Roundup: FL child-abuse agency changes; child trauma effects on adult brain; Fargo, ND, police in DV workshop

Roundup: FL child-abuse agency changes; child trauma effects on adult brain; Fargo, ND, police in DV workshop

Here’s an interesting writeup by Donna Koehn on TBO.com of how the state is switching to a new agency to supervise child abuse in Hillsborough County to try to reduce child deaths and a 40-percent staff annual turnover rate. In “Agency will review all open child abuse cases“, Koehn notes that in addition to better recruiting of staff, seven weeks of training and a gradual increase in caseload to 18 (the Child Welfare League of America recommends 12), the new agency, Eckerd, plans on paying for employees’s master’s degree sin social work.  It’s interesting because it shows just how dire this situation became before changes were implemented. Is this happening in other states?

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