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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is a good reminder that although it is often easy to get wrapped up in attention-grabbing headlines on cases of child abuse and neglect, these stories often leave behind other aspects of a child’s life that are equally important to consider. The…...

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Child Welfare’s Changing Front Door: The Data

In order to better understand the dramatic drop in the number of Nebraska children entering the child welfare system and becoming state wards,  we have to dive a little deeper into the data.  Two interesting trends pop out when we look a little deeper. By region The Nebraska Department of…...

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Child Welfare’s Changing Front Door

In case you missed it, there’s some very good news coming from Nebraska’s child welfare system: fewer children are becoming state wards and we’re keeping more families together successfully. Last week, we highlighted this good news, but with a promise to dig a little deeper into all of the changes…...

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