Billings needs more housing for mothers recovering from drug addictions and for their children. But next week, there will be less when the Center for Children and Families closes Housing Family Matters.
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:
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.
Child protection. With legislative sponsor Rep. Margie MacDonald and Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder seated beside him, Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill that requires state child protection authorities to promptly relay felony child abuse reports to local law enforcement. The gap in o…
Before lawmakers adjourn the 2013 session, Montanans should be aware of unintended consequences from decisions made in 90 busy workdays.
MISSOULA - The director of the University of Montana's National Native Children's Trauma Center has been named to a new national panel to prevent child-abuse deaths.
Child abuse and neglect takes a terrible toll on America’s youngest citizens. At least 1,545 U.S. children died in the year ended Sept. 30, 2011, from child abuse or neglect, according to the Child Maltreatment Report of 2011. Eighty-two percent were under age 4.
As of last month, 1,843 Montana children were in foster care.
A child sex abuse case in the news last week had an unusual twist: Criminal charges were filed more than a year after state child protection authorities had decided not to relay the abuse report to law enforcement officials.
This spring, the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division, has initiated statewide efforts to celebrate children. These efforts are in collaboration with the many community partners throughout Montana. Community collaborations raise awareness about c…
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…