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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A new court: From rebellion and substance abuse to family reunification

On Tuesday, a new branch of a Caddo Parish family preservation court met for the second time.

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Children’s Aid Society employees on strike for safer work conditions

Workers with the Children’s Aid Society of the Region of Peel (CAS), the agency for child services for the Peel Region near Toronto, are striking to get better work conditions — including improved safety.

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Plan to tackle crisis for Aboriginal kids

A crisis in which one in 10 Aboriginal children in Perth is placed in state care will be addressed by a series of reforms to be announced today.

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Child safety service not told Tiahleigh Palmer's foster father was 'person of interest' for months

Tiahleigh Palmer’s foster father and accused killer Rick Thorburn was permitted to run a daycare business for five months after the schoolgirl’s death despite being a person of interest in the investigation, it has been revealed.

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Class action suit aims to keep DHS from housing foster kids in hotels, offices

Lawyers representing Oregon foster children have filed a class action lawsuit in federal court asking a judge to end the Oregon Department of Human Services' practice of housing foster children in hotels and state offices.

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Shocking Neglect Alleged in Foster Program

In a lawsuit against Oregon, a little girl's guardian claims the Department of Human Services certified a man as a foster father and placed her with him even though he told DHS that he was "a sex addict" with "obsessions and compulsions with pornography and strip clubs."

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DCS worker charged with false statements

A Department of Children’s Services employee is charged with making false statements in an abuse case that resulted in children being removed from a home.

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Children removed from families are at highest risk to suicide

Individuals who as children were removed from their biological families are the nation’s highest risk group to suicide. They are four times at risk than the nation’s highest population risk group to suicide; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the Kimberley which is the world’s second highest population risk group to suicide – behind Greenland’s Inuit peoples.

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Child welfare commission reports progress fixing ‘broken’ system

A blue-ribbon commission created to oversee reform of Clark County’s “broken” child welfare system reported Monday that the agencies that work to keep kids safe have made progress, implementing training for various players and streamlining and clarifying court procedures.

Among the major milestones reported by the Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission: a new waiver program allowing money allotted for safety services in foster homes to be used for safety services at family homes in some circumstances. That change alone has allowed nearly 400 kids to stay out of foster homes since July 2015, said welfare experts discussing a nearly 50-page progress report Monday.

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Shutting Down All Orphanages is a Risky Act that Could Leave Thousands of Children in Danger

Last month, J.K. Rowling sent sent out a series of tweets denouncing the practice of volountourism in orphanages, and the support of orphanages in general. It is risky to make broad statements against orphanages, hereafter referred to as children’s centers, that often serve as community hubs where vulnerable children can seek refuge. The reasoning why children’s centers may be necessary cannot be looked at in either black or white, because there are many bad ones out there, we need to eliminate all of them. Wouldn’t it be easy if things worked that way? I believe certain children’s centers have their place in society when they offer protection, shelter, and care to vulnerable children who would otherwise end up on the street, at risk of being trafficked, continue to be abused in all forms, or remain outcast from their communities. By our definition, ‘vulnerable children’ refers to any child that has or is at risk of suffering abuse, being trafficked, abandoned or otherwise in imminent danger due to lack of parental care.

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Relatives blame social workers over death of Kyle Birchall

RELATIVES have blamed social workers for the death of a 17-year-old who was moved 100 miles to live with the neighbour of a father he had never met.

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Child Abuse Background Checks For School Employees Goes To NJ Senate

Public school teachers, bus drivers and camp counselors in New Jersey would have to undergo a child abuse background check if a measure being considered by the state Senate becomes law.

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Note: Always remember, Pedophiles who haven't been caught yet are great at passing Background Checks.

Minister, foster parent sentenced for sexual assault of teen girl


A Suffolk minister who pleaded guilty to 11 sexual assault charges earlier this year will spend 4 1/2 years behind bars. The victim in the case is a 17-year-old girl.

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Child care worker arrested on charges of continued sexual abuse of children

A Bexar County man was arrested for continuous sexual assault of children, all while working for a children's care center.

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Drugging Our Kids: Legislators call on Governor Brown to sign bills to protect foster youth

Foster youth advocates and Bay Area legislators on Monday told a panel of state officials that the alarming conclusions of a recent state audit highlighting California’s weak oversight of psychiatric drugs for foster kids could be solved if Gov. Jerry Brown signs three pieces of key legislation into law this week.

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California Foster Youth Score Well Below Peers on Standardized Tests

According to newly available data released last week, California’s foster youth are lagging far behind other public school students when it comes to test scores.

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CHILD CUSTODY AND THE MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER

Armed service members, including unmarried parents and those who have spouses in the military, must prepare a “family care plan” prior to deployment to ensure the welfare of their family members. Failure to have a valid family plan can result in disciplinary action against the soldier and also prevent deployment.

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Girl, 14, choked to death on McDonald’s food after her foster carers left it on the floor of their car

A deputy state coroner has decided there will be no inquest into the death of a 14-year-old girl that had choked to death on McDonald's while with her carer.

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Queensland foster care 'not in crisis' says Minister, Government urged to avoid 'piecemeal' reform

Queensland's Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman says child protection groups do not want her to quit over the foster care implications from the Tiahleigh Palmer murder case, despite the LNP's call for her resignation.

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Joseph Rosenbaum awaits bond hearing for death of foster child


Joseph Rosenbaum is in the Henry County Jail awaiting a bond hearing after he was arrested Friday afternoon on new charges related to the death of a foster child in his care.

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B.C. ministry to expand Metis commission's role amid high-profile toddler case

British Columbia will expand the role of its Metis representative in the child welfare system, amid criticism of the province’s plan to adopt a Metis toddler to non-aboriginal parents in Ontario.

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Bravehearts founder calls for the reintroduction of institutional care in the wake of Tiahleigh Palmer death

A CHILD protection advocate wants the government to look at reintroducing institutional care for children following the death of Logan schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer.

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Drugging Our Kids: Legislators call on Governor Brown to sign bills to protect foster youth

Foster youth advocates and Bay Area legislators on Monday told a panel of state officials that the alarming conclusions of a recent state audit highlighting California’s weak oversight of psychiatric drugs for foster kids could be solved if Gov. Jerry Brown signs three pieces of key legislation into law this week.

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Former Newington couple accused of locking adoptive children in dog crates


A couple, formerly of Newington, is facing several charges after they turned themselves into police Sunday afternoon.

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Brad Pitt Hoping to See His Kids Soon and Resolve Matters 'Amicably' in Angelina Jolie Divorce

Brad Pitt wishes to resolve his and Angelina Jolie's issues "amicably and privately," a source tells ET.

The 52-year-old actor is also hoping to see the six children he shares with Jolie soon, the source adds. Jolie and the kids are currently living in a rental in Malibu, California, where they've been since news of Jolie and Pitt's split broke last Tuesday.

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