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Let’s Talk About Sex With Foster Youth

on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 09:07
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Let’s Talk About Sex With Foster Youth

Whether extended family or foster parents, there is no uniformity in training on how caretakers should address sex with youth who grow up in foster care. No one is responsible for teaching these teens about safe sex practices, healthy relationships, and the value of love.  This lack of comprehensive sexual education for youth in foster care has a significant correlation with high pregnancy rates and contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, among many other negative outcomes.

In response to this, Fostering Media Connections presents, “Let’s Talk About Sex with Foster Youth,” a series of

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ER trip for accident led to CPS visit

on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 07:07
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ER trip for accident led to CPS visit

State law, ER policy led to questioning of family

KXAN (AUSTIN) - Like a lot of toddlers, Kenzie Williams is still getting used to her own two feet.

“She’s a typical 1-year-old,” said her mother, Alison. “She toddles around and falls.”

That is exactly what happened in May when Kenzie accidentally fell off the couch while playing with her 13-year-old sister. Not long after the fall, her parents decided to take her to the emergency room.

“We noticed a bruise about 30 minutes later and we took her to Dell Children’s Medical Center to make sure nothing was wrong,” said her father, Jason.

After

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Why Are We Testing Newborns for Pot?

on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 07:09
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Why Are We Testing Newborns for Pot?
The science is alarmingly inconclusive, but the punishment for mothers is severe.
 

Employees at US hospitals are testing more and more newborns for cannabis exposure. And, with alarming frequency, they are getting the wrong results. So say a pair of recent studies documenting the unreliability of infant drug testing.
 
In the most recent trial, published in the September edition of the Journal of Clinical Chemistry , investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine evaluated the rate of unconfirmed "positive" immunoassay test results in infant and non-infant urine samples