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Social Workers Get Upgraded Training With Simulations In Cal State Partnership

KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo reports new social workers in Los Angeles County are now undergoing a differnt type of training – one that simulates real world conditions.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/02/2014

Gabriel Fernandez (credit: CBS)

Mom, Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty In Palmdale Boy’s Death

Los Angeles County prosecutors say Pearl Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre entered pleas Wednesday to murder charges with special allegations of torture. Prosecutors haven’t decided whether to seek the death penalty.

08/06/2014

Sidnicka Wilson has been arrested. (credit: LAPD)

Police Identify Missing Parent Of 2 Young Boys Found Wandering South LA Street

Police Tuesday continued to search for the parents of two young boys who were found wondering a busy street in South Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/04/2014

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LA County Social Workers Reach Tentative Deal

Los Angeles County social workers who staged a six-day strike say they’ve reached tentative agreement on a new contract that will lower their caseloads.

12/13/2013

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LA County Social Worker Strike Ends

A four-day strike by county social workers ended Tuesday afternoon, with the county asking union leaders to return to the bargaining table.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/10/2013

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Social Workers Go On Strike In Bid For More Hiring, Reduced Caseloads

Thousands of children’s social workers went on strike Thursday after contract talks with Los Angeles County officials broke down.

12/05/2013

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Grandparents: Investigator Tasked With Reporting Gabriel Fernandez Abuse Asked His Mother On A Date

The grandparents of an 8-year-old boy allegedly tortured and beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend have filed a legal claim against multiple agencies and individuals they say failed to protect their grandson from abuse.

CBS Los Angeles–08/27/2013

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in May after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

Couple Charged In Beating Death Of Palmdale Boy Appear In Court

A Palmdale couple accused of beating the woman’s 8-year-old son to death appeared before a judge for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday.

CBS Los Angeles–08/13/2013

Gabriel Fernandez (Photo credit: Facebook)

DCFS Workers To Be Fired Over Death Of Palmdale Boy

The Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has taken the first steps to fire four employees in connection with the death of a 9-year-old Palmdale boy, county officials said Tuesday.

07/30/2013

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

County Social Workers Speak Out In Wake Of Palmdale Boy’s Death

Social workers gathered outside the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on Friday to protest the death of an eight-year-old boy from Palmdale.

06/28/2013

Gabriel Fernandez was beaten to death. (credit: Facebook)

Social Worker Speaks Out, County Supervisors Pledge Commission On Child Welfare

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to create a child welfare commission Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2013

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Demonstrators Push For Reform After Death Of Palmdale Boy, 8

Demonstrators Friday gathered outside the County of Los Angeles, Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to push for reform following the death of an eight-year-old boy from Palmdale.

06/21/2013

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

Memorial Service Held For Palmdale Boy, 8, Who Died From Suspected Abuse

Family and friends of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy investigators say was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend gathered Wednesday evening at an emotional memorial service in Sylmar.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/12/2013

Gabriel Fernandez was beaten to death. (credit: Facebook)

DCFS Details Prior Allegations Of Abuse In Case Of Deceased 8-Year-Old Palmdale Boy

Gabriel Fernandez had suffered a skull fracture, several broken ribs and severe burn marks over various spots of his body before he was hospitalized last month, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

06/12/2013

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in May after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

DCFS Director Says He Needs A Lot More Social Workers

Gabriel Fernandez died after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County DCFS.

06/05/2013

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