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September 20, 2010

New Research Funded by American Humane Association Shows Significant Differences in Maltreatment and Risk Factors Between Children of Immigrants and Children of Natives

News Release | September 20, 2010

Research funded by the American Humane Association has identified significant differences between immigrant families and native families regarding risk factors for child maltreatment.

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August 4, 2010

American Humane Association Honors Len Dalgleish With Vincent De Francis Award

News Release | August 4, 2010

The American Humane Association awarded its Vincent De Francis Award to Len Dalgleish during an award ceremony today at the University of Stirling in Scotland. The award recognizes an individual with the vision and commitment to reach across disciplines to improve child welfare systems.

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July 22, 2010

American Humane Association Receives Continued Funding for Colorado Disparities Resource Center

News Release | July 22, 2010

The Colorado Disparities Resource Center (CDRC), launched in May 2009 by the American Humane Association in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services, has received a grant for two additional years of funding

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June 30, 2010

Gov. Ritter Appoints Two American Humane Representatives to Child Protection Panel

News Release | June 30, 2010

Gov. Bill Ritter appointed two American Humane Association representatives — Dr. Patricia Schene, senior fellow, and Karen Jenkins, director of public/private child welfare — to a new panel that will help create a child protection ombudsman program to better protect Colorado children against abuse and neglect.

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June 24, 2010

American Humane Association contributes to and endorses significant new legislation to protect children affected by immigration enforcement actions

News Release | June 24, 2010

The American Humane Association, a national leader in child welfare policy and research, contributed its expertise in immigration and child welfare issues to the development of the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) Separated Children Act, introduced in Congress June 22 by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)

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June 22, 2010

American Humane’s Donna L. Parrish Honored by Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies for Her Work Addressing Racial Disparities in Colorado’s Child Welfare System

News Release | June 22, 2010

On Friday, June 11, the Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies (CAFCA) awarded Donna L. Parrish, director of the Colorado Disparities Resource Center (CDRC) — a joint project of the American Humane Association and the Colorado Department of Human Services — with a member-agency staff award for her work in addressing racial disproportionality and disparities in Colorado’s child welfare system

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June 3, 2010

American Humane Association Partners With Child Welfare League of Canada

News Release | June 3, 2010

The American Humane Association and the Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) have entered into an affiliation agreement that allows member agencies to share information, access resources and share relationships that will enhance the common goal of providing quality services to vulnerable children, youth and families across North America.

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June 2, 2010

American Humane Association Appoints John Sciamanna

News Release | June 2, 2010

John Sciamanna has joined the American Humane Association as director of children’s policy and government affairs. Based in Washington, D.C., Sciamanna will lead American Humane’s efforts to link child welfare research and practice to federal policy

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May 17, 2010

Ohio to Expand ‘Alternative Response’ Model to More Counties

News Release | May 17, 2010

The state of Ohio will expand to 15 additional counties a pilot project that gives caseworkers the freedom to use an alternative approach to reports of child abuse and neglect and which results in better outcomes for children and families.

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May 10, 2010

American Humane Association: Child Welfare Services Should Be Available to All Children Regardless of Immigration Status

News Release | May 10, 2010

The American Humane Association believes that all children need protection, and that when it comes to child welfare, all children are deserving of services, regardless of their immigration status, nationality, ethnicity or country of origin, or the documentation status of their parents

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