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    By Dianne Anderson For no other reason than poverty, Black moms are at the whim of the social service system that keeps them in the spotlight of mandated reporters who are trained to not ask questions or investigate, but just report. Charity Chandler-Cole said for all the claims of abuse or neglect coming out of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In her four years working with foster youth, CASA volunteer Julie Spacht reflects on one of the main things for people to know about the foster system is that the kids usually are in the system for a reason – and that reason is traumatic. In the best of circumstances, she said ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Charity Chandler-Cole, Chief Executive Officer of CASA of Los Angeles, is well aware of all the racial and social injustices that plague the child welfare and foster systems. After all, she grew up in it. She experienced the brunt of all that it offered, and saw the maze of exploitation and profiteering ...
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    By Dianne Anderson That old parental fallback, “you didn’t come with a manual,” is no longer an excuse, if it ever was. April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and several parent events are planned to make the community aware of how to be better parents, and get resources for their kids. Viviana Esparza said their ...