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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Child Deaths in Florida: Require Degrees At DCF

Child Deaths in Florida: Require Degrees At DCF

Our children, the most vulnerable among us, deserve to be looked after by educated, qualified Florida Department of Children and Families' investigators who understand the complexities of family dynamics and can take action quickly when needed.

3-year-old Putnam County boy killed in hit-and-run; DCF joins in case

3-year-old Putnam County boy killed in hit-and-run; DCF joins in case

Authorities have identified a 3-year-old Putnam County boy killed in a hit-and-run Tuesday night and are questioning several people to determine who was driving the vehicle involved.

Note: My heart goes out to this family.  The article continues...

The Florida Department of Children and Families almost immediately began an investigation to determine whether there was any neglect involved in the child’s ability to get out of the house, said agency spokesman John Harrell.

Note 2: And I love this next line...

“What we need to find out is what was happening at the time of this incident and how the child was being watched,” Harrell said. “We’re certainly going to be sensitive to the poor family.”

Note 3: Sensitivity from a babystealer during a state sponsored anal probe?  Bullshit!  I can't even imagine how that would work.  And what if they do determine neglect was involved?  Are the police going to be just as "sensitive" when they turn it over to them?

Gov. Deval Patrick stands behind Olga Roche, says DCF needs more resources

Gov. Deval Patrick stands behind Olga Roche, says DCF needs more resources

Gov. Deval Patrick is still backing embattled DCF chief Olga Roche in the wake of the grim discovery of long-missing 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver’s body on the side of Interstate 190.


5 top employees fired from AZ's child welfare agency

5 top employees fired from AZ's child welfare agency

Note: Great start.  Now they should fire the rest of them.

Director Charles Flanagan said these workers were responsible for the internal process that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations.
Oh, first it was 5 now it's 6...

Trial set for caseworker in child deaths

Trial set for caseworker in child deaths

A former caseworker accused of record tampering, which may have contributed to the beating deaths of two children, has a May 5 trial date in Christian Circuit Court.

Senator Calls for Haley to Fire DSS Director

Senator Calls for Haley to Fire DSS Director

A state senator wants Governor Nikki Haley to remove Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller from her job with the agency.

If anybody needs sex toys contact Andrea Hagen a Children's Caseworker at Holy Cross Children's Services in Grand Rapids Michigan

It takes a special kind of person to steal and sell other people's kids, such as your Pure Romance Consultant and Foster Care Social Worker Andrea Hagen from PrettyPinkToys.com and Holy Cross Children's Services in Grand Rapids Michigan.




On the Holy Cross Facebook Page, she left a comment...


Which linked to her own Facebook page...


which ends in the same number as her Yahoo Email...


I'm not sure what it is about the number 329 that she likes so much, but it's like a calling card.  

I did contact Holy Cross Children's Services in Grand Rapids Michigan at # 616-551-1605 and the receptionist graciously gave me her work cell number 231-942-9662 but told me that "what Andrea does on her personal time is her own business" and refused further comment.

Andrea (right) with her girlfriend who apparently
broke her nose during a domestic violence incident.
I personally think that child stealers should be held to a higher standard in both their professional and personal lives, especially when their Facebook page claims "Healing children and families to meet the social, emotional, educational and spiritual needs." but Low Life's come in all shapes, sizes and sexual orientations I guess.

LA County leaders disagree on how to proceed with foster care reform

LA County leaders disagree on how to proceed with foster care reform

A blue ribbon commission report on the ills of L.A. County's foster care system received a mixed reception at the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, as members signaled widely different views on a path towards reform.

LA County child welfare system 'in crisis,' commission says

LA County child welfare system 'in crisis,' commission says

Los Angeles County's child welfare program is being called a "system in crisis." A commission spent eight months evaluating the Department of Children and Family Services following the death of a young boy. The commission is calling for a major overhaul.

Alberta changes rules on child foster deaths

Alberta changes rules on child foster deaths

The Alberta government introduced changes Tuesday to allow the publication of names and photos of children who die in government care.

DCF Still Failing Imprisoned Teen

DCF Still Failing Imprisoned Teen

Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, has called on the people of Connecticut to demand answers from Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz regarding the imprisonment of a 16-year-old child who has been in the DCF system for 12 years [April 19, op-ed, "State Must Answer For Imprisoning 16-Year-Old"].

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New study examines disparities in Medicaid spending on children in the welfare system

New study examines disparities in Medicaid spending on children in the welfare system

In the new health-care climate of the federal Affordable Care Act and efforts to expand Medicaid to accommodate more individuals and children, the need to closely examine ways to best use government funding is becoming increasingly evident.

Legislative Briefs: House OKs appropriation for external review of CPS

Legislative Briefs: House OKs appropriation for external review of CPS

The House gave final approval Monday to legislation to require an external review of how Arizona has been handling its child protective services.

Some DCF workers protest 'unsafe caseloads'

Some DCF workers protest 'unsafe caseloads'

Some employees of the Department of Children and Families are taking to the streets this week to protest growing caseloads.

Father wins damages after social worker falsely accused him of abusing daughter

Father wins damages after social worker falsely accused him of abusing daughter

A father was arrested and banned from seeing his six-year-old daughter after a social workers falsely accused him of child abuse

OC Public Schools, Sheriff's Office, DCF knew of teacher's alleged misconduct

OC Public Schools, Sheriff's Office, DCF knew of teacher's alleged misconduct

Officials from Orange County Public Schools, the Department of Children and Families and the Orange County Sheriff's Office knew of Jennifer Fichter's alleged misconduct, but state education officials were not notified, allowing Fichter to teach in Polk County.

Why High School Foster Teens Slip Through The Cracks After Graduation

Why High School Foster Teens Slip Through The Cracks After Graduation

Its prom time. Soon it will be time to graduate. But it's not a time foster students aging out of the system look forward to.

Child dies while under foster care in Yonkers

Child dies while under foster care in Yonkers

A 2-year-old boy has died while under the care of a foster family in Yonkers.

Proposed DCF overhaul creating problems

Proposed DCF overhaul creating problems

Advocates for abused and neglected children are raising red flags over pending legislation that drastically expands the number of child abuse investigators. The problem -- lack of funding once the state knows who is being abused or neglected.

Note: It's all a matter of perception.  Make's the stupid think that they're addressing the issues.  And the Republican's will call these services "welfare" and vote them down anyway.

Here to Help: Caseworkers say taking children is ‘last resort’

Here to Help: Caseworkers say taking children is ‘last resort’

Child abuse caseworkers often encounter the misconception that they are out to take children away from parents.

That simply is not true, they say. Child Protective Services doesn’t want to take children. But if an investigation uncovers child abuse, then CPS will do what is in the best interest of the child and the family.

Note: Baby stealing liars is what they are.  Don't let them fool you.

Advocates not happy with rewrite of Florida child welfare laws

Advocates not happy with rewrite of Florida child welfare laws

Children's advocates on Monday showed the first sign that they may not be backing the House's sweeping rewrite of the state's child welfare laws, saying the proposal may produce only superficial reforms and may not result in substantial changes that protect children.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Online Plea Helps Find Birth Mom





Adopted 19-year-old finds birth mother with help from social media.

Connecticut imprisonment of transgender teen ‘unconstitutional,’ lawyer says

Connecticut imprisonment of transgender teen ‘unconstitutional,’ lawyer says

Is it a violation of a 16-year-old’s rights to place her in a prison with adult inmates even though she has not been charged with any crime?

Minnesota counties 'screen out' most child abuse reports

Minnesota counties 'screen out' most child abuse reports

Note: Now watch all the idiots go off on this like they did in Arizona.

Minnesota’s counties received nearly 68,000 reports of child abuse or neglect last year but closed most of those cases without investigation or assessment.

Heartbroken dad: Jail DCF officials

Heartbroken dad: Jail DCF officials

The heartbroken father of Jeremiah Oliver — found dead on a highway Friday seven months after his disappearance — told the Herald yesterday he doesn’t just want to see Department of Children and Families officials fired, he thinks they deserve prison time for their failure to manage his son’s case.

Note: The news feeds are filling up with this one, so I will update this post instead of flooding you with the same story.


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