child abuse http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Physicians Now Required to Have Training to Detect Child Abuse http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-physicians-now-required-have-training-detect-child-abuse <p>Gov. Steve Beshear has ceremonially signed into law a measure that requires Kentucky physicians to undergo training to detect signs of child abuse.</p><p>State Rep. Addia Wuchner sponsored the bill.</p><p>Three other states have similar laws, and Wuchner says this will address Kentucky's problem with abuse-related fatalities and injuries.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9244 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Physicians Now Required to Have Training to Detect Child Abuse Kentucky Supreme Court Backs Release of Child Abuse Records http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-backs-release-child-abuse-records <p></p><p>The Kentucky Supreme&nbsp;Court has ordered Kentucky child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The court released the 3-3 vote on Thursday on whether to halt a lower court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court decision stand.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:06:58 +0000 Associated Press 5143 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Supreme Court Backs Release of Child Abuse Records Kentucky's Child Abuse Review Panel Here to Stay, Pending Gov. Beshear's Signature http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-child-abuse-review-panel-here-stay-pending-gov-beshears-signature <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/gov-beshear-names-members-child-abuse-review-panel">17-member panel currently reviewing certain child abuse cases</a> will remain a permanent part of state accountability and child advocates say the recently-passed law creating the panel adds more transparency and accountability.</span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:48:35 +0000 Devin Katayama 4466 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate Committee Adds More Oversight to Child Fatality Review Panel Bill http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-committee-adds-more-oversight-child-fatality-review-panel-bill <p></p><p>Kentucky’s Senate Health and Welfare Committee is trying to add more oversight to a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/HB290.htm">child fatality review panel</a>&nbsp;in a bill approved Wednesday, but child advocates say the amendment doesn’t go far enough.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:35:29 +0000 Devin Katayama 4362 at http://wfpl.org Gov. Beshear Establishes Child Fatality Review Panel http://wfpl.org/post/gov-beshear-establishes-child-fatality-review-panel <p></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order to create a 17 member panel that will review child death and near-death cases throughout Kentucky.</p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; ">&quot;These reviews allow us to see if policies and practices in the entire system need to be altered to better protect <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:state w:st="on">Kentucky</st1:state></st1:place>&rsquo;s children,&quot; Beshear said in a release.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:17:16 +0000 Devin Katayama 1026 at http://wfpl.org U of L Approved For Fellowship In Child Abuse Pediatrics http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-approved-fellowship-child-abuse-pediatrics <p>The <a href="http://louisville.edu/medschool/pediatrics/">University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics</a> has been granted permission by a national accreditation council to offer a fellowship to doctors in child abuse pediatrics.</p><p>The three-year program is one of 25 in the country dealing with physical and sexual child abuse, neglect,&nbsp;prevention and advocacy.</p><p>Fellowship director Dr. Lisa Pfitzer says it will&nbsp;function much like a physician&rsquo;s residency, with emphasis on clinical work.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:01:18 +0000 Rick Howlett 783 at http://wfpl.org U of L Approved For Fellowship In Child Abuse Pediatrics Groups Launch Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse http://wfpl.org/post/groups-launch-partnership-eliminate-child-abuse <p>Health care groups and other organizations in Kentucky and Indiana are launching an effort aimed at better protecting children from abuse and neglect.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.kosairchildrens.com/eliminatechildabuse" jquery17107654011430640069="15"><u><font color="#810081">Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse</font></u></a> includes Kosair Children&rsquo;s Hospital in Louisville, which hosted an announcement today regarding an educational and awareness campaign addressing the problem.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 17:39:22 +0000 Rick Howlett 322 at http://wfpl.org