child protective services


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child protective services

proper noun A governmental agency in the US which is responsible for addressing issues of child abuse and neglect.

common noun A generic term for those services provided by Child Protective Services, which includes identifying child abuse, monitoring domestic violence related to children and, if necessary, removing at-risk children and putting them in foster care.

child protective services

Sociology A state or county agency that addresses issues of child abuse and neglect
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After it became clear that Joshua and Noelle insisted on trying to save their son, social workers affiliated with the hospital secretly dispatched a vicious report to the county Child Protective Services office.
However, respondents also recognized that there is more that they can do, such as teaching conflict resolution and peer mediation; improving collaboration with agencies such as law enforcement, Child Protective Services, and health services; and increasing communication, enforcing discipline consistently, and strengthening leadership at various staff levels to promote discipline efforts.
LePage has issued the following statement regarding todays report from the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA) regarding Child Protective Services at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Meanwhile, Neave and a Democratic group called the Lone Star Project accuse Sheets in a campaign mailers and an online ad of not protecting abused and neglected children and standing by "while Texas kids died" during an ongoing Child Protective Services crisis.
Many in the online community called for child protective services to get involved.
School Principal Albert DuPont sent a letter home to shocked parents saying child protective services and the police are trying to determine how the child got the cocaine.
The organizations sought to evaluate how well all 50 states comply with the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, which provides federal grants for states to improve child protective services and abuse-prevention programs.
Such activities should be reported to a teacher; counselor; physician; minister; and/or child protective services worker.
The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee also will receive information related to Medicaid expansion and the state's child protective services system, as well as recommendations from a subcommittee looking at transparency in health care pricing.
On any given day in the past six months, nearly a thousand of Texas' "highest-priority" children - considered by the state to be at immediate risk of physical or sexual abuse - were not checked on even once by Child Protective Services investigators.
The viral image has since stirred a huge response from the online community with many calling for child protective services to get involved.
"The childcare will be completely transparent, so that Kaiser Permanente and Child Protective Services will see that Nadya is seriously committed to her family." (ANI)

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