In the wake of DCS’ latest audit, the Indiana Chapter sat down with DCS leadership to talk about what’s next for Indiana’s child welfare system.
The Indiana Chapter of the NCA supports the National Children’s Alliance position against family separation. The research is overwhelming and clear that the damage done to children’s mental health is substantial and long-lasting. Children are always healthier, better-developed, and stronger when they are with loving parents.
Teresa Huizar, NCA Executive Director, for Huffington Post: However, it would be false to think that that this tragic epidemic of disbelief is solely triggered in rare cases that involve powerful celebrity predators or abuse that happened long ago. Not so. Virtually every multi-victim case—whether involving coaches, teachers, daycare providers, pediatricians, pastors, priests, scout leaders, […]
An Indiana Court of Appeals panel unanimously agrees forensic interviews can be used as testimony and not violate a defendant’s Sixth Amendment rights.
Over 16,000 school buses are back on the streets of Indiana carrying over 1 million young Hoosiers back and forth to school. A variety of bills are in place this school year that lawmakers hope will improve the safety of children’s physical and mental health.
Governor Holcomb told one child abuse survivor at the signing, “This may seem like a small step for you, but this is a giant leap and a great day for Indiana.”
Within Indiana, “Accidents” is the number one killer of Hoosiers age 15-24, mostly from automobile deaths. But in second place is suicide.
Indiana’s Mandated Reporter law goes beyond what many other states do. Hoosiers should know what their legal obligation to children is.
“These kids do not have any sort of caregiver looking out for their well-being. They’re not receiving guidance or discipline, they’re not always making it to school, and they’re certainly not being nurtured.”
National Children’s Alliance Exec. Dir. Teresa Huizar is in Indiana keynoting this year’s Children’s Justice Act Conference.