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Experts across the country have worried more cases of child abuse are going unreported during the pandemic, as stresses on families increase but reports of child abuse drop


State officials in Delaware have seen a similar reduction in reports.

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Delawareans have another way to report domestic violence and child abuse while following the state’s stay-at-home order.

The state Department of Justice recently offered more than 100 prepaid phones to survivors with text and data.

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State officials and nonprofits in Delaware are preparing to further study how to improve outcomes for children diagnosed with prenatal substance exposure.

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The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families is struggling with staffing shortages and heavy caseloads.

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Legislation streamlining the training public school employees receive on issues like child sexual abuse, suicide prevention and bullying is now law.



Many reporting abuse in the First State may find the resources that they need aren’t available.


As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, one group is trying to highlight those gaps in services.

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Teachers that have been accused of misconduct in the classroom or community could lose their educational licenses more easily under a new proposal.


Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children/Delaware Community Foundation

The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children is hosting a best-practice training for adults to help recognize signs of impending child abuse, and help prevent it.

Foundation honors legacy of Beau Biden

Jun 2, 2015

A new charity fund has been formed to honor the memory and work of Beau Biden, who died Saturday after a losing battle with brain cancer.
The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children is being created by Beau’s wife Hallie and the Delaware Community Foundation to raise money for children affected by domestic violence and abuse.
While serving as state attorney general, Biden considered a 2010 run for the US Senate seat vacated by his father in 2008, but decided against that so he could better focus on the prosecution of child molester Earl Bradley.

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The 2015 version of the Kids Count in Delaware Fact Book is out - offering the latest snapshot of information on the well-being of children in the First State.

The good news is that dropout rates have dropped dramatically, falling more than half  - to 2.1% - since Kids Count began publishing the data 20 years ago.