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May is National Foster Care Month. Last week President Trump issued a statement in support of this recognition and expressed gratitude for the thousands...
Child Abuse Prevention

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Boys Trafficking

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Tipping Scale

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Childhood Trauma

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Melinda Tankard Reist

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Miracles SOL Reform

Miracles in Child Sex Abuse Statutes of Limitation Reform: Three of the Worst States...

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