Navigation Links
PA Secretary of Public Welfare Releases 2007 Child Abuse Report
Date:4/9/2008

Urges Need for Continued Vigilance for Children Statewide

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing improvements in some key areas, Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman today released the 2007 Child Abuse Report and said Pennsylvania will continue working to prevent children statewide from falling victim to abuse and neglect.

"It is encouraging to me that this year we saw a slight decrease in the percentage of cases of substantiated child abuse," said Richman. "While we have made progress, we still must recognize that 46 Pennsylvania children died last year as the result of abuse or neglect. This sobering statistic should remind us that we need to remain vigilant in our efforts to protect children living in our communities."

According to the report, more than 24,000 reports of suspected abuse were received last year, with approximately eight of out of every 1,000 children reported as suspected victims.

Working with the General Assembly, the department is also continuing its work this year to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, by passing Act 73 of 2007. This law would further protect Pennsylvania children by requiring prospective foster and adoptive parents and adult household members to complete FBI background checks, as well as submit for a child abuse clearance from other states in which they resided in the previous five year period.

Pennsylvania's child welfare system is administered by individual county children and youth agencies and is operated under the leadership of the Department of Public Welfare. County agencies investigate cases of suspected abuse, take preventative measure to protect children from abuse and neglect and offer rehabilitative services for families affected by abuse.

The department also maintains a central registry for abuse reports and operates ChildLine, a toll-free anonymous hotline available for reporting suspected cases of abuse and neglect. ChildLine is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (800) 932-0313.

For more information on Pennsylvania's efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect or to view the 2007 child abuse report, visit http://www.dpw.state.pa.us.

CONTACT:

Stacey Witalec or Anne Bale

(717) 787-4592


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. PA Secretary of Public Welfare Responds to Warren State Hospital Closure Rumors
2. Statement by Mike Leavitt Secretary of Health and Human Services on the United States-China Bilateral Meetings on Food and Drug Safety
3. HHS Secretary Leavitt to Address Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
4. Former HHS Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan, Lt. Gov. Cagle Address Need to Improve Quality of Patient Care
5. Health Secretary Urges Pennsylvanians to Get a Flu Shot
6. U.S. Secretary of Labor launches Drug-Free Work Week
7. Remarks by President Bush, Senator Bob Dole and Secretary Donna Shalala on Commission on Care for Americas Returning Wounded Warriors Report Implementation
8. Health Secretary Promotes Awareness of Diabetes, Urges Healthy Habits
9. HHS Secretary Leavitt Signs Agreement With Canada to Improve Indigenous Health Care Delivery and Access
10. PA DEP Secretary Announces Pennsylvanias Radon Poster Contest Winners
11. HHS Secretary to Visit Pike Place Market to Discuss Import Safety, Preview Trip to China
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... Theater of Witness , was awarded a $300,000 grant from The Pew ... fosters empathy, comfort with ambiguity and the recognition of one’s own limits among ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Margarian Law Firm has filed a class action ... for allegedly containing no ginger. Dr. Pepper produces the “Canada Dry” brand of ginger ... alleges Canada Dry Ginger Ale claims on its bottle that it is made from ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... 4th-year medical students improve their chances of acceptance to a residency in a ... who have earned degrees outside the U.S. , According to data released by ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... West ... “Tu” Tuantu Doan Vu, PA-C. Beginning July 17, 2017, Ms. Vu will join West ... 27 years of experience in dermatology, skin cancer , and more. She graduated ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... How physicians ... on the rise, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic ... “The combination of evaluating the patterns of change in concussion symptom presentation, diagnostic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/13/2017)... WILLIAMSTON, Mich. , July 13, 2017  Centurion Medical Products, ... offers its DisImpactor ® fecal impaction removal device for hospice ... ... Patient pain management ... DisImpactor for Hospice can help alleviate patient pain while preventing unneeded ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... July 12, 2017 CarpalAID is a revolutionary new product ... surgery. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects more than 8 million ... the rate of men. The common methods of treating CTS are ... uncomfortable hand braces or gloves. ... CarpalAID is a clear patch worn on ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... , July 11, 2017  Bayer has awarded grants ... countries as part of its prestigious Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program ... of Philadelphia and Uniformed Services University ... are among the winners. Grant recipients were announced last night ... Hemostasis (ISTH) 2017 Congress, Berlin, Germany . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: