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Intimate Partner Stalking

Fatality Review Report Released, Focus on Intimate Partner Stalking
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Human Trafficking in Schools

Schools can and should be safe havens for students, and even more so for some students whose lives are otherwise characterized by instability and lack of safety or security. In these cases, school personnel are uniquely well positioned to identify and report suspected abuse and connect students to services— actions that can prevent trafficking and even save lives. Everyone who is part of the school community— administrators, teachers, bus drivers, maintenance personnel, food service staff, resource officers, and other school community members—has the potential to be an advocate for child victims of human trafficking, but, first, school community members must learn the indicators of the crime, its warning signs, and how to respond when a student is an apparent victim.  For the U.S. Dept. of Education PDF, click here.

Voices for Children

Voices for Children released  Georgia’s Child death report and unsafe sleep environments was the leading cause for infant child death.  These deaths are preventable and that we must take action to prevent them from occurring. 

The GBI has produced a video  that you should both watch and share as a resource for families with infant children.  It is vital that we direct families with substance abuse and mental health risk factors to watch the video and encourage that they implement safe sleep practices to ensure that their children remain safe and healthy. Both substance abuse and mental health issues have been identified as contributing factors in many of the child death cases.​