dictated by a court. But amid the pandemic, such visits switched to online meetings.
BERRYVILLE — The Clarke County Department of Social Services (DSS) will place more emphasis on counseling families to try and keep mistreated youth out of foster care.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — New information is coming out about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on incidents of child abuse and sexual assault.
Members in the law enforcement community and victim advocates are raising awareness with April being both National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
A 41-year-old high school reading teacher is facing serious accusations in Florida, where authorities allege she molested at least one underage student over a period of several years.
On Sunday, Dylan Farrow released a statement about the heretofore unseen video of herself as a child disclosing her allegations of sexual abuse against director Woody Allen to her mother Mia Farrow, which aired as part of the second episode of HBO’s Allen v. Farrow.
In normal times, the 40-year-old living in his parents’ small Virginia home evoked plenty of suspicion.
Nathan Larson ran for Congress in 2018 extolling child pornography and marital incest. Because of his “infatuation with children and sex,” as a federal judge termed it, Larson was once ordered to have limited contact with minors.
HERNDON, VA — Officers from the Herndon Police Department charged two men in connection with separate crimes against children.
Dayton, Ohio: Joined by Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman, Montgomery County Children’s Services, Foster ACTION Ohio, and former foster youth, today Congressman Mike Turner held a press conference to discuss the passing of his bill, the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act (FSHO) which passed in omnibus legislation at the end of 2020 and was signed into law.
The Food Network has pulled the 20th season of the competition show "Worst Cooks in America" after its winner was arrested in the death of a child.