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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Kansas child welfare official has no answer when state senator asks about ‘shredding of notes’

TOPEKA
Members of a task force meeting on child welfare issues Tuesday had just about completed their morning session when a state senator had one more question.

“I think everybody in this room is fully aware of The Kansas City Star article coming out on transparency,” said Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat. “And one of the issues that came up in there was the shredding of notes from meetings in DCF (the Department for Children and Families).

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A Case Study in Misleading Legislators, Everyone Else About Child Welfare & Opioids

Want to see how to pull the wool over the eyes of state lawmakers? Check out the testimony at a legislative hearing in Florida on child welfare and the opioid epidemic.

The problem of drug abuse, like the problem of child abuse, is serious and real. But when the hysteria over one meets the hysteria over the other the result is catastrophic for children: a surge in needless foster care. That surge affects children where drug abuse really is a problem — and where it isn’t. The latest “drug plague” becomes the all-purpose excuse to take the child and run.

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Patchwork services fail youth aging out of foster care, national survey concludes

The 22,400 children who turn 18 and age out of state foster care systems across the country annually without a permanent family face grim prospects: Within two years, about one in four wind up incarcerated, one in five become homeless, four in 10 drop out of high school and 71 percent become parents by age 21.

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Lutheran Services employee charged with child abuse



FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Police arrested a Lutheran Services case manager for allegedly abusing a 2-year-old.

According to a press release, Caitlin Carrol, 27, is facing charges of cruelty towards a child - abuse to a child without great bodily harm.

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Parents With Low IQs Fight For Custody Of Their Sons After Some Say They’re ‘Not Smart Enough’

Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler are the proud parents of two sweet boys: 4-year-old Christopher and 8-month-old Hunter.

But Amy and Eric say their kids were taken away from them without their permission — all because of their IQ levels.

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5th Anniversary of the Queensland Governments Apology for Forced Adoption

The Queensland Post Adoption Working Committee (The Benevolent Society, ALAS, Origins, Association for Adoptees Inc and Jigsaw) invite you to join them for a commemorative morning tea to honour the 5th Anniversary of the Queensland Governments Apology for Forced Adoption Policies and Practices.

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Traffickers lure UK children in foster care with 'web of lies'

housands of traumatized children in foster care in Britain go missing, with some returning to traffickers who feed them "a web of lies", charities said on Thursday, urging better protection.

UK children's charity Barnado's said on Thursday that 16 percent of children referred to its fostering network had been sexually exploited or abused, and 17 percent were trafficked.

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