child protections http://wamc.org en Brian Perrotto, Pat Gagnon, and Karen Hill - The Trials and Joys of Foster Parenting http://wamc.org/post/brian-perrotto-pat-gagnon-and-karen-hill-trials-and-joys-foster-parenting <p>Being a foster parent can be among the most joyful, but challenging experiences. Taking in a troubled, abused child has many rewards for those who take the step and today we will learn more about foster parenting from Brian Perrotto director of foster care for Saint Catherine&rsquo;s Center for Children in Albany, Pat Gagnon, a foster parent , and Karen Hill, an expert in child welfare education. Brian Perrotto begins the discussion with more about Saint Catherine&rsquo;s. They spoke with WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 42866 at http://wamc.org New York State Senator Martin Golden http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-senator-martin-golden <p>The New York State Senate is expected to take action today to close a loophole in the state&rsquo;s child porn laws. The bill was introduced just days after a recent court of appeals ruling which threw out a conviction against a former college professor who was found to have child porn on his work computer. The court ruled viewing the images did not constitute possession or procurement. The bill has been introduced in the state Senate by Republican Martin Golden of Brooklyn, who spoke with WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Brian Shields 39042 at http://wamc.org