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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New York to pay $3M to family of disabled boy molested by staffer at group home which perv called ‘a predator’s dream’

New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."

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Confessions of a Caseworker: We Remove Kids to Protect Ourselves

It’s hard to imagine many jobs more difficult than that of a caseworker for a child protective services agency. The hours are long, the pay is low, the stress is high and the stakes can be, literally, life and death. Most workers have the best of intentions.

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Bill would increase financial help to families who adopt relatives

A newly proposed Texas law aims to help keep foster care children with their relatives, by providing their families more financial support.

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Third member resigns from Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

Glenn Houston resigned from the panel when he was asked by Lady Smith to consider stepping down from the new roles.

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2 school administrators charged with failing to report suspected child abuse

Tuesday’s charges involve allegations about a former teacher at Prairie View High School in La Cygne. That teacher is accused of having sex with a student. Authorities said there are indications that administrators did not report earlier suspicions.

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Clinginess could be sign of child abuse, says watchdog

Teachers, social workers and police officers should consider the possibility of abuse if they come across an “excessively clingy” child, according to new guidance.

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Florida child protection investigator arrested for lying in possible sex abuse case

A former child protection detective in Florida was arrested for lying in an ongoing investigation involving the possible sexual assault of a child, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Children and Families confirmed Monday.

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Parents of rescued toddler upset, confused after son taken into custody

There are so many questions about how a Northeast Portland toddler disappeared from his home over the weekend that the Department of Human Services is now investigating.

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False report case resurfaces, highlights effect on children

A Westville woman appeared in court last week for violation of probation - but it was her original charges from 2014 that highlighted an issue faced by Florida's historically understaffed and underfunded child services programs.

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Florida child welfare investigator booked on drug charges



Florida authorities have booked a child protective investigator they say was dealing heroin and cocaine.

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The temper police: Parents may be investigated by social services if their kids throw 'intense' tantrums at school

Parents of children who throw temper tantrums in class should be considered potential abusers or guilty of neglect, according to new official guidance.

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Foster mom was never supposed to have young children, fatality inquiry hears

Foster mom Lily Choy was never supposed to end up with a child under the age of five in her care, an Edmonton fatality inquiry heard Tuesday.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

System-Suckology: The High Profile Child Abuse Case and the Simple Minded Sheep

This is an extremely important article that I just came across.  One that almost accurately describes the heard like behavior of the idiot sheep simple minded normal people who watch too much TV News which is currently fixated on on a small number of high profile child abuse cases around the New York City area.
The average caseload was 9.2 per worker earlier this year, below the target of 12 at the city's Administration for Children's Services, according to the Daily News of New York (http://nydn.us/2ll2Y2x ). But after Zymere Perkins' death in September, (a high profile child abuse case) it rose to more than 13.8, largely because of an increase in calls of suspected abuse and neglect. The agency hired 600 new caseworkers last year, but child welfare workers told the newspaper that many are leaving because the job is overwhelming and stressful. 
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You see folks, the normal people get their whole education about child welfare from watching TV or reading sensational news stories in the local papers. When the Local News Media takes off with such horrific stories, the normal people tend to have their hearts and minds moved in such a way that they start seeing potential cases of child abuse everywhere.  They become so concerned for the well being of other peoples children that they pick up the phone and call without hesitation.

It's an interesting phenomenon really.  These simple minded normal people become psychologically conditioned to to think of only such horrific cases of child abuse so that when they hear the words "child abuse or neglect" sickening images of only the worst of the worst cases pops into their heads.  Differences in severity, such as the difference between a minor spanking and a sicko who rapes and beats an infant to within an inch of her life become totally non existent to them.  All parents become monsters.  Therefore, oh my god every kid is going to die so everybody needs to call CPS right away.
"We recognize that caseloads rise temporarily following high-profile cases, and averages fluctuate at various times throughout the year, which is why our continued focus remains building on the 600 workers we've recently hired," acting Commissioner Eric Brettschneider said.
It is right that society be disgusted by severe child abuse cases.  We wouldn't be civilized if we allowed these cases to go unpunished.  That said, it is a shame that when it does happen, the number of unwarranted calls to the hotline increase drastically.  As a consequence, Social Workers end up chasing shadows and burying themselves in the paperwork it comes with, while the real child abuse cases just slip through the cracks.

Another consequence is that CPS becomes, perceptually speaking, an utter mess in need of tons of money to hire more workers and provide more training, and bla bla bla and this and that, ie. "600 newly hired workers."  The states legislature typically falls for it and pumps more money into the system to "fix" it.  Therefore CPS is able to use the high profile child abuse case as a growth opportunity when it should be an opportunity to throw them all out and start over.  In fact, the simple minded normal people mentioned above will demand it of them.  

These people who become so quick to call the Child Abuse Hotline following high profile child abuse cases are a major part of the problem that doesn't get nearly enough credit.  Sadly, most of them don't know any better because until you experience a CPS worker crawling up your ass, it is impossible for you to see the light.

I could go on about this subject for hours.  I'm just not going to as I've already given you enough to chew on.

Peace Love and Flowers
LK

Florida child welfare investigator wanted on drug charges

Florida authorities are looking for a child protective investigator they say was dealing heroin and cocaine.

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State Sen. wants parents to have access to investigations into school police

Laura Gutierrez has been trying to get public records from Albuquerque Public Schools for more than a year. In 2014 a school law enforcement officer allegedly used force against her autistic son.

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CPS takes big step toward goal of hiring 828 new staff members

The state’s Child Protective Services Division may finally be getting a leg up on tackling huge caseloads, according to the agency’s commissioner. Hank Whitman told the House Human Services Committee Monday the agency is hiring more child protective case workers than ever this year.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Ninja kids jump out of van to escape social workers

If there’s a will, then there’s a way out.

Street children were caught on cam as they skillfully fled from a rescue van in Quiapo, Manila. The kids were gathered by a social worker, and were supposed to be brought to the main office of the Manila Social Welfare and Development (MSWD).

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News Line Report Child of Abuse By Foster Mother In Kogi State



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Kids in Cuffs: Why Handcuff an 8-Year-Old Student With a Disability?

School isn't usually tough for Kalyb Wiley-Primm, a smart, soft-spoken kid who likes science and robotics.

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Tiahleigh Palmer death prompts Queensland Government to improve child safety measures

The Queensland Government has pledged $6 million to improve information sharing between agencies when a child goes missing, and promised to set up a register of home-based childcare services.

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Priscilla Presley confirms that she is taking care of Lisa Marie's twins amid messy custody battle

Priscilla Presley has broken her silence to thank fans in the midst of daughter Lisa Marie's messy custody battle for eight-year-old daughters Finley and Harper.

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Embattled NYC Children's Services agency caseloads sharply rising following Zymere Perkins death

Last fall, the city’s child welfare agency came under heavy fire for failing to intervene before 6-year-old Zymere Perkins was beaten to death in a squalid Harlem apartment caseworkers had visited many times.

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Europe issues ‘serious warning’ to Norway over child welfare service

The Norwegian Child Welfare Service (Barnevernet) has long been accùsed of overreach in its efforts to protect children from potentially abùsive sitùations.

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Former ACS head didn’t enforce safety program for caseworkers

Mayor de Blasio’s child-welfare commissioner turned her back on a safety program that was a key reform adopted in the wake of the infamous 2006 beating death of little Nixzmary Brown, The Post has learned.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lawsuit highlights problems with Transylvania Child Protective Services

Transylvania County is embroiled in a lawsuit with a former Department of Social Services supervisor whose alleged activities raise doubts about how the county’s child protective services division handled cases under her watch.

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