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Local agencies need donations all year

Local agencies could use donations to help their clients all year long. Here are some requests:

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Guest opinion: A child's story of fear, abuse, trauma

Looking out the window, and cautiously waiting for the moment when his father gets home, the fear begins to set in. Many reoccurring questions start to develop in his head:

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Local agencies need donations all year

Local agencies need donations all year

^pLocal agencies could use donations to help their clients all year long. Here are some requests:

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Billings man sent to prison for sex assault on girl, 7

A Billings man who admitted to sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl was sentenced to prison Thursday in Yellowstone County District Court.

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Gazette opinion: State must respond to epidemic of child neglect

Billings and Yellowstone county authorities report a surge in methamphetamine use locally in the past year. Meth is turning up in more police stops, resulting in more criminal charges and putting more children into emergency foster care.

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Preventing child abuse takes a whole community

Preventing child abuse takes a whole community and all our efforts. Children’s success depends on healthy development and growth supported by healthy, nurturing families.

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Billings man admits sexual assault of girl

Billings man admits sexual assault of girl

A 44-year-old Billings man admitted Friday to sexually assaulting a young girl.

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Grand opening set for children's advocacy center

The Yellowstone Valley Children’s Advocacy Center will be having a grand opening at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at 3021 Third Ave. N.

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Guest opinion: Strengthen families to prevent child abuse, neglect

The Department of Public Health and Human Services has seen recent significant growth in the number of reports of child maltreatment received by the Centralized Intake Child Abuse Hotline. The number of children placed in foster care has also increased to over 2,000. Every day, DPHHS staff w…

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Prosecutor questions state agency's agreement with accused child molester

Prosecutor questions state agency's agreement with accused child molester

When the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip in March that a 43-year-old man had molested a young girl, it was the first local law enforcement had heard of a crime that was already more than a year old.

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Youth crisis shelters struggle with change in juvenile services

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The closing of Attention Home in Cheyenne left a gap in youth crisis shelter services in the capital city that community leaders are trying to fill.

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Empty stockings: Readers can help those in need

Empty stockings: Readers can help those in need

In a season filled with giving, Empty Stockings allows readers to connect with struggling families in and around Billings.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Families need strong advocates

Families with mentally ill children face many extra hurdles. Costs and access to care are just part of the challenges. Despite significant scientific progress in understanding and treating mental illnesses over the past 20 years, many people still blame parents for children’s illnesses. Stig…

October 26, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Help prevent child abuse

The Child and Family Services Division of the Department of Public Health and Human Services has many partnerships with communities throughout Montana that help raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and encourage communities to support children and families.

April 19, 2010 12:05 am Related Loading…

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