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Kids in Hot Cars are a deadly combination

Kids in hot cars are a deadly combination. . Since 2000, more than 500 children have died from heat stroke because they were left in vehicles on warm days.   Here are some helpful tips to make sure it doesn’t happen to you.   • Never leave a child alone in a parked car, even with the windows rolled down, or air conditioning on. Children’s body temperature can heat up 3 to 5 times faster than adults. A core temperature of 107 is lethal.   • Always look in both the front and back of the vehicle before locking the door and walking way.   • Never let children play in an unattended vehicle. Teach them a vehicle is not a play area.   • Always lock your vehicle doors and trunk and keep the keys out of a child’s reach.   *If a child is missing, quickly check all vehicles, including the trunk.       Is dropping a child off not part of your...
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Gone

A happy client sent this poem to KLS:   Gone are the little arms and kisses they bestow Gone are the sweet good nights they only know Gone are the school events planned every year Gone is the security each one holds so dear Gone are the holidays and family traditions Now they have fear and unusual positions.   Now they have strangers and rules they don't know And going back home is dragging by so slow New schools, new faces, new friends to make So hard to wait for the extra-long time it takes They cry sometimes in the middle of the night Wondering what will be the next horrible fright.   But - wait - Lanis Karnes is a Godsend from on high She gives hope in the place of wanting to die She brings her expertise to the table each time She has her proof in orders and lays it on the line DCS has never met a lawyer so up on their game And I guarantee they...
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HAVE YOU BEEN WRONGFULLY ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE BY DCS

Tennessee requires anyone who suspects child abuse to be a "mandatory reporter.”  Child abuse investigations can be initiated by reports from teachers, doctors, counselors, ministers. other professionals, parents of your children's friends, neighbors, relatives, or observing strangers if they have reason to believe child abuse has occurred. Other times a disgruntled spouse or former spouse will make a report to gain advantage in divorce in cases. These reports may be anonymous. Having a child abuse attorney is critical to having a successful outcome in your case. Early intervention with the Department of Children and Family Services, police investigators and prosecutors is essential. If meetings are set for you to attend at The Department of Children’s Services, do not attend without counsel, and do not sign any papers without approval of counsel. If you have to go to court on a child abuse offense, it is vital be prepared in advance. Judges can...
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