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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - ID: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Nez Perce tribal members have completed Stewards of Children training to prevent child sexual abuse. Credit: juanesety/iStock

LAPWAI, Idaho – One in three Native American women will be raped in her lifetime. Non-Indian men commit more than 80 percent of sex crimes on reservations. And 90 percent of children who are sexually abused know their abuser. Those statistics were part of the Nez Perce tribe's recent Sha

PHOTO: There's a movement afoot for a redesign of the federal side of the foster-care system, which dates back around 30 years. About 1,300 children in Idaho are in foster care. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho – 2014 should be the year of redesign for foster care, according to Tracey Feild, director of the Child Welfare Strategy Group for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The federal component of the system is about 30 years old, and because experts now say that the quicker a child can b

BOISE, Idaho - The Gem State is playing host to the "Pedal for Prevention" team this week. Three men are riding bicycles across the country to raise awareness about preventing child sexual abuse. They started in South Carolina in late July and are in Pocatello, Burley, Mountain Home and Boise this w

Driggs, ID – One in four girls in the United States is sexually abused before the age of 18. That's a federal statistic often cited by a woman who is training first responders, teachers and parents to be "stewards of children" to protect them from sexual abuse. Susie Fenger with the Family S

Boise, ID – The more teens know, the more likely they are to say "no" when pressured to have sex. That's according to a new study from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy that tracked the effectiveness of sex education programs. It found that an "abstinence until marr

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