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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kids In Limbo - Baby LK Report For June 30th 2013

Spirit Lake foster parent says children taken away because of false accusations

Spirit Lake foster parent says children taken away because of false accusations

A foster parent on the Spirit Lake reservation says she lost her four foster children because of lies told against about her. She says she's worried for the children's safety, but says tribal chairman Roger Yankton has done nothing to address the issue.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

What our judges forget when they send children into care

What our judges forget when they send children into care

When vulnerable youngsters are cared for by the state, they are too often neglected and abused

Social worker suspended for 12 months after screaming 'baby murderers' outside couple's house and threatening to kill them

Social worker suspended for 12 months after screaming 'baby murderers' outside couple's house and threatening to kill them 

A social worker has been suspended for 12 months after she turned up at a couple's house shouting 'baby murderers' and threatening to kill them.

Local child welfare agency too quick to intervene, provincial audit says

Local child welfare agency too quick to intervene, provincial audit says

A heightened awareness of children at risk was partly behind rising costs and heavier caseloads at Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region, a provincial audit has found.

What Can Be Done to Fix US Child Protective Services

What Can Be Done to Fix US Child Protective Services

It’s no secret that children in foster care programs often need extra support and academic assistance. There are also many well-documented disadvantages that burden kids in foster care. What fewer people are aware of is the achievement gap that many foster care kids experience throughout their lives.

Social workers left list of vulnerable children in paperwork given to mum

Social workers left list of vulnerable children in paperwork given to mum

A council have apologised after social workers gave a mum a confidential list of vulnerable children in with a pile of paperwork.

Florida DCF head says agency 'should stay the course' despite child deaths

Florida DCF head says agency 'should stay the course' despite child deaths

After four child deaths in the past six weeks, the secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families on Friday said his agency should “stay the course” in its strategy for transforming the state’s child welfare system.

Note: Based on the fact that these kids were under the watchful eye of DCF when they died, one could reasonably argue that the stress caused by Florida's CPS Agents crawling up ones ass could be a factor in these child deaths and had they left these families alone...

the kids might still be alive today.

Foster dad cleared of charges in sex case

Foster dad cleared of charges in sex case

A 63-year-old Kamloops man was found not guilty Friday of sexually assaulting his foster daughter and her friend during a sleepover in March 2011.

Family feared for baby in CYF care

Family feared for baby in CYF care

The family of a drug-addicted baby who died in Child Youth and Family care say they raised concerns for his welfare after finding mould on his clothing, spots on his skin and severe nappy rash, during a visit.

Children sue Department of Human Services for failing to stop brutal beatings by stepdad

Children sue Department of Human Services for failing to stop brutal beatings by stepdad

TWO children who suffered abuse at the hands of their stepfather are suing the Department of Human Services for failing to protect them.

Woman's Kids Taken Away After Landlord Leaves Her Without Bathroom

Woman's Kids Taken Away After Landlord Leaves Her Without Bathroom

A horrifying story for a local woman who says her landlord left her without a bathroom. The Belle Glade mom is disabled and waiting for a cornea transplant. Now she's turning to CBS 12 for help.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Iqaluit mother angry after social worker questioned son

Iqaluit mother angry after social worker questioned son

An Iqaluit mother is complaining about a social worker who questioned her son at school about whether she or her husband drank or smoked pot.

Maine attorney general dismayed over high court’s decision in Indian custody case

Maine attorney general dismayed over high court’s decision in Indian custody case

Maine’s attorney general Friday expressed dismay over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision earlier this week that will send a 3½-year-old girl named Veronica, now living with her Cherokee birth father in Oklahoma, back to the South Carolina home of her adoptive parents, who are not Indians.

Sen. Murphy under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of foster children

Sen. Murphy under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of foster children

Arizona Sen. Rick Murphy is under investigation for two cases of alleged sexual abuse of foster children in his home, according to police reports.




'People can change’: Families celebrate reunion after foster care

'People can change’: Families celebrate reunion after foster care

Close to 9,000 children were in foster care in Washington state last year, but the majority of these kids will eventually return home. Today, as part of Family Reunification Day, families are celebrating their reunions after overcoming obstacles that range from drug abuse to struggles with parenting skills.

Note: Lots of foster care providers don't want you to think that people can change, because they want the kids or the meal ticket.

Child abuse investigator told 'life in danger'

Child abuse investigator told 'life in danger'

A DETECTIVE working with a police strike force that has charged 11 priests with hundreds of child abuse offences was warned by a colleague that her life was in danger from the "Catholic mafia", an inquiry has heard.

Foster Parent Accused of Having Sex With Teen

Foster Parent Accused of Having Sex With Teen

A Spartanburg foster parent has been arrested and charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor — Second Degree.

Uphill Slog: Reforming DSHS to keep foster kids safe

Uphill Slog: Reforming DSHS to keep foster kids safe

The stories break your heart. The state had placed Jessica Braam, who entered the foster care system at the age of two, in 15 different homes by the time she turned 12. T.O. lived in ten different homes between the ages of six months and three years. When he was two, he was needlessly separated from his brother. S.S. was placed with untrained foster parents who punished him by feeding him hot peppers and “twisting his nipples until they bled.” I.H. was raped by another foster child in the home she was sent to. K.J. was placed with a grandfather who lived in a van and was a known child molester.

Exclusive: Kids returned to mom after false drug arrest

Exclusive: Kids returned to mom after false drug arrest

A Queens mother was reunited with her children taken away from her after she was hit with false drug charges.

State senator in sex-abuse inquiry

State senator in sex-abuse inquiry

Arizona Sen. Rick Murphy, a foster and adoptive parent who identifies himself as a leader on child-welfare issues, is under investigation by Peoria police and state Child Protective Services for allegations he sexually abused children in his care, according to police records.

Child abuse hotline in Warren County criticized

Child abuse hotline in Warren County criticized

On the heels of a Queensbury man's 100 year sentence for sexually assaulting a 22-month-old boy, the New York Office of Children and Family Services is coming under fire in Warren County for allegedly dropping the ball on how they handle calls to their child abuse hotline.

Sex offender awarded custody of 6-year-old

Sex offender awarded custody of 6-year-old

A judge in Oklahoma City awarded custody of a child to 55-year-old Nicholas Elizondo who is a registered sex offender from Bakersfield.  The child is Elizondo's 6-year-old daughter.  The ruling left the girl's mother speechless.

Note: I think these feminazi's need to realize that people can change.  Even men.

The Child Protection Racket

The Child Protection Racket

Child welfare in the state of Missouri comes under the state government’s Executive branch, Department of Social Services (DSS). The Missouri Constitution Article IV Section 37 states the guiding principle of the Department of Social Services quite simply as:

N.J. moves to end gay ‘change’ therapies for youths

N.J. moves to end gay ‘change’ therapies for youths

New Jersey legislators on Thursday approved a bill to ban “change” therapy for children and youths who are struggling with same-sex attractions, only the second such measure in the country.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The foster mum who took in a 'vulnerable' boy of 16 - only to find he was a drunken asylum-seeking thug of 26

The foster mum who took in a 'vulnerable' boy of 16 - only to find he was a drunken asylum-seeking thug of 26

The aggression in the voice on the other side of my spare bedroom door was both startling and frightening — not least because it was supposed to be coming from a young boy.

People posing as employees of Job, Family Services

People posing as employees of Job, Family Services

Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services has learned of two instances where individuals have misrepresented themselves as employees of the agency, according to a press release issued Thursday by JFS director Michelle Tope. In both situations, the individuals misrepresented themselves as working on behalf of child protective services.

After fourth child dies despite DCF's watch, judge concludes: 'the system is not working'

After fourth child dies despite DCF's watch, judge concludes: 'the system is not working'

Note: That's a keen grasp of the obvious you got there Judge.

Despite claims of Secretary David Wilkins and Gov. Rick Scott that the state is doing a good job managing the troubled child welfare system, critics of the Department of Children & Families told the Miami Herald on Wednesday that the recent “cluster” of child deaths suggests the agency is in deep trouble.

Newark Mom Gets 6 Months In Jail For Taking Child

Newark Mom Gets 6 Months In Jail For Taking Child

A Licking County mother was sentenced to nearly six months in jail on Thursday for taking her own child.

Foster care reform oversight panel disbands

Foster care reform oversight panel disbands

An independent panel that oversees the state’s foster care system is going away. And it isn’t because of budget cuts. The panel was scheduled to disband this year.

Note: Oh good, now CPS and the System Sucks can take back control and screw more families.

Imagine selling out so you don't have to live with the conscience of causing this unnecessarily.

DCF social workers protest high case load

DCF social workers protest high case load

Claiming that caseloads were at a "crisis point" at the South Central office of the state Department of Children and Families in Whitinsville, some 25 social workers and supervisors staged an informational picket outside the Church Street office at noon Wednesday to bring attention to their concern.

Social workers under fire over unborn baby row

Social workers under fire over unborn baby row

SOCIAL workers on the Western Isles have been accused of bullying and making decisions without proper evidence during attempts to take an unborn baby into care after the mother gives birth.

Failed to Death: Counties are responsible for child protection, too

Failed to Death: Counties are responsible for child protection, too

The Denver Post’s year-long series “Failed To Death” about kids who’ve died even after they brushed up against Child Protection has brought much needed exposure to the tragic flaws in Colorado’s child welfare system, and has put valuable pressure on the system at the state level to improve. The governor, legislature and state Department of Human Services have responded with positive proposals and some valuable actions.

CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES ARE "INADEQUATE" OFSTED WARNS

CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES ARE "INADEQUATE" OFSTED WARNS

An unannounced inspection of the county's procedures to safeguard children concluded the services are "inadequate".

Adoption of Russian Children by U.S. at a Standstill

Adoption of Russian Children by U.S. at a Standstill

Kremlin children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said that no more Russian children would be allowed to join potential adoptive families in the U.S. despite calls for flexibility with adoptions that were "in process" before the ban was introduced.

Custody battle for baby Veronica continues as Supreme Court sides with James Island family

Custody battle for baby Veronica continues as Supreme Court sides with James Island family

A South Carolina court might decide who will raise baby Veronica after the nation's top justices ruled Tuesday in favor of the James Island couple who tried to adopt her.

Note: All the Supreme Court did was create uncertainty for this kid who should stay with her real father.  However, I am coming across lots and lots of misleading articles.  Some say that the Supreme Court ordered the father to return the kids to the adoptive kidnappers.  That is not the case.  They returned it to the South Carolina Court for further consideration.



Jailed sex offender claims prison officials banned him from reading Jaycee Dugard's autobiography after labelling it 'child porn'

Jailed sex offender claims prison officials banned him from reading Jaycee Dugard's autobiography after labelling it 'child porn'

Prison officials have banned a convicted sex offender from reading kidnap survivor Jaycee Dugard's autobiography on the grounds it includes graphic descriptions of sex and violence against children, it has been claimed.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In wake of four child deaths, Gov. Scott stands by DCF chief

In wake of four child deaths, Gov. Scott stands by DCF chief

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday said he supports child welfare secretary David Wilkins, following the fourth case in the past six weeks of the death of a child who had drawn the interest of administrators in the agency headed by Wilkins, the Department of Children and Families.

Judge Threatens To Jail DCS Employee

Judge Threatens To Jail DCS Employee

Note: Do it!!!

A court hearing in the battle over child fatality records took a different turn Wednesday morning.

Audit called for Child Protective Services: America’s fourth scandal

Audit called for Child Protective Services: America’s fourth scandal

With today’s serious government scandals being brought to light, there remains one that has eluded the national attention under the premise of protecting children.

Fairfield girl, 11, still not competent to stand trial for manslaughter

Fairfield girl, 11, still not competent to stand trial for manslaughter

The 11-year-old Fairfield girl charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a baby last year is still not competent to stand trial, officials said.

Breaking the vicious cycle of foster care

Breaking the vicious cycle of foster care

A state Senate bill aims to teach foster children about pregnancy prevention and help those who do get pregnant. But it's only a first step.

Lawsuits: Agency ignored sex abuse by foster parent

Lawsuits: Agency ignored sex abuse by foster parent

The families of eleven infants and toddlers placed in foster care with a Salem man are suing Oregon’s Department of Human Services, alleging the agency failed to vet the family and ignored signs of sexual abuse.

2012 a year of 'setbacks' for DCS, report says

2012 a year of 'setbacks' for DCS, report says

Report filed in ongoing class action lawsuit cites leadership, management issues but says 2013 has brought some changes for the better

Harsh Realities of Child Abuse and Foster Care Revealed in New Novel

Harsh Realities of Child Abuse and Foster Care Revealed in New Novel

From Mykisha Mac, author of The Love of a Good Man, comes the first of an edgy, sci-fi series. Introducing Star IV is an other-worldly fantasy book that takes real, controversial issues for its compelling plot, leaving sci-fi readers and young adults with a powerful story with an equally powerful message. While revolving around the theme of self-love and confidence, Mac’s book also sheds light on issues such as child abuse, foster care systems throughout the world, infant loss, miscarriage, and bullying.


L.A. County child welfare agency to be targeted for reforms

L.A. County child welfare agency to be targeted for reforms

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a citizens' blue ribbon commission to propose reforms in the county's troubled child welfare agency.

Chief Baker comments on the "Baby Veronica" decision from the Supreme Court



Chief Baker comments on the "Baby Veronica" decision from the Supreme Court

North Wales children's homes abuse: Second man arrested

North Wales children's homes abuse: Second man arrested

A 62-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault as part of an investigation into historical child abuse in north Wales care homes.

Suit claims Columbus police officer ignored child-abuse report

Suit claims Columbus police officer ignored child-abuse report

A Northeast Side woman is suing a city police detective in federal court, saying he violated her constitutional rights and has endangered children’s lives by failing to record her reports of domestic violence and child sexual abuse within a West Side family.

CYF caregiver admits assaulting and insulting children

CYF caregiver admits assaulting and insulting children


A Child, Youth and Family contracted caregiver physically assaulted and verbally abused children in his care, calling them names such as "fat boy", "fat ****", "charity kid" and "peasant".

Trenton woman's mission: Keeping sibling ties strong despite separation

Trenton woman's mission: Keeping sibling ties strong despite separation

When Maria Jones adopted her daughter five years ago, she had what seemed like a simple request for the adoption system: for her daughter to know her biological brothers and sisters.

Michigan couple: Case worker said we're too old to adopt

Michigan couple: Case worker said we're too old to adopt


Rose Bean is 63 years old. She and her husband, Virgil, are licensed foster parents. They took in a baby named Sherry when she was just 28 days old.

Independent panel to probe failure of child-protection reforms

Independent panel to probe failure of child-protection reforms

A divided county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection that would examine why various agencies have failed to implement hundreds of reforms recommended over the last several decades to improve the child welfare system.

Victorian officials closed files on children before they died

Victorian officials closed files on children before they died

VICTORIAN child protection authorities had closed their files on eight children who died within the following 12 months.

28 dead children known to Vic officials

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

CPS case against Nikolayev family dismissed

CPS case against Nikolayev family dismissed

One chapter ended Tuesday and another began in the case of  Sammy Nikolayev.

“Let Me in or I’ll Take Your Kids”

“Let Me in or I’ll Take Your Kids”

Last week HSLDA filed the last brief in the Loudermilk case in the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Two months after an anonymous tipster reported that the inside of John and Tiffany Loudermilks’ home had exposed wiring and was missing stair rails, two social workers and six sheriff’s deputies showed up on the Loudermilks’ doorstep.

Diane Fornbacher, Marijuana Activist, Got Visit From Child Protective Services After Son Discussed Hemp At School

Diane Fornbacher, Marijuana Activist, Got Visit From Child Protective Services After Son Discussed Hemp At School 

Although marijuana may still be illegal in most states, moms and dads across the country are starting to voice their support for its use and legalization. Diane Fornbacher is the publisher of LadyBud magazine and has worked in marijuana advocacy for over 20 years. On HuffPost Live, she recounted how her son's mention of hemp at school led to a visit from Child Protective Services.

Supreme Court rule for couple over baby girl's adoption

Supreme Court rule for couple over baby girl's adoption

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lower court order requiring a South Carolina couple to turn over a young girl they had raised since birth to her biological father simply because he was an American Indian.

The US Supreme Court issues a decision in ADOPTIVE COUPLE v. BABY GIRL ie. The Baby Veronica Case

This is the link to the decision.  I am reading it now.

ADOPTIVE COUPLE v. BABY GIRL

The Supreme Court has apparently overturned the decision of the South Carolina Supreme Court.

HOW HEALTH CARE REFORM CAN HELP CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

HOW HEALTH CARE REFORM CAN HELP CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in March 2010 and taking full effect in January 2014, increases the number of people who have access to health insurance, simplifies insurance enrollment, requires that benefits include substance abuse and mental health coverage as well as medical services, and promotes innovations to help coordinate the fragmented delivery of care. All these changes, if implemented fully and carefully, would be particularly valuable for the highly vulnerable children and families in contact with the child welfare system. These families frequently have substantial health and mental health needs, lack insurance coverage completely (parents) or experience gaps in coverage when their circumstances change (children), and find the complex world of health insurance and health care difficult to navigate. For these vulnerable families, health care reform is truly, in the words of one expert we interviewed, “the biggest social service change in decades.”

Note: I have also heard that the ACA is almost somewhat of an open door invitation for CPS Agents.  Know they enemy and keep yourself informed of what they're up to.

I don't always post because I agree with something.

Salem foster parent who abused children sparks $23 million in lawsuits against state

Salem foster parent who abused children sparks $23 million in lawsuits against state

James Earl Mooney told police he couldn't remember how many of the 50 babies and toddlers who lived in his Salem foster home fell victim to his sexual abuse from 2007 to 2011.

Oregon sued over foster abuse in Salem home

Oregon sued over foster abuse in Salem home

Lawyers for 11 young children who reportedly suffered sexual abuse at a Salem, Ore., foster home have filed nearly $23 million in lawsuits against the state's Department of Human Services.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Former foster parent indicted on 7 counts of sexually abusing 4-year-old child

Former foster parent indicted on 7 counts of sexually abusing 4-year-old child

A former daycare operator and one-time foster parent has been charged with sexually abusing a 4-year-old, with more alleged victims identified. The 69-year-old Peter Tony of Bethel, a hub village of about 6,000 in Southwestern Alaska, has been indicted on seven counts of sexually abusing a minor, Bethel Police Department reported in a press release late Monday afternoon.

Transgender first-grader wins civil rights suit after girls’ bathroom ban

Transgender first-grader wins civil rights suit after girls’ bathroom ban

The Colorado Civil Rights Division has decided in favor of the transgender first-grader who had been prohibited from using the girls’ bathroom at a public elementary school.

Foster Parents Face Prison Time After 5-Year-Old's Disturbing Death

Foster Parents Face Prison Time After 5-Year-Old's Disturbing Death

A husband and wife have been arrested on preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury after a 5-year-old girl was found dead.

Foster father accused of sex with teen in his care

Foster father accused of sex with teen in his care

A young woman testified Monday that her relationship with her foster father — where she was placed at 4 1/2 years old — changed when she was 14, when he told her she was “gorgeous.”


CPS Employee Fired Following Investigation

CPS Employee Fired Following Investigation

A former Child Protective Services supervisor has been fired. The agency continues to feel the impact from questions surrounding the investigation into the death of 22-month-old Tamryn Klapheke, who died last August from apparent neglect.

'Ideal foster parent' was secret paedophile who gave 'sex lessons' to three girls in his care

'Ideal foster parent' was secret paedophile who gave 'sex lessons' to three girls in his care

A man seen as the 'ideal' foster parent by social services was a secret paedophile who sexually abused girls in his care for years.

Supreme Court set to rule in Indian Child Welfare Act case

Supreme Court set to rule in Indian Child Welfare Act case

The U.S. Supreme Court met again this morning but did not release its highly-anticipated decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case.

Boy accused of setting fire in Utah group home



Boy accused of setting fire in Utah group home

A 17-year-old boy has been accused of setting a fire in his bedroom at a state-run group home in Taylorsville.

Where's the post-adoption support for traumatised children?

Where's the post-adoption support for traumatised children?

Adoptive families are put under huge strain when much-needed support is not made available.

Note: Especially those who do it for the money, eh?

Child neglect law overhaul bid spearheaded by Welsh MP to tackle out-of-date 'failings'

Child neglect law overhaul bid spearheaded by Welsh MP to tackle out-of-date 'failings'

A bid to overhaul Britain’s 80-year-old child neglect law and protect Britain’s young people from squalor, humiliation and cruelty is being spearheaded by a Welsh politician.

Report: Allen Iverson Given 72 Hours To Pay $71,000 In Child Support Or Go To Jail

Report: Allen Iverson Given 72 Hours To Pay $71,000 In Child Support Or Go To Jail

An Atlanta judge has ordered former NBA star be Allen Iverson immediately jailed if he does not pay off $71,000 in back child support payments over the next 72 hours.

Parents warned they could face court for lighting up at home in front of kids

Parents warned they could face court for lighting up at home in front of kids

LEGAL experts last night blasted a sheriff’s ‘nanny state’ meddling — after he ruled a mum was risking her kids’ lives by SMOKING.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Manitoba Mennonite community 'very distressed' after dozens of children seized by Child and Family Services

Manitoba Mennonite community 'very distressed' after dozens of children seized by Child and Family Services

A member of an Old Order Mennonite community in Manitoba that had dozens of children apprehended by Child and Family Services last week says his community is "very distressed."

The Mickey Mouse gas mask that Walt Disney designed to protect American kids from chemical warfare

The Mickey Mouse gas mask that Walt Disney designed to protect American kids from chemical warfare

Throughout the years Walt Disney has helped animate some of the most beloved children’s characters, and during World War II he was enlisted to help the American war effort by designing a Mickey Mouse gas mask.

States fight discrimination toward gay foster kids

States fight discrimination toward gay foster kids

Sixto Cancel says his ultra-religious foster family frequently talked about their disdain for his homosexuality at the dinner table, trashed his room and called him homophobic slurs. While he was still a teenager, he says, they kicked him out of their Connecticut home after he had lived there for nearly a decade.

Veronica’s tears

Veronica’s tears

The Supreme Court could rule this week on a wrenching adoption case that sent a baby girl back to her biological father after she spent the first 27 months of her life with an adopted family because she is 3/256 parts Cherokee.

W.Va. woman says prosecutors pushing abuse charges against her husband over her objections

W.Va. woman says prosecutors pushing abuse charges against her husband over her objections

A West Virginia woman whose husband is accused of torturing her for nearly a decade said Friday that authorities are pushing the case over her objections, and she claims their overzealous prosecution has resulted in her losing custody of her child and being forced to live in her car.

Rolin Joseph, Danielle Ward accused of falsely reporting child abuse

Rolin Joseph, Danielle Ward accused of falsely reporting child abuse

An inmate at the St. Lucie County Jail and his girlfriend are accused of filing a false report of child abuse to prevent the jailed suspect's son from moving with his mother out of town, investigators said.

Protesters demand reforms to Child Protective Services, county DCFS

Protesters demand reforms to Child Protective Services, county DCFS

The death of an 8-year-old boy has prompted an investigation into the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services. Friday, protesters met outside the headquarters, hoping the tragedy will spark changes within the department.

Report: Rampant child abuse at ex-home in Vienna

Report: Rampant child abuse at ex-home in Vienna

Children at a former city-run home in Vienna were rampantly abused, with some of them raped and subjected to other forms of sexual exploitation both by caregivers and outsiders, an Austrian investigative commission said Wednesday.

Government parenting advice is 'corrosive and harmful', report finds

Government parenting advice is 'corrosive and harmful', report finds

Official Government advice telling people how to bring young children up should be torn up because it is “corrosive and harmful” and can damage family life, a new academic report argues.

Audit: Not All Child Abuse, Neglect Investigations Complying With State Law

Audit: Not All Child Abuse, Neglect Investigations Complying With State Law

Note: Um.... Duh!!!

Advocates for children say it can mean the difference between life or death.    

Foster Mom Dealing With Very Difficult Bio Mother

Too bad.

Foster Mom Dealing With Very Difficult Bio Mother

Friday, June 21, 2013

Foster mother facing murder charges in Livingston County

Foster mother facing murder charges in Livingston County

A foster mother was indicted Friday by a Livingston County grand jury on two counts of murder in the 2011 death of a 4-year-old Bloomington girl who was under her care.

Jail inmate, girlfriend accused of filing false child abuse report

Jail inmate, girlfriend accused of filing false child abuse report


Child found dead in Cranston was in foster care

The government brags about how many stolen kids they dump on their website

20,000 Foster Kids Adopted So Far Through Website

Federal officials say 20,000 foster children have been adopted after being listed on a national website that links adoptive families with kids.

Mold forces Georgia department out of building

Mold forces Georgia department out of building

Note: It probably came out of a CPS Agent and grew from there.

If you go to the Department of Family and Children Services in Glynn County, you'll see a sign on the door that says the department has temporarily moved a few doors down.

Norfolk children's services director Lisa Christensen stands down



Norfolk children's services director Lisa Christensen stands down

The director of children's services at Norfolk County Council has stood down, a week after MPs called for a change in leadership at the department.

Jeb Bush: Immigrants 'more fertile,' fuel economy

Jeb Bush: Immigrants 'more fertile,' fuel economy

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told religious conservatives Friday that the future of the nation's economy depends upon immigrants in part because they "are more fertile" and create more businesses than native-born Americans.

Teen Gets 30 Years for Killing Foster Father

Teen Gets 30 Years for Killing Foster Father

The 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty in December to killing his former foster father during a burglary in Blackwood.

Kentucky Supreme Court overturns adoptive brother's conviction in death of 9-year-old Amy Dye

Kentucky Supreme Court overturns adoptive brother's conviction in death of 9-year-old Amy Dye

Saying his confession was coerced, the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a Kentucky teenager sentenced to 50 years for killing his adopted sister.

Police investigate death of 2-year-old girl in Cranston foster home

Police investigate death of 2-year-old girl in Cranston foster home

The Cranston police are investigating the death Wednesday evening of a 21/2-year-old girl in foster care.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Scots who suffered abuse while in care in Northern Ireland over a 70-year period are being encouraged to contact official inquiry

Scots who suffered abuse while in care in Northern Ireland over a 70-year period are being encouraged to contact official inquiry

ALMOST 300 people have so far come forward, identifying 35 separate homes and other locations where they allege abuse or neglect took place.

Audit: DCSF case backlog biggest since 2006

Audit: DCSF case backlog biggest since 2006

A state agency that reviews child abuse claims missed a deadline to investigate cases nearly 900 times in 2012, according to a review by the Illinois Auditor General.

Child Protective Services Employee Helped the Mexican Mafia, Cops Say

Child Protective Services Employee Helped the Mexican Mafia, Cops Say

A Child Protective Services employee was arrested in a plot to hinder the prosecution of her boyfriend, a Mexican Mafia gangster, who was convicted of second-degree murder last month.

8 Reasons Straight Men Don't Want To Get Married

If only we had all known this...

8 Reasons Straight Men Don't Want To Get Married

It seems that fewer and fewer people in general are getting married these days, and even fewer men seem interested. Men no longer see marriage as being as important as they did even 15 years ago. "According to Pew Research Center, the share of women ages eighteen to thirty-four that say having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their lives rose nine percentage points since 1997--from 28 percent to 37%. For men, the opposite occurred. The share voicing this opinion dropped, from 35 percent to 29 percent." Why?

Girl charged with stealing foster parents' vehicle

Girl charged with stealing foster parents' vehicle

A 13-year-old girl is expected to appear in provincial court in Corner Brook this morning after she allegedly stole her foster parents' vehicle.

Brooke Mueller - Brooke Mueller branded 'unfit mother'

Brooke Mueller - Brooke Mueller branded 'unfit mother'

Brooke Mueller has allegedly been branded an ''unfit mother'' by a judge in court and warned her that she has little chance of regaining custody of her children anytime soon after leaving the Betty Ford Clinic early.

Child Support: Man Says He Was An 'ATM Machine' After Divorce

Child Support: Man Says He Was An 'ATM Machine' After Divorce

Are alimony and child support laws fair?

Supreme Court orders Wayne judge off bench for lying under oath

Supreme Court orders Wayne judge off bench for lying under oath

The Michigan Supreme Court today ordered Wayne Family Circuit Judge Deborah Ross Adams removed from office for lying under oath and other transgressions.

Mother mistreated by Spanish courts

Mother mistreated by Spanish courts

JUSTICE has finally been served for a mother who was forcibly separated from her child almost a decade ago.

Kids services in 'utter chaos' and set for 'inadequate' tag for fifth year running

Kids services in 'utter chaos' and set for 'inadequate' tag for fifth year running

It was first rated inadequate in 2009 following a series of deaths of children known to social workers – including Khyra Ishaq, who was starved to death

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Foster homes are now protected from sex offenders living near-by

Foster homes are now protected from sex offenders living near-by

The Decatur Police Department is wanting foster families to know that they are now protected in the Sex Offender Notification and Registration Act.

Note: What about the foster parents who are sex offenders?

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes bill to increase foster kid adoptions, defends birth parents

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes bill to increase foster kid adoptions, defends birth parents

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed foster children to be adopted while their birth parents were still fighting to keep them.

Judge Admits Wrongdoing In Child Welfare Rulings

Judge Admits Wrongdoing In Child Welfare Rulings

A state judge has admitted taking too long to issue child welfare rulings and is asking a disciplinary panel to approve a negotiated suspension of 30 business days.

China has 570,000 orphans, most outside govt welfare system

China has 570,000 orphans, most outside govt welfare system

China had some 570,000 orphans by the end of 2012, an increase of 11 percent on the same period of last year, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Wednesday in an annual report.

Sesame Street Creates a Muppet Whose Dad Is in Jail. Way Too Many Kids Relate.

Sesame Street Creates a Muppet Whose Dad Is in Jail. Way Too Many Kids Relate.

Note: I guess they don't want Elmo to feel alone when he gets locked up.

Grab your hankies: To help kids coping with a parent in prison, Sesame Street created a Muppet whose father can't play with him because he's in jail.

Child's death has relatives blaming DCF

Child's death has relatives blaming DCF

As the investigation into the death of a 4-year-old Coral Springs boy deepens, loved ones are stepping up and placing blame.

Abused Kids Will Never Be Safe Until DCF Is Fixed

Abused Kids Will Never Be Safe Until DCF Is Fixed

Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke speaks up for neglected, abused children.

Teen at center of custody dispute runs away

Teen at center of custody dispute runs away

A 16-year-old girl at the center of a custody dispute where her parents claim she was "legally kidnapped" has now disappeared.

Length of stay in foster care for some children a problem

Length of stay in foster care for some children a problem

A report by the revamped Foster Care Review Office issued Saturday showed fewer children were in out-of-home care as of April 1 and were spending less time in what is supposed to be temporary shelter care.

Fugitive Couple Sought in Murder of Adopted Toddler

Fugitive Couple Sought in Murder of Adopted Toddler

An intensive hunt for a fugitive couple wanted in connection with the killing of their 2-year-old daughter in Mississippi is underway in Maywood and surrounding cities after the pair was allegedly spotted in the area selling cars, DVDs and puppies.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Judge tosses lawsuit claiming DCFS took kids from family because father is black

Judge tosses lawsuit claiming DCFS took kids from family because father is black

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a Clinton couple who claimed they lost custody of their children because the father is black.

Texas child welfare workers resign amid probe

Texas child welfare workers resign amid probe

The Texas child welfare agency under investigation for its mishandling of a toddler's death last year has disciplined two employees after discovering one of them had "an inappropriate relationship" with the child's father, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.

ALLEN IVERSON I'm Not Holding My Kids Hostage

ALLEN IVERSON I'm Not Holding My Kids Hostage

Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson has returned his kids to their mother ... and insists he was NEVER holding them hostage in the first place ... at least that's what A.I. claimed in court last week.

'Huge problems' in social services

'Huge problems' in social services

Huge problems are building up in social services departments because of staff shortages and "impossibly high" child protection caseloads, a union has warned.

NH man sentenced for raping 7-year-old foster brother while family lived in Mass.

NH man sentenced for raping 7-year-old foster brother while family lived in Mass.

A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing his 7-year-old foster brother while living in Massachusetts.

Will you be mein? Bizarre moment white supremacist who named his son Adolf Hitler proposed to girlfriend in full Nazi regalia

Will you be mein? Bizarre moment white supremacist who named his son Adolf Hitler proposed to girlfriend in full Nazi regalia

The self-proclaimed Nazi who lost custody of his child after naming him Adolf Hitler proposed to his white supremacist girlfriend yesterday.

Demand for FULL AUDIT Child Protective Services of CALif. part 2



Part 2, of the JUNE 5th , 2013 Rally to support Families ruthlessly brutalized by C.P.S. and one victim, Anna Nikolayev, got to tell her story of 3 days of TERRORISM by CPS criminals yet to be INDICTED for fabricating false evidence. Another woman, Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick gives us hope of her $10.5 million judgement for 6 years of Orange County, California, CPS workers fabrication of false evidence, and Deanna got the check to prove it.

Foster parent pleads to child sex abuse

Foster parent pleads to child sex abuse

A Lexington Park foster parent has entered an Alford plea to one count of sex abuse of a minor. Lowell Johnson, 65, entered the plea in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court on Monday with Judge Michael Stamm presiding. An Alford plea means Johnson did not admit guilt but conceded the state had enough evidence to present at trial to convict him.

Hospitals in China Advertise Sale of Unwanted Babies

Hospitals in China Advertise Sale of Unwanted Babies

Hospitals in central China are advertising the selling of unwanted babies, according to a report by China National Radio (CNR), an official radio station.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Allen Iverson Allegedly Abducted His Own Children

Allen Iverson Allegedly Abducted His Own Children

According to Tawanna Iverson, Allen Iverson’s ex-wife, A.I. has abducted his own children after failing to bring them home after a “vacation.”

How state's child protection system failed this child

How state's child protection system failed this child

The 12-year-old is stretched on a rough wooden cot at the night shelter for street children which doubles as the collaborating agency for Childline, the statutory helpline for kids in distress. His left leg is severed above the right and his right foot has lost its toes. On Monday afternoon, a government ambulance, the one used for the chief minister's 'janatadarbar', dumped Dharamraj (named changed) on the scorching steps of the night shelter, and sped away. Shocked Childline staff were jolted to see the boy lying near-naked on the steps. They had last visited him the previous night at the Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH). How could this be?

Courts unfair to single fathers, laments group

Courts unfair to single fathers, laments group

All single fathers wanted this year for Father’s Day was to spend time with their children.

ALLEN IVERSON Ex-Wife Claims HE STOLE OUR KIDS

ALLEN IVERSON Ex-Wife Claims HE STOLE OUR KIDS

Former NBA star Allen Iverson has abducted his own children ... so says his ex-wife, and now she's begging the court to force Allen to give them back.

Google Is Working On Technology That Will Eliminate Internet Child Porn

Google Is Working On Technology That Will Eliminate Internet Child Porn

One of the best places where information flows freely is the Internet. Sadly though, aside from containing useful information it also comes with materials that exploit children. Google has announced that they aim to fight child pornography on the web by eradicating child abuse images online.

Smacking law confirmed as spectacular failure - Family First

Smacking law confirmed as spectacular failure - Family First

Family First NZ says that six years since the anti-smacking law was passed in a supposed effort to lower our child abuse rates, it has been confirmed as a spectacular failure based on flawed ideology.

Stuart Hall jailed for 15 months for sex assaults

Stuart Hall jailed for 15 months for sex assaults

BBC Broadcaster Stuart Hall has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually abusing under age girls.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Foster care providers see new DCF contract as power-grab

Foster care providers see new DCF contract as power-grab

After meeting with Department of Children and Families officials Tuesday, Lee Kaywork drove back to Jacksonville disappointed.

Obama: Nothing substitutes for the presence of a parent

Obama: Nothing substitutes for the presence of a parent

"Today we're blessed to live in a world where technology allows us to connect instantly with just about anyone on the planet. But no matter how advanced we get, there will never be a substitute for the love and support and, most importantly, the presence of a parent in a child's life. And in many ways, that's uniquely true for fathers," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Broward judge blasts child welfare officials in boy's suspicious death

Broward judge blasts child welfare officials in boy's suspicious death

Blasting child welfare officials Friday, a Broward County Circuit judge said she would have intervened had she known a mother with a mental health history was being allowed her first unsupervised visit with her 4-year-old son.

NJ Supreme Court Rules State Can Seek Custody Of Child Without Evidence Of Abuse

NJ Supreme Court Rules State Can Seek Custody Of Child Without Evidence Of Abuse

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled this week that authorities can seek custody of a child, even where there’s no evidence of abuse or neglect.

MPs’ vote of no confidence in leadership at Norfolk County Council children’s services

MPs’ vote of no confidence in leadership at Norfolk County Council children’s services

The boss of Norfolk County Council’s under-fire children’s services has come under renewed pressure to stand down today after a vote of no confidence from all nine of the county’s MPs.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Woman sues New York City over false drug arrest

Woman sues New York City over false drug arrest

A hard-working single-mother from Queens is suing the city for $50 million dollars, claiming she was falsely arrested on drug charges.

Mac woman charged for relations with foster teen

Mac woman charged for relations with foster teen

A 44-year-old McPherson woman is being charged with four counts of unlawful sexual relations with a 17-year-old in her foster care.

In D.C., unwarranted child abuse suspicions lead to a case with no end

In D.C., unwarranted child abuse suspicions lead to a case with no end

Nearly six years later, the case isn’t over for the Caplan family.


Lawyer Speaks About Canada's Broken Family Law System



An experienced Canadian lawyer with over 35 years experience speaks about the problem with family law in Canada today. The family court industry robs most people of their assets and destroys families. According to this lawyer, the days of family court are numbered.

This Photo Might Make You Reconsider Heading Out For A Nice, Cold Wendy’s Frosty

This Photo Might Make You Reconsider Heading Out For A Nice, Cold Wendy’s Frosty

Listen. We understand. Wendy’s makes a delicious Frosty. And if I had my very own machine at home spewing out globs of soft serve, I’d totally slurp it down right from the nozzle. But using the machine at your place of employment — that place being Wendy’s — as your personal, direct-to-mouth Frosty dispenser is gross.


And remember, on Fathers Day Dave Thomas will give .50 Cents from the sale of every Frosty to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, to help the child protective industry sell your kids.

How Can You Say NO to Foster Kids?

Once again that idiot from Foster 2 Forever shows her sense of entitlement to other people's kids because God decided that she wasn't worthy to have her own.  Notice her choice of words, "sister, brother" as if taking in a stolen child automatically makes them hers.  It's not at all uncommon for infertile's to feel such entitlement to your kids.  Nor is it uncommon for them to quickly attempt to bond with and alienate the kids from you.

How Can You Say NO to Foster Kids?

For those of you who this link won't work, copy and paste the following into your browser.

http://foster2forever.com/2013/06/foster-care-placement.html



Perry signs law to increase oversight of medications given to foster children

Perry signs law to increase oversight of medications given to foster children

Texas Gov. Rick Perry this week signed into law legislation that will provide stricter oversight on psychotropic medications prescribed to children in the foster care system.

Judge changes former DHS worker's sex-crime conviction to deferred sentence

Judge changes former DHS worker's sex-crime conviction to deferred sentence

A former DHS employee who originally was sentenced to two years in prison for the sexual abuse of a teen in foster care received a deferred sentence instead after a Tulsa County district judge vacated his own sentence, saying he had changed his mind.

COURT OFFICER 'FONDLES' WOMAN, HAS HER ARRESTED

COURT OFFICER 'FONDLES' WOMAN, HAS HER ARRESTED

A major investigation is under way in Las Vegas after a court officer is accusing of sexually molesting a woman, and employees and managers allegedly covered up the assault.

Cop Sexually Assaults Woman Then Arrests Her For Protesting

Euthanasia for children nears approval by Belgian Parliament; doctors to mass-euthanize children and Alzheimer's patients

Euthanasia for children nears approval by Belgian Parliament; doctors to mass-euthanize children and Alzheimer's patients

A proposed law on the verge of approval by the Belgium parliament would allow children to decide for themselves whether they should be euthanized ("killed") by medical personnel. Currently, Belgian law limits euthanasia to persons 18 and older, but with the rise of autistic children thanks to biopesticides, GMOs and vaccines, nations are increasingly trying to figure out what to do with all these children who have been permanently damaged by the medical and biotech industries.

Parents say daughter legally kidnapped without their side heard

Parents say daughter legally kidnapped without their side heard

A judge gave custody of their daughter to her boyfriend's family. But the parents never got to tell the judge their side of the story.

N.J. child welfare agency proposes less disclosure in fatal child abuse cases

N.J. child welfare agency proposes less disclosure in fatal child abuse cases

The state Department of Children and Families plans to limit the information it publicly discloses when a child dies or suffers life-threatening injuries from abuse and neglect "to protect the privacy rights of vulnerable children," according to a draft of the new rule.

Thicker than water

Thicker than water

DIVISIVE questions dominate the Supreme Court’s docket this year, but the most emotional decision coming down this month addresses a tug-of-war custody battle over a little girl named Veronica. In the unfortunately titled case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, the court will rule on whether the biological father of a three-year-old had the legal right to reclaim his daughter after she had been given up for adoption. It’s a lose-lose situation: either the adoptive parents who raised Veronica from birth for 27 months, or her biological father, with whom she has lived since January 2012, will be heartbroken when the justices render their decision.

Fixing Foster Care: Does DCFS Need Its Own Citizens’ Commission?…and More

Fixing Foster Care: Does DCFS Need Its Own Citizens’ Commission?…and More

When he started 15 months ago, most felt that DCFS Chief Philip Browning was exactly the right person to turn around LA County’s chronically troubled foster care agency, an unwieldy bureaucratic structure that, in the last two decades, has had a habit of devouring any poor soul who has the timerity to try to run it.

Mother, Son Reunite Thanks to Facebook and the Kindness of Strangers

Mother, Son Reunite Thanks to Facebook and the Kindness of Strangers

Clark Alldridge of Houston, Texas, always knew he was adopted. Still, it was a surprise when a stranger reached out to him and suggested that he check out Cherie Alvis' Facebook page.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

DCF report cites lapse in oversight of toddler's family

DCF report cites lapse in oversight of toddler's family

In the weeks before the death of a 1-year-old boy, a subcontractor assigned to help the family made lapses in its assessment of the case, according to a report released by the Department of Children and Families.

Mom flees with kids after judge orders them into state custody

Mom flees with kids after judge orders them into state custody

Volusia County deputies are looking for a Deltona mother who fled with her three children after they were ordered into state custody, the Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

Is Forced Fatherhood Fair?

Is Forced Fatherhood Fair?

This weekend millions of Americans will happily celebrate the role that fathers play in their families. For some families, though — specifically those in which dad’s role was not freely assumed, but legally mandated — Father’s Day can be an emotionally complicated occasion. And that somewhat messy reality raises a question that is worth examining today as the very definition of parents and families continues to undergo legal and social transformation.

Judge accepts majority of affidavits in orphanage abuse lawsuit

Judge accepts majority of affidavits in orphanage abuse lawsuit

Past residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children left court happy Wednesday after learning that most of their sworn statements about the home will continue to be considered in proceedings this week.

Foster Mom, Kids Lose Everything In A Fire

Foster Mom, Kids Lose Everything In A Fire

A Memphis woman who has fostered and even adopted a number of kids now finds herself without a home.

D.A. wants investigation of state child abuse hotline

D.A. wants investigation of state child abuse hotline

Gary Carpenter III was 5-years old when he died last fall from brain trauma inflicted by Brandon Warrington.

Five runaways from Child Haven found in northwest Las Vegas

Five runaways from Child Haven found in northwest Las Vegas

Five children who ran away from a children’s shelter were found Wednesday, a day after they went missing.

Time Out: Federal Complaint Alleges Rampant Abuse in Texas Truancy Program

Time Out: Federal Complaint Alleges Rampant Abuse in Texas Truancy Program

School tardiness and absences come at a high cost in Dallas, Texas. Gone are the days of detention and writing lines on the chalkboard; now students are fined, even jailed.

Las Vegas police search for 5 siblings, ages 7 to 14, who ran away from county facility

Las Vegas police search for 5 siblings, ages 7 to 14, who ran away from county facility

Five siblings, including a 7 year-old, ran away from a county-managed home and remained missing on Wednesday.

County: No records on children fostered by defendant

County: No records on children fostered by defendant


An attempt to learn more about the foster-parenting history of the former county employee accused of molesting two girls in his care has been thwarted by the fact that the state does not require the retention of such records, county officials said Tuesday.

Teen girl accused of carjacking a caseworker is arrested

Teen girl accused of carjacking a caseworker is arrested

A 16-year-old girl accused of carjacking a Franklin County Children Services aide was arrested this morning driving the stolen car.

Google gives £1m to IWF charity that polices child abuse online

Google gives £1m to IWF charity that polices child abuse online

Google has donated £1 million to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a charity that aims to remove “potentially criminal” content from the internet, following criticism from the Government for failing to adequately censor online material.

Clovis man guilty of tasing foster kids

Clovis man guilty of tasing foster kids

Michael Vargas Sr., 40, was found guilty Tuesday of 24 counts of child abuse, including using a Taser on his foster children, District Attorney Matt Chandler told the Clovis News Journal.

We have to stop the creation of another Stolen Generation

We have to stop the creation of another Stolen Generation

Millions of dollars have gone into bureaucracies to control Aboriginal life, but this has not made children any safer. An alternative is needed

Foster mom: Lawmakers making our jobs harder

Foster mom: Lawmakers making our jobs harder

Foster care is inherently uncertain, but the current situation for CPS has kids in foster care facing more than their share of ambiguity.

Note: She want's more money.

LA terminates contract with private foster agency after allegations of abuse

LA terminates contract with private foster agency after allegations of abuse

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to sever its contract with a private foster care agency after reports of misspending funds and alleged abuse.

Clovis foster parent found guilty of 24 counts of child abuse

Clovis foster parent found guilty of 24 counts of child abuse

40-year-old Michael Vargas was found guilty of 24 counts of child abuse by a Curry County Jury.

Foster care kids need help as they age out of system

Foster care kids need help as they age out of system

Setting up a new apartment and living independently is challenging for a new graduate with a new job, but if you’re one of the roughly 113 children a month aging out of the foster care system in Southwest Florida the challenge can be even more daunting.

Legal aid cuts ''overwhelm'' family courts

Legal aid cuts ''overwhelm'' family courts

There has been a massive increase in the number of couples holding child custody cases in family courts after legal aid for such action has been cut, it has been claimed. Since this April, around 200,000 people a year no longer qualify for state aid in divorce and child contact cases.

Foster father sentenced to three years in prison for scalding girl

Foster father sentenced to three years in prison for scalding girl

A White City former foster parent pleaded guilty to second-degree felony assault and was sentenced to three years in prison for placing a 1-year-old girl under scalding bath water after she defecated in the tub.

Girl, 16, Arrested; Accused Of Assault, Stealing Service Worker's Vehicle

Girl, 16, Arrested; Accused Of Assault, Stealing Service Worker's Vehicle

A 16-year-old girl accused of assaulting a Franklin County Children Services worker and a bystander was arrested by Columbus police officers early Wednesday morning.

Scottish Law May Require Social Workers To Be Assigned To All Children

Scottish Law May Require Social Workers To Be Assigned To All Children

The Scottish Parliament is considering a controversial bill that would assign a social worker to every child born in the country in order to “promote, support or safeguard the wellbeing of the child or young person.”

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A way forward for L.A. County's child welfare department

A way forward for L.A. County's child welfare department

The killing last month of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez of Palmdale led Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto of Los Angeles to demand a state audit of L.A. County’s  Department of Children and Family Services. On its face, the demand appears to make some sense. An outside investigator such as State Auditor Elaine M. Howle might be able to provide some valuable insight into why an agency like DCFS didn’t remove Gabriel from a situation that, in retrospect, looks only too clearly to have been cruel and abusive.

Sexual abuse cases among children in care double

Sexual abuse cases among children in care double

The number of cases of sexual abuse among children in care has doubled in a year, according to the authority responsible for inspecting council care services.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Former foster parent waives hearings on sex charges

Former foster parent waives hearings on sex charges

A former Chester County foster parent and corrections officer waived his preliminary hearings Monday morning in two, separate cases in which he is accused of molesting a young girl in his care.

Deported Parents Face Hurdles To Reunite With US-Citizen Children

Deported Parents Face Hurdles To Reunite With US-Citizen Children

On a hot Monday afternoon in Tijuana, Daniel Bribiescas is taking a new client, 24-year-old Tania Velasquez, to the local office of Mexico’s child welfare agency.

Claim Of Boys Home Abuse Brings Up Foster System Issues

Claim Of Boys Home Abuse Brings Up Foster System Issues

A lawsuit claims there was a sexual assault at a boys home near Belton. In it, attorneys call out the home and the State Department of Social Services for allegedly knowing about prior complaints of child-on-child maltreatment and doing nothing.

$5M settlement approved in alleged abuse at N.S. orphanage

$5M settlement approved in alleged abuse at N.S. orphanage

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has tentatively approved a $5-million settlement between the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children and former residents who claim they were victims of physical and sexual abuse while they were at the orphanage.
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Affidavits for orphanage lawsuit should be tossed: Nova Scotia government

Foster care changes to save South Australia $20 million annually

Foster care changes to save South Australia $20 million annually

Hundreds more staff will be recruited for Families SA to help care for South Australia's most vulnerable children.

Disappearance of 2-year-old from foster home hits 7 years

Disappearance of 2-year-old from foster home hits 7 years

It has been seven years since then-2-year-old Everlyse Cabrera went missing from her North Las Vegas home.

Man Gets 34 Months For Scalding Foster Child

Man Gets 34 Months For Scalding Foster Child

A White City Man has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault charges.

DCF mired in controversy over foster care providers

DCF mired in controversy over foster care providers

A decade ago, amid perhaps the worst foster care debacle in state history, Florida lawmakers transferred all foster care and adoption efforts to private management — hoping local leaders could nurture what the state long could not: a scandal-free child welfare system.

Ex-resident sues SC boys' home over alleged abuse

Ex-resident sues SC boys' home over alleged abuse

Chronic mismanagement by South Carolina's foster care agency led to an 11-year-old boys' home resident being sexually assaulted by an older child, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this year.

State auditor will scrutinize Child Protective Services

State auditor will scrutinize Child Protective Services

Note: I'll believe it when I see it.

It’s audit time for Child Protective Services, part of the California Department of Social Services. A protest rally by 100 people at the Capitol Wednesday morning charged the agency with both abusing its powers and neglecting real cases of child abuse. I took the nearby picture at the rally. Later that day the Joint Legislative Audit Committee of the California Legislature held hearings  on CPS.

Teen arrested in alleged sexual assault of Davis group home runaway

Teen arrested in alleged sexual assault of Davis group home runaway

A teenager was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl who had run away from EMQ FamiliesFirst group home in Davis.

Abuse by foster parents rare

Abuse by foster parents rare

Child abuse is an ongoing problem in the United States, while cases of abuse by foster parents are relatively rare, government data show.

Note: Yeah, we know.  Stooges for the agencies who are supposed to be objective.  Right?

You need to pay very careful attention to the wording of this article.  It contains word games, or plays on words and numbers plugging the myth of severity in effort to make it look worse from one side and better on the other.

Example:

  • The article states that approximately 9 out of every 1000 children nationwide were victims of child abuse.
  • The article states that less than one percent of children in foster care are abused in Texas.  
  • The article does not mention that 9 out of 1000 is technically less than 1% and most people are not smart enough to catch such plays on numbers.
  • The article does not state how many foster children out of 1000 are abused in Texas or in the United States.  Is it 8 out of 1000?  1 out of 1000?  

The article does not give us all the information we need to accurately interpret all of these numbers.  So we would have to do research in order to verify what is being said here, to which I will consult with one of my online friends from Texas who I'm sure would take interest in this.

The article also states the following:
Data show 84 reported cases of child abuse by foster parents in Texas in 2011, compared with more than 72,000 cases of child abuse by the victim’s parents. Parents abused or neglected their own children in about 80 percent of reported cases nationwide.
Now without stating how many kids are in foster care and comparing it to the number of kids in Texas one is not able to do the math and verify that children in foster care are safer than children in their homes in Texas.  We should simply take them for their word.
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Thanks to my buddy Jim Black for his assistance with this article.

I am re-posting his comment here, along with the other links he sent me, so that nobody misses it.
Okay, first abuse by foster parents is a law enforcement issue in Texas and does not fall under CPS or CASA. They are the wrong source for these numbers. 
The 2012 census showed Texas had 7,062,044 children under 18. Now that article used 2011 figures for child abuse so the child population would have been slightly lower. What it did not tell you was of the 72,000 confirmed cases, approximately 18,000 went into foster care. 
Now I find only 84 abuses out of 18,000 rather hard to imagine. Unless it was cases and not children. Using the 9 of 1000 figure would yield 162 children. But even that seems low because it is the general consensuses that foster children are 4-6 times more likely to be abused than if they stayed in the home. That would change that 9 to 36-54 per 1000 children, upping the number to between 648-972 children. 
Now I feel these numbers more accurately estimates the true numbers of abuse by parents. But to get the real numbers check with law enforcement not CPS or CASA.
Jim also sent me the following links which will help you get to the bottom of this.

http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About_DFPS/Data_Books_and_Annual_Reports/

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48000.html

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/html/SB00423F.htm

http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/handbooks/CPS/Files/CPS_px_2000.asp#CPS_apx2000

http://aeovrt.blogspot.com/2013/05/overall-disposition-reason-to-believe.html
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British mums give birth here to avoid forced adoptions

British mums give birth here to avoid forced adoptions

BRITISH mothers-to-be are giving birth in Ireland to avoid their newborn babies being taken into care and placed for adoption.

Father who named his son Adolf Hitler told his ex-wife he was 'the devil reborn' and repeatedly abused her

Father who named his son Adolf Hitler told his ex-wife he was 'the devil reborn' and repeatedly abused her

A self-proclaimed Nazi who is trying to gain custody of his children having named his son after Adolf Hitler was a wife-beating tyrant who was obsessed with the devil, his wife has claimed.

Allen Iverson Facing Prison Over $40,000 In Unpaid Child Support

Allen Iverson Facing Prison Over $40,000 In Unpaid Child Support

Former Philadelphia 76ers player Allen Iverson could be heading to prison over unpaid child support payments.

Tweet of the Day!!!


Thanks to @_Markypoo for today's tweet and for helping us to demonstrate how stupid people really are when it comes to this subject.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Failings of foster system in spotlight

Failings of foster system in spotlight

The Government is making a mockery of post-Ryan Report child protection vows by failing to address serious funding and staffing problems in the foster care services.

2 teens at Calif. group home allegedly raped girl

2 teens at Calif. group home allegedly raped girl

Two teenagers living in a Northern California group home have been charged with raping an 11-year-old girl in a nearby park, authorities say.

Foster-child advocate denies guilt in alleged sexual assault of teenager

Foster-child advocate denies guilt in alleged sexual assault of teenager

The founder and executive director of an organization that recruited parents for hard-to-adopt foster children is facing trial in state court for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

Paris Jackson Didn't Intend to Kill Herself, Says Michael Jackson Book Author

Paris Jackson Didn't Intend to Kill Herself, Says Michael Jackson Book Author

Such is the opinion of Randall Sullivan, who delved into Michael Jackson's personal life for the 2012 exposé Untouchable: The Strange Life and Death of Michael Jackson and now says that the 15-year-old's hospitalization following an overdose was "a suicidal gesture, not a suicide attempt."

Gag Choke Puke - Hold on to your lunch!!!!

Propaganda.

Teenagers at risk after having to leave foster care too soon

Teenagers at risk after having to leave foster care too soon

MPs back campaign for young care-leavers to get council funding to stay in their family homes until the age of 21

L.A. County D.A. considers criminal charges against foster agency

L.A. County D.A. considers criminal charges against foster agency

Jackie Lacey is weighing whether charges should be filed against Teens Happy Homes, a contractor with a long history of financial improprieties and instances of child abuse, a spokeswoman says.

Correction - Foster family living in trailer after dream home condemned - OMFG! ROFLMAO!

Correction - Foster family living in trailer after dream home condemned 

In the Thursday edition of the Brandon Sun, incorrect information appeared in the article “Foster family living in trailer after ‘dream’ home condemned.”

The article states that Teresa suffered a nervous breakdown under the stress of the situation. While the situation was stressful, Teresa never actually suffered a medical nervous breakdown.

Note: But still they got all that money.  Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

Kansan charged with having sex with foster teen in her care

Kansan charged with having sex with foster teen in her care

In what could be the first case of its kind to be prosecuted in Kansas, a woman is facing felony charges of having consensual sex with a 17-year-old in her foster care.

Friday, June 07, 2013

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Thanks to Amberly @thisbellanotte for the following warning.



Ex-child case worker gets 6 years for possessing child porn

Ex-child case worker gets 6 years for possessing child porn

Stanly Dorozynski had been a Utica police officer for 10 years when “curiosity” prompted him to first began looking at images of child pornography in 1990, according to federal court documents.

England To Ban Child Pornography Convicts From Teaching

England To Ban Child Pornography Convicts From Teaching

England has declared anyone who is convicted of viewing images of child pornography and abuse will be banned from teaching for life. The ban comes after Geoffrey Bettley, a 36-year-old teacher, was allowed to resume his career despite admitting that he viewed images of child abuse. Bettley was ordered to sign up for the Sex Offender Registry, but was allowed to return to the classroom because of his "excellent teaching."

Propaganda: Power and Persuasion at the British Library: Reading between the lines

Propaganda: Power and Persuasion at the British Library: Reading between the lines

Although we might be confidently distant from the Orwellian imagination, systems of information control are still being perpetuated. How can we continue to read this age-old manipulation, as it appears in ever more insidious forms?

Note: Off topic, but a very good article that explains a lot when you are able to put two and two together.

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