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Monday, August 29, 2016

Girl X case: minister asks royal commission to examine alleged foster care abuse

The New South Wales government has asked the child sex abuse royal commission to look into events at a Sydney foster care refuge centre where a teenage girl was allegedly repeatedly raped in 2012.

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Stories never before told from the Orphan Train

For the 19th-century social reformers of the Children's Aid Society of Pennsylvania, the solution often lay outside Philadelphia, in the homes of benevolent strangers.

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Yes Of Course They're Lying To Us About US Child Poverty - Why Do You Bother To Ask?

We often hear stories about how child poverty is really out of control in the United States. How it’s worse than many other if not most countries and so on. Even that the child poverty rate is 20 or 25% of all children. None of these things are actually true. What is true is that the US is a richer country than most others and also a more unequal country than most others. If we measure poverty by inequality then we’ll find that the US does badly in such a comparison. If we measure by actual standards of living then the US will do quite well. Similarly, if we measure US poverty before the things we do to alleviate poverty, as that 20-25% figure does, then the place will do badly. But then so will everywhere else, for they measure after the effects of the tax and benefits systems. And once we do that then the US child poverty rate falls to perhaps 2 or 3%. Pretty good for government work really.

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Child in foster care has "serious anxiety" and worries about his mother's welfare

MORE SUPPORTS ARE needed for a child in foster care who is concerned about the welfare of his mother.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Woman arrested after allegedly abusing foster child

A Monongalia County woman was arrested after police say she hit a foster child under her care.

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Foster Mother Cages Fouryears- Old Girl For Five Months

For allegedly being ‘possessed,’ a toddler, Precious Michael, was banished to a solitary confinement in a cage for about five months by her foster mother, Mrs. Mary Matthew. Precious was fed like a dog and made to defecate in a corner of the cage.

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Morgantown foster care provider charged with felony abuse

A foster parent faces felony abuse charges. A West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children unit investigation led to the arrest of a Morgantown woman.

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S.I. foster teen death blamed on alleged ACS neglect

A 14-year-old Staten Island girl was among eight children who died recently in New York City as a result of what some allege was oversight and neglect by the city's Administration for Children's Services (ACS), according to a report in the New York Post.

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Michigan foster parent arraigned on criminal sexual conduct charges

A 61-year-old licensed foster parent is facing criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a minor, according to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office.

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Lawmakers can and should bring Mississippi foster care out of dark

We were hoping the Sun Herald series Fostering Secrets, an investigation that exposed serious flaws in the Mississippi child protection system, would tug at the hearts of state officials who read it the way it had tugged at ours.

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Soaring number of children being taken into care for abusing and beating up parents

At least 62 children – one aged just 10 – were removed from home for abusing or beating up their Mums and Dad in a year.

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Kentucky's new juvenile justice chief oversaw the biggest mass child stealing in US History

The man chosen by Gov. Matt Bevin's administration to run the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice is a retired Texas official who oversaw a 2008 raid on a polygamist sect, resulting in more than 400 children being seized by his agency.

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With foster care shortage, teen held in juvenile detention in Deschutes County

Oregon’s shortage of families willing to accept children who are in need of homes has led to a troubling reality: Not only is the state putting children in hotel rooms and state offices because homes are scarce, juvenile detention is an option, too.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Charges against DCF protester Raymond Schwab dismissed

A Topeka Municipal Judge Thursday dismissed charges against Raymond Schwab, the man who for weeks this spring camped on the steps of the Kansas Statehouse in an attempt to retrieve his children from state custody.

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'I Was So Broken': 14 Years In Oregon's Foster Care System

As a single mom, Mia Storm’s life revolves around her daughter, Lily, 3. Storm does everything she can to give Lily a stable life filled with love – something she missed out on as a child.

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Child-welfare bill in Congress would put more kids at risk

Tragic stories about abused and neglected children hit the headlines nearly every day throughout our country. When we hear accounts of kids sleeping in office buildings because state workers have nowhere to send them, it not only breaks our hearts; it prompts us to demand changes to our nation's child-welfare system and re-examine the options for kids in dire situations.


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Dayton pastor accused of murder in death of foster son, 2

Torace D. Weaver, a Dayton pastor accused of murder, was 2-year-old Stanley Thomas’s foster father but he and his wife had not adopted the boy, Kevin Lavoie, spokesman with Montgomery County Children Services, has confirmed.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

‘I started child protection during the ‘Baby P’ media storm – the shockwaves are still felt’

When my workload is intense, I have a recurring dream where I have missed a child on my caseload and not visited. I wake up in a pool of sweat, heart thumping only to realise that the child in my dream does not exist.

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Man who fostered at-risk children, charged for sexual abuse

He's supposed to be an advocate for vulnerable kids, serving on the Macomb County Adoption Board and fostering children in his home for years.

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Pasco child protection investigator accused of falsifying drug test results


A Pasco sheriff's child protection investigator was arrested on Wednesday, accused of falsifying the results of drug tests for people she was investigating.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Foster care privacy breaches span more than a decade

Victoria's child-protection agency has been breaching the privacy of traumatised children and foster carers across the state for more than a decade and quietly paying them off or upgrading security at their homes if they find out about it.


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Building An Empire On Foster Care

For-profit foster care agencies seek to maximize income and reduce expenses, like any other business.

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Number of Texas children in foster care at all time high

The number of children in the state’s foster care system is at an all-time high. At least 30,000 children and teens across the state need permanent or temporary homes.

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Jury told to resist ‘hysteria’ over child abuse

A JURY has been urged not to buy into the “atmosphere of hysteria” surrounding institutional child abuse as they deliberate the fate of a school teacher accused of inappropriately massaging students at an elite private school.


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Agency hopes 'intense therapeutic services' will help troubled child

A Manitoba child welfare agency hopes a new placement will help turn around the life of a troubled boy with a violent past.

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