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March 18, 2010

Oklahoma State Department of Health Implements American Humane Association’s The Front Porch Project to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

News Release | March 18, 2010

Working with the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Family Support and Prevention Service division, six communities across the state -- Ardmore, Lawton, McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Stillwater -- will now begin implementing The Front Porch Project, the American Humane Association’s community-based initiative to prevent child abuse and neglect.

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March 9, 2010

American Humane Held First-of-Its-Kind Forum to Address Racial Disparities in Colorado’s Child Welfare System

News Release | March 9, 2010

National studies identify a disproportionate representation of children of color in the child welfare system, compared to their percentage in the general population. Once in the system, children and families of color often face unequal opportunities and access to needed services, and are more at risk for poor short- and long-term outcomes than their white counterparts

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March 8, 2010

American Humane Expert to Present on Differential Response At the Atlantic Canada Child Welfare Forum III

News Release | March 8, 2010

John Fluke, Ph.D., director of American Humane’s Child Protection Research Center, will give two presentations at the Atlantic Canada Child Welfare Forum III in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on March 25, 2010.

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March 4, 2010

American Humane Association Appoints Robert Sawyer as Senior Child Welfare Fellow

Children's News | March 4, 2010

American Humane Association has named Robert Sawyer a senior fellow of its Children’s Division. Sawyer has led the implementation of a number of progressive child welfare and child mental health reforms, including differential response in child protection and family group decision making in Olmsted County, Minn.

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November 5, 2009

American Humane Testifies for Reauthorization & Expansion of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, Plus Increased Use of ‘Differential Response’ and Other Approaches

News Release | November 5, 2009

In testimony today before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, Caren Kaplan, MSW, director of child protection reform for the American Humane Association, strongly urged Congress to reauthorize and increase funding for the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), the landmark 1974 legislation that addresses child abuse and neglect. The hearing was titled “Preventing Child Abuse and Improving Responses to Families in Crisis.”

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May 26, 2009

American Humane Association Appoints Michael Doolan as a Fellow in its National Center on Family Group Decision Making

News Release | May 26, 2009

The American Humane Association today announced that Michael Doolan, former adjunct senior fellow at the School of Social Work and Human Services at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, has joined American Humane’s National Center on Family Group Decision Making as a fellow.

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