child welfare

Courtesy / Human Rights for Kids

Arkansas State Sen. Greg Leding is a founding board member of the national nonprofit organization, Human Rights for Kids, which works to protect both native and immigrant children from abuse, injustice and exploitation. Leding discusses successful bipartisan legislative efforts in Arkansas to protect children at risk, which ranks the state among the top three in the nation.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and according to officials, the state’s child abuse hotline has received more than 3,100 calls since the pandemic started. The Children’s Safety Center of Washington County is continuing to educate the public about child abuse by hosting virtual trainings during the pandemic.

Community Spotlight - CASA - Segment 5&6

Apr 8, 2016
Colleen Smith

Ann Meythaler - with the local group 'The Call' - talks about the emotions of a child upon entering a foster home.