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Donations of time, money can benefit veterans, foster children

December 21, 2015
By Philadelphia Inquirer writer Erin Arvedlund

Want to invest in something worthwhile for the holidays? Consider becoming an advocate for a foster kid or a homeless veteran.
Support Center for Child Advocates, the foster-child advocacy group, is looking for volunteer attorneys.

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Baltimore Mom Caught On Video Disciplining Child Sparks Online Debate

April 30, 2015
By KYW social media editor Melony Roy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Baltimore mom caught on camera smacking her son when she found him participating in rioting — originally hailed as “Mom of the Year” — is now facing some backlash on social media for beating her child in such a public manner.

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In Pennsylvania What Used To Be Considered Corporal Punishment Is Now Child Abuse


In Pennsylvania, what used to be considered corporal punishment is now child abuse
By Frank Cervone

October 19, 2014

The latest debate over corporal punishment continues, having been set off by NFL star Adrian Peterson beating his 4-year-old song with a tree branch to the point of bleeding and bruising, reportedly for pushing a cousin off a motorbike video game. Mr. Peterson was charged criminally with child abuse in Texas, where the incident occurred.

From the enactment of the first child protection laws in the United States in the 1960s and ’70s, lawmakers have carved out a corporal-punishment exception for parental supervision, control and discipline of children. But where is the line between corporal punishment and child abuse? And which of these are crimes? I don’t think the line is so hard to find.

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Frank Cervone on ME TV

An interview with Frank Cervone with ME TV where he speaks about disciplining children and identifying child abuse. Please watch!


Frank P. Cervone is executive director of the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia.