민주당 의원, 월요일 아동 학대 예방 법안 도입

민주당 대표. 버지니아의 Bobby Scott은 월요일에 하원에서 아동 학대 예방 법안을 도입 할 예정입니다., 그의 사무실은 CNN에 말했다, setting up deliberations for a considerable child welfare investment as experts warn of an increasingly dire situation for at-risk kids.

The Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act represents a legislative overhaul of the flagship bill addressing child welfare in the US. The new legislation would require the US Department of Health and Human Services to establish national standards for tracking and reporting child fatalities along with near-fatalities as a result of maltreatment.
The bill would also set up an electronic infrastructure for states to share information from their respective child abuse and neglect registries. The proposed national tracking standards and information sharing infrastructure reflect the repeated calls of advocates to scale-up child welfare coordination among states to produce clearer national trends as it relates to abuse.
One of the groups that identify child abuse more than any others are schoolteachers, and the fact that the students are not in school suggests that a lot of cases are not being identified,” Scott told CNN in a phone interview last week. “So we want to make sure that we have a strong bill in place so that as students come back to school, we’ll be in a position where we can address all of the problems.
    Figures provided to CNN from states across the country in the early months of the outbreak showed significant drops in child abuse reports as social distancing measures kept kids out of school. While that would usually be welcome news, experts say the decline might really mean more cases are going unnoticed.
    In Massachusetts alone, reports of alleged child abuse dropped almost 55% ...에서 2,124 in the first week of March to just 972 by the last full week in April, according to data provided by the state. And compared to 2019, 코네티컷, 캘리포니아, 미시간, 켄터키, New Hampshire and Louisiana have all seen double-digit percentage drops as they’ve implemented their own stay-home orders.
    The Stronger CAPTA bill had died in the last Congress amid a legislative standoff between Scott and Republican Sen. 텍사스의 존 코닌, who was offering a far smaller bill, the Jenna Quinn law, as an alternative based on what he calledsuccessful reforms passed in Texas.The law would authorize federal grants for increasing evidence-based training on abuse prevention and ensure recipients coordinate with local educational agencies.
    스콧 — who maintains that the Jenna Quinn Law doesn’t provide for anything not already included in the Stronger CAPTA billhad offered to fold the language of Jenna Quinn Law into his bill in an effort to salvage negotiations.
    그러나 지금, with Democrats holding majorities in both chambers, Scott plans to move forward with the bill as is, and says he’s confident it has a path to become law after it’s assigned to the House Education and Labor Committee. A spokesperson for Cornyn told CNN the senatorwill do everything he can to passthe Jenna Quinn Law in the Senate again and maintained that Scott has beenplaying politics.
    Child Welfare organizations for months have felt the full weight of the pandemic, and further delay of a federal investment could have far-reaching consequences for their ability to reach at-risk children.
      If we do not develop a national plan to meet these children and families in their moment of crisis, we will be a country cruelly complicit in our apathy,” Daphne Young, chief communications officer for Childhelp, recently told CNN.
      We are filled with hope when we see vaccines slowly trickling into our communities, but there is no vaccine for child abuse and what we can use from Congress is an economic shot-in-the-arm for children in need of help and healing.

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