Lois Rice http://kcur.org en Child Abuse in KC http://kcur.org/post/child-abuse-kc <p>There are about three or four thousand abused or neglected children in Kansas City’s social services system. While the rate of child abuse has been declining nationally, that number has been growing in Kansas City. And as the problem swells, both Kansas and Missouri continue to privatize more and more of their child welfare services.</p><p>On this episode of Central Standard we examine the state of our child welfare system, but through the eyes of the kind of private non-profit charities increasingly being asked to fill the void: the <strong>Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association</strong>, and <strong>Court Appointed Special Advocates </strong>from both <a href="http://www.jacksoncountycasa-mo.org/">Missouri </a>and <a href="http://www.casajwc.org/">Kansas</a>.</p><p>We’ll get a look at the real impact of child abuse in our communities, why this problem is getting worse, and what the obstacles are to overcoming it.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:48:05 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld & Matthew Long-Middleton 34444 at http://kcur.org Child Abuse in KC