By Derek McKissock
News Editor 

Child Protection Team Highlights Needs


Last updated 2/27/2019 at 4:40pm

The shortage of inpatient psychiatric-treatment beds, the need to protect LGBTQ youth and the limited access for residents to effective early intervention programs were among the findings of a report by the Transylvania County Community Child Protection Team (CCPT).

Kenny McAbee, the CCPT chairman, presented the group’s report for 2017 and 2018 during the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting Monday.

The CCPT’s purpose is to assess selected cases, in which children are being served by Child Protective Services, and to develop a community-wide approach to child abuse a...

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