Search Results for: abuse
April 1, 2013
- AZ Giving & Leading: MOMA's House | Video
- MOMA’s House is a Laveen-based organization that provides a safe place for women recovering from domestic violence abuse and human sex trafficking. Women at MOMA’s House each have their own room and complete a program to help them regain their lives. Maraion Douglas, who suffered from her own domestic violence, is the founder of MOMA’s House and the recipient of an “Angels Among Us” award. She will talk about her organization and her award.
October 9, 2012
- Child Welfare Investigations | Video
- Arizona’s Department of Economic Services is opening an Office of Child Welfare Investigations at the end of the year. The new unit will coordinate with statewide local law enforcement and CPS case managers on cases of severe child abuse and/or neglect from which criminal allegations or charges may arise. Learn more about it from DES Director Clarence Carter and veteran Phoenix Police Detective Gregory McKay, who was selected to lead the new investigative unit.
November 22, 2011
- Arizona Child Safety Task Force | Video
- Task force chairman Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and vice chairman DES Director Clarence Carter, outline the issues the Task Force is dealing with.
November 21, 2011
- Arizona Child Safety Task Force | Video
- State Representative Katie Hobbs, a social worker who was hoping to have a seat on the Governor’s Child Safety Task Force, discusses her ideas for reforming Child Protective Services.
May 23, 2011
- Veterans Health Report | Video
- After veterans return home from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, they all too often experience substance abuse and mental health problems. Kim Van Pelt of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives and Wendy Wofersteig of ASU’s Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center discuss a new report that examines the problem and the related health care challenges facing Arizona.
August 30, 2010
- Child Protective Services | Video
- Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts talks about instances when Arizona’s Child Protective Services fails to protect children in its care from further abuse. She discusses her struggle to gain access to records in cases of a fatality and near fatality that, if made public, can help hold the agency accountable by giving the public a better understanding of what went wrong.
August 20, 2009
- Tuition Tax Credits | Video
- How to improve Arizona's tuition tax credit law. A recent investigative series by the East Valley Tribune indicates the law is rife with abuse.
July 9, 2009
- CPS Audit | Video
- Arizona Office of the Auditor General found that Child Protective Services investigators are failing to investigate complaints of abuse in group homes and treatment centers in a required time frame.
July 16, 2008
- Protecting Arizona's Children: A HORIZON Special | Video
- This special edition of HORIZON takes a look at Child Protective Services, the state agency responsible for protecting children from abuse and neglect. The agency is often in the crosshairs of critics who say it goes too far or not far enough in protecting children. This program examines the agency's strengths and weaknesses as well as efforts to make it better.
April 15, 2008
- Crystal Darkness | Video
- Television stations across the state will participate in the simultaneous airing of the documentary Crystal Darkness. The film reveals the far-reaching problem of methamphetamine addiction. Sergeant Joel Tranter with the Phoenix Police Department joins us to talk about the documentary, the effects of meth use as well as the drug's relation to crime, and child abuse in Arizona.
October 30, 2007
- Underage Drinking
- Governor Napolitano and the Arizona Underage Drinking Prevention Committee has launched a new public awareness campaign that calls on parents and adults to "Draw the Line" against underage drinking. Holly Orozco, Governor's Senior Advisor on Substance Abuse Policy and Manuel Medina, Vice President of Diversity for Terros Behavioral Health Services join the studio discussion.
Learn more. Visit the Draw the Line Against Underage Drinking program Web site.
- Breast Health
- strides have been made in the area of breast cancer awareness and diagnostic tools. Still, there is a need for more information and education about the best possible treatment for breast cancer. We look at how digital mammograms differ from conventional film. Christine Lessard, Executive Director of the Arizona Institute for Breast Health and 11-year breast cancer survivor joins us in the studio.
Learn more. Visit the Arizona Institute for Breast Health Web site.