child abuse

Independent Report Calls for Massive Child Welfare Overhaul, Increased Spending

A report from Washington state consultant Public Knowledge argues the Oregon Department of Human Services needs increased staffing and foster care programs must be better funded. The report also calls for all children in or entering the system to be given a needs assessment and an overhaul of the protocols and system for reporting child abuse.

An independent consultant says that the Oregon Department of Human Services needs to raise rates for all types of foster care providers and develop an assessment tool to determine children’s needs when they enter the system.

Child Abuse Centers Should Get Funding Stream for Forensic Exams

Child Abuse Intervention Centers were created in Oregon in 2009 to meet the needs of the state’s most vulnerable children. But their ability to help children is limited because they have difficulty getting paid for their work. The Senate Human Services Committee quickly stamped a House-passed bill that requires insurers and the state to pay for more services.

   

Advocates Push for Better Protection of Children with Disabilities

The Lund Report
Abuse prevention programs, and oversight regarding the use of restraints might mitigate disproportionate rates of abuse, they say

April 12, 2013 – Just under 12,000 reports of child abuse or neglect were substantiated by the state of Oregon in 2011, with 80 percent of those incidents involving a family member, according to the 2011 Child Welfare Data Book released by the state's Department of Human Services.

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