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Early childhood therapists in New York can soon return to giving treatment to children in licensed childcare centers without supervision from staff.

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Social workers, speech therapists and others who work with children with special needs are raising concerns about a new state regulation that interferes with their ability to effectively help children.

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More than 60 volunteers from local Home Depot locations donated time and resources to remodel Baker Victory Services’ Emergency Foster Care Program cottage Thursday. The result was a much more welcoming setting for children experiencing difficult times.

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and on Wednesday afternoon, Erie County officials met with community organizations and law enforcement working to end human trafficking and identify victims.

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Another local daycare center has been closed by the state. This time it is Young's TLC Daycare 2 on Broadway in Buffalo, while the license of a Cheektowaga provider is pending revocation.

Financial exploitation is costing seniors and New York state nearly $1.5  billion each year. A new multi-agency study shows that in many cases victims aren't aware the crimes are taking place.

Legislation has been approved in Albany that should help better protect children from abuse.