child welfare http://wkms.org en Beshear Gives Extended Power to Child Welfare Panel http://wkms.org/post/beshear-gives-extended-power-child-welfare-panel <p></p><p>Governor Steve&nbsp;Beshear&nbsp;signed a bill giving broader investigative powers to a state panel that reviews serious cases of child abuse and neglect in the Commonwealth.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:51:23 +0000 Drew Adams 29547 at http://wkms.org Ky. Panel on Child Deaths Meets Next Week http://wkms.org/post/ky-panel-child-deaths-meets-next-week <p></p><p>Kentucky’s 17-member child abuse review panel will meet next week to begin work. A starting point for the panel could be the 55 death or near death cases recorded this past fiscal year.</p><p>The Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel was created to provide oversight to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and to make recommendations for how the cabinet can improve. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:58:48 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 24817 at http://wkms.org Ky. Panel on Child Deaths Meets Next Week Lindsey Harlan Speaks on Helping Children Through CASA http://wkms.org/post/lindsey-harlan-speaks-helping-children-through-casa <p>Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs are volunteers who are trained to help in cases of child abuse and neglect. Volunteers observe children first hand and report back to the court to help judges make the best decision in family court cases. Kentucky has 2o CASA programs. In 2010, they served a little over 2,000 children. Funding for these programs comes from donations and grants, and directly contributes to how many children they may serve.&nbsp; Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:00:50 +0000 Angela Hatton 21964 at http://wkms.org Lindsey Harlan Speaks on Helping Children Through CASA Kentucky Ranks 35th in National Child Welfare Report http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-ranks-35th-national-child-welfare-report <p></p> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Drew Adams 19839 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Ranks 35th in National Child Welfare Report Kentucky's Department of Community Based Services Commissioner Resigns http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-department-community-based-services-commissioner-resigns <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The commissioner of Kentucky&rsquo;s <a href="http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/">Department of Community Based Services</a>, which provides various welfare services like foster care and child protection, is stepping down amid growing criticism about the department&rsquo;s handling of child abuse cases.</p><p>Patricia Wilson submitted her resignation last Friday; officials for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services say it was a personal decision.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:27:10 +0000 Matt Markgraf 1 at http://wkms.org