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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Foster carer charged with sexual assault of 6-year-old

A 60-year-old man from Stake Hill will appear before the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Monday, charged with child sex offences.

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$1M bond for foster father accused in child’s death

Torace Weaver pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday where his bond was set at $1 million.

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Inquiry on foster care summons one Pulaski County judge; placing children with kin at issue

Lawmakers on Tuesday subpoenaed a Pulaski County juvenile court judge to answer questions about her reported refusal to give priority to relatives in the placement of children who are in state custody.

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Trail of L.A. social workers alerted to plight of 11-year-old found dead in closet

In order to understand the heartbreaking death of 11-year-old Yonatan Daniel Aguilar, it’s important to go back well before his death and even his birth, when not one but six reports about his family were made to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) between 2002 to 2012.

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Woman Is Reunited With Biological Mother Nearly 50 Years After Being Given Up For Adoption

Nearly 50 years after she was given up for adoption, this Ohio woman and her biological mother have met for the first time in a tearful reunion.


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Half of Texas Child Protective Services' 10 regional directors are fired or retire

Half of the 10 people who run Texas Child Protective Services' regional offices have been fired or have retired, an agency spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

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U.S.: Gay Couples in New York Can Now Seek Parental Rights For Nonbiological Kids

New York’s highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or adoptive parent.

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Girl X suffered worst treatment: inquest

Criminals, drug addicts and predatory carers subjected a teenage girl, who was allegedly sexually abused in NSW homes and overdosed on a fatal drug cocktail, to some of the worst treatment an experienced case worker had ever seen.

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Hawaii School Aide Said He Saw Abuse, Then He Got Fired

On his first day of a new assignment at Kaimuki Middle School, Aaron Hess said, he witnessed a disturbing scene: an educational assistant pouring iced coffee over the head of a student.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Social workers are still "scooping" children

It is good to hear that the victims of “the 1960s Scoop” — the  20-year-period starting in the 1960s in which Aboriginal children were taken from their families and placed with non-aboriginal families — will finally be having their day in court.

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Pregnant Mom Tests Positive For Meth Due To Mix-Up

A woman accused of being high on meth while in labor is speaking out.

Moments after Natalie Rossman gave birth to her baby son, a nurse came into her hospital room and informed her that Child Protective Services would be taking her child away.

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ANOTHER KIDNAPPING BY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE (VENTURA COUNTY)

Mariyah D. Sims, from Oxnard, California is a 4-year-old girl, very friendly and full of life has been residing with her grandmother Patricia Macias since 2014. Mariyah loves to dance, sing, color, and spend time with her family. Her mother Janae Lopez is currently in Ventura County Jail facing up to 15 years in prison and her father (Patricia’s son) Keith Sims Jr., recently was diagnosed with a mental health condition. 

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Experts expect Children’s Services to investigate Weiner


A Huma Abedin versus Anthony Weiner divorce has all the makings to become the custody battle of the century, experts say — and could even involve child welfare investigators.

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Lawmakers lash Texas CPS for not offering big solutions to caseworker turnover, foster-care bed shortages

Texas Child Protective Services leaders aren't offering solutions to a growing child welfare crisis in the state, House lawmakers complained Monday.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Two women attacked by 15-year-old foster child in Va., arrest made

Two women were victims of an attack by a 15-year-old child who is reportedly in foster care last Friday, according to the Stafford County PIO Margaret Morris Moncure.

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New program to reduce number of Arizona children in group homes, shelters

A project called “Fostering Sustainable Connections” from The Arizona Department of Child Safety has the goal of reconnecting children in foster homes with people the child used to know, including family members.

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A community reacts after church pastor is accused of killing toddler

A Dayton pastor accused of killing a toddler is behind bars. Torace Weaver was the 2-year-old boy’s foster parent.

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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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