Are you paying attention to the news stories revealing how difficult it is for children to receive protection?

CBS Atlanta excerpt:

“Ruby Moore is the executive director of the Georgia Advocacy Group, a nonprofit organization that works with and for people with mental and/or physical disabilities. Moore said she is outraged that a Fulton County judge ruled Melanie Pickens cannot be prosecuted on child abuse charges.”

I spend a lot of time with professionals, especially in the healthcare community, looking at why so many children are struggling especially when the family has the resources and desire to avoid it.

Please read this post on My Advocate Center.  Children deserve protection, at home AND at school!

Many kids can't speak for themselves, which means available evidence really needs to count!  Protect Children Georgia.
Many kids can’t speak for themselves, which means available evidence really needs to count! Protect Children Georgia.

You know how much I talk about the “needs of children” right?  Well, I was almost beside myself when I saw that special needs children, who can’t speak for themselves to report abuse, were being disregarded as victims because the judge was more concerned with using an immunity rule for teachers.

So, yes, the professionals I work with are delving into that issue.  If you have anything to contribute to this story and the application of the immunity rule, please let me know?  You can connect with me on LinkedIn or email via My Advocate Center’s contact page.

 

Thank you!

Deb Beacham