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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.

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