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Florida Turns To Child Development Science To Improve Foster Care

Foster parents are one of the keys to reforming Florida’s troubled child-welfare system, experts say.

09/16/2014

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Sister Of Brutally Slain Nubia Barahona Sues DCF

The adoptive sister of Nubia Barahona, a young girl who died in the custody of her adoptive parents, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Families.

09/16/2014

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Report Shows Widespread Problems In Miami-Dade Child Welfare System

A report by a team of child-welfare professionals has identified major problems throughout a system of care that is struggling to protect children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

09/15/2014

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Vigil Held For Baby Allegedly Abused By His Mom’s Boyfriend

A vigil is being held Saturday evening for a baby on life support who prosecutors say is “expected to pass.”

09/13/2014

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Prosecutors: Baby On Life Support “Expected To Pass”

Prosecutors announced Friday a baby, on life support is “expected to pass.” Meantime, the mother’s boyfriend is being held on no bond, charged with child abuse.

09/12/2014

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Exclusive: Father Of Baby On Life Support Speaks Out After Mom’s Boyfriend Charged

The father of a 5-month-old boy who is on life support spoke out exclusively to CBS4 after the mother’s boyfriend was charged with child abuse.

09/10/2014

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A Cautious Optimism Prevails At Child Protection Summit

New money, a new leader and a sweeping new law had Florida’s child-welfare professionals and foster parents feeling cautiously optimistic at their annual gathering this week.

09/05/2014

A man and woman were detained by police after they discovered the couple had left two small children alone in a car while they were inside the Hialeah Park Casino. (Source: CBS4)

Parents Charged With Leaving Kids In Casino Parking Released

South Florida parents arrested for reportedly leaving their two young boys in the car while they went gambling at a Hialeah Casino are expected to be released from jail.

08/29/2014

A man and woman were detained by police after they discovered the couple had left two small children alone in a car while they were inside the Hialeah Park Casino. (Source: CBS4)

Kids Found Alone In Casino Parking Lot, Couple Charged

Employees at Hialeah Park Casino say a veteran security guard on routine patrol may have saved the lives of young boys who were left alone in their parents car while their parents were gambling.

08/28/2014

4-year-old mauled by dog in Goulds (Source: CBS4)

Dog Seized After Child’s Deadly Mauling Attack Euthanized

One of the dogs, a pit bull that lived in a home where a 4-year-old was mauled to death last week, has been euthanized.

08/19/2014

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