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Monday, May 31, 2010

Head Start program: Investigation finds fraud and abuse

Head Start program: Investigation finds fraud and abuse

The Head Start program, overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Office of Head Start, provides child development services primarily to low-income families and their children. Unfortunately, as with most government programs, investigators found widespread corruption and waste in Head Start.

Mother wins in international custody battle

Mother wins in international custody battle

A Canadian mother wins an Oregon custody battle. Now, she tells us, her two years of torture are over.

Concerns grow for runaway teen mum and baby

Concerns grow for runaway teen mum and baby

Police say they are growing increasingly worried for the welfare of a five-week-old baby boy who disappeared with his 15-year-old teenage mother in the south Auckland town of Pukekohe last week.

Foster mother charged in child's death

Foster mother charged in child's death

A foster mother has been charged in the death of a Morinville, Alta., child who was in her care.

Christine Ann Laverdiere, 34, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of the 21-month-old girl.
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Morinville foster mother charged with second-degree murder

A Morinville foster mother has been charged with the murder of a toddler in her care.

My Nightmare With CPS

My Nightmare With CPS

Before I tell the story of my nightmare with CPS-- I must say that my appeal was unsuccessful. I recently received the mandate from the so called Washington State Appellate Court that my case has been completely closed and denied. Never mind the fact that my appellate attorneys repeatedly informed me throughout the appellate process that I had a "strong case". Never mind also the fact that they informed me repeatedly that they believed I was railroaded by CPS and family court. Never mind also the fact that my appellate attorneys informed me that-- if CPS can take your baby for the reasons it asserted, it seems that they can take any child for any reason. The Appellate Courts are as unjust as the 'trial courts' in this nation. I mock the term trial courts because it is more appropriate to refer to them as kangaroo courts... considering the lack of due process and justice for families.

Ninth Circuit: CPS Must Tell Dads of Allegations of Abuse

Ninth Circuit: CPS Must Tell Dads of Allegations of Abuse

Here's a new case out of California that doesn't do the dad any good, but it will help dads in the future (Leagle, 5/26/10). It's a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, so it affects parents in Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Idaho and Nevada.

What would you do? What would you say?

So I've never really talk much about my personal life on this blog. There are a million reasons for that, and the time will come when I divulge the story of how Child Protective Services and the Foster Care system destroyed my step son who I met for the first time in my life a few prior to starting this blog, and how they tried like hell to get their hooks into my two daughters. (so I actually married into the CPS bullshit, but can't tell that story til he is 18.)

But I did something late last night. And I need to share in hopes of I don't know what. I'm not expecting you all to understand what I feel right now.

With all of these stories coming out about parents finding their kids on Facebook, late last night I put this theory to the test.

Sure enough, I found my two sons. I haven't seen them or had any word about them since 1996.

I haven't contacted them yet, but there is no mistake. I fully intend to. Now that they're over 18, there isn't a fucking thing that their mother can do about it. And I'm assuming that they're victims of Parental Alienation Syndrome, as they were turned against me at a very young age by a very vindictive ex wife who learned very quickly how to manipulate the system.

I just gotta figure out what to say. I mean, honestly

I'm only human, you know.

Here are a couple pictures from one of the last times I saw them.






So what do you say to a kid who you haven't seen in 14 years? Who probably doesn't remember you. Who has heard god only knows what.

Such is my life people.

Love
LK

Second-degree murder charge in Alberta foster child death

Second-degree murder charge in Alberta foster child death

An adult has been charged with the second-degree murder of a Morinville foster child killed in March.

School expels Pakistani boy, 13, for getting married

School expels Pakistani boy, 13, for getting married

A 13-year-old Pakistani boy has taken his school to court, challenging his expulsion after he got married.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Protection orders kept secret

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Protection orders kept secret

Family Court officials apparently have been making up the law for the past six months by implementing a policy to seal temporary protection order documents, contrary to state laws that ensure those records remain open and available to the public.

Lawyers in juvenile court to be laid off

Lawyers in juvenile court to be laid off

Up to three dozen county defense lawyers who work in the child welfare courts will be laid off in the wake of a decision by the state to contract the work out to a newly formed nonprofit group.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Israel faces child abuse claims



An international children's rights charity has said it has evidence that Palestinian children held in Israeli custody have been subjected to sexual abuse in an effort to extract confessions from them.

The Geneva-based Defence for Children International (DCI) has collected 100 sworn affadavits from Palestinian children who said they were mistreated by their Israeli captors.

Fourteen of the statements say they were sexually abused or threatened with sexual assault to pressure them into confessions.

Al Jazeera's Nour Odeh met with one of the children, identified only as N, who says he suffered sexual abuse at the hands of his interrogators.

Mom Finds Long-Lost Kids on Facebook

Mom Finds Long-Lost Kids on Facebook

After 15 years of searching, a California mother found the children she says were kidnapped by her husband -- by "friending" her long-lost daughter on Facebook.

Foster child reunited with Canadian grandparents

Foster child reunited with Canadian grandparents

If Noah is faking that smile, he deserves an Academy Award, never mind a ticket home to Canada.

Details of 50 child deaths prepared for review group

Details of 50 child deaths prepared for review group

Details of the deaths of at least 50 children have already been prepared for the independent review group investigating the deaths of children in care. The figures pertain to children who were in state care and children who were ‘clients’ of the child protection service.

Military family demanding answers about child who died in foster care

Military family demanding answers about child who died in foster care

Brittany Compton feels like she's been living a nightmare for the past 12-plus months.

Not only was she accused of being an abusive parent and had her two daughters taken from her, but her youngest, 3-year-old Kennedy Compton, died a month after being put in foster care.

Baby LK Report For May 30th 2010

Allegations of child abuse in foster care

Allegations of child abuse in foster care

FORTY ALLEGATIONS of child abuse have been made against foster carers living in two local health office areas in Dublin.

Delaware's justice system overlooks the value of family

Delaware's justice system overlooks the value of family

Families make up the social fabric of what society is and how society develops. According to the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated, 2.3 million people were held in federal and state prisons and jails in 2007.

Latta defends "locking up kids" comments

Latta defends "locking up kids" comments

TV child psychologist Nigel Latta has defended locking children in their bedrooms as a good form of punishment on TV One's Breakfast programme, despite comments from Sue Bradford suggesting it is child abuse.

'Child-abusing priests face damnation'

'Child-abusing priests face damnation'

Vatican's prosecutor of clerical sex abuse has warned perpetrators of a "more terrible damnation" in hell than the death penalty, a report says.

Baby's adoption approved, despite wrongful removal at birth by DOCS

Baby's adoption approved, despite wrongful removal at birth by DOCS

THE NSW government's welfare agency seized a baby girl from her Chinese immigrant parents and, against their wishes, adopted her out to an Australian-born couple, prompting a judge to observe that the infant may have been "wrongly taken away".

Kingston residents fear police more than drug dealer Michael 'Dudus' Coke

Kingston residents fear police more than drug dealer Michael 'Dudus' Coke

After days of bloodshed that turned Kingston into a warzone, the world now knows the name of fugitive drugs kingpin Christopher "Dudus" Coke. Our author examines how his gang became so powerful in Jamaica - and beyond.

Judge won't dismiss grandparent's lawsuit

Judge won't dismiss grandparent's lawsuit

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by grandparents accusing a social worker of failing to protect a toddler who was beaten to death by her father's girlfriend.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Child protection laws necessary

Child protection laws necessary

THE key area in which more work needs to be done in child protection in Fiji is the gap in terms of legislation.

Speaking at the launch of the Child Protection Baseline Report Protect me with love and care, UNICEF Pacific representative Isiye Ndombi said the report found many laws were not aligned to the convention.

Boy held in Oregon foster custody delighted to be coming home, says mom

Boy held in Oregon foster custody delighted to be coming home, says mom

Following two years in U.S. social services limbo, the reality that Noah Kirkman could soon return to Calgary is beginning to dawn on him, his mother says.
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Alta woman looks forward to holding son when he returns from U.S. foster care

The mother of an Alberta boy who has been in foster care in the United States for almost two years says all she really wants to do when he comes home is to hold him close.

Foster Care Adoption Programs are Affordable

Before I share this link with all of you wonderful people out there, I gotta say, don't you just love it when somebody tries to educate the public on that which they have no clue about?

Foster Care Adoption Programs are Affordable

One of the big drawbacks when it comes to adoption is the cost involved. Not all couples are able to come up with the funding required. They also know it can be a long wait to get their hands on a child to call their own. This is why many couples turn to foster care programs.

Note: Yup, the desperate interfiles think they'd make great parents, and therefore feel entitled to your kids.

Couple discover they are siblings: Child courts blamed after strangers fall in love, have a son - and then find out they are half-brother and sister

Couple discover they are siblings: Child courts blamed after strangers fall in love, have a son - and then find out they are half-brother and sister

A young couple have revealed how they fell in love after meeting at a nightclub, moved in together, had a child – and then discovered they were, in fact, half-brother and sister.

The extraordinary discovery was confirmed by DNA testing just last month. It has left the couple stunned and shaken – but they are nonetheless vowing to stay together and have more children.

Alleged abuse of foster kids

Alleged abuse of foster kids

Closing arguments were heard in Timmins Superior Court Friday in a trial involving a man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls while they were in his foster care almost 30 years ago.

Mentally ill turn to e-therapy

Mentally ill turn to e-therapy

MENTALLY ill Australians are increasingly being diagnosed and treated online in virtual psychiatric clinics, without ever seeing a doctor.

Note: Perhaps these could be rigged and administered by child protection fraudsters to help strengthen their cases.

Finally, HSE admits 37 children died in its care

Finally, HSE admits 37 children died in its care

Five children in the care of the State committed suicide and five died from drug-related causes, it has emerged.

Thanet schools angry over 'dumped' foster children

Thanet schools angry over 'dumped' foster children

Head teachers in Thanet have called for urgent action to stop large numbers of fostered children from outside Kent being "dumped" in their schools.

Society Diminishes Value of Children, Especially Foster Care Kids

Society Diminishes Value of Children, Especially Foster Care Kids

Over 510,000 children are in foster care nationwide and of those children, about 81,000 are in California. In Los Angeles County, we have more than 37,000 children living in out-of-home placements. For years, Americans have said children are our most valuable resource, our future. Based on recent events that demonstrate the value in which we hold our children, the impact of America’s future is bleak.

New Program Helps Foster Care Kids Stay With Family

New Program Helps Foster Care Kids Stay With Family

When the Department of Child Protective Services decides its time to take a child out of an unsafe home and often times the child will be placed with a foster family. The state is putting together a plan to try to get those children with family instead of strangers.

Don't let Gabriel Myers' story be repeated

Don't let Gabriel Myers' story be repeated

Well, it's been more than a year since the suicide death of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers, and what have we learned? What do we know now to prevent this sort of tragedy from ever happening again? Lest we forget, on April 16, 2009, little Gabriel hung himself with a shower hose in the bathroom of his foster home in Margate, Florida.

Arrest made in suspicious death of foster child

Arrest made in suspicious death of foster child

An arrest has been made in relation to the suspicious death of a 21-month-old foster child.
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Adult arrested in foster care homicide

HOW TO FIGHT A LIAR IN COURT

HOW TO FIGHT A LIAR IN COURT

The biggest frustration most people have in court, is the lying. In theory, no one is lying, because testimony is taken under oath. In reality, every case is riddled with lies, half truths, shades of fact and the greatest of all, the omission of a critical fact that totally changes the situation.

Alleged abuse of foster kids

Alleged abuse of foster kids

Closing arguments were heard in Timmins Superior Court Friday in a trial involving a man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls while they were in his foster care almost 30 years ago.

Drug Tests Often Trigger False Positives

Drug Tests Often Trigger False Positives

If your child insists his positive drug test results are a mistake, there's a chance he could be telling the truth.

Drug tests generally produce false-positive results in 5% to 10% of cases and false negatives in 10% to 15% of cases, new research shows.

Pay delay upsets child-care workers

Pay delay upsets child-care workers

About 1,400 people who babysit the children of poor families through Hamilton County's child welfare agency haven't been paid in 30 days - and they won't get a paycheck for another week because of the system's take over by the state.

New welfare legislation criticised

New welfare legislation criticised

Single parents whose youngest child is over 13 will no longer be able to claim one-parent family payments under the terms of new social welfare legislation published last evening.

Amber Alert issued for mother, daughter

Amber Alert issued for mother, daughter

A woman who lost custody of her daughter during a battle with mental health issues is suspected of kidnapping her 4-year-old daughter from a Fashion Island restaurant during a supervised visit. An Amber Alert has been issued for the young girl.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Mom finds kidnapped daughter on Facebook

Mom finds kidnapped daughter on Facebook

A father is behind bars, arrested for allegedly kidnapped his own children from California 14 years ago, and bringing them to Central Florida to live.

For years, investigators have been searching for him, but it was the social networking website Facebook that delivered the break it took more than a decade to get.

Arrest made in Alberta foster child's death

Arrest made in Alberta foster child's death

RCMP say they have arrested someone in connection to the death of a 21-month-old foster child.

The biological family of the girl said she was brought to the Stollery Children’s Hospital on March 1.

She was in a coma for two days before she died.

Woman accused of selling fake CPR certifications

Woman accused of selling fake CPR certifications

A San Antonio woman has been accused of providing fraudulent first aid certification cards to people seeking employment at child care facilities, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Friday.

Mother sues over foster home death

Mother sues over foster home death

A baby was killed in foster care and now his mother is asking the county to pay. Our Tamara Lindstrom tells us why the mother of Adrian Hines is suing Tompkins County and the Department of Social Services and what the county had to say.

U.S. judge rules boy can return to Calgary after nearly two years in foster care

U.S. judge rules boy can return to Calgary after nearly two years in foster care

Almost two years after a 12-year-old Calgary boy was whisked into foster care in the United States in a bizarre custody dispute, an Oregon court judge has decided he's coming home.
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Oregon judge says boy in foster care should live in Canada

Restoring families

Restoring families

Laws permitting reinstatement of parental rights are admirable, but in many cases the rights shouldn't have been terminated in the first place.

Foster care agencies, DCF battle over injuries

Foster care agencies, DCF battle over injuries

A few months after a 10-year-old child was placed with eight other children in a Tampa foster home overseen by a single mom, a 13-year-old boy sneaked into his room and raped him in 2005.

Calgary mom hopes to learn today whether son can return from custody in U.S.

Calgary mom hopes to learn today whether son can return from custody in U.S.

A Calgary mother could learn today if U.S. authorities will release her son from state social services after holding him for two years.

Ex-SoCal anti-crime worker sentenced for molests

Ex-SoCal anti-crime worker sentenced for molests

A former San Bernardino community center manager who won an award for fighting child abuse has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for molesting three children.

Lawyer fired over dual role in Family Court deal

Lawyer fired over dual role in Family Court deal

The Philadelphia attorney accused of a conflict of interest in the construction of a new Family Court building has lost his job.

The management committee of Obermayer, Rebman, Maxwell and Hippel L.L.P. unanimously voted to terminate Jeffrey Rotwitt's partnership in the law firm. A statement from the firm says they did not know of Rotwitt's involvement as a developer of the new Family Court building. Rotwitt had been hired by the courts to help find a site for the building.

Child Protection Services Handles Complaints on Regular Basis

Child Protection Services Handles Complaints on Regular Basis

The Department of Health and Human Services takes its accountability to kids in State care gravely and has procedures for investigating all grievances.

Note: And these procedures aren't worth squat.

'Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

'Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

Coleman, with his sparkling eyes and perfect comic timing, became a star after "Diff'rent Strokes" debuted in 1978. He played the younger brother in a pair of African-American siblings adopted by a wealthy white man.

Note: RIP.

And God Has Spoken!!!!

'Child protection week' marquee falls on kids

Scores of people, including schoolchildren, were hurt when a marquee collapsed during the launch of child protection week in Driefontein in KwaZulu-Natal, a social welfare official said.

Missing the point over state care child abuse

Missing the point over state care child abuse

JOHN Brumby and his minister in charge of child protection, Lisa Neville, were this week trying to hose down an ombudsman's report into protective care in Victoria.

The pair did numerous radio interviews, held press conferences and responded in state parliament to the damning report, which exposes instances of children being raped and physically assaulted while in state care.

Extent of crisis in child protection exposed

Extent of crisis in child protection exposed

The full extent of the crisis in child protection in the 26 Counties was exposed with two startling admissions this week. The Health Service Executive (HSE) admitted that they are still unaware of the number of children who have died in State care over the past five years and Children’s Minister Barry Andrews admitted that the HSE is refusing to hand over files on these children to the investigation team that he established. The government says it will now rush through legislation to allow the HSE to hand over its files to the government inquiry.

The Services People need most from CPS

The Services People need most from CPS

There are a lot of services both parents and children could benefit from, at the behest of CPS, but it seems the only "services" available are psychological ones.

Check this out!

US cuts will perpetuate child abuse

So the #1 news source of the BBSG (British Baby Stealing Gestapo) is going to publish some System Suck's take on the Child Protective Industry in the good old USA! Like they're ones to talk. Ha! British babystealers are some of the lowest life, most incompetent, sadistic, and down right psychologically brutal pieces of shit on the planet!

They have no right to criticize us when they have pregnant women fleeing the country to avoid having them stolen by social wreckers for the British forced adoption market or are too stupid to see the blatantly obvious signs of a kid who was getting the living shit beat out of him on a regular basis.

Are we going to let these comment censoring, propaganda pushers talk smack about our babystelaers like this? Huh? Especially when they're recruiting them to help bail them out?

Cutting the funding to the American Child Protective Industry is the best thing they can do! How else are they going to minimize child welfare fraud?

Mom guilty in Facebook harassment of son

Mom guilty in Facebook harassment of son

An Arkansas woman who locked her son out of his Facebook account and posted her own items there was convicted Thursday of misdemeanor harassment and ordered not to have contact with the teenager.

State doesn't know whether CPS workers are law-abiding, non-violent

State doesn't know whether CPS workers are law-abiding, non-violent

The state, despite efforts to tighten background checks, still doesn't know for sure whether Child Protective Services employees are law-abiding and nonviolent.

Note: Yes, child stealers should be perfect, huh.

SPECIAL REPORT: Who's Teaching Your Kids?

SPECIAL REPORT: Who's Teaching Your Kids?

Several Valley teachers have been in the headlines lately. They've been arrested and accused of committing serious crimes.

Note: From the same state who brought you this...

Retired social worker charged with fraud

Retired social worker charged with fraud

A 58-year-old retired social worker has been accused of seeing private patients at the same time he was being paid for working for the state.

Billions for defense, but only red tape for abused children

Billions for defense, but only red tape for abused children

Note: Here is a great example of system suck mentality.

We doctors are a cynical bunch. The novelty of the white coat expires after a short time treating drug addicts, combative schizophrenics and patients whose idea of "how-do-you-do" is threatening a lawsuit. This is to say nothing of conducting pelvic exams, bosses with God complexes and extracting a baseball bat that got stuck up someone's backside when he "fell on it."

Why do they want to put our baby on the protection register?

Why do they want to put our baby on the protection register?

A BEDMINSTER couple say they have been told their first baby will be on the Child Protection Register – before she has even been born.

Daniel Hale, 25, says he and fiancée Francesca Douglas, 20, are having their names unfairly "dragged through the mud" by Social Services.

Miss Douglas is not due to have the baby girl whom they have already named – Taylor – until June 17.

The couple say they were visited by a social worker out of the blue and now have what should have been the happiest and most exciting time of their life thrown into turmoil.

UK - Teachers losing jobs by false allegations

Officials don't track records on judicial reversals

Officials don't track records on judicial reversals

Montgomery County Circuit Court hopeful Kathy Brown is accusing Family Court Judge Pat Warner of being unfit for the job because of her high reversal rate, an assertion she supports with data she has been collect­ing for about two years.

Orphaned girls grandmother was a millionaire

Orphaned girls grandmother was a millionaire

When Sherry Spry died from diabetic complications on May 19th, little was known about her. The 50-year-old mother of two had been seen panhandling on the streets of Fresno with her two daughters, who were also often in the company of a man named "Renegade" who claimed to be their father. He is not their father. Fresno County Coroner David Hadden has been working to find any family members.






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Gov't stonewalling on child welfare case

Gov't stonewalling on child welfare case

A three-year battle is playing itself out in Ottawa and it's a classic David and Goliath story.

The David -- or Davids in this case -- are various aboriginal groups who have lodged a human rights complaint against the federal government, cast in the role as Goliath.

Des Moines teacher who showed video won't be charged

Des Moines teacher who showed video won't be charged

A Wright Elementary School teacher accused of showing an inappropriate video to students will not face criminal charges, Polk County Attorney John Sarcone decided Wednesday. Monday, Des Moines school officials placed teacher Karen Maresh on paid administrative leave for showing her fourth-grade students an online video about artist Keith Haring. The video, which Maresh showed last week, displayed one piece of artwork depicting a picture of two males masturbating each other with "Safe Sex" written above it. A second painting also showed male genitalia.

American social workers boost town's child protection team

American social workers boost town's child protection team

Five social workers have been flown in from America as part of Wokingham’s continued efforts to strengthen its child protection department.

Note: Like American babystealers are smart enough to strengthen anything...

South Africa's Child Protection Week Wraps Up with Message of Unity

South Africa's Child Protection Week Wraps Up with Message of Unity

As 350 000 foreigners prepare to flood South Africa for the World Cup in only a few short weeks, protecting children from opportunistic traffickers is on everybody’s mind.

Child psychologist questions the wisdom of TV host Nigel Latta's parenting advice

Child psychologist questions the wisdom of TV host Nigel Latta's parenting advice

A WELL known child psychologist has voiced concerns about the advice being offered by parenting Guru Nigel Latta on a new TV show to be aired on Channel 9 later this year.

Note: Honestly... How's all of that psycho-babble bullshit working for all of you? And why should anybody give a rats ass as to what these psyche med pushing fakes and frauds have to say about how we should be raising our kids? What, you think just because they are considered the experts that they got it right?

Ha!

Iowa should rethink child abuse registry

Iowa should rethink child abuse registry

In November, the Register's editorial page told the story of Greg Geist. After a teenage boy accused him of abuse, the Iowa Department of Human Services put his name on the state child abuse registry. As a result, he lost his job, had to cash out his retirement savings and eventually declared bankruptcy. More than a year later, an administrative law judge found the DHS findings "to be incorrect." Geist's name was removed from the registry - after the damage to him was done.

Circumcising young girls is child abuse: Goward

Circumcising young girls is child abuse: Goward

A former commonwealth sex discrimination commissioner has called for the prosecution of any Australian involved in the circumcision of young girls, saying the procedure is another form of child abuse.

Former commissioner and current state Liberal MP, Pru Goward, called for action following revelations some doctors are considering introducing a controversial form of genital mutilation.

How will changes in fighting child abuse affect Richland County families?

How will changes in fighting child abuse affect Richland County families?

There is not much of a change between the traditional and new methods, but any change is better than none at all. What is the true motive behind this change? Is it the lack of funding or the increase of cases? I welcome the change, but question the motive.

Is this the kind of reform you want?

If so, you might be a System Suck.

PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Sanford Signs Bill Improving Foster Care to Adoption Transition

Governor Mark Sanford joined legislative leaders and children’s advocates today to sign S.1172, legislation aimed at speeding up and improving the process transitioning South Carolina children in foster care into permanent adoptive homes.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mother who lost custody of 12 kids says one was abused at shelter

Mother who lost custody of 12 kids says one was abused at shelter

In a hearing over visitation rights for Angel Yulee Adams, the mother who lost custody of 12 children last month, a judge said Thursday an abuse report had come in involving one of her boys staying at a Brandon children's shelter.

Adams later said the incident was sexual in nature, involving other children, and that her son was a victim.

Former State Employee Charged In Fraud Scheme

Former State Employee Charged In Fraud Scheme

A licensed clinical social worker formerly employed by the state Department of Developmental Services was charged today in "double-dip" scheme that defrauded the Medicaid program thousands of dollars, according to the Chief State's Attorney's Office.

Water-Park Promoter Charged With Fraud

Water-Park Promoter Charged With Fraud

A woman has been charged with bilking investors for more than $1 million by promising to use their money to build a water park for foster children, prosecutors claim in Federal Court. Authorities say Liliana Trafficante, 43, used the money to pay her living expenses and to repay early investors.

Foster mother ordered to repay five years of wrongly paid funds in Butler County

Foster mother ordered to repay five years of wrongly paid funds in Butler County

Butler County officials are satisfied with an agreement that will restore more than $39,000 in county funds that were wrongly paid to a foster parent.

Mother testifies against foster son accused of rape

Mother testifies against foster son accused of rape

New details emerge in the disturbing rape case involving a Henrico foster mother. Today, in a preliminary hearing, the victim testified against her foster son, who's accused of the crime.

The Recipe

The Recipe

A cookbook for memories of sexual abuse.

In the summer of 1990, Elizabeth Loftus got a phone call from an attorney in San Francisco. A man named George Franklin had been charged with murdering a child, based on the recollection of his daughter, Eileen. Loftus, a psychologist, had testified in dozens of cases about the fallibility of eyewitness memory. But this case was different. The murder had happened 21 years earlier. Eileen's purported memory, however, was less than a year old. According to the prosecution, she had repressed it.

Foster parents trying to fix 'broken' system

Foster parents trying to fix 'broken' system

Note: For their own benefit, make it easier to adopt.

A Summerville couple familiar with the foster care system says the recently adoption law is only the first step in fixing a broken system.

Kids Banned From Learning Family Business

Kids Banned From Learning Family Business

A pizzeria in Clinton is at the center of a legal battle after the Department of Labor told the owners they were in violation of state law by allowing their children to learn the family business.

Jesse James' sister confirms child abuse allegations

Jesse James' sister confirms child abuse allegations

Jesse James made a number of claims in his interview with "Nightline". He said that regrets cheating on Sandra Bullock and that he doesn't want a divorce. He claims that he wanted to get caught. He also said that infamous Nazi photo isn't funny anymore.

Funds will let Yurok Tribe provide child welfare services to members

Funds will let Yurok Tribe provide child welfare services to members

The California Department of Social Services and the Yurok Tribe announced a child welfare agreement Wednesday that allows the Yurok Tribe to draw down federal funding to provide child welfare services to tribal members.

This agreement, the second of its kind in California, provides for the Yurok Tribe's foster care and adoption assistance benefits to be handled internally by the tribe, according to a press release. That responsibility had fallen to Humboldt and Del Norte counties, where the tribe is primarily located. Services will transfer to the tribe once a plan is adopted and programs are in place.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Foster parent's son charged with molestation, sodomy

Foster parent's son charged with molestation, sodomy

The son of a Cedartown foster parent has been arrested on charges of child molestation and aggravated sodomy.

Charles Edward McBurnett, 21, of 1420 Dry Creek Road, Cedartown was arrested May 17 after a former foster child told his mother of an alleged incident occurring about two months ago, according to police reports.

Bristol Palin: Getting Pregnant at 17 Was "Humiliating"

Bristol Palin: Getting Pregnant at 17 Was "Humiliating"

Bristol Palin admits "it was kind of humiliating" to get pregnant as a teen.

"[I was thinking], 'Great, I'm 17 years old, I'm 40 pounds overweight with a big belly on me, all my friends are at school watching this on the news,'" she tells the June issue of Harper's Bazaar. "This kind of sucks."

Jesse James' Dad Larry: Jesse Is Lying About Child Abuse (VIDEO)

Jesse James' Dad Larry: Jesse Is Lying About Child Abuse (VIDEO)

Jesse James claimed in his Nightline interview that his dad Larry abused him when he was a child, and the abuse turned him into a womanizer and cheater.

Police say Souhegan teacher stole student calculators, sold them on eBay

Police say Souhegan teacher stole student calculators, sold them on eBay

A 50-year-old Souhegan High School math teacher was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing calculators from his students and selling them on eBay.

Is There a Time Limit on How Long Child Protective Services Has to File Charges Against Parents?

Is There a Time Limit on How Long Child Protective Services Has to File Charges Against Parents?

I was so worried that Child Protective Services was going to pursue a court case against us, I forgot that we are innocent! Every parent has that moment of clarity when they KNOW that, in reality, there is no basis for the county to clog the system with another case that is impossible to prove. Why? Because there was nothing there to begin with, just a teenager that didn't want to come home to face the consequences of his actions.

Note: How naive...

Updated Situations and 10% Discount!!

Updated Situations and 10% Discount!!

Note: Does anybody want a kid?

Judge irate over custody fight antics

Judge irate over custody fight antics

A long-simmering custody battle boiled over in court Wednesday, resulting in a disgusted Judge Melba Marsh loudly telling the three adults that if they continued to act like children, that's the way she would treat them.

D.C. child abuse investigations improving

D.C. child abuse investigations improving

Child abuse and neglect investigations in the District are improving but often take too long to locate alleged victims and frequently fail to include interviews with teachers, relatives and others likely to have vital insights into the family, according to a new report by the federal court monitor who tracks the city’s child welfare agency.

Foster Care Month Exclusive: Do Television Shows on Foster Care Make the Grade?

Foster Care Month Exclusive: Do Television Shows on Foster Care Make the Grade?

Note: I give them an A+ in BS.

May is National Foster Care Month. So SocialWorkersSpeak.org, the National Association of Social Workers’ Web site that gets social workers talking about and influencing the media, assembled a panel of social work experts to get their take on how foster care is depicted on television.

Same thing in Child Welfare

Overbilled? State pays anyway

There are only 24 hours in a day, but not always when it comes to submitting home care bills to the state of Minnesota. Checks based on impossible work hours have been paid.

Manitowoc man, 71, pleads guilty to sexually molesting girl, 4

Manitowoc man, 71, pleads guilty to sexually molesting girl, 4

Robert J. Hodgson, 71, of Manitowoc pleaded guilty Tuesday to molesting a 4-year-old girl for whom he provided respite foster care.

Abuse case social worker 'unqualified for task'

Abuse case social worker 'unqualified for task'

A social worker who missed signs of abuse against a three-year-old girl who suffered nearly 200 scars at the hands of her father was unqualified for the task, a report concluded today.

Child Protection Agencies Negligent Turn Child of Alcoholics to An Animal



"We need a normal system of childhood protection in the most accurate sense of this word. Today there is no such system in the country, and these deplorable figures prove this," Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in Mach last year. But as we see situation didn't change.
The president said the authorities had detected 100,000 problem families a year in Russia.

"Children, growing up in such families, permanently join in the ranks of waifs...and become crime victims or often commit crimes themselves," he said.

In order to prevent domestic violence, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is creating a new position: a police family inspector. For now the new position has been filled on a trial basis in five regions. This inspector would take control of troubled families. Authorities are dissatisfied with the fact that they only learn of such problems after a child has been beaten or killed.

In accordance with the family code, any specialist working with children (doctors, school or kindergarten teachers) who learns that a child has suffered abuse, must immediately notify authorities, explained Alexei Golovan, Childrens Rights Commissioner for Moscow. In the West this notification system works well: at the smallest suspicion, doctors and teachers inform authorities. Here the alarm is usually raised by neighbors, friends, or relatives. We often come across neglected cases. We start to investigate, and we discover that the school knew, the clinic knew, but they did not take any steps to notify authorities, even though they were legally obligated to. And all because they dont have anything to lose by not caring about the childs fate. And this will continue until we start holding people responsible for failing to report such incidents.

Institutions are required to react to reports within three days, and immediately if the case is serious. Additionally, police departments now have a childrens affairs division, Golovan continued. If a child is in need of urgent help, police officers must immediately, like firefighters, arrive at the location and do whatever necessary to protect the childs interests. For instance, taking the child away from the family and taking him or her to a hospital or orphanage, then passing this information on to the appropriate authorities, who will take care of the situation.

According to Golovan, many countries have special telephone numbers which people can call who are worried about how a child is being treated. Or a child can call the number himself, and he will be given not only psychological assistance, but government organizations responsible for his protection will take action. In Russia there is no such service yet, but it is still possible to find justice for the children of negligent parents. Complaints can be made to the police, or to any teacher. In Moscow there were even instances of children coming to an orphanage for protection, said Golovan. Of course, in such cases the orphanage is required to take in the child.

Government tested AIDS drugs on foster kids

An oldie but a goodie.

Government tested AIDS drugs on foster kids

Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found.

Once again...

Once again, I am obligated to point out to you some of the bullshit that you may see on television. I must remind you how the news media uses emotional hot-spots to sell their bullshit to the sadly misinformed who in return support their cause and thus, all of that money being used to butter the bread of all of those System Sucks out there. And once again, I must point out to you how the real parents are portrayed as the monsters. Thus justifying their cause to the poor misguided souls who buy into the bullshit so easily.

And please hold on to your lunch while watching this video.



Teacher acquitted of child abuse sues her accusers

Teacher acquitted of child abuse sues her accusers

The Georgia kindergarten teacher recently acquitted of molesting young girls has filed a $25 million personal damages lawsuit against her accusers.

CPS system strained by complaints, 2009 hiring freeze

CPS system strained by complaints, 2009 hiring freeze

Texas child welfare workers are struggling to respond to a spike in abuse and neglect reports that's overlapping with the effects of a hiring freeze, according to a key state official.

"Staff are tired," said Audrey Deckinga , assistant commissioner for Child Protective Services at the Department of Family and Protective Services . "Our system is a little bit stressed."

Note: Sucks to be them. Huh.

Exclusive: Jesse James Claims He's a Victim of Child Abuse

Exclusive: Jesse James Claims He's a Victim of Child Abuse


Sandra Bullock's Ex Says Lack of Self-Worth Made Him Cheat: 'I've Basically Never Felt Good Enough for Anyone'

Adoption: One Way To Grow A Family!

Adoption: One Way To Grow A Family!

Note: And one way to promote the bullshit fairy-tale view of how to live happily ever after with YOUR STOLEN CHILDREN.

A Connecticut Adoption and Family Services worker will be at Manchester Borders Books & Music in the Seattle's Best Cafe to explain the different types of adoption and offer a step-by-step outline to adopting a child. This informational session takes place on June 3, at 7 p.m.

Note: Wanna change the world? Start pissing on their parade. Start showing up at their little events and celebrations. Let these suckers know that they stole your children. Or just keep taking it like a bitch. It's up to you.

Oregon Allowed Heinous Abuse, Guardian Says

Oregon Allowed Heinous Abuse, Guardian Says

A 7-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by her stepfather and grandfather because Oregon failed to remove her from their home, though it knew the men had a history of abusing children, the girl's guardian claims in Multnomah County Court.

Boy tells jury father forced him to get gang tattoo when he was 7

Boy tells jury father forced him to get gang tattoo when he was 7

An 8-year-old boy calmly told a Fresno County Superior Court jury Tuesday that he didn't ask for a gang tattoo and didn't want it, but his father forced him to get one during Easter break 2009.

Open doors of education to at-risk foster children

Open doors of education to at-risk foster children

For two years, a special commission has been at work to transform the fragmented approach that Texas — and most states — have employed in court supervision of children who are placed in foster care because they have been abused or neglected.

Child protection

Child protection

The importance of effective legislation can be gauged by the fact that there has been a considerable decline in the number of juvenile prisoners aged between seven to 11 years since 2000, when the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance was enacted.

INDONESIA: NGOs push for stronger child protection laws

INDONESIA: NGOs push for stronger child protection laws

Millions of Indonesian children remain vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and discrimination because the government has not prioritised children’s rights, says a coalition of NGOs.

Parental Rights and the Juvenile Injustice System Handbook

Parental Rights and the Juvenile Injustice System Handbook

“Know your rights before you talk to anyone from CPS/DCF or let them in your house, they won’t tell you your rights. CPS/DCF can’t do anything without your consent, demand a warrant and speak with an attorney first before speaking with anyone from CPS/DCF, it could cost you your children.”

Ombudsman George Brouwer slams Victoria;s child protection system

Ombudsman George Brouwer slams Victoria;s child protection system

AN ombudsman's report has damned Victoria's child protection system, documenting instances of sexual abuse, a stabbing and teenage girls in care prostituting themselves.
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State fails to protect children living in care

CHILDREN in the care of the state have suffered further abuse and harm at the hands of the people chosen by authorities to keep them safe, a damning investigation by the Ombudsman has found.

Missing Children’s Day passes unnoticed

Missing Children’s Day passes unnoticed

International Missing Children’s Day went unnoticed in provincial capital. The only department, Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB), set up for rehabilitation of homeless and missing children didn’t carry out any activity or issued any memorandum regarding the day.

Social services stretched by increasing workload

Social services stretched by increasing workload

THE number of children being “looked after” by Suffolk County Council has jumped by nearly 10% in just 10 months – and the rise was yesterday blamed on the recession.

Note: According to the child protective industry, if you or your family falls victim to the recession, which was caused by the banks, then your children are at risk. If you can't find a job when there are none or if you are about to loose your home to foreclosure, or if your little piece of the American Dream has been ripped right out from under you during these tough economic times, for whatever reason, the Child Protective Industry is there to kick you when you're down.

Poverty is not child abuse and stress is often caused by external factors that are beyond your control. However, they're not looking to protect children from abuse or neglect. If they were, they'd be helping these families and I don't mean by relieving them of the financial burden of their children being in their care.

Snatched Twins Found After Police Operation

Snatched Twins Found After Police Operation

Two children snatched from social services by their alcoholic mother have been found safe and well, police have said.

Note: See, the kids are perfectly fine, yet the media still has to bash the hell out of the mother by making her look like the dangerous psycho mom from hell, who should not be caring for children. Using stories where they portray a person by only pointing out the persons most negative aspects, is a mind control technique used by those in power to turn us against one another, raise paranoia levels by suggesting there are people like this in your own neighborhoods, etc. when in fact we should be supportive of one another.

This mother took her kids and ran out of fear of loosing them forever. It was a desperate act of love. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Search for missing mother continues

Search for missing mother continues

Searches of the UK and Ireland have continued for two twins snatched from social services by their mother just days before she was to learn whether she could look after them permanently.

Fears Over More Neglect Cases Like Baby P

Fears Over More Neglect Cases Like Baby P

More than a third of social workers and police officers have felt powerless to intervene in cases of suspected child neglect, according to research.

Falsely Accused of Child Abuse

Falsely Accused of Child Abuse

False allegations of abuse may be made by children against their parents for a variety of reasons. It can stem from a child wanting their own way or to avoid discipline. Foster parents may be susceptible to allegations of child abuse as retaliation against a disciplinarian parent. They may want to allege abuse in order to be placed in a different foster home where they perceive things may be more lenient for them.

Jesse James’ Ex-Wife Asks Court To Award Her Shared Custody, More Child Support

Jesse James’ Ex-Wife Asks Court To Award Her Shared Custody, More Child Support

Jesse James’ ex-wife has filed papers in a Southern California court asking for joint custody of the former couple’s daughter, Sunny James, in addition to child support and attorneys’ fees.

Ombudsman George Brouwer's report finds sex abuse of foster children in Victoria

Ombudsman George Brouwer's report finds sex abuse of foster children in Victoria

A DAMNING ombudsman report has found children in foster care are being physically and sexually abused, raped by other children, engaged in prostitution and sexually exploited.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TRIBUNE WATCHDOG: Suicides by troubled teens

TRIBUNE WATCHDOG: Suicides by troubled teens

Sometime before 3:09 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2009, Jamal Miller began to tear the bedsheet in his room at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles.

Foster care program blasted for abuse, neglect

Foster care program blasted for abuse, neglect

The Victorian ombudsman says inaction by the Department of Human Services may have contributed to the abuse of children in foster care.

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear jailed L.A. lawyer's contempt of court case

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear jailed L.A. lawyer's contempt of court case

After a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge sent him to jail indefinitely for contempt of court last year, veteran attorney Richard Fine vowed to take his case all the way to the nation's highest court.

Foster carers are 'leaving in droves'

Foster carers are 'leaving in droves'

THE number of foster carers in Victoria has plummeted in the past decade, prompting concerns about how children at risk of abuse and neglect will be cared for in future.

Judge orders foster-dad, St. Paul ex-teacher child-porn suspect jailed until trial

Judge orders foster-dad, St. Paul ex-teacher child-porn suspect jailed until trial

A federal magistrate ruled today that foster parent and accused child pornographer Gregg Alan Larsen wasn't a flight risk, but that the community would be safer if he stayed in jail until his trial.

Protective Orders: Shield or Paper?



Do protective orders help people or are they just a piece of paper?

Cameras catch lap dance at youth home

Cameras catch lap dance at youth home

State officials are investigating an alleged X-rated party for juvenile inmates of the Goshen Residential Center that took place in December.

Boys, 10 and 11, found guilty of attempted rape of girl, eight

Boys, 10 and 11, found guilty of attempted rape of girl, eight

A pair of boys aged 10 and 11 have become two of the country's youngest convicted sex offenders after an Old Bailey jury found them guilty of the attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl.

Hunt for four-year-old twins after alcoholic mother snatches them from social workers and 'flees to Ireland'

Hunt for four-year-old twins after alcoholic mother snatches them from social workers and 'flees to Ireland'

A mother with 'a dangerous alcohol problem' snatched her young twins from under the nose of social workers and may have fled the country, it emerged today.

Judith Warner Q and A: Kids, Medications, Pesticides and ADHD

Judith Warner Q and A: Kids, Medications, Pesticides and ADHD

A nationwide study linking Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and exposure to pesticides from fruits and vegetables has fired up moms in the blogosphere.

Baby P: social workers admit string of failures

Baby P: social workers admit string of failures

Baby P might still be alive were it not for a catalogue of 'incompetent and systemic failures' by the social workers responsible for protecting him, a tribunal heard yesterday.

Baby Peter failings: two social workers accused

Parents of missing children not giving up hope: child welfare group

Parents of missing children not giving up hope: child welfare group

Parents of missing children, even those who have not been able to find them for over a decade, have never given up hope for their return, a spokesman for the non-profit Child Welfare League Foundation said Tuesday.

Foster care agencies, DCF battle over injuries

Foster care agencies, DCF battle over injuries

A few months after a 10-year-old child was placed with eight other children in a Tampa foster home overseen by a single mom, a 13-year-old boy sneaked into his room and raped him in 2005.

Hooker & teen at juvie jail 'orgy'

Hooker & teen at juvie jail 'orgy'

A suspected prostitute and a 15-year-old girl were guests of honor at a sex party for gang bangers, a pair of convicted killers and other inmates serving time at an upstate prison for teens, The Post has learned.

Monday, May 24, 2010

R.I. child-welfare agency gets federal money to help keep children out of the state system

R.I. child-welfare agency gets federal money to help keep children out of the state system

At Joyce Sylvia’s age, family responsibilities usually amount to spoiling the grandchildren on birthdays and holidays. But long after she was done raising her own children, her family needed her — and she couldn’t say no.

Foster parents no longer in lurch

Foster parents no longer in lurch

A agreement reached with a bankrupt provider of child welfare services ensures that the company's employees, foster parents and subcontractors will be paid, state officials say.

How to Contact Your Stolen Children Later In Life

A recent article originally published on the biased and comment censoring guardian.co.uk, entitled Adopted children face anguish as birth parents stalk them on Facebook has irritated the family rights people in England. And rightfully so.

In this obvious example of parent bashing, the Guardian tells us that...
Adoption agencies are reporting huge numbers of calls from "deeply distressed" adoptive parents whose children have been contacted out of the blue.
Based on stuff like this happening...

But the agencies warn that the existing rules protect often extremely vulnerable children. Where once adoption tended to involve a young, single woman giving up her unplanned baby, now two-thirds of adopted children have been removed because their parents abused or neglected them. In many cases, the birth parents dispute the removal, blaming social services. One message sent to a child given up some years ago for adoption read: "Hello, I'm your birth father. I have been searching for you ever since you were stolen by social services. You look beautiful. I love you so much."

Our beloved Alison Stevens wrote the following response to the editor...

Dear Sir
With reference to the article that was highlighted in today's Guardian newspaper portraying adoption and social networking sites and parents trying to find information about their children, i am very concerned that these anguished parents have been highlighted in a negative manner, as well as Parents Against Injustice, a National Organization, that is well respected within Parliament.
I spent quite a lot of time e-mailing PAIN clients, with regards to this issue, to take part in this cause and am very disappointed with the outcome of today's report in the Guardian.
Many of these Parents have suffered miscarriages of Justice and forced adoption, by the unfairness of the secret family courts and this article, just adds to their misery. Many of my clients have been vindicated by the courts and Social Services, but have had their children wrongly taken into care. We have had the tragedy's of Sally Clark, now deceased, Angela Canning and the horrors of Cleveland, to highlight the tragedies involved, the newspaper on one occasion, mentions my ex co worker, it depicts his surname only, he is not a criminal, just a loving father that has lost his children to a corrupt system.
In this case he has had his name vindicated by the family court, and Social Services.
Kind regards Alison Stevens Parents Against Injustice www.parentsagainstinjustice.org.uk
And she said it better than I ever could have.

Now although this article was obviously written based on the generous information provided by system sucks such as the good old folks over at the adoption agency, one could simply look at it another way.
Mother and daughter reunite after 33 years

Jessica Jakel couldn't stop shaking with excitement, as she waited for her birth mother's arrival at Sky Harbor Airport. She grew up in an abusive family, and when she was seven-years-old she was sent to foster care. Throughout her life Jakel has been praying for her mother and searching for her on facebook. On her 40th birthday this past January, she got the surprise of her life- a short message from mom, saying "Happy Birthday."
Or how about this...

I found out I had 15 brothers and sisters… on Facebook!

Teenager Sophie Featherstone thought she was all alone in the world after her beloved granny died. And then out of the blue, an email arrived.
So you see, for some it is a curse, and for others it is a glimmer of hope.

And so, how do you contact your stolen children later in life? All you have to do is a search on Facebook. Of course it's not 100%, and there is no guarantee that they will want contact, but in many cases, they do.

So let the adoptive parents of your stolen children piss and moan. Let the guardian.co.uk post it's biased and parent bashing bullshit. Here is a new tool, at your disposal.

All is fair and love and war.

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O`•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) Joy & ?
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Missing mother 'may have fled UK'

Missing mother 'may have fled UK'

An alcoholic mother snatched her four-year-old twins from social workers and might have fled the country, a judge has said.

Baby P social workers admit misconduct

Baby P social workers admit misconduct

Death of Peter Connelly could have been avoided if Haringey had learned from the Victoria Climbie tragedy, hearing is told

Police pepper spray 29- year-old Red Bluff man

Police pepper spray 29- year-old Red Bluff man

A Red Bluff police officer was forced to use pepper spray and an impact weapon on a 29-year-old Red Bluff man, Friday according to a department press release.

The Red Bluff Police Department was called to the Crystal Apartment on Main Street to assist two Child Protective Service caseworkers who were conducting an investigation.

Child Abuse and CPS Part II "You Have No Idea"

Child Abuse and CPS Part II "You Have No Idea"

DSS has taken their already damaged reputation to the next level. But this time it goes much high then DSS’s carless social workers, lack of intervention, and staled procedures. It has become an organized business that brings in millions a years at the cost of human lives. Before I get into that let me step back to the lower men and women in this organization that are all too willing to follow sick demands and request of their superiors. I want start by informing you on who some of these people are (case / social workers), that are in charge of such fragile lives are.

Child Abuse and Child Protective Services Part I

Child Abuse and Child Protective Services Part I

I initially wrote this answer as a short assignment, doing minimal research on the subject. Since this short answer, I have done much research on child abuse and CPS. If you have not heard much about the business created out of CPS, my next page will shock you. Please be sure to read part II on this horrible controversy. These innocent children have already been through more than most adults, now, the government is using their disadvantage to create an income in a struggling economy…

Human Trafficking Bill Threatens Legal Industry



A new bill that would make human trafficking illegal in Hawaii could make adult entertainment clubs illegal.

Boy Scouts lagged in efforts to protect children from molesters

Boy Scouts lagged in efforts to protect children from molesters

The Boy Scouts' effort to protect their young members from sexual abuse had large gaps from the start and has significantly fallen behind modern practices.

Two in three teachers accused of abuse are cleared

Two in three teachers accused of abuse are cleared

Note: Yup! And 2 out of 3 parents who are accused of abuse are fucked.

Two in three teachers accused of child abuse are cleared, a Daily Telegraph investigation has found, with only a handful among the many thousands of investigations leading to criminal convictions.

Australian archbishop says pedophilia scandal linked to church 'culture' of discretion

Australian archbishop says pedophilia scandal linked to church 'culture' of discretion

The Roman Catholic Church's culture of discretion and focus on "sin and forgiveness rather than crime and punishment" were among ingrained factors that ultimately led to the child sex abuse scandal and cover-up surrounding the church today, a pre-eminent Australian bishop said Monday.

South Carolina's child welfare system fails to meet national standards

South Carolina's child welfare system fails to meet national standards

South Carolina's Department of Social Services, the state agency responsible for addressing child abuse and neglect, has lost more the $100 million due to budget cuts over the past few years and can no longer meet basic federal requirements for child welfare.

Millions of Medicaid kids don’t get exams

Millions of Medicaid kids don’t get exams

Almost three-quarters of children on Medicaid in nine states are not getting all of their legally required medical, vision and hearing examinations, including immunizations, according to a new government study.

APA: Drug Test Results Often Flawed

APA: Drug Test Results Often Flawed

That poppy seeds can lead to false-positive results on tests for opioid abuse is not just an urban legend, researchers said here.

Students donate care kits for foster children

Students donate care kits for foster children

For their culminating project for the year, gifted and talented elementary students from across the county came up with the idea to make care kits for children who enter foster care.

About 150 students from the fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Elgin, Ridgedale, River Valley and Pleasant schools contributed to the project, collecting donations of hygienic care products and toys for all ages of children who might need to be taken into care.

Note: Now every time I come across an article like this and post it without an explanation, some System Suck gets her panties in a bunch, sends me a comment or an email asking how is it that I could have a problem with such a thing as this. So for the benefit of the easily misled and intellectually challenged, I will give an explanation.

I have no problem with students working on a project with the purpose of helping others such as foster children. It shows caring and compassion and teaches the value of giving. What I have a problem with is that these people are filling these kids heads with so much bullshit that they're actually going to believe that kids are stolen to protect them from abuse or neglect.

When the students put together the kits, they learned about how foster care works and thought about what it would be like to be a foster child.


And if you believe that, I got some swampland in Florida to sell ya.

I highly doubt they considered what it's like to be all doped up on psyche meds in a group home where every time you express your dislike for your situation you are wrestled to the ground by big burly staff members and restrained into compliance. I highly doubt they were taught about the kids who were bounced from home to home or given to pedophiles who use the system to gain easy access to children. I doubt they thought about what it's like to be ripped from their mothers arms while the police are holding them back while she screams, "No don't take my baby!!!"

Selling of babies 'widespread'

Selling of babies 'widespread'

Although Johannesburg is a flash point, selling babies or renting them out is a widespread phenomenon across the country, says a social worker at Child Welfare South Africa.

DSS not meeting requirements

DSS not meeting requirements

The state agency responsible for addressing child abuse and neglect has lost so much money to budget cuts that it can't meet many federal requirements for child welfare, according to a recently released report.

Millions for child welfare

Millions for child welfare

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare has requested the sum of N$521 659 000.
The bulk of this – N$470 470 000 – is earmarked for its child welfare programme.

Cuts to Child Care Subsidy Thwart More Job Seekers

Cuts to Child Care Subsidy Thwart More Job Seekers

Able-bodied, outgoing and accustomed to working, Alexandria Wallace wants to earn a paycheck. But that requires someone to look after her 3-year-old daughter, and Ms. Wallace, a 22-year-old single mother, cannot afford child care.

HSE admits major flaws in data collection

HSE admits major flaws in data collection

The Health Service Executive has acknowledged that there are major flaws in the way it collates information about vulnerable children in care.

ACS, A Xerox Company, to Modernize Delaware's Child Support Enforcement System

ACS, A Xerox Company, to Modernize Delaware's Child Support Enforcement System

The State of Delaware is modernizing its child support enforcement system with technology to increase collections and improve customer service as part of a three-and-a-half year, $47 million contract with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), A Xerox Company /quotes/comstock/13*!xrx/quotes/nls/xrx (XRX 9.13, -0.10, -1.03%) .

Our Story

Our Story

I want to tell you a story. I can do this now but I couldn't before on advice of our attorney. Hopefully it will explain a great deal of the stress that we have been under.

Child Protection from Sexual Abuse



Protect the child..... Protect him from child abuse!

Women prisoners get chance to see children

Women prisoners get chance to see children

To commemorate Child Protection Week, female prisoners in Pretoria were given an opportunity to spend time with their children at the weekend.

Mother sues county over death of child

Mother sues county over death of child

Alleging that her 14-month-old son Adrian Hines suffered fatal head injuries in a local foster home over a year and a half ago, Kristine Freda is suing Tompkins County and the county Department of Social Services for negligence and other claims.

Better options needed for keeping children safe amid state mandates

Better options needed for keeping children safe amid state mandates

With less money and more mandates, better solutions are needed to help protect children who are living in abusive homes, according to Kathy Nelson, a supervisor with Kandiyohi County Family Services.

Note: And it's all bullshit.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

LK Report For May 23rd 2010

A 5-minute error, 25 years on child abuse list?

A 5-minute error, 25 years on child abuse list?

The 3-year-old girl was sitting alone on a playground swingset. A passing teacher knew something wasn't right. She stayed with her until a day care worker realized her error and rushed back outside.

It was a mistake that lasted five minutes. The little girl from Slingerlands, Caitlin, was never in danger.

Twenty months later, the College of Saint Rose honors student whose part-time job was to keep tabs on a group of toddlers at Albany's Cloverpatch Day Care Center has found herself trapped in an Orwellian vortex of government red tape. The fallout has turned her dream of becoming a teacher for children with special needs into a lingering torment.

Defiant Judge Takes On Child Pornography Law

Defiant Judge Takes On Child Pornography Law

In his 43-year career as a federal judge, Jack B. Weinstein has come to be identified by his efforts to combat what he calls “the unnecessary cruelty of the law.” His most recent crusade is particularly striking because of the beneficiary: a man who has amassed a vast collection of child pornography.

New state law allows adopted access to their birth records

New state law allows adopted access to their birth records

Fifteen years in the General Assembly may have earned state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz some political clout, but whatever capital she acquired meant nothing when it came to obtaining a copy of her birth certificate.

CASA program splits from CFD

CASA program splits from CFD

CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocate service that has been helping children in family and court matters for 10 years, is leaving the nest. For the first decade, it operated under the umbrella of the Center for Family Development on the square, one of many programs there designed to help children.

But no more.

As of July 1, exactly 10 years to the day after it was formed, CASA will be in its own offices, under its own governance.

Note: And they'll still be system suck puppets for the agencies.

CPS is the devil himself!

CPS is the devil himself!

Denver, Colorado Division of Child Welfare (CPS) has been in our lives for two years now because of a pediatrician turning us in for homeschooling. Since then, our child, who has Autism and is non-verbal, has been court ordered to attend public school. He went to school all last year and we have jumped through all of their hoops for two long years now.

What a More Humane Welfare System Could Look Like

Note: Poverty is one of their favorite excuses to steal children!

What a More Humane Welfare System Could Look Like

Helen Olbrecht, 54, of Oak Lawn, lost her office manager’s job and is left with two daughters, a grandchild, a dog and a stiff mortgage. She searches fitfully for work and gets by on $318 a month in welfare and $286 in food stamps, while dealing with a foreclosure notice on her home.

Mum's fury after being approached in the street and offered £200 to get sterilised

Mum's fury after being approached in the street and offered £200 to get sterilised

POLICE launched an investigation yesterday after a mum was stopped in the street and offered £200 to become sterilised.

Outraged Deborah Wilson, 33, was leaving a health centre with son Jay when she was approached by controversial Project Prevention.

Note: I'd be pissed too. You don't mess with perfection.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dept. of Children and Families: Secretary Reggie Bicha’s statement on Wisconsin Shares Savings

Dept. of Children and Families: Secretary Reggie Bicha’s statement on Wisconsin Shares Savings

Contact: Erika Monroe-Kane, Department of Children and Families, 608-266-9000

Today, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced $45 million savings in the Wisconsin Shares program. DCF Secretary Reggie Bicha issued the following statement:

Adopted children face anguish as birth parents stalk them on Facebook

Adopted children face anguish as birth parents stalk them on Facebook

The natural parents of adopted children are increasingly using Facebook and other social networking sites to track down their offspring, flouting the usual controls and safeguards.

Adoption agencies are reporting huge numbers of calls from "deeply distressed" adoptive parents whose children have been contacted out of the blue.

Note: Stalk them my ass.

Child Custody – 11 Common False Allega

Child Custody – 11 Common False Allega

If you thought your custody case was going to be fought on the facts and then you found out that you have been falsely accused of something horrendous, you’re not alone. Find out the most 11 common false allegations made when going through a child custody battle.

Edmonton teen charged in young man's murder

Edmonton teen charged in young man's murder

Police have charged a teen with the murder of 25-year-old man found dead early Monday morning on a set of wooden stairs connecting downtown to the river valley.
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The victim can not be identified because he was a foster child and was convicted of manslaughter as a young offender. The man had moved between at least 25 foster homes as a child. At 16, he beat a 37-year-old man to death with a baseball bat. The two knew each other and were drinking together before the killing.

Can CPS take kids without charging parents?

Can CPS take kids without charging parents?

Yes, absolutely. On the flimsiest premise.

Foster Children Should Have Liberty to Take Decisions

Foster Children Should Have Liberty to Take Decisions

It is a matter of great concern that foster children are being moved around foster carers, very frequently. For instance, a child was moved 11 times in seven years, as has been revealed by a report into the placement of children in care by the assembly's children and young people committee.

Part 1 2010 Update: Saving Africa's Witch Children (Falsely Accused)



2010 UPDATE & RECENT FILM FOOTAGE: Saving Africa's Witch Children by Barrister Ata Ikiddeh (Child Rights Activist) Globalmediaeuropeint.

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