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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wabanaki REACH Leaders want Child Welfare Reform

Wabanaki REACH Leaders want Child Welfare Reform

It was called a "mandate and beyond: recommendations of the Maine wabanaki-state child welfare". 

Speakers from the Reconciliation, Engagement, Advocacy, Change and Healing Activities commission say it's time for Native American youth, to get the rights they deserve.  Executive Director Charlotte Bacon of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare TRC said,  "When people are denied justice in one area--it means justice are diminished for all, as Dr. King said."

Experts weigh in on shaming parents for giving kids freedom

Experts weigh in on shaming parents for giving kids freedom

Regardless of how you choose to parent your child, you can be sure that someone will disagree with it. And there is always going to be someone out there who will also voice that disagreement — whether you care to hear it or not.

Man wanted for alleged sex abuse of foster children in his care is in police custody

Man wanted for alleged sex abuse of foster children in his care is in police custody

Antonio Huerta, the foster parent sought in connection with alleged sex abuse of two foster children in his care, is in El Paso Police custody.

Ofsted inspections harm children's services, says report

Ofsted inspections harm children's services, says report

Ofsted inspections of children's services are outdated and do not always protect vulnerable children, claims a report from a group campaigning for reforms to public services.

Rosie O'Donnell Custody Battle: Estranged Wife Claims the Comedian Has "24/7 Nannies" for Their Adopted Daughter

Rosie O'Donnell Custody Battle: Estranged Wife Claims the Comedian Has "24/7 Nannies" for Their Adopted Daughter

Rosie O'Donnell and Michelle Rounds' custody battle continues today, with the TV star's estranged wife now claiming their two-year-old adopted daughter, Dakota, has "24/7 nannies" while with Rosie.

Note: This is funny because she plays the all wise and knowing social worker on The Fosters, was the social worker in America, and brags about foster care and adoption.

DCF Review Finds Fault In Handling Hollywood Boy Abuse Claims

DCF Review Finds Fault In Handling Hollywood Boy Abuse Claims

A review by the Department of Children and Families of the handling of abuse reports prior to the death of Ahziya Osceola found faults with the investigations.

Feds Pay for Drug Fraud: 92 Percent of Foster Care, Poor Kids Prescribed Antipsychotics Get Them for Unaccepted Uses

Feds Pay for Drug Fraud: 92 Percent of Foster Care, Poor Kids Prescribed Antipsychotics Get Them for Unaccepted Uses

The release in late March of an alarming new report by federal investigators has confirmed in shocking new detail what has been known for years: Poor and foster care kids covered by Medicaid are being prescribed too many dangerous antipsychotic drugs at young ages for far too long -- mostly without any medical justification at all. The report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General examined in depth nearly 700 claims filed in 2011 in five of the biggest prescribing states -- California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and New York -- and discovered that two thirds of all the prescribing with these popular and costly "second generation antipsychotics" (SGAs) raised high-risk "quality of care" concerns.

Federal court monitor: Foster children’s needs still unmet

Federal court monitor: Foster children’s needs still unmet

Foster children in Connecticut are still not receiving all the mental health services, child care and housing supports they need, partly because the programs are not available, a federal court monitor reported Wednesday.

The mother who was praised by America for beating her kid during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Where is CPS when you need them?

Baltimore Mom Toya Graham's Son-Smacking During Riot a ‘Teachable Moment’

Which suggests that there are times when it's okay to hit your kids?  Why, that goes against everything that the Child Abuse Prevention People stand for or against.   Where do we draw the line?

I personally would suggest that this mother, Toya Graham, is perfectly justified.  The kid was acting like a thug, destroying property, computing crimes and probably hurting people.  He probably deserved a lot worse than what mom did to him.

The feminazi's would not agree however.
I want to be clear that I’m not angry so much with Toya Graham as I am with white America’s reaction to her actions. Toya Graham did what she felt she had to in a difficult situation. That doesn’t make it right (it wasn’t), but it does make it understandable. White America, on the other hand, has created a situation where black parents feel they have to beat their children to protect them from white violence, to the extent that violence like Toya’s is in some sense an extension of white violence—and then white America praises this violence. 
Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2015/04/the-real-travesty-of-the-hero-mom-story.html#ixzz3YnX32vPV
And as usual, Libby Ann here is as full of shit as a Christmas turkey.  She seems to think that this is an extension of the slaves beating the children in front of the white masters, and to save him from the horrific punishment's that "white violence" would bring upon him 150 years ago.  

It has absolutely nothing to do with a loving mom wanting her kid to grow up right.  It has nothing to do with the fact that the kid was acting like a criminal and engaging in criminal activity.  Nope, she hit him.  That is abuse.  CPS needs to take him away, throw him in foster care and drug him into compliance because there is never any good reason to hit your child.  (Most people don't have a clue what happens to these kids in CPS care and think it's a better place.)

F****** idiots.  If more mom's would stand up like that we wouldn't have half the problems with these punks that we do.  Perhaps if Freddy Gray's mom was like this he never would have ended up in police custody that day.  No of course not, what am I saying.  He would have probably ended up in foster care.



What a way to end National Child Abuse Propaganda Month though.  With a perfectly justifiable child beating.

You go Mom!  You raise that boy right.

'I Don't Want Him To Be A Freddie Gray': Baltimore Mom Who Scolded Son For Rioting Speaks Out

And neither would any other parent in America.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Man accused of threatening child welfare worker

Man accused of threatening child welfare worker

A Galliano man is accused of sending a threatening text message to a Department of Children and Family Services employee Tuesday, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said.

Note: I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Never make threats.  You will loose the element of surprise.

Social Worker Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexually Assaulting Child

Social Worker Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexually Assaulting Child

Police Wednesday announced the arrest of a 51-year-old man who is suspected of sexually assaulting a young child on several occasions.

Gov. orders baby returned after DCF takes custody due to mother's disability

Gov. orders baby returned after DCF takes custody due to mother's disability

 In an unprecedented move, the federal government has ordered the Department of Children and Families to return a child to her mother. And on Tuesday, we are hearing for the first time directly from the child's family about their 2-year battle with the department.

Jim Kenyon: Overdue Records from Vermont DCF

Jim Kenyon: Overdue Records from Vermont DCF

Last October, Sam Ramsey asked the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) for his medical records and other important information that the state agency had compiled while he was a juvenile in its custody.

Judge in Indian child welfare case asks court to reconsider

Judge in Indian child welfare case asks court to reconsider

A South Dakota state judge and other defendants have filed motions requesting a federal judge reconsider his ruling in which he found state officials in Rapid City set policies that violate the federal Indian Child Act Welfare Act.

Foster parents accused of sexually abusing children had previous neglect reports

Foster parents accused of sexually abusing children had previous neglect reports

There have been several reports of neglect or abuse against the two El Paso foster parents accused of sexual abuse.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Child Protective Services endangers children

Child Protective Services endangers children

There are great injustices happening right now in this state to our children, parents and grandparents that need to be addressed by the citizens of our beautiful state of Montana.

Rock County considers body cameras for child protective service workers

Rock County considers body cameras for child protective service workers

You've heard of police body cameras, but what about social worker body cameras? That's what one county in Wisconsin wants to have.

Foster parents accused of sexually abusing children; foster father wanted by police

Foster parents accused of sexually abusing children; foster father wanted by police

Two foster parents are accused of sexually assaulting two children that were placed in their care over a decade ago.

Senator Nancy Schaefer: Did her Fight Against CPS Child Kidnapping Cause her Murder?

Senator Nancy Schaefer: Did her Fight Against CPS Child Kidnapping Cause her Murder?

Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer may have known more about State-sponsored kidnappings than any other politician in the United States before she was murdered in March of 2010. Her published report, The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services, is reproduced below. It was the basis for many lectures and interviews she gave on the topic. She claims the report caused her to lose her Senate seat in the Georgia State Senate, but she stated:

Constitutional Court allows 'FCK CPS' sticker

Note: It's not about CPS but it's still worth posting for nostalgic reasons.

Constitutional Court allows 'FCK CPS' sticker

The Constitutional Court decided on Tuesday that it is within someone's right to freedom of expression to wear the FCK CPS logo, but only if the insult is aimed at police in general.


Woman charged with sexual assault of foster child




El Paso Police have arrested and charged a 55-year-old El Paso with Indecency with a Child and Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child after a foster child who was placed with her in 2002 came forth with allegations against the woman.

Rosie O’Donnell’s estranged wife filing for full custody of daughter

Rosie O’Donnell’s estranged wife filing for full custody of daughter

Rosie O’Donnell‘s divorce is taking a bitter turn: Her estranged wife Michelle Rounds was filing Tuesday for full custody of their 2-year-old daughter Dakota.

Note: ROFLMAO!!!!

Parents Could Be Arrested For Leaving Children Home Alone Under New Law

Parents Could Be Arrested For Leaving Children Home Alone Under New Law

New Legislation in the state of Illinois has parents worried about leaving their teenagers home alone.

The Hyped Dangers Of Free-Range Parenting

The Hyped Dangers Of Free-Range Parenting

Recently, the better half and I have been wondering how much of a leash we should extend our seven-year-old child. She participates in a few adult-supervised extracurriculars within walking distance of our house, but can she can travel to and from these activities by herself? It’s not that she can’t be trusted to cross the street or otherwise be safe. As for our personal experience as parents, we grew up in towns in Colorado and Oregon where it would have been unthinkable not to let kids our daughter’s age roam on their own.

California's Child and Protective Services seize over 5,000 children without any justification

California's Child and Protective Services seize over 5,000 children without any justification

California's Child and Protective Services, as well as Orange County California face lawsuits filed by Attorney Shawn McMillan for allegedly seizing more 5,000 children in State-sponsored kidnappings, Pravda.Ru reports.

Father: My Son Is Missing From DSS

Father: My Son Is Missing From DSS

A father tells News 19 that his 17-year-old has left Richland County Department of Social Services custody after they housed him in a hotel in Lexington County earlier this month.

Being bullied is 'worse than child neglect or abuse': Youngsters tormented at school are much more likely to suffer anxiety, depression or self-harm

Being bullied is 'worse than child neglect or abuse': Youngsters tormented at school are much more likely to suffer anxiety, depression or self-harm

Being bullied as a child is worse for a person's mental health than suffering abuse or neglect, scientists claim.



Judge Orders Hearing on Hearsay in Child Protective Case

Judge Orders Hearing on Hearsay in Child Protective Case

A family court judge ruled that the logic behind criminal courts admitting hearsay statements when defendants have intimidated witnesses may also apply to a child protective matter.



NDP leader pledges funding as Alberta records first child welfare death of 2015-16

NDP leader pledges funding as Alberta records first child welfare death of 2015-16

Alberta’s child welfare system has reported its first death in 2015-16, prompting NDP Leader Rachel Notley to hammer Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice for cutting child intervention funding.

Monday, April 27, 2015

EP Foster Parents Accused of Sexually Assaulting Children




Teen Forced to Undergo Chemo Is Released from the Hospital

Teen Forced to Undergo Chemo Is Released from the Hospital

After spending nearly five months in the hospital, Cassandra C. is finally going home.

Home-school bill unnecessarily invades privacy

Home-school bill unnecessarily invades privacy

State Rep. Stephanie Chang introduced a bill last week as the direct result of a recent Detroit case where a mother claimed she was home-schooling two children she had killed and placed in her freezer two years ago.

Georgia man’s life destroyed after he is jailed for 7 months — and then acquitted in 45 minutes

Georgia man’s life destroyed after he is jailed for 7 months — and then acquitted in 45 minutes

A Georgia man lost custody of his two sons, his business, his apartment, most of his belongings, and seven months of his life when he was jailed for allegedly attacking a social worker.


'I never abused my daughter': Couple claim social services witch hunt has left husband behind bars and mother fighting to keep her baby

'I never abused my daughter': Couple claim social services witch hunt has left husband behind bars and mother fighting to keep her baby

A Michigan father convicted of abusing his then-11-week-old daughter who might lose parental rights to his only child claims his baby was never abused.

“Family is the most important thing:” Sisters, separated into foster care in 1937 reunite after 78 years!

“Family is the most important thing:” Sisters, separated into foster care in 1937 reunite after 78 years!

Eight children were separated by family services in 1937 after they were found to be living in deplorable conditions, and today, just two are still living. Elizabeth Keller and Shirley Bridge hadn’t seen one another since they were eight and two years old, respectively. FOX6 was there as they came together again — 78 years later!

Cassandra C, teen who refused chemo, to be released from the hospital

Cassandra C, teen who refused chemo, to be released from the hospital

It has been a long-awaited homecoming.

Cassandra C, the Windsor Locks teen who made national headlines for refusing chemotherapy will be released from the hospital Monday afternoon.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Don't Cook The Foster Kid - Baby LK Report For April 26th 2015

Sometimes parents need to ask for help without fear of losing custody

Sometimes parents need to ask for help without fear of losing custody

Nearly 2,000 children are living in Maine’s foster care system, far outpacing the number of approved foster and adoptive families. While the Office of Child and Family Services issued a plea last month for more families to open their homes to children in foster care, we must do more to end this tragedy and ensure our children grow up in safe, loving homes.
Eight of our colleagues in the Legislature are standing beside us to respond to this urgent need, sponsoring legislation that mobilizes the local community to prevent abuse and neglect by supporting families in crisis and helping them stay together. Our bill, LD 1065, the Strengthening Families Act, empowers parents or guardians to provide for the short-term care of a child when life circumstances prevent them from doing so. Our goal is to protect families and their rights while giving them the courage to ask for help before the challenges they face spiral out of control.

Police don’t need to give unattended children to CPS if no neglect suspected

Police don’t need to give unattended children to CPS if no neglect suspected

Montgomery County police do not have to send unattended children to Child Protective Services if they do not believe neglect is involved in the case and can instead notify the parents and drive the children home, according to a newly released memo from county officials that makes it clear that police have discretion when they find children walking alone in the county.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Foster Father Indicted on 12 Counts of Sexual Abuse Against Teen

Foster Father Indicted on 12 Counts of Sexual Abuse Against Teen

A grand jury just handed down a 12-count indictment against a foster dad who police say sexually abused one of his foster kids for two months.

Rape charges dropped against former foster father

Rape charges dropped against former foster father

Charges were dropped this week against a former Lincoln County foster parent and one-time math teacher indicted for allegedly raping an 8-year-old girl.


Medical Examiner rules Stafford foster child’s death as accidental

Medical Examiner rules Stafford foster child’s death as accidental

The death of a child in the care of a foster family in Stafford County has been ruled an accident.

State child welfare officials review adoption screening process after beating death of 9-year-old

State child welfare officials review adoption screening process after beating death of 9-year-old

A Department of Children and Families investigation into the killing of Pasco County 9-year-old Jenica Randazzo revealed a communication breakdown between child protective investigators and family case workers.

I want an apology for my adoption heartache

I want an apology for my adoption heartache

Holding her newborn in her arms is a profound moment for any mother. But thousands of women pregnant outside of marriage in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s were coerced into having their children adopted. Emma Yeomans speaks to Veronica Smith about a mother’s nightmare

Hancock County mom charged with kidnapping after refusing to turn child over to DHS

Hancock County mom charged with kidnapping after refusing to turn child over to DHS

A 36-year-old Hancock County woman was charged with kidnapping last week after refusing to comply with a court order to turn her daughter over to the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

Friday, April 24, 2015

GUESS HOW MUCH KANSAS DCF PAYS PRIVATE CONTRACTOR TO TAKE YOUR CHILDREN

GUESS HOW MUCH KANSAS DCF PAYS PRIVATE CONTRACTOR TO TAKE YOUR CHILDREN

Kansas’ Department of Children and Families pays St. Francis Community Services, a private foster care contractor, large amounts of money not only to refer cases to DCF, but also increases the amount of money the private company receives based on how long St. Francis remains engaged with the family.

Dad ordered to stay away from children after foster son dies following bath

Dad ordered to stay away from children after foster son dies following bath

The foster father accused of killing 11-month-old Ka’ron Mason was granted $75,000 bond Thursday in Stafford County Court. As part of the bond conditions, David John Marcussen, 33, of Fredericksburg, must stay away from children and must be supervised while around his own two and six-year-old children. He must also surrender his passport. Marcussen was charged with felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of cruelty to children and one count of child neglect after investigators said Ka’ron died from severe burns suffered while Marcussen gave him a bath.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Audit finds records lag for foster-children social workers

Audit finds records lag for foster-children social workers

Georgia social workers charged with overseeing the safety of foster children are getting increasingly behind in their paperwork, making it difficult for managers and the public to ensure they are doing the job, according to a state audit.

Not as many from Central America reaching U.S. this year

Not as many from Central America reaching U.S. this year

A record surge of children and families fleeing Central America and crossing the U.S. border from Mexico was well under way at this time last year.

Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

In the first three months of 2015, more than a handful of Hall County foster care kids with the Division of Family and Children Services spent an average of two nights in a hotel.

“Crash pad for kids?” Sheboygan man accused of housing teenage runaways, having sex with girl

“Crash pad for kids?” Sheboygan man accused of housing teenage runaways, having sex with girl

Officials in Sheboygan have criminally charged a 40-year-old man — accused of housing teenage runaways and having sex with a young girl.

Why Do States Want to Deny Foster Children a Place to Call Home?

Why Do States Want to Deny Foster Children a Place to Call Home?

As a child, I spent almost a decade being shuffled through 14 different foster care placements, including two group homes. It wasn't until I was 12 years old that a family came along and gave me the permanent, loving home of my dreams.

Mexican girl who was wrongly seized and sent to US is reunited with family

Mexican girl who was wrongly seized and sent to US is reunited with family

When a woman in Texas claimed that Alondra Luna Nunez was her long-lost daughter, the girl's real parents in Mexico say they presented more than a dozen documents from baptismal records and a copy of her birth certificate to family photographs. They were sure it was enough to demonstrate her true origins.

Children’s aid societies told to stop using Motherisk hair tests

Children’s aid societies told to stop using Motherisk hair tests

The province is expanding the scope of the independent probe into problems at the Hospital for Sick Children’s Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory.


N.J. lawmaker: Why pay $2M for armed security instead of police at child welfare offices?

N.J. lawmaker: Why pay $2M for armed security instead of police at child welfare offices?

After a child welfare caseworker was attacked by a knife-wielding client at her office in Camden, Gov. Chris Christie's administration hired armed security guards and assigned them to each of the 46 offices scattered around the state to help calm workers' fears about their safety.

Conyers and Cardin Bills To End Racial Profiling Forgot About The Children

Conyers and Cardin Bills To End Racial Profiling Forgot About The Children

U.S. Representative John Conyers, along with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin have reintroduced The End of Racial Profiling Act of 2015.

Great.  Now this is why it will go no where:  They forgot about child welfare!

Foster Father Accused of Raping Teen in Group Home

Foster Father Accused of Raping Teen in Group Home

Police arrested a foster father on the east side after they say he sexually abused one of the teenagers he took in to his home.

Baltic States Say Norway, UK and Finland Have Stolen Their Children

Baltic States Say Norway, UK and Finland Have Stolen Their Children

Several Eastern European countries have declared war on child protection agencies in Norway, Finland and the UK, claiming that they are breaking up families based on little or no conclusive evidence.

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Disappointed With New Federal Indian Child Welfare Guidelines

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Disappointed With New Federal Indian Child Welfare Guidelines

The nation's largest constituent group of adoption attorneys, law professors, and judges is reacting to the Department of Interior's recently issued guidelines from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) concerning the Indian Child Welfare Act(ICWA), a federal law established in 1978 to protect Native American children, families and tribes.

Taking on 'free-range' parenting; ie. Criminalizing Parents For Letting Kids Play Outside

Taking on 'free-range' parenting; ie. Criminalizing Parents For Letting Kids Play Outside

Here we go!  Leave it to DHHS and WGME to start the conversation about criminalizing parents for letting their kids walk to school or letting their kids play outside.  Yes, this is where it's headed as that's what happened recently to a couple of parents in Maryland.

DCF secret list rife with problems

DCF secret list rife with problems

Something as simple as a small cut on a child in your care can land you on Vermont’s secret child abuse substantiation list; and getting your name removed might just take a Vermont Supreme Court decision.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Stafford baby dies from hot bath burns; foster dad charged with murder


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Stafford baby dies from hot bath burns; foster dad charged with murder

The Stafford County Sheriff’s office arrested and charged a man with felony murder for the death of an 12-month-old baby.

Baby dies after bath, foster dad charged with murder

Baby dies after bath, foster dad charged with murder

David John Marcussen, 33, of Village Parkway in Fredericksburg, was charged with felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of cruelty to children and one count of child neglect after investigators said his foster son died after a bath. Marcussen turned himself into the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Friday and was jailed at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Teacher: Principal filed false abuse claim in push-out ploy

Teacher: Principal filed false abuse claim in push-out ploy

A veteran Boston Public Schools teacher who has been in the excess pool of unwanted teachers since February has lodged an explosive discrimination complaint, saying her principal filed an unfounded child-abuse claim against her as part of an effort to push out high-earning veteran teachers.

Top N.J. child welfare official predicts court monitoring will end by 2017

Top N.J. child welfare official predicts court monitoring will end by 2017

New Jersey's child welfare system could wrap up its court-ordered supervision and meet its obligations for improvement within two years, the commissioner of the Department of Children and Families said Wednesday.

Ex-child welfare agency head sentenced to county jail

Ex-child welfare agency head sentenced to county jail

The former head of a northwestern Pennsylvania child welfare agency who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $68,000 has been sentenced to nine months to nearly two years in the county jail.

Lawsuit against child welfare agency headed back to court

Lawsuit against child welfare agency headed back to court

The District Court abused its discretion when it blocked children from meeting with their attorneys in a lawsuit challenging the state's child welfare system, a federal appeals court says.

DFCS using local hotels to house foster children

DFCS using local hotels to house foster children

amily and Children Services is renting local hotel rooms to house children who cannot be placed in foster families.

DHHS official: Drug use not necessarily child abuse

DHHS official: Drug use not necessarily child abuse

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services professionals are no strangers when it comes to local cases involving adult drug users and the children in their care.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Orange County (CA) Child Protective Services Alleges Unwarranted Seizure of Thousands of Children

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Orange County (CA) Child Protective Services Alleges Unwarranted Seizure of Thousands of Children

Attorney Shawn A. McMillan, of the Law Office of Shawn A. McMillan, filed a Federal Lawsuit in the Central District of California, Southern Division on April 20, 2015 (case number 8:15-cv-00626). The lawsuit alleges that the Orange County Child Protective Services Agency took a young boy from his mothers home in the middle of the night without any justification, and without first obtaining a warrant. The Class Action complaint also alleges that as a matter of practice the agency frequently removes children from the custody of their parents without first obtaining a warrant where no emergency exists, and has done so for at least five years.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Former Missouri social services worker accused of stealing from children

Former Missouri social services worker accused of stealing from children

A former Missouri state social services worker is accused of stealing money intended for children.  The alleged incident happened while this worker was still employed by the state.

Former foster mother charged with sexual relationship with foster son ordered to stand trial

Former foster mother charged with sexual relationship with foster son ordered to stand trial

A Westmoreland County woman was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges that she had an ongoing sexual relationship with her former foster son.


Bills move forward to curb overuse of psychiatric medications in California foster care

Bills move forward to curb overuse of psychiatric medications in California foster care

Following powerful testimony by former foster youth, a package of reform bills designed to rein in the excessive use of psychiatric drugs in California's child welfare system met unanimous approval in the state Senate on Tuesday -- the first step in a series of legislative moves ahead.

How the legal system often ignores the constitutional rights of parents

How the legal system often ignores the constitutional rights of parents

In a recent post on the notorious Maryland case where authorities have repeatedly detained two children in order to force the Meitiv family to stop them from walking home alone, I noted that the parents have the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent on their side. At Above the Law, experienced public interest lawyer Sam Wright agrees that the parents have the Constitution on their side, but cautions that bureaucrats and lower court judges routinely ignore such petty issues as constitutional rights when it comes to enforcing the their conceptions of “the best interests of the child”:

Low Number of Foster Kids Go To College in Luzerne County

Low Number of Foster Kids Go To College in Luzerne County

 Officials at Luzerne County Community College say they were stunned to find out that only five percent of foster kids in the county go to college. Now they are on a mission to change that.

Buckinghamshire foster children placed in care miles from county

Buckinghamshire foster children placed in care miles from county

Nearly two thirds of children in the care of Buckinghamshire County Council have been placed with foster families outside the county - with some living hundreds of miles away.

Police search for girl missing from foster care

Police search for girl missing from foster care

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information to help find a 15 year-old girl who has gone missing from Coningsby.


Woman impersonates social worker, kills mother, kidnaps 3-month-old baby

Woman impersonates social worker, kills mother, kidnaps 3-month-old baby

A 36-year-old Indiana woman, has been arrested and charged after she allegedly pretended to be working with the Department of Social Services on call so that she can kidnap a three-week old baby and killing the baby's mother, the Texas police reports.

ILLINOIS ‘CHILD SAFETY’ LAW TARGETS SINGLE MOMS: PAY FOR DAYCARE FOR TEENS OR FACE JAIL

ILLINOIS ‘CHILD SAFETY’ LAW TARGETS SINGLE MOMS: PAY FOR DAYCARE FOR TEENS OR FACE JAIL

Republicans pass laws for several reasons: To give handouts to the wealthy, destroy the environment, and shame the poor. A new law out of Illinois hits another favorite target of the GOP: Single moms and the working poor.

Supporters rally around Banda as she fights for custody of her son

Supporters rally around Banda as she fights for custody of her son

During a rally Monday at Stevens Park, people from near and far came to show support for Shona Banda, an advocate of medicinal marijuana now fighting for custody of her son.

County Council Wants Details on Unattended Child Policies

County Council Wants Details on Unattended Child Policies

The issue of Silver Spring parents Alexander and Danielle Meitiv – who have run afoul of Child Protective Services for letting their children walk to the park alone – has Montgomery County elected officials searching for answers.

Case work 'inconsistent' in child protection services: Sask. advocate

Case work 'inconsistent' in child protection services: Sask. advocate

Saskatchewan's children's advocate says he's concerned about the quality of case work in child protection services and says inconsistency is especially problematic.

The Time Strangers Saw My Son and Threatened to Call Child Protective Services

The Time Strangers Saw My Son and Threatened to Call Child Protective Services

I watch from about 10 feet away as you happily play on the beach access to the pool. It is your favorite place. Being 15, you don’t want your mom “breathing” down your neck, and so I stand in the water about 10 feet away, watching your siblings (4 and 7) splash around in the water wearing life jackets.

Michigan Lawmakers Want Homeschooled Children Registered Like Dogs and Inspected by Social Workers

Michigan Lawmakers Want Homeschooled Children Registered Like Dogs and Inspected by Social Workers

In the wake of the tragic murders of two Michigan children whose mother tortured them before stuffing them into the family’s freezer, lawmakers are calling for more stringent regulation of homeschooling in the state.

Help Me Get Back To My Dad



I was kidnapped by Sampson County DSS and Sampson County Law Enforcement over a year ago. I was returned to my dad by Judge Stevens because my dad never abused or neglected me. Now DSS wants me back because I was exposing how I was abused and neglected in Foster Care. They want to keep me away from my family and friends. I am 17 years old and I want to be with my dad. Sampson County Sheriff Thornton arrested my dad and is keeping him locked away at the Sampson County Detention Center in North Carolina because I will not go back to Foster Care to be abused even more. Me and my dad need help from anyone, any organization or any government agency stronger than Sampson County, North Carolina.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ex-foster dad charged with CSC dating back to 2008

Ex-foster dad charged with CSC dating back to 2008

A former Kent County foster father has been ordered to stand trial on accusations he sexually assaulting two girls under his care before the state revoked his foster care license in 2011.

DCF Faulted For Oversight Of Privatized Agencies

DCF Faulted For Oversight Of Privatized Agencies

Two reports presented to lawmakers last week criticized the Florida Department of Children and Families for poor oversight of the privatized agencies that deliver child-welfare, substance-abuse and mental-health services statewide.

Horror story of abuse against foster children in FLA - one dead

Horror story of abuse against foster children in FLA - one dead

As a parent, grandparent, or any other caring human being you will also be horrified at what the authorities found when they inspected a pest control company truck on the side of the road.

Ricky Dearman: Dad falsely accused of sacrificing babies and drinking their blood in satanic cult describes 'horrific' ordeal

Ricky Dearman: Dad falsely accused of sacrificing babies and drinking their blood in satanic cult describes 'horrific' ordeal

A dad falsely accused of sacrificing babies and drinking their blood as part of a satanic cult wept as he described his "horrific" ordeal.


Dad of girls locked in bedroom so mum can live with child abuser blasts social services

Dad of girls locked in bedroom so mum can live with child abuser blasts social services

'There is no-one from social services monitoring it. Where are the children when their mother is having a shower or a bath? The whole thing is just a shambles,” fumes angry father

Indiana mom lured away by 'child welfare worker' found dead; baby safe


Indiana police said Sunday that a missing 23-year-old mother has been found murdered in an apparent plot to steal her newborn baby, who had also disappeared.


What Is Parental Alienation and How Can It Affect Custody?

What Is Parental Alienation and How Can It Affect Custody?

Parental alienation syndrome is a psychological term that means one parent is turning the children against the other parent, usually due to a divorce or child custody dispute. The syndrome manifests as the child’s denigration of the other parent, but there is no real justification for it. It results from the other parent’s indoctrination of the child and the child’s own contribution to vilifying the targeted parent.

Cuyahoga County child-abuse hotline, 696-KIDS, back in service after temporary outage


An unknown problem caused the Cuyahoga County 24-hour child-abuse hotline, 216-696-KIDS, to temporarily lose service for about four hours Sunday night, a Children and Family Services official said.

Foster Mom Used Back Scratcher, Ropes, To Punish Child [Graphic Photos]

Foster Mom Used Back Scratcher, Ropes, To Punish Child [Graphic Photos]

A foster mom has been arrested for “disciplining” the child in her care with a back scratcher and other items that included branches, water pipes, and steam.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Child abuse laws putting a strain on PA foster care system

Child abuse laws putting a strain on PA foster care system

Pennsylvania child abuse laws put in place after the Jerry Sandusky scandal are having an impact on the state's foster care system.

“Culture Of Incompetence”: For-Profit Foster-Care Giant Is Leaving Illinois

“Culture Of Incompetence”: For-Profit Foster-Care Giant Is Leaving Illinois

National Mentor Holdings, a giant company in the lucrative but little-known field of privatized foster care, is shutting its foster care operations in Illinois in the wake of a scathing state government investigation that found a “culture of incompetence” at the firm and recommended that the state stop dealing with the company.

Commercial surrogacy should be legalised, Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant says

Commercial surrogacy should be legalised, Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant says

The Chief Justice of the Family Court has called for the immediate legalisation of commercial surrogacy in Australia.

Tribes urge restart of background checks in child placement

Tribes urge restart of background checks in child placement

Washington tribes and the country's largest group representing Native Americans are asking for state and federal help in getting background checks when a tribe needs to place a child with a foster parent in an emergency situation.

Woman Murders Young Mother, Steals Newborn, After Posing As Child Protective Services Worker

Woman Murders Young Mother, Steals Newborn, After Posing As Child Protective Services Worker

The body of a young mother was found on Friday wrapped in plastic and stuffed in a storage bin 180 miles from her Anderson, Indiana, home. The mother, Samantha Fleming, and her 3-week-old infant named Serenity, were reported missing after they left on April 5 with a woman claiming to be from Indiana Child Protective Services. The fake CPS worker then took Samantha to her home where she murdered her and kidnapped the newborn.

A family torn apart twice over

A family torn apart twice over

I recently had an anguished call from the aunt of a young boy who had died in a tragic and widely reported accident. The boy’s distraught mother was her sister. I know this capable woman, because a year ago I told the bizarre story of how social workers had taken away her own daughter, a cousin of the dead boy. The children had grown up so close that they were “like brother and sister”.


Paedophile policeman who tried to foster young boys jailed for possessing sickening child porn images

Paedophile policeman who tried to foster young boys jailed for possessing sickening child porn images

A paedophile policeman who tried to foster young boys and talked about buying a baby online has been jailed for distributing indecent images of children.

Friday, April 17, 2015

CPS Inspector Reads to Children at Local Day Care Center

CPS Inspector Reads to Children at Local Day Care Center

An inspector with Child Protective Services paid a visit to a local day care center in the 3300 block of Gollihar Friday to read to children.

Note: Hey kids!  Be afraid.  Be very afraid, and keep your mouth shut.

East Bay foster teen overdosed on combination of painkillers, anti-depressants, alcohol

East Bay foster teen overdosed on combination of painkillers, anti-depressants, alcohol

A deadly combination of anti-anxiety and antidepressant drugs, painkillers and alcohol were responsible for the death of a teen living in an Antioch foster home late last year, a county coroner has found, intensifying questions about why no one took Steven Unangst to the doctor when he showed clear signs of being dangerously sedated.

Indigenous children nine times more likely to be placed in care, report finds

Indigenous children nine times more likely to be placed in care, report finds

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are more than nine times as likely to be placed in out of home care than non-Indigenous children, a new report into government services has found.

Reducing Inappropriate Psychotropic Prescribing For Children And Youth In Foster Care

Reducing Inappropriate Psychotropic Prescribing For Children And Youth In Foster Care

There is currently a much-needed national spotlight on the high rates of psychotropic medication use among children and youth in foster care, most of whom receive health coverage through Medicaid.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hold on to your lunch

Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon. We may ask what is relevant but anything beyond that is dangerous. He is a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don't listen to him. Remember that - do not listen. 
~ Father Merrin: The Exorcist 1972.
I think that the letter in the following article is a fake.
This 8-Year-Old's Letter to the Social Workers Who Saved Her from Abuse Will Break Your Heart
When Marie Rose Suprenant was 8 months old, she was admitted to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta center after suffering severe abuse from her biological mother and her mom's boyfriend. She weighed just 14 pounds, sustained many fractures, and had a severe spinal injury that left her paraplegic. The couple was arrested, and Marie was adopted by Michele, a social worker at CHA.
It is possible that this is based on a real child's experience, and a social worker could surely help and direct this, but there is just too much that makes me question it's authenticity as well as demonstrates the process of the creation of a future social worker who has been listening to another social worker for most of her life.  An 8-Year-Old’s Open Letter to Social Workers

I suppose I could be wrong but it is National Child Abuse Propaganda Month which did begin on April 1st, and the System Sucks are warming you up for all of those annual fundraiser events and bringing a tear to the eye of a normal person helps them to dig a little deeper.  Just wait and see, the emotion junkies will all be standing around the pinwheel gardens, holding candles (that you can get for a 10 dollar donation) while this is read aloud all across the country.  That's what they do.  FMI: Click Here

Now I feel for this kid, I really do, and I'm sure she's sweet and smart and it was horrible what happened to her, but her situation is irrelevant to the fact that her head has been filled with a social workers bullshit.  And now it's being used to help social workers feel good about themselves and sugar coat the process of destroying families by exploiting one of the few case that had a wonderful and happy ending.

Remember.  Most of these kids come out of it all screwed up.  FMI: Click Here

This case is not representative of the many like it's being sold.

We are rarely acknowledged for our hard work and, at times, I think we all wonder if we make a difference.
This is just one social workers bullshit being sold through a brainwashed child to be used as a public relations stunt.

Grandparents protest Child and Family Services

Grandparents protest Child and Family Services

Patsy Fercho has been virtually cut off from the grandchildren she raised until social services handed them over to their father, she said. She worries now they're being abused based on his history and their descriptions of life with their father.

Parents rally around ‘free-range family’ with petitions, protest plans

Parents rally around ‘free-range family’ with petitions, protest plans

The public has rallied in support of Maryland’s widely known “free-range” parents on a Facebook page, on news sites and in at least two online petitions calling for changes in how government agencies get involved in decisions by parents about what is best for their children.

California Bill Says Children of Teens in Foster Care Not Presumed At-Risk of Abuse

California Bill Says Children of Teens in Foster Care Not Presumed At-Risk of Abuse

While there is clear evidence that children born to mothers with experience in the foster care system are at heightened risk to enter the system themselves, a new bill in California would preclude social workers from using a pregnant or parenting foster youth’s foster care records when determining whether or not to remove his or her child.

Boy who killed foster mother had been teased at school

Boy who killed foster mother had been teased at school

A boy who stabbed his foster mother to death had fought with other pupils at his school and been teased about his foster background, an inquiry has heard.


Parents with a disability 'judged on parental skills before they can learn', inquiry hears

Parents with a disability 'judged on parental skills before they can learn', inquiry hears

Parents with a disability are treated almost like criminals, a parliamentary committee conducting a hearing in the ACT has heard.


Child adoption in Kenya frustrating, says MP

Child adoption in Kenya frustrating, says MP

Taita Taveta County Woman Representative Joyce Lay was on the verge of tears as she narrated to the National Assembly her experience in attempts to have a child through adoption.

Mother of attacked teen speaks out


The mother of a teen girl who was assaulted downtown after leaving her CFS hotel placement made an impassioned plea for privacy just hours after the girl was taken off life-support.


'She didn't abuse me': Woman taken from her family aged nine and her mother jailed in high-profile Munchausen-by-proxy case speaks out for the first time, 19 years on

'She didn't abuse me': Woman taken from her family aged nine and her mother jailed in high-profile Munchausen-by-proxy case speaks out for the first time, 19 years on

Exactly 19 years ago on Wednesday, Kathy Bush made national headlines when she was arrested and accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old daughter ill for attention.

State issues emergency rules to ease adoption for Alaska Natives

State issues emergency rules to ease adoption for Alaska Natives

Following pressure from several Alaska Native groups, the Walker administration has issued an emergency regulation designed to ease burdens on Alaska Natives hoping to adopt Native children.

Manitoba's Children's Advocate says CFS kids staying in jail too long

Manitoba's Children's Advocate says CFS kids staying in jail too long

Manitoba's Children's Advocate says, kids in government care are being kept in jail long after they should be released because there is nowhere else to put them.

Sorry kids, there's no room in the budget to protect you

Sorry kids, there's no room in the budget to protect you

My Turn: Child Protective Services' problem wasn't its name, but its starved budget — one that is strikingly similar to the Department of Child Safety's.

Texas Fathers Take Fight For Equal Custody To State Capitol

Texas Fathers Take Fight For Equal Custody To State Capitol

Texas fathers took to the state capitol today to support a bill for equal parenting, and a Frisco dad was front and center.

Dawn McKenzie inquiry: Should knives be locked away from foster children? Suggestion discussed by expert witnesses

Dawn McKenzie inquiry: Should knives be locked away from foster children? Suggestion discussed by expert witnesses

Inquiry into death of Dawn McKenzie, stabbed to death by foster child hears report suggesting knives should be locked away from foster children


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Manitoba accused of violating rights of foster children stuck in jail

Manitoba accused of violating rights of foster children stuck in jail

The Manitoba government is under fire after a provincial watchdog said children in government care are languishing in jail due to a lack of foster care spots.


TEXAS JUDGE DENIES TWO GAY DADS PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THEIR BIOLOGICAL TWIN SONS

TEXAS JUDGE DENIES TWO GAY DADS PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THEIR BIOLOGICAL TWIN SONS

A Texas family court judge has denied the request of a legally married same-sex couple to adopt their newborn biological twin sons. The judge also denied a petition to list both men — or either — on the children’s birth certificates, even though Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs each biologically fathered one of the twin boys,  Lucas and Ethan.


Teenager's stabbing of foster mother came out of the blue, inquiry told

Teenager's stabbing of foster mother came out of the blue, inquiry told

THE killing of a woman by her teenage foster son came out of the blue and could not have been predicted, an inquiry has heard.

Finally One Of My Annual Exposing National Child Abuse Propaganda Month Bullshit Posts

Here is an article about the pinwheels for National Child Abuse Propaganda Month, which they're probably selling off to the bleeding hearts as a fundraiser.
Here's the problem.
  • The 437 blue and silver pinwheels, which are the national symbols for child abuse and neglect prevention, represent the 437 reported and investigated cases in Medina County for 2014.
Here's the reason this is a problem.
More than four-fifths of the investigations or assessments determined that the child was not a victim of maltreatment, with the following dispositions: 58.0 percent unsubstantiated, 9.7 percent no alleged maltreatment, 10.7 percent alternative response nonvictim,3 1.5 percent closed with no finding, 0.7 percent “other,” and 0.2 percent intentionally false. 
This is from the Child Welfare Information Gateway's: Child Maltreatment 2012: Summary of Key Findings, Page 2 which can be accessed here.  https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/canstats.pdf  
Now lets do the math.  (calculations are approximate based on national findings and the law of averages)

4/5ths = 80%

80% of 437 = 349 cases where the investigation determined that the child was not the victim of maltreatment.  This leaves: 437-349=88 cases that were.

Now 88 substantiated cases doesn't look nearly as bad, or rather emotionally captivating as the number 437, does it.  Therefore they are fluffing the numbers to try to make the problem appear worse than it actually is.

Now try convincing the stupid people of this.

When 'Stranger Danger' is actually the police and CPS

When 'Stranger Danger' is actually the police and CPS

Outrage is inevitable when "protecting our nation's children" turns into state-sponsored kidnapping and perversely unnecessary trauma to families who don't follow the rules.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Report: Michigan lagging when it comes to tracking child welfare programs

Report: Michigan lagging when it comes to tracking child welfare programs


A new report says problems with the data management system Michigan uses to track its child welfare programs is one reason the state is still under court oversight. 

Michigan belittled in new set of child welfare changes

Michigan belittled in new set of child welfare changes

A brand new computer that’s essential to calculating enhancements in Michigan’s child welfare programs remains an issue, frustrating condition employees in addition to families and agencies taking care of troubled kids, court-hired monitors reported Monday.

‘Free-range’ parents plan to file lawsuit after police pick up children

‘Free-range’ parents plan to file lawsuit after police pick up children

A D.C-based law firm will file suit and pursue “all legal remedies” to protect the rights of the Maryland parents whose two young children were taken into custody for more than five hours Sunday after someone reported them as they made their way home unsupervised from a Silver Spring park, the firm said Tuesday.

'Free range kids' are victims of pathetic fight over parenting styles (Commentary)

'Free range kids' are victims of pathetic fight over parenting styles (Commentary)

They were coming home from a park, on this gorgeous, blossoming weekend, after playing.

And for this, a 10-year-old and his 6-year-old sister ended up in the back of a squad car. Again. For hours this time.
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Parents of Md. Kids Seized by CPS to Bring Lawsuit

Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, the Maryland parents who have been criticized by Child Protective Services for letting their 10- and 6-year-old children walk and play in their suburban D.C. neighborhood alone, are now filing a lawsuit.

Man walking dog called police about free-range children

Man walking dog called police about free-range children

The man who called the non-emergency line Sunday evening when he saw two young children walking alone near a park said he had never seen them before.


Maine's Mandated Tattle-Tales

Maine's Mandated Tattle-Tales

So the Bangor Daily News just published an article which talks about Mandated Reporter laws in Maine.  While there is some good information here that could potentially save a child's life, I need to point something out.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Judge reverses course; former CPS worker's trial delayed

Judge reverses course; former CPS worker's trial delayed

Hunt County District Attorney Nobie Walker now wants the investigator whose work led to the indictment of three Child Protective Services workers in 2013 investigated.

Falsely accused teacher files lawsuit in sexual abuse case

Falsely accused teacher files lawsuit in sexual abuse case

A Vancouver Island teacher who an arbitrator found was falsely accused of sexually abusing a student has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of British Columbia seeking damages against an investigator into the accusations.

Foster Mother Faces Intentional Injury Charge in Child Abuse

Foster Mother Faces Intentional Injury Charge in Child Abuse

Chinese authorities have applied to arrest a woman in connection with a child abuse case in east China's Nanjing city.

Parents ‘Exhausted and Terrified’ After Their ‘Free Range’ Children Were Taken Into Custody for Playing in a Park Alone

Parents ‘Exhausted and Terrified’ After Their ‘Free Range’ Children Were Taken Into Custody for Playing in a Park Alone

The so-called “free range” children of Maryland parents, who made headlines late last year when they were called out for letting them walk a mile home unaccompanied, were taken into protective custody for several hours Sunday.

State criticized in latest report on child welfare reforms

State criticized in latest report on child welfare reforms

A report says a new computer system intended to help the state of Michigan manage child welfare programs remains plagued with problems.

DHS employees put on leave after foster parents charged with not providing food, medical care

DHS employees put on leave after foster parents charged with not providing food, medical care

Three employees of the Department of Human Service's child welfare program are on paid administrative leave following the arrest of two foster parents on charges they did not provide adequate food or medical care to two young children.




Michigan Supreme Court is stealing people's inalienable rights.



Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and the Michigan Supreme Court are to blame for the child trafficking scheme being run successfully by our Michigan county courts and Child Protective Services.

Child Protective Services Investigating Md. "Free-Range" Parents Again

Child Protective Services Investigating Md. "Free-Range" Parents Again

Two Maryland children are back home after authorities opened yet another investigation into their parents for allowing the young children to walk home alone.

Note: Whoever made that call ought to be punched in the mouth and have their dialing finger broken.  Mind your own business people!  If you want to live in a world created by your own paranoia, don't force it upon everybody else.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Burn the Social Worker! - Baby LK Report For April 12th 2015




Is a Sick Child an Asset to a Bankrupt State?

Is a Sick Child an Asset to a Bankrupt State?

When I try to grasp what Michelle and Isaiah Rider’s life has become over the past year I think of nightmares so horrible you make a conscious effort to wake yourself up. Tragically, there is no waking up from this. On March 11, an Illinois judge plunged this small family of two deeper into the dark world of Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mom accused of having sex with adopted son

Mom accused of having sex with adopted son

The case of a Rathdrum woman accused of having sex with her 14-year-old adopted son will be tried by a jury in Kootenai County.

Senator working to correct errors on child abuse registry

Senator working to correct errors on child abuse registry

In August, Lincoln Sen. Colby Coash sent a question to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.


Proposed budget would add 542 child-welfare workers in L.A. County

Proposed budget would add 542 child-welfare workers in L.A. County

One of the perennial complaints in Los Angeles County government — that child-welfare caseworkers carry crushing caseloads — might be eased if county supervisors approve a plan to accelerate one of the most aggressive rounds of hiring in county history.

Youths in care speak on struggling under current CFS system

Youths in care speak on struggling under current CFS system

The province plans on hiring new workers and trying to get kids out of care. But, some experts wonder if the province is able to fix a system they say is broken.

Child welfare agency says some cases may take longer to hear

Child welfare agency says some cases may take longer to hear

The new director of Arizona's child welfare agency outlined plans to stop assigning lower-priority cases despite condemning a similar practice while leading the agency's criminal investigation two years ago.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Vermont State Police looking for Christopher Caswell, missing teen in DCF care

Vermont State Police looking for Christopher Caswell, missing teen in DCF care

Vermont authorities issued a plea on Friday for information about the whereabouts of a missing teenager, who's presently in the custody of the Vermont Department of Children and Families.

California creates first guidelines for prescribing psych meds to foster youth

California creates first guidelines for prescribing psych meds to foster youth

Three years after joining forces to address the alarming use of psychotropic medications in California's foster care system, a high-level group of health care officials, attorneys and public policy leaders on Friday unveiled a sweeping set of guidelines for doctors who prescribe the powerful drugs to some of the state's most traumatized children.


Torres: Don't be surprised by DCF failure



Torres: Don't be surprised by DCF failure

The fact that DCF previously investigated a Palm Bay woman accused of murdering her three young children is not surprising.

Judge won't delay trial of former CPS worker in Moore case

Judge won't delay trial of former CPS worker in Moore case

A judge has denied a last-minute motion by Hunt County prosecutors to delay the trial of a former Child Protective Services caseworker after a witness came forward saying the investigator on the case intimidated and coerced her into making a false statement.


Proposal would mean body cameras for Rock County social workers

Proposal would mean body cameras for Rock County social workers

“There is nothing to validate the credibility of the Child Protective Services Agency,” Addie said in an interview before the meeting.

Sydney White waives preliminary hearing

Sydney White waives preliminary hearing

A Grand Junction foster parent accused of killing an 11 month old baby in her care was back in court Wednesday morning.

Thousands may be stuck in foster care

Thousands may be stuck in foster care

Sihle Ngobese, spokesman for Social Development MEC Albert Fritz, said at the end of February there were 28 657 children in foster care.

Penn State Board of Trustees vote to settle lawsuit with person abused by Jerry Sandusky

Penn State Board of Trustees vote to settle lawsuit with person abused by Jerry Sandusky

The Penn State Board of Trustees voted Thursday to settle legal claims with “one or more” persons abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.


N.J. family sues 'DYFS' for home intrusion, civil rights violations, attorney says

N.J. family sues 'DYFS' for home intrusion, civil rights violations, attorney says

A Warren County family is suing the state's division of child protection and permanency for alleged unconstitutional home intrusion and civil rights violations, according to a press release issued by their attorney Kenneth Rosellini.

Florida foster mom speaking out, leaving system

Florida foster mom speaking out, leaving system

A foster parent who recently spoke out with concerns about Department of Children and Families decisions says she and her husband are giving up their license to be foster parents.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Tinker Air Force base employee arrested for allegedly sexually abusing foster child

Tinker Air Force base employee arrested for allegedly sexually abusing foster child

Authorities arrested a civilian employee stationed at a local Air Force base after he was accused of sexually abusing a foster child.

Adoption advocates ‘disappointed’ with new Indian Child Welfare Act guidelines

Adoption advocates ‘disappointed’ with new Indian Child Welfare Act guidelines

A statewide adoption advocacy group says they are disappointed with a new set of expanded federal guidelines for the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Logan County man accused of sexually abusing foster child

Logan County man accused of sexually abusing foster child

A Logan County man is accused of sexually assaulting a foster child in his home.

House moves to allow religious adoption agencies to refuse gay couples

House moves to allow religious adoption agencies to refuse gay couples

Under pressure from social conservative groups, the Florida House acted Wednesday to allow faith-based adoption agencies to deny adoptions to gay couples.

Oregon Lawmakers Propose Alternative To Prison For Offenders Raising Children

Oregon Lawmakers Propose Alternative To Prison For Offenders Raising Children

During those years, particularly during his time in Klamath Falls and Cottage Grove, he says, Olson saw children affected when their parents were arrested for criminal offenses.

Former DSS supervisor released after pleading guilty in child abuse case

Former DSS supervisor released after pleading guilty in child abuse case

A former department of social services supervisor who pleaded guilty last Tuesday to felony child abuse charges was released from the Union County Jail on Wednesday afternoon, with time already served.

Bath man who claims false abuse charge has court appearance

Bath man who claims false abuse charge has court appearance

For the first time in a year, a judge heard motions Wednesday in the case of Brandon Ross, a Bath man who claims he was falsely accused of child abuse.

FALSE REPORTS

FALSE REPORTS

Crystal Lynn Brown, 27, of 355 Maplewood Drive, Ambridge, was charged Tuesday with making false reports of child abuse and making false reports to law enforcement. Ellwood City police said Brown made an anonymous report that a woman living on First Avenue in Ellwood City was abusing two children.

Suspensions for DHS workers in Lawhorn case

Suspensions for DHS workers in Lawhorn case

At least two Department of Human Services workers have been disciplined for their inaction in the case of a 12-year-old Kentwood boy accused of stabbing a 9-year-old to death.

State may bolster number of child protection workers, with a catch

State may bolster number of child protection workers, with a catch

The first of several planned overhauls in the state’s child protection system would withhold some county dollars until caseworkers prove they can respond early and often to abuse reports, marking the first time such funding in Minnesota is performance-based.


Wednesday, April 08, 2015

B.C. woman set on fire in supposed pagan ritual was social worker on Schoenborn file

B.C. woman set on fire in supposed pagan ritual was social worker on Schoenborn file

A B.C. woman who suffered a fiery death in a supposed pagan ritual “gone horrifically wrong” was a former social worker who handled the case of three murdered children.

Brighton Woman To Appear On “Dr. Phil”; Family Torn By Child Abuse Claims

Brighton Woman To Appear On “Dr. Phil”; Family Torn By Child Abuse Claims

A Brighton woman is expected to appear on the “Dr. Phil” television show next week to share her story about her struggle to reunite her family.

Note: I have no respect whatsoever for the CPS loving, CASA Puppet System Suck known as Dr Phil.  

Father of injured baby says he warned county welfare officials

Father of injured baby says he warned county welfare officials

A Henderson father blames Child Protective Services for not doing enough to protect his little girl.

Wanda Larson set to be released after pleading guilty to child abuse

Wanda Larson set to be released after pleading guilty to child abuse

A former department of social services supervisor who pleaded guilty last Tuesday to felony child abuse charges is scheduled to be released from the Union County Jail on Wednesday, with time already served.

Governor signs bill tightening reins on child welfare workers

Governor signs bill tightening reins on child welfare workers

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Monday to put some new constraints on child welfare workers before they can remove a youngster from a home.

The new law which takes effect July 3 says a child cannot be taken unless the caseworker submits the reasons to his or her supervisor and the supervisor approves the removal.

Note: Only the most corrupt CPS agents get to be supervisors.  

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

CFS stops using Winnipeg hotel that housed hundreds of children

CFS stops using Winnipeg hotel that housed hundreds of children

A downtown Winnipeg hotel that hundreds of toddlers and teens called home is no longer in use by the province’s Child and Family Services.


Use of meds by L.A. County foster, delinquent kids prompts reform

Use of meds by L.A. County foster, delinquent kids prompts reform

Los Angeles County officials are preparing to crack down on doctors who inappropriately prescribe powerful psychiatric drugs to foster youth and children in the juvenile delinquency system, according to a copy of the plans obtained by The Times.

Commentary: Texas must do more to retain CPS caseworkers

Commentary: Texas must do more to retain CPS caseworkers

Note: And we must do more to expose them for the frauds and lowlifes that they are.

I thought becoming a child protection caseworker would be an ideal way to achieve my calling. But I was quickly advised by those who have been there that Child Protective Services, or CPS, was where you worked "when you can't find a job anywhere else."

Woman fasting to protest CFS decision to take grandson

Woman fasting to protest CFS decision to take grandson

A woman, who can’t be identified because her grandchild is in the care of Sagkeeng Child and Family Services, says she will fast until the child is returned.


Woman alleges abuse by Hunt County deputy


A Quinlan woman says she was attacked and punched by a Hunt County deputy while she was 38-weeks pregnant.

To the Doctor Who Reported Me to Child Protective Services

To the Doctor Who Reported Me to Child Protective Services

I knew you didn’t believe me. We faced each other in the exam room, my son’s blistering red arm between us, and I could tell. It was his third trip to the doctor in as many days, each time to see someone new. Our story had never changed.

New federal law tells states to look for ways to let foster children lead more normal lives

New federal law tells states to look for ways to let foster children lead more normal lives

Not so long ago, if foster children in Florida wanted to spend the night at a friend's house, the parents hosting the sleepover faced a criminal background check. Taking the kids on an out-of-state vacation required official permission from a state agency.

Maine lawmaker sponsors bill to search bags of children in residential care

Maine lawmaker sponsors bill to search bags of children in residential care

A bill sponsored by an Aroostook County legislator seeks to allow administrators of children’s homes or residential care facilities to search the backpacks or travel bags of the residents.

Court approves $2.075 million settlement for ex-foster children

Court approves $2.075 million settlement for ex-foster children

The federal court in Nevada has approved a $2.075 million settlement for seven former foster children who claimed they were injured while in Clark County’s child welfare system, the National Center for Youth Law announced Monday.


Arkansas governor signs adoption law banning 're-homing'

Arkansas governor signs adoption law banning 're-homing'

Spurred by the disclosure that a lawmaker transferred custody of children he had adopted to a family where one of the children was sexually abused, Arkansas' governor on Monday signed legislation barring the practice known as "re-homing."

Proposed bill gives Maine parents more information about daycares

Proposed bill gives Maine parents more information about daycares

A new bill would require DHHS to notify parents in writing of any complaints it's investigating within five days.

Florida foster children in danger of losing homes because of anti-Christian discrimination

Florida foster children in danger of losing homes because of anti-Christian discrimination

Tens of thousands of children in Florida's child welfare system could be in danger of losing their homes if faith-based foster-care and adoption providers in Florida are not granted "conscience protection" by the legislators meeting in Florida's state capitol this month.

Colorado's child welfare watchdog says Denver Human Services action was 'egrigious'

Colorado's child welfare watchdog says Denver Human Services action was 'egrigious'

A Denver Human Services background check identified a convicted sex offender and a woman convicted of child abuse -- even so a DHS caseworker, backed by a supervisor, placed children with them.

Manitoba teen still in coma after attack; uncle blames child welfare system

Manitoba teen still in coma after attack; uncle blames child welfare system

A 15-year-old girl who was severely beaten while under the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services remains in a medically induced coma, with her family members by her side.

Monday, April 06, 2015

9-year-old Nanjing boy physically abused by adoptive parents

9-year-old Nanjing boy physically abused by adoptive parents

A series of images showing a nine-year-old boy suspected of being abused by his foster parents have gone viral after they were uploaded by a Weibo user on Friday evening.

Texas Deputies Caught on Camera Punching Pregnant Woman During CPS Visit

Texas Deputies Caught on Camera Punching Pregnant Woman During CPS Visit

Note: The Jack Booted, Baby Stealing, Thugs!!!

Texas deputies stormed into a home with state Child Protective Services workers workers to seize an 18-month-old child last month, forcing the child’s pregnant mother into a counter before punching her at least twice in the back of the head.


Overdue child protection investigations soar in six months

Overdue child protection investigations soar in six months

THE number of overdue child protection investigations within the embattled Department of Children and Families has soared to more than 1300 in just six months.

NT government department silent on rape of girl in care

NT government department silent on rape of girl in care

THE Department of Children and Families refuses to explain how a girl in its care was allowed to regularly leave Yirra House to visit a drug home where she was ultimately raped.

Bill aims to keep American Indian children with families

Bill aims to keep American Indian children with families

While applying for her driver's license at age 16, Karen Hardenbrook saw her birth certificate and learned what her adoptive parents from Broken Bow never told her: she was born in Winnebago and her mother was a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. As a baby, the state removed her from her biological grandmother's crowded home on the reservation.

Mothers And Children Allegedly Locked In A Dark Room For Protesting Detention Conditions

Mothers And Children Allegedly Locked In A Dark Room For Protesting Detention Conditions

Detention officers allegedly locked migrant mothers and children in a dark room, took away internet access, and threatened to take their children away from them after some went on a hunger strike to protest conditions at a Texas immigration detention center, according to lawyers and advocates. In a five-day strike that ended Saturday, about 78 women went on a hunger and work strike or acted in solidarity to demand better food and medical care, as well as their release from the Karnes Detention Center.

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