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New Director Focuses on Transparency in the Children's Division

Date: October 31, 2006
By: Carolyn Tseng
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A new division director at Missouri's Social Services Department pushes for transparency in child welfare programs.

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The new division director Paula Neese seeks to make the Children's Division more transparent and accessible to the public in child abuse prevention.

Neese says she will strengthen the agency's field practice by encouraging inputs from foster parents and civic groups in deciding whether a child should be brought into the home.

Neese also says successful implementation of programs relies heavily on community participation.  

 

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Description: The division doesn't do the work by itself.

The Children's Division will kick off new awareness activities in Jefferson City next week for the November adoption month.

From the State Capitol, I'm Carolyn Tseng.


Intro: The new division director at Missouri's Social Services Department says she wants the agency to receive full national accreditation. RunTime:
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Stepping in as the new director of the Children's Division . . . Paula Neese is pushing Missouri's child welfare programs to meet national standards.

Neese says national accreditation is one way to increase professionalism and accountability in the Division. 

She also says she wants to encourage community inputs and involvement of other departments in child abuse prevention and treatment.

 

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Description: Keeping kids safe requires everyone to work together.

More accreditation review of the division will take place next month.

From the State Capitol, I'm Carolyn Tseng. 


Intro: A new chief at Missouri's Social Services Department aims to increase professionalism at the child welfare division. RunTime:
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Newly appointed director Paula Neese says she wants to enhance professionalism at the Children's Division by working towards full national accreditation.

Accreditation by the national council ensures the division's child welfare practice is meeting national standards.

Neese says a full accreditation will show the division's commitment to providing the best service to Missourian children and family.

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Description: The National Council for Accrediation says programs meet standard. 

The division's central office, neglect hotline, and three judicial circuits have already been determined to meet national standards.

From the State Capitol, I'm Carolyn Tseng.