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Out of 2.6 million reports of child abuse and neglect: 66% were unconfirmed, yet the children were not returned to the family.

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DELTONA -- A Florida family featured on the reality television show "Supernanny" is being investigated for possible child abuse.

In it, Phil Davis slaps a young child in the face. He is also seen repeatedly cursing at the family's five children, ages 2 to 14.

WPBF News 25

February 25, 2009

by Bob Lewis

After years of trying, a bill allowing home-schooled children to play sports at public schools may have found the conservative Virginia General Assembly it needs to become law.

Called the "Tebow Law" for the Denver Broncos quarterback who was a Florida home schooler, there are three House bills that would open public school stadiums and gyms to children who aren't enrolled there.

January 22, 2012

by Nichole Eggenberger

Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley got into a violent fight in this week's Teen Mom after Gary threatened to report her to Child Protective Services.

"We were made aware of the domestic abuse following the episode that aired on MTV," Anderson Public Information Officer Mitch Carroll of the Anderson Police Department told Radar Online. "Based on that there was a case drafted and a detective was assigned," Carroll explained. "The Department of Child Protective Services in Indiana notified us that they had been aware of the incident as well."

OK! Magazine

October 1, 2010

"Teen Mom" Amber Portwood knew she was being filmed when she beat her baby daddy, Gary Shirley, in front of MTV's film crew for the hit, TV series, "Teen Mom".

What she didn't know when she was "beating his ass", was that Child Protective Services would be watching, too. Despite being beaten on several occasions by Amber, Gary is standing by Amber and assisting her through her ordeal with the courts. According to Portwood's brother, the beaten baby daddy is the one taking care of Amber now.

December 27, 2010

by Morgan Day

A North Canton woman's friend turned her in to the police after she reportedly gave her own 2-year-old son tequila to help him go to sleep.

The woman who reported the incident told police her friend gave the child a "small amount" of tequila in a shot glass and then a quarter of a shot glass...

June 17, 2011

by Rene Lynch

How do you lose 17 pounds in one week, set a record for being the first woman to lose 100 pounds in nine weeks -- and then go home for not losing enough weight?

The 30-year-old social worker from Newport Beach had a heartbreaking history: She ended up in foster care because her mother was a homeless drug addict, and then ate her way up to nearly 500 pounds as a way to deal with the pain.

Los Angeles Times

November 11, 2009

Deborah Gregory is an inspiration to many. Homeless on the sidewalks of Brooklyn at the age of three, she was separated from her mother and became a ward of the state. Now, she's a best-selling author, famous for "The Cheetah Girls" phenomenon.

Can you ever really heal from childhood trauma? No, you cannot. This is what shapes you. There is not a day that goes by I don't think about what my experiences were growing up in foster care. Thanks to therapy, I was able to do a decent job at that-but that's all-just decent. I'm still and will always remain a wounded person.


September 4, 2009

by Zach Weissmueller

In April 2013, police officers and a social worker from Sacramento County's Child Protective Services entered the home of Anna and Alex Nikolayev and took their baby, Sammy, away from them. They had no warrant.

The secrecy surrounding CPS stems from the nature of California's juvenile dependency courts which only allow limited press access and seal all court records. While media and other interested parties can petition the court to open the records, this can be a lengthy process and by no means guarantees results. ReasonTV petitioned the court to open the records in the Nikolayev's case and, almost two months later, we have still not received a ruling from the judge.

August 12, 2013

by Vicky O. Misa

Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has announced that county health departments will begin offering flu vaccines statewide on Monday in preparation for the flu season.

Of the 114 flu deaths reported in Oklahoma, 86 of them were seniors over age 65. In the same age group, there were 1,354 hospitalizations in the state as a result of flu. The total of Oklahoma flu-related hospitalizations numbered 2,299 for 2014-2015. In the United States, flu season generally starts in October and tapers off around May. Seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January or February.

October 11, 2015

by Marie-Claire Moreau

Looking for a self-directed high school experience for your homeschooled teen? Look no further than Diane Flynn Keith's upcoming seminar entitled, "Unschool Your Teen" Seminar coming October 2, 2010.

The all-day workshop takes place in Palo Alto, CA, and promises to answer some of the biggest unschooling questions yet! The seminar is designed to remove the guesswork, frustration and fear, save you time and money, and give you the confidence you need to succeed.

National Homeschooling Examiner

August 11, 2010


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