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2011 (82nd Legislative Session) Accomplishments

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  • Reversed 50% cut to Nurse-Family Partnership, maintaining services to thousands of families.
  • Required schools and child care facilities to provide child abuse and neglect prevention, recognition and reporting training.
  • Enhanced provision that provides for the removal of a perpetrator from the home, not the child.
  • Expanded Trauma-Informed Care training for professionals to better serve abused children and reduce placement "breakdown."
  • Provided training on the overlap between ADHD and PTSD to health professionals in the foster care system.
  • Supported task force to examine the intersection between child abuse and domestic violence.
  • Continued the Blue Ribbon Task Force, which was charged with developing a statewide child abuse prevention strategy.

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