David Wilkins http://blog.wlrn.org en Can Florida's Department Of Children And Families Be Fixed? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/live-chat-can-floridas-department-children-and-families-be-fixed <div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The U.S. Department of Justice&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/justice-department-files-lawsuit-against-florida-over-medical-care-for/2132566" style="font-size: 13px;" target="_blank">charges that Florida denies fragile, disabled children any option but nursing homes.</a></p></div><p></p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 18048 at http://blog.wlrn.org Can Florida's Department Of Children And Families Be Fixed? State Launches Public Awareness Campaign For Child Abuse Reporting Law http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-launches-public-awareness-campaign-child-abuse-reporting-law-0 <p></p><p>The toughest child abuse reporting law in the nation went into effect in Florida last October, and the state has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the legal obligation to report suspected abuse.</p><p>The new law was introduced in response to the scandal at Penn State University.&nbsp; Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of molesting children years after the abuse was discovered by staffers.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 8461 at http://blog.wlrn.org State Launches Public Awareness Campaign For Child Abuse Reporting Law