Mina Dixon said: Growing knowledge about the long-term effects of childhood trauma and the importance of relationships is changing the foster care system.
Mina Dixon said: Researchers found that youth who were stopped for questioning were more likely than those who were not to engage in delinquent behavior later on.
Mina Dixon said: Two Wisconsin teens, both 14, will be sentenced next month after being convicted of first-degree intentional homicide. One of the teens suffered a traumatic brain injury that family members say caused permanent damage.
Mina Dixon said: Social workers have outlined suggestions for a process to return Veronica to her adoptive parents. A South Carolina family court is set to review the transition plan Wednesday.
Mina Dixon said: Fraud is rampant in California's drug rehabilitation program for the poor.
Mina Dixon said: The recent nationwide sex-trafficking sting brings renewed attention to the vulnerabilities of foster children , who are disproportionately targeted and recruited by child sex traffickers.
Mina Dixon said: In the FBI's largest action to date focusing on the recovery of sexually exploited children, more than 100 teens were rescued over the weekend.
Mina Dixon said: A number of high-profile incidents of child abandonment in Salt Lake County, Utah, highlight the need for emergency and regular child care.
Mina Dixon said: In small-town Huntingdon, Tenn., the combination of prescription painkiller abuse and lack of job opportunities is tearing families apart. For Hannah, 14, basketball offers refuge from family problems. When basketball season ends, Hannah's living situation becomes increasingly unsettled.
Mina Dixon said: When families don't have enough money to cover the basics to care for a baby, the stress on parents can increase the risk for child abuse. Diapers are not covered by assistance programs and 3 in 10 poor families report they cannot afford an adequate supply.