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Thursday, September 29, 2016

African-Canadians unfairly treated by Ontario's child-welfare system: report

Ontario’s African-Canadian community has come up with a list of recommendations to improve a child-welfare system they say is systematically racist, lacks compassion and does not take into account African-Canadian culture and parenting styles.

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After Winning Job Back, DCF Youth Worker Waits To Learn Fate

At the Connecticut Juvenile Training School, where the tension is palpable, Re'Sean DuPree was known as a go-to guy among his fellow youth services officers, the men and women who watch over the young offenders during their every waking moment inside the sprawling detention center.

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Métis foster parents lose court fight to keep toddler, vow to keep fighting

Métis foster parents fighting to keep a nearly three-year-old Métis child they've raised since birth have lost what could be their final battle in B.C. Supreme Court, CBC News has learned.

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Rise in English foster care for refugee children prompts call for govt action

The number of lone refugee children in English foster homes rose by 50 percent in the past year, data showed on Thursday, prompting the U.N. children's agency to urge the UK to do more to help "unprecedented" numbers of children fleeing conflict.

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Half a million U.S.-born kids live in Mexico with deported parents, trying to assimilate

In the last seven years, approximately 4.2 million Mexicans have returned to their home country from the U.S. with an order of deportation, according to the Department of National Security.

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Yale study finds implicit racial bias in preschool teachers

Suspensions and expulsions at American preschools are doled out disproportionately to black students, boys, and especially black boys – a phenomenon that could be due, in part, to implicit racial biases on the part of their teachers, according to a Yale University study released this week.

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The day I age out of foster care

A three-part series profiling the journeys of Mykell and Corey as they “age out” of Washington State’s extended foster-care system.

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Norfolk county council criticised for treatment of foster carers

Norfolk County Council has been criticised for the way it treated foster carers and some of the children they were looking after.

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Average ACS worker investigates more cases now than in 2012, despite Mayor de Blasio's promise to increase staff

As the city scrambles to explain the series of events that led to the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins, records show child protective workers’ caseloads are on the rise.

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Child abuse inquiry in turmoil after lawyer suspended

The national inquiry into child abuse has descended into disarray after its most senior lawyer was suspended from duty.

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Sixties Scoop survivors say birth records 'mysteriously' lost or destroyed

When Lori Ann O'Cheek went to search for her birth records, she was told her files burned in a fire. When Carla Williams asked a different agency for her birth records, she too was told they burned in a fire. Likewise Trevor Bass. Likewise Jessica Sear.

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Reconnecting with family after ‘Sixties Scoop’

Even though he was only four years old at the time, Gordon August can clearly remember the day he was taken from his family at Sechelt Nation.

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Lawyers Representing Oregon Foster Children Sue DHS

Attorneys who represent two Oregon foster children are suing the Department of Human Services. The lawyers say DHS violates state and federal law by housing some children in hotels and offices.

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Norway: “Child welfare” agency destroys thousands of families every year…

While it is still available online, you should not miss out on this report by the German/French TV chain ArteTV on Norway’s controversial “Barnevernet“, a government agency that every year destroys thousands of families, taking children away from their parents on the basis of the flimsiest accusations.


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Man charged for alleged false child abuse hotline report

A Lake Luzerne man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly making a false child abuse hotline report about a person with whom he had an online argument, police said.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Man threatened to blow up Oakland County Courthouse and later kill judge



An Oakland County man has been arrested on terrorism charges, after making threats to blow up the Oakland County courthouse and assassinate circuit court judge Lisa Gorcyca, the 7 Action News Investigators learned exclusively.

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Foster care is not good for children

Last week the Department for Children and Families dealt with the controversy of a negative audit of the foster care services provided through the state. The report, released by the Legislature’s post-audit team, found many areas of concern regarding the safety of children in foster care in Kansas.


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Federal judge OKs improvement plan for Illinois child agency

A federal judge has approved an improvement plan for Illinois' child welfare agency that includes reforms for helping children with psychological, emotional and behavioral problems.

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CUPE says Peel children’s aid has no interest in ending strike prolonged with high-paid scabs

The union representing hundreds of children’s aid workers in Peel is accusing the local agency of trying to prolong the current strike by offering “strikebreakers” lucrative compensation and making no effort to rekindle contract talks.

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Foster father granted bond in death of little Laila

A Henry County man charged with beating and killing a 2-year-old foster child in his care was granted bond Wednesday, angering the girl’s family who wanted him to remain in jail.

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Whistleblower in South East foster home abuse case to sue HSE.

A whistleblower in the Grace foster home abuse case in the South East has initiated High Court proceedings against the HSE.The Irish Independent reports that the case is being taken by a social worker, one of three people who made protected disclosures raising serious questions about the care of a young intellectually disabled woman.The woman, known as Grace, was left in a foster home in the South East for 17 years after health officials were first informed of allegations of physical and sexual abuse there.The proceedings are the second legal action against the HSE in connection with the Grace case.

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Inside Angelina Jolie's Plot to 'Destroy' Brad Pitt in Divorce, Custody Battle

In the 72 hours after Brad Pitt’s wife of two years, Angelina Jolie, blindsided him by filing for divorce September 19, newspapers and gossip blogs rushed to paint him as an angry, unfaithful villain. The person allegedly behind the reports: his wife. People in Jolie's inner circle “are running a smear campaign,” a source claims in the new issue of Us Weekly. The insider adds that the negative press reports are an attempt to discredit the 52-year-old War Machine star. Find out more in the video above, and read the details below.

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Indigenous children for sale: The money behind the Sixties Scoop

Marlene Orgeron recalls the day her adoptive Louisiana parents told her they bought her for $30,000. Her brothers, they told Marlene, were "freebies."


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Mother has 20-year struggle with Children's Aid Society

Lucy* was only nine years old when she was first raped by her father and her uncle. It was an abuse she endured for years before her mother finally intervened – a intervention that likely was only sparked because she delivered a child.

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A toddler was abused since birth, and officials ignored it, a lawsuit claims. Now she is dead.

When 2-year-old Glenara Bates died, she was 13 pounds - a weight more typical for a 3-month-old.

The day she was killed, prosecutors say her father swung her and slammed her against a door. She cried . . . and then silence.

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