42 U.S. Code § 5106a.

One thing that is never covered is that hospital wards were established back in the early days [70s/80s.]  I think those calling themselves professionals were just as confused as mothers and fathers were.  There were many children in the ward in our area.  It was a 14-bed unit–it was always full with a 2-week turnaround.... Continue Reading →

Baby Doe Child Abuse

  This is a difficult piece for me. I remind myself every day that five children in the US will die today. Baby Doe already had her deathday. She is, for me, a poster-child for what happens when we deny the incredulous—parents and caretakers kill and traffic their children. Another face that haunts me is... Continue Reading →

Mandatory Reporting Laws

Frederick Douglass said, "It is easier to raise strong children than it is to fix broken men."  In searching the web, I found many resources documenting recent and past records of policies on Mandatory Reporting.  I decided to make a rather more permanent location for accessing these resources.  It is imperative we establish a Federal... Continue Reading →

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